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 2021-04-07 19:20 

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[ Lincoln, NE ]

State leaders oppose federal designation for south central Nebraska...

Governor Pete Ricketts and state leaders announced today their opposition to the creation of a National Heritage Area in Nebraska. The Kansas Nebraska Heritage Area Partnership announced recently their intent to seek a National Heritage Area designation f...

 2021-04-07 17:49 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Market Report with KRVN, April 7, 2021...

Clay Patton, with KRVN, has our market report. Click on the video above to watch....

 2021-04-07 17:21 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Regent, pork producer Pillen announces run for governor...

Jim Pillen, a member of the Nebraska Board of Regents, announced he's running for governor with a conservative platform. Pillen lives in Columbus and owns Pillen Family Farms, raising hogs across the state. In a statement on Facebook, Pillen says Nebr...

 2021-04-07 15:48 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Sherman County Sheriff's Office is asking for help to fund a new addition to their team...

A local law enforcement agency is asking the community for help as they work to add to their team. The Sherman County Sheriff's office is trying to raise about $20,000 for a new drug dog, which they say has been a long time coming. "Our call loads...

 2021-04-07 15:34 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Kearney woman charged with sexual assault on officer...

A Kearney woman has been charged after a Kearney Police officer said she made unwanted sexual contact. Araceli Neri Arroyo, 46, is charged with one count of sexual assault on an officer/health care worker and one count of third-degree sexual assault witho...

 2021-04-07 15:29 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

York man facing multiple charges, accused of holding man against will...

A York man is facing multiple charges after troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol said he held a man against his will and was found to have drugs and weapons in his vehicle....

 2021-04-07 15:18 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Bill would create registry for Neb. home inspectors...

Nebraska lawmakers have given first-round approval to a bill that would create a registry for home inspectors within the office of the Secretary of State. LB 423 from Omaha Senator Steve Lathrop would require Nebraska home inspectors to register with the ...

 2021-04-07 15:05 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Neb. lawmakers advance bill providing automatic in-state tuition for homeschooler students...

Nebraska lawmakers gave second-round approval to a bill that would make homeschool students in Nebraska eligible for in-state college tuition after amending a nondiscrimination provision in the original bill. LB 92 was introduced by Elmwood Senator Robert...

 2021-04-07 14:55 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Neb. lawmakers advance bill aimed at combating sex trafficking...

Nebraska lawmakers have given second-round approval to a bill that would require Nebraska casinos to display human trafficking informational posters. Nebraska already mandates posters in rest stops and strip clubs, both places that advocates have identifi...

 2021-04-07 14:02 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Western Nebraska Community College students killed in accident identified...

Western Nebraska Community College has identified the two students killed while working on an airplane engine inside its aviation maintenance facility last week. According to a news release from the college Monday, the two students are Yemin An, 21, of Se...

 2021-04-07 13:50 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska advances unemployment benefit for family caregivers...

Nebraska residents who stop working temporarily to care for a family member with a serious health condition could claim unemployment benefits under a bill advanced by lawmakers. Lawmakers gave the measure first-round approval with a 27-11 vote. The propos...

 2021-04-07 13:45 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska lawmakers advance bill to ban hair discrimination...

Nebraska lawmakers have given initial approval to new workplace protections that would ban discrimination against employees based on their hairstyles. The measure advanced on a 38-0 vote through the first of three required votes. Sen. Terrell McKinney, of...

 2021-04-07 03:47 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Village votes on ordinance regarding animals in city limits...

The Village of Overton's Board voted Tuesday night not to alter an ordinance that would have prohibited any hooved animals from being allowed within village limits....

 2021-04-07 03:47 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Village votes on ordinance regarding animals in city limits...

The Village of Overton's Board voted Tuesday night not to alter an ordinance that would have prohibited any hooved animals from being allowed within village limits....

 2021-04-07 03:20 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

No vaccine mandate for the University of Nebraska system next fall...

The University of Nebraska system has been open since the fall and hasn't seen any major outbreaks on any of its campuses. President Ted Carter attributes this to positive behavior from students. "We weren't perfect when we opened up in the fa...

 2021-04-07 02:35 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NSP investigating murder-suicide in Gage County...

The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is investigating what is believed to be a murder-suicide in Gage County. According to NSP, investigators were called to the scene by theGage County Sheriff's Office where they found a man and a woman dead at home on Oak...

 2021-04-07 01:13 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

UNMC beginning study to document Mead spill health impacts...

It's an impact that might take years and millions of dollars to fully understand. UNMC officials unveiling the details of a new study to document the potential long term health effects caused by the improper storage of toxic byproducts at the Alt En E...

