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 2020-07-03 14:54 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Hall County Fair keeps animal judging events for 4-H kids and online viewings...

The Hall County fair is still on this year with protocols set in place to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The fair in Grand Island is scheduled for July 22-26. "We have trimmed and adapted our fair to comply with the evolving health and sa...

 2020-07-03 13:54 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Fears about opening Kansas schools drive state's mask order...

Kansas' governor and its top public health official worry that the state won't be able to reopen its K-12 schools for the new school year in August if it doesn't reverse a recent surge in reported coronavirus cases. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly...

 2020-07-03 13:17 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Hearing scheduled for motion filed to move Fairbury teen's case to juvenile court...

A 17-year-old teen from Fairbury accused of shooting and wounding a man in Fairbury is looking to move his case to juvenile court. According to Jefferson County District Court Records, the attorney for Jake Gonzalez filed the motion on July 1. Court docum...

 2020-07-03 11:35 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

New deadline for driver license renewal and completing vehicle titling and registration...

A new deadline has been made for residents who need to renew their driver license or complete vehicle titling and registration requirements. The new deadline has been made to give residents enough time to update their credentials, rather than the original...

 2020-07-03 03:08 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Nebraska governor hopes everyone will do their part to keep things open...

LINCOLN, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) - From fireworks parties to a trip to the zoo to family travel, with a holiday approaching there's a lot of stuff that can keep us occupied. "So much more than even just a few weeks ago," said Luke Herricks, who is wo...

 2020-07-03 02:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

SHDHD reports five new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases...

The South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) reported on Thursday five new COVID-19 cases for Wednesday and Thursday. This bringing the total number of cases in the 4-county health district to 334. New cases include one male in his 30s and three...

 2020-07-03 02:38 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

How to stay safe at the lake this Fourth of July weekend...

Warm weather paired with people anxious to be outdoors after several months of covid restrictions, means more families might be heading to the lake this weekend, but safety experts warn crowded waters could be dangerous. Captain Jim Masske oversees water ...

 2020-07-03 02:14 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Businesses with fairs are affected by cancellations...

With the uncertain future of COVID-19, some county fairs are a no-go or are limited to 4-H events. So what about the businesses that work with fairs throughout the summer? What makes a county fair is the attractions and even porta-potties but companies th...

 2020-07-03 02:14 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Businesses with fairs are affected by cancellations...

With the uncertain future of COVID-19, some county fairs are a no-go or are limited to 4-H events. So what about the businesses that work with fairs throughout the summer? What makes a county fair is the attractions and even porta-potties but companies th...

 2020-07-03 02:03 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Senator Deb Fischer introduces AIR act...

U. S. Senator Deb Fischer announced on Thursday bipartisan Airport Infrastructure Readiness (AIR) Act. The act will provide airports with greater certainty as they consider future infrastructure projects in the midst of a pandemic. "With the number of...

 2020-07-03 00:17 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

New non-profit will help families afford child care...

Family First Academy, a component fund under the Grand Island Community Foundation, saw a need for more accessible child care. "Child care can cost upwards of [... ] thousand of dollars a year. Which, if your income is 35, 000 dollars a year, that'...

 2020-07-03 00:15 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Court documents reveal murder suspect discussed 'perfect murder' with friend...

A murder suspect claims she was a victim of abuse, but investigators reveal that she admitted to a discussion with a friend about How to get away with the perfect murder. Kathleen Jourdan made the decision to waive her right to a preliminary hearing. Now ...

 2020-07-03 00:07 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

With scientists needed, Central City prepares kids to solve world's problems...

Long before COVID-19, students in Central City were getting hands on with viruses, bacteria, and algae. At a time we need scientists to stop the virus, one local school is preparing kids who can do just that kind of work. "It's given me a greater ...

 2020-07-02 23:10 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NDCS to allow visits beginning July 15...
 2020-07-02 22:33 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

New Iowa law makes pandemic policy of selling cocktails to-go permanent...

Gov. Kim Reynolds eased some regulations amid this pandemic, including allowing bars and restaurants to sell cocktails to-go in an effort to provide economic relief during closures. That provision is now permanent, thanks to a new state law. Dave Murrin-v...

 2020-07-02 22:14 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Gov. Ricketts celebrates progress on Offutt runway reconstruction...

Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement on Thursday after a contractor had been selected to complete the runway reconstruction project at Offutt Air Force Base. "Offutt Air Force Base is one of our state's largest employers, and it is key to gro...

 2020-07-02 21:07 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Gov. Ricketts issues statement ahead of Independence Day...

Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Independence Day:We're blessed to live in the greatest nation the world has ever seen. On the Fourth of July, we're reminded of the freedoms we enjoy and the sacrifices that ha...

 2020-07-02 20:46 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska Army National Guard honored for heroic 2019 flood rescues...

Four Nebraska Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk crew members with Company G, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion were honored at a ceremony in Lincoln on Thursday, July 2 with the DUSTOFF 2019 Rescue of the Year award for their heroic rescues dur...

 2020-07-02 20:30 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Medical Marijuana, gambling advocates hold successful petition drives...

For years now two hot button issues have been trying and failing to gather enough signatures on petitions to get to their respective causes to the ballot box. Medical Marijuana and expanded gambling are familiar issues to Nebraskans, and now after two suc...

 2020-07-02 20:12 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Authorities investigating attempted murder in York...

According to the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), investigators with the NSP and York Police Department are investigating an attempted murder that occurred Wednesday, July 1. The incident occurred at 7:30 p. m. when York PD responded to a hang-up 911 call. Up...

 2020-07-02 20:02 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Medical marijuana, gambling likely headed to Nebraska ballot...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters will likely get the chance to vote on a measure to legalize medical marijuana, based on the number of petition signatures that campaign organizers are submitting to state officials. Organizers of the Nebraskans f...

 2020-07-02 19:59 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

No spike, but Nebraska sees COVID-19 cases, deaths creep up...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has so far avoided the resurgence of new coronavirus cases that have plagued other states around the country. But Nebraska is still seeing new confirmed cases — and deaths — every day. The state's virus tr...

 2020-07-02 19:54 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NCDHD reminds residents of social distancing during holiday celebration...

The North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) announced no new cases on Thursday. Director, Roger Wiese send out a press release stating that as we enter the 4th of July weekend celebrations, the health department reminds residents to maintain pers...

 2020-07-02 18:44 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Rivers Public Health: boating safety...

Two Rivers Public Health Department Chris Fankhauser, emergency response coordinator, shares advice for boating safety....

 2020-07-02 18:23 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

UNL hosts natural history and science virtual programs for kids during the month of July...

Virtual camps covering the topics of natural history and science for kids will be hosted by the University of Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall during the month of July. The program is for grades first through sixth. Participants will have the chance to ...

 2020-07-02 17:57 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

First responders warn pandemic precautions could create fire danger...

Emergency responders warn that your pandemic precautions could put you at risk this Independence Day. Adams County Emergency Management and Hastings Fire and Rescue said hand sanitizer and disposable gloves can ignite while lighting fireworks. They said m...

 2020-07-02 17:43 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Dundee Dell to close after more than 80 years in Omaha...

An Omaha staple, in business for nearly 90 years, is likely closing up shop at the end of the month. The Dundee Dell opened its doors in 1934. Regulars have bellied up to the bar for decades. For some, the cozy camaraderie keeps them coming back, for many...

 2020-07-02 17:39 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

City of Grand Island closures for Independence Day celebration...

The City of Grand Island will close certain offices and buildings for the fourth of July celebration....

 2020-07-02 17:09 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

USDA reminds Ag producers to complete crop acreage reports by July 15...

Crop acreage reports need to be completed by the July 15 deadline, a reminder the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) extends to Nebraska producers. "To make sure you're eligible for many USDA programs, you need to fil...

 2020-07-02 16:37 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Want medical marijuana in Nebraska? You'll likely get to vote on it in November...

A year-long effort is reaching its end Thursday. During that time the group Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana has worked to collect signatures from people who want to have a say in whether the state allows sales of medical marijuana. In order to get the me...

 2020-07-02 15:32 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NSP will join agencies this holiday weekend to focus on drunk driving enforcement...

The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will join agencies this holiday weekend to focus on drunk driving enforcement. "Like many aspects of daily life lately, Independence Day celebrations may happen in different ways this year," said Colonel John Bolduc...

 2020-07-02 15:27 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Nebraska medical marijuana measure likely to make ballot...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters will likely get the chance to vote on a measure to legalize medical marijuana, based on the number of petition signatures that campaign organizers will submit to state officials on Thursday. Organizers of the Neb...

 2020-07-02 15:05 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Update: Locust Street north of the I-80 open...

Nebraska State Patrol trooper informs that Locust Street north of the Interstate 80 into Grand Island is reopened....

 2020-07-02 14:54 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska Supreme Court upholds Grand Island murder conviction...

The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Grand Island man who was convicted of killing a homeless man near a park, a case that brought attention to the community's refugee population. Ahmed Said was convicted of second degree murder i...

 2020-07-02 14:30 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Rivers report eight new cases of COVID-19, July 2...

Two Rivers Public Health Department reports eight new cases of COVID-19 in the district. Three cases reside in Dawson, four in Buffalo and one in Kearney County. Two Rivers reports the district has 1095 total cases with 1027 of those cases being no longer...

 2020-07-02 14:30 

Hastings Tribune

Kansas governor orders masks to be worn in public, at work...

TOPEKA, Kan. — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly issued an order Thursday directing Kansas residents to wear masks in public places and their workplaces, likely provoking a backlash from the Republican-controlled Legislature even though enforcement is exp...

 2020-07-02 14:09 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

New elections laws could hinder mail-in voting process for some Iowans...

The Iowa Legislature made some changes to state elections law this year, putting some new policies in place that could hinder the process of voting by mail, which many Iowa voters did during the June primary. That primary shattered turn out records....

 2020-07-02 13:12 

Hastings Tribune

Doniphan celebrating freedom July 3...

DONIPHAN — Doniphan will continue its tradition of celebrating Independence Day on July 3, the night before the actual holiday....

 2020-07-02 12:54 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Fourth of July activities across the tri-cities...

While many of the larger city fireworks displays have been cancelled, there's still plenty to do. At Johnson Lake, the Chamber of Commerce said they'll have a firework display Friday at the south end of the lake starting at 10 p. m. Also on the 3r...

 2020-07-02 12:42 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Official suggests Kansas blew chance for coronavirus respite...

Kansas' top public health official predicted Wednesday that the state will face steeper increases in coronavirus cases and suggested that it blew its chance for a summer respite from the pandemic by reopening its economy too quickly. Dr. Lee Norman, t...

 2020-07-02 11:55 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

YMCA in Holdrege is hosting Family Fun in the Sun event on July 5...

The YMCA in Holdrege is hosting a Family Fun in the Sun event on July 5. The event includes kayak races, games, dunking tank, fishing contest registration and a dinner. The event will be held at North Park. For more information contact Bob Christen at 308...

 2020-07-02 11:04 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Wood River man died from two-vehicle injury accident south of Alda...

A Wood River man had died from a two-vehicle injury accident south of Alda. The Hall County Sheriff's Department said Alexander Schneberger had died at St. Francis hospital in Grand Island. On July 1, the Hall County Sheriff's deputies responded t...

 2020-07-02 03:39 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Every Monday this time of year is Hatch Day at Double Barrel Game Farm...

Running any farm can be very busy but keeping up with the work during hatching season at a pheasant farm can be quite a challenge. For this segment of All in a Day's Work I visited a farm near McCool Junction that specializes in raising pheasants. As ...

 2020-07-02 03:13 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Assistance programs by NPPD and other organizations to help pay utilities...

Summer is here, it's warm and you crank up the A/C but that will mean more energy and a higher price on the bill, but what about those who have a financial burden because of COVID-19? We look at how you can save money in your home and how to receive h...

 2020-07-02 02:17 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Person hit by train in western Iowa now at Nebraska hospital...

A person has been hit by a train in western Iowa's Council Bluffs and was taken in critical condition to a hospital in nearby Omaha, Nebraska, police said. Council Bluffs police said in a news release that the incident happened late Monday night on th...

 2020-07-02 02:05 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

Lincoln Police: Calls of fireworks have increased by 150%...

The Lincoln Police Department wanted to give a reminder of the protocol of calling about fireworks. Compared to last year, police say, there has been an increase by 150% of firework calls. They say, between June 1st and July 1st, there was 295 calls. They...

 2020-07-02 01:49 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

A group of people held a press conference about filing charges on Jake Gardner...

Project K. N. O. S. E. held a press conference on Wednesday over a discussion of filing charges on Jake Gardner. People came up to the podium and spoke their minds about still wanting justice for James Scurlock. A group of people held a press conference a...

 2020-07-02 00:45 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Dave Griek's 7th Annual LOSS Scramble date announced...

My 7th Annual LOSS Scramble is returning to the courts at Big Apple Fun Center in Kearney on Saturday, Aug. 29. This is a volleyball tournament supporting the Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors, a non-profit organization I co-founded, who responds to fam...

 2020-07-02 00:34 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Early morning fire destroys home near Johnson Lake...

A family is without a home Wednesday after an early morning fire destroyed their property. According to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Chief, Dallas Holbein crews were dispatched at about 5:45 a. m. to the North Point area of Johnson Lake. Chief Holbein sai...

 2020-07-02 00:23 

KPTM

[ Omaha ]

$29 million was invested in a new Ralston project...

It was announced on Wednesday that a huge investment is towards a new project in Ralston. The new project is the Ralston Hinge Redevelopment. The first phase of the redevelopment is the historic Granary building. $29 million was invested in a new Ralston ...

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