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One person unaccounted for after Wood River home explosion
WOOD RIVER, Neb. (KSNB) - One person is still unaccounted for following a home explosion Saturday morning in Wood River, according to Hall County Emergency Management. First responders were called to a house explosion at 107 E. Eleventh St. at 9:16 a.m. A person at that home remains unaccounted for. The explosion destroyed that home and set fire to an adjacent home. One additional person was taken to the hospital for minor injuries but has since been released.
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 man faces serious charges after firing gunshots near local auto shop
Grand Island, Neb. — Gunshots were fired near a local business in Grand Island Thursday morning, with two people in the line of fire. The suspect is now facing serious charges. Law enforcement said the shots came from an apartment building across the way from Ken's Auto Shop, leading...
Soldiers reunited with families at CNRA
Five Soldiers from the Nebraska Army National Guard’s Company A, 2-134th Infantry Battalion reunited with their families Friday.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.89 and $3.09 in Grand Island as of 2024-03-02. Find the cheapest 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 Saturday is $3.338, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
Doniphan teen accused in human trafficking case to be tried as adult
A Hall County judge has denied a motion to transfer the case of a Doniphan teen accused in a human trafficking investigation. Cody Holum, 17, faces over a dozen charges in Hall County District Court, including several counts of human trafficking of a minor and 1st-degree sexual assault. He has...
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...
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.
Grand Island makes EPIC investment in youth with new discovery center for families
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Grand island hopes to unleash future potential with an investment in youth that takes on a new name, an epic vision, and a big goal. Formerly known as the Grand Island Children’s Museum, the Epic Discovery Center relaunches its fundraising campaign as the kid-focused project moves into its home five years after it was announced.
The coldest February in Nance County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Tri-Cities see third warmest February on record, precipitation favors southwest area
HASTINGS — The Tri-Cities just experienced the third warmest February on record, while precipitation mainly favored areas south and southwest of the cities. It was the warmest February in 70 years, since 1954, for Hastings, Grand Island and Kearney, the average temperature for the three communities was, respectively, 39.9 degrees, 40.0 degrees and 39.2 degrees, according to the National Weather Service – Hastings.
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...
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.
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.
GI Children's Museum Makes EPIC Announcement
The Grand Island Children’s museum officially took possession of the former National Guard Armory Friday. As part of that, Executive Director Alison Larson announced a rebrand and an expansion of the age level to appeal to teens and tweens as well as younger kids. The EPIC Discovery Center could open in late 2025 or early 2026.
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...
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.
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.
Grand Island Fire Dept. encouraging motorcycle riders to wear their helmets
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Over Saturday and Sunday the Grand Island Fire Department reported two separate motorcycle accidents, the common thread between them was both riders weren’t wearing helmets. Both of the people involved in those accidents were transported to CHI Health Saint Francis with serious injuries, but...
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.