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 2020-07-10 04:12 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Hastings Public Schools announce fall plans...

Many students left school back in March not knowing what the future will look like and those in Hastings got their answers. The Hastings Public School District held a meeting at Hastings Middle School to discuss what class will look like this fall, and th...

 2020-07-10 03:21 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

COVID-19 update for South Heartland District Health Dept....

Today South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) officials reported 7 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases since Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the 4-county health district to 348. By county, the new totals are 311 in Adams, 28 in Clay, 8 i...

 2020-07-10 02:30 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Roadtrippin': Macedonia and Shenandoah...

MACEDONIA/SHENANDOAH, Iowa (FOX42KPTM) - Are you looking for fun things to do this summer? Our segment called Roadtrippin' might give you a few ideas. On this page, we'll guide you to a couple of places east of the Missouri River. First up, Macedo...

 2020-07-10 01:36 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

There's a new free coronavirus testing event in North Omaha...

This weekend there will be a two-day coronavirus testing event in North Omaha. The free testing will be on Friday, July 10th, and Saturday, July 11th from 10:00 a. m. - 2:00 p. m. On Friday, the testing will be at the Jackson Tower at 600 South 27th Stree...

 2020-07-09 23:45 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Man involved in Clay County multi-day hunt and gunfire pleads not guilty...

The man involved in a multi-day hunt that ended in gunfire back in April has pleaded not guilty to nine felony charges. According to authorities, on April 16 Hastings Police tipped off Clay County authorities after a woman described as Wesley Blessing'...

 2020-07-09 23:40 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

This weekend's road construction will block the Bellevue Medical Center entrance...

The construction that will block the main entrance of the Bellevue Medical Center will startFriday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11. Starting at 7 a. m. on Friday and Saturday, sections of Highway 370 and 25th Street will be repaved. On July 10th. the pavi...

 2020-07-09 23:30 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Central Platte NRD and City of Kearney work together for watershed flood prevention...

July 9, 2019, community members in Kearney woke up to high levels of water, mostly in southern Kearney. We spoke with the City of Kearney about what can be done now to prevent this in the future. From Talmadge to 11th street and everything in between, wat...

 2020-07-09 22:53 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Midway Auto's whirlwind of a year...

It's been a roller coaster of a year for some businesses in Kearney as they have been trying to move on from last year's floods and now the coronavirus. Last summer, a typical problem Midway Auto would be dealing with is hail damage but mother nat...

 2020-07-09 22:36 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Midway Auto feels good about remodel process...

Last year's flood in Kearney didn't scare off Midway Auto from rebuilding their Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram store in the same location that it once operated out of. Brian Hamilton said it was of concern but the fact that it was a thousand year floo...

 2020-07-09 22:29 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

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, according to the U. S. Department of Labor. The department said 6,143 people filed initial claims for be...

 2020-07-09 22:17 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Accused Holdrege shooter declared competent to stand trial...

The man accused of fatally shooting two Holdrege residents in February 2019 has been declared competent to stand trial in Phelps County District court. According to court documents dated on July 8, Manuel Gomez should be released from Lincoln Regional Cen...

 2020-07-09 19:57 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

One year later: Family says they're grateful for help received after flood...

It was one year ago on July 9th, when a family of eight in Kearney was displaced after ground water flooded through their home and destroyed everything. Now that family is back inside of their home. "It's amazing to see God at work through the big...

 2020-07-09 19:39 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska Department of Labor reports new claims have increased last week...

Unemployment claims have declined last week compared to the week before, but new claims increased, according to the Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL). The NDOL reported there were 53,673 continued weeks of regular unemployment claimed last week, which i...

 2020-07-09 19:04 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Rivers: resources for recovery of last year's flooding...

Two Rivers Public Health Department Chris Fankhauser and Katie Mulligan, Emergency Response Coordinator(s) share resources regarding last year's flooding that began on July 9. TRPHD continues to work with partners and communities to recover. Two group...

 2020-07-09 18:58 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

G.I. teen's stabbing case moved to juvenile court...

A teenager, accused of stabbing another teen in Grand Island, has had his case moved back down to juvenile court. Keean Flores, 14, had been charged with attempted murder, 1st degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony in Hall County District C...

 2020-07-09 18:32 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Gas prices lower than last year but higher than last month...

Nebraska gas prices have fallen 0. 9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2. 08/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,150 stations. Gas prices in Nebraska are 22. 1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 57. 3 cents p...

 2020-07-09 18:08 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Tickets for drive-in theater concerts featuring Blake Shelton go on sale July 14...

Concert performances exclusively filmed for drive-in theaters across the United States will feature Blake Shelton and special guests Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins. Participants can enjoy the concert from the safety of their car. Tickets will go on sale Ju...