 2021-04-07 01:12 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Tourism industry numbers see boost thanks to the Sandhill Crane...

More than a year into the pandemic, attractions like the Kearney Archway have seen some new faces after what they said was an unprecedented year in the tourism industry. The Nebraska Tourism Commission's budget was cut by $2 million dollars; the annua...

 2021-04-07 00:43 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Grand Island man sentenced on charges of attempting to entice teen into sex...

A Grand Island man has been sentenced on charges after police said he tried to reach out to a teen online for sex. Joseph Wetzel, 29, was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail and 24 months probation on charges of attempt of a class 4 felony and contributi...

 2021-04-06 22:56 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Bartling honored for registering teens to vote...

He hasn't cast his first ballot but already a Grand Island teen is honored for helping his peers get involved. Kendall Bartling has been holding voter registration events at area schools and Tuesday he set up in the front entry at Northwest High Schoo...

 2021-04-06 22:40 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Vaccination gives high school seniors a shot at a more normal life...

Students took center stage inside Central Catholic's little theater Tuesday but nurses were the stars of this production and they've got their lines down. They've delivered thousands of doses to senior citizens and now seniors in high school a...

 2021-04-06 22:11 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Albion couple sentenced to probation on drug charges...

An Albion couple has been sentenced to probation on charges related to an August 2020 drug investigation in Albion. According to court records, Devin Samuelson, 31, was sentenced to 36 months of probation on a charge of attempt of a class 2 felony. Kristi...

 2021-04-06 21:59 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska Farm Bureau seeks answers about 30x30 Executive Order...

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is looking for answers from the Biden administration about how the president will implement the 30x30 executive order. According to Nebraska Farm Bureau, the executive order on Jan. 27 set a goal ofconserving at least 30 percent o...

 2021-04-06 20:06 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Underground electrical explosions see Omaha hotel evacuated...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Multiple explosions and a fire in an underground concrete electrical vault rocked downtown Omaha and forced the evacuation of a nearby hotel, but no injuries were reported. Authorities say the incident happened Monday night when a...

 2021-04-06 18:00 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Market Report with KRVN, April 6, 2021...

Clay Patton, with KRVN, has our market report. Click the video above to watch....

 2021-04-06 17:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NE Extension: Virtual series to tackle preserves...

With a boom in gardening during the pandemic, Nebraska Extension is now predicting an interest in preserves. Nebraska Extension Educator Carol Schwarz, MS, RD, said a virtual series on the topic is planned. It starts in mid-April. Schwarz said it can be d...

 2021-04-06 15:24 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Public vetting begins for potentially historic UNO chancellor hire...

Nebraskans are getting the chance to hear from a candidate to be the next leader of the the University of Nebraska at Omaha. NU President Ted Carter named Dr. Joanne Li, Ph. D. , CFA, as the priority candidate to serve as the next chancellor. Li is curren...

 2021-04-06 14:48 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Grand Island man killed in Atkinson construction accident...

A Grand Island man is dead following a construction accident in Atkinson last Thursday. The Holt County Attorney's Office said Noel Coss-Ortiz, 43, died after the roof of a downtown building he was doing demolition work on collapsed on him around 11 a...

 2021-04-06 13:13 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

From crayon to clay, local artist recognized nationally for ceramic art pieces...

A local high school senior was recognized nationally for her ceramic art pieces, solidifying her love for the craft. Brooklyn Liljehorn's interest in art began at a very young age, which grew as she worked her way through school; but as far as years o...

 2021-04-06 04:35 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

City Council discusses revisions to Lincoln's casino plan...

Representatives from Nebraska Horseman's Benevolent & Protective Association testified in front of the Lincoln City Council on Monday about revisions to their plan for the area out near West Denton Road. According to Andrew Willis, a representative fo...

 2021-04-06 03:43 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Lincoln's Winter Operations estimated at $1.2 million over budget...

Lincoln, like much of Nebraska, saw historic snowfall this winter, costing the city extra resources to clear the roads. Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) Director Liz Elliott announced on Monday that the city spent $6. 5 million on Winter Operati...

 2021-04-06 02:37 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Local health departments COVID-19 update, April 5...

Douglas County Health Department. The Douglas County Health Department reports 325 additional positive tests of COVID-19 have been received since the last report that was released on Friday. One additional death was also reported. Since the pandemic began...

 2021-04-06 02:28 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Health departments encourage vaccinations during National Public Health Week...

With the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reporting just over 25% of people have gotten the COVID-19 vaccines, public health departments across the state are using "National Public Health" week to encourage the other 75% to get ful...

 2021-04-06 02:28 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Health departments encourage vaccinations during National Public Health Week...

