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Officer finds explosive device in Lincoln alley

Officer finds explosive device in Lincoln alley

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say the Lincoln fire department used a robot to pick up for disposal an explosive device found in an alley. Station KOLN reports that a police officer responding to a call a few blocks south of downtown found the device around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. The Lincoln Fire & Rescue Department…

Nebraska prison officials say 2 staffers assaulted by inmate

Nebraska prison officials say 2 staffers assaulted by inmate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Prison officials say an inmate has assaulted two staff members at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln. A news release from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says the assault happened Wednesday evening when an inmate threatened, then punched a staff member in the face. A second staff member who arrived…

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska company chosen to grow hemp

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska company chosen to grow hemp

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A farming business owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska’s economic development corporation will start growing hemp this summer on the tribe’s reservation. Ho-Chunk Farms announced Thursday that it was one of 10 applicants that received a state license to start hemp farming. Nebraska cleared the way for a limited number…

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KGFW Sports – Legion and Little League Baseball 7/18/19

KGFW Sports – Legion and Little League Baseball 7/18/19

Area 7 Seniors Tourney @ Bill Wood Field in North Platte Friday Game 2. #2 Kearney Runza vs. #3 Scottsbluff – 5:00 Game 1. #4 North Platte vs. #5 Lexington – 8:00 Saturday Game 3. Elimination Game – 1:00 Game 4. #1 Hastings vs. North Platte/Lexington Winner – 4:00 Sunday Elimination Game – 1:00 Kearney/Scottsbluff…

KGFW Sports – Legion Baseball 7/15/19

KGFW Sports – Legion Baseball 7/15/19

Runza Seniors (30-8) 3-1 Kearney/Hastings Invite @ Memorial Field Friday lost to Gretna – 3-2 Saturday def. Omaha Gross – 7-6 def. Millard Sox – 11-3 Sunday def. Beatrice – 12-4 Up Next @ Area 7 Tournament in North Platte Friday #2 Kearney vs. #3 Scottsbluff – 5:00 — Post 52 Juniors (24-17) 3-1 @…

KGFW Sports – Maher Helping Flood Relief Effort

KGFW Sports – Maher Helping Flood Relief Effort

Dallas Cowboys standout and former Kearney High and Husker Kicker Brett Maher is returning to Kearney to show his support for the community that supported him. Brett is passionate about using the platform that he has been blessed with to give back to those affected by this recent natural disaster. On Wednesday, July 17th Brett…

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Midwest bracing for possible tornadoes as heatwave strikes US

Midwest bracing for possible tornadoes as heatwave strikes US

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two tornadoes were reported on Thursday in South Dakota and Wisconsin, a waterspout was seen near New Orleans, and the Upper Midwest, especially Minnesota, could see more severe storms on Friday. This is all happening as most of the rest of the U.S. will be roasting in a heatwave that could…

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DOJ sides with NFL, Raiders in Oakland antitrust lawsuit and the city hits back

DOJ sides with NFL, Raiders in Oakland antitrust lawsuit and the city hits back

33ft/iStock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Oakland is challenging the Department of Justice over a case based on the Raiders’ decision to move out of the California city. In December 2018, after the NFL team announced their plan to move out of Oakland and to Las Vegas, Nevada, at the start of the 2020 football season, the city…

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Wetter, stormier weather returns to the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, a wetter pattern is becoming established, following a brief period of dry weather that allowed some corn and soybean planting to take place in drier and better-drained areas. Currently, showers and thunderstorms stretch from the Dakotas to Ohio. In addition, much cooler air is overspreading the northern Corn Belt. On the…

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‘The Lion King’ roars into theaters Friday

‘The Lion King’ roars into theaters Friday

Disney(NEW YORK) — Opening nationwide Friday: * The Lion King — Jon Favreau, who directed Disney’s hit live-action 2016 adaptation of The Jungle Book, also directed this highly anticipated live-action remake of the 1994 animated Disney classic. Donald Glover plays Simba, a young lion who must step up and take his place as the rightful…