Category Archives: KGFW News

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…Read more »

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…Read more »

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…Read more »

Governor Ricketts Encourages Participation in Trade Mission to Germany

Governor Ricketts Encourages Participation in Trade Mission to Germany

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts encourages ag producers and businesses across Nebraska to consider joining the November 9-16, 2019 International Trade Mission to Germany.  Officials from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) will accompany Gov. Ricketts…Read more »

Residential Flood Refuse Collection and Landfill Operations

Residential Flood Refuse Collection and Landfill Operations

KEARNEY, Neb. (City of Kearney) – The City of Kearney announces that starting Monday, July 22, 2019 residents that have flood damage refuse must contact the City’s Utilities Department at 308-233-3617 to schedule flood related refuse pick up. The Kearney Area Solid Waste Agency Landfill will still accept flood related refuse free of charge until…Read more »

Man convicted in Lincoln woman’s slaying wants new trial

Man convicted in Lincoln woman’s slaying wants new trial

WILBER, Neb. (AP) – A man convicted of killing a 24-year-old Lincoln woman wants a new trial. An attorney for 52-year-old Aubrey Trail cited irregularities at the trial, which ended last week with his being found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit the murder of Sidney Loofe. Whether he’ll be sentenced to death…Read more »

University employees told private data is on stolen laptop

University employees told private data is on stolen laptop

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – University of Nebraska-Lincoln officials say personal and financial information on more than 900 current and former employees were contained in a laptop computer stolen from a university consultant who was vacationing in Rome. They work or worked for the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The university’s offered them a…Read more »

Chiropractor, prep track standout win buffalo chip toss

Chiropractor, prep track standout win buffalo chip toss

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) – A Chadron chiropractor and a former Chadron High School track standout have won top honors in the World Championship Buffalo Chip Throw contest during the 43nd annual Fur Trade Days celebration in Chadron. Station KCSR reports that 35-year-old Eric Landen won the men’s title Saturday by tossing a piece of dried…Read more »

Governor Ricketts, State Leaders Debut Talent Recruitment Website

Governor Ricketts, State Leaders Debut Talent Recruitment Website

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the city of Kearney: “During the Governor’s Summit on Economic Development, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled a new website (www.thegoodlifeiscalling.com) to recruit talent to Nebraska.  Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Dave Rippe and Nebraska Department of Labor (DOL) Commissioner John Albin joined the Governor to debut the…Read more »

Highway Work Project: US 30 from 15th Avenue to 7th Avenue

Highway Work Project: US 30 from 15th Avenue to 7th Avenue

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the Nebraska Department of Transportation: “The Nebraska Department of Transportation will have upcoming traffic lane shifts occurring in the work zone area on US Highway 30 from west of 15th Avenue to 7th Avenue. On Thursday, July 18, 2019, motorists should expect head-to-head traffic in the east bound…Read more »