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 2021-02-25 05:30 

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South Heartland plays vaccination 'catch-up' as risk reading drops...

As the South Heartland District Health Department works with partners to "catch up" following weather-related vaccination delays, more positive news is rolling in concerning COVID-19 metrics in the district....

 2021-02-24 23:38 

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Buffett's right-hand man says US stock market is overvalued...

OMAHA — Investor Warren Buffett's right-hand man says the U.S. stock market is overvalued, but he doesn't know when the bubble will burst....

 2021-02-24 22:41 

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Nebraska bill targeting protesters gets chilly reception...

OMAHA — A bill that would impose harsher penalties on protesters who loot, riot or commit other crimes got a chilly reception Wednesday from a Nebraska legislative committee, with some lawmakers saying it would infringe on free-speech rights and pun...

 2021-02-24 18:21 

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Appeals court ruling favors two-person train crews...

OMAHA — An appeals court has rejected the Trump administration's decision to drop a proposal to require freight trains to have at least two crew members, a plan that was drafted after several fiery crude oil train derailments....

 2021-02-24 17:15 

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Wyoming man dies days being shot by police in Nebraska...

Associated Press...

 2021-02-24 16:36 

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Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped...

The government dropped drunken driving and reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday stemming from an incident in November, admitting that the rocker's blood-alcohol level was so low that it didn't warrant the charges....

 2021-02-23 21:16 

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Flood risk appears low as snow is expected to melt gradually...

Associated Press...

 2021-02-23 18:30 

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US drug agents: Drug seizures surged in Nebraska in 2020...

Associated Press...

 2021-02-23 15:44 

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Nebraska reports fewer new coronavirus cases last week...

Associated Press...

 2021-02-23 05:45 

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Three more South Heartland residents dead from COVID-19...

Three more Adams County residents have died of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, the South Heartland District Health Department reported Monday evening....

 2021-02-23 00:51 

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Tractor Supply to buy Orscheln...

Two local farm and ranch retailers soon could be owned by the same company....

 2021-02-22 18:31 

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Judge says railroad talks should be included in lawsuits...

OMAHA — A federal judge has ruled that the details of conversations between the nation's four largest railroads should be included in lawsuits challenging billions of dollars of charges the railroads imposed in the past....

 2021-02-22 18:27 

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Sheriff IDs woman killed, man wounded in police shootout...

Associated Press...

 2021-02-22 18:11 

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Nebraska launches virus aid program for tenants, landlords...

OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska launched a federally funded aid program Monday for renters and landlords who have lost income due to the pandemic, but residents of the state's two largest counties won't be eligible....

 2021-02-22 00:47 

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Communities rally around Sutton family following house fire...

SUTTON Sutton and surrounding communities rallied this weekend around a family of four who reportedly lost their home and most if not all of their belongings in a house fire here Friday....

 2021-02-19 20:57 

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Kort tapped to present at K-State student research showcase...

Rachel Kort of Ayr, a senior feed science and management major at Kansas State University, has been chosen as one of five presenters to discuss K-State undergraduate research with members of the Kansas Legislature....

 2021-02-19 19:44 

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Ricketts defends change to Nebraska virus vaccination plan...

OMAHA — Gov. Pete Ricketts on Friday defended the state's decision to prioritize the elderly for coronavirus vaccination shots over people with underlying health conditions, noting that most Nebraska residents who have died so far were at least ...

 2021-02-19 16:59 

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Vital Signs canceled again...

The Vital Signs Health Fair has been canceled for the second year in a row due to the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, pandemic....

 2021-02-19 05:30 

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South Heartland records 13 new cases of COVID-19...

The South Heartland Health District recorded a total of 13 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, Tuesday through Thursday....

 2021-02-19 04:11 

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Council to act on mask policy Monday...

When members of the Hastings City Council meet on Monday, they will act on a policy that would require that masks continue to be worn until the 14-day daily rolling average for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is two or......

 2021-02-19 02:09 

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Ricketts praises community efforts to grow workforce...

Gov. Pete Ricketts praised the community of Hastings for efforts to develop Nebraska's workforce, which fits into his four-pillar plan to grow the state....

 2021-02-18 17:04 

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Vaccine shipment delays force cancellation of some clinics...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some coronavirus vaccination events in Nebraska have been canceled because winter weather across the country delayed vaccine shipments....

 2021-02-18 16:50 

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Experts warn against COVID-19 variants as states reopen...

NEW YORK — As states lift mask rules and ease restrictions on restaurants and other businesses because of falling case numbers, public health officials say authorities are overlooking potentially more dangerous COVID-19 variants that are quietly spr...

 2021-02-18 11:45 

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Operators ask public to use caution around snow plows...

Adams County Emergency Management is reminding the public to be patient and use caution when encountering snow plows, following a fatal Webster County crash that happened while a motorist was attempting to pass a plow last week....

 2021-02-18 05:30 

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South Heartland risk dial drops to yellow-zone boundary...

The risk dial value assessing danger from further local spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, in the South Heartland Health District now straddles the line between the dial's "moderate" and "elevated" zones....

 2021-02-17 21:37 

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Nebraska likely to get over 60,000 vaccine doses this week...

LINCOLN — Nebraska is likely to receive more than 60,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines this week....

 2021-02-17 20:42 

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Nebraska rodeo coach injured by horse dies following surgery...

McCOOK — The head rodeo coach of Mid-Plains Community College in southwestern Nebraska unexpectedly died this week following his release from a hospital after he was injured by a horse....