 2020-07-09 17:53 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

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. The Associated Press reports that Brandon Norton, of the Omaha suburb of Bellevue, was sentenced Wednesday to 41 1...

 2020-07-09 17:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska residents cleaning up following severe weather...

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Residents in much of Nebraska are cleaning up and waiting for power to be restored after a line of severe weather sent high winds, hail, heavy rain and at least a few weak tornadoes to some areas. The National Weather Servi...

 2020-07-09 17:50 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Loaded 9 mm handgun found in bag by TSA at Omaha airport...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal officials say airport security officers found a loaded 9 mm handgun in a bag at Omaha's airport. The U. S. Transportation Security Administration says in a news release that the gun was found Wednesday at an Eppley Air...

 2020-07-09 17:30 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Search for man after vehicle pursuit in rural Merrick County...

The Merrick County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who fled on foot after a vehicle pursuit in rural Merrick County. The suspect drove for several miles before fleeing on foot on the 600 block of Cora St. in Chapman, according to the sheriff&#...

 2020-07-09 17:29 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

44-year-old Nebraska inmate dies; grand jury to investigate...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A grand jury will be called to investigate the death of an inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln. Oddie Granger, 44, died at the prison Wednesday morning, state prison officials said. While the cause of Granger...

 2020-07-09 16:35 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

TSA at Eppley airport stops man with loaded handgun...

The Transportation Security Administration stops a handgun loaded with seven bullets at the Eppley Airfield security checkpoint. TSA officers found the handgun as it entered the checkpoint X-ray machine on Wednesday. Officials with TSA say the Omaha Airpo...

 2020-07-09 16:18 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

First responders recount events during July floods exactly one year later...

It's been a year since floodwaters tore through parts of Kearney, and first responders recounted what it was like that day as they rescued people to bring them to safety. "Like most disasters very early on, in the early stages, it's really con...

 2020-07-09 15:59 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Holdrege Nebraska Prairie Museum made improvements after the flood...

It was one year ago when the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege was flooded. About 30,000 of the 72,000 square foot building had water damage. After the water was out they still had to deal with very high moisture in the entire building. Click the link t...

 2020-07-09 14:47 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Storms leave tree damage, fire behind...

Severe storms blew across the state overnight. A possible tornado was captured by an NTV viewer in Perkins County Wednesday. Tree damage was reported across central Nebraska, including Grand Island. "High winds and heavy rains are causing flooding iss...

 2020-07-09 13:25 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

GROW Nebraska, Coppermill Steakhouse reflect on historic Kearney flooding...

Jessie Harris Director of Marketing and Business Development GROW NebraskaAmanda Miller Member relations coordinator GROW NebraskaJon Savely General Manager Coppermill SteakhouseOne year ago, on July 9, 2019, this strip center as well as the entire area w...

 2020-07-09 12:53 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Holdrege Public Library no longer requires appointments...

Appointments will not be required any longer at the Holdrege Public Library. Instead, visitors will only need to sign in with their arrival time, so the staff will know when they are at full capacity for people inside the building. The current rules remai...

 2020-07-09 10:46 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Free meals for kids during summer with USDA...

Children can participate in free meals available this summer at sites across Nebraska. The meals are provided through the Summer Food Service Program for Children, a U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program. The Food Program Sites list show the spon...

 2020-07-09 04:35 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Quinn, 3 others in court in sex trafficking case...

Four men allegedly involved in a sex trafficking ring in Furnas County spent Wednesday in court. Court officials tell NTV News that Wednesday's appearance for Billy Quinn was a status hearing, but more charges were added in his case. The prosecution h...

 2020-07-09 02:56 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Grand Island Public Schools Reimagined plan reveals key components for school restart...

Grand Island Public Schools and their fall reopening plans including how masks will be involved. Superintendent Dr. Tawana Grover said the Grand Island Public Schools "Reimagined" plan is the model that she hopes to start the semester with; that a...

 2020-07-09 01:57 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Douglas County voters will get early voting ballot requests in late July...

Voters in Douglas County will get their early voting ballots for the 2020 general election in late July. Because of coronavirus concerns, all voters will get the ballots by mail. Voters should expected a green postcard-sized mail that will have to be sign...

 2020-07-09 01:36 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Buffett makes annual donations worth $2.9B to 5 charities...

Billionaire Warren Buffett has given away another $2. 9 billion of his Berkshire Hathaway stock to five foundations as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune. Buffett disclosed the annual gifts Wednesday. The biggest donation went to the Bill...

 2020-07-09 00:59 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

There's an investigation on the death of an NSP inmate...

