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 2020-01-29 16:09 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Authorities ID Lincoln couple as victims of I-80 crash...

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of a Lincoln man who was killed and his wife, who was injured, in a rollover accident along Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. The Dawson County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Br...

 2020-01-29 16:01 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

One person injured after crash on highway 75 south...

One person is injured after a crash on Highway 75 south late Tuesday evening. Omaha Police say a car was exiting Highway 75 at North 30th Street when it left the road. The Hyundai Elantra then went into a grassy median, and down an embankment. According t...

 2020-01-29 15:51 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Oxford man accused in sex trafficking case held without bond...

A Furnas County judge has ordered that an Oxford man accused of human trafficking remain in jail without bond. William "Billy" Quinn appeared in court for the first time in the case on Wednesday. He is charged with 1st degree sexual assault of a c...

 2020-01-29 15:30 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Warren Buffett gets out of the newspaper business...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is giving up on the newspaper business. He's selling all of Berkshire Hathaway's publications to Lee Enterprises for $140 million, including the Omaha World-Herald in Nebraska and The Buffalo New...

 2020-01-29 15:16 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Lee Enterprises makes $140M deal to buy Berkshire newspapers...

Lee Enterprises will buy Berkshire Hathaway's BH Media Group publications and The Buffalo News for $140 million, the company said Wednesday. The deal covers 30 daily newspapers in 10 states as well as 49 paid weekly publications with digital sites and...

 2020-01-29 15:13 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Warren Buffett gets out of the newspaper business...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is giving up on the newspaper business. He's selling all of Berkshire Hathaway's publications to Lee Enterprises for $140 million, including the Omaha World-Herald in Nebraska and The Buffalo New...

 2020-01-29 14:46 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two men plead not guilty to murder and kidnapping in Chase County...

Two suspects charged in a kidnapping and murder case have pleaded not guilty, according to the District Court of Chase County. The two suspects, Kevin German, 24, and Keonna Carter, 22, were arraigned on Jan. 29 in Chase County District Court. German plea...

 2020-01-29 14:05 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska Legislature hears bill allowing gender neutral designations on driver's licenses...

The Nebraska Legislature is up for a hearing in the judiciary committee on a bill that would put gender neutral designations on driver's licenses on Jan. 29. The bill - LB 8-73 from Sen. Megan Hunt, would put the designations on state driver's lic...

 2020-01-29 14:04 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Third City Christian Church in Grand Island educates to prevent sex trafficking...

With sex trafficking becoming more frequent in Nebraska, the Third City Christian Church in Grand Island partnered with the "Set Me Free" project in hopes to educate parents on how to prevent sex trafficking before it happens. Parker Loghry, youth...

 2020-01-29 12:14 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Some Nebraskans at higher risk of injury while shoveling...

With some areas of our state expecting snow next week, experts are warning those who shovel to use caution. "During the winter, scooping snow is probably one of the highest risk things you can do," said CHI Health Good Samaritan sports medicine ph...

 2020-01-29 12:00 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Midwestern states consider banning bias based on hairstyles...

Black female legislators in two predominantly white Midwestern states are trying to convince their Republican colleagues to join a national push to outlaw discrimination based on hairstyles such as braids and dreadlocks. Supporters of bills in Kansas and ...

 2020-01-29 11:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

USDA approves state's hemp plan, license applications available on Feb. 3...

On Jan. 28, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) was notified that the state's hemp plan was approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). "Now that NDA has an approved state hemp plan in place, we can begin issuing licen...

 2020-01-29 11:42 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

3 people taken to Omaha hospital after Plattsmouth fire...

Authorities say three people were taken to an Omaha hospital after being rescued from a residential fire in Plattsmouth. The fire was reported about 12:30 p. m. Monday at a home about two blocks west of City Hall. The Omaha World-Herald reports that a 13-...

 2020-01-29 11:34 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Former housing authority director gets probation, jail time...

A former director of the North Platte Housing Authority has been given three years of probation and 24 days of jail time. The North Platte Telegraph reports that 44-year-old Jennifer Smith was sentenced Monday. She'd pleaded no contest to felony theft...

 2020-01-29 11:30 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Rollover crash kills man, injures woman in Dawson County...

A rollover accident has killed one person and injured another along Interstate 80 in central Nebraska's Dawson County. The crash occurred around 11:45 a. m. Sunday, about 3 miles east of Lexington. Authorities say a westbound pickup truck ran into the...

 2020-01-29 11:25 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska Panhandle collision claims the life of car driver...

A highway collision in the Nebraska Panhandle has claimed the life of one driver and seriously injured another. The collision occurred around 6 p. m. Monday on U. S. Highway 385, just northwest of Alliance. Authorities say a northbound car crossed the cen...

