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 2020-03-31 04:18 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

New hand washing stations at Open Door Mission...

A generous gift to the Open Door Mission is a gift that keeps on giving. Four new hand dispensers were donated by the Henry Doorly Zoo. "If it helps them do higher hygiene practices and if it helps protect one or two people with coronavirus in a popul...

 2020-03-31 04:07 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Public health guidelines for homemade cloth masks...

The City of Council Bluffs released public health guidelines for homemade cloth masks. Officials say anyone who wishes to donate cloth masks to help with the national shortage should make sure the cloths include these things:100% cotton fabric, tightly wo...

 2020-03-31 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Suspect in high-speed chase tells troopers he was teaching dog how to drive...

The suspect is accused of driving more than 100 miles per hour on Interstate 5 in Seattle and hitting two vehicles....

 2020-03-31 03:52 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Douglas County Register of Deeds suspends walk-in traffic...

The Douglas County Register of Deeds is suspending all walk-in traffic. Officials say this will go into effect on Tuesday, March 31. Officials say anyone with documents to record, should mail it and the proper recording fees to:Douglas County Assessor/Reg...

 2020-03-31 03:51 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Nebraska Medicine will set up a temporary surge tent...

The Nebraska Medical Center is going above and beyond to make sure current and future patients can get the help that they need. Outside the Emergency Department at the Nebraska Medical Center there will be a temporary surge tent. Officials at the medical ...

 2020-03-31 03:33 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Lane restriction at 90th and Dodge for ORBT construction...

The outside curb lane at 90th Street and West Dodge road will be reduced to one lane. Officials say the lane restriction will begin on Tuesday at 8:30 a. m. The restriction is due to Metro Transit's ORBT platform construction. Officials say the lane r...

 2020-03-31 03:26 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

York County reports first COVID-19 case...

A man in his 50s in York County has tested positive for coronavirus, according to theFour Corners Health Department. The department said he has minor symptoms and self-isolating at home. He had very minimal contact with others, and is considered a low-ris...

 2020-03-31 03:23 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

SNAP benefits can be used to buy groceries online...

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says SNAP benefits can be used to buy groceries online. On April 1, Nebraska DHHS will launch its pilot program for online purchasing and delivery of groceries through benefits from the Supplemental Nut...

 2020-03-31 03:15 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Douglas County COVID-19 patient speaks out after recovering...

A Dawson County woman who was confirmed positive for COVID-19 near the end of March has recovered and is speaking about it. Angel Thompson tested positive for COVID-19 after she traveled to Denver in early March. Now, she's speaking out in hopes to ta...

 2020-03-31 03:15 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Optional in-person lab sessions still available at CCC-Hastings...

After returning home from their Spring Break, most students at Central Community College (CCC) in Hastings resumed their classes online Monday, but the college said some in-person lab sessions are still going this week. CCC-Hastings President Dr. Jerry Wa...

 2020-03-31 03:13 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Park Omaha is not enforcing parking meters...

Park Omaha has decided to lend a giving hand in the times of the pandemic. The staff released a statement Monday afternoon on not enforcing parking meters until further notice. In the statement, they talk about supsending the experiation of parking meters...

 2020-03-31 03:06 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Third person dies of the coronavirus in Nebraska...

Officials with the Nebraska Department of Health of Human Services say a third person has died of the coronavirus. Officials say the person was in their nineties with underlying health conditions. The person lived in Lincoln County. "Our thoughts are ...

 2020-03-31 02:39 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Sarpy County beauty salons, spas forced to close...

PAPILLION, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - Open for business sign up. Customers welcome. That was the case Monday in Sarpy County. It marked the final chance for customers to get in to cosmetic businesses. "I definitely feel bad," said Alysha Fidler at NewEra Sa...

 2020-03-31 02:05 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Community exposure times released with positive coronavirus case in Antelope County...

There is a positive COVID-19 case in Antelope County. According to the North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) the person who tested positive along with their family are in quarantine. NCDHD said that the following have been noted as possible com...

 2020-03-31 01:25 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Does the US have the most Coronavirus cases? Depends on how one looks at the data...

Does the United States have the most Coronavirus cases in the world? If one examines the reports from various countries, excluding those where the data are considered deliberately altered or withheld by their governments, the answer is "not really"...

 2020-03-31 01:03 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Man sentenced up to 60 years for sexual assault of a teen...

A Bellevue man was sentenced to spend many decades in prison on Monday. Nicolas Avery, 34, was sentenced to 40 to 60 years in prison. In 2019, Avery was arrested for First-Degree Sexual Assault of a Child and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. He...

 2020-03-31 01:00 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Lincoln mayor asks landlords to suspend evictions during pandemic...

