One person unaccounted for after Wood River home explosion
One person is still unaccounted for following a home explosion Saturday morning in Wood River, according to Hall County Emergency Management.
Teen sextortion suspect to stand trial as adult
A 17-year-old from Hall County accused of a massive sextortion case involving multiple victims must face the charges as an adult. District Judge Andrew Butler called the teenager “an extreme threat to the security of the public.”. Holum is accused of using deception and threats to convince at least...
Today the gas price is close to $3.09 in St Paul as of 2024-03-03. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.346, a week ago the price is $3.262 , according to AAA.
Judge denies request to transfer Holum’s sex-offense case to juvenile court
GRAND ISLAND – Hall County District Judge Andrew Butler has denied a request to transfer Cody Holum’s case to juvenile court. Butler issued the ruling Feb. 28. Cody Holum, 17, of Doniphan faces 17 felony charges including human trafficking of a minor, human trafficking, and first-degree sexual assault. Holum originally faced 48 charges, but 31 of those charges were set aside Jan. 30 after his attorney, Deputy Hall County Public.
JBS responds to county, state, feds after January sewage spill
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - On Jan. 6, millions of gallons of sewage from a failed lagoon at the JBS meatpacking plant spilled into the the Wood and Platte Rivers. State and federal agencies investigated the failure. JBS has since responded with what they plan to do to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Elba burglary suspect admits to misdemeanor, second awaits trial
HOWARD COUNTY, Neb. — One of two people charged in a home burglary in Elba last year has taken a plea deal. Howard County District Court records say Laran Welch, 36, pleaded guilty Friday in Howard County District Court to charges of theft by unlawful taking and second-degree trespassing – both misdemeanors. He was initially charged with burglary and criminal trespassing.
Meatpacker promises third-party review amidst river pollution scrutiny
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A major meatpacker commits to a third-party review after millions of gallons of sludge was released into area rivers but documents raise new questions. Vacuum trucks have been sent home, weeks after sludge left the Grand Island beef plant, carried into area waterways. It may not be in groundwater wells, but neighbors remain concerned.
Ravenna firefighters quickly contain grass fire northwest of town
RAVENNA — On a Red Flag Warning day where fires seemed to be igniting all across central Nebraska, Ravenna firefighters were quickly able to contain a grass fire that threatened the northwest side of their community during the afternoon hours of Monday, Feb. 26. Around 12:29 p.m., the Ravenna...
Barbell Beast: How Raeghann Behrens has dominated in a different sport
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — For the last four years, weights have been the way for St. Paul senior Raeghann Behrens. In what began in the basement, in your typical ordinary trip to the basement, resulted in something special for the St. Paul senior. “I realized how strong I actually...
GI Police Report
All crimes reported in this news media report are felonies for the past 24 hours. For more information on reports, please contact Capt. Dean Elliott. Brief Narrative: Joshua Smith was contacted and arrested at 1925 4th Street E. in reference to a probation violation. Joshua was then transported to Hall County Corrections and housed without incident.
St. Libory man sentenced for assault on deputy, originated from gun threat incident
HOWARD COUNTY Neb. — A St. Libory man charged with pointing a gun at a sheriff’s deputy at a residence near the St. Libory Pump & Pantry earlier this year has been sentenced. Howard County District Court records say Jerome Dush, 60, was sentenced Friday to two years...
Hall County Board of Commissioners worried about being labeled a sanctuary county
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Lately, the residents of Hall County have questioned why their county is allegedly considered a sanctuary county. The Hall County Board of Commissioners addressed the label at their meeting. This was brought forth after a series of crimes featuring immigrants have made national headlines along...
Boys State Basketball Bracket and Pairings Released / A/L #3 Seed in D1 and SEM #6 Seed in D2
The NSAA has released the bracket and pairings for the 2024 NSAA boys state basketball championships which begin March 6th in Lincoln. Ansley/Litchfield is the #3 seed in the Class D1 tournament. The Spartans are 20-3 this season and advanced to the state tournament by claiming the D1-3 district championship with a win over Cambridge. A/L will face Plainview in their first round tournament game. Plainview is 17-7 and edged South Loup 55-53 to win the D1-8 district title to advance to state. This will be the second meeting of the season between the two. They met one another back on December 29th during the Burwell holiday tournament with Plainview winning 41-38. The rematch will take place Thursday (3/7) tipping off at 7:45 p.m. at the Devaney Center in Lincoln. The winner will advance to the state semifinals where they will face the winner of Johnson Brock vs Riverside. On the other side of the D1 bracket, top seed North Platte St. Pat’s will face GACC and Ainsworth will face Dundy County Stratton.
Wilcox-Hildreth Boys Season Ends
Wilcox-Hildreth’s boys’ season wrapped up in the first round of the subdistrict at Axtell on February 20. Pleasanton defeated the Falcons 65-42 but the contest was closer than the final score indicated. Wil-Hil closed with a 3-20 record. The program bade farewell to three seniors--Sam Gruwell, Tate Garrett...
Discover the Fascinating History of Loup City's Jenner’s Park: A Local Lecture by UNK Professors
The UNK Department of History is organizing a lecture series on the history of Jenner’s Park in Loup City, Nebraska. The park, which was operational until 1941, was a popular spot for both entertainment and education. It was established by two British immigrants and featured a range of attractions such as exotic animals, Egyptian mummies, and a museum.
Grand Island outdoor warning siren tests resume in March
GRAND ISLAND — With temperatures continuing to rise, it’s important to remember that your local emergency agencies will again be testing outdoor warning sirens. The tests take place on the 1st and 15th of every month at 1 p.m. With the return of the siren tests, the Hall...
Hall County Commissioners to Meet
The next meeting of the Hall County Board of Commissioners is Tuesday at 9:05. Click here for the complete agenda. Board Chair Ron Peterson previewed the meeting on KRGI.
St. Paul Public School teachers to file intent to strike
(ABC 6 News) – Teachers in St. Paul could walk off the job next month. The union representing them said on Monday that teachers intend to strike unless an agreement can be reached. The union said, if they can’t come to terms in the next two weeks, their strike...
How personal income has changed in Valley County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Valley County, Nebraska and how it compares to state and national levels.
Hall Co. burn permits closed until further notice
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Grand Island Rural Fire Department has closed all burn permits for Hall County until further notice. The Department put the closure in place, due to dry and windy conditions, which will persist for the next several days and have presented a high fire danger risk throughout most of the area.