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 2020-04-04 23:33 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Easter bunny brings gifts to Omaha kids while also practicing social distancing...

An Omaha party store set out to spread some Easter cheer while still following social distancing rules. The Easter Bunny set off Saturday Morning to bring eggs hundred of kids across a wide variety of Omaha neighborhoods. Brandon Fiscus, owner, and perfor...

 2020-04-04 21:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

President Trump approves Nebraska Disaster Declaration...

FEMA announced on Saturday, April 4, that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of Nebraska to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the COVID-19....

 2020-04-04 21:44 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two death reported in Douglas County due to COVID-19...

The Douglas County Health Department(DCHD) has confirmed two additional deaths related to COVID- 19 on Saturday, April 4. This brings the state total to eight deaths. They involved a man and a woman, both over 70 years of age, and both had multiple comorb...

 2020-04-04 20:57 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NDCS staff member test positive for COVID-19...

According to the Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), a staff member employed at theNebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was been isolated at his home for the past ten days. The department said, this ...

 2020-04-04 19:49 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

DHHS creates state-wide map of current COVID-19 cases...

A state-wide map has been created by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to more efficiently share the number of COVID-19 cases by county for the state of Nebraska. The map was created to help with questions about the number of cases in eac...

 2020-04-04 19:35 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Lancaster County reports four new cases of COVID-19...

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced on Saturday, April 4, four more lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in Lincoln . As of Saturday, the total number of cases in the community is 18. The new cases involve three individuals in their 50s...

 2020-04-04 08:30 

Hastings Tribune

Local facilities helping hospitals with face shields...

In times like the present, we've seen how important it is to come together for the greater good. And it takes a village to do that....

 2020-04-04 05:02 

Hastings Tribune

Remainder of state placed under heightened COVID-19 restrictions...

Gov. Pete Ricketts on Friday announced all Nebraska counties not already subject to state-directed health measures designed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, now are subject to such measures....

 2020-04-04 04:45 

Hastings Tribune

First COVID-19 case in Webster County confirmed...

The South Heartland District Health Department on Friday night announced confirmation of three more cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, within the four-county South Heartland public health district....

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Competition for supplies sharpening as pandemic worsens...

The number of people infected in the U.S. exceeded a quarter-million, and the death toll climbed past 7,000, with New York state alone accounting for more than 2,900 dead, an increase of over 560 in just one day. Most of the dead are in New York City, whe...

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Medics at Egypt’s main cancer center test positive for virus...

Egypt has reported around 1,000 confirmed cases and 66 fatalities from the global pandemic....

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

2 kids hospitalized after eating THC-laced candy from Utah food bank...

An 11-year-old girl and a 5-year-old girl are in the hospital after eating the candy they didn't realize was medicated....

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Another cruise ship with virus victims docking in Florida...

A day earlier, the cruise ships Zaandam and Rotterdam were permitted to dock at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, with 14 critically ill people taken immediately to hospitals....

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Surgeon general releases video demonstrating how to make face masks...

Health officials stress they don't want people rushing to get medical or surgical masks. Instead, one option is to make your own....

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint...

Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee Friday of his decision to fire Atkinson, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press....

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Local nurse gets a birthday drive-by surprise...

Local nurse gets a birthday surprise after not being able to celebrate it with family and friends...

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame class...

Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday as this year's class of enshrinees....

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

‘Don’t take chances:’ Wash. nursing home patient back home after defeating coronavirus...

Geneva Woods was at the Life Care Center in Washington for rehab when she contracted the novel coronavirus....

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic...

President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot, as coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to extend into the fall and affect the general election....

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Actress-author Patricia Bosworth dies from coronavirus at 86...

Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died due to the coronavirus....

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Kittle's Music to permanently close...

Kittle's Music announced they would be closing on social media....

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Knifeman in France kills 2 in attack, terror inquiry opened...

A man wielding a knife attacked residents of a French town while they ventured out to shop amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown Saturday, killing two people and wounding five others in an act that led authorities to open a terrorism inquiry....

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

President Donald J. Trump approves Nebraska Disaster Declaration...

FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of Nebraska to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020 and ...

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

NDCS staff member tests positive for COVID-19...

Director Scott R. Frakes announced on Saturday that a staff member in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has tested positive for the coronavirus....

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Church donates more than 900 items to Salvation Army while social distancing...

A New Life Church in Downtown North Platte had cones with tape on them to guide people through the donation line while social distancing....

 2020-04-04 04:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

New map to more efficiently share COVID-19 cases...

A state-wide map has been created by DHHS to more efficiently share the number of Coronavirus cases by county for the state of Nebraska....

 2020-04-04 03:27 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

University of Nebraska and local government prepare for more quarantine space...

The CDC has the goal of flattening the curve of the novel coronavirus but right now, numbers are continuing to rise. The City of Kearney and University of Nebraska school system are doing what they can to help with medical needs in the state. Recently, Go...

 2020-04-04 02:36 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Stay at home orders vs. directed health measures and how some are more strict than others...

LINCOLN, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) - Dr. James Lawler of UNMC offered a dire prediction Friday at a news conference in Lincoln. "We're going to see more cases and unfortunately more deaths," he said. "We're still very early in this event. We...

 2020-04-04 02:20 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Bellevue woman makes headbands that hold masks to help healthcare workers...

Nurses and doctors need all the personal protective gear they can get. But wearing those masks 12 hours a day can be irritating or even downright painful. A woman who works in a Nebraska Hospital who saw this problem first hand and came up with a solution...

 2020-04-04 01:12 

Hastings Tribune

Law enforcement, corrections continue to serve...

