CRIME & SAFETY
No Survivors In Friday Plane Crash Near Kearney
KEARNEY–(KFOR June 2)–Authorities say there are no survivors following a plane crash Friday morning about 12 miles east of Kearney in south-central Nebraska. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office says they were contacted just after 9 o’clock Friday morning about the crash south of I-80. First responders were able to locate the crash site in a field near the east east of the Bassway Strip State Wildlife Management Area. The crash appears to involve a small single engine aircraft.
SCENE VIDEO: Site of small plane crash near Kearney
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Woman connected to 2022 Kearney murder sentenced
KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - A Grand Island woman is heading to prison in connection with a Jan. 16 Kearney murder. Chenoa Lemburg, 23, was convicted of attempted robbery after pleading no contest to the charge. Buffalo County District Court judge John Marsh sentenced Lemburg to three to five years in...
Arrest warrant issued for UNK football player related to May 14 violence
KEARNEY, Neb. — Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a member of the University of Nebraska-Kearney football team. A district court judge signed a first-degree assault arrest warrant for 23-year-old Xavier Delk on Tuesday. Delk, who is originally from Colorado, had not been arrested yet as of Thursday afternoon.
Kearney Police fleet to expand thanks to generous grant
KEARNEY, Neb. (Press Release) - Thanks to a generous donation from a local private foundation, the Kearney Police Department will begin the process of adding nearly thirty police cars to the fleet. This generous donation allows the city to start the first-ever Kearney Police Assigned Vehicle Program, often referred to...
Kearney man in serious condition after crash
KEARNEY COUNTY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Kearney County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon. It happened around 2:25 p.m. just east of the junction of Highway 50A and Highway 44. The sheriff’s office said a 2016 Chevy Silverado, driven by Matthew Blanton, was turning east onto...
Kearney man injured after pickup runs into camper
KEARNEY, Neb. — A Kearney man is in the hospital after an accident involving a pickup and a camper. The Kearney County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene around 2:30 Thursday afternoon about two miles south of Kearney. A news release says a pickup turned east from Highway 44 onto Highway 50A and hit the back of a camper towed by a pickup, which had stalled in the eastbound lane. 72-year-old David Lewis of Kearney was in front of the pickup making repairs. The release says the crash pushed the pickup forward, dragging Lewis underneath the vehicle.
Missing child recovered in Kearney Friday morning
KEARNEY, Neb. -- Kearney area law enforcement agencies responded promptly to a report of a possible child abduction or kidnapping. The Kearney Police Department immediately alerted the Nebraska State Patrol, Buffalo County Sheriff's Office, Hall County Sheriff's Office, and Grand Island Police Department. The child was quickly located and safely...
Blue line flags placed at graves of Law Enforcement Officers
KEARNEY, Neb. — An annual act of honor took place Saturday morning at the Kearney Cemetery. Several KPD Officers, Buffalo County Sheriff's Office Deputies, Nebraska State Patrol Troopers, and UNK Police Officers spent the morning placing blue line flags at the graves of Law Enforcement Officers.
Kearney man sentenced for having guns while using drugs
KEARNEY, Neb. (KLKN) – A Kearney man will spend 21 months in prison after law enforcement raided his house and found illegal drugs and firearms. U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 29-year-old Tyler Ray Tockey was sentenced on Thursday. He pleaded guilty during his trial in November to being an...
Kearney man accused of assaulting UNK football player at party near campus
KEARNEY, Neb. — A Kearney man is behind bars after police say he assaulted a University of Nebraska-Kearney football player. A criminal complaint says authorities arrested 19-year-old Marvin Zuniga on Thursday for second-degree assault. The document says Zuniga used a dangerous instrument to intentionally harm a member of the UNK football team, whose name we are withholding.
Kearney man dies in crash with power pole, sheriff’s office says
KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office said the driver of a pickup collided with a power pole and died Tuesday evening. BCSO said the crash happened northeast of Kearney on Poole Road near 160th Street. The truck went off the road, into a ditch and hit a power pole.
Autopsy ordered following a crash northeast of Kearney
KEARNEY, Neb. — According to the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office (BCSO), a Kearney man died following a single-vehicle crash that occurred near 160th on Poole Road, northeast of Kearney, at approximately 7:00 PM, Tuesday, May 23. BCSO has identified the victim as Scott King, a 42-year-old resident of rural...
Crews battle fire at Eatons in Kearney, facility evacuated
KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Kearney Volunteer Fire Department rushed to an industrial fire at Eaton’s Corporation Wednesday evening. Upon arrival, KVFD crews found heavy black smoke coming from the roof and exterior doors of the west side of the facility and employees in the process of evacuation. The first arriving engine established a water supply and the crew pulled hand lines and made entry into the facility, which led to them quickly extinguishing the flames.
Update on Kearney Shootings Last Week
On Sunday, May 14, 2023 at approximately 2:30 a.m. Kearney Police Department Officers received a report of gunshots fired in the 1000 block of W 23rd Street. When officers arrived, an adult male subject was contacted near W 23rd and 7th Ave suffering from an apparent laceration/stab wound to the leg. Officers administered first aid at the scene and called for a rescue squad. The victim was transported by EMS to CHI Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Department with a serious but non-life-threatening laceration.
Kearney cop watcher arrested for terroristic threats after incident outside police station
KEARNEY, Neb. (NCN) - It’s an anxious time to be a law enforcement officer in Kearney. On top of an alarming spike in violent crime over the past 10 days, police say a self-proclaimed cop-watcher has been harassing law enforcement over the past few months. The alleged harassment reached a climax here outside the law enforcement center around midnight Saturday night.
Three men in custody following armed robbery and vehicle theft investigation
KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Three people in custody following an armed robbery last week in Kearney. The Kearney Police Department said around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, they were dispatched to the 1700 block of Avenue E, where the victim said he was robbed inside his home at gunpoint and assaulted by two men.
KGFW News Update 5-30-23
Two are dead after a head-on crash Thursday near Elwood. A Washington woman is in custody after leading NSP Troopers on a multi-county pursuit. A Kearney Man charged with sexually assaulting a minor has taken a plea deal. A house fire occurred early morning Saturday in Grand Island. The City...
KVFD responds to fire at Eaton Wednesday evening
Kearney Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire reported at Eaton Wednesday evening. According to KVFD, fire crews were dispatched just after 6 p.m. Wednesday to an industrial fire at Eaton’s Corporation. Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy black smoke coming from the roof and exterior doors on the...
Kearney teen pleads guilty to incest charge
KEARNEY, Neb. — A Kearney teen charged with incest has pleaded guilty. Jesus Vazquez-Morales pleaded guilty to one count of incest with a person under 18 years old. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors agreed not to file any additional charges against him and to not recommend a sentence of more than 10 years in prison.
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