Category Archives: KGFW News

Dobytown Kiwanis Backpack Project major success during pandemic

Dobytown Kiwanis Backpack Project major success during pandemic

KEARNEY, Neb. – Dobytown Kiwanis Club of Kearney held its annual Back 2 School Link Backpack project over a five-day period at Horizon Middle School with 1,300 school backpacks packed with school supplies for grades pre-K to 12 to begin the school year off right. With support from the United Way of the Kearney Area, Wal-Mart,…Read more »

UNK reporting 23 cases of COVID-19

UNK reporting 23 cases of COVID-19

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) The University of Nebraska-Kearney has reported 23 cases of COVID-19 among students, athletes, coaches and faculty. Team practices have been cancelled since July 24th after the first positive case was reported to university officials. Most of the cases have been asymptomatic or have shown minor symptoms. UNK Senior Director of Communications…Read more »

Stolen Gun, Drugs Found Following Motorcycle Pursuit ending in Hamilton County

Stolen Gun, Drugs Found Following Motorcycle Pursuit ending in Hamilton County

Grand Island, Neb. (NSP)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested a Lincoln man after locating several controlled substances and a stolen handgun at the conclusion of a pursuit in Hamilton County. At approximately 1:45 p.m. Sunday, NSP received a report that a motorcycle was passing on the shoulder of Interstate 80 at approximately…Read more »

Kearney Police searching for suspect in Saturday Armed Robbery

Kearney Police searching for suspect in Saturday Armed Robbery

KEARNEY, Neb. – At approximately 9:50 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, Kearney Police were called to investigate an armed robbery that had just occurred at Platte River Skill Casino, 117 W. 4th Street in Kearney. The employees of this business reported to officers that an unknown white male subject entered the business just before 10:00 p.m.…Read more »

Governor Ricketts, University of Nebraska President Carter Discuss College Students Returning to Campus

Governor Ricketts, University of Nebraska President Carter Discuss College Students Returning to Campus

LINCOLN, Neb. – Governor Pete Ricketts and University of Nebraska President Ted Carter held a press briefing to talk about preparations for college students to resume classes on campuses this fall. In mid-March, President Carter announced the cancellation of all in-person classes for the duration of the spring semester.  He then helped the University system…Read more »

At-Risk Bumble Bee Found at Audubon’s Spring Creek Prairie

At-Risk Bumble Bee Found at Audubon’s Spring Creek Prairie

DENTON, Neb. – A Southern Plains Bumble Bee (Bombus fraternus), classified as a Tier 1 at-risk Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) in Nebraska, was found in the tallgrass prairie near Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center. Set by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Southern Plains Bumble Bee is considered an SGCN because it’s experiencing…Read more »

UNK, MIAA delay start of fall sports; Games begin Sept. 28

UNK, MIAA delay start of fall sports; Games begin Sept. 28

KEARNEY, Neb. – The University of Nebraska at Kearney is delaying the start of fall sports competition to Sept. 28 due to the coronavirus pandemic. UNK and Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association officials announced the decision today. It was approved unanimously by chancellors and presidents of the conference’s 14 schools. Football, volleyball, cross country, women’s golf,…Read more »

Arrest made in Malmo murder investigation

Arrest made in Malmo murder investigation

MALMO, Neb. – Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a man for first degree murder in connection to a homicide that occurred between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning in Malmo. Investigators have arrested Kolton Barnes, 25, who was the fiancé of the victim, Kayla Matulka, 27. Barnes has been lodged in Saunders…Read more »