 2020-01-29 05:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

US, Japan evacuate citizens from China as death toll in viral outbreak continues to rise...

China has cut off access to Wuhan and 16 other cities to try to contain the outbreak....

 2020-01-29 05:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Football Hall of Fame defensive end Doleman dies at age 58...

Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman, who became one of the NFL's most feared pass rushers during 15 seasons in the league, has died. He was 58....

 2020-01-29 05:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Police seek dad, baby after 3 women killed in South Florida...

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued an Amber Alert for a father and baby who've been missing since three women were found shot to death....

 2020-01-29 05:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Question of whether to call Bolton, other witnesses roils Trump’s impeachment trial...

Bolton writes in a forthcoming book that Trump told him he wanted to withhold military aid from Ukraine until it helped with investigations into Democratic rival Joe Biden....

 2020-01-29 05:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Bill to strengthen school bus stop sign law...

Right now in Nebraska, it's illegal to pass a school bus with its flashers on and its stop sign out. But if the police don't catch you, there's not much they can do. A newly introduced bill by Senator Julie Slama hopes to change that....

 2020-01-29 05:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Trump looks to sign trade deal, show wins during impeachment...

President Donald Trump is eager to show off a big policy win during his impeachment trial by signing into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico....

 2020-01-29 05:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Several Nebraska newspapers now under one ownership...

Among the daily papers in Nebraska that will go under control of Lee with this purchase are the Omaha World-Herald, The Grand Island Independent, The Kearney Hub and North Platte Telegraph, Scottsbluff Star Herald and York News Times....

 2020-01-29 05:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Dylann Roof appeals convictions, death sentence in killing of 9 at S.C. church...

White supremacist Dylann Roof is appealing his convictions and death sentence in the killing of nine church members in downtown Charleston....

 2020-01-29 05:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Chris Stapleton to perform at Pinnacle Bank Arena in October...

Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show tour will make a stop at Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena October 17....

 2020-01-29 05:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Feds approve Nebraska plan for growing hemp...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Nebraska's hemp plan, so the state will begin taking license applications on Monday....

 2020-01-29 05:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Crash-warning device might not have saved Bryant helicopter...

A crash-warning device wasn't required on the helicopter that crashed and killed Kobe Bryant and eight others, but experts say it's unclear whether the instrument would have saved their lives....

 2020-01-29 05:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Two more accusers set to testify against Harvey Weinstein...

The judge has allowed them to testify about "prior bad acts" that didn't result in criminal charges because of the statute of limitations and other legal issues....

 2020-01-29 05:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

FDA tells Purell to stop making unproven health claims...

The FDA says Purell claims on its website that the over-the-counter hand sanitizer is an effective way of preventing Ebola, MRSA, VRE, norovirus, flu and Candida auris, but there's no clinical proof....

 2020-01-29 05:00 

KNOP-TV

[ North Platte ]

Trial starts for former Broken Bow Mayor...

Jonathan Berghorst, the former mayor of Broken Bow is on trial Wednesday for threatening a police officer and assault. Wednesday morning, the proceedings focused on jury selection with legal experts thinking the trail will take two days....

 2020-01-29 04:06 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Rod Sonnichsen leads first city council meeting as Broken Bow mayor...

It's been nearly two weeks now since the city of Broken Bow has sworn in their newest mayor. "That's all I have, I obtain motion to adjourn," said Rod Sonnichsen. Tuesday night was the first time Rod Sonnichsen led a city council meeting a...

 2020-01-29 03:51 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

First of several flood forums posted by National Weather Service scheduled for next week...

VALLEY, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - It's almost been a full year. Last March, massive flooding swept through neighborhoods and homes and city after city was overwhelmed with floodwater. At this point in the year, the National Weather Service doesn't like wha...

 2020-01-29 02:39 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Nebraska's hemp plan approved by USDA...

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) was told about the approval on Tuesday. You can view the finalized plan on the NDA website. "Now that NDA has an approved state hemp plan in place, we can begin issuing licenses for the commercial cultivati...

 2020-01-29 02:08 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two escape from YRTC on foot...

Two have escaped from the YRTC in Kearney, according to the BuffaloWatch Notification System. They escaped on Tuesday night. Below is a description of one of the juveniles: Native American. Male. Wearing a black coat, green shirt, blue jeans and white sho...

 2020-01-29 02:01 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Omaha Police K-9 dog has died...

This K-9 dog who helped the Omaha Police has died Tuesday at 91-years-young. The dog's name was Falco and the Mali breed retired in Feb. 2014. His Twitter gave us an update with the sad news. In the tweet, Falco, left peacefully to be with his brother...