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today sent an open letter to Lincoln rental property owners and managers urging them to waive or suspend all evictionsbased on nonpayment of rent due to circumstances caused by COVID-19 until the pandemic subsides and emergency ...

 2020-03-31 00:09 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Counties in panhandle added to Directed Health Measure...

More counties have been added to Nebraska's Directed Health Measure. Governor Pete Ricketts said that the state's fifth COVID-19 related Directed Health Measure (DHM) includes Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Grant, Kimball, Morr...

 2020-03-31 00:03 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Tri-cities health organizations show appreciation for staff on "Doctor's Day"...

Several area health organizations took time on Monday to show their appreciation for those in the medical field as part of National Doctor's Day....

 2020-03-30 23:43 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska National Guard sets up COVID-19 testing tents in Kearney...

Increased COVID-19 testing will soon be available in Kearney after the National Guard set up tents this afternoon alongside the Kearney Family Practice testing tent that has was previously in use. A request was made through NEMA by the Buffalo County Emer...

 2020-03-30 23:40 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Preliminary hearings waived for 2 men charged in Furnas County child sex trafficking case...

Preliminary hearings for two men charged in the Furnas County child sex trafficking case took place in Holdrege today. 37-year-old Terry Smith and 40-year-old Bucky Weaver both decided to waive their preliminary hearings, moving their cases to trial. Smit...

 2020-03-30 23:32 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Gov. Kim Reynolds urges Iowans to sew masks as state is in dire need of supplies...

Personal protective equipment and medical supplies continue to be a challenge for Iowa and elsewhere, Gov. Kim Reynolds said during her Monday news conference—which is why she is asking Iowans to help out if they can. The state has a significant ord...

 2020-03-30 23:08 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Health Department: Two potential 'low risk COVID-19 exposures' in Cherry County...

Two places in Cherry County are considered "potential low risk COVID-19 exposures" after a positive coronavirus case in Todd County, S. D. North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) said the exposures are considered low risk because interact...

 2020-03-30 22:42 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Prisoner escapes, assaults van driver in Broken Bow...

A prisoner being transported from the penitentiary in Lincoln to Valentine for a court appearance escaped from his restraints and assaulted the driver that was transporting him. According to the Broken Bow Police Department, around 11:30 a. m. on Monday a...

 2020-03-30 21:55 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Pilot online SNAP purchasing program to launch April 1 in Nebraska...

A pilot program to purchase groceries online with grocery delivery through benefits received from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will launch in Nebraska on April 1, according to NebraskaDepartment of Health and Human Services (DHHS)....

 2020-03-30 21:27 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

GI mayor orders shooting park, golf course to close due to COVID-19...

Mayor Roger Steele has ordered Jackrabbit Run Golf Course and Heartland Shooting Park to close to the public as a directed health measure is in place for Hall County. The closure will begin March 31 until further notice. The city said this closure is to s...

 2020-03-30 21:13 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Endangered Missing Advisory expires for 16 year old...

The Endangered Missing Advisory forPatrick L. Haney, Jr. , 16 has expired. The alert has automatically been canceled because he has been missing longer than 72 hours. Haney went missing from the 200 block of Maher Drive, Boys Town, and last seen at 11 pm ...

 2020-03-30 20:50 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Kearney Area Employee Emergency Relief Fund helps over 200 applicants...

Five days after the fund was created, the Kearney Area Employee Emergency Relief Fund(KAEER) helped 222 applicants. According to the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, Friday's numbers said those 222 applicants have 624 people living in their homes. A ...

 2020-03-30 20:32 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

State says more cases brought Nebraska COVID-19 total to 120...

GERING, Neb. (AP) — The first confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported in far western Nebraska's Scotts Bluff County, the state said. The patient is a man in his 30s who has been in isolation at his home since Tuesday, local health officials...

 2020-03-30 19:41 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

City of Hastings: playgrounds closed until further notice...

The City of Hastings Parks and Recreation Department announced today playgrounds and all outdoor equipment are now closed until further notice. All restrooms and drinking fountains will remain closed. The community center remains closed and all organized ...

 2020-03-30 18:55 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska Children's Groundwater Festival is canceled...

The Nebraska Children's Groundwater Festival to be held on May 12 is canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The festival is held annually at the Central Community College and College Park campuses for fifth-grade students. The Direct Health Measure is...

 2020-03-30 18:32 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

USDA extends ReConnect Pilot Program to April 15...

The ReConnect Pilot Program application deadline has been extended to April 15 by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA is extending the application deadline for Round 2 of ReConnect Pilot Program funding to give rural businesses an...

 2020-03-30 18:25 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nurses work through new environments with COVID-19...

