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 »

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COVID-19 Update 4/2/20 Spring sports effectively canceled

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – Directed Health Measures have now been extended to 56 of Nebraska’s 93 counties. Gov. Ricketts also yesterday effectively cancelled the Spring sports season by prohibiting students from being inside schools and participating in extracurriculars statewide. An expanded DHM has been issued for the Two Rivers Public Health Department area that includes…read more »

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Ex-Omaha weatherman accused of targeting health director

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A former Omaha TV weatherman and spokesman for a former mayor has been accused of emailing death threats to the director of Douglas County Health Department over her handling of the new coronavirus outbreak. The Douglas County Sheriff’s office says Ronald Gerrard Penzkowski was arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of making…read more »


Survey suggests pandemic draining vigor from Midwest economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A survey of supply managers in a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains is showing more signs of the coronavirus pandemic’s disruptive economic impact. A report released Monday says the Mid-American Business Conditions index sank in March to 46.7 – its lowest reading since September 2016. The survey’s confidence index…read more »


Police say accidental fall from ladder killed Lincoln woman

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A fall that killed a 38-year-old Lincoln woman has been called an accident. Police say officers went to the woman’s home around 1 p.m. Saturday to check a disturbance. As officers talked to someone on one side of the house, neighbors told them someone was coming out a second-story window on…read more »