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 2021-03-06 02:39 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Missing Community Corrections Center-Lincoln inmate arrested...

An inmate who left the Community Corrections Center Lincoln on May of 2020 has been arrested by the Douglas County Sheriff's office. According to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), Allen Webster was taken into custody on Thursday...

 2021-03-06 02:11 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Guide to the Good Life: Snow Geese and other Migratory Birds...

The Sandhill Cranes get a lot of attention this time of year but other migratory birds are also currently passing through Central Nebraska. I took some shots of these beautiful feathered travelers at a lake south of Kearney. Snow Geese, Blue Snow Geese, C...

 2021-03-05 23:48 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Addition of ethanol plants brings benefits for Aurora Cooperative...

Farm co-ops are part of the backbone of rural America and Aurora Cooperative leaders say ethanol remains an important market for their owners' corn. Aurora Cooperative closed on a deal to buy the remaining shares of two ethanol plants just as COVID-19...

 2021-03-05 23:24 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Man crashes into east side of Mary Lanning hospital...

The Hastings Fire and Rescue and the Hastings Police Department responded to crash at Mary Lanning on Friday afternoon. According to the City of Hastings, the driver was attempting to reverse out of his parking spot when he struck two vehicles parked in a...

 2021-03-05 23:09 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Dawes County Sheriff convicted of official misconduct...

According to the Nebraska Attorney General Office Doug Peterson, Dawes County Court Judge Randin Roland found Dawes County Sheriff Karl Dailey guilty of Official Misconduct. The press release said Dailey refused to receive a man into the Dawes County Jail...

 2021-03-05 23:05 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Clay County Emergency Management opens new building...

It's out with the old and in with the new. Emergency management officials opened the doors to a new emergency management center in Clay Center. EMA Coordinator Tim Lewis said by taking out some of that out dated equipment, Clay County emergency servic...

 2021-03-05 23:00 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

BerMis FFA holding fundraiser for 14 year-old boy...

If you want to help Wyatt Isaacson you can do so on Bigirongives. com. Just click on "bid now" to take part in the silent auction. 100 percent of these proceeds will go to Isaacson. As Abby Scholz and Samantha Schemper said, this opportunity to he...

 2021-03-05 22:42 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

"A bright light of human kindness": Dr. Joe Stothert, Omaha mayor's husband, found dead...

Dr. Joe Stothert, Omaha mayor Jean Stothert's husband, was found dead at the family's southwest home Friday afternoon. Police were called just before 2 p. m. to the home near 120th and Q Streets. Multiple sources tell us first responders found Dr....

 2021-03-05 22:38 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

UNK plans full return for Fall 2021 semester, less restrictions...

The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) announced on Friday that the university is planning a full return to campus this fall with less restrictions. Students who attend UNK can expect in-person instruction and fewer restrictions to university events....

 2021-03-05 22:32 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Ammo in short supply after busy year for firearms dealers...

In March of 2020 applications for handgun permits rose significantly in Lancaster county and along with it purchases of ammunition. Over the last year that demand for ammo has continued and many shooters say its now nearly impossible to find certain calib...

 2021-03-05 21:45 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Mass vaccination clinic in Kearney administers hundreds of new Johnson and Johnson shots...

The Reverend Stephanie Swinnea, a priest in Kearney received her vaccination on Friday. "It doesn't mean that I won't necessarily get COVID, it means if I get COVID, I won't be terribly sick and go to the hospital and die, that's the u...

 2021-03-05 21:33 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NCDHD identifies COVID-19 California variant in the district...

The North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) announced on Friday that they have identified the COVID-19 California variant, B. 1. 429, in the district. According to the health department the available vaccines are thought to be effective against B...

 2021-03-05 21:21 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Air quality in the state could be affected with Flint Hill burning season...

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) wants to remind Nebraskans that it is Flint Hills burning season in Kansas and Oklahoma. According to DHHS, large areas of Flint Hills rangeland in Kansas and Oklahoma are burned during the sprin...

 2021-03-05 20:43 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Ricketts designates March 20 as "Meat on the Menu Day"...

Governor Pete Ricketts announced today that he had designated March 20 as "Meat on the Menu Day" in Nebraska. Colorado Governor Jared Polis recently designated March 20 as "MeatOUT Day," encouraging people to adopt a vegan diet. The "M...

 2021-03-05 19:51 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

TRPHD addresses concerns about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine...

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was approved by the FDA for emergency use at the end of February. It has many noticeable differences when being compared to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. One shot is all it takes to be vaccinated but the composition is a l...

