Norton, KansasLocal Weather Alerts
There are currently no active weather alerts.
Home | KQNK News | Nebraska Radio Network (page 4)

Nebraska Radio Network

Husker basketball to wear special uniform

kqnk-300x150-default

The Nebraska men’s basketball team will wear special uniforms for three games in February in honor of Black History Month. The university and adidas unveiled unveil the Black History Month collection to pay tribute to Wilbur Wood, the Huskers’ first African-American basketball player. Wood lettered from 1908 to 1910 and was one of the first […]

Read More »

Omaha Fire Department taking extra steps to respond during the storm

kqnk-300x150-default

The Omaha Fire Department has taken steps to make sure they can respond to all emergencies during this winter storm. Chief Bernie Kanger says all trucks and medic units are equipped with chains but it may take them a bit longer to arrive to calls.  He says there is one thing the public can do […]

Read More »

Storm impacting flights in and out of Eppley in Omaha

kqnk-300x150-default

The winter storm is having an impact at Eppley Airfield in Omaha. Eppley officials report that the airport is open for arrivals and departure operations. A total of 52 flights have been impacted due to the storm that include 19 arrivals that have been cancelled and 33 departures. Travelers should determine the official status of […]

Read More »

Nebraska power outages due to the storm

kqnk-300x150-default

Omaha Public Power District reports there are nearly 20,000 customers without service due to the snowstorm. Spokesperson Paula Lewkowski says one of the biggest problems now is the wind. Lewkowski says, “We are making some restorations but we continue to get calls as we get some restored. We continue to get repeated outages because some […]

Read More »

Snow slowly moving out of Nebraska

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraskans will be digging out today after a heavy snow over most of the state. National Weather Service – Omaha Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says there is more than a foot of snow in some areas of the state.  She says this storm system is still over parts of Nebraska. Zapotocny says, “It is trying to […]

Read More »

Winter storm shuts down I-80 in central Nebraska

kqnk-300x150-default

Heavy snow has combined with high winds to create hazardous driving conditions through nearly all of Nebraska, prompting the closing of I-80 in the heart of the state. The Nebraska State Patrol reports dangerous driving conditions throughout the state. The Nebraska Department of Roads has closed a portion of I-80, from Elm Creek to Utica. […]

Read More »

Winter storm belts Nebraska

kqnk-300x150-default

It might have come a bit later than expected, but a winter snow storm has hit Nebraska The intensity and the amount of snow falling depends on where you live. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for southwest, central, and northeast Nebraska. A winter storm warning is in effect for western Nebraska; […]

Read More »

Winter storm will hit some parts of Nebraska harder than others

kqnk-300x150-default

This winter storm could hit some areas of Nebraska much harder than others. State climatologist Ken Dewey with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says the strength of this storm is the key and he calls is a very powerful storm. “So this will be a system that’s typical of our March blizzards in Nebraska where the […]

Read More »

Nebraska State Patrol warns drivers to stay off roads during winter storm

kqnk-300x150-default

If you have to drive during the winter storm, the Nebraska State Patrol wants you to be prepared. Spokesperson Deb Collins says there will be extremely dangerous road conditions, so it’s best to stay off the roads. If you have to go out, she says to use main roads whenever possible and take your time. […]

Read More »

USDA to grant millions for wetlands mitigation banks

kqnk-300x150-default

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is announcing that $9-million is available for farmers in Nebraska and elsewhere to set up agriculture-only Wetlands Mitigation Banks. Vilsack says the mitigation banks that exist now give an advantage to big developers over individual farmers. “Several states have begun the process of establishing agriculture-only mitigation banks that are available […]

Read More »

Lawsuit against death penalty petition tossed

kqnk-300x150-default

A Nebraska judge has thrown out a lawsuit attempting to get the death penalty thrown off the November ballot. Lancaster County District Judge Lori Maret dismissed the lawsuit which claimed supporters of the initiative petition that placed capital punishment on the ballot failed to disclose Gov. Pete Ricketts as a sponsor. The governor and his […]

Read More »

Sen. Fischer writes VA Sec. McDonald about Lincoln VA campus

kqnk-300x150-default

United States Sen. Deb Fischer has written Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, asking him to resolve issues holding up the re-development of the Lincoln VA campus. Fischer says new federal regulations have stalled an already prolonged process. “The VA’s last-minute requirements and failure to engage with Nebraska developers has really put this project in jeopardy,” […]

Read More »

Husker women prepare for Penn State

kqnk-300x150-default

The Nebraska women’s basketball team will try to start a new winning streak at home against Penn State on Tuesday night. The Huskers had their six game winning streak stopped with a loss at Rutgers and will be looking for the season sweep against the Nittany Lions. Natalie Romeo had 32 points as Nebraska won […]

Read More »

Nebraskans preparing for major winter storm – blizzard

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraskans are urged to prepare for a powerful winter storm. Corey Mead is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Omaha and says it was already snowing in southwest and central Nebraska at 10 a.m. That system will continue to move to the northeast. Mead says, “The band of heaviest snow is expected to […]

Read More »

Man shot and killed after helping break up fight in Lincoln

kqnk-300x150-default

Lincoln police say a man who helped break up a fight between a man and a woman at an apartment complex was shot and killed when the man returned with a gun and started shooting Sunday morning. Dead is 25-year-old Joshua Hartwig. Assistant Police Chief Brian Jackson has told reporters the man and woman had […]

Read More »