Category Archives: KGFW News

Nebraska troopers’ union backs Krist in governor’s race

Nebraska troopers’ union backs Krist in governor’s race

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The union that represents Nebraska State Patrol troopers is endorsing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist, four years after the group backed incumbent Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts. The State Troopers Association of Nebraska made the announcement Thursday at the Capitol. The union has clashed with Ricketts following scandals in the patrol, including allegations…Read more »

Sasse: “Put Pastor Brunson On The Next Flight Home.”

Sasse: “Put Pastor Brunson On The Next Flight Home.”

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, who urged Turkey’s President to release Pastor Andrew Brunson in March, issued the following statement regarding news of Pastor Brunson’s forthcoming release. “This is long overdue news. The Turkish government should put Pastor Brunson on the next flight home.  I’m grateful that Pastor Brunson’s unjust detainment is coming…Read more »

2 Iowa residents arrested on drug charges in Nebraska

2 Iowa residents arrested on drug charges in Nebraska

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say two Iowa residents were arrested in south-central Nebraska after a state trooper found several pounds of marijuana in their car. The Nebraska State Patrol says the trooper pulled over the car around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, just west of Grand Island on Interstate 80. The patrol says a subsequent…Read more »

North Platte officer hospitalized after fight with suspect

North Platte officer hospitalized after fight with suspect

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) – A North Platte police officer has been hospitalized following a fight with a suspect, who has been charged with attempted murder in the case. Radio station KRVN reports that 27-year-old Walterio Seabrooks is being held on $1 million bail in Lincoln County. He’s charged with attempted second-degree murder and resisting…Read more »

Judge to decide University of Nebraska records dispute

Judge to decide University of Nebraska records dispute

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A judge will decide whether the University of Nebraska-Lincoln must turn over any records withheld from a fraternity that was suspended following accusations of hazing, alcohol abuse and inappropriate behavior. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the university’s records director, Erin Bush, has withheld nearly 1,700 records from Phi Gamma Delta,…Read more »

Omaha attorney nominated to federal bench in Nebraska

Omaha attorney nominated to federal bench in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – An Omaha attorney who ran for attorney general has been nominated to serve as a federal judge in Nebraska. Brian Buescher of Omaha was nominated Wednesday by President Donald Trump at the recommendation of U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse. Buescher would replace U.S. District Court Chief Judge Laurie Smith…Read more »

Sasse: Nebraskans “Deserve Flexible and Affordable Health Insurance”

Sasse: Nebraskans “Deserve Flexible and Affordable Health Insurance”

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement after he voted against a Senate resolution that would outlaw the expansion of short-term, limited duration health insurance plans that could help Nebraskans who can only “choose” from one insurer on ObamaCare’s marketplace right now. “I voted against this attempt to limit healthcare options because moms and…Read more »

Long after they died, military sees surge in identifications

Long after they died, military sees surge in identifications

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) – Decades after they died, the military is seeing a surge in identifications of U.S. service members who had been classified as missing in action. The number of identifications is expected to reach 200 this year, more than triple what used to be the norm. The increase by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting…Read more »

Statement by Steve Nelson, President of Nebraska Farm Bureau, Regarding Year-Round Sale of E15 Ethanol

Statement by Steve Nelson, President of Nebraska Farm Bureau, Regarding Year-Round Sale of E15 Ethanol

LINCOLN, Neb. – “We appreciate President Trump’s actions today to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to implement the year-round sale of E15 Ethanol. Nebraska is not only a major corn producing state, but a major ethanol producer. Nebraska Farm Bureau continues to support all opportunities that expand markets for our Nebraska grown grains, in both…Read more »

United Way of the Kearney Area has kicked off its campaign season

United Way of the Kearney Area has kicked off its campaign season

KEARNEY, Neb. – Executive Director for the United Way of the Kearney Area, Nikki Erickson, has joined Talk of the Town weekly since beginning the United Way campaign to introduce different partner agencies that she wants to bring attention to. Erickson introduced one of the ways United Way is shaking up their fundraising events. “Our…Read more »