Bacon Releases 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Statement

Bacon Releases 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Statement

Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) released a statement for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which will be celebrated on Monday, January 17, 2022: “A true American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. showed tremendous courage to help our country grow and ensure all Americans are treated equally and given the same opportunities to enjoy our God-given…
Republican state senator to challenge Fortenberry in primary

Republican state senator to challenge Fortenberry in primary

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Republican state senator and former speaker of the Legislature is challenging Congressman Jeff Fortenberry who is facing federal charges as he runs for re-election. State Sen. Mike Flood of Norfolk announced Sunday that he will challenge Fortenberry in the state's First Congressional District. Flood will…
Man who pled guilty to setting fatal fire dies at hospital

Man who pled guilty to setting fatal fire dies at hospital

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 68-year-old man died at an Omaha hospital Friday just over a week after he pled guilty to starting the fire that led to his wife’s death. Douglas County jail officials said Carl Bohm of Omaha had been hospitalized since Jan. 6 — one day after…
1 dead, 2 critically hurt after crash with semi-truck

1 dead, 2 critically hurt after crash with semi-truck

PALMYRA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead and two others are in critical condition following a head-on crash between a semi-truck and an SUV. Deputies from the Otoe County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the Nebraska State Patrol responded to the crash between a westbound semi and…
Colorado to ‘aggressively assert’ water rights with Nebraska

Colorado to ‘aggressively assert’ water rights with Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Colorado has warned it will "protect and aggressively assert" its water rights after Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced a plan to spend $500 million on a canal and reservoir project that includes claiming access to land in Colorado under a 99-year-old compact between the states. Colorado…
Nebraska tax collections beat expectations in December

Nebraska tax collections beat expectations in December

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska state government collected more tax revenue than expected in December. The Nebraska Department of Revenue reports state tax receipts of $510 million, which is 7.4% higher than the forecast of $475 million. The department says net individual income, corporate income and sales and use taxes…
Nebraska men sentenced for company’s safety violations

Nebraska men sentenced for company’s safety violations

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Two owners of a Nebraska railcar cleaning company who had two workers die in an explosion have been sentenced to federal prison and fined. Steven Michael Braithwaite and Adam Thomas Braithwaite, owners of Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services, were sentenced Friday for willful violations of worker safety…
Nebraska Tax Collections Beat Expectations in December

Nebraska Tax Collections Beat Expectations in December

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state government collected more tax revenue than expected in December, according to a report released Friday. The Nebraska Department of Revenue reported state tax receipts of $510 million, which is 7.4% higher than the forecast of $475 million. The department said net individual income, corporate…
Nebraskans are invited to become “Dear Strangers” through letters

Nebraskans are invited to become “Dear Strangers” through letters

Humanities Nebraska (HN) has announced another round of its letter-exchange program,“Dear Stranger.” Originally conceived by Oregon Humanities, “Dear Stranger” connectspeople from all over the state by inviting Nebraskans to write a letter to someone they’venever met. “Winter is a wonderful time to connect with another Nebraskan by writing a letter,”…
Gov. Ricketts Announces New Directed Health Measure

Gov. Ricketts Announces New Directed Health Measure

LINCOLN – On Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued a new Directed Health Measure (DHM). The DHM suspends Class C, D, and E inpatient and outpatient surgeries (pre-scheduled, non-emergency medical surgeries) at The Nebraska Medical Center (NMC) in Omaha after the hospital…