The death of an inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) is currently under investigation. Oddie Granger, 44, died at the Nebraska State Penitentiary on Wednesday at 9:27 a. m. Officials say the cause of death hasn't been determined but Granger...

 2020-07-09 00:34 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Hydrant parties are coming back in Omaha for the summer...

Remember hydrant parties with children of the neighborhood? Parents can relive a childhood classic moment with their little ones this summer. Many children and parents went to this hydrant party in North Omaha on a hot Wednesday. Caption: Hydrant parties ...

 2020-07-08 23:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Rep. Adrian Smith comments on USMCA trade deal, how it affects Nebraskans...

President Donald Trump met with Mexican PresidentAndrs Manuel Lpez Obrador to discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on Wednesday. On the Ways and Means Committee helping bring the agreement together was U. S. Representative Adrian Smith. Rep. ...

 2020-07-08 23:44 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Iowa's mental health regions welcome federal boost, but say long-term funding is essential...

Local advocates and leaders in the state's mental health system applaud Gov. Kim Reynolds for prioritizing mental health amid the pandemic with her decision to allocate $50 million in federal money for services. But despite some good news, concerns ab...

 2020-07-08 23:39 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Workforce housing grows across the state, attracts families from beyond Nebraska...

Brightening up the city of Holdrege is a new home geared towards workforce housing. Less than two years ago this spot was just two dilapidated homes, but a local partnership had the means to change that. The South Central Economic Development District bou...

 2020-07-08 23:00 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

GIPS unveils reimagined back to school plans...

Grand Island Public Schools has unveiled "reimagined" back to school plans. The district outlined three models: Reimagined model -- most kids will attend class at school, and parents will have online options. Select model -- specific programs and ...

 2020-07-08 21:26 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska surpasses 20,000 positive cases of corornavirus...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has surpassed 20,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus since the outbreak began earlier this year. The state's online virus tracker shows 155 cases were reported on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 20,201. Of the...

 2020-07-08 21:18 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Kansas among 14 states with most rapid COVID-19 spread...

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A health official in Kansas says the state is among the 14 states with the most rapid coronavirus spread and among the top 14 states for having the least restrictions on activities. Lee Norman, Secretary of the Kansas Department ...

 2020-07-08 21:10 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

44-year-old inmate dies at Nebraska State Penitentiary...

Oddie Granger, 44, died at the Nebraska State Penitentiary on Wednesday, June 8 at approximately 9:27 a. m. Granger was sentenced on May 9, 2019 on multiple counts of driving under the influence. He received a sentence of five years and six months, accord...

 2020-07-08 19:36 

Hastings Tribune

Nebraska surpasses 20,000 positive cases of corornavirus...

Associated Press...

 2020-07-08 19:19 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Ex-prison psychologist accused of inmate relationship...

A former psychologist at the Nebraska State Penitentiary has been charged with a felony after a search of her bag turned up an intimate letter from an inmate. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 44-year-old Sarah Tielke, of Papillion, was charged Monday...

 2020-07-08 19:14 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

CHI Health to host drive-through hiring fair July 22...

CHI Health will host a drive-through hiring fair on Wednesday, July 22 for individuals seeking part- or full-time employment. The drive-thru will allow individuals to practice social distancing while connecting job seekers with career opportunities. Those...

 2020-07-08 19:08 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska Panhandle officials: Prairie dogs a growing problem...

Officials in Nebraska's southern panhandle are asking the U. S. Department of Agriculture for help and are exploring other options to control what they say is an encroaching prairie dog problem in the region. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that C...

 2020-07-08 18:46 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

DHHS partners with foundation to award funds to child care provider...

$3. 5 billion was award to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) through the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). According to the Department of Health and Humans Serves (DHHS), Nebraska received $20 million in C...

 2020-07-08 18:30 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Surge in cases has health officials concerned in Lincoln...

For the most part Lancaster County had a pretty good month of June when it comes to COVID-19. While there were new positive cases of COVID-19 those numbers were dropping from the highs we saw in April and May, but a new spike in positive cases has officia...

 2020-07-08 18:09 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Coronavirus testing now available at Crossroads mall...

Coronavirus testing is now available at Crossroads mall. People wanting to be tested should pre-register at www. TestNebraska. com. The Douglas County Health Department says it and its clinic partners, UNMC, Nebraska Medicine, and OneWorld Community Healt...

 2020-07-08 18:05 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Purses for a Purpose fundraiser for the S.A.F.E. Center...

An online fundraiser, Purses for a Purpose, will auction purses for The S. A. F. E. Center on July 9. Participants can start looking for their favorite purses and other items to bid on between July 9 at 10 a. m. through July 12 at 6 p. m. Items must be pi...

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