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 2021-04-16 15:37 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Local educators spread awareness about importance of early childhood education...

This week many have been celebrating the youth locally and around the country with events tied to the Week of the Young Child. Awareness about educating young children plays a big part in the event, but also outside of it. Local educators know all too wel...

 2021-04-16 15:33 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Fertilizer prices spike ahead of planting season...

With planting season right around the corner, many farmers are already prepping their fields by laying fertilizer, however some could see a financial impact if they hadn't purchased fertilizer ahead of time....

 2021-04-16 15:32 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

UNK looking into claims demonstrator distributed fake vaccination cards...

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is looking into claims a student demonstrator distributed fake COVID-19 vaccination cards on campus. In a video posted to Twitter Tuesday, the demonstrator is seen holding a sign on campus earlier that day that said &...

 2021-04-16 15:31 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Pet of the Week: Lucas...

"Hello, I'm Lucas! Aren't I just the cutest? I'm very energetic, loving, and playful! I will need quite a bit of work on manners, leash, and potty training, but I am eager to learn, and I would make a great walking buddy with the proper tr...

 2021-04-16 14:33 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Sentencing date set for convicted murderer Aubrey Trail...

A Wilber man accused of killing and dismembering a woman will soon learn his fate. According to court records, Aubrey Trail, 54, is scheduled to appear Saline County District Court at 9 a. m. June 9 before a three-judge panel for sentencing. The panel con...

 2021-04-16 14:22 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Grand Island teen cited after stealing car, leading officers on chase...

A Grand Island teen has been cited after police said she took a car without permission and refused to stop. According to GIPD, a 15-year-old female took a Grand Island Senior High student's car from the school without permission. Two school resource o...

 2021-04-16 13:30 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Vital Signs: Pandemic fuels record-high drug overdose...

A shocking report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), drug overdose deaths thought to be fueled by the isolation of the pandemic are skyrocketing. Up 29 percent over 12 months, and totaling 87,000 deaths. Lonely and already struggling pre-pandemic...

 2021-04-16 12:58 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Melinda's Garden Moment: Increase you gardening success...

Increase your gardening success by selecting plants suited to your cold hardiness zone and other environmental conditions. Hardiness zones reflect the average minimum temperatures for an area. Buying cold hardy plants helps reduce losses when extreme wint...

 2021-04-16 12:24 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Farming Today with KRVN, April 16, 2021...

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

 2021-04-16 02:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

COVID-19 Vaccine distribution in rural Nebraska...

The Biden Administration said it is aiming for everyone in the country to be eligible for the Coronavirus vaccine by this summer. With this ramped up effort, however, we could start to see some doses go to waste. Preventing the wastage of COVID-19 vaccine...

 2021-04-16 02:52 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

COVID-19 Vaccine distribution in rural Nebraska...

The Biden Administration said it is aiming for everyone in the country to be eligible for the Coronavirus vaccine by this summer. With this ramped up effort, however, we could start to see some doses go to waste. Preventing the wastage of COVID-19 vaccine...

 2021-04-16 02:25 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Guilty verdict in Fremont bank robbery case...

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Anthony Wayne Hall, 65, was found guilty today, following a three-day jury trial in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for Aggravated Bank Robbery. The Honorable Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. , scheduled Hal...

 2021-04-16 01:45 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Inmate missing after ditching monitoring device in an alley...

Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center Lincoln (CCC-L). Dawnisha Leroy #392245 left the facility this morning to seek employment through a job service in downtown Lincoln. The electronic monitoring dev...

 2021-04-16 01:44 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Furnas County man sentenced on two separate counts...

A Furnas County man was sentenced today. A judge sentenced Casey Heinen today to 30 to 40 years on two separate counts for sexual assault of a child and child abuse. The first count was regarding when Heinen had sexual relations with an underaged girl dat...

 2021-04-16 01:44 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Furnas County man sentenced on two separate counts...

A Furnas County man was sentenced today. A judge sentenced Casey Heinen today to 30 to 40 years on two separate counts for sexual assault of a child and child abuse. The first count was regarding when Heinen had sexual relations with an underaged girl dat...

 2021-04-15 23:28 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Gateway to Grand Island: commissioners discuss possibility of west interchange...

Grand Island leaders think the road to the future could be paved with stimulus dollars as county commissioners say now's the time to act to create a western gateway to the city. "It's a win win for Grand Island and Hall County," said count...

 2021-04-15 22:45 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

U.S. Sorghum single week sales break previous records...

The U. S. Department of Agriculture data issued this morning show U. S. sorghum exports the previous week were a record breaking 33. 9 million bushels, topping the previous record by more than 10 million bushels, which took place in August 2020. The top d...

