Missing inmate back in custody

Missing inmate back in custody

Courtesy/Nebraska Department of Correctional Services -- George Piper Lincoln, Neb. -- An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center in Lincoln is back in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. George Piper, 54, turned himself in Tuesday and was transported to the Reception and Treatment…
Nebraska LEAD 40 Travels to Costa Rica, Colombia, and Poland 

Nebraska LEAD 40 Travels to Costa Rica, Colombia, and Poland 

Lincoln, Neb. Feb. 8, 2023 —When most people go to the grocery store and look at the meat counter, it all looks the same. However, after being on the meats judging team here at UNL I have found out that there is a lot that goes into picking out the…
Multi-County pursuit on I-80 leads to arrest Monday

Multi-County pursuit on I-80 leads to arrest Monday

FEBRUARY 7, 2023 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a Wisconsin man following a pursuit that started in Dawson County on Interstate 80 Monday. At approximately 9:30 a.m. Monday, a trooper observed an eastbound Honda Civic speeding on I-80 near Lexington, at mile marker 232. The…
Governor Pillen Declares February ‘Nebraska Mentoring Month’, Unveils New Initiative

Governor Pillen Declares February ‘Nebraska Mentoring Month’, Unveils New Initiative

LINCOLN, NE – On Monday, Governor Jim Pillen was joined by Coach Tom Osborne, state lawmakers, and representatives from mentoring programs across the state to declare February "Nebraska Mentoring Month" and unveil a new major mentoring initiative. Governor Pillen announced he has included an annual $5 million competitive grant program within his…
Nebraska Business Hall of Fame Scholarship Recipients Announced

Nebraska Business Hall of Fame Scholarship Recipients Announced

LINCOLN, Nebraska — The NE Chamber recently announced the recipients of six, $2,000 scholarships named for past Nebraska Business Hall of Fame honorees. 2023 scholarship winners include: Jerry Brito-Mendoza of Omaha, from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, awarded the Moe Beardmore Scholarship; Ryann Haburchak of Ewing, from the University of Nebraska at…
RTC staff member injured in assault

RTC staff member injured in assault

Lincoln, Neb. -- A staff member at the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC) in Lincoln has a broken nose after being punched by an inmate Saturday while he was escorting the inmate from a holding cell to the bathroom and back again. A media release from the Nebraska Department of…
Carter names UNL chancellor search advisory committee

Carter names UNL chancellor search advisory committee

University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter announced today that he has appointed a 16-member committee of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to help guide the search for the next chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The search committee will be chaired by Tiffany Heng-Moss, dean of UNL’s…
NDEE to Provide Rebates for Replacing Diesel Irrigation Engines

NDEE to Provide Rebates for Replacing Diesel Irrigation Engines

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) Director Jim Macyannounced on February 3, 2023, that the 2022 Nebraska Clean Diesel Program is awardingapproximately $325,000 in rebates to seventeen farmers across the state to aid in the replacement ofdiesel irrigation engines with electric motors. The diesel engines being…