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Applebee's to close Thursday

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar at 2303 Osborne Drive West, which opened its doorsin May 2012, will conduct its final day of business on Thursday, store manager Jeremy Parrish confirmed Monday.


Hastings Applebee's closing permanently Thursday

HASTINGS, Neb. —The Applebee's location in Hastings will be closing permanently later this week, according to managers.The restaurant is located at 2303 Osborne Dr. West, and a manager told NTV News they will close on Thursday night.An employee who said they were caught off guard by the news said, "


CHI Health will take over Kearney Clinic in July

“I am very pleased that with CHI Heath Clinic we will be able to continue to see and provide medical care to our patients in our current location. This partnership will be beneficial not only for CHI Health, our providers and staff, but also for our patients,” said Dr. Beth Ernst, a primary care phy


Suspect in police shootout no stranger to law enforcement

In 2017, Robledo pled no contest to possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person as part of a plea deal that dismissed carrying a concealed weapon, driving under suspension, speeding and possession of drug paraphernalia charges. He was ordered to two years in prison with credit for 220 days


Additional arrests in kidnapping case

GRAND ISLAND, Neb (KSNB) --Two teenage suspects have been arrested and charged as adults in connection with a kidnapping case earlier in the week in Grand Island.On Monday, Tanner Fenton reported his was robbed, assaulted and kidnapped from his home.Alicen J. Cote, 17, and Fernando Lopez, 16, were a


Hear Grand Island kicks off 2018 season

The bands who played Friday are Cruz Control, Misfire and Universe Contest. Misfire and Universe Contest are both from Lincoln. Cruz Control’s three members met at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and formed in 2014. Cruz Control’s drummer, Cruz Salazar, is from Grand Island.


Two more arrested in kidnapping case

The female will face the same charges levied against Olivia Perez the day before. Perez, 21, was the first person arrested in the crimes against Fenton.


Is Trüronia the next Kool-Aid?

Seen in an April 18, 2018 photo, aronia berries processed in Hastings, Neb. at 202 W 12th St. are used in truronia organic fruit juices. Six Hastings area farmers and their families are looking to reap the benefits of the berry once relied upon by Native Americans for medicinal purposes that has rec


Noteworthy ... for Sunday, June 10

John Urbanski, a Grand Island native who has been a teacher at Morton Middle School in Omaha for 17 years, was recently awarded the Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award. Urbanski has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He received a $10,000 gift with the award, a


One suspect arrested in kidnapping case in Grand Island

An arrest has been made after Grand Island police say aman was found beaten near the intersection of North Road and Husker Highway.Olivia Perez, 21, was arrested for burglary, robbery, and kidnapping.Captain Duering with the Grand Island Police Department says Perez should appear in court on Wednesd


People in Business for Sunday, June 10

Walker attended Mid Plains Community College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an architecture major before receiving a bachelor’s degree in English literature. He has worked within the construction industry for more than 28 years and has provided a variety of services, from maintenance, pro


Youth notes for Sunday, June 10

Sierra Voglewede, who will be a junior this fall at Grand Island Senior High, has been selected to represent Grand Island as a national youth correspondent to the 2018 Washington Journalism and Media Conference set for July 8 through 13 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.


Amber Alert suspect caught after chase through area

Troopers took the female driver, Donetta Phipps, 46, of Thornton, Colorado, into custody and were able to safely locate the missing child, Kyley Phipps, inside the vehicle.


Hastings man to face arraignment in burglary case

Hastings, NE. (KSNB)A Hastings man who faces five felony and three misdemeanor charges related to a south-central Nebraska burglary operation will be arraigned Monday in Adams county.Dustan Hallows, 24, is charged with two counts of felony theft, two counts of felony burglary and three misdemeanor c


Arrest made in Monday assault and kidnapping

Olivia Perez, 21, was charged Wednesday in Hall County Court with burglary, robbery and kidnapping. All three crimes are felonies.


Daily record for Friday, June 8

— Shelby M. Romine, 26, Hastings, was charged with first-offense criminal impersonation and procuring or selling alcohol to a minor or incompetent, both on Wednesday. Preliminary hearing set for 2 p.m. July 24.


Nebraska Baseball Academy stopped in Grand Island

“It’s awesome to be able to get some of the players and ex-players in front of the kids, so it’s good for the players and it’s good for the kids,” Ledbetter said. “We love visiting all of the towns.”


Concrete, sewer work causes Grand Island lane closures

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. —Multiple projects are causing lane and street closures across the Grand Island area, according to city officials.The right lane of Capital Avenue eastbound between Highway 281 and Webb Road is undergoing concrete repair, which is expected to be complete on June 13.Work from the N


State Ed Board revokes license of ex-Grand Island substitute teacher after alleged relationship with former student

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — The teaching license of a former Grand Island Public Schools substitute teacher has been permanently revoked by the Nebraska State Board of Education after he allegedly engaged in a relationship with a high school student.The board voted May 4 to permanently revoke the teaching


Church note: Mobile food pantry scheduled for Saturday

Food Bank for the Heartland is partnering with Trinity United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Grand Island Senior High ROTC and other members of the Grand Island community to host a free mobile food pantry Saturday in Grand Island.