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Explosion at 618 S. Boston Ave.

At approximately 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023, the Hastings Police Department along with Hastings Fire & Rescue responded to 618 South Boston Ave. The initial 911 caller reported an explosion within the residence. Upon initial arrival on scene, there were secondary explosions occurring within the home. The residence collapsed and was destroyed…

Intersection of 7th and Burlington put into flashing mode

The Nebraska Department of Transportation’s contractor - IES Commercial Inc., of Holdrege is continuing with upgrades to the traffic signals on US Highway 34/281 (Burlington Avenue).  Seventh Street The traffic signals at the intersection with Seventh Street have been upgraded and were placed in flashing mode the morning of Friday, Dec. 15. The north/south…

Hastings mechanic receives state award

The City of Hastings Street Department received a pair of kudos during the Hastings City Council on Monday Dec. 11, 2023 from the Nebraska Local Technical Assistance Program.  Megan Patent-Nygren, Training Program Coordinator with the Nebraska Local Technical Assistance Program, thanked the City of Hastings, specifically Street Superintendent Steve…

HPD served search warrant for controlled substances

On Monday Dec. 11, 2023, the Hastings Police Department served a search warrant at 922 North Washington Ave. This search warrant was obtained for the purpose of entering the residence to search for controlled substances. Information had been gathered prior to Dec. 11 to establish probable cause to apply for a search warrant. This warrant was reviewed…

HFR responds to commercial kitchen fire, minimizing damage

Hastings Fire-Rescue responded promptly to a commercial kitchen fire incident on Dec. 9, 2023, effectively containing the blaze and minimizing damage.  Incident Details:  Hastings Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to a reported commercial kitchen fire at approximately 1:26 pm on Dec. 9, 2023. The incident occurred at 914 North Elm, involving a commercial…