Latest Grand Island News

Nebraska man arrested for attempted arson

Sep. 25, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

GRAND ISLE, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man is accused of threatening to burn down a house after his 20-year-old daughter refused to leave it. Jason Lemburg of Grand Island, Nebraska, was arrested Friday for attempted arson and making terroristic threats, KSNB-TV reported. Grand Island police say he wanted to...

Grand Island police say death was medical, not homicide

Sep. 23, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A man found dead outside a Grand Island home last month died from a ruptured artery in his brain that was likely caused by methamphetamine, not a homicide as investigators originally thought, police said Wednesday. Grand Island police said their investigation found no evidence of...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 14, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Omaha World Herald. September 8, 2020 New rules help ensure farm subsidies go to actual farmers The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun to implement new restrictions on who is eligible to receive farm commodity payments. The requirements, directed by the 2018 farm bill, are warranted. As Iowa Sen. Charles...

Ex-Nebraska State Fair finance chief charged with theft

Sep. 2, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — The former chief of finance for the Nebraska State Fair has been charged with theft following an investigation into staggering losses reported last year. Patrick Kopke, 29, of Grand Island, was charged Monday in Hall County with three counts of theft of more than $5,000,...

Downsized Nebraska State Fair kicks off Friday amid pandemic

Aug. 28, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Fair has kicked off under scaled-down conditions as organizers seek to provide a safe venue during a global pandemic. The annual fair began Friday at Fonner Park in Grand Island, focusing on 4-H and FFA events, where young people from across the state will take...

Nebraska unemployment falls to nation's second-lowest rate

Aug. 21, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped in July compared to the previous month, but it was still higher than it was in July of last year. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8% last month, compared to 5.5% in June, according to the Nebraska...

Editorial Roundup:

Aug. 17, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Lincoln Journal Star. Aug. 15, 2020 Strange session at Capitol beset by partisanship, ongoing fighting “And the turtles, of course – all the turtles were free. As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.” – Dr. Seuss, “Yertle the Turtle” After a frantic 17 days that...

Nebraska police fatally shoot man accused of having knife

Aug. 11, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Police in Grand Island fatally shot a man who charged at officers with a knife, despite attempts to use less lethal force to subdue him, police there said. The shooting happened near midnight Monday, when officers were called to a house by people seeking to have a family member...

Police have identified man found dead in Grand Island yard

Aug. 5, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Police in Grand Island have identified a man whose body was found lying in a front yard this week. The body of Devlin Kenney, 37, was discovered Tuesday morning, the Grand Island Independent reported. After some investigation, police determined Kenney had been assaulted and have...

Police seek information on death of man in Grand Island yard

Aug. 4, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Police in Grand Island were seeking information on the death of a man whose body was found lying in a front yard. The man’s body was discovered Tuesday morning, the Grand Island Independent reported. It appeared the man had been assaulted “in some manner," police...