Sextortion case against Doniphan teen staying in adult court
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A judge ruled Wednesday that the juvenile court system is not the place for a Doniphan teenager accused of blackmailing female victims. Cody Holum, 17, of Doniphan, faces 17 felony charges, including five counts of first degree sexual assault and 12 counts of human trafficking.
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.
Intoxicated man fires at Grand Island auto shop, damaging property and vehicles
Grand Island, Neb. — Gunshots were fired near a local business in Grand Island Thursday morning, with two people in the line of fire. The shot came from an apartment building across the way from Ken's Auto Shop. Lt. Dale Hilderbrand with GIPD said the victims were unsure if...
Leaplings born at central Nebraska hospital
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Three babies were welcomed into an exclusive club at a central Nebraska hospital Thursday. Amelia, Eden and an unnamed baby girl arrived at Grand Island Regional Medical Center on February 29 or Leap Day. The hospital said Eden came in at 6 lbs, 14 oz...
Grand Island Public Library expands service with new mobile app
GRAND ISLAND — The Grand Island Public Library is excited to announce its latest mobile app will be available starting March 4, 2024. Now, cardholders of the Grand Island Public Library will be able to access resources anywhere from any mobile device from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
Hastings looking to improve flood areas in the city
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The City of Hastings is consulting with JEO to address flood areas. They’ve applied for a BRIC (Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities) grant through FEMA to help pay for improvements. The Bric grant primarily for flood mitigation, and they’re hoping to receive $250,000 from FEMA...
Suspect in Hastings Police shooting still not competent to stand trial
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - An Osceola man will continue treatment at the Lincoln Regional Center as prosecutors wait for him to be ruled competent to stand trial. Anthony Mattison, 34, faces 10 felony charges connected to a Sept. 2022 shootout with Hastings Police. He was first ruled not competent in...
Race for Hastings mayor expands
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A fourth candidate has thrown their name in the race for Hastings mayor. Jay Beckby is the latest to file. Beckby joins Shawn Hartmann, Jacque Cranson and Bill Hitesman in the race. Corey Stutte is not seeking a third term as mayor. Beckby announced his candidacy...
New principal named for Hastings St. Cecilia
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Sam Dunn has been named the principal of Hastings St. Cecilia Middle and High School. His contract will begin on August 1, 2024. Hastings Catholic Schools said the search for a new principal came after the news that current principal and Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Fr. Cyrus Rowan, would assume the Chief Administrative Officer role. This follows the promotion of Fr. Tom Brouillette to Vicar General for the Diocese of Lincoln. Fr. Brouillette will move to Lincoln and assume the Vicar General role full-time in June 2024.
Alcohol compliance checks held in Adams, Dawson Counties
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have conducted alcohol compliance checks in multiple Nebraska counties in recent weeks. According to a press release from the Nebraska State Patrol, during the afternoon hours of Friday, Feb. 23, investigators conducted alcohol compliance checks in Dawson County. In...
Grand Island Mayor Steele gives key to EPIC Discovery Center
GRAND ISLAND — The future is now for the Grand Island Children’s Museum, and that future comes with a re-branding. The museum announced that it will now be identified as the EPIC Discovery Center. Grand Island Mayor Roger Steele joined the festivities to give museum organizers a ceremonial...
Out of Control Flames Impact Entire Coverage Area
Dry conditions, above-average temperatures, and strong winds are a recipe for disaster when it comes to pastureland, and on Monday, Feb. 26, central Nebraska was reminded of that all too clearly. The first warning to the public was issued by Lincoln County at 11:24 a.m. on Monday urging residents along...
Grand Central Café now open at Central Community College
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Students at Central Community College’s Grand Island campus will now have a wider variety of food items to choose from at their snack bar. The snack bar has been renamed the Grand Central Café and expanded in space from a one-room snack bar in the campus’ student center.
California man charged with stealing credit cards from Grand island antique store employee
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A California man has been charged in connection to stealing cards from an employee’s cards from a Grand Island antique store and making unauthorized purchases with them. Liviu Stelica, 34, of Placentia, California, is charged in Hall County Court with unauthorized use of a...
Traffic Update: 14th St. Reopens, 9th St. Closes for Upgrades in Our Neighborhood
The Nebraska Department of Transportation’s contractor, IES Commercial, Inc., has finished upgrading the intersection at Burlington Avenue and 14th Street. The work, completed on February 28, 2024, included installing a new signal cable, controller, and radio antenna for interconnect. Traffic resumed on February 29, 2024, redirecting previously detoured vehicles.
Legion Baseball Spaghetti Fundraiser
DONIPHAN - The Doniphan American Legion Post #300 baseball team is hosting a free-will Spaghetti Fundraiser Saturday, March 2 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Doniphan American Legion.
Doniphan-Trumbull clinches its third straight state appearance with district final win
DONIPHAN, Neb. -- The Doniphan-Trumbull Cardinals defeated the Fillmore Central Panthers 71-51 Tuesday to head to the state tournament for the fourth time in five years. The Cardinals were led by their leading scorer, Sophomore Jack Poppe, who had 23 points, along with Senior Jaden Williams with 14 points. The...
Discover Grand Island: Top 4 Pubs You Can't Miss
This article presents a tour of four exceptional pubs located in Grand Island. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.
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.
G.I. City Council approves changes to city code affecting pet ownership
GRAND ISLAND – After considerable discussion at the Feb. 13 and Feb. 27 City Council meetings, the Council approved changes to City Code that affect pet owners. The change that drew the most attention was increasing the length of time that “nuisance owners” can own or reside with any animal or keeping bees within the Grand Island city limits for a period of five years (was two years) from the date of determination.