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 2020-09-21 15:54 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska man sentenced to 4 years in prison for child porn...

A south-central Nebraska man has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Federal prosecutors say that 65-year-old Robert Rose, of Guide Rock, was sentenced last week in Lincoln's federal courthouse. He also was...

 2020-09-21 15:34 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska Public Service Commission hosting virtual town hall meetings...

Virtual town hall meetings will be held by the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) as part of the Black Hills Energy Rate case application process. On June 1, Black Hills Energy filed an application with the PSC seeking a $17. 5 million general rate ...

 2020-09-21 14:48 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

WIC extends flexibilities related to the pandemic...

Extension for more than a dozen flexibilities that help participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) receive food and health support needed during the COVID-19 pandemic has been granted. The U. S. Depart...

 2020-09-21 14:14 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Road work on US-136 will continue through September...

Work on US-136 starts on Sept. 21, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). NDOT said that traffic will be maintained with the closure of US-136. The work will happen from Reference Post 115. 06 to Reference Post 119. 41, from east o...

 2020-09-21 13:53 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NDCS reports five staff members tested positive, Sept. 20...

Five staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus. Four staff members are employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) and one is employed at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). A...

 2020-09-21 13:42 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Inmate missing from the Omaha Community Corrections Center...

An inmate is missing from the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O). Thomas Craven, 56, is a white man, 5', 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) said that Craven was out on an approved...

 2020-09-21 12:59 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Good Samaritan helps grant a Make-A-Wish dream...

A community came together to help make a boy, who is fighting brain cancer, dream come true after COVID-19 canceled his wish. Adyn Stevens made a wish to fly over a Hawaiian volcano. However, when Adyn Stevens' Make-A-Wish trip was cancelled due to th...

 2020-09-21 02:36 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Hundreds gathered in front of the State Capitol to commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an advocate for gender equality, women's rights, gay rights movements and a fighter for minorities. These are things that Nebraskans for Peace also marched for. One member said it hit the organization hard with the news of Gins...

 2020-09-21 02:32 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

More than 40% of Nebraska virus deaths are at nursing homes...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than 40% of the deaths linked to the coronavirus in Nebraska have been at nursing homes. A total of 185 deaths linked to the virus have been reported at nursing homes in the state, which is reporting 442 deaths overall. The O...

 2020-09-20 23:09 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Jake Gardner, the man charged in deadly shooting of James Scurlock, dies by suicide...

Jake Gardner, the man charged with the deadly shooting of 22-year-old James Scurlock has died. Gardner's attorney, Stuart Dornan confirmed to Fox 42, that Gardner died by suicide. A warrant was issued for Gardner's arrest on Friday following a gra...

 2020-09-20 02:34 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Candlelight vigil for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg held in front of Museum of Nebraska Art...

Locally, dozens gathered in front of the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney for a candlelight vigil in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Kearney Indivisibles organized the event. Member Ralph Hanson said they wanted to plan a candlelight vigil for Gin...

 2020-09-20 02:25 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Adams County Board of Supervisors and the public discussed justice center November ballot...

The Adams County Board of Supervisors are pushing for the public to learn more information about the proposed new justice center they want built. The general public will have the chance to vote for this in the general election but until then, the first of...

 2020-09-19 22:56 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Charity Shoot raises money for pro-life organizations...

Shoot 4 Life held it's 9th annual charity shoot on Saturday to raise money for pro-life organizations. According to Shoot 4 Life member Matt Mack, the charity event is part of an annual fundraiser where the non-profit encourages participants to come o...

 2020-09-19 22:56 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Growing Together Nebraska donation garden helps feed families in Hall County...

Hall County Nebraska Extension agents and several area non profits are making sure their community doesn't go hungry by providing free fruits and vegetables for those in need. "You know people are struggling with things and to be able to have fres...

 2020-09-19 19:35 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Flags to fly at half-staff to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

Governor Pete Ricketts announced on Saturday that all U. S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of U. S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "Susanne and I send our thoughts and prayers to the Ginsburg family," said Go...

 2020-09-19 03:36 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Coronavirus rom-com set in L.A. is filmed in Nebraska...

2020 has been a year some might say a movie writer couldn't even script. But here in Central Nebraska, a writer and producer is getting ready to launch a film based square in the middle of this once in a lifetime pandemic. It's Ravenna, Nebraska. ...

 2020-09-19 02:12 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Local health department's COVID-19 update, Sep. 18...

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates from local public health departments. Central District Health Department. Latest updated of CDHD was on Sep. 4: Total cases: 2063. Total deaths: 59. Cases by county: Merrick: 70. Hamilton: 111. Hall: 1882. Douglas Coun...

