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 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...

 2021-04-05 01:05 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Girl Scout troop puts together Easter egg hunts...

Families across Lincoln woke up to a visit from the Easter Bunny this morning as Girl Scout Troop 20615 hid 1,000 eggs in people's yards. "I was kind of surprised," said Phoenix Strom, member of Troop 20615. "I didn't think we'd ge...

 2021-04-05 00:47 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Volunteers mobilize to help with vaccinations...

In a time of crisis volunteers mobilize where the need is greatest and right now that means helping thousands get vaccinated each week in Grand Island. "Second shot, right? " Mark Gloor is the first face some see as they get their long awaited COV...

 2021-04-05 00:46 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Stolley Park Railroad is back on the tracks...

The Stolley Park train is back on the tracks after a year off. Boys and girls of all ages punched their tickets for a ride on opening weekend. Operated by the City of Grand Island, the train took last year off when parks were closed during the pandemic. E...

 2021-04-04 04:01 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Residents turn in unwanted guns and ammo during LPD's Gun Amnesty Day...

Gun Amnesty Day is the Lincoln Police Department's annual event where residents can drop off firearms and ammunition no questions asked. "We not forcing anyone to give up anything," said Officer Melissa Ripley. "This is just a really safe ...

 2021-04-03 23:28 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Gov. Pete Ricketts receives 1st dose of the coronavirus vaccine...

Coronavirus vaccinations are still moving full speed ahead in Nebraska. Now, Governor Pete Ricketts is amongst the people who have received their first shot. "It really feels good to be able to get the vaccine because, again, after a few more weeks I ...

 2021-04-03 21:37 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NDCS: assault at TSCI sends inmate to hospital...

According to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), an inmate at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) went to the hospital Saturday morning for the treatment of serious injuries resulting from an assault by two other inmate...

 2021-04-03 20:57 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Omaha man accused of pointing gun at process server...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 57-year-old man loaded a round into a shotgun and pointed it at a process server who had arrived at his Omaha home to serve him civil papers. The Associated Press reports that the man was booked into jail on susp...

 2021-04-03 19:35 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NCDHD confirms COVID variant in Holt County...

The North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) reported on Saturday the confirmation of the B117 COVID-19 variant in Holt County. NCDHD said confirmation was received on Friday. The health department said, the variant is present in a cluster of case...

 2021-04-03 03:25 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

LNK Airport in slow recovery as CDC changes travel guidelines...

People who are fully vaccinated are now permitted to travel again, according to new CDC guidelines released on Friday. These individuals will no longer need to get tested before or after travel unless the destination requires it and do not need to self-qu...

 2021-04-03 01:01 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

ICIMA: American rescue plan could help "plug some holes" in budgets for municipalities...

Almost every municipality in Nebraska could stand to benefit from a nearly 350 million dollar bill signed into law by President Biden. According to the Institute of Cost and Management Accounts (ICMA), any city or county who have seen an impact from the C...

 2021-04-03 00:49 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

A farmer helping farmers: Alec Ibach diversifies while giving back...

A young farmer builds on his family's deep roots in Nebraska agriculture while also growing his own business. "Found out quickly that my passion was for farming and ranching," Alec Ibach said. He had a traditional upbringing but not typical. I...

 2021-04-02 22:49 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska World War II soldier's remains identified nearly 80 years after he died...

It was a reunion made for history books; an army private lost during World War II was finally coming back home after nearly 80 years. November of 1944, 22-year-old Lyle Reab from Phillips, Nebraska joined the army during a time where the world was at odds...

 2021-04-02 21:36 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Team registration now open for 2021 Community Olympic Games...

The City of Kearney announced that team registration is currently being accepted for the 25th Annual Community Olympic Games. The final day to register is May 18, however only the first 32 teams will be accepted, the city said. The event is scheduled for ...

 2021-04-02 21:09 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska leaders issue statements on deadly attack at U.S. Capitol...

U. S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement after two United States Capitol Police officers were attacked. One of those officer has died. This is a horrible day for our country and for the United States Capitol Police. Melissa and I are prayi...

 2021-04-02 20:59 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

West side of City Hall to be closed due to sewer repair beginning April 5...

According to the City of Hastings, residents will be directed to use the north entrance of the City Hall beginning on Monday, April 5. The temporary closure of the west side of the building is due to sewer repair work. Repair will last for one week. City ...

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