Latest Kearney News

Longtime Buffalo County Board member Bill McMullen dies

Nov. 17, 2021 13:34 PM EST

KEARNEY, Neb (AP) — Bill McMullen, the current chairman and nearly three-decade member of the Buffalo County Board, has died following recent heart problems. He was 64. McMullen died Friday at the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln, according to O’Brien Straatmann...

Man not guilty by reason of insanity in Holdrege killings

Nov. 16, 2021 10:31 AM EST

HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) — A judge has ruled a Holdrege man not responsible by reason of insanity for a 2019 triple shooting that killed two men and seriously injuring another. The ruling came in the case of Manuel Gomez, 48, who had a one-day bench trial on Nov. 9 in which...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 30, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= All-Nations Class 9B State= Semifinal= McLaughlin, S.D. 42, Omaha Nation 6 Winnebago 52, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, S.D. 0 NSAA Playoffs= Class A= ...

Tuesday's Scores

Oct. 27, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= NSAA Playoffs= Class A= District A-1= Omaha Marian def. Lincoln High, 25-19, 25-13, 25-14 Papillion-LaVista South def. North Platte, 25-11, 25-11, 25-5 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Adams Central 42, Fillmore Central 13 Aquinas 42, Tekamah-Herman 6 Archbishop Bergan 49, Ponca 14 Arthur County 52, South Platte 18 Ashland-Greenwood 30, Platteview 7 ...

California man pleads no contest in fatal Nebraska crash

Oct. 19, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A California truck driver pleaded no contest Tuesday in a chain reaction crash that killed three people in Nebraska two years ago. Kenneth Kratt, 36, of Madera, California, was charged with three counts of felony manslaughter after the crash in a...

California man expected to plead in Nebraska triple fatality

Oct. 18, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A California man who was scheduled to go to trial Monday for a traffic crash that killed three people in Nebraska is expected to enter a plea deal. An attorney for Kenneth Kratt, 36, from Madera, California, notified the Buffalo County District...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Adams Central 24, St. Paul 0 Allen 50, Emerson-Hubbard 14 Anselmo-Merna 18, Arcadia-Loup City 13 Ansley-Litchfield 44, Sandhills Valley 18 Aquinas 41,...

Police: 90-year-old man killed in crash into Nebraska lake

Oct. 15, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A 90-year-old man died when the car he was driving crashed into a Kearney lake, police in the south-central Nebraska city said. Donald Corneer was driving with his 87-year-old wife as a passenger Wednesday afternoon when the car careened into...

Officials say 70-year-old man died in Gibbon apartment fire

Oct. 11, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

GIBBON, Neb. (AP) — A man died in an apartment fire in south-central Nebraska late last week, authorities said. The fire broke out Friday night at the Colony Acres apartments in Gibbon, the Kearney Hub reported. Fire crews discovered the body of 70-year-old Bradley...