 2020-01-29 00:49 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Missing inmate arrested by Norfolk Police...

The Norfolk Police Department has arrested an inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) on Jan. 17. Jamie Bear was arrested early Tuesday morning at a residence and is being held atthe Madison County jail. Bear did not ...

 2020-01-29 00:33 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

UNK creates learning community for students interested in health care...

Employment in the health care field is expected to grow 14% from 2018 to 2028, adding about 1. 9 million jobs. That's according to the U. S. Bureau Labor Statistics. The University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK) sees that need and is working to help it. UN...

 2020-01-29 00:32 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Iowa lawmakers advance bill limiting cell phones for drivers yesterday...

Iowa would join numerous other states in prohibiting drivers from using hand-held cell phones or other electronic devices under a bill that advanced Monday to a full Senate committee. Republican Sen. Zach Whiting is managing the bill that drew no objectio...

 2020-01-29 00:04 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Ricketts to highlight young farm entrepreneurs at 2020 ag conference...

Governor Pete Ricketts highlights young Nebraska entrepreneurs on the farm, as he announces the lineup for his annual ag conference. A 22-year-old college student is building a business directly marketing dry aged beef to consumers, while a Burwell couple...

 2020-01-28 23:40 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Former housing authority director gets probation, jail time...

A former director of the North Platte Housing Authority has been given three years of probation and 24 days of jail time. The North Platte Telegraph reports that 44-year-old Jennifer Smith was sentenced Monday. She'd pleaded no contest to felony theft...

 2020-01-28 23:26 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Two 8-year-olds hit by car in north Omaha...

Two 8-year-olds have been hit by a car in North Omaha Tuesday afternoon. A group of kids who were just let out from school gathered outside near 33rd and Ames Avenue. Two of the kids ran out into traffic. Both were hit by a work truck. Medics took one boy...

 2020-01-28 22:37 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Klobuchar, Delaney announce visits to metro ahead of caucus...

Democratic candidates Amy Klobuchar and John Delaney are joining the pre-caucus fray in Council Bluffs this week. Klobuchar announced Tuesday afternoon she would be at Barley's taproom at 7 p. m. Tuesday. Delaney plans to host a lunch Friday at noon a...

 2020-01-28 22:14 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Tracks in snow lead authorities to inmate after escape from Work Ethic Camp...

An inmate was taken back into custody 45 minutes after he escaped from the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) in McCook on Tuesday. According to the Department of Correctional Services,Ryan Lykens jumped the fence around 9:30 a. m. on Tuesday. Staff members noticed th...

 2020-01-28 22:13 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

18-year-old girl shot, walks into hospital with life-threatening injuries...

An 18-year-old girl has life-threatening gunshot wounds. Police say the girl walked into Nebraska Medicine Tuesday afternoon with a gunshot wound. Police say Alonna Smith is being treated for life-threatening injuries. Anyone with information is asked to ...

 2020-01-28 21:14 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Inmate escapes prison, found 45 minutes later...

An inmate who escapes prison is found 45 minutes later. Prison officials say Ryan Lykens, 37, jumped a fence while he was attending Work Ethic Camp in McCook, Neb. It happened Tuesday morning at 9:30 a. m. According to prison officials, staff members noti...

 2020-01-28 20:44 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Bill focuses on mental health awareness, treatment for PTSD in first responders...

A bill that would help with mental health issues in firefighters and first responders was in front of the Business and Labor Committee. If passed, LB693 would provide a wider range of mental health services and training to firefighters and first responder...

 2020-01-28 20:16 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

U.S. Marshalls were serving warrant when man drove NDOT dump truck into Platte River...

An attempt to bring a federal fugitive into custody ended with a Nebraska Department of Transportation snowplow in the Platte River Tuesday morning. Marshalls received a tip the man they were looking for would be in a snowplow between Highway 31 and the N...

 2020-01-28 20:07 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Bring your mask to the Murder Mystery Party fundraiser on Feb. 8...

There's a little murder mystery going on-but not the criminal kind-this one is to help the Harlan County Health System Foundation. The foundation is hosting a "Murder Mystery Party", a fundraising event that will take place on Feb. 8 at the Al...

 2020-01-28 19:36 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Day 1: Murder trial for man accused of killing Peru State student...

The murder trial is underway for a man accused of killing a Peru State student. Prosecutors say Joshua Keadle killed Tyler 'Ty' Thomas. They believe she was killed on or around Dec. 3, 2010, and her body dumped in the Missouri River. Opening argum...

 2020-01-28 19:33 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska Extension discusses the safety of energy drinks...

Nebraska Extension educator Cami Wells joins NTV from Grand Island Bureau with NTV's Steve White to discuss the safety of energy drinks....

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