05-Jun-2019 / State Patrol Release
JUNE 5, 2019 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.) — At approximately 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5,
troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) observed a southbound, orange Kawasaki
motorcycle traveling at 80 miles per hour on South Locust Street in Grand Island. That area is a
50 miles per hour zone. Troopers attempted a traffic stop, but the motorcycle fled.
A pursuit was initiated as the motorcycle fled at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, making
multiple turns and eventually traveling northbound on Highway 281. Moments later, the
motorcycle was involved in a crash with another vehicle at the intersection of Highway 281 and
West Old Potash Highway. The entire pursuit lasted approximately five minutes.
The motorcycle rider, a 27 year-old male, was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island
where he was pronounced deceased. The driver of the other vehicle, a Volkswagen Passat, was
NSP has requested that the Grand Island Police Department conduct an investigation.
15-Mar-2019 / KRGI News
Update as of March 15th - 11:30am
Hall County, Neb.—List of Hall County Road closures attached to email. Hwy 2 from Independence Road to Cairo is Closed due to water along with Airport Road from Engleman Road West. Detour is Husker Hwy to Hwy 11 to Cairo. Please do not bypass barricades. IF live in Hall County and need sandbags or to report water/road issue, call County Roads Dept. 308-385-5126.
Wood River will accept volunteers to assist with downtown sandbagging operations. Travel to Wood River via Hwy 30, park down town south side (Main St., 9th St). and report to City Hall Building, Nelson Winkle, to sign in.
All other Wood River issues, contact Wood River Fire Department 308-583-2541.
If wanting to know river crest information, contact National Weather Service Hastings 402-462-4287
Please monitor local TV/Radio - Will send updates to Media outlets when updates available.
If any other questions, can call Mindy Osterman, Emergency Management/911 Dept.
Office: 308-385-5360 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
23-May-2019 / Ap
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A former Hastings teacher accused of having sex with a teenage student and providing her alcohol has pleaded not guilty.
Adams County Court records say 23-year-old Tyler Hedlund filed the plea Wednesday to a charge of intentional child abuse. A trial date has not been set.
The records say Hedlund had sex with the 16-year-old girl several times at his Hastings home and that he gave her alcohol there and bought alcoholic beverages for her and three of her friends.
Hedlund had been teaching and coaching football at Hastings St. Cecilia.