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Nebraska Leaders release statements on violence at US Capitol

Nebraska Leaders release statements on violence at US Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following statements have been made by Nebraska officials in regards to the violence at the US Capitol: U.S. Senator Ben Sasse: “Today, the United States Capitol — the world’s greatest symbol of self-government — was ransacked while the leader of the free world cowered behind his keyboard — tweeting against his…Read more »

CHI Health Vice President of Pharmacy on COVID-19 vaccine arrival in Nebraska: “It is hope in a bottle”

CHI Health Vice President of Pharmacy on COVID-19 vaccine arrival in Nebraska: “It is hope in a bottle”

OMAHA, Neb. – (KGFW) Following the FDA’s Emergency Use Approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Friday, hospitals and pharmacies were awaiting the first shipment of vaccines to arrive in Nebraska. The timeline was not established but they did arrive Monday morning. CHI Health Vice President of Pharmacy Mike Tiesi shared his perspective being a part…Read more »

Experience of a COVID-19 vaccine from the perspective of CHI Health Infectious Disease Experts

Experience of a COVID-19 vaccine from the perspective of CHI Health Infectious Disease Experts

OMAHA, Neb. – (KGFW) CHI Health Infectious Diseases Experts Dr. David Quimby and Dr. Runega Vivekenandan hosted a zoom conference to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine trials from Pfizer and Moderna. Dr. Quimby addressed the question, “Do people no longer have to wear a mask if they’ve received a vaccination?” “Unfortunately no. The reason why is the…Read more »

Kearney woman found dead in hot tub Sunday

Kearney woman found dead in hot tub Sunday

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) At approximately 0900 hours on Sunday, November 29th, Kearney Police Department Officers and paramedics were dispatched to Lakeview Drive for a medical call for a 58-year-old female that was found to be unresponsive in the hot tub. Officers and paramedics discovered that the woman was deceased. An autopsy report has been ordered.…Read more »

Kearney City Council Approves Mask Mandate set to begin November 23rd

Kearney City Council Approves Mask Mandate set to begin November 23rd

Text of Emergency Ordinance KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) With almost 30 different voices at Tuesday’s Kearney City Council meeting and over 175 e-mails and messages sent over the past week, the city council held a special meeting to discuss the potential of approving a mask mandate for the community which they unanimously approved 5-0. Council…Read more »

19-year-old Omaha woman dies after being shot in head in car

19-year-old Omaha woman dies after being shot in head in car

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman has died from her injuries after being shot while driving in Omaha. Police said Nomi Herrera died at a local hospital Friday night a day after she was found in the driver’s seat of her car. Officers responded to a report of an accident Thursday night and found…Read more »

Potential Mountain Lion sighting in Minden

Potential Mountain Lion sighting in Minden

Photo courtesy of the Minden Police Department MINDEN, Neb. – The Minden Police Department received a report of a possible sighting of a mountain lion on the east edge of Minden early Monday Morning hours. Officers did not locate any animal upon arrival. Tracks spotted in fresh snow led authorities to believe an animal exited…Read more »

COVID-19 changing how police do their duties

COVID-19 changing how police do their duties

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) Kearney Police Chief and the rest of the Kearney Police Department have been doing their job a little differently this year due to COVID-19 but that doesn’t mean that officers aren’t ready to protect and serve. “We’ve taken additional steps to ensure that we can maintain operational readiness and that is…Read more »

Buffalo County Election Commissioner addresses ballot errors

Buffalo County Election Commissioner addresses ballot errors

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) Buffalo County Election Commissioner Lisa Poff has been gearing up with her office for this year’s elections. Deadlines for voter registration are fast approaching. “First you have to be registered to vote before requesting a ballot. We have two voter registration deadlines. The first is October 16 for registering through the…Read more »

CHI Health CEO: “There’s no reason to panic at this point”

CHI Health CEO: “There’s no reason to panic at this point”

OMAHA, Neb. (KGFW) – Dr. Cliff Robertson from CHI Health in Omaha hosted a conference Tuesday to address concerns surrounding hospital capacity. On CHI’s end, Dr. Robertson had some data to share. “While we are seeing more patients admitted to the hospital than we did four to five weeks ago, our data is showing rolling…Read more »