Author Archives: Andrew Mihm

$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 »

29 states have minimum wages above the federal level

29 states have minimum wages above the federal level

By The Associated Press The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour has remained the same since 2009. Since then, 29 states and the District of Columbia have set minimum wages above the federal level. Twenty states have minimum wage increases taking effect around the start of the new year. Here’s a look at states…Read more »

Give Where You Live Kearney tops $1M

Give Where You Live Kearney tops $1M

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Give Where You Live – Kearney Area – the 24-hour giving day hosted by the Kearney Area Community Foundation was held yesterday. According to preliminary numbers, a record breaking $1,041,027 was raised from 5,321 donations – topping last year’s total by nearly $200,000. The Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial tops the leaderboard…Read more »

KPD: Two shootings believed linked, arrests made

KPD: Two shootings believed linked, arrests made

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Three teenagers have been arrested in two recent shootings that Kearney Police believe are related. A 16-year-old male and a 14-year-old male have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting November 18. A 21-year-old Kearney man was shot in the 1600 block of West 39th Street, sustaining a gunshot wound to his arm. He was treated and…Read more »