In a short span of time COVID-19 has changed just about everything in our day to day lives. Folks are working and schooling from home and continuing to maintain physical distancing. The changes are happening in the healthcare world as well as nurses try t...

 2020-03-30 18:05 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Another confirmed COVID-19 case in Buffalo County...

Buffalo County has identified another case of COVID-19 today. The individual is a female in her 60s. She is currently self-isolating at home. Two Rivers Public Health Department is conducting further investigation at this time. People who are concerned th...

 2020-03-30 17:38 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Police release name of man killed in Lincoln hit-and-run...

Authorities have released the name of a 44-year-old man who was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a Lincoln street. Police identified the man Monday as Sean Cover, who lived in Lincoln. Officers were sent around 9:30 p. m. Saturday to ...

 2020-03-30 17:17 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Healthcare workers among cases in Grand Island...

Healthcare workers at a clinic in Grand Island are among the latest to test positive. Men with masks stand outside the Grand Island Clinic before patients can enter the building. The Central District Health Department says the clinic has been checking on ...

 2020-03-30 16:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Concerts from the Couch series connects musicians with new fans worldwide...

As venues are closing and concerts are cancelling, some local musicians believe there may be a silver lining. "There's a lot of local talent round here and I think a lot of people don't know about it," said concert coordinator Kyle Sayler....

 2020-03-30 16:19 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

G.I. Police Department added new directed health measures to protect against COVID-19...

The Grand Island Police Department has added some new directed health measures to further protect their staff and the community from the spread of COVID-19. Office Access: Public Office hours will remain 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. However, the front doors will ...

 2020-03-30 16:18 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

88 new cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, bringing total to 424...

Public health officials on Monday announced 88 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, bringing the state total to 424 known cases. This marks the largest single-day increase in positive cases since COVID-19 was first reported in Iowa three weeks ago. The...

 2020-03-30 16:15 

Hastings Tribune

Children's Groundwater Festival canceled for year...

A popular natural resources learning event for area schoolchildren that takes place in Grand Island each year has been canceled for 2020 as schedule disruptions related to the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, continue....

 2020-03-30 16:07 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Warrant issued for woman accused of stealing from employer...

Authorities have been looking for a 44-year-old woman suspected of embezzling more than $137,000 from her Grand Island employer. Hall County Court records say Rhonda Rowe is charged with felony theft. She's accused of stealing from Grand Kubota while ...

 2020-03-30 16:06 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Hearing in sex trafficking investigation moved over COVID-19 precautions...

COVID-19 precautions have led the preliminary hearing of a man accused in a Furnas County sex trafficking investigation to be moved. Jacob Kramer was supposed to appear in court Monday, but court records say his attorney asked for a continuance because sh...

 2020-03-30 16:00 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Construction on Mahoney interchange will begin April 6...

Work on the east and westbound Mahoney interchange on I-80 will begin on April 6, weather permitting, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT reported that Hawkins Construction Co. , of Omaha has the $4,710,191 contract. Work...

 2020-03-30 15:57 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

ACLU of Iowa, Planned Parenthood sue Gov. Reynolds over suspension of surgical abortions...

The ACLU of Iowa and Planned Parenthood Federation of America are suing Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds over her order suspending surgical abortions because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Emma Goldman Clinic of Iowa City is also joining the lawsuit, which is in ...

 2020-03-30 15:19 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

At least 4 teens escape from Kearney YRTC...

Four teenagers escaped from the Kearney Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center on Monday, according to Buffalo County Emergency Management. The alert, sent out just after 10:00 a. m. , said the kids are wearing green sweatshirts and jeans, with one wea...

 2020-03-30 15:15 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Testing ultrasound pulse therapy may lead to combating atherosclerosis...
 2020-03-30 14:28 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Iowa changes policy so workers don't need to use paid leave before filing unemployment...

Employees who are or will be laid off, or are unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19, will no longer be required to use all paid leave in order to be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, Iowa Workforce Development announced Monday. The ne...

 2020-03-30 13:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NTV's GROW: March 29, 2020...

Farmers and ranchers serve the country in a time of need. National Agriculture Week falls at a time many Americans realize they may have taken farmers for granted. We'll have a closer look, including how some small producers who sell eggs and beef dir...

 2020-03-30 12:13 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Dollar General providing discount to frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Dollar General is providing all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen with a 10 percent discount on qualifying purchases. Individuals can present their employment badge or ID at more than 16,300 stores to receive the discoun...

 2020-03-30 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Co-writer of ‘I Love Rock and Roll’ dies from coronavirus complications...

Alan Merrill, who co-wrote the song "I Love Rock and Roll" that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett, has died from COVID-19 complications at the age of 69....

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