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KGFW Sports Blast 8/7/20

KGFW Sports Blast 8/7/20

(KGFW) – The Huskers are among the teams receiving votes in the preseason Coaches College Football poll. Clemson is #1. Five of Nebraska’s ten opponents begin the season ranked with Ohio State the highest at #2. Nebraska begins fall camp today in Lincoln. Another high profile Big Ten player is opting out. Purdue receiver Rondale…Read more »

Gov. Ricketts signs budget with flood relief, scholarships

Gov. Ricketts signs budget with flood relief, scholarships

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed an updated, $9.3 billion state budget with new money for 2019 flood relief and career scholarships for the University of Nebraska and state colleges. Ricketts approved the two-year spending plan with no line-item vetoes. In a statement, he praised lawmakers for their work crafting it. Lawmakers approved…Read more »

Nebraska lawmakers spar over $82M business tax deduction

Nebraska lawmakers spar over $82M business tax deduction

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A measure that would generate $82 million in Nebraska state tax revenue by eliminating a deduction for high-income earners has hit a snag in the Legislature after business groups objected to the idea. The proposal debated by lawmakers would restore some of the estimated $250 million the state is expected to…Read more »

Police: Train fatally hit Missouri man in western Nebraska

Police: Train fatally hit Missouri man in western Nebraska

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) – Police in western Nebraska say a Missouri man has died after being hit by a train in Scottsbluff. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports the incident happened early Wednesday morning, when police were called to railroad tracks where a man had been hit be a westbound train. Police Sgt. Lance Kite says the…Read more »

Dobytown Kiwanis Backpack Project major success during pandemic

Dobytown Kiwanis Backpack Project major success during pandemic

KEARNEY, Neb. – Dobytown Kiwanis Club of Kearney held its annual Back 2 School Link Backpack project over a five-day period at Horizon Middle School with 1,300 school backpacks packed with school supplies for grades pre-K to 12 to begin the school year off right. With support from the United Way of the Kearney Area, Wal-Mart,…Read more »

Live ordnance found inside northeastern Nebraska museum

Live ordnance found inside northeastern Nebraska museum

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) – A bomb squad and military experts had to be called to a northeastern Nebraska museum after live ordnance – including a World War II grenade and two artillery shells – were found in a museum storeroom. The Norfolk Daily News reports that staff at the Elkhorn Valley Museum in Norfolk discovered…Read more »

UNK adds event approval process

UNK adds event approval process

KEARNEY, Neb. (UNK) – The University of Nebraska at Kearney has established an event approval committee to ensure safety guidelines are followed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The six-member committee will review plans for all on-campus events with 25 or more attendees, as well as university-sponsored events hosted off campus with this number of people in…Read more »

KGFW Sports Blast 8/6/20

KGFW Sports Blast 8/6/20

(KGFW) – The NCAA Board of Governors announced Wednesday that each division of the NCAA must determine by Aug. 21 whether their respective fall sports seasons and NCAA championships should occur as scheduled this year. A few hours later, the Division I Board passed the decision on to the Division I Council, which is reportedly…Read more »

Nebraska property tax, incentives packages wins initial OK

Nebraska property tax, incentives packages wins initial OK

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a compromise package to soften the impact of local property tax increases, preserve tax incentives for businesses and commit as much as $300 million in state money to a proposed disaster response facility in Omaha. The measure won first-round approval Wednesday just days before this year’s legislative…Read more »

Payday lending measure qualifies for 2020 Nebraska ballot

Payday lending measure qualifies for 2020 Nebraska ballot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A proposal to cap the interest rates that payday lenders can charge in Nebraska has qualified for the November general election ballot. Secretary of State Bob Evnen says backers of the measure gathered enough petition signatures to place the issue before voters. The group Nebraskans for Responsible Lending is looking to…Read more »