KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — More than three dozen members of the University of Nebraska at Kearney's marching band will be spending the next few days performing and sightseeing in Ireland.
Nebraska handling flooding and howling snowstorm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Evacuations forced by flooding have occurred in several eastern Nebraska communities, as western Nebraska residents struggled with blizzardlike conditions.
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — The lingering snow and bitter winter in Nebraska has put a damper on the annual sandhill crane migration this year.
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Entry deadline March 31 for Nebraska Handwriting Contest
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — The entry deadline is March 31 for this year's Nebraska Handwriting Contest.
The contest is aimed at promoting and encouraging good penmanship and is open to Nebraska...
Nebraska club connects over love of woodcarving
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Amazing images hidden in blocks of basswood and hunks of cottonwood bark are revealed one chip, one peeling at a time.
Twice a week Central Nebraska Woodcarvers members...
Kearney college student accused of sexual assault
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have charged a University of Nebraska at Kearney student with felony sexual assault.
Buffalo County Court records say 20-year-old Miguel Guzman is scheduled...
Authorities ID drivers in fatal collision near Kearney
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two drivers whose pickup trucks collided on a bridge southeast of Kearney in south-central Nebraska.
Indiana man dies after being injured in Nebraska I-80 pileup
AURORA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities say an Indiana man injured in a multivehicle pileup on Interstate 80 has died.
The Nebraska State Patrol says 29-year-old Jason Palmer, of Mishawaka,...
2 dead, another critically injured in Holdrege shooting
HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) — Police in south-central Nebraska say two people have been killed and a third person critically injured in a shooting.
City, state get in step on plans for old veterans home
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Grand Island's mayor says two state agencies will work with the city on what to do with the former Grand Island Veterans Home buildings and land.
Driver charged in central Nebraska crash that killed 3
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A driver who survived a central Nebraska collision that killed three of her passengers has been charged with four felony counts.
1 driver killed in Buffalo County collision of pickups
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say one driver was killed and another was injured when their pickup trucks collided on a bridge southeast of Kearney in south-central Nebraska.
The accident was reported just after 4:45 a.m. Sunday on the Nebraska Highway 10 bridge over the Platte River. The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office says the northbound pickup caught fire after the collision. Its driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the southbound pickup was taken to a Kearney hospital.
Police say Nebraska mom left twins at hospital after births
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are trying to find the mother who left her newborn male twins after their birth at a central Nebraska hospital.
Kearney police officers were sent to CHI Good Samaritan hospital Monday afternoon and learned the mother had provided false information to the hospital when she was admitted. The babies were born Saturday.
Nebraska ag event to discuss trends in farming, agribusiness
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Farming, ranching and business leaders throughout Nebraska are set to discuss new trends in agriculture at an annual conference hosted by Gov. Pete Ricketts.
The 2019 Governor's Ag Conference is scheduled for March 4-5 in Kearney. The event was created as a networking and educational opportunity for farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs and government officials. Producers also get the chance to learn about the latest U.S. Farm Bill and trade policies.
Economic development group to buy former filter plant
GOTHENBURG, Neb. (AP) — An economic development organization says it's under contract to buy the former Baldwin Filters plant in Gothenburg and attract another employer to the city.
Gothenburg Improvement Co. President Nate Wyatt says he can't disclose the purchase price. The deal is expected to close in late March. The development organization will approach the Gothenburg City Council to request city sales tax revenue to pay for the plant.
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Veterans greeted with handshakes and applause at new home
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Veterans moving into their new Kearney home have been greeted with handshakes and applause.
Gov. Pete Ricketts, Kearney Mayor Stan Clouse and other officials were on hand Wednesday as the veterans arrived at the new Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney. They moved 34 miles west (55 kilometers) from the old facility in Grand Island.
Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings and North Platte had all competed for the project to replace the outdated, 225-bed Grand Island facility.
Veterans set to move into new Kearney facility this week
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska veterans are looking forward to moving into the new Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney this week.
Vans of veterans will begin arriving at the new facility in Kearney on Wednesday morning, and Gov. Pete Ricketts will be on hand to greet them.
The veterans are moving 34 miles west (55 kilometers) from the old facility in Grand Island to Kearney.
Sentencing set for man who lied about Kearney robbery
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Buffalo County Court records say a 23-year-old man will be sentenced next month for lying to police about being robbed in Kearney.
The records say Quinton Phillips, of Riverdale, pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor theft and false reporting. Prosecutors had lowered the theft charge in exchange for Phillips' pleas. His sentencing is set for Feb. 28.
Woman who stole investigator’s car gets 5 years’ probation
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A 24-year-old Kearney woman who stole a state investigator's unmarked car from an accident scene has been given five years of probation.
No serious injuries in central Nebraska school bus crash
AMHERST, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a pickup and school bus crashed in central Nebraska, but no one was seriously injured.
The Kearney Hub reports that the crash happened around 2:45 p.m. Friday at an intersection northeast of Amherst in Buffalo County.
