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Though many homes have been damaged by flooding, not everyone's insurance policy will cover it, local agency says

KEARNEY — Images of Nebraska’s flood of 2019 are unlike anything he’s seen, insurance agency owner Dave Chally said. “The pictures are just heartbreaking. You see some of the damage, especially farther east. I can’t help but imagine there is going to be significant uninsured loss.”


One sent to hospital after morning rollover

AMHERST — One person was transported to a Kearney hospital following a one-vehicle rollover crash this morning northeast of Amherst. At 8:23 a.m. the Amherst Volunteer Fire Department was called to a rural area north of 220th and Sartoria roads for the crash. According to police radio traffic, a veh


SE Wyoming Flood Watch, Major Flooding Concerns Western Nebraska

The Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service says a flood watch is in effect for areas of southeast Wyoming east of the Laramie Range through 6 p.m. Saturday:. ''Fairly widespread rain is expected to develop through the afternoon today and continue overnight into Saturday. Communities east of


President Trump approves Nebraska disaster declaration

President Donald Trump approved a disaster declaration Thursday for the state of Nebraska. The move allows federal aid to help state, tribal and local efforts to recover from the recent flooding.


McDonald's giving back on Nebraska Strong Day

If you are looking for a way to help the victims impacted by the flooding, one way you can do so is by heading over to your local McDonald's. Amidst the record flooding happening across Nebraska and Iowa, local McDonald's owner-operators are coming together in support of #NebraskaStrong and #IowaStr


Upcoming events in and around Kearney

- “Bird’s the Word,” presented by Jason St. Sauver of Audubon Nebraska, 6 p.m. today at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission. Part of the Crane Season presentations at the library.


Best of the best show up for state speech in Kearney

KEARNEY — Even though it’s spring break at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the campus will be buzzing with students today and Friday. Though they’re from all over Nebraska, all these high school students have one thing in common: They’re some of the best speakers in the state.


County roads officials assessing damages

Central Nebraska -- (KSNB) Officials from counties in central Nebraska continue to assess the scope of damage to county roads from recent flooding. Counties will be looking for assistance from FEMA after this week's declaration of a federal disaster.


McDonald’s restaurants plan Friday flood fundraiser

KEARNEY — McDonald’s owner-operators from across Nebraska and western Iowa are rallying Friday behind flood relief efforts. McDonald’s restaurants participating in this fundraiser will donate 10 percent of Friday’s sales to local American Red Cross chapters and other organizations in need, including


Wisconsin farmers travel to Nebraska to help others affected by flooding

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. (WMTV) - Wisconsin farmers are banding together to collect items for the farmers in Nebraska affected by widespread flooding. Joe Keller, a farmer in Columbia County and a member of the Sauk Prairie community, started the donation bins.


Central Nebraska standoff ends with 2 arrests

A standoff in Minden, Nebraska, ended with two arrests Wednesday afternoon. It started when Nebraska State Patrol investigators learned that two suspects sought in connection with a home invasion robbery were inside a residence in Minden, a public information officer said in a news release. SWAT was


Dapper Diaper Services washing flood victims' laundry free of charge

KEARNEY — Hannah Nicolen at Dapper Diaper Services, 2424 W. 24th St., Suite 1, in Kearney, is washing flood victims’ laundry for free. She said Thursday that she’s laundered about 20 or 30 loads and is having good results removing soil and odor.


Builders donating portion of today's sales today for flood relief

KEARNEY — Builders, at 4600 Second Ave., is donating 10 percent of its sales today (Friday) to central Nebraska communities for flood relief. Details are available in the store, according to a Builders announcement.


Two in custody after multiple police agencies surround house in Minden

Two suspects were arrested around 5 p.m. Wednesday following a standoff in Minden. According to Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), the suspects arrested were wanted in connection with a home robbery that involved a weapon in Harlan County that occurred last week.


Updated: Man in 4-wheeler crash suffered life-threatening injuries

A North Platte man whose four-wheeler ATV crashed Thursday evening was flown to a Kearney hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.


Katie Philpot, a swimmer at Kearney High School, returns home with multiple medals

KEARNEY, Neb. — Kearney High School sophomore swimmer, Katie Philpot, will return this weekend from the 2019 Special Olympics World Games with two gold medals. Philpot competed in the 100 meter butterfly and 100 meter freestyle, where she earned the gold medals and she also competed in the 200 frees


Food, cleaning supplies needed for Butte area

KEARNEY — An event to collect and load a truck with nonperishable food, household and cleaning supplies to be delivered to flood victims in the Butte area will be noon-3 p.m. Friday in the St. James Catholic Church parking lot in Kearney.


Family Fresh shoppers donate to Kearney Habitat for Humanity

KEARNEY — Kearney Area Habitat for Humanity has received a SpartanNash Foundation grant for $2,750. Between Feb. 6 and Feb. 17, the foundation, which is affiliated with Family Fresh Market at 3920 Second Ave., hosted its annual Habitat for Humanity scan campaign. Shoppers could donate $1, $5 or $10


NSP arrests two people following Minden standoff

MINDEN, Neb. Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) SWAT team have arrested two people following a standoff in Minden. NSP Investigators learned Wednesday morning that two suspects wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery were inside a residence at 218 East 7th Street in Minden. The


YRTC felony assault bill stuck in judiciary committee

LINCOLN — Among the casualties of last week’s stormy weather may be one of the proposals state Sen. John Lowe of Kearney introduced in the Nebraska Legislature to protect employees of the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center from attacks by the youths who are housed there.