Category Archives: KGFW News

Test Nebraska releases testing site locations, dates and times

Test Nebraska releases testing site locations, dates and times

LINCOLN, Neb. – Test Nebraska has released an online schedule of testing site locations, dates and times available for the remainder of the month of May at TestNebraska.com. A list of remaining locations, dates and times follows: Omaha                  5/23, 5/26 and 5/30               8 a.m. – 6 p.m.              455 N. 10 St.                68102…Read more »

Governor Ricketts Announces New Directed Health Measures for June

Governor Ricketts Announces New Directed Health Measures for June

LINCOLN, Neb. – At his daily coronavirus briefing Thursday, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that new directed health measures (DHMs) will take effect on June 1, 2020.  “Phase I” reopening DHMs will apply to the Central District Health Department (Hall, Hamilton, and Merrick counties) and Dakota County.  “Phase II” reopening DHMs, which are less restrictive, will…Read more »

Two clinical trial participants recount their brush with COVID19

Two clinical trial participants recount their brush with COVID19

OMAHA, Neb. – The following is from the University of Nebraska Medical Center “It was early March and Creighton Blue Jays fan, James Faylor, M.D., and his son went to New York City to watch their favorite team play in the Big East Tournament. The United States was just starting to grapple with the COVID19…Read more »

Kearney Armed Robbery leads to arrest of four suspects

Kearney Armed Robbery leads to arrest of four suspects

KEARNEY, Neb. – At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19th, Kearney Police were called to the area of Prairie View Apartments, 211 E. 8th Street, in south Kearney to investigate a robbery that had just occurred. A 37-year-old male reported that an unknown male subject armed with a handgun had threatened him with the…Read more »

UNK offers first-year students enhanced start online: ‘O.N.E. Loper’

UNK offers first-year students enhanced start online: ‘O.N.E. Loper’

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the University of Nebraska-Kearney: Students looking to start their university experience but who can’t attend in person are offered a new program this fall at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. O.N.E. Loper (Online Networking Experience) is an academic and student-support experience designed as a remote, full-time first…Read more »

In person events cancelled for 2020 Buffalo County Fair

In person events cancelled for 2020 Buffalo County Fair

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the Buffalo County Agriculture Association: “The Buffalo County Agriculture Association has made the decision to cancel all in person live events for the 2020 Buffalo County Fair. While this was a difficult decision, the uncertainty of COVID-19 has led us to look at all possible options and we…Read more »

CHI Health asks individuals to wear their own masks

CHI Health asks individuals to wear their own masks

KEARNEY & GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – Starting Tuesday, May 12, all CHI Health hospitals and clinics, including Good Samaritan and St. Francis, ask individuals over the age of two entering their facilities to wear their own fabric mask or homemade face covering. To prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, CHI Health facilities have been supplying…Read more »

Nebraska health care workers asked to share experiences through HERO Registry

Nebraska health care workers asked to share experiences through HERO Registry

OMAHA, Neb. – The Healthcare Worker Exposure Response & Outcomes (HERO) Registry launched this month, inviting U.S. healthcare workers to share clinical and life experiences in order to understand the perspectives and problems faced by those on the COVID-19 pandemic front lines. The HERO research program leverages PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, and is funded…Read more »

Priority Traffic Enforcement Areas (PTEA) for May 2020

Priority Traffic Enforcement Areas (PTEA) for May 2020

KEARNEY, Neb. – There are three objectives of this program: 1)Educate citizens of lawful and safe driving habits through traditional and social media. 2)Gain voluntary compliance from the public, through aggressive traffic statuteenforcement practices that are specific to locate, time and type of violation. 3)Reduce the number of vehicle collisions at high traffic volume intersections androadways.…Read more »