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Ice fishing clinics planned in Nebraska in January
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Anyone interested in learning more about ice fishing can attend one of three free clinics in January.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says two of the workshops will be held on ice in Lincoln and Kearney if there is enough ice. The third workshop will be held in a classroom.
The first event is planned for Jan. 12 at Lincoln's Holmes Lake. The second event will be held Jan. 20 at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area's Lake No. 6 near Kearney.
Fate of Grand Island Veterans Home undecided
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Officials haven't decided what will happen to the buildings on the Grand Island Veterans Home campus after residents are transferred to their new home in Kearney in January.
Nebraska Farm Bureau says trade conflicts cost state $1.2B
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska Farm Bureau report says trade conflicts have cost Nebraska farmers up to $1 billion in farm income this year.
The report released Monday says additional costs include between $164 million and $242 million in lost labor income.
The report didn't mention President Donald Trump, who imposed steep U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports earlier this year.
Buckle: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) _ Buckle Inc. (BKE) on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $20.5 million.
The Kearney, Nebraska-based company said it had net income of 42 cents per share.
The teen clothing retailer posted revenue of $215.1 million in the period.
3 ice fishing clinics scheduled around Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three ice fishing clinics have been scheduled around Nebraska in January.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Youth Fishing Program will host two on-ice events: Jan. 12 at Lincoln's Holmes Lake from 1 to 4 p.m. and Jan. 20 at Kearney's Fort Kearny State Recreation Area Lake No. 6 from 8 a.m. until noon.
$1M donated for nursing programs at Kearney center
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Central Community College has received an anonymous donation of $1 million for its nursing programs in Kearney.
The $1 million gift will be allocated over five years and will pay for a full-time certified nursing assistant instructor and provide financial assistance for students at the college's Kearney Center. The donation also will establish an endowed fund for nursing students.
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent over the next eight years.
Authorities release name of pedestrian fatally struck by car
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a pedestrian who died after being struck by a car near Kearney in south-central Nebraska.
The accident occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday, about a mile and a half (3 kilometers) west of Kearney. The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office says the car was westbound on a gravel road when it struck the man. He died later at a Kearney hospital. An autopsy has been ordered.
Veterans set to move into new Kearney facility Jan. 16
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Officials have set a January moving day for veterans to move into the new Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney.
Plans are for the 95 or so residents at the Grand Island Veterans Home to eat breakfast at their old home and lunch at their new home 34 miles west (55 kilometers) in Kearney on Jan. 16.
Trial delayed until March for Dawson County slaying suspect
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A trial has been delayed for a man charged with murder in south-central Nebraska's Dawson County.
Nebraska man left at church as baby searches for parents
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — In late October, a young man with short slicked-back blond hair and colorful tattoos walked through the doors of the Riverdale Christian Church. The Sunday morning service was over, but that's not why he was there.
A handful of people stood in the sanctuary talking as the unfamiliar face asked for the Rev. Scott Guthrie. It was the third time the man had been at the church, although parishioners didn't know it.
Several Nebraska cities to celebrate National Adoption Day
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — National Adoption Day will be celebrated in several Nebraska cities this weekend.
The day is being recognized Saturday at county courthouses in Hastings, Grand Island, Kearney, Norfolk and Omaha. The day brings not only adoption finalization ceremonies, but family entertainment. At the Adams County Courthouse in Hastings, the event will include carnival-themed entertainment, cake and ice cream, a magic show and balloon making for children having their adoptions finalized.
Lawyer says student to plead not guilty in sex assault case
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A student is denying accusations that he sexually assaulted a female acquaintance in a residence hall at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Buffalo County Court records say 19-year-old Prestin Melroy, of Holdrege, and 18-year-old Zachary Reikofski, of Fairbury, are charged with felony sexual assault.
Melroy's attorney, Brian Davis, said Wednesday that Melroy would be pleading not guilty. Reikofski's attorney didn't immediately return a message from The Associated Press.
18-year-old takes plea deal in Kearney shooting
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — An 18-year-old who shot a woman in the back in Kearney has taken a plea deal.
Buffalo County District Court records say Deven Ward, of Kearney, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 19. He'd pleaded no contest to felony assault and felony possession of a stolen firearm. Prosecutors dropped another weapons charge in return for Ward's pleas.
2 students accused of sex assault at campus residence hall
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Two male students have been accused of sexually assaulting a female acquaintance in a campus residence hall at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Buffalo County Court records say 19-year-old Prestin Melroy, of Holdrege, and 18-year-old Zachary Reikofski, of Fairbury, are charged with felony sexual assault. Court records detailing what happened were not available Friday.
Snow blankets much of southern Nebraska
Authorities say several inches of snow have fallen in much of southern Nebraska.
The Nebraska Transportation Department said Thursday that Interstate 80, highways and county roads are covered with snow in much of south-central Nebraska, making driving hazardous. Weather-related accidents have been reported in Grand Island and several other communities.
U of Nebraska at Kearney develops digital repository
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Administrators say the University of Nebraska at Kearney is launching a digital repository to preserve scholarly and creative work.
A university news release says the repository will store content from faculty, researchers, students and staff, as well as select items from the university archives.