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 2020-11-27 12:37 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Holiday gift giving ideas with CR Toys...

CR Toys chats with NTV's Roni Lewis about unique gift ideas for this holiday season. Watch the clip to see the toys and games in action!...

 2020-11-27 12:28 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska nurse dies of COVID-19 as cases surge...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska hospital is mourning the death of a nurse who died of the coronavirus as cases surge across the state. The nurse, who worked on a surgical unit at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, died Wednesday. A letter fro...

 2020-11-27 03:35 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Hot Meals USA feeds nearly 3,000 on Thanksgiving Day...

The Kearney Area Concerned Citizens has been the organization many rely on for a Thanksgiving meal. While they've been doing this for nearly three decades, this year another non-profit has taken up the mantle at a new location due to COVID-19 concerns...

 2020-11-26 19:06 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Murder convict, Boswell, withdraws motion for new trial...

Bailey Boswell has withdrawn a motion for a new trial. Saline County District Court records said Boswell's attorney withdrew the motion last week after filing it in late October. Boswell was convicted of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murde...

 2020-11-26 04:30 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

7 NDCS staff members test positive for COVID-19...

Director Scott R. Frakes announced that seven staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff members are employed at the following locations:Tecumseh State Correctional Ins...

 2020-11-26 03:28 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Southern Valley students ready for State One-Acts despite Covid-19 challenges...

With just a few days left until District One-Act competitions are set to take place in Cambridge, students and directors are looking back on the challenges they've faced due to COVID-19 and the hard work they've put in to pull off their play this ...

 2020-11-26 02:55 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Are Nebraskans actually "doing the right thing" during this pandemic?...

"Nebraskans will do the right thing" is the stance Governor Pete Ricketts holds for the residents in this state when it comes to using the tools we have been given to slow the spread of COVID-19. Ricketts also continues to stand his ground against...

 2020-11-26 02:33 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

"Hospitals are close to capacity now." SHDHD Exec. Director urges caution for holidays...

The South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) executive director Michele Bever reported South Heartland's COVID-19 risk dial remains at 3. 3, in the red zone. Key factors keeping the risk dial in the red: low hospital ICU bed availability (ze...

 2020-11-26 02:26 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

West Central District risk dial remains deep in the red...

During the past 14 days, Lincoln County has recorded 555 additional cases of COVID-19. For the second week in a row, the risk dial stayed at 3. 77, which remains in the severe risk level. The COVID-19 Risk Dial contains recommended guidance to help preven...

 2020-11-26 01:10 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Special report: personal accountability and this pandemic...

Personal accountability. It's one of the main aspects of slowing the spread of the coronavirus and reducing the number of hospitalizations. Now as a whole we need to change our actions as Nebraska is seeing case numbers and hospitalizations double, al...

 2020-11-26 01:06 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Your actions during this pandemic could carry a heavier weight than intended...

Strict directive health measures and guidelines are coming back into effect after case numbers in Nebraska have reached over 114,000. During this pandemic, we've had to make a lot of choices, some easier than others, but some of the choices you think ...

 2020-11-26 01:01 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Ethanol partnership yields results for Ord students...

While some kids go to virtual class from home, others go outdoors for a unique classroom experience as Ord Public Schools partners with a local ethanol plant. "There's a great big cylinder in there," farmer Randy Wadas said, giving kids a look...

 2020-11-26 00:56 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Number of Nebraska cities implementing mask mandates continues to grow...

City officials across the state are taking matters into their own hands as Grand Island and York have been added to the growing list of cities with mask mandates. Approximately 910,000 Nebraskans are soon to be under a mask mandate and that number could i...

 2020-11-25 21:55 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Iowa Tribe creates national park on Nebraska-Kansas border...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska is creating the nation's largest tribal national park on a forested bluff overlooking the Missouri River and a historic site of its people. The tribe says the 444-acre park will allow it...

 2020-11-25 21:47 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Gov. Ricketts issues statement ahead of Thanksgiving Day...

Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving Day: Thanksgiving is a time for us to express gratitude to our Creator and to one another for the many blessings we have received. This year, we are especially grateful fo...

 2020-11-25 21:39 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Rivers risk dial continues to move farther into red level...

Two Rivers Public Health Department reported on Wednesday that the level of risk has elevated farther into the red "Pandemic" level. According to the health department, the following factors contributed to this week's determination:COVID-19 ca...

 2020-11-25 20:24 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

LPD launch new hiring campaign and website...

For the Lincoln Police department it isn't just a question of having enough officers anymore, but having the right ones. After years of declining applications the department is changing strategies in its recruitment and working to build a police force...

 2020-11-25 20:24 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

LPD launch new hiring campaign and website...

