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Intoxicated man arrested for child endangerment after his 2-year-old son found walking barefooted in Hastings

April 7, 2013 in The Hastings Star-Gazette

A Hastings man was arrested Sunday afternoon after his 2-year-old son was found walking barefooted near 15th and Vermillion streets. Continue Reading

Identity of skeletal remains found along Vermillion River confirmed

April 5, 2013 in The Hastings Star-Gazette

The skeletal remains of a body found in Hastings on Jan. 15 have been positively identified. Continue Reading

Hastings bridge closure update: The bridge is now expected to close sometime next weekend

September 14, 2012 in The Hastings Star-Gazette

There has been another change of plans for the Hastings bridge. The main span is expected to be moved sometime next weekend, meaning the Highway 61 bridge will close on or around Sept. 22 through Sept. 24. Continue Reading

Hastings bridge closure changes: It is now expected to close sometime next week

September 10, 2012 in The Hastings Star-Gazette

There has been another change of plans for the Hastings bridge closure, which had been scheduled for this week.
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Two dogs, one rabbit saved from blaze inside Hastings home

April 23, 2012 in The Hastings Star-Gazette

Two dogs were miraculously saved in Hastings today. The dogs were rescued from a burning home by firefighters from the Hastings Fire Department, then were quickly cared for by bystanders and rushed to the veterinarian. One woman on the scene gave one of the dogs mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Continue Reading

Heil family: ‘We will now be able to move forward and bring them home to rest’

April 17, 2012 in The Hastings Star-Gazette

Hastings resident Sara Heil and her family have confirmed that her missing parents, Gerald and Barbara Heil, have been found in the wreckage of the Costa Concordia. The cruise ship ran aground near Giglio, Italy, on Jan. 13. Continue Reading

Farmington spill dumps diesel fuel into the Vermillion River

March 21, 2012 in The Hastings Star-Gazette

UpdatedFarmington firefighters are working to clear diesel fuel out of the Vermillion River after receiving a report of a diesel spill around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. Continue Reading

18-year-old Hastings man found dead; cause of death still under investigation

March 19, 2012 in The Hastings Star-Gazette

An 18-year-old Hastings man was found dead Saturday morning.
Hastings police and paramedics from the fire department were called to a home in the 1100 block of West 15th Street at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, March 17, on the report of a person not breathing. Continue Reading

Star Gazette plans change in how it reports mental health and suicide calls

January 20, 2012 in The Hastings Star-Gazette

For many years, this newspaper has held a simple policy in regard to suicides: if it happens in public, we write about it. If it happens in private, we do not write about it. Continue Reading

Remembering a very memorable two minutes in Hastings hockey history

January 6, 2012 in The Hastings Star-Gazette

While looking for material for my sports column here at the paper, I came across a real gem of a video on YouTube today. Continue Reading