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Hastings Fire and Rescue upgrades life-saving equipment

Four ambulances in Hastings Fire and Rescue’s fleet are now equipped with upgraded technology to improve patient care during the most urgent emergencies. HFR put four new Lifepak monitor/defibrillators into use in their ambulances on Thursday, replacing outdated models from a different manufacturer that are no supported by its company. “We had just…

City Council takes no action on mask ordinance

The Hastings City Council took no action on an agenda item that could have reinstated a citywide mask policy on Monday evening. The amended mask policy would have extended the requirement to wear masks inside businesses and other public buildings until the city saw a 7-day rolling average of 8 or fewer cases per 100,000 population per day (equating…

NSP releases details after HPD officer-involved shooting

The Nebraska State Patrol has released more information following an investigation into a Hastings Police Department officer-involved shooting that occurred on Feb. 27. The Nebraska State Patrol's press release can be found below. The Nebraska State Patrol is able to release additional details in its investigation into an officer-involved shooting…

Ballfield improvements nearly complete

Baseball players will see new improvements at a few of the city ballfields just in time for spring ball. Construction of the ballfield improvements began in December at the North and South Recreation Fields along North Saunders Avenue and at Carter Park field on West E Street. Improvements include new scoreboards, backstop fencing and enclosed dugouts. Construction…

Hastings Police Department: Officer-Involved Shooting

Officers from the Hastings Police Department were in the area of 3rd Street and Laird Avenue at approximately 1:04 p.m. on Feb. 27. Officers recognized a wanted individual in the area. Officers attempted to make contact with the wanted individual and he fled on foot. The foot chase ended in the 200 block of North Laird Avenue behind a business. The…