Latest Grand Island News

Nebraska meatpacking worker dies after being hurt on the job

Jan. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska meatpacking plant worker died after he was injured on the job. Grand Island police said 48-year-old Esteban Mantilla of Grand Island died at the hospital where he was taken after he was hurt Friday afternoon. Police and paramedics were called to...

Police: Man with knives threatened to cut off officer's arms

Jan. 06, 2022 13:51 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Grand Island man found with several knives on him threatened to cut off a police officer’s arms before he was arrested, police said. Ignacio Contreras, 57, was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon, running a stop sign and...

Grand Island man killed in New Year's Day crash near Kearney

Jan. 03, 2022 13:11 PM EST

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A Grand Island man died in a New Year’s Day crash near Kearney, the Nebraska State Patrol reported. The crash was reported around 9 a.m. Saturday on a rural road just east of Kearney, the patrol said. Investigators believe the car driven by Jake Gillespie,...

Ord settles with man it tried to stop from writing letters

Jan. 01, 2022 14:50 PM EST

ORD, Neb. (AP) — A central Nebraska town has agreed to a $16,000 settlement with a man who officials tried to stop from writing letters and emails to its city officials and the police department. The city of Ord sued Guy Brock in 2020, saying his communications with city and police...

Police say homeless man damaged 3 Grand Island businesses

Dec. 31, 2021 11:50 AM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Grand Island police have accused a homeless man of breaking into three local businesses and causing thousands of dollars of damage. Police said the 42-year-old man crashed his vehicle through a security gate at CNH Industrial on Tuesday, causing $5,200 in...

Central Nebraska airport gets $1 million federal grant

Dec. 24, 2021 13:24 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — The Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island has been awarded a $1 million federal grant under the new infrastucture law. The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding $22.2 million to Nebraska under the law, according to the Grand Island...

Nebraska man who set fire to and stabbed wife gets probation

Dec. 03, 2021 13:54 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Grand Island man who set his wife on fire before stabbing and beating her has avoided jail time after being sentenced to probation. District Judge Andrew Butler sentenced Giannini Cervantes, 39, on Tuesday to 42 months’ probation for...

New state casino rules to require $1 million license fee

Nov. 14, 2021 14:40 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — To operate a casino at a Nebraska horse racetrack companies will have to pay $1 million for a 20-year license and follow a litany of other rules. The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission released the new casino rules on Friday. Voters authorized...

28-year-old shot, killed in Nebraska

Nov. 04, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deadly shooting of a 28-year-old man in Grand Island. The Grand Island Independent reports that police responded just after 3 a.m. Thursday and found Tesloach Kek Yiel wounded. He was rushed to a hospital,...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 31, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= NSAA District Final= Class B= District B-1= Norris def. Blair, 25-12, 25-5, 25-10 District B-2= Omaha Skutt Catholic def. Elkhorn, 25-7, 25-13, 25-6 ...