 2021-03-05 19:25 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Local health departments' COVID-19 update, March 5...

Douglas County Health Department. Total cases: 64,257. Recovered: 57,264. Total deaths: 672. New cases: 99. DCHD said according to the most recent local hospital report received yesterday, medical and surgical beds were at 80% occupancy with 300 beds avai...

 2021-03-05 18:10 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Pet of the Week: Badger...

Kearney Area Animal Shelter (KAAS) shares the pet of the week, Badger. Badger is a 10-month-old pup that will need a home that can help him with his commands and socialize him as much as possible. The staff said he is a sweet guy that likes to cuddle up n...

 2021-03-05 18:01 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

As other states close prisons, Nebraska may build a big one...
 2021-03-05 17:40 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

G.I. homeless man arrested for drugs...

A homeless man was arrested after Grand Island Police said he had to be forcefully placed under arrest for drugs. According to GIPD, they contacted Rodney Mendoza, 24, in the 2100 block of north Huston St. in north Grand Island after they recognized him a...

 2021-03-05 17:23 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

UNL classrooms expect to return to full capacity in the fall...

Classrooms are expected to return to full capacity in the fall semester, according to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL). UNL said that by mid-August, they assume that the university community will have had the opportunity to be vaccinated. The u...

 2021-03-05 16:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

North Platte man pleaded not guilty, alleged truck stop incident...
 2021-03-05 16:04 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Hastings men arrested after altercation with police...

Two Hastings men were arrested following an altercation with Hastings Police Thursday night. HPD said they were called in reference to a vehicle driving recklessly on Highway 6. They were later able to locate the vehicle in the south area of the city. Off...

 2021-03-05 13:01 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two G.I. teens filed objection in Lincoln County killing case...

Two Grand Island teens accused in a Lincoln County killing have filed an objection to the inclusion of victim impact statements in the pre-sentence investigation report. Court Records said Jesus Martinez, 18, pleaded no contest to 2nd degree murder and po...

 2021-03-05 11:58 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Creighton suspends Greg McDermott for 'plantation' remark...
 2021-03-05 03:39 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Inmate missing from CCC-L...

Authorities have been notified that Amanda Samaroo, an inmate from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L), is missing. According to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Samaroo left the facility on Thursday morning to seek employmen...

 2021-03-05 02:05 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Local health department's COVID-19 update, March 3...

Douglas Co. Health Department. Total cases: 64,158. Recovered cases: 56,546. Total deaths: 670. New cases: 118. K-12 reported cases (past 14 days): 162. Includes 48 staff and 114 students. According to the most recent local hospital report received yester...

 2021-03-04 23:21 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Raymond man sentenced for attempted possession of child pornography...

Nathaniel Walker, 33, of Raymond, Nebraska, was sentenced today for attempted possession of child pornography. Walker was sentenced to 11 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $9,000 in restitution....

 2021-03-04 23:17 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

CHI Health to offer free in home testing for Colon Cancer...

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease. To raise awareness CHI Health is partnering with several area rural clinics and hospitals this month. "We've been doing this scree...

 2021-03-04 23:13 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Co-owner of Hidden Hills Outfitters sentenced for Lacey Act Violation...

Nolan Hueftle, 60, of Broken Bow, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court for violating the Lacey Act. The sentencing hearing today is part of the ongoing prosecution of numerous defendants related to violations committed by owners, guides, and cli...

 2021-03-04 22:20 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Fatal motorcycle accident Wednesday night in Lincoln...

According to the Lincoln Police Department, they responded to an accident involving a motorcycle and SUV. The accident occurred on Wednesday, March 3 at approximately 9:30 p. m. at27th Street and Tierra Drive. Upon arrival, officers located the driver of ...

 2021-03-04 21:04 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Ex-Bellevue police chief's defamation lawsuit dismissed...

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by former Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert against a law firm representing the city's police union. The Associated Press reports that a Sarpy County district judge dismissed...

 2021-03-04 20:39 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Rivers: Colon Cancer Awareness Month...

March is Colorectal (Colon) Cancer Awareness Month. Two Rivers Public Health Healthcare Coalition Coordinator Chris Fankhauser shares more information, including how often individuals should screen for the cancer: Colon Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of ...

 2021-03-04 20:36 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NDEE conducts background sampling in Mead area...

The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) announced on Thursday that the department conducted additional sampling in the Mead area to gain additional background on the AltEn ethanol facility. The department said they wanted to remain vigila...

 2021-03-04 20:26 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

All in a Day's Work: Saadat Hosseini at the Time Center...

There are many interesting ways to make a living. At one repair shop in Downtown Kearney the owner has been restoring memories and helping folks keep time for more than two decades. For this segment of All in a Day's work I visited Saadat Hosseini at ...

 2021-03-04 20:26 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

All in a Day's Work: Saadat Hosseini at the Time Center...

There are many interesting ways to make a living. At one repair shop in Downtown Kearney the owner has been restoring memories and helping folks keep time for more than two decades. For this segment of All in a Day's work I visited Saadat Hosseini at ...

 2021-03-04 19:22 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Large grass fire near I-80...

Nebraska State Patrol reported there is a large grass fire between Gothenburg and Cozad near I-80 and mile marker 216. NSP said eastbound I-80 is closed at mile marker 199, near Brady. NSP asks drivers to slow down, use caution in the area and allow emerg...

 2021-03-04 19:11 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Rivers risk dial downgrades further in moderate level...

On March 4, Two Rivers Public Health risk dial is further downgraded to 'moderate'. The health department said COVID test positivity rates have risen in two counties in the last week. They said incident cases among seniors have increased across th...

 2021-03-04 18:43 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Missouri River remains low heading into spring flood season...

This year is shaping up to be drier than normal throughout the Missouri River basin, and the risk of flooding is generally below normal throughout the region because conditions remain dry and snowpack levels are below average. The U. S. Army Corps of Engi...

 2021-03-04 17:43 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Warrant issued for G.I. woman who failed to appear in court...

A warrant has been issued for a Grand Island woman after she failed to appear in Hall County Court Thursday morning. According to court records, Rainy Call, 31, failed to appear on charges of tampering with physical evidence and false reporting, leading J...

 2021-03-04 17:13 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two California men arrested for 770 pounds of marijuana in cargo van...

Two California men were arrested after troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol found 770 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop near Seward. The driver, Javier Hernandez-Romano, 29, and passenger, Gustavo Perez Heuerta, 21, both of Redwood Valley, Cali...

 2021-03-04 17:13 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two California men arrested for 770 pounds of marijuana in cargo van...

Two California men were arrested after troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol found 770 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop near Seward. The driver, Javier Hernandez-Romano, 29, and passenger, Gustavo Perez Heuerta, 21, both of Redwood Valley, Cali...

 2021-03-04 16:51 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Rivers asks people 65+ to sign up for vaccination clinic event...

A mass vaccination clinic event is set for March 5 at the Viaero Event Center in Kearney. The COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held from 9 a. m. to 3:30 p. m. Two Rivers Public Health Department asks the following groups to set up an appointment:Unvaccinat...

 2021-03-04 16:20 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

2021 Nebraska Passport program announced...

The 2021 Nebraska Passport program has been announced. The program inspires residents to explore their state, while also supporting tourism destinations and local businesses. Nebraska Tourism Commission announced there are 70 stops to collect stamps and e...

 2021-03-04 15:41 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

New health care facility under construction in Central City...
 2021-03-04 15:23 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Adams Central project garners national attention, 266 masks collected...

As schools continue to require masks, some have wondered what others around the state have been wearing. A project by the Adams Central Student Council wanted to find out so they started collecting them for a statewide map. Great ideas like this one can c...

 2021-03-04 14:29 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Bill could impact gas tax, allow tax breaks for employers of felons...

A bill that could impact how much you pay at the pump is up for a hearing in the Nebraska Legislature's Revenue committee, but on March 3, an amendment could change the focus. LB 329 originally would have set the minimum average price of gas used to c...

 2021-03-04 13:53 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Bill adds more requirements to the Sex Offender Registration Act...

The state Legislature's Judiciary committee will hear a bill that would make anyone convicted of sex trafficking and sex trafficking of a minor to have to register as a sex offender. LB 204 from Senator Julie Slama also said anyone on the registry mus...

 2021-03-04 12:21 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Latest statewide COVID-19 update...

Nebraska health officials said there have been 37 COVID-19 related deaths in the state in the last seven days. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the death toll is at 2,091. As of March 3, officials said the total number of cases is...

 2021-03-04 04:13 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Over 8,400 doses of the vaccine given in the South Heartland district...

The South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) executive director Michele Bever announced on Wednesday that the department had administered more than 8,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the district since the first doses arrived on Dec. 15. "Th...

 2021-03-04 03:57 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Missing Community Corrections Center-Omaha inmate arrested...

According to the Nebraska Department of Correction Services (NDCS), an inmate who left the Community Corrections Center Omaha was arrested by the Omaha Police Department on Tuesday. Kabir Haywood was booked into the Douglas County jail on a charge of esca...

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