For the Lincoln Police department it isn't just a question of having enough officers anymore, but having the right ones. After years of declining applications the department is changing strategies in its recruitment and working to build a police force...

 2020-11-25 20:21 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

LPD responds to bomb threat at Concentra Urgent Care Center...

On Monday, theLincoln Fire and Rescue and the Lincoln Police Department (LPD) were dispatched to the Concentra Urgent Care Center on a report of a bomb threat. According to LPD, the employee reported receiving a phone call where a man's voice was hear...

 2020-11-25 20:15 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Man arrested after vandalizing store, vehicles in parking lot...

A 40-year-old was arrested on Tuesday after the Lincoln Police Department was called to Super Saver for a disturbance call. According to the LPD, the incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p. m. Upon arrival, police observed a man in the parking lot hold...

 2020-11-25 19:40 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska Extension: Thanksgiving turkey preparations...

Nebraska Extension Educator Cami Wells shares how to prepare a turkey for Thanksgiving. The average turkey needs to thaw for 2-3 days. The turkey does not need to be thawed before it is cooked. However, if washing the turkey seems necessary for you, then,...

 2020-11-25 19:15 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Hy-Vee recalls two short-cut vegetable mix products due to contamination...

Hy-Vee is recalling two of its short cut vegetable mix products across its eight-state region (IL, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, and WI) due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The potential for contamination was discovered during routine saf...

 2020-11-25 18:50 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Rivers Public Health reports 100 new cases...

Two Rivers Public Health Department reports 100 new positive cases in the district on Nov. 24. Two Rivers reported a total of 6,676 cases with 3,686 of those individuals recovered. The health department reported a total of 67 deaths. New confirmed cases f...

 2020-11-25 18:02 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

York mask mandate takes effect on Monday...

The City of York Board of Health passed a mask mandate to help prevent the spread the coronavirus on Nov. 24. The vote was 4-1. The Board of Health has five members:MayorChief of PoliceCity AttorneyCity PhysicianCouncil PresidentThe public is required to ...

 2020-11-25 17:24 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

UNMC receives grant to study infectious diseases originating from animals...

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is part of an international consortium that received a $100 million grant to anticipate and address threats posed by the emerging infectious diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. The internation...

 2020-11-25 16:38 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two bison may still be loose in Phelps County...

The bison that went loose in Phelps County in August have been rounded up, except for possibly two, according to the Phelps County Sheriff's Office. The 125 animals escaped on Aug. 26 from a local feeder, who ended up hiring a company to help round th...

 2020-11-25 16:20 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Hastings residents encouraged to spend big at local businesses...

Hastings' mask mandate goes into effect tomorrow. This will take effect as the mayor is asking people to spend big at local businesses. "Over the past few years we've seen retail sales numbers drop in the City of Hastings in the month of Decem...

 2020-11-25 15:51 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

State's leading economic indicator shows growth in economy...

Nebraska's leading economic indicator rose during October, according to the most recent report from the University of NebraskaLincoln. The leading indicator increased 1. 83% during the month. "The rising indicator suggests that the Nebraska econom...

 2020-11-25 15:42 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Overton high school junior makes free Thanksgiving meal kits for families in need...

High school junior Abby Lawton has made Thanksgiving meal kits and was giving them out for free to those who need it most this holiday season. "COVID has really impacted the city of Overton so going back I was like, what can I do and I'm like Than...

 2020-11-25 15:19 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska Men's Basketball student-athlete Derrick Walker will serve suspension...

Nebraska Men's Basketball Student-athlete Derrick Walker will serve a suspension for the first 16 games of the 2020-21 season. The Nebraska Athletic Department said the suspension stems from a violation of team and NCAA rules that occurred while Walke...

 2020-11-25 14:41 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Loup Basin COVID-19 risk dial update...

The Loup Basin Public Health Department reported the district has a total of 1,398 cases with 878 of those individuals recovered. The district has a total of 20 deaths. The risk dial is currently in the elevated, orange level. LBPHD received 34 percent of...

 2020-11-25 14:09 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Changes proposed in NU training facility project...

The coronavirus pandemic is prompting a change in plans for the University of Nebraska's $155 million football training facility project. The Lincoln Journal Star reported that the Board of Regents on Dec. 4 will hear a plan to split the project into ...

 2020-11-25 13:53 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska vs Iowa rivalry bobbleheads join National Hall of Fame and Museum...

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an officially licensed, limited edition bobblehead commemorating the Nebraska vs. Iowa Rivalry. The bobblehead is the first to commemorate the rivalry and features University of Nebraska mascot Herb...

 2020-11-25 12:54 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

New roundabout open in Grand Island...

