Author Archives: KGFW

UNK planning graduate, undergrad commencement ceremonies Dec. 17-18

UNK planning graduate, undergrad commencement ceremonies Dec. 17-18

KEARNEY,  Neb. – Planning is underway for two commencement ceremonies Dec. 17-18 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The exercises for undergraduate students will be at the traditionally scheduled 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, and a graduate-degree hooding and ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17. Both ceremonies will be at the UNK Health and…Read more »

Political campaign yard sign thefts reported in Kearney

Political campaign yard sign thefts reported in Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. – Over the past several days the Kearney Police Department has taken multiple theft reports of political campaign signs from residential yards throughout Kearney. We are actively investigating these thefts and looking for any information on those responsible. Anyone taking a sign without permission could be subject to criminal charges. During this election season,…Read more »

Kearney Volunteer Fire Department issues burn ban

Kearney Volunteer Fire Department issues burn ban

KEARNEY, Neb. – Due to dry conditions the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Jim Tacha is issuing a burning ban until we receive measurable moisture. There is always a statewide open burning ban on all bonfires, outdoor rubbish fires, and fires for the purpose of clearing land, however, a permit can be obtained from…Read more »

Two Rivers Reports Local COVID Exposure Event

Two Rivers Reports Local COVID Exposure Event

KEARNEY, Neb. – Two Rivers Public Health Department in Kearney is reporting a local COVID exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 at a faith-based gathering. Two Rivers has been notified that an individual with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 was present at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Axtell during the Sunday morning service on Sunday, September 27.…Read more »

NSP Arrests Lincoln Man for Possession of Child Pornography

NSP Arrests Lincoln Man for Possession of Child Pornography

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force has arrested a Lincoln man following the discovery of child pornography. Friday morning, NSP investigators with the Technical Crimes Unit served a search warrant at a residence at 403 W Saunders Avenue in Lincoln. Investigators located digital images of child pornography.…Read more »

Narcotics Task Force Arrests Lincoln Man after Finding Drugs, Gun

Narcotics Task Force Arrests Lincoln Man after Finding Drugs, Gun

LINCOLN, Neb. (NSP)  – Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol and the Lincoln Police Department, working on the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force, have arrested a Lincoln man following the discovery of several controlled substances and a firearm during an encounter in north Lincoln. At approximately 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, investigators observed a Toyota Avalon fail…Read more »

Two Arrested Following Pursuit in York, Seward Counties

Two Arrested Following Pursuit in York, Seward Counties

LINCOLN, Neb. (NSP) – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested two people following a pursuit and search in York and Seward Counties Wednesday night. At approximately 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed an eastbound Kia SUV following another vehicle too closely and performed a traffic stop near York at mile marker 353 on Interstate 80.…Read more »

Coats for Kids Program distributing coats this week

Coats for Kids Program distributing coats this week

KEARNEY, Neb. – New winter coats for children will be distributed through the Coats for Kids Program on October 1, 2020, 2:00-6:00 pm. This program is hosted annually by Buffalo County Goodfellows, however, this year Kearney Kiwanis Clubs, Kearney Elks Lodge #984, and United Way of the Kearney Area teamed up with them to assist more…Read more »

With Supreme Court Guidance – Medical Cannabis Advocates File New Constitutional Amendment Language for 2022

With Supreme Court Guidance – Medical Cannabis Advocates File New Constitutional Amendment Language for 2022

LINCOLN, Neb. – Earlier Monday afternoon, Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana filed new petition language with Secretary of State Robert Evnen that the committee intends to qualify for the November 2022 ballot in Nebraska. The new initiative is co-sponsored by State Senators Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, co-chairs of Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana. The new language…Read more »

Lincoln Man Arrested in Child Pornography Investigation

Lincoln Man Arrested in Child Pornography Investigation

LINCOLN, Neb. – Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Technical Crimes Unit and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have arrested a Lincoln man following an investigation into child exploitation. The investigation stemmed from the Nebraska Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force received a cyber-tip from an internet service provider. The investigation by HSI and…Read more »