Category Archives: KGFW News

Gov. Ricketts Designates Nebraska as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State”

Gov. Ricketts Designates Nebraska as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State”

LINCOLN, Neb. (Press Release) –Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he had signed a proclamation designating Nebraska as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State.”  The proclamation is symbolic, and reaffirms Nebraska’s support for the right to bear arms.  “The White House and U.S. Congress have announced their intention to pursue measures that would infringe on the…Read more »

North Platte man sentenced after stealing from mother

North Platte man sentenced after stealing from mother

GENEVA, Neb. (PRESS RELEASE) – Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced today that a North Platte man was sentenced to the Nebraska Department of Corrections after pleading no contest to stealing more than $10,000 from his mother. Billy Phillips, 50, was sentenced to 18 months after appearing before Judge Vicki Johnson in Fillmore County District…Read more »

UNK removing four buildings, including Otto Olsen, Conrad Hall

UNK removing four buildings, including Otto Olsen, Conrad Hall

Photos by Erika Pritchard, UNK Communications by Tyler Ellyson, editor, UNK News KEARNEY, Neb. (UNK) – The University of Nebraska at Kearney campus will look a little different when the 2021-22 school year begins. UNK is removing four vacant buildings this spring and summer as part of its campus master plan. The project, contracted to…Read more »

Gov. Ricketts: Nebraska Declines Federal Request to House Migrant Children

Gov. Ricketts: Nebraska Declines Federal Request to House Migrant Children

LINCOLN, Neb. (Press Release) – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following a request to Nebraska from the Biden-Harris Administration to house displaced migrant children. “President Biden has created an immigration crisis on our border with thousands of unaccompanied migrant children coming to our country without their parents or family,” said Governor Ricketts. “Right…Read more »

Judge orders Nebraska to transport prisoner for abortion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a Nebraska prisoner’s request for an abortion and ordered state officials to transport her to a clinic so she can get the procedure as scheduled on Tuesday. Prison officials had rejected the woman’s request, prompting her to file a civil rights lawsuit on Friday with support…Read more »

Nebraska tweaks virus rules for people who had COVID-19

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents who have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies in the last three months are no longer required to quarantine if they get exposed to the virus again, but they’ll still have to wear a mask in public. A Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services administrator said Monday that the…Read more »

Omaha power utility signs contract for huge solar farm

YUTAN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Power District has signed a contract to build the state’s first solar power plant in eastern Nebraska south of Yutan. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the utility signed the contract last week to build an 81-megawatt solar farm on 500 acres in Saunders County, with construction to begin next…Read more »

NCAA volleyball tournament will boost Omaha’s economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha economy will get a significant boost from hosting the entire NCAA volleyball championship tournament over the next two weeks. When the NCAA decided to move the entire tournament to the city instead of just holding the Final Four in Omaha, the demand for hotel rooms for the teams and…Read more »

Inmate taken to hospital after being assaulted at prison

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An inmate was taken to the hospital from the Lincoln Correctional Center Saturday after he was assaulted by another inmate. The state Department of Correctional Services said the assault happened around 10 p.m. about 45 minutes after staff members broke up an argument between the two men. Officials said the injured…Read more »

Alliance officer involved in shooting after carjacking

ALLIANCE, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Highway Patrol is investigating after an Alliance police officer fired shots while trying to apprehend a suspect who allegedly tried to carjack two vehicles and led officers on a chase. Alliance Police Chief Philip Lukens said a suspect fled after an officer tried to make a traffic stop late…Read more »