 2020-09-19 01:54 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Charges upgraded, second suspect arrested in Omaha death...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man charged in the death of a teenager at an Omaha motel is now facing a second-degree murder charge. Police also said Friday they had arrested a second person in connection with the case. Twenty-year-old Mason Beaverson origina...

 2020-09-19 01:18 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Medical marijuana no longer on the November ballot...

Medical marijuana advocate, Lisa Kovanda, said it was devastating when she heard the news that medical marijuana will no longer be on the November ballot. She said it didn't just affect her but those who advocate for it to be legalized in the state. &...

 2020-09-19 00:23 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Colorado family seeks shelter in Nebraska after being evacuated due to forest fires...

More than 30 days and in excess of thousands of miles, the Cameron Peak Fire in Colorado continues to burn without a known cause asofficials say its still under investigation. These dangerous conditions led some families to pack up and seek safety. The Ri...

 2020-09-18 23:43 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Burgers and beyond: Nance County commits to growing economy through livestock...

Nobody produces corn fed beef like Nebraska. But deep in cattle country some see room for growth beyond the burger. "We also have an opportunity with poultry to grow that, something Nebraska has seen more of," said Gov. Pete Ricketts. Friday he jo...

 2020-09-18 22:14 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Warrant approved for Nebraska bar owner in protestor's death...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A warrant is being issued for a former bar owner who shot and killed a Black man during racial injustice protests in Omaha. Thirty-eight-year-old Jake Gardner is charged with four felonies, including manslaughter, in the death of ...

 2020-09-18 22:08 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Tennessee man sentenced in Arkansas child pornography case...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for taking an Arkansas teenager and using her to produce child pornography. Court records show 55-year-old Craig Gillum of Shelbyville, Tennessee, was senten...

 2020-09-18 22:04 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

LPD arrest man for domestic assault, trespassing...

Lincoln Police Department (LPD) received a report on Thursday, Sep. 17 that the caller's ex-husband was there and was refusing to leave. The victim, a 46-year-old woman, reported that her doorbell had been ringing and when she looked at her security c...

 2020-09-18 21:43 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Health Alerts issued for Maple Creek, Iron Horse Trail, Kirkman's Cove, Bluestem lake...

The state has issued health alerts for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB), also known as toxic blue-green algae, at Maple Creek Recreation Area Lake in Lancaster County, Iron Horse Trail Lake in Pawnee County, Kirkman's Cove Lake in Richardson County and Blue...

 2020-09-18 21:36 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nance County designated as Nebraska's 50th Livestock Friendly County...

Governor Pete Ricketts designated Nance County as Nebraska's newest Livestock Friendly County (LFC), making it the 50th county in the state to receive this nomination. "By requesting and receiving Nebraska's Livestock Friendly County designati...

 2020-09-18 21:23 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NDOL Issuing Lost Wages Assistance Payments...

The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced on Friday that payments of $300 per week are being issued for the FEMA Lost Wage Assistance Program (LWA). According to the department, payments currently cover the first three weeks of the retroactive pro...

 2020-09-18 19:57 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska's unemployment rate drops to 4%, lowest in U.S....

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's unemployment rate for August dropped to 4%, the lowest rate in the country. The state Department of Labor reported Friday that the rate was down from a revised July rate of 4. 9%. The declining rate reflects an in...

 2020-09-18 19:18 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Veteran to march 50 miles from Lincoln to Omaha to raise awareness of homeless vets...

He is taking a march to show his fellow vets that while they might be down in life, they should never be left behind. Over the next day 50 miles between Lincoln and Omaha will be marched to raise awareness of the issue of veteran homelessness, and raise f...

 2020-09-18 19:11 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Vital Signs: survey reveals adult obesity rate rising...

Seth Denny asks a medical expert, John Auerbach at Trust for America's Health, about a new survey revealing the adult obesity rate rising across the United States....

 2020-09-18 18:48 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

UNL receives grant to help rural communities keep their grocery stores...

A grant received by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) could help rural Nebraska communities keep their grocery stores. The award is one of the 17 Heartland Challenge Grants awarded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation....

 2020-09-18 18:21 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

North Platte man arrested for drug and firearm related charges...

A North Platte man was arrested on multiple charges following a search warrant on Sept. 17. Michael Hunt, 46, was arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a pharmaceutical controlled substance with intent to distribute ...

 2020-09-18 17:50 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Loup City B.O.E. increases budget for 20-21 fiscal year, but not without backlash...

The Board of Education at Loup City Public Schools is defending a decision to increase their budget for the 20-21 school year. In a joint statement, School Board President Cindy Ericson and Superintendent Angela Simpson say the increased budget is due to ...

 2020-09-18 17:46 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NDCS reports inmate died at Lincoln hospital...

An inmate in his 50s died today at the Lincoln hospital where he was receiving medical treatment, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). NDCS said he tested positive for COVID-19. The inmate had several underlying health con...

