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Holdrege's new inclusive playground started with an idea that a group and city made sure became reality

HOLDREGE - In order for 5-year-old Evelynn Hazlett to get the true enjoyment of going to the park, her family had to drive from their home in Holdrege to the Leafie May Inclusive Playground at Harmon Park in Kearney. Evelynn, the daughter of Jamie and Donn Hazlett, has Kleefstra syndrome, a genetic

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-23 05:15:00

Nebraska health office warns of possible rabies exposure

HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) - Officials in south-central Nebraska are issuing a warning about possible rabies exposure at a little league football game last weekend. The Two Rivers Public Health Department in Holdrege says a bat that was in the area during the event in Cozad on Sunday has tested positive fo

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-22 22:08:03

Delta: Mysterious website tricks people who put pets on jets

ATLANTA (AP) - A website is tricking people into thinking they're dealing with Delta Air Lines when arranging for their pets to fly on jets, the Atlanta-based company maintains in a new federal lawsuit. The site - DeltaPetTransit.com - is designed to look like a Delta site and uses the airline's log

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-22 19:53:14

Bertrand and Loomis volunteer fire departments fight field fire

Bertrand and Loomis volunteer fire departments got a lucky break from the wind while fighting a field fire Friday afternoon. Loomis Assistant Fire Chief Tom Thompson said they got the call close to 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon. They believe an old burn pit rekindled the blaze five miles southwest of L

NEBRASKATV - 2017-09-22 21:11:55

Wilcox-Hildreth routs Red Cloud on gridiron

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KEARNEY HUB - 2017-09-22 15:38:00

Mexico raises earthquake death toll to 293, relatives keep vigil amid search for survivors

Rescue personnel look through a photo album as they work in rescue operations in the rubble of a building felled by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, in the Ciudad Jardin neighborhood of Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Thousands of professionals and volunteers are working frantically at dozens of w

NEBRASKATV - 2017-09-22 17:06:51

Kearney man accused of hitting woman with car pleads no contest

Court (MGN) A Kearney man accused of hitting a woman with his car at a Walmart parking lot is being convicted. According to court records, Tyler Olexo, 18, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vehicular homicide on Thursday. Officials say Olexo was backing up his vehicle when he hit Paula Newmyer, 88,

NEBRASKATV - 2017-09-22 12:14:39

UNK's Band Day Parade helps fulfill sense of community

The sounds of 19 middle and high school bands filled the air through Kearney neighborhoods on Saturday, during UNK's annual Band Day parade and competition. The tradition has been going strong for about 50 years, with judges giving critiques on things like how band programs both look and sound as a

NEBRASKATV - 2017-09-23 14:49:25

Kearney church officially opens Little Free Pantry

A Kearney church provides a new opportunity for community members to provide goods for those who may need them. Volunteers and members of Kearney's Faith United Methodist Church officially opened the congregation's 'Little Free Pantry" with a ribbon cutting on Saturday. A volunteer got the inspirati

NEBRASKATV - 2017-09-23 16:45:58

Grand Island man charged in deadly crash near Cairo

(MGN) A Grand Island man has been charged in a February accident that caused the death of a Cairo woman. According to Hall County court documents, Brandon James Salyers, 23, is charged with misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide. He is also accused of speeding, willful reckless driving, driving left of

NEBRASKATV - 2017-09-22 20:41:15

Steve Mnuchin: NFL players "can do free speech on their own time"

Steven Mnuchin is an American banker, film producer, and former hedge fund manager who is the 77th and current United States Secretary of the Treasury under the Trump administration., Photo Date: 2/13/17 Source: United States Department of the Treasury WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- Treasu

NEBRASKATV - 2017-09-24 12:08:46

Michelle Connelly, Travis Robinson

Connelly-Robinson Eugene and Mary Ann Connelly of Grand Island announce the engagement of their daughter Michelle Connelly to Travis Robinson, the son of Sam and Holly Robinson of Elm Creek. The bride-to-be is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where she received her Bachelor of Sc

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Jennifer Lopez gives $1 million to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Jennifer Lopez has donated $1 million to the victims of the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico. The 48-year-old's family hails from the Cari

NEBRASKATV - 2017-09-24 18:10:09

9/23 mural contest::1

HASTINGS - Kearney High School placed first and Overton High School placed third in Hastings College's Department of Visual Art's mural competition Wednesday at the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center. More than 130 students from 22 Nebraska high schools competed. The "mash up" competition required each tea

KEARNEY HUB - 2017-09-22 16:00:00

Justin Timberlake declares love for Tennessee at home state set

Justin Timberlake performs songs from best original song nominee "Can't Stop the Feeling," from "Trolls" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Memphis native Justin Timberlake returned to his home state for one of his few p

NEBRASKATV - 2017-09-24 15:08:26

'Facebook found my truck': Ice cream vendor finds truck with help of social media

One day after after Michael Stadther reported his ice cream truck missing and posted it on Facebook, the truck has been found. (Michael Stone Stadther) One day after after Michael Stadther reported his ice cream truck missing and posted it on Facebook, the truck has been found. "Facebook found my tr

NEBRASKATV - 2017-09-24 14:57:00

Trump administration announces new restrictions on travel

Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezu

NEBRASKATV - 2017-09-24 19:56:56

Photos: Dolce & Gabbana court youth with offbeat looks in Milan

Milan designers are breathing fresh air into Milan Fashion Week, quite literally. Many fashion houses are showing their collections outdoors this season, or at least throwing open the windows on their grand palazzi venues, betting on Mother Nature with open-air shows. The late summer-early fall weat

NEBRASKATV - 2017-09-24 17:22:19

Sahling estate gives $1.9 million to UNK

KEARNEY - Well-known among the University of Nebraska at Kearney community - especially by those in Loper athletics - for his compassion and generous student scholarship donations, Bob Sahling is helping students once again. The Robert P. Sahling estate has bequeathed $1.95 million to UNK, bringing

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-24 22:56:00

Florida mom, daughter arrested after prostitution tip

Sarasota Police say a tip about possible prostitution led to the arrest of Jennifer and Anne Dodge on various charges. (Sarasota Police) A mother and daughter are facing criminal charges after a tip about possible prostitution led investigators to their home in Sarasota, police say. The investigatio

NEBRASKATV - 2017-09-24 10:45:10