 2021-04-15 22:43 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Downtown streets closing for annual Rock 'N' Rods Car Show...

It's time for the annual Highway Creepers Rock 'N' Rods Car Show. This Saturday, the City of Kearney will be the closing of multiple downtown streets for the event. The city said, Central Avenue from the MONA parking lot to 24th Street will be...

 2021-04-15 21:22 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Senator under fire for controversial comments...

Known in the past for saying controversial things including personal insults on the Unicameral floor, State Senator Mike Groene is now taking criticism for several statements he made in the last couple of days regarding his fellow Senators and their alma ...

 2021-04-15 21:01 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Rivers District COVID-19 cases & vaccination update...

Vaccination Stats. Two Rivers Public Health Department has released updated COVID-19 vaccination statistics for their service area for the week. These totals include all vaccines currently being administered. As of April 12, 2021, 34. 3% of TRPHD's el...

 2021-04-15 19:22 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Following dispute with online outlet, Ricketts offices announces new media policy...

The office of Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Thursday it will begin to issue credentials to media outlets covering press briefings in the governor's office. "The Governor's Office has long worked with media outlets to ensure that the people of N...

 2021-04-15 19:22 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Following dispute with online outlet, Ricketts offices announces new media policy...

The office of Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Thursday it will begin to issue credentials to media outlets covering press briefings in the governor's office. "The Governor's Office has long worked with media outlets to ensure that the people of N...

 2021-04-15 19:00 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Two Rivers: understanding Covid vaccine side effects...

KEARNEY, Neb. — With the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you might be wondering what are the normal side effects of getting the shots. Susan Puckett with the Two Rivers Health Department explains what you can expect....

 2021-04-15 18:31 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Market Report with KRVN, April 15, 2021...

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

 2021-04-15 16:47 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

KACF Pay It Sideways Fund pays off for community...

KEARNEY, Neb. — Countless community members and businesses have supported their neighbors amid a challenging year due to the pandemic, according to the Kearney Area Community Foundation (KACF). The Pay It Sideways Fund, created last spring by KACF, ...

 2021-04-15 16:34 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Grand Island Police looking for hit and run suspect who injured 12-year-old boy...

Grand Island Police are looking for a suspect following a hit and run accident that left a boy injured Wednesday night. According to GIPD, officers were called to the parking lot of U. S. Cellular on South Locust Street in reference to a 12-year-old boy b...

 2021-04-15 16:30 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Holdrege man accused of murder to rely on insanity defense...

A Holdrege man accused of fatally shooting two Holdrege men and injuring an attorney intends to rely on the insanity defense. According to Phelps County District Court records, on April 8, attorneys for Manuel Gomez, 47, filed a motion on their intent to ...

 2021-04-15 12:56 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

South Heartland Risk Dial increases in moderate risk...

HASTINGS, Neb. — On Wednesday evening South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) reported the COVID-19 risk dial had increased to 1. 7 in moderate risk, up from 1. 5 the previous week. SHDHD Executive Director Michele Bever said several fact...

 2021-04-15 12:30 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

More than just lingering symptoms impact COVID long haulers...

For some, their experience with COVID was over and done in a matter of a couple weeks but for COVID long haulers that's not the case. The COVID symptoms aren't the only things continuing to impact Heather Beans or Corey Stutte, their family and fi...

 2021-04-15 12:26 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

United Way announces record campaign...

HASTINGS, Neb. — The United Way of South Central Nebraska has announced that a record $584,199 was raised in efforts to support more than 40 health and human service organizations in Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties. The campaign had a goa...

 2021-04-15 01:11 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Southern Valley grad representing rural Nebraska with U.S. Space Force...

Just a few years ago, Dalton Dempcy of Beaver City walked the halls of Southern Valley High School. Now, he is soaring to new heights as a member of the Space Force. "Heard about the space force just last year and that they were accepting applications...

 2021-04-14 23:51 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

GISH students put on musical production and teacher send off...

It's a sort of welcome back for Grand Island Senior High theatre students. This past weekend, they put on a student written and produced musical showcase. In most cases, the students would not be able to put on a showcase completely ran by students, b...

 2021-04-14 23:11 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Emergency managers reflect on back to back disasters of floods and pandemic...

Back to back disasters impact Nebraska in the billions not to mention lives lost and recovery that will take years. Nebraska has seen it all in the last two years, sometimes all in one day. "Flooding, blizzard, fires, heat wave all in one day in the s...

 2021-04-14 21:47 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Tips to avoid refund delays when filing taxes...