The public will notice changes in law enforcement and corrections areas as they deal with the effects of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19....

 2020-04-04 00:42 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Gov. Kim Reynolds pushes back on Dr. Fauci advice for states to shelter-in-place...

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday pushed back on a top White House adviser's advice that every state should be issuing a shelter-in-place order, as Reynolds has emphasized such an action is not necessary for Iowa at this time. Dr....

 2020-04-04 00:41 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Ricketts announces Direct Health Measure for remaining counties...

Governor Pete Ricketts announced the State's ninth COVID-19 related Directed Health Measure (DHM), which adds the remaining counties not already under one. The new DHM will be in effect beginning April 3 at 10:00pm and will last until May 11 unless re...

 2020-04-04 00:15 

Hastings Tribune

In-person classes done for semester in Adams County schools...

A Wednesday announcement by Gov. Pete Ricketts that all Nebraska schools are to remain without students in attendance through May 31 means that in a physical sense, school is out for summer across the state....

 2020-04-03 23:31 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Telehealth connects patients and physicians safely from their homes...

Technology meets medical care as telehealth services begin to expand in the wake of the coronavirus. Telehealth easily connects patients with their doctors through video calls on their electronic devices. If their visit can be done through telehealth, pat...

 2020-04-03 23:12 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

UNMC launches Coronavirus screening app...

Develop a bit of a cough or sore throat? Maybe even a small fever? It could be allergies. Or more. Developers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have an app now for you to check those symptoms. It's called 1-Check COVID. Officials with the m...

 2020-04-03 23:12 

Hastings Tribune

Officials thankful for public response to COVID-19 measures...

Residents and organizations throughout the South Heartland District Health Department's four counties have done a good job so far following directed health measures, but dealing with COVID-19 will be a long fight....

 2020-04-03 23:07 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

COVID-19 exposure in three long term care facilities...

Central District Health Department (CDHD) reports health care workers in three long-term care facilities in the Central District have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the press release, the facilities included Westfield Quality Center in Aurora,...

 2020-04-03 22:41 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

DCHD: Ten new cases in Douglas County...

The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported ten new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, April 3. The new cases include four individuals in their 20s and 30s, two women in their 40s, a man in his 50s, a woman in her 60s, another woman is in her 80s, and ...

 2020-04-03 22:26 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska high court rejects death row inmate's latest appeal...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has again rejected a post-conviction appeal by a man on the state's death row for raping and killing a teenage newspaper carrier in western Nebraska in 2003. Jeffrey Hessler, of Gering, argued in h...

 2020-04-03 21:37 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Officials to begin testing outdoor warning sirens...

According to the Adams County Nebraska Emergency Management, April is when officials begin monthly testing of Outdoor Warning Sirens. Each first Saturday for the next six months, officials will sound all 30 of the warning sirens in Hastings, Kenesaw, Rose...

 2020-04-03 21:33 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

TRPHD reports four additional COVID-19 cases in Buffalo County...

KEARNEY, Neb. - Four additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Buffalo County, according to Two Rivers Public Health Department. The cases consist of a woman in her 20s, two women in their 40s, and one man in his 60s. Each case is currently self-...

 2020-04-03 21:32 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Hy-vee adding additional protection for employees, customers...

Hy-Vee, Inc. announced Friday, April 3 additional changes to its operations to help protect its employees and customers in response to the evolving coronavirus outbreak. The stores will install additional temporary window panels to checkouts as an additio...

 2020-04-03 21:09 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Five care residents, two staff members test positive for COVID-19...

On Friday, April 3, Douglas County officials announced that five long term care residents and two staff members of the Douglas County Health Center had tested positive for COVID-19. According to the department, all five residents are being isolated and mo...

 2020-04-03 21:03 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Kearney community members gathering to "Salute Our Unsung Heroes"...

KEARNEY, Neb. - A group of community members are gathering at several local hospitals to celebrate first responders on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers are asking those wanting to participate in the gathering to celebrate healthcare work...

 2020-04-03 20:46 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Aurora Public Schools providing curbside meals for district students...

AURORA, Neb. - Although Aurora Public Schools have moved their students out of the building, they are still feeding their students. The Aurora Public Schools Lunch Program is providing free curbside meals for their district's students between the ages...

 2020-04-03 20:45 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Buy a graphic tee, support a small business...

Customers looking for an easy way to support their favorite businesses, there's a tee shirt booster sale underway right now on the Sayler Screenprinting Facebook page. Each comfort fit, soft style graphic tee benefits one of nearly 40 companies repres...

 2020-04-03 20:28 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Solid Waste Division now accepting credit cards, check payments...

According to the City of Grand Island, the Solid Waste Division is now able to accept credit, debit card and check payments for disposal services at the service window. This addition is to help with the restrictions of no person-to-person contact. Custome...

 2020-04-03 20:18 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

University of Nebraska develops COVID-19 screening app...

OMAHA, Neb. - The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) has launched a mobile app to help screen those who are concerned that they may have COVID-19. The app is also designed to assist first responders and other health care providers determine a pe...

 2020-04-03 20:16 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Omaha public schools plan virtual graduations in May...

Omaha Public Schools announced Friday seniors will be able to celebrate graduations in May, but they'll be through the internet. Graduates who want to will be able to walk across the stage, but they'll have to wait. The plan is to schedule in-pers...

 2020-04-03 20:09 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Officials say Nebraska Christian College closing this spring...

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Officials say Nebraska Christian College has too few students to sustain operations so it must close at the end of this semester. The college moved to the Omaha suburb of Papillion in 2006 after opening in 1944 in the northeas...

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