Many annual events have been cancelled or modified in the Tri-Cities to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. The American Cancer Society will host their annual Relay for life event this Friday, but it will look a lot different. Instead of a walk, they decided to make it a drive-by event.
Nebraska’s three largest counties plan to send ballot request forms to every voter before this fall’s general election, but it’s not yet clear whether those forms will be sent statewide as they were before the primary.
Hundreds of people have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the Tri-Cities. For their loved ones, coping with their death can feel like an open wound, and one way to heal is to grieve. In Grand Island, Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery held a drive-thru butterfly release Saturday to free the dead, but to also help mend broken hearts.
A pharmacist and a drug abuser who met while playing online video games pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges after they plotted to firebomb a Nebraska pharmacy to benefit their own online black market drug dealing.
Earlier this week, Grand Island Public Schools announced face coverings would be required. On Thursday, they voted unanimously to make it an enforceable policy. Child psychologist, Carley Starling said parents should start preparing them now.
Severe weather swept across much of Nebraska Wednesday into Thursday morning. Utility crews worked throughout the night to restore power to its customers, while community members in Trumbull went to work to help one another out.