Category Archives: KGFW News

Lewis Promoted to Administrative Services Major

Lewis Promoted to Administrative Services Major

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is proud to announce the promotion of Captain Russell Lewis to the position of Major in command of the NSP Administrative Services Division. Lewis replaces Major Russ Stanczyk, who retired this summer after a 33-year career with NSP. “Major Lewis is a proven leader for our team,” said…Read more »

City of Kearney says “Please DO NOT Place Leaves In The Street”

City of Kearney says “Please DO NOT Place Leaves In The Street”

KEARNEY, Neb. – City streets are not the dumping grounds for leaves. Why should you be concerned? Excessive organic matter such as grass and leaves can cause odors in neighborhood creeks and drainage problems that lead to flooding. City Ord. No. 7352 states: “The owner of the property abutting the sidewalk space shall be responsible for…Read more »

Driver Arrested Following Road Rage Incident in Lincoln County

Driver Arrested Following Road Rage Incident in Lincoln County

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a Missouri man following a report of a road rage incident on Interstate 80 near North Platte. At approximately 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, NSP received a report of a road rage incident on I-80 in Lincoln County. The incident reportedly included the driver of an eastbound…Read more »

Trooper Struck, Injured in I-80 Crash in Omaha

Trooper Struck, Injured in I-80 Crash in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. – A Nebraska State Trooper was hospitalized this morning after his patrol unit was struck on Interstate 80 in the western Omaha metro area. The trooper was inside the patrol unit at the time of the crash. At approximately 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, troopers responded to reports of road damage on eastbound I-80 near Giles…Read more »

Kearney Cruise Nite 2020 Activity

Kearney Cruise Nite 2020 Activity

KEARNEY, Neb. – The 33nd Annual Cruise Nite has wrapped up and went very well. “Just as 2020 has been the year to expect the unexpected, Cruise Nite was no different, our goals remained the same. To provide professional public safety, eliminate or reduce alcohol related crashes, and related incidents. I’m proud of the preparation by…Read more »

Road Rage Incident on I-80 Leads to Arrest

Road Rage Incident on I-80 Leads to Arrest

KEITH COUNTY, Neb. – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a man following the report of a driver pointing a firearm at another driver on Interstate 80. The incident occurred on Interstate 80 in Keith County at approximately 12:05 a.m. Tuesday. The driver of a semi-tractor/cattle trailer reported a road rage incident in which…Read more »

COVID-19 changing how police do their duties

COVID-19 changing how police do their duties

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) Kearney Police Chief and the rest of the Kearney Police Department have been doing their job a little differently this year due to COVID-19 but that doesn’t mean that officers aren’t ready to protect and serve. “We’ve taken additional steps to ensure that we can maintain operational readiness and that is…Read more »

Kearney Public Library reopened

Kearney Public Library reopened

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Kearney Public Library is reopened to the public and is strongly encouraging patrons to wear masks when visiting the Library. Masks are available free of charge at both entrances. We also ask that patrons social distance from staff and stay in front of the shields. Please be aware, that we can only…Read more »

Troopers Find 60 LBs of Marijuana in Dawson County Traffic Stop

Troopers Find 60 LBs of Marijuana in Dawson County Traffic Stop

DAWSON COUNTY, Neb. – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two people after locating 60 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop near Darr. At approximately 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed a Ford Fusion fail to signal a turn after it exited I-80 at mile marker 231. During the traffic stop, an…Read more »