With the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reporting just over 25% of people have gotten the COVID-19 vaccines, public health departments across the state are using "National Public Health" week to encourage the other 75% to get ful...

 2021-04-06 01:50 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Entire state moves to Phase 2B for COVID-19 vaccination distribution...

The whole state of Nebraska is now at Phase 2B eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination distribution, according tothe Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Phase 2B includes all Nebraskans over 16. DHHS said that this doesn't mean that ...

 2021-04-06 01:15 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

GISH student receives full ride to college, credits his parents and passion for learning...

It's many parent's dream: have their child go to a university on a full ride. And this opportunity was a reality for Raymond Hanson of Grand Island Senior High as he was awarded the Bob Hamblet Northwestern University Scholarship. "For my pare...

 2021-04-06 00:56 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

EPA to outline proposed cleanup for groundwater, soil contamination in York...

A virtual meeting will be held by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to outline the plan to cleanup contaminated groundwater and soil associated with the PCE Southeast Contamination Superfund Site in and near York. According to the EPA, they ...

 2021-04-05 23:14 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Central District begins to vaccinate those 18 and older for COVID-19...

The Central District Health Department (CDHD) started to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to people 18 and older on Monday. According to CDHD, they continue to get enough COVID-19 vaccines that anyone who wishes to be vaccinated can do so. CDHD Health Dire...

 2021-04-05 22:27 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Inmate dies at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution...

Arthur Gales, 55, died early in the morning on April 3 at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). NDCS said he was sentenced to death for two counts of first degree murder and a co...

 2021-04-05 22:04 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Lexington man pleads not guilty to charges related to March pursuit...

A Lexington man has pleaded not guilty to charges related to a March pursuit and search in Dawson County....

 2021-04-05 21:22 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

McCook man pleads no contest to charges following pursuit...

A McCook man has pleaded no contest to charges of driving under suspension and operating a vehicle to avoid arrest under a plea deal. According to Red Willow County District Court records, Javier Casarez, 25, entered his plea Monday. In exchange for his p...

 2021-04-05 20:49 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Lexington teen charged with murder pleads not guilty...

A Lexington teenager charged in a fatal shooting of another teenager has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony. Ramon Gonzalez-Romero, 18, entered his pleaMonday in Dawson County District Court. He wi...

 2021-04-05 20:44 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

What to do about nesting Geese near your home...

Its springtime here in Nebraska and that means the weather is warming up, things are fresh and new, and migratory birds are coming to visit. Sometimes these migratory birds decide they want to make their nests right up next to people and that is usually n...

 2021-04-05 18:21 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Three arrested in Chase Co. drug investigation...

Three men were arrested Friday after months of investigating, according to the Chase County Sheriff's Office. They said over the course of the last five months they've been conducting an investigation to the distribution of methamphetamine in the ...

 2021-04-05 17:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Utah man pleads not guilty to drug charges...

A Utah man charged with drug trafficking on Interstate 80 has pleaded not guilty to charges. According to Seward County District Court records, Javier Delgado, 33, of West Valley, Utah entered his plea Monday to one charge of possession of more than 140 g...

 2021-04-05 17:47 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Alda man charged with threatening protester with gun pleads no contest...

An Alda man accused of threatening a protester with a gun during a June 2020 protest in Grand Island has pleaded no contest to three charges. According to Hall County District Court records, Bobby Williamson, 43, pleaded no contest to amended charges of t...

 2021-04-05 15:46 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

All lines open after train derailment in Gibbon...

All three Union Pacific rail lines in Gibbon are back open following a train derailment last week. According to UP Spokesman Tim McGahan, all rail lines are back in service as of Friday afternoon. A total 28 cars derailed on one of the lines last Wednesda...

 2021-04-05 15:27 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Local law enforcement talk about preventing sextortion...

The internet can be a dangerous place because you never really know who may be on the other side of the screen, which was brought to light in the recent court case out of Grand Island. Max Rookstool, 18, was accused of posing as a girl on Snapchat to soli...

 2021-04-05 15:12 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Juniata man arrested for robbery following argument...

A Juniata man is in jail after police say he robbed his mother following an argument in Hastings. According to Hastings Police, 24-year-old Jerrod Chekal was arrested Sunday at a home on West J Street after he punched his mom and took an undisclosed amoun...

 2021-04-05 13:02 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NTV's Grow: April 4, 2021...

Holy cow! It's an udderly rare trifecta as NTV's Grow is triple trouble this week. We have more on triplets calves born on a Minden farm and then meet a triplet all grown up raising cattle and cops and growing his own business as we honor Alec and...

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