Category Archives: KGFW News

Bodies of man, woman found in Scottsbluff storage unit

Bodies of man, woman found in Scottsbluff storage unit

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) – The bodies of a man and a woman have been found in a Scottsbluff storage unit and may be those of two missing people. Authorities say the bodies were discovered Friday morning by the owner of Jerry’s Self Storage, Jerry Gealy. He’s the father of a 29-year-old man reported missing over…Read more »

Multiple YRTC inmates taken into custody for February assaults

Multiple YRTC inmates taken into custody for February assaults

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the office of Buffalo County Attorney Shawn Eatherton: Three individuals from YRTC-Kearney were taken into custody for charges stemming from assaults on three YRTC employees February 7. 17-year-old Jabreen Sidney was arrested for First Degree Assault and three counts of Aiding and Abetting Second Degree Assault and faces…Read more »

Hastings College President stepping down for new position

Hastings College President stepping down for new position

HASTINGS, Neb. – Dr. Travis Feezell announced to campus today that he will step down as president of Hastings College effective March 2, 2020, to accept another leadership position in higher education. Feezell became the 17th President of Hastings College on June 1, 2017, following a national search. Under his leadership, the College began a study abroad…Read more »

Knox County egg farm building erupts in flames

Knox County egg farm building erupts in flames

BLOOMFIELD, Neb. (AP) – An egg farm building went up in flames and thousands of chickens died outside a small town in northeast Nebraska. Authorities say no employees or firefighters were injured Thursday evening by the fire at the Michael Foods facility. It sits a little less than 3 miles west of Bloomfield in Knox…Read more »

State lawmakers aren’t happy about open carry at the Capitol

State lawmakers aren’t happy about open carry at the Capitol

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers who for decades have allowed gun owners to openly carry rifles and handguns in most public spaces may be carving out one new exception to that right – at their own workplace in the Capitol. Some state lawmakers promised Thursday to push for a new ban on guns at…Read more »

Bill would ban indoor vaping

Bill would ban indoor vaping

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Vaping inside restaurants, stores and other public buildings could soon be banned under a bill advanced by lawmakers. The measure moved Thursday through the first of three required votes, 31-2. Sen. Dan Quick, of Grand Island, said he introduced it to protect non-smokers from potential health risks from the vapors each…Read more »

Nebraska lawmakers want flood control

Nebraska lawmakers want flood control

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers have sent a nearly unanimous message to federal officials who control the flow of the Missouri River: focus on preventing floods above all else. Lawmakers voted 43-1 on a resolution Thursday calling on Congress and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make flood control their top priority. The…Read more »

Historic horse racing machines at Fonner blocked

Historic horse racing machines at Fonner blocked

GRAND ISLAND – Historic horse racing machines have been blocked at Fonner Park in Grand Island while a legal challenge traverses the courts. A Judge issued the injunction Thursday. Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson issued the following statement: “We are pleased with Court’s ruling today applying well established Nebraska law on horse race wagering. Unfortunately,…Read more »

Man accused of $9,400-plus theft from school organization

Man accused of $9,400-plus theft from school organization

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An Omaha man has been accused of stealing more than $9,400 from a parent-teacher organization. Douglas County Court records say 40-year-old Bradley Whitmore is charged with theft. Court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for him. The records say Whitmore took the money from the organization…Read more »

Kearney Classic Car Collection closing doors in 2021

Kearney Classic Car Collection closing doors in 2021

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Classic Car Collection Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to close the Classic Car Collection in the summer of 2021 due to lack funding from major partners and low visitation numbers at its museum. In an effort to fulfill our current contractual obligations with Cabela’s and with our donors, including…Read more »