 2020-09-18 17:22 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Pet of the Week: Franny...

The Kearney Area Animal Shelter (KAAS) shares the pet of the week, Franny. The KAAS staff said Franny is a 4-year-old sweetheart who loves to lounge around and sleep almost all day. She would love a calm home where she can relax and enjoy cat napping in t...

 2020-09-18 17:07 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Rain helps, but drought conditions persist in Nebraska...

Recent rain has helped ease drought conditions in Nebraska, but not by much. Some areas of northeast Nebraska saw more than 2 inches of rain last week, and other areas got more than an inch. The Lincoln Journal Star, citing the state Drought Monitor relea...

 2020-09-18 16:34 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Police identify victim found in burned car...

Authorities have identified the Nebraska man whose body was found inside a burning car earlier this week. KETV-TV reports that the Cass County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified the victim as 39-year-old Jesse A. Pratt of Omaha. The car was on fire...

 2020-09-18 16:03 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

UNMC hosting tractor and equipment safety webinar...

Farmers and ranchers are invited to participate in a free webinar on tractor and equipment safety on Sept. 21 at noon central time. The webinar "Planting the Seeds of Tractor and Machinery Safety" is hosted by the University of Nebraska Medical Ce...

 2020-09-18 15:26 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

USDA provides $14 billion program for ag producers coping with COVID-19 costs...

A program will provide an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated COVID-19 costs. The USDA said signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin Sept. 21 and run throug...

 2020-09-18 14:24 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Couple wedded in Nebraska celebrates 85 years of marriage...

Ralph and Dorothy Kohler are celebrating their wedding anniversary for the 85th time. WOWT-TV reports that he was just 17 and she was 16 when they tied the knot on Sept. 17, 1935, at the Burt County Courthouse in Tekamah, Nebraska. Ralph credits longevity...

 2020-09-18 13:54 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Omaha petting zoo will get its animals back...

An Omaha petting zoo will get nine seized animals back after citations against it were dropped. City Prosecutor Matt Kuhse told the Omaha World-Herald that Scatter Joy Acres meets the definition of a zoo, meaning it meets the exemption in city ordinance t...

 2020-09-18 13:33 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Rivers and West Central District risk dial updates, Sept. 18...

Two Rivers Public Health DepartmentPeople in the Two Rivers Public Health district are at an elevated risk of contracting COVID-19. The department reported an increase in their risk dial, which now sits in the middle of the orange level. They said the pos...

 2020-09-18 12:59 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Grand Island man accused in crash that injured teen heading to district court...

The case of a Grand Island man accused in a crash that left a 13-year-old girl partially paralyzed from the chest down is heading to district court. Records said Ruiz will be arraigned in Hall County District Court on Oct. 6. Court Documents said Luis Rui...

 2020-09-18 01:36 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Mental health book is a resource for teachers and students to start healthy conversations...

In order to help start the conversation of mental health with Elementary and Middle school students, CHI Health has provided schools with 3,000 copies of the book "A New Norm," by Tom Robbins. The book "A New Norm" tells the story of a boy...

 2020-09-18 00:03 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Local health department's COVID-19 update, Sep. 17...

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates from local public health departments. Central District Health Department. Latest updated of CDHD was on Sep. 4: Total cases: 2063. Total deaths: 59. Cases by county: Merrick: 70. Hamilton: 111. Hall: 1882. Douglas Coun...

 2020-09-17 23:21 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Alda man waves preliminary hearing, sent over to district court...

42-year-old Bobby Williamson, an Alda man who was arrested for two firearm charges and for making terroristic threats towards a man at a peaceful protest in Grand Island back in June, was in court this afternoon. According to the court documents, Williams...

 2020-09-17 23:07 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Voting begins soon in Nebraska...

Soon every day will be election day in Nebraska as we are now just days away from the first ballots being cast. In Grand Island, Hall County Election Commissioner Tracy Overstreet is taking over the county commissioners room as she has temporary staff in ...

 2020-09-17 21:38 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Council Bluffs man sentenced for filing false tax return...

43-year-old Tony Merksick of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced on Thursday to three years' probation for Filing a False Tax Return. Merksick is not allowed to gamble while on probation and his first year of probation will be served in home confineme...

 2020-09-17 21:27 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Omaha protest leader held on $1 million bail in sex case...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha City Council candidate who led protests after a controversy at a cafe this summer is being held on $1 million bail after being charged with sexual assault of a minor. Twenty-seven-year-old David Mitchell was arrested on T...

 2020-09-17 21:25 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Test Nebraska partners with hospital to offer testing to children...

Test Nebraska announced on Thursday that they have partnered with Children's Hospital & Medical Center, Nebraska's pediatric health care leader, to offer mobile COVID-19 testing for infants, children and adolescents. According to the press release...

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