Kearney, NEKSNB Local4

Aurora Coop building total loss after fire

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Kearney Volutneer Fire Department was called out to a structure fire early Wednesday morning at Aurora Cooperative near 39th Street and Imperial Avenue. Once on scene, KVFD members found a large storage building on fire, which was used to store dry fertilizer. Kearney Fire requested...
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Kearney, NENebraskaTV

Two Kearney railroad crossings to close Thursday for repairs, maintenance

KEARNEY, Neb. — Two railroad crossings in Kearney will be closed Thursday as the city performs maintenance and repairs on the crossings. The City of Kearney Street Division and the Union Pacific Railroad announced that between 7:00 a.m. and noon on Thursday, June 24 the Central Avenue railroad crossing will be closed.

DEVELOPING: Fire breaks out in eastern Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. — A fire broke out in eastern Kearney early Wednesday morning. According to the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department, crews were battling a blaze involving a building near the Aurora Cooperative. Multiple fire crews responded, including Elm Creek, Gibbon, and Pleasanton. This is a developing story and we’ll keep...
Kearney, NENorth Platte Telegraph

Judge orders Kearney restaurant owner to pay employees $17K in back pay

KEARNEY — A federal court has ordered a Kearney pizza and burger restaurant and its owner to pay $17,216 — $8,608 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages — to 13 workers after the U.S. Department of Labor found overtime and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Kearney, NEKSNB Local4

“Parable” sculpture to be centerpiece of University Village

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The University of Nebraska-Kearney is planning on bringing a new sculpture to University Village to act as a centerpiece to that part of campus. “Parable” will be made up of three steel arches, the shortest 25-feet and the tallest 40-feet. It will be surrounded by concrete staging and seats as well as have space underneath for people to walk through. There will also be LED lighting to highlight the sculpture at night.
Kearney, NEKSNB Local4

Kearney changes alcohol sales hours on Sundays

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Kearney City Council voted Tuesday night to adjust the hours of alcohol sales on Sundays. Before it could be sold from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next day Monday through Saturday. Then on Sundays, sales started at 11 a.m. instead. They voted unanimously to change it to the same hours all week.
Kearney, NEKearney Hub

Outdoor lovers weigh in on improvements at Fort Kearny ​

KEARNEY — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission floated a variety of ideas Tuesday and asked a crowd of about 65 people to vote for their favorites as planning for the future of Fort Kearny State Recreation Area and its neighbor, the Fort Kearny Historical Area, is close to bearing fruit.
Kearney, NESand Hills Express

Fertilizer facility in flames Wednesday

KEARNEY, Neb. -- A big fire east of Kearney is under investigation. It started early Wednesday morning at an Aurora Cooperative fertilizer facility. The Kearney Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene on 39th Street just before 2:00 a.m. According to the Kearney Hub, fire crews from Gibbon, Elm...
Alda, NEGrand Island Independent

I-80 pursuit includes damage at Crane Trust, taxi ride from Alda exit

An eventful pursuit along Interstate 80 Monday night included damage to fencing at Crane Trust, after which three people hailed a cab at the Alda interchange. Nike Stevens of Chicago was arrested early Tuesday morning by the Nebraska State Patrol. Stevens, 26, was the driver of a Jeep Patriot that also contained a woman and a child. At one point, the Patriot was traveling more than 100 mph, according to the State Patrol.
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After many incidents near Kearney, Chicago man arrested for multiple charges

KEARNEY, Neb. (WOWT) - The Nebraska State Patrol arrested a man from Chicago with multiple charges after many incidents from Monday night into Tuesday morning. Nike Stevens, 26, was arrested for assault on an officer with a motor vehicle, flight to avoid arrest, child abuse/neglect, resisting arrest, and obstruction. The incidents started with a chase after a previous traffic stop.
Gibbon, NEKearney Hub

Nature camps return to Rowe Sanctuary; openings still available

GIBBON — After a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary is again hosting nature day camps for children. This is the second of four weeks for the Tuesday-Thursday Platte River Safari camp that will be attended by 60 children who have just completed grades 2-5. Each group is limited to 15 campers and usually two adult leaders — two from the Rowe staff or one staff member and one volunteer.
Adams County, NEHastings Tribune

News in Brief

Vehicles reportedly driven by Jo A. Edmondson of Kenesaw and Mikeayla M. Samuelson of 1395 W. Oak Ridge Road collided June 14 at Denver Avenue and Fourth Street. It was reported June 14 that a window was damaged at the 1500 block of West Second Street. Adams County District Judge...
Kearney, NENebraskaTV

NE Extension: 4-H Entrepreneurship Club

KEARNEY, Neb. — Young entrepreneurs are getting the opportunity to develop products and create a business plan. Kameran Ulferts from Nebraska Extension of Buffalo County joins us with a youth member to talk about a product she has developed to sell. Participants will bring their products and business plans to...
Kearney, NEBeatrice Daily Sun

Kearney's calendar loaded with 13 projects worth $34.4M

KEARNEY — The city of Kearney’s summer to-do list for 2021 is jammed with large and important projects, and with the summer off to a fast start, residents and visitors already are encountering streets under construction, the steel skeleton for a massive indoor tennis facility, and other signs that the face of Kearney won’t be the same in just a few months.