For those who have filed taxes already and are still waiting for a refund, experts said the pandemic is to blame. "The pandemic has really wreaked havoc on a lot of different industries, the IRS is no different," saidJeff Gove with Kearney's S...

 2021-04-14 21:45 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Deputies recover machetes, methamphetamine during search warrant...

According to theLincoln County Sheriff's Office, they conducted asearch warrant on a trailer house in Maxwell on Tuesday afternoon. The search warrant was a result of a several day investigation. During the search, deputies recovered several long blad...

 2021-04-14 21:11 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Postal employee in Omaha pleads guilty to stealing mail...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former U. S. Postal Service employee in Omaha has admitted that he stole gift cards and cash from the mail. Thirty-year-old Austin Thomas faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to mail theft when he is sentenced ...

 2021-04-14 21:09 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

75 traffic contacts in Buffalo County during campaign...

According to the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office, they recently completed a Selective Traffic Enforcement campaign conducted throughout Buffalo County. The campaign, U Drive U Text U Pay, was conducted on April 8 through April 12. Deputies accounted f...

 2021-04-14 19:12 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Testing shows animal killed in eastern Nebraska was wolf...

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska wildlife officials say genetic testing has shown that an animal killed in January by coyote hunters north of Fremont was a gray wolf. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission said Wednesday in a news release that the fema...

 2021-04-14 17:59 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Local COVID-19 Long Haulers share their ongoing experience with the virus...

Fifty to 80% of COVID-19 patients continue to have symptoms three months or more after the onset of the virus according to several medical studies. These people are being referred to as COVID Long Haulers. Heather Beans, of Kearney, and Hastings Mayor Cor...

 2021-04-14 17:39 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Market Report with KRVN, April 14, 2021...

Clay Patton, with KRVN, has our market report. Click on the video above to watch....

 2021-04-14 16:42 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Reward of $15,000 offered in 1992 slaying of Yankton teen...

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are hoping a $15,000 reward will lead to a crack in the 1992 slaying of a Yankton teenager. Yankton police Cmdr. Todd Brandt says he is hoping "someone who knows something is ready to do the ri...

 2021-04-14 16:21 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Gov. Ricketts declares Neb. 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State...

A day after several Nebraska counties declared themselves 2nd Amendment sanctuaries, Governor Ricketts followed suit. "Nebraska has always been a state that has supported our 2nd Amendment rights. As a symbol of that support today I am signing a procl...

 2021-04-14 15:50 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Foster parent arrested for sexual assault...

Lincoln Police Department (LPD) investigators have arrested a foster parent for1st degree sexual assault. On March 19, a 17-year-old boy called the DHHS hotline to report that he'd been sexually abused by his foster parent, Graciano L. Lopez , 42. LPD...

 2021-04-14 15:10 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Fire causes millions in damage to BNSF Nebraska terminal...

ALLIANCE, Neb. (AP) — A fire over the weekend at a BNSF Railway terminal in western Nebraska is estimated to have caused $3 million in damage to the facility. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that the fire broke out Sunday afternoon at the BNSF t...

 2021-04-14 14:58 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Sheriff: 13-year-old robbed at gunpoint of Air Jordan shoes...

WAVERLY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old girl was robbed at gunpoint of Air Jordan shoes after meeting a man to sell them at a park in Waverly, Nebraska. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner said deputies were called to Jaycee Park at 5:1...

 2021-04-14 14:45 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

WNCC to hold memorial service for students killed in aviation accident...

A memorial service is planned for the Western Nebraska Community College students who died in an aviation incident earlier this month. Yemin An and Zhaoxin Chen died April 1, while working on an airplane engine at the WNCC Aviation Maintenance Facility in...

 2021-04-14 13:56 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

ACLU: Prisoner receives abortion care after suing state...

A Nebraska prisoner has received abortion care after suing the state, according to the ACLU of Nebraska. The group said Wednesday that they plan to dismiss the lawsuit within the week. The ACLU of Nebraska filed an emergency civil rights lawsuit on behalf...

 2021-04-14 03:12 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Health departments pause use of J&J vaccines amid CDC investigation...

It started with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services halting distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, following CDC and FDA recommendations. Local health departments, such as Two Rivers and the Central District, then followed suit, a...

 2021-04-14 02:29 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

Merrick Co. man arrested for assaulting a Peace Officer...

The Merrick County Sheriff's Office says a suspicious male subject was observed inside and outside of the Merrick County Courthouse. The male subject was contacted by law enforcement outside of the Sheriff's Office and authorities say he began a p...

 2021-04-13 23:21 

KHGI

[ Lincoln, NE ]

UNK removing 4 buildings from campus...

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