Latest Grand Island News

Nebraska authorities rescue hostage, capture escaped inmate

Mar. 26, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

GRAND ISLE, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities on Saturday rescued a 60-year-old man who had been taken hostage by an escaped inmate, capturing the inmate and peacefully ending a standoff at an apartment which lasted hours, police said. Tyler Manka, 27, of Grand Island,...

Nebraska gives initial OK to $1B pandemic spending plan

Mar. 23, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A plan to spend roughly $1 billion in federal pandemic cash won initial approval from state lawmakers on Wednesday despite squabbles over specific projects. The package would pour millions of dollars into job-training programs, housing grants, food pantries,...

2 race horses euthanized, others quarantined at Fonner Park

Mar. 12, 2022 16:14 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Two horses were euthanized and a barn housing more than 100 horses is on 21-day quarantine at Fonner Park in Grand Island as investigators work to determine the source of an equine illness. Eight horses were scratched from Friday afternoon’s racing...