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Hastings City Council revisits weapons ordinance

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - After several weeks of work, the Hastings City Council will decide on a new gun law for the city on Monday. Staffers have drafted an ordinance which re-works a proposal that was tabled in January.


Jensen, Caldwell named to Nebraska State Fair Board

Former Grand Island Mayor Jeremy Jensen and Dawn Caldwell, head of governmental affairs for the Aurora Co-op, are new members of the Nebraska State Fair Board. Both were appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.


Nebraska man faces two counts of first-degree murder after Thursday shootings in Holdrege

A 45-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of two men in Holdrege, Nebraska. Deputy Phelps County Attorney Natalie Nelsen on Friday announced the charges against Manuel Gomez of Holdrege. Gomez was arrested Thursday after the shoo


Photos: Blizzard takes aim at eastern Nebraska

Roads, sidewalks very slick after Friday drizzle; winter weather advisory in effect until noon. In midtown Omaha, main roads were wet but drivable. Side roads were icy.


Nebraska lawmaker compares American flag to Nazi swastika: ‘It’s a rag!’

State Sen. Ernie Chambers (I) compared the American flag to the Nazi swastika Tuesday night while on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature, according to the Washington Examiner.


Central Nebraska in will see a wintry mix this weekend

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Friday will begin with some periods of light to moderate snowfall. The best chance of additional accumulating snow of 1 to 3 inches will be to the west and especially north of the Tri-Cities. Meanwhile, the total around the Tri-Cities should be around an inch or less.


Slip-sliding away into the weekend

Freezing drizzle, ice, and blowing snow figure to make for a messy winter weather mix beginning late Friday afternoon locally, with the majority of snow expected to arrive sometime around the noon hour Saturday and continue into evening hours, the National Weather Service said during a phone-in webi


David Rogers, one of the victims of the Holdrege shootings, was a 'jack-of-all-trades' who was 'always helping people'

KEARNEY — Known by many in Holdrege as “Squiggy,” David Rogers would do anything for virtually anyone, his family told the Hub. “He was a jack-of-all-trades, always busy and helping people,” said his daughter Stephanie Miller, 31, of Scottsbluff.


Tri-city parking bans in effect for this weekend's snowstorm

HASTINGS, Neb (KSNB) City officials in Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney have instituted snow emergencies and parking restrictions for this weekend's storm. In Hastings the snow emergency goes into effect Saturday at noon and will remain in effect indefinitely.


Howling winds, heavy snow in Nebraska, Iowa forecasts

Omaha, Neb. — Howling winds and heavy snow are forecast for much of Nebraska and Iowa this weekend. The National Weather Service says a rain later Friday could precede freezing rain and ice accumulations before the snow arrives in abundance on Saturday.


ESU 9 seeking new administrator

The Educational Service Unit No. 9 in Hastings is searching for a new chief administrator. Administrator Kraig Lofquist shared the news with area school superintendents Thursday and the ESU put the announcement on its social media platforms.


Blizzard warning issued for SW Iowa, SE Nebraska

(Valley) -- The National Weather Service in Valley, Nebraska, has issued a blizzard warning for a large portion of southwest Iowa and southeast Nebraska for Saturday afternoon-Sunday morning.


Interact helps Peru villagers rise above challenges

A humanitarian project tackled by the local Rotary Interact youth club is giving two small villages located in the rainforest of Peru power to rise above their educational challenges.


Timber theft trend spreading into Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - An unusual Midwest crime trend has made its way to Nebraska and Iowa. Thieves are stealing black walnut trees and selling them for profit. Both private and public land is being targeted, especially in rural areas. Nebraska Game and Parks has caught poachers in the metro already.


Nebraska county seeks help in paying $28M judgment

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska lawmaker is looking to help a southeastern county pay a $28 million federal judgment owed to six people wrongfully convicted for a 1985 slaying.


Daily record for Saturday, Feb. 23

Anyone with information about any crime in the state may call the Grand Island-Hall County Crime Stoppers, (308) 381-8822. Callers will remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 will be paid after law enforcement agencies have determined the seriousness of the crime and the usefulness of the inform


County puts 12 projects on to-do list

Adams County looks to complete 12 projects in 2019 with an estimated total cost of $3.18 million. Those projects are part of the county’s one- and six-year road and bridge improvement plan. The Adams County Board of Supervisors voted 7-0 to approve that plan following a public hearing during their r


Hastings looks to bring another solar farm to the Tri-Cities

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Another option for renewable energy could be making its way to Hastings soon, as city officials work to develop a community solar farm. It would be just west of the Hastings Airport on a 1.5 megawatt solar field, and have about 6,000 panels. Derek Zeisler, director of marketin


Monolith investing millions in Nebraska in reinventing the carbon black industry

Carbon black is everywhere. It reinforces the tires on motorists’ cars and colors the ink in writers’ pens. It’s in dark-hued plastic silverware and eyeliner. Cellphone batteries and rubber soles and printer toner contain carbon black, as do many other rubber products and almost anything that’s blac


Council members hash over weapons proposal

Members of the Hastings City Council on Monday reviewed the draft of an ordinance addressing weapons in city weapons and on city property. Council members discussed the latest draft of Ordinance No. 4570 during their February work session.