Gov. Ricketts, Faith Leaders Celebrate Religious Freedom Week in Nebraska

Gov. Ricketts, Faith Leaders Celebrate Religious Freedom Week in Nebraska

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed “Religious Freedom Week” in Nebraska at a ceremony at the State Capitol.  Together with Christian, Hindu, and Jewish religious leaders, the Governor highlighted the right to religious freedom and the social benefits that come from the free exercise of religion. “Religious freedom is the first freedom…
Nebraska Auctioneer named 2022 World Automobile Auctioneer Champion

Nebraska Auctioneer named 2022 World Automobile Auctioneer Champion

June 17th will not be a day that Matt Moravec of David City, Nebraska will not soon forget. That is where a decade plus hard work paid off with Moravec being named the 2022 World Champion Automobile Auctioneer Champion in Des Moines, IA. Moravec also won the World Auto Auction…
Flood wins special election to Nebraska’s 1st District House seat

Flood wins special election to Nebraska’s 1st District House seat

Courtesy/Chad Moyer, KTIC Radio -- Photo 1 -- Sen. Mