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 2021-03-26 20:28 

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[ Lincoln, NE ]

Omaha firms settle with state over COVID antibody tests...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Omaha health care companies have agreed to settle with the Nebraska attorney general's office on charges of misleading advertising, marketing, distribution and sales of coronavirus antibody testing. The Associated Press re...

 2021-03-26 20:22 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Omaha woman gets 60 years to life for Bellevue killing...

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman has been sentenced to 60 years to life in prison for her role in the 2018 killing of a Bellevue man. The Associated Press reports that 30-year-old Alisia Cooke was sentenced Thursday in Sarpy Count District Cour...

 2021-03-26 18:58 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Domino's commits to raising $100 million for St. Jude...
 2021-03-26 18:22 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Road repair planned on US-34 near York...

On April 5, road work will begin on US-34 west of York from US-81 to S-93A, weather permitting. The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) said work will include concrete resurfacing, asphalt shoulder resurfacing, median repair and grading. Werner C...

 2021-03-26 18:10 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Community speaks out against hate towards Asian Americans...

While the tragedies may have happened in other states the affects can still be felt here at home, the last year has since a significant increase in the amount of violence and hateful rhetoric directed towards Asian Americans. But in the face of that uglin...

 2021-03-26 17:46 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Inmate missing from CCC-L...

Authorities are looking for an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L). Eric Kluthe did not return to his place of employment after a scheduled lunch break on March 25, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Serv...

 2021-03-26 17:29 

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[ Lincoln, NE ]

Former Grand Island Northwest teacher sentenced in sex trafficking case...

A former Grand Island Northwest teacher has been sentenced in a sex trafficking case. Brian Mohr was sentenced in federal court Friday to six years and four months in federal prison for possession of child pornography. He has been ordered to surrender on ...

 2021-03-26 17:20 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Hastings temporary street closures...

A few streets in Hastings will be closed temporarily. The city said a portion of E. South St. will be the street closedto through traffic temporarily for private sewer work beginning on March 29. South Street will close to through traffic from California ...

 2021-03-26 17:07 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Kearney Landfill extends hours for yard waste and tree disposal...

The Kearney Area Solid Waste Agency Landfill will resume extended operating hours for yard waste and tree disposal beginning on March 29. The landfill is located at 6711 West 56th St. The following hours are in effect March 29 through Oct. 31. Yard Waste ...

 2021-03-26 16:26 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Kearney Cemetery officials request decorations be removed...

Kearney Cemetery officials are requesting that all Christmas blankets and decorations placed on graves be removed by Sunday, March 28. All decorations that are left will be removed by the Cemetery staff after that date. Flowers in approved, permanent type...

 2021-03-26 16:09 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

York College students facing multiple charges following assault, robbery...

Two York College students are facing multiple charges after police said they assaulted a man and robbed him. Isaiah Hernandez Jasso, 20, of Vernon, Texas, and Fernando Servin Jr, 20, of Delano, Calif. are each charged in York County Court with robbery, co...

 2021-03-26 16:04 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Pet of the Week: Gladys...

Kearney Area Animal Shelter shares the pet of the week, Gladys. The KAAS staff said she is a sweet 8-year-old girl looking for her forever home. She is shy around new people, so it will take her some time to get used to a new home. They said she is sure t...

 2021-03-26 15:47 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Younger residents in Douglas County could get vaccines soon...

Douglas County could start giving coronavirus vaccinations to residents who are at least 16 years old by mid-April, catching up with parts of rural Nebraska that have already moved onto that phase. The Douglas County Public Health District lists the timel...

 2021-03-26 15:08 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Kearney house fire causes $200,000 in damage...

The Kearney Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a structure fire on LaVista Road at 12:26 p. m. on Wednesday. Upon arrival, heavy smoke and flames were visible in the southwest corner of the home. Firefighter conducted a search of th...

 2021-03-26 15:02 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

South Heartland District says one-fourth of district received at least one shot...

The South Heartland District Health Department said over one quarter of the district's population has received at least one does of a COVID-19 vaccine. Executive Director Michele Bever said the district has around 45,200 people and nearly 12,000 have ...

 2021-03-26 14:54 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Aiden Lukasiewicz's St. Jude Journey...

They had just begun their journey as parents of a newborn baby boy, not knowing they would soon be facing one of their biggest challenges yet. Aiden Lukasiewicz was only about nine months when he lost the use of the left side of his body. His parents then...

 2021-03-26 14:42 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Imperial man arrested following investigation into pursuit...

An Imperial man was arrested following an investigation into a pursuit that happened in Western Chase County. Daniel Flores, 20, was arrested on unrelated warrant, as well as additional charges of Felony flight to avoid arrest and several misdemeanor char...

 2021-03-26 14:13 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Step Therapy Act bill advances through final voting round...

A bill that would create the Step Therapy Act has advanced through the final round of voting in the Nebraska Legislature. LB 337 from Senator Mark Kolterman passed on a 47 to zero vote. Step therapy is the practice of requiring patients to undergo and fai...

 2021-03-26 13:51 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

St. Jude donations fund research and treatment...

On Friday,Y102's St. Jude Radiothon continues to encourage listeners to become Partners of Hope to raise money for St. Jude's Research Hospital. Partners of Hope are asked to donate $20 a month. Families of patients at the hospital do not receive ...

 2021-03-26 11:25 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Approved bill could protect seniors from suspicious transactions...

Senior and vulnerable adults have more financial protection after the approval of a bill. On Thursday, senators approved LB297 that allows certain financial professionals to delay suspicious transactions. The measure, introduced by Omaha Sen. Brett Lindst...

 2021-03-26 02:42 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

WCDHD's risk dial continues to improve...

According to the West Central District Health Department (WCDHD), the risk dial moved from a 1. 67 down to a 1. 44 this week. The risk dial still remain in the moderate risk level. The following changes contributed to movement in the dial: Measure ID R0: ...

 2021-03-26 01:11 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Seven health centers to receive funds for COVID vaccination, testing...

Seven community health centers in Nebraska will receive $31,405,625 in American Rescue Plan funding to support COVID-19 vaccination and services for vulnerable populations, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Thursday. Fun...

 2021-03-26 00:47 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NCDHD to only hold Test Nebraska clinics in O'Neil starting April 5...

The North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) reported seven new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting on March 22 and 154 since March 18. The health department announced that beginning April 5, Test Nebraska Clinics will only be held...

 2021-03-25 22:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

St. Paul students learn how to win at Game of Life...

Life may feel like a roll of the dice at times but high school kids are learning how their financial decisions can pay off or hinder them for years to come. "With any vehicle there's associated costs that go with it," students hear as they sto...

 2021-03-25 22:41 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Nebraska men die after their vehicles collide near York...

YORK, Neb. (AP) — Two Nebraska men died after their vehicles collided just outside of York on Wednesday night. The York County Sheriff's Department said the crash happened on U. S. Highway 34 around 11 p. m. Wednesday. A westbound 2007 Dodge Car...

 2021-03-25 22:13 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

CDHD confirms variant, urges healthy habits and vaccinations...

A coronavirus strain that's been labeled a variant of concern has been discovered in the Grand Island area. According to a news release from the Central District Health Department, the Nebraska Public Health Lab confirmed the SARS-CoV-2 variant strain...

 2021-03-25 22:11 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Unemployment claims decline for the week in Nebraska...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska saw a decline in both new and continued unemployment claims last week. The Nebraska Department of Labor says it received 1,523 new, regular unemployment claims and 11 pandemic-related unemployment claims from March 14 t...

 2021-03-25 22:08 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Man arrested at convenience store for weapon violation...

The Lincoln Police Department (LPD) were calledto check on a person at the U Stop at 2140 K Street that was unconscious and possibly intoxicated. The report happened at approximately 2 a. m. on March 24. Officers found the man laying down in the men's...

 2021-03-25 22:08 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Holdrege FFA seniors reflect on virtual competitions...

Sayings like the "the new normal" or " don't take it for granted because you never know when a global pandemic can take it away" have gotten a little over used. That's why seniors at Holdrege High School are just happy to be compet...

 2021-03-25 21:49 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

St. Jude treats several diseases and follows up with patients into adulthood...

On Thursday, Y102's St. Jude Radiothon continues to raise money for St. Jude's Research Hospital and will continue on Friday. Mackenzie Eisel with St. Jude shares some of the ground-breaking research that has been done at the hospital. Eisel said,...

 2021-03-25 21:29 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Guide to the Good Life: Alpaca Costume Competition in Grand Island...

Livestock shows have a long history in Nebraska, from sheep and goats to horses and cattle. I stopped by a different type of livestock show though. For this segment of Guide to the Good Life, I visited a recent Alpaca Costume Competition in Grand Island. ...

 2021-03-25 20:34 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Bill aimed at troubled Nebraska ethanol plant advances...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have given initial approval to a bill that would bar ethanol plants from using chemically treated seed corn to make their product in response to a small-town facility that's facing heavy criticism and a laws...

 2021-03-25 20:31 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Gothenburg Police Chief charged with DUI, reckless driving...

The Gothenburg Police Chief has been charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges in Dawson County Court at 9 a. m. on March 30. The Nebraska Attorney General's Office has been appointed...

 2021-03-25 19:50 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Lincoln Police joins pledge to bring more women into policing...

The last twelve months have been a transformative year for the Lincoln Police Department. The department has seen many of its internal policies change following protests for George Floyd, has begun the search for a new police chief, and now is joining a n...

 2021-03-25 19:15 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Y102's St. Jude Radiothon past success and highlights...

Lisa Williams from Y102 shares their St. Jude Radiothon highlights and past success with fundraising. Williams says the Radiothon asks listeners to become Partners of Hope, which helps fund treatment, travel, housing or food among other needs for St. Jude...

 2021-03-25 18:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Rivers: past year's pandemic timeline...

Katie Mulligan, Two Rivers Public Health Department planning section supervisor, shares the pandemic timeline from the past year. Mulligan said around mid-March was when they start receiving cases with the first confirmed case in the area on March 9. The ...

 2021-03-25 18:25 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Whisler family shares story of St. Jude and community support for their son Colton...

It's a hospital in Tennesse, but it's had a big impact on a young boy from Seward. Colton Whisler was four years old when he was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of soft tissue cancer, and needed treatment. Thanks to some family friend...

 2021-03-25 18:12 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Colton Whisler's St. Jude Journey...

About 420,000 childhood cancer survivors live in the U. S. , with many more around the world, according to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. One of those survivors is ayoung boy from Seward, Nebraska. Colton Whisler had just turned four in May of...

 2021-03-25 17:15 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Senators OK rental protections for domestic violence victims...

Domestic violence victims who are living with their abuser in a rental property could break their lease and leave without penalties under a bill advanced by Nebraska lawmakers. Senators advanced the measure through the first of three required votes, 42-3....

 2021-03-25 16:56 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Kool-Aid Days announces selected concert band...

Kool-Aid Days announced that the Blue Collar Band was selected to perform at Koncert Kool-Aid. The concert will be held at the Adams County Fairgrounds at 947 S. Baltimore Ave. on Aug. 21. The musical entertainment is suited for all ages and will begin af...

 2021-03-25 15:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

As freeze in air travel begins to thaw, United adds flights...

With confidence rising that the end of the pandemic is growing closer, airlines are starting to revive flights that vanished last year as people cancelled vacations and business trips. United Airlines will add 26 new nonstop routes from Midwest cities to ...

 2021-03-25 14:56 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Hastings will temporarily close several streets for road work...

Hastings will temporarily close several residential streets across the city for asphalt resurfacing, beginning on March 29. The city said Vontz Paving will start milling and asphalt resurfacing on four streets in the following order:Chicago Avenue from C ...

 2021-03-25 14:43 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Sen. Fisher supports COVID-19 relief funding for producers...

Senator Deb Fischer responded to the U. S. Department of Agriculture's COVID-19 announcement for their relief funding plan with a statement:"USDA's plan to support our farmers and producers includes many of the key priorities I advocated for d...

 2021-03-25 14:14 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

GI woman arrested after assaulting husband with roses, throwing chairs at door...

A Grand Island woman is in jail after police said she assaulted her husband with a handful of roses and threw chairs at her children's bedroom door. According to Grand Island Police, officers responded to a home on Wainwright St. in east Grand Island ...

 2021-03-25 14:11 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Y102's St. Jude Radiothon encourages listeners to become a Partner in Hope...

The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures and means of prevention for catastrophic diseases in kids through research and treatment. As a part of Y102's Radiothon that is happening on March 25-26, they are encouraging...

 2021-03-25 13:07 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

PHS District says people 18+ eligible to schedule vaccine appointment...

On Thursday, the Public Health Solutions District Health Department, which covers Saline, Gage, Fillmore, Jefferson and Thayer counties, said people 18 years and older in the district are eligible to schedule an appointment for their vaccine. They said st...

 2021-03-25 12:41 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NE COVID-19 update, March 25...

Nebraska health officials have reported 21 COVID-19 related deaths between March 16-23. The Department of Health and Human Services said the death toll is now at 2,150. According to officials, more than 206,000 total cases of the virus have been reported ...

 2021-03-25 12:29 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

AmeriCorps participants could be eligible for in-state tuition under advanced bill...

Under a bill advanced on Wednesday, certain AmeriCorps participants would be eligible for in-state tuition at Nebraska higher education institutions. LB 197 would allow a student who completed a full term of service of at least one year in Nebraska as an ...

 2021-03-25 11:36 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Imperial man heading to district court for trial...

An Imperial man charged in a child pornography investigation is heading to district court for trial. According to Chase County District court records, 53-year-old William 'Bill' Whitlow is charged with two counts of possessing child pornography. T...

 2021-03-25 02:59 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Risk dial remain in the moderate risk for South Heartland district...

The South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) reported on Wednesday that the COVID-19 risk dial score fell to 1. 7 in moderate risk this week. "We saw a 62% net decrease in weekly cases last week compared to the week before. The average numbe...

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