Category Archives: KGFW News

Attorney General insists clergy abuse be reported by public

Attorney General insists clergy abuse be reported by public

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a statement release from the office of Attorney General Doug Peterson: “In light of recent events reported in the news related to allegations of abuse by members of the clergy and other persons in positions of authority, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office is issuing this important reminder to all…Read more »

Medicaid ballot petition could be certified next week

Medicaid ballot petition could be certified next week

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says he expects to know next week whether or not a proposal to expand Medicaid has qualified for the November general election ballot. Gale said in a statement Friday he believes the certification process will be complete by that time. County election officials are currently…Read more »

CAPTURED: Buffalo County seeking assistance to locate wanted man

CAPTURED: Buffalo County seeking assistance to locate wanted man

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Aug. 16 3:18 p.m. CDT A man released from the Buffalo County Jail Monday was apprehended the morning of August 16, without incident in Minden. According to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office Roger Trew appeared voluntarily at the Kearney County Courthouse in Minden for a previously scheduled court appearance. Trew was…Read more »

Groups seek again to legalize casinos at Nebraska tracks

Groups seek again to legalize casinos at Nebraska tracks

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Groups that want to legalize casinos at Nebraska horse racing tracks are teaming up for another effort. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and Ho-Chunk Inc. announced Wednesday that they would seek to place the issue on the 2020 ballot. The effort would involve gathering…Read more »

Weak farm economy leading to fewer farm loans

Weak farm economy leading to fewer farm loans

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – More farm loan applications are being rejected in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states in reaction to weak farm commodity prices and income. The latest Rural Mainstreet survey says nearly one-third of bank CEOs reported rejecting a higher percentage of farm loans, while nearly 55 percent indicated their banks…Read more »

UPDATE: Court files reveal more details of Kearney Shooting

UPDATE: Court files reveal more details of Kearney Shooting

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Three men involved in a Kearney shooting Monday night have been arrested and booked into the Buffalo County Jail. According to court documents, authorities allege that Hunter Frecks and Michael Becker entered the home of Joshua Rose, wearing masks, and demanding marijuana and money. One assailant was armed with a pistol…Read more »

Closure of Avenue B from Railroad Street to 21st Street

Closure of Avenue B from Railroad Street to 21st Street

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Kearney Police Department will be conducting their annual fall auction this Saturday, August 18. The City of Kearney released this report: “The City of Kearney announces that Avenue B from Railroad Street to 21st Street will be closed on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The purpose…Read more »

Re-Opening: 11th Street From 7th Ave to 14th Ave

Re-Opening: 11th Street From 7th Ave to 14th Ave

KEARNEY, Neb – The City of Kearney released information regarding their re-opening of 11th Street from 7th Avenue to 14th Avenue: “The City of Kearney and Diamond Construction would like to announce that 11th Street between 7th Avenue and 14th Avenue is scheduled to open late afternoon on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Traffic will be…Read more »

Nebraska’s longest-serving death row inmate executed Tuesday

Nebraska’s longest-serving death row inmate executed Tuesday

LINCOLN, Neb.(AP) – Nebraska has carried out its first execution since 1997 with the lethal injection of Carey Dean Moore, who fatally shot two cab drivers almost four decades ago. Moore was executed Tuesday with a combination of four drugs that had never been used before in an execution in the United States, including the…Read more »

The Last LRS: Leaving a Legacy Behind

The Last LRS: Leaving a Legacy Behind

YUTAN, Neb. – *This article was written by Staff Sergeant Herschel Talley of the Nebraska National Guard. Soldiers of Company E, 134th Infantry (Long Range Surveillance) cased their colors during an Aug. 12 inactivation ceremony held at the Titan Readiness Center in Yutan, Nebraska. The unit, which was first activated in 1985 as part of…Read more »