 2021-02-17 00:21 

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Nebraska's oldest prison could house lower-risk inmates...

LINCOLN — The director of Nebraska's prison system unveiled plans Tuesday to convert the state's oldest prison into a minimum-security facility for $4 million in new costs, but he said the plan would only work if lawmakers agree to build......

 2021-02-16 23:05 

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Officials: Cooperation made rolling blackouts manageable Tuesday...

A second day of arctic temperatures prompted rolling power outages in Nebraska on Tuesday morning and a call to cut energy use in Iowa....

 2021-02-16 21:27 

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South Heartland's COVID-19 positivity rate nears low-spread territory...

An average of five new cases per day of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, were recorded in the South Heartland Health District Friday through Monday....

 2021-02-16 20:06 

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Orthmann steps down from county board...

Adams County is looking for a new District 7 representative after the County Board of Commissioners voted 7-0 on Tuesday to accept the resignation of board member Eldon Orthmann....

 2021-02-16 18:31 

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Underserved area children to receive free dental care Friday...

After the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Dentistry canceled its annual clinic for children in need of care, a local pediatric dental practice is picking up the ball to help young patients in the Hastings and Grand Island......

 2021-02-16 18:01 

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Hastings halts rolling blackouts, continues to encourage energy conservation...

The City of Hastings Utilities Department announced in a news release late Tuesday morning it has halted the rolling blackouts across the city, but residents are encouraged to continue energy conservation efforts over the next day to avoid the need......

 2021-02-16 15:58 

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Freeze prompts rolling outages in parts of Nebraska, Iowa...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A second day of Arctic temperatures across Middle America on Tuesday prompted rolling power outages in Nebraska and a call to cut energy use in Iowa....

 2021-02-16 14:30 

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Hastings to experience rolling blackouts to reduce energy consumption...

The city of Hastings sent a news release Tuesday morning stating due to unprecedented energy demand brought on by the cold weather, The City of Hastings Utilities Department has been asked to dramatically reduce its energy consumption by the Southwest......

 2021-02-15 20:11 

Hastings Tribune

Council work session postponed until Thursday...

The city of Hastings announced Monday afternoon the Hastings City Council work session scheduled for Monday night has been postponed until 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Council Chambers at 220 N. Hastings Ave....

 2021-02-15 18:00 

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Owners explore options for former Kmart building...

The developers of the Theatre District are looking for partners to reuse the former Kmart building, which was left standing after the older portions of the former Imperial Mall were demolished in December 2020....

 2021-02-15 17:49 

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Nebraska sees low temp records broken as Arctic air descends...

OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska saw a number of low-temperature records broken Monday — and expected more Tuesday — as a polar vortex pushed Arctic air into the Plains....

 2021-02-14 01:33 

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State patrol urges caution after busy start to frigid winter weekend...

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol responded to more than 200 weather-related incidents on Friday....

 2021-02-13 23:17 

Hastings Tribune

Sasse statement on impeachment trial...

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding the second impeachment trial of President Donald Trump:...

 2021-02-12 20:18 

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Nebraska Sen. Sasse bets political future on opposing Trump...

OMAHA — When Ben Sasse heard that GOP activists in Nebraska were primed to censure him for insufficiently supporting Donald Trump, the Republican senator didn't try to talk them out it. Instead, he punched first....

 2021-02-12 19:03 

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Nebraska directs 90% of vaccines to people 65 and older...

OMAHA — Nebraska state officials have told retail pharmacies and local public health agencies offering coronavirus vaccinations to give at least 90% of their doses to senior citizens, Gov. Pete Ricketts said Friday, even though other groups are also...

 2021-02-11 23:32 

Hastings Tribune

Tribland in line for more snowfall, frigid air this weekend...

Triblanders feeling besieged by the winter weather and looking for something to help them take their minds off this week's relentless frigid temperatures may find something soft and fluffy to do just that:...

 2021-02-11 19:43 

Hastings Tribune

Mary Lanning eases visitor restrictions slightly...

Mary Lanning Healthcare is modifying its visitor guidelines to provide more flexibility as COVID-19 numbers trend downward in Hastings and the surrounding region....

 2021-02-11 17:26 

Hastings Tribune

Nebraska virus hospitalizations at lowest level since Oct. 1...

Associated Press...

 2021-02-11 05:30 

Hastings Tribune

South Heartland risk dial reading dips for third straight week...

An assessment of the danger of further local spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has dropped for the third consecutive week in the South Heartland Health District....

 2021-02-10 23:30 

Hastings Tribune

Two die in Webster County crash...

WEBSTER COUNTY— Two people died in a head-on collision Monday in Webster County on Nebraska Highway 4 between Blue Hill and Red Cloud....

 2021-02-10 23:27 

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Details released about Burr Oak bank robbery...

BURR OAK, KAN. —The Jewell County Sheriff's Office has released more information about a bank robbery in Burr Oak, Kansas, on Tuesday....

 2021-02-10 01:30 

Hastings Tribune

Hastings Walmart to begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations soon...

The Walmart pharmacy in Hastings will be among 17 across Nebraska to begin administering vaccines against the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, on Friday or soon thereafter, Walmart's corporate office announced in a news release Tuesday....

 2021-02-10 00:02 

Hastings Tribune

Law enforcement seeks armed robbery suspect...

BURR OAK, KAN. — Law enforcement agencies are asking for the public to be on the lookout for an armed man believed to be involved in a robbery at a bank here Tuesday....

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