The new roundabout at the intersection of Old Potash Highway and North Rd. is complete and will be open on Nov. 25. Old Potash Highway, Kaufman Ave. and Claude Rd. are also scheduled to be open to traffic, according to the City of Grand Island Public Work...

 2020-11-25 12:30 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NE Dept. of Corrections reports17 staff members tested positive...

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) reported 17 staff members are positive for the coronavirus. The staff members are employed at the following locations: Omaha Correctional Center (6), Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (5), Linc...

 2020-11-25 12:06 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska man sentenced to 47 years for sex trafficking teens...

A Nebraska man who was convicted of sex trafficking two teenage girls was sentenced Tuesday to 47 years in federal prison. The Lincoln Journal Star reported Devin L. Ashford, 33, of Lincoln was convicted by jurors in August of sex trafficking of a minor; ...

 2020-11-25 11:27 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Mask mandate goes into effect in Grand Island on Friday...

"Without a change we will become overwhelmed," Grand Island Fire Chief Cory Schmidt told the city council on Tuesday. That change could be coming in the form of a mask mandate that takes effect on Friday. The G. I. City Council voted 8-2 in favor ...

 2020-11-25 04:12 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Lincoln Board of Education redefines SROs' responsibilities....

The responsibilities of school resource officers in Lincoln's schools is now redefined in accordance with a new state law. The memorandum reevaluating those responsibilities passed at Tuesday's school board meeting in a 5-2 vote. Before it was pas...

 2020-11-25 04:11 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Lancaster County has new Directed Health Measure...

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced changes to the local Directed Health Measure (DHM) that will take effect at 12:01 a. m. Wednesday, November 25. The measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be in effect through...

 2020-11-25 02:41 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

New Directed Health Measure for Lincoln-Lancaster County...
 2020-11-25 00:49 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

CHI to hire "a bunch of college kids" to fill positions that free up nurses...

CHI Health plans to hire "a bunch of college kids" to help with increasing patient numbers. CHI Health operates 14 hospitals in the region and has created new seasonal positions that they say are ideal for college students during holiday breaks or...

 2020-11-24 23:03 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Lincoln expands Citizens Police Advisory Board...

Was it for diversity or for politics? That is what many folks in Lincoln are wondering after the City Council recently approved an expansion of its citizens police oversight board. But while some debate the necessity of more diversity on that board a repo...

 2020-11-24 19:50 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Mask resistance softens in Kansas as coronavirus cases soar...

Resistance to masks appears to be weakening in Kansas as the coronavirus surges, straining the capacity of the state's hospitals. Gov. Laura Kelly's latest effort to require face coverings takes effect Wednesday, although state law still allows th...

 2020-11-24 19:42 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Hastings leaders, health officials urge people to comply with new mask mandate...

Public health officials in Hastings said a new mask mandate ordinance comes at a critical time. South Heartland District Health Department Executive Director Michele Bever said the four-county area nearly doubled its cumulative coronavirus case count for ...

 2020-11-24 19:16 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Bond denied in fatal attack at Nebraska fast food restaurant...

A 23-year-old man charged with fatally shooting two employees at a Nebraska fast food restaurant and wounding two others has been denied bond. Roberto Carlos Silva Jr. made his first court appearance Tuesday in Saturday's attack at a Sonic Drive-in re...

 2020-11-24 19:10 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Douglas County Health Department COVID-19 update...

The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 589 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 24. The total number of cases in the county is 36,456 with 18,398 recovered. DCHD reported 8 new deaths related to COVID-19. The health department said 6 men ranging in...

 2020-11-24 17:47 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Eagle-viewing facilities closed this year...

The eagle-viewing facilities will not be open to the public by the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District for the first time since 1988 for the safety and health of the public and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. "We regret that ...

 2020-11-24 17:27 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

North Central District COVID-19 update...

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) reports 142 new COVID-19 cases in the district since Nov. 19. New cases by county:18-Antelope19-Boyd9-Brown8-Cherry25-Holt1-Keya Paha24-Knox34-Pierce4-RockThe health department reported two more deaths; a P...

 2020-11-24 16:47 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Petition seeks to recall Lincoln mayor, council members...

A petition drive in Lincoln seeks to recall the mayor and most of the city council, an effort spurred by the city leaders' actions during the coronavirus pandemic. The Lincoln Journal Star reported that LNK Recall organizers on Monday took the petitio...

 2020-11-24 16:19 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska man faces January sentencing for vehicular homicide...

A Nebraska man who plowed his dump truck into the back of a stopped minivan will be sentenced in January in the deaths of two youths. The Omaha World-Herald reported that a Sarpy County jury found Jesse O. Knight of Papillion, Nebraska, guilty on Friday o...

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