North Platte Man Sentenced for Possession of a Fraudulent Passport

North Platte Man Sentenced for Possession of a Fraudulent Passport

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Jesse Chase Swartz, 31, of North Platte, Nebraska, was sentenced Friday in Lincoln by United States District Court Judge John Gerrard for possession of a fraudulent passport.  Swartz was sentenced to 15 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release.  There…
47 Nebraska school districts object to sex ed standards

47 Nebraska school districts object to sex ed standards

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nearly 50 Nebraska school boards have objected to proposed state health education standards that include lessons for young children on gender identity and gender expression. State Sen. Joni Albrecht said 47 school boards across the state have either adopted resolutions or sent letters opposing the first…
Shooting death in Hastings under investigation

Shooting death in Hastings under investigation

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) - Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Hastings. Police the shooting was reported shortly before 10 p.m. Friday. When officers arrived at the home on South Pine Avenue, they found a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound dead inside. The victim was identified as Santinorey Adalberto…
NSP Renews Request for Information Regarding Missing Woman

NSP Renews Request for Information Regarding Missing Woman

(LINCOLN, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is renewing its request for information related to the disappearance of a Jefferson County woman last month. Investigators have been actively investigating the disappearance of Linda Dillard, 55, who was last seen on June 16 in the rural Table Rock area. The investigation remains…
Gov. Ricketts Declares State Disaster for Areas Affected by July 9-10 Windstorms

Gov. Ricketts Declares State Disaster for Areas Affected by July 9-10 Windstorms

Lincoln -- Governor Pete Ricketts issued a disaster declaration in response to the severe windstorms that struck Nebraska on July 9-10, 2021, knocking out electricity and causing extensive damages.  The declaration allows for use of the Governor’s Emergency Fund in response to damage that occurred as a result of storms…
Chadron suspect charged in death

Chadron suspect charged in death

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been charged in the death of a 72-year-old man in Chadron. Dawes County Attorney Vance Haug says 20-year-old Ian Little Moon, also known as Sage Little Moon, is charged with first-degree murder and felony use of a deadly weapon in the…
Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary

Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change. Some environmental groups remain skeptical. The pipelines would stretch from North Dakota to Illinois, potentially transforming the Corn…
Nebraska lobby thrives in 2020, despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Nebraska lobby thrives in 2020, despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Lincoln, Neb. -- More than $18 million was invested in lobbying efforts in 2020 in Nebraska according to a new Common Cause Nebraska report. By comparison, in 2000, just over $3 million was spent lobbying. Jack Gould, issues chairman for the group, is worried about the amount of influence lobbyists…
Governor’s office grants credentials to Omaha outlet

Governor’s office grants credentials to Omaha outlet

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska governor's office has approved credentials for an online, Omaha-based news outlet that had been denied access to the governor's news conferences. The Omaha World-Herald reports that NOISE Omaha was approved Wednesday to cover the official briefings with the governor. A NOISE Omaha reporter had…
DHHS Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus

DHHS Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus

Lincoln – The first human case of West Nile virus for the 2021 season has been found in the Elkhorn-Logan Valley Health Department area (Burt, Cuming, Madison, and Stanton Counties). The person who tested positive was not hospitalized, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). West Nile…