Category Archives: KGFW News

Governor Ricketts Signs Pro-Military and Veteran Legislation

Governor Ricketts Signs Pro-Military and Veteran Legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB 6 and LB 138 into law. LB 6 provides for the spouse or legal dependent of a person on active duty military assigned to a permanent duty station in Nebraska to continue to receive in-state tuition from…Read more »

Multi-Agency effort leads to narcotics arrests in Kearney

Multi-Agency effort leads to narcotics arrests in Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the Kearney Police Department: “An on-going, joint investigation involving members of the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force resulted in the service of three search warrants at approximately 7 a.m. this morning in Kearney. Search warrants were served simultaneously at 1801, 1806, and 1811 Ave B…Read more »

Individual Assistance Now Available Until June 19 for Nebraskans

Individual Assistance Now Available Until June 19 for Nebraskans

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency: “At the request of Governor Pete Ricketts, homeowners, renters and business owners in Nebraska counties designated for federal assistance now have until June 19 to register for federal assistance. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster grants for qualified homeowners and renters may help…Read more »

Nebraska bill to crack down on human trafficker advances

Nebraska bill to crack down on human trafficker advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Traffickers who sell women and children for sex in Nebraska could have their phones tapped by law enforcement and face prosecution years or even decades after their crimes under a bill advanced by lawmakers. Lawmakers gave the measure first-round approval Thursday on a 45-0 vote. The bill would extend the statute…Read more »

Trial date set for 1 of 2 men charged in Hastings slaying

Trial date set for 1 of 2 men charged in Hastings slaying

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) – A trial has been scheduled for one of two men charged in the shooting death of a Hastings man. Adams County District Court records say 22-year-old Daniel Harden has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony. Authorities say Harden and 21-year-old…Read more »

Nebraska state budget headed to final vote in Legislature

Nebraska state budget headed to final vote in Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A new two-year state budget is headed to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature. Lawmakers advanced the mainline budget Wednesday through the second of three required votes. The $9.3 billion budget includes additional money for expanding Medicaid, K-12 schools, construction of new prison space and property tax credits. The vote…Read more »

Nebraska lawmakers kick off debate on medicinal marijuana

Nebraska lawmakers kick off debate on medicinal marijuana

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off a debate on a proposal to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes as activists push a much broader ballot measure that would place the issue before voters next year. Supporters argued Wednesday that the legislative bill is narrowly tailored, with restrictions on how much users can possess…Read more »