Author Archives: Andrew Mihm

More communities in south-central Nebraska are bracing for floodwaters that could spill from the rain-swollen Wood River

More communities in south-central Nebraska are bracing for floodwaters that could spill from the rain-swollen Wood River

WOOD RIVER, Neb. (KGFW / AP) – More communities in south-central Nebraska are bracing for floodwaters that could spill from the rain-swollen Wood River. Floodwater already has covered several streets in Gibbon, and flooding also has been forecast for communities downriver to the east: Shelton, Wood River and Alda. The National Weather Service in Hastings…Read more »

City to install big battery for solar power installation

City to install big battery for solar power installation

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) – South Sioux City in northeast Nebraska will become a demonstration site for the storage of electric power generated by the city’s 1,200-panel solar installation. City Administrator Lance Hedquist says a battery that can store 1.5 megawatts of power will be installed by Florida-based NextEra Energy Inc. The unit carries…Read more »

Fence construction at YRTC-K to begin next week

Fence construction at YRTC-K to begin next week

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Fence construction at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Kearney will begin next week. A source tells KGFW that the center’s Citizens Advisory Board was apprised of the timeline Tuesday night by YRTC facility manager Paul Gordon. The chain link fence will encompass the building structures but not the entire…Read more »

$642M Statewide Flood Damage, NEMA Updates Estimates by County

$642M Statewide Flood Damage, NEMA Updates Estimates by County

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – Nebraska Emergency Management has released updated preliminary damage estimates, both public and private, by county. Statewide damage is estimated at more than $642M – more than $553M of that to public property or infrastructure. More than $232M in damage is estimated in Nance County, nearly $140M in damage in Sarpy County,…Read more »

Nebraska DOJ Subpoenas 400+ Catholic Institutions in Child Sex Abuse Probe

Nebraska DOJ Subpoenas 400+ Catholic Institutions in Child Sex Abuse Probe

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – The Nebraska Attorney General’s office today announced that more than 400 Nebraska Catholic Churches and institutions have been issued subpoenas requesting all information and records related to child sexual abuse or assault. “Today, the Nebraska Department of Justice, working alongside various law enforcement agencies, issued subpoenas to over 400 Catholic churches…Read more »

State of the Union Notes and Recap

State of the Union Notes and Recap

State of the Union Notes and Recap by Andrew Mihm KGFW Program Director & News Director SOTU 2-5-19 President Donald J. Trump The President began by saying his agenda is “not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda but an agenda for the American people” President Trump spoke about the greatness of America, the moon…Read more »

Nebraska Judge Drops Hammer on Iron Thunder

Nebraska Judge Drops Hammer on Iron Thunder

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – A Lincoln man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in federal prison for trafficking meth over a nearly four year period. Claude Charles Iron Thunder, 42, was sentenced for “conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine between June of 2014 and March of 2018,” according…Read more »