Two vehicle accident near Overton

Two vehicle accident near Overton

Overton, Neb. -- A slowdown in eastbound traffic on Interstate 80 has been reported as a result of a two-vehicle accident with possible injuries that occurred just east of the Overton I-80 Interchange around MM 248. One of the vehicles is a semi. Traffic is being diverted to Highway 30.…
Quinn motion for new trial overruled

Quinn motion for new trial overruled

    Shortly after a Furnas County District Court jury found 57-year-old William J. “Billy” Quinn guilty of 13 felony counts last month in connection with an ongoing child sex trafficking investigation in Furnas County, his attorney filed a motion for a new trial.   On Monday, District Judge David Urbom overruled…
Omaha man accused of pandemic business loan fraud

Omaha man accused of pandemic business loan fraud

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been indicted on a federal charge of bank fraud after prosecutors say he lied to get a loan through a federal program meant to help businesses struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The indictment against Yah says he was director…
Neb. Senators issue statements on passing of Senator Mike Enzi

Neb. Senators issue statements on passing of Senator Mike Enzi

Courtesy/enwikipedia.org -- Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse released statements today after learning that their former colleague, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, who served the state of Wyoming from 1997 to 2021, passed away. Sen. Fischer: “Bruce and I mourn the loss…
Two suspects arraigned in drive-by shooting death

Two suspects arraigned in drive-by shooting death

    Two 19-year-old suspects in the drive-by shooting death of a Lexington man appeared in Dawson County Court Tuesday morning.  Adalberto Saenz-Gonzalez and Francisco Hernandez-Corona were each arraigned on charges of First Degree Murder, which carries a penalty of life in prison.   Dawson County Attorney Elizabeth Waterman said she would…
Two suspects arrested in drive-by shooting death

Two suspects arrested in drive-by shooting death

Both charged with First Degree Murder The Lexington Police Department obtained arrest warrants Monday for two suspects in connection with the July 6th drive-by shooting death of Marcus Keyser in Lexington. Lexington Police Chief Tracy Wolf says Adalberto Saenz-Gonzalez, Jr, 19, was arrested around 4:00pm Monday at a residence located…
Scams targeting electric customers across the state

Scams targeting electric customers across the state

Columbus, Neb. – Scam activity has seen a sharp increase over the weekend and into the start of the week, as scammers posing as Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) attempt to steal money from unsuspecting victims. NPPD's Nicole Brumbaugh says one of the tactics used by scammers is to contact…
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…