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Serious crash closes I-80 in between Kearney and Shelton

Serious crash closes I-80 in between Kearney and Shelton

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Nebraska State Patrol has temporarily closed I-80 eastbound and westbound from mile markers 275 to 291 from Kearney to Shelton while crews are responding to a serious crash. Troopers are on the scene working with Sheriff’s deputies and rescue personnel. Crews are working fast to redirect traffic and clear up the…Read more »

Statistics released from Alcohol Enforcement campaigns

Statistics released from Alcohol Enforcement campaigns

LINCOLN, Neb. – Statistics have come back after recent alcohol enforcement from the Nebraska State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies from August 16 to September 2. The Kearney Police Department participated in 36 additional hours of enforcement with the “You Drink, You Drive, You Lose” campaign during this time period. Four arrests were made…Read more »

FEMA in Kearney to help flood victims for one week only

FEMA in Kearney to help flood victims for one week only

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at the Hilltop Mall in Kearney this week until Friday, August 30 from 8am-6pm. Anyone affected by the floods from March 9-July 14 has until September 13 to submit a request for disaster assistance. You can also register by calling 800-621-3362.Read more »

Governor Pete Ricketts provides updates on Floods and Trade

Governor Pete Ricketts provides updates on Floods and Trade

LINCOLN, Neb. – (KGFW) During the Governor’s Monthly Call-In Show, Pete Ricketts discussed how far the recovery process has come since floods swept Nebraska in March. The latest involving roads and bridges being repaired in heavily impacted areas. “With the really unprecedented widespread damage that we had to our state with flooding and blizzards in…Read more »

Insurance survey results show smarter cars are resulting in dumber driving

Insurance survey results show smarter cars are resulting in dumber driving

A recent online survey conducted by State Farm insurance found Americans driving vehicles with advanced driver assist features admit to using their smart phones at higher rates than those without the same technology. 62% of people with advanced driver assist features admitted to reading or sending messages while driving vs. 49% without those features. 56%…Read more »

Longtime workforce developer retiring after 18-year career

Longtime workforce developer retiring after 18-year career

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) Executive Director for Kearney Works, Stan Zimbelman joined KGFW’s Talk of the Town to discuss his 18-year career in workforce development and highlight the low unemployment rate in Nebraska. Zimbelman began with the challenges that face his company with low unemployment. “The unemployment is very low and I think it’s going…Read more »

Governor Ricketts Signs Pro-Life Legislation

Governor Ricketts Signs Pro-Life Legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “At a ceremonial bill signing event in the Governor’s Hearing Room, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted LB209, a bill that updates Nebraska’s informed consent law. LB209 requires physicians who prescribe the abortion pill to inform the mother that if she changes her mind…Read more »

Congressman Adrian Smith addresses House of Representatives

Congressman Adrian Smith addresses House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (KGFW) During his time addressing the House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman Adrian Smith highlighted why he is on the Ways and Means Committee and where he wants focus to be placed, first discussing trade. “One of my primary purposes in joining this committee was to continue the hard work in opening new…Read more »

Governor Pete Ricketts provides update on Nebraska Legislature

Governor Pete Ricketts provides update on Nebraska Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. – (KGFW) Governor Pete Ricketts discussed what the latest updates have been from the Nebraska legislature as this year’s session draws closer to an end. The most recent being the passing of the state budget. “The legislature passed the budget which is something they have to do every two years. I’ll be reviewing…Read more »