Category Archives: KGFW News

Pair pleads guilty in plot to firebomb Nebraska pharmacy

Pair pleads guilty in plot to firebomb Nebraska pharmacy

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Two men who plotted to firebomb a Nebraska pharmacy to benefit their own online black market drug dealing have pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges. Prosecutors in Virginia federal court say 32-year-old William Burgamy of Hanover, Maryland, ran a website called NeverPressedRX that sold oxycodone and other drugs over the darknet.…Read more »

Nebraska virus hospitalizations at lowest levels since April

Nebraska virus hospitalizations at lowest levels since April

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The number of people hospitalized for the coronavirus in Nebraska has fallen to its lowest level since mid-April, but state officials say residents still need to exercise caution to keep the virus from spreading. Nebraska’s hospitals were treating 97 patients as of Thursday, down from a high of 257 on May…Read more »

Nebraska physician charged in husband’s death out on bond

Nebraska physician charged in husband’s death out on bond

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska resident physician accused of fatally shooting her husband in front of their two children last month has been released on $100,000 bond. North Platte television station KNOP reports that 31-year-old Kathleen Jourdan put up 10% of her $1 million bail to be released from jail on Thursday. Jourdan is…Read more »

Nebraska sees surge in new unemployment claims after decline

Nebraska sees surge in new unemployment claims after decline

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The number of people filing new unemployment claims in Nebraska surged last week to its highest level in nearly two months. The U.S. Department of Labor says 6,143 people filed initial claims for benefits during the week that ended July 4. That’s a roughly 46% increase over the 4,203 new claims…Read more »

City of Minden declares water warning for residents

City of Minden declares water warning for residents

MINDEN, Neb. – The City of Minden has issued a Stage 2: Water Warning and will continue until otherwise notified. A staggered lawn watering system will be imposed. Those with “Even numbered addresses” may water their lawn on “Even numbered days.” Those with “Odd numbered addresses” may water their lawn on “Odd numbered days.” Lawn…Read more »

COVID-19 Update 7/9/20: GIPS unveils back to school plan

COVID-19 Update 7/9/20: GIPS unveils back to school plan

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KGFW) – Grand Island Public Schools plans to teach most students in-person this Fall. KSNB Local 4 News reports the District unveiled three models yesterday. One has most students in classes. A second provides for in-person instruction for select programs. And the third is remote learning. Which model the district uses will depend…Read more »

Nebraska man sentenced for strangling wife

Nebraska man sentenced for strangling wife

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska man has been sentenced to prison for strangling his wife and throwing her body in the Missouri River. KMTV reports that Brandon Norton, of the Omaha suburb of Bellevue, was sentenced Wednesday to 41 1/2 to 62 years in prison in the June 2018 death of 32-year-old Jennifer Norton.…Read more »