Author Archives: Andrew Mihm

Lincoln man arrested in strong arm robbery near Kearney

Lincoln man arrested in strong arm robbery near Kearney

GIBBON, Neb. (KGFW) – A man was arrested Sunday afternoon after a clerk at the Minden I-80 exit gas station reported that the man jumped the counter, shoved him out of the way, and grabbed cash from the register – before speeding off in a silver sedan without license plates. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s office…Read more »

Fonner announces IA company as casino partner

Fonner announces IA company as casino partner

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KGFW) – Fonner Park announced Friday Elite Casino Resorts, of Riverside, IA, as the horse track’s casino operating partner. Fonner Park said in a news release issued at the 10:30am press conference that it had met with seven other candidates before making the selection. The search began after voters approved expanded gambling…Read more »

Nebraska’s COVID positivity rate has risen

Nebraska’s COVID positivity rate has risen

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – Nebraska’s COVID positivity rate has risen above 5% for the first time in nine weeks (5.7%) — and the number of COVID hospital patients also increased for the first time in 19 weeks, last week. 132 patients reported yesterday, accounting for 3.2% of statewide capacity. 2,181 have died. All ages are…Read more »

COVID Update: Fighting fake vaccine cards

COVID Update: Fighting fake vaccine cards

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – Nebraska’s Doug Peterson, and 44 other state attorney’s general, have called on Twitter, eBay, and Shopify, to act immediately to prevent the sale of fraudulent CDC vaccination cards on their platforms. According to a joint letter to the companies released yesterday, listings for fraudulent vaccination cards have appeared on the sites.…Read more »

Former Grand Island teacher & student sentenced in child porn, extortion, case

Former Grand Island teacher & student sentenced in child porn, extortion, case

LINCOLN, Neb. – (KGFW) – A former Grand Island Northwest High School teacher and a student both received federal prison sentences Friday in connection with a child pornography and extortion investigation. The US Attorney’s office for Nebraska says 18-year-old Max Rookstool was sentenced to 10-years for possession of child pornography. 38-year-old Brian Mohr was sentenced…Read more »

COVID Update: New Strain Confirmed

COVID Update: New Strain Confirmed

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KGFW) – The first cases of a specific COVID-19 variant have been confirmed in Nebraska. The Central District Health Dept. said Thursday there have been more than 20 cases of the B.1.429 strain. Dept. Director Teresa Anderson says that, while research suggests the strain is up to 20% more transmissible, COVID-19 vaccines…Read more »

COVID Update: Another 88,000 vaccines on the way

COVID Update: Another 88,000 vaccines on the way

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – Nebraska expects about 88,000 more COVID vaccine doses to arrive this week. All Pfizer and Moderna. The State began vaccinating group 2A yesterday. Those 50 and older, and critical industry workers of any age. 10% will be reserved for those with serious underlying health conditions, regardless of age. In clinical trials…Read more »

COVID Update: Cases in Kearney steadily decline

COVID Update: Cases in Kearney steadily decline

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Two Rivers Public Health Dept. says daily COVID case counts have steadily dropped over the past two weeks in Kearney and across Buffalo County. Almost 80% of res idents 65 and up in Buffalo County have received at least one COVID vaccine dose. The Holdrege, Lexington, and other areas in the…Read more »