Author Archives: Ryan Boyd

UNK reporting 23 cases of COVID-19

UNK reporting 23 cases of COVID-19

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) The University of Nebraska-Kearney has reported 23 cases of COVID-19 among students, athletes, coaches and faculty. Team practices have been cancelled since July 24th after the first positive case was reported to university officials. Most of the cases have been asymptomatic or have shown minor symptoms. UNK Senior Director of Communications…Read more »

Dive team responds to Johnson Lake crash

Dive team responds to Johnson Lake crash

JOHNSON LAKE, Neb. – The Gosper County Sheriff’s Office was called to a crash Saturday evening at Johnson Lake. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s office, a 2006 Jeep was northbound on Johnson Lake Drive and drove through a bridge guard rail at the outlet bridge of Johnson Lake. The Jeep entered the…Read more »

Kearney Police investigating car vandalism reports

Kearney Police investigating car vandalism reports

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) Kearney Police are continuing to ask for assistance in finding the suspect/suspects that had vandalized more than 80 vehicles between late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. KPD Captain Mike Young says officers have a great lead already thanks to video and audio shared with them Tuesday but encourage the public…Read more »

Economists study impact on Nebraska from COVID-19

Economists study impact on Nebraska from COVID-19

OMAHA, Neb. – Creighton University economist Ernie Goss and University of Nebraska-Omaha economist Scott Strain have been compiling data for the economic impact on Nebraska from COVID-19. For March, they have estimated the total impact has resulted in a $63.4 million impact with over $3 million lost in state and local taxes. Goss and Strain believe…Read more »

Kearney fire leaves garage burnt to the ground

Kearney fire leaves garage burnt to the ground

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) The Kearney Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire around noon Thursday near 30th Street and Avenue F. The department reported it took around three hours to get the fire extinguished and the garage burnt to the ground. No injuries were reported from this incident. The cause of the fire…Read more »

City of Kearney declaring State of Emergency

City of Kearney declaring State of Emergency

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) The City of Kearney held a press conference this morning to address their plan of handling the situation related to COVID-19. City Manager Mike Morgan declared a state of emergency to allow the city to have access to emergency reserve funds if needed. Each department addressed their plans going forward from…Read more »