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 2021-04-22 01:58 

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[ Lincoln, NE ]

South Heartland provides vaccine, risk dial update...

The South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) updated the COVID-19 risk dial for this week. According to the health department, they saw an increase to 1. 8 in moderate risk, up from 1. 7 the previous week. "We are coming off of another week ...

 2021-04-22 01:30 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska police training, accountability measure advances...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Under a proposal backed by lawmakers, police, sheriffs and state patrol deputies in Nebraska would face greater accountability and have more yearly training, with a focus on de-escalating conflicts. Senators gave the measure initi...

 2021-04-21 23:58 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Holdrege Senior enlists with the United State Space Force...

Joining one of the branches of the military happens pretty regularly in Nebraska, but today one Holdrege Seniors joined the United States Space Force. Gage Huston is the second Nebraskan to enlist directly with Space Force since it was established in late...

 2021-04-21 23:10 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Work underway on inclusive playground at Crosier Park...

The City of Hastings announced that the first phase of a construction project to build an inclusive playground is underway at Crosier Park. Crews started the work this week sawing pavement on 13th Street between Pine and Academy Avenues. In the coming wee...

 2021-04-21 22:48 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Fischer calls Floyd death horrific, supports alternative police reform legislation...

Pres. Biden calls on Congress to pass police reform following the guilty verdict of a Minneapolis police officer. Democrats support legislation that seeks to end racial profiling, chokeholds, and no-knock warrants. Fischer said she was horrified by the de...

 2021-04-21 22:41 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Over 36 percent of Two Rivers population has been fully vaccinated...

Two Rivers Public Health Department (TRPHD) released today an updated on the COVID-19 vaccination statistics in the district for the week. According to the health department, as of April 19, 36. 6 percent of the district's eligible population has been...

 2021-04-21 22:11 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Omaha man sentenced to 151 months for Child Pornography...

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced on Wednesday that Nicholas Andrew Travis, age 33, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced to 151 months' imprisonment for Receipt of Child Pornography. After his release, Travis will serve a five-year term o...

 2021-04-21 21:57 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Charge dismissed against Kearney woman accused of assaulting police officer...

A Kearney woman charged with assaulting an officer has one charge dismissed. According to Buffalo County Court records, one charge of sexual assault without consent was dismissed against Araceli Neri Arroyo, 46. Neri Arroyo still faces one charge of third...

 2021-04-21 21:46 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Introducing enCourage Advocacy Center...

A Hastings organization has a new name to reflect its evolving mission. The SASA Crisis Center is now enCourage Advocacy Center. The agency began in 1974 as the Hastings Area Task Force Against Domestic Violence. When it added services for survivors of se...

 2021-04-21 21:39 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Governors raise questions for President Biden on 30 by 30 plan...

Governor Pete Ricketts along with 14 other governors submitted a letter to President Joe Biden on Wednesday after opposing his 30 by 30 plan. The letter states that two month have passed since the plan was announced and none of the states have been told a...

 2021-04-21 20:39 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Legal Marijuana Party gains official recognition...

Secretary of State Bob Evnen said in a press release on Wednesday, that the Legal Marijuana Party met the Nebraska statutory petition requirements to be recognized as an official political party here in Nebraska. The designation means that individuals can...

 2021-04-21 20:10 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Hastings Police to host drop off site for National Prescription Take Back Day...

The Hastings Police Department (HPD) is joining the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 24. According to the City of Hastings, HPD will host a drive-thru drop off site at 317 S. Burlington Ave. in the ea...

 2021-04-21 19:55 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Study shows alarming topsoil loss across Corn Belt...

In Nebraska any farmer worth their salt knows the value of what sits under their feet. High quality topsoil is an essential component of healthy crop yields but a new study published in February of this year shows that A-Horizon soil, or the top layer wit...

 2021-04-21 18:32 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Market Report with KRVN, April 21, 2021...

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

 2021-04-21 18:17 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Traffic stop leads to three Georgia residents arrested for drugs...

Three Georgia residents are in jail after troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol located nearly 90 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. According to NSP, at approximately 3 p. m. Monday, a trooper observed a Dodge Ram fail to signal a turn as it was exi...

 2021-04-21 18:05 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Indiana man arrested after troopers find nearly 150 pounds of marijuana in vehicle...

An Indiana man is in jail after troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol found nearly 150 pounds of marijuana in the bed of a pickup on Interstate 80 Tuesday. Brian Nixon, 51, of Kokomo, Indiana, was arrested for possession of marijuana more than one pound...

 2021-04-21 16:46 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Minden school board member facing investigation...

A Minden Public Schools Board of Education member is the subject of "an ongoing investigation," according to the Kearney County Attorney. According to the Minden Courier, board member Katie Sinsel was removed from Minden High School prior to the b...

 2021-04-21 16:19 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Three Huskers Named AVCA All-Americans...

LINCOLN, Neb. —Three Nebraska volleyball players have been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America Team, according to the AVCA. Lauren Stivrins earned first-team honors, Nicklin Hames earned second-team honors, and Le...

 2021-04-21 16:12 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Litchfield man faces charges after firing shots at residence...

A Litchfield man is facing charges after police say he fired shots at a residence in Litchfield. Sherman County Court records show Austin Glidden, 26, faces charges of terroristic threats, domestic assault-intentionally causing body injury, domestic assau...

 2021-04-21 14:50 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Grand Island man faces drug charges following traffic stop...

A Grand Island man faces drug charges after Hall County Sheriff's deputies discovered drugs and a tablet with a police scanner in a vehicle last week. Joaquin Cervantes, 37, of Grand Island, is charged in Hall County Court with one count of possession...

 2021-04-21 14:48 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NPA urging public to dispose of meds safely...

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Pharmacists Association (NPA) is asking the public to clean out their medicine cabinets and take expired prescription and over-the-counter medications to a pharmacy for safe disposal. "It is important that consumers ...

 2021-04-21 14:19 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Virtual stock market challenge gives students experience trading stocks...

A little market competition made its way to Kearney and we aren't talking cattle. 36 Kearney High School Students were among 700 others from Nebraska to compete in the virtual Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge, testing their knowledge and read...

 2021-04-21 14:17 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Go Big GIVE set for May 6th...

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — The 8th annualGo Big GIVE event is set forThursday, May 6th, according to the Heartland United Way andGreater Grand Island Community Foundation. Go Big GIVE is a 24-hour online giving event where anyone can donate by visiting Go...

 2021-04-21 13:49 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

UNK to update main dining hall, increase capacity...

KEARNEY, Neb. — A new look for the University of Nebraska at Kearney's (UNK) dining hall will be underway next week, with a goal of completing the renovations before the start of fall classes, according to UNK. The Market @ 27th will update the ...

 2021-04-21 13:05 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Farming Today with KRVN, April 21, 2021...

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

 2021-04-21 13:01 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Financial Planner: Tax law review...

Financial Planners Steve and Zach Lind review the proposed changes in tax laws that may affect you. 1. Rates on short and long term capital gains may be going up, if you buy/sell anything, stock/bonds, property, land you might want to review first. 2. A b...

 2021-04-21 11:53 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska's 9.7 billion dollar budget package approved...

LINCOLN. Neb. —Tuesday was a busy day in Nebraska Unicameral as lawmakers gavefinal approval to the state's 9. 7 billion dollar budget package. The package includes 100 million dollars in general funds to the Nebraska Capital Construction Fund, ...

 2021-04-21 11:39 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Flags to fly at half-staff to honor Former Vice President Walter Mondale...

LINCOLN, Neb. — Gov. Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from the White House, has announced that all U. S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor Walter Mondale, who passed away Monday. Mondale represented Minnesota ...

 2021-04-21 11:31 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Update on Hastings 'Theatre District' project...

HASTINGS, Neb. — The City of Hastings Planning Commission voted unanimously to forward a recommendation to the city council for the final details on the city's new theatre district....

 2021-04-21 03:17 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

New COVID-19 vaccine being studied in Lincoln...

Be Well Clinical Studies has been selected to help test the effectiveness of Medicago's new COVID-19 vaccine derived from plants. "We are getting geared up to enroll our first subjects as we speak," said Dr. Mark Carlson, Principal Investigato...

 2021-04-21 02:36 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Flood amendment bill could bring relief to flood impacted communities...

The Natural Resources Committee met Tuesday to hear testimony on a bill that could provide relief for those impacted by floods across the state. "The goal of the study of the Platte River to protect the lives, communities and properties along the rive...

 2021-04-21 01:54 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Traffic stop in Hastings leads to drug arrests...

Hastings Police (HPD) arrested a driver and a passenger after they said they found methamphetamine, cocaine, THC wax and marijuana during a traffic stop. According to HPD, the vehicle was stopped on South Burlington Avenue and the passenger gave a false n...

 2021-04-21 00:42 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska prison proposal clears big hurdle in Legislature...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is inching closer to building a new, $230 million prison after state lawmakers approved design and planning money for the proposed facility to replace the state's oldest prison. The measure won final approval despite ...

 2021-04-21 00:41 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

UNK professors are mapping out broadband disparities in the state...

Access to broadband in rural parts of the state is a hot button topic in the legislature. On the Whitehouse website, the American Jobs Plan details "it will bring affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband to every American, including the more than 35...

 2021-04-21 00:14 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

UNK service project helps local businesses and residents in Kearney...

Volunteer projects had to be limited the past year because of the pandemic, yet hundreds of students at the University of Nebraska Kearney were able to volunteer in a nationwide service project in a safe way to help members of the Kearney community. Stude...

 2021-04-21 00:00 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Wallace man sentenced on sexual assault charges...

A Wallace man has been sentenced on charges of sexually assaulting a minor. According to Lincoln County District Court records, Richard Moore, 67, was sentenced Monday to 25 to 35 years in prison on a charge of first-degree sexual assault of a minor. He w...

 2021-04-20 22:48 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Plans announced for renewable diesel plant in Hastings...

A giant in the world of agriculture unveils big plans for Hastings. The city will soon produce what's called renewable diesel and create dozens of high paying jobs. "We have a fundamental belief that agriculture is how we solve problems," said...

 2021-04-20 22:40 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

North Platte man arrested after allegedly assaulting man with baseball bat...

A North Platte man is in jail after Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies said he assaulted a man with a metal baseball bat. Michael Lappegard, 31, was arrested for second-degree assault, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and two counts of a posse...

 2021-04-20 21:47 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

UNL chancellor reacts to Derek Chauvin verdict...

The jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of all three charges in George Floyd's death on Tuesday afternoon. UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green penned a note following the verdict. It said in part: Today's guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin for the murder of...

 2021-04-20 21:36 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Washington State man in jail after assault rifles found in vehicle on I-80...

A man from the state of Washington is in jail after Seward County Sheriff deputies allegedly located multiple assault rifles in his vehicle. According to the Seward County Sheriff's Office, Montray Patton, 34, of Auburn, Wash. was arrested for possess...

 2021-04-20 21:19 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Former Secretary of Education weighs in on LB364...

Its a bill focused on students here in Nebraska but its getting attention from some big names in education. LB 364 a bill that would provide tax credits for parents enrolling their students in private schools seeing support from former Secretary of Educat...

 2021-04-20 20:45 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

More Nebraska counties approve Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions...

More Nebraska counties have approved resolutions declaring themselves "sanctuary" Second Amendment counties. On Tuesday, the Adams, Harlan and Polk county boards all unanimously approved the resolution. Kearney County Clerk Myra Johnson said the B...

 2021-04-20 18:53 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

NE Extension: farmers market food safety...

KEARNEY, Neb. — Farmers Markets will soon be popping up across the state. Carol Schwarz, MS, RD, of Nebraska Extension discusses the importance of food safety. Pay attention to vendors' food safety practices, go early for the best selections, ta...

 2021-04-20 18:43 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Market Report with KRVN, April 20, 2021...

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

 2021-04-20 18:18 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska State Patrol troopers traveling to Minnesota this week...

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol will travel to Minnesota this week in anticipation of the Derek Chauvin verdict. Jurors in Minneapolis are currently deliberating the case against Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder aft...

 2021-04-20 18:18 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Nebraska State Patrol troopers traveling to Minnesota this week...

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol will travel to Minnesota this week in anticipation of the Derek Chauvin verdict. Jurors in Minneapolis are currently deliberating the case against Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder aft...

 2021-04-20 18:12 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Big Ten Network to televise Nebraska Spring Game...

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska's Red-White Spring Game will be televised by the Big Ten Network, according to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Kickoff at Memorial Stadium is set for shortly after 1:00 p. m. The Red-White Spring Game is presented by...

 2021-04-20 16:33 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Kearney police respond to crash on Second Avenue overpass...

Kearney Police responded to a crash on the Second Avenue overpass Tuesday morning. Lt. Kevin Thompson told NTV News a minivan was driving northbound on the inside lane of the overpass around 7:50 a. m. Tuesday morning when it slowed down due to icy condit...

 2021-04-20 15:54 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day set for April 24...

OMAHA, Neb. —National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is set for April 24, from10:00 a. m. - 2:00 p. m. , according to the DrugEnforcement Administration (DEA). Nebraska has 29 Take Back sites available across the state where people can anonymously ...

 2021-04-20 13:29 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Structure fire in Clay Center Monday ruled accidental electrical fire...

The Nebraska State Fire Marshal has determined the cause of a fire Monday morning in Clay Center. In an email to NTV News, Chief Investigator Adam Matzner said the fire has been ruled an accidental electrical fire. According to the Clay County Emergency O...

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