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The jury selection process begins Tuesday morning in Adams County District Court for a murder case against a 22-year-old Hastings man.

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Fans from across the state filled the stands at the Bill Smith Softball Complex Wednesday for Day 1 of the state high school softball tournament, bolstered by local supporters cheering on a pair of Hastings teams.

The Hastings City Council voted to reduce the speed limit on U.S. Highway 281 north of Lochland Road to 55 mph during its regular meeting Monday at the City Building.

BLADEN — Students at Silver Lake Elementary School were whisked away on a black and dusty Dust Bowl cloud to experience what early pioneers in Webster County endured during an assembly featuring speaker Antonette Willa Skupa “Toni” Turner Tuesday in the school gym.

A group of local investors bought Motorsport Park Hastings at auction Wednesday for $737,000.

FAIRFIELD — A rural Fairfield woman died near here Monday afternoon after the vehicle she was driving collided with the back end of a farm truck, the Clay County Sheriff's Office reported.

Hastings College is celebrating homecoming this weekend with a list of events for alumni and community members and the inaugural induction ceremony for the Fine Arts Hall of fame.

ALLO Communications, Pinnacle Bank and Block 27 Lofts are collaborating on a free community celebration Wednesday to highlight the development of downtown Hastings.

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ORLANDO, Fla. — There is more than one python-hunting army in Florida, but the one run by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission just hit another milestone including the largest python the group has ever captured.

Hastings police are investigating a shooting death that occurred Thursday under the watch of two outside law enforcement agencies at 12th Street near Adams Central Avenue.

GENEVA — The Nebraska Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee conducted a hearing here Wednesday, just over one month since the girls at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center-Geneva were moved to the boys’ campus in Kearney.

DONIPHAN — A woman died Tuesday afternoon in the single-vehicle rollover of an armored truck near Doniphan, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Department.

Flooding could well become an issue beginning tonight as a slow-moving cold front from the north brings scattered showers and thunderstorms to the area, the National Weather Service said Monday afternoon.

Among the primarily German settlers of Adams County were small groups of Irish and Luxembourgers, among other nationalities. One of those other groups were the French-Canadians, who were spotlighted in this year’s Cemetery Walk, a joint operation between the Adams County Historical Society a…

Nebraska public officials and agricultural leaders are welcoming news that the first phase of a new trade agreement between the United States and Japan now is complete.

A 29-year-old former paraeducator accused of sending inappropriate messages to a high school freshman has taken a plea deal in Adams County Court.

Hastings Community Theatre and Adams County Historical Society once again will bring the dead back to life at the eighth annual Adams County Cemetery Walk fundraiser at 6 and 6:30 p.m. Friday; 4, 4:30 and 5 p.m. Saturday, and 4:30, 5 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Cemetery, 1246 N. Elm Ave.

St Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral will host its annual blessing of the pets following its 10 a.m. service Oct. 6. The event coincides with the Sunday closest to the birthday of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. 

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BLUE HILL — Residents and staff of the Blue Hill Care Center here learned Monday that the center will be closing on Nov. 21 due to poor financial performance in recent years.

BELLAIRE, Kan. — Customers of Smith County Rural Water District No. 1, which includes the town of Bellaire, are being urged to boil their water for drinking or food preparation until further notice following a line break and resulting loss of pressure, the Kansas Department of Health and Env…

GENEVA — A petition drive seeking the recall of Geneva Mayor Eric Kamler has ended after no signatures were turned into the Fillmore County clerk by Monday’s submission deadline.

A minor house fire displaced a family of four Tuesday in the 1400 block of West Sixth Street.

A grand jury concluded that there had been no criminal conduct in the death of a 58-year-old Hastings man who died following a police standoff in June, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Clerk of the Adams County District Court.

 The Frontier County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Nebraska State Patrol and several other law enforcement agencies, has arrested a juvenile for making a threatening social media post toward Medicine Valley School.

A juvenile was stabbed by another juvenile on Friday in the 800 block of North Lincoln Avenue, according to the Hastings Police Department.

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