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 2021-05-06 14:55 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Man lodged after setting fire to multiple prairie grass areas...

According to the Lincoln Police Department (LPD), a Lincoln Parks and Rec employee reported an individual setting grass on fire. The incident occurred on Wednesday, May 5, at approximately 3:10 p. m. at thewestern area of Pioneers Park. Upon arrival, LPD ...

 2021-05-06 13:16 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Go Big Give: GI Children's Museum raises funds for a space to call home...

They're on a mission to provide STEAM-based activities for children of all ages but they need funds and a space to do it. The Grand Island Children's Museum is still establishing themselves as a nonprofit and working to bring awareness to their mi...

 2021-05-06 13:06 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Give Hastings Day: Kenesaw nonprofit turning a church into a child care center...

Give Hastings Day impacts more than just the city of Hastings, but also surrounding communities like Kenesaw. The Kenesaw Child Care Coalition is a new nonprofit this year that is raising funds to renovate an old church into a child care center. "It r...

 2021-05-06 12:54 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

SHDHD confirms two more COVID-related deaths, brings toll to 90...

HASTINGS, Neb. — Two more COVID-related deaths have been confirmed by the South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD), bringing the death toll in the four-county district to 90. "We are sad to report these additional deaths of South Heart...

 2021-05-06 12:21 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Farming Today with KRVN, May 6, 2021...

LINCOLN, Neb. — Bryce Doeschot with KRVN has a look at agriculture headlines....

 2021-05-06 12:07 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Gov. Ricketts approves student discipline tracking system...

LINCOLN, Neb. — A bill that requires tracking individual student discipline has been signed by Gov. Pete Ricketts. The bill, LB154 by Sen. Justin Wayne,requires the State board of Education to implement a statewide system for tracking individual stu...

 2021-05-06 11:47 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Gov. Ricketts approves firework expansion bill...

LINCOLN, Neb. — A bill that would change the definition of "consumer fireworks" has been approved by Gov. Pete Ricketts. LB152, from Sen. Julie Slama, expands the sale of fireworks in Nebraska to any device that meets federal requirements an...

 2021-05-06 03:15 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Restaurants celebrate Cinco De Mayo...

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army's May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War, but it's also a big day for Mexican restaurants. After not being...

 2021-05-06 02:51 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

A trip down memory lane......

Watch as Seth quizzes Colleen on a special Weather Observer of the past.... a man who will never be forgotten....

 2021-05-06 02:26 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nurse retires after four decades of service...

Kearney Regional Medical Center celebrated nurses week with the retirement of one their oldest tenured nurses. Diane Watley has been a nurse for over four decades and said she got into the industry to serve people. In her time she said she's seen the ...

 2021-05-06 01:26 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Bringing more awareness to mental health in Nebraska...

Ending the stigma is always the goal when it comes to mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. A couple of experts said don't be afraid to ask for help. It doesn't make you weak, but it makes you stronger. "Because we can't see...

 2021-05-06 01:26 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Bringing more awareness to mental health in Nebraska...

Ending the stigma is always the goal when it comes to mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. A couple of experts said don't be afraid to ask for help. It doesn't make you weak, but it makes you stronger. "Because we can't see...

 2021-05-06 00:17 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Suspect in airport standoff spars with judge as charges filed for rifle on plane...
 2021-05-05 23:57 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

DHHS COVID-19 weekly update of Nebraska...

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported on Wednesday 1,397 new COVID-19 cases this week, compared to 1,945 last week, a 28% decrease. As of Tuesday, May 4, there were a total of 220,720 positive COVID-19 cases in the state. The total n...

 2021-05-05 23:49 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Man arrested in 1983 death of Nebraska student from Iran...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 67-year-old registered sex offender from Nebraska in the 1983 slaying of an Iranian exchange student. Bud Leroy Christensen is being held in the Douglas County Jail in Omaha awaiting transfer to the Pot...

 2021-05-05 20:37 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

GI middle school student arrested for sexual assault of classmate...

A Grand Island middle school student has been arrested following a sexual assault report on campus. In a news release on Wednesday, Grand Island Public Schools (GIPS) said a Walnut Middle School student was arrested following an alleged sexual assault on ...

 2021-05-05 20:35 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Legislature debates dropping current tax system, adopting consumption tax...

Sometimes the best solution is to just scrap what we have and start again, that is the idea behind LR11CA, a proposed amendment to Nebraska's constitution that looks to drop all existing taxes in favor of a flat consumption tax. For years the legislat...

 2021-05-05 20:12 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Man arrested for assaulting woman at Kearney Target...

A 23-year-old man is in jail after Kearney Police said he assaulted a female inside the temporary restrooms at Target. Bryan Morales-Contreras was arrested on Tuesday on charges of strangulation and false imprisonment. According to Kearney Police Departme...

 2021-05-05 20:02 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Missing Community Corrections Center-Lincoln inmate arrested...

An inmate who failed to return to the Community Corrections Center Lincoln (CCC-L) last month has been arrested by the Omaha Police Department. According to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), Raymond Jimenez was taken into custody on...

 2021-05-05 19:55 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

St. Paul man injured following rollover near Ashton...

A St. Paul man was transported to CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney following a rollover on Tuesday afternoon near Ashton. According to the Sherman County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a one-vehicle rollover at the intersection of Highway...

 2021-05-05 19:33 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Loup City man arrested for possible sexual assault of a child...

According to the Sherman County Sheriff's Office, they were called toinvestigate a possible sexual assault of a child in Loup City, Nebraska. The incident occurred on Monday, May 3, at approximately 1:30 p. m. The sheriff's office said that after ...

 2021-05-05 19:25 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska launches 'beef passport' program for meat eating...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is ramping up his crusade for the meat industry by endorsing a new "beef passport" program to promote meat eating, a few weeks after he blasted Colorado's governor for a resolution encouragi...

 2021-05-05 19:21 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Planning commission votes against permit for solar farm...

WAHOO, Neb. (AP) — A local planning commission has voted against issuing a permit to allow Nebraska's first solar power plant to be built just southwest of Omaha. The Associated Press reports that the Sarpy County Planning Commission voted Monda...

 2021-05-05 18:36 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Financial Planner: don't be a victim of identity theft...

Financial Planner Tim Moomey explains the growing problem of identity theft and what you can do so you don't become a victim. Main takeaways: - Be aware of scams asking for your social security number. Keep your card in a safe place and don't carr...

 2021-05-05 18:24 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Market Report with KRVN, May 5, 2021...

LEXINGTON, Neb. — Clay Patton, with KRVN, has our market report....

 2021-05-05 17:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

KPS: Safety protocols followed in secure lockout incident...

Kearney Public Schools Superintendent Kent Edwards said Monday was the first and only time Kearney High School said contact with Tyler Caudill, 19, of Phillips. Caudill is charged in Hall County Court after a standoff at the Central Nebraska Regional Airp...

 2021-05-05 17:40 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Man sentenced to prison for attempted murder of police officer...

A man who was convicted of trying to kill a Grand Island Police officer will be spending 12 to 15 years in prison. On Wednesday, a Hall County District Court judge sentenced Tejani Abdalla, 33, to 12 to 15 years behind bars for attempted 2nd degree murder...

 2021-05-05 16:56 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Rivers: fully vaccinated Nebraskan has died due to Covid-19...

KEARNEY, Neb. — A woman in her 80s has died from COVID-19 after completing thePfizer vaccine, according toTwo Rivers Public Health Department (TRPHD). The woman was hospitalized for more than 14 days after completing the vaccine, and had underlying ...

 2021-05-05 16:38 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Kearney hosting free electronics collection event...

KEARNEY, Neb. — Recycle your old electronics free of charge at the Kearney Area Recycling Center, East 39th Street, starting May 17 -21. Hours are8 a. m. to 3:30 p. m. The City of Kearney said this includes old style "tube" televisions and m...

 2021-05-05 16:18 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Rivers adds calendar with vaccine clinic events...

KEARNEY, Neb. — With the addition of a mobile vaccination unit, and more vaccine clinics provided by the Two Rivers Public Health Department (TRPHD), a new event calendar has been added to their website. The public can remain up to date on when and ...

 2021-05-05 15:57 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Holdrege YMCA selling R-7 Program Center...

HOLDREGE, Neb. — A building owned by the Don Sjogren Community YMCA that provided extra gym space for sports and programs is now for sale. According to a news release, the board of directors voted in April to sell the R-7 Program Center located at 1...

 2021-05-05 14:31 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska museums participating in Blue Star Program...

LINCOLN, Neb. — All three University of Nebraska state Museum locations, along with several other museums, will be offering free admission for active-duty military personnel (including the National Guard and Reserves), as well as their families from...

 2021-05-05 12:57 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Hanny Arram Center for Success will provide alternative setting for educating students...

A multi-million dollar facility will be opening in the fall for students at Kearney Public Schools. The former Family Practice facility will soon be known as the Hanny Arram Center for Success. KPS Director of 6-12 Education Melissa Herrmann said over the...

 2021-05-05 12:53 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NCTA Livestock Judging Camp is May 26-27...

CURTIS, Neb. Youth ages 8 to 18 are invited to learn more about livestock judging at the Standard of Excellence Livestock Judging Camp at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA). NCTA Livestock Team members and coach Dr. Doug Smith will condu...

 2021-05-05 12:45 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Farming Today with KRVN, May 5, 2021...

LINCOLN, Neb. — Bryce Doeschot with KRVN has a look at agriculture headlines....

 2021-05-05 10:25 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Unmanned plane crashes in Merrick County...

MERRICK COUNTY, Neb. — An unmanned plane crashed into a cornfield Tuesday evening in Merrick County, according to officials. The Sheriff's Office said they got a call around 7:30 p. m. about a single engine plane that had crashed in rural Centra...

 2021-05-05 04:46 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Lincoln unofficial election results: Beckius wins City Council seat...

The Lancaster County Election Commission has released the unofficial final results from Tuesday's general election. Democrat Tom Beckius has beat out incumbent Roy Christensen for an at-large seat on the Lincoln City Council. He will join Sandra Washi...

 2021-05-05 03:58 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Virtual schools see low enrollment next fall...

Remote learning has been essential during the pandemic, but as life returns to normal, the need for an online option is decreasing. "Originally we were basing staffing of our numbers from February, which was right around 800 students," said Casey ...

 2021-05-05 03:35 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Ticks on the rise as warmer weather returns...

As warmer weather rolls around you might want to check for those creepy crawlers stowing away on your pets and on yourself. It's the beginning of Spring, a time where many normally start becoming more active outdoors but with them so do those creepy c...

 2021-05-05 01:13 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

City of Kearney to conduct utility work on 17th Ave....

The City of Kearney says they will collaborate with Ensley Electric to conduct utility work on 17th Avenue at the Hike & Bike Trail Crossing. The work is slated to begin Wednesday, May 5, and they anticipate the work to be finished by Thursday, May 6. The...

 2021-05-05 00:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Senators reject attempt to steer more money to rural schools...

State lawmakers have rejected an attempt to steer more money into Nebraska's small, rural K-12 schools, many of which receive little aid from the state because they have few students and are surrounded by valuable farmland. Supporters of the bill argu...

 2021-05-04 22:26 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Crane Trust employees hoping for a better year as bison calving season begins...

Jacob Salter, Bison Coordinator says more than 100 bison roam the fields at the Crane Trust in Wood River, and when Spring hits, the females start having their calves. "We started calving a couple weeks ago. They kind of take care of themselves, when ...

 2021-05-04 20:45 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Ord man sues City of Ord, city officials...

An Ord man has filed a lawsuit against the City of Ord and city officials after he claims they tried to get him to stop writing them letters. According to court records, on April 27, Guy Brock, of Ord, filed a lawsuit in U. S. District Court against the c...

 2021-05-04 20:44 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NOAA releases new climate normals...

Scientists have known for decades that the climate in the US is changing and the newest data released shows Nebraska is getting hotter and wetter over time and the experts say those increases could affect much more than just your weather forecast....

 2021-05-04 20:25 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

One man arrested after airport standoff...

A standoff at the private plane terminal of the Central Nebraska Regional Airport ended with one man in custody. The man was arrested about 3:10 p. m. Tuesday. The Grand Island Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol and Grand Island Fire Department were...

 2021-05-04 19:46 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

New virus cases at lowest level since July in Nebraska...

The number of new virus cases in the state has declined to levels not seen since last July, but the pace of vaccinations is also slowing down across Nebraska. The state reported 1,166 new cases during the seven days that ended on Saturday. The Omaha World...

 2021-05-04 18:57 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Teen arrested after fleeing Lincoln traffic stop, crashing...

An 18-year-old male is in the Lancaster County Jail following a brief pursuit and crash in south Lincoln early Tuesday morning. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, a trooper observed a westbound Chevrolet Blazer speeding on Highway 2 between 56th and ...

 2021-05-04 18:14 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Market Report with KRVN, May 4, 2021...

LEXINGTON, Neb. — Clay Patton, with KRVN, has our market report....

 2021-05-04 18:11 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NE Extension: tips to making grilling fun and flavorful...

Carol Schwarz, MS, RD from Nebraska Extension in Buffalo County has some tips make grilling fun and flavorful. She reccommends usingmarinades, glazes or sauces, skewers, adding wood chips or fresh herbs, and tongs for turning....

 2021-05-04 17:54 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Kearney High School in lockout following suspicious activity...

Kearney High School is currently on lockout following suspicious activity near the school Monday. According to the Kearney Police Department, officers are currently attempting to locate a male subject who attempted to gain access to KHS property with unkn...

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