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Omaha zoo facing nearly $7M loss in wake of virus outbreak

Omaha zoo facing nearly $7M loss in wake of virus outbreak

OMAHA, Neb. – (AP) Officials with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium say the attraction is facing a nearly $7 million loss as its doors close to the public in the wake of a global pandemic. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the zoo’s closure on March 16 through the end of April is projected to amount…

Concrete Work: 25th Street Westbound from 7th Avenue to 11th Avenue

Concrete Work: 25th Street Westbound from 7th Avenue to 11th Avenue

KEARNEY, Neb. – UNK and Morton Construction announce that beginning Tuesday, April 7, 2020 concrete work will take place on 25th Street west bound from 7th Avenue to 11th Avenue. Traffic will be reduced to one lane during repairs. Work is expected to be completed by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 weather permitting. Citizens are…

Dawson PPD temporarily suspends electrical disconnections for nonpayment

Dawson PPD temporarily suspends electrical disconnections for nonpayment

LEXINGTON, Neb. – Dawson Public Power District will temporarily suspend electrical disconnections for nonpayment in response to the COVID-19 crisis. “COVID-19 has changed life as we knew it,” said Dawson PPD Consumer Accounts and Records Supervisor Connie Hird. “Dawson PPD wants to help. The District will not disconnect customers with a past due balance during this…

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KGFW Sports – NSAA Cancels Spring Seasons

KGFW Sports – NSAA Cancels Spring Seasons

The High School spring sports seasons are now officially cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. NSAA Executive Director Jay Bellar announced that decision Thursday morning. According to a release, all remaining NSAA activity practices and competitions, including district and state competitions, have been cancelled for this school year. These cancelations are part of a new…

KGFW Sports – Cam Mack is Leaving NU

KGFW Sports – Cam Mack is Leaving NU

Nebraska point guard Cam Mack has announced he is transferring. Mack, who finished 13th in the Nation in assists per game, had also struggled with multiple off court disciplinary situations last season. Mack, who has also entered his name into the NBA draft pool in March,  will now look for his sixth school in the…

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NYC’s grim contingency as coronavirus deaths rise: Temporary mass burials

NYC’s grim contingency as coronavirus deaths rise: Temporary mass burials

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The rising death toll from coronavirus in New York has city leaders contemplating temporary mass burials for patients who die from the infection.“If we need to do temporary burials to be able to tie this over, to pass the crisis, and then to work with each family on their appropriate arrangements,…

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Limited fieldwork in Michigan, some fruit buds swelling

Limited fieldwork in Michigan, some fruit buds swelling

Some fieldwork has begun in Michigan’s lower peninsula, but there are still areas with some snow and nightly frosts in the upper peninsula.  USDA reporters say there were barely two days suitable for fieldwork, but many fields are not dry enough for equipment.  Forty-eight percent of the Winter wheat is in good condition, with 35%…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton cast surprise 9-year-old on John Krasinski’s YouTube show

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton cast surprise 9-year-old on John Krasinski’s YouTube show

ABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — What’s better than going to a Broadway show? Having the Broadway show come to you. That’s exactly what happened when John Krasinski reunited the original Hamilton cast on Some Good News, his new YouTube series, much to the delight of a 9-year-old girl named Aubrey. The Quiet Place director brought Aubrey on his show after she was unable to see…