Author Archives: Ryan Boyd

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 »

Piling on Influenza with COVID-19 continuing

Piling on Influenza with COVID-19 continuing

KEARNEY, Neb. – Shellie Berry with the Diabetes Referral Network and Buffalo County Community Health Partners wants the public aware of an impending flu season piling on with the year of COVID-19. “Flu season is coming upon us as well as COVID so we can have what we call a ‘twindemic’ with COVID and flu.…Read more »

Kearney City Council approves mask proclamation

Kearney City Council approves mask proclamation

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) At Tuesday’s Kearney City Council Meeting, Mayor Stan Clouse read the final draft for the proposed mask proclamation that can be used around the community: “Whereas COVID-19 is a severe acute respiratory illness that can spread through small droplets when individuals breathe out, talk, cough or sneeze. And whereas COVID-19 continues…Read more »

Grand Island Police seeking help locating Hit and Run Suspect

Grand Island Police seeking help locating Hit and Run Suspect

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – The Grand Island Police Department announced the following over social media: “On Sept. 5th, at roughly 6:30am, a three car accident at the intersection of Anderson and Locust Streets resulted in life threatening injuries. A 13-year-old Grand Island girl was a passenger in one of the vehicles is paralyzed from the…Read more »

Western Nebraska man dies from tick-borne disease

Western Nebraska man dies from tick-borne disease

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska health officials have confirmed the death of a western Nebraska man from Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a disease carried by ticks. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says the man died this year – the first death from the disease in five years. Officials declined to name the…Read more »

Kearney CrossFit gives $8,000 donation for Operation NETS

Kearney CrossFit gives $8,000 donation for Operation NETS

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) Money was raised over this past weekend through Kearney CrossFit partnering up for Operation NETS. “This year we partnered up with CHI Health and the Kearney Police Department to do a two-part event called ‘Fitness for Heroes.’ The first part took place last Friday from 4:30 in the morning until Saturday…Read more »