Author Archives: Andrew Mihm

KPD: June priority traffic enforcement areas

KPD: June priority traffic enforcement areas

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – The Kearney Police Department has announced its June “Priority Traffic Enforcement Areas.” Officers will be paying special attention to the following areas: 8th Street (6th Avenue to 17th Avenue) W. 33rd Street (2nd Avenue to 7th Avenue) E. 31st Street (Avenue E to Avenue I) According to a City of Kearney…Read more »

UPDATE: Kearney 2nd Ave overpass road repair switching lanes

UPDATE: Kearney 2nd Ave overpass road repair switching lanes

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Road repairs on Kearney’s Second Avenue overpass are switching lanes. Construction on the southbound lanes of the overpass will be completed Tuesday afternoon, June 5, according to the City of Kearney Public Works Department and Nebraska Department of Transportation. At 8 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, work will begin on the inside…Read more »

Shots fired, suspect down, in high speed chase

Shots fired, suspect down, in high speed chase

GOTHENBURG – Authorities have been involved in a shooting that began as a high speed chase this morning in Gothenburg. According to scanner traffic the suspect stole an SUV with trailer attached and fled west on Highway 30 then onto Interstate 80. The Kearney Hub reports the suspect continued past a spike strip deployed by…Read more »

Nebraska Democrats nominate a Republican for party’s Gubernatorial candidate

Nebraska Democrats nominate a Republican for party’s Gubernatorial candidate

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – Nebraska Democrats nominated a Republican for their Gubernatorial candidate. State Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha, a Republican turned Democrat just for the election, faces Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, a heavy favorite, who cruised to victory in the Republican primary. Sen. Krist, who originally switched party affiliation last September to Independent, switched again five months later…Read more »

KPS Board approves final payment for new High School

KPS Board approves final payment for new High School

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Kearney Public Schools will release the final payment for construction of the District’s new high school. The KPS Board had withheld the final $500,000 payment after problems with school’s parking lot quickly became evident. After lengthy negotiations, Sampson construction has agreed to rectify the issues at their own expense. The School Board voted last…Read more »

Missing Kearney man found in Omaha

Missing Kearney man found in Omaha

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – A missing Kearney man has been found in Omaha, authorities say. 30-year-old Andrew Callahan was reported missing after telling his roommate that he was going camping and would return May 4th. He hadn’t been seen or heard from since May 2nd. The circumstances surrounding Callahan’s disappearance have not been released. A Facebook…Read more »

Kearney Catholic breaking ground on final addition phase

Kearney Catholic breaking ground on final addition phase

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Kearney Catholic High School will break ground tomorrow on the final phase of the school’s “Moving Forward in Faith” addition. Phase three will provide an enhanced secure entrance, expanded and remodeled foyer, updated public bathrooms, new administrative offices and a chapel. Phases one and two included the construction of two science rooms in 2013, six new…Read more »

Kearney leaders approve another new housing development

Kearney leaders approve another new housing development

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – The City of Kearney continues to grow. Last night, the Kearney City Council approved a new housing development in northeast Kearney’s East Brook neighborhood. “East Brooke Gardens” will consist of 16 duplexes on a private loop drive. City leaders also granted approval to the World Theater for a downtown outdoor summer…Read more »

Authorities looking for missing Kearney man

Authorities looking for missing Kearney man

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Kearney Police are asking for help finding a man missing since Wednesday. According to authorities, Andrew Callahan told his roommate that we was going camping and planned return Friday, May 4. He hasn’t been heard from since Wednesday, May 2. Description: Andrew J. Callahan, white male, 6’2″ , 280 pound, black hair…Read more »

Buffalo County Economic Development President stepping down

Buffalo County Economic Development President stepping down

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Buffalo County Economic Development Council President Darren Robinson is leaving his post to become the new Executive Director of KAAPA Cooperative. Since 2010, Robinson, a Kearney native, played a role in several significant projects including the Central Nebraska Veterans Home relocation to Kearney. Through Robinson’s recruitment efforts Central Community College and Xpanxion have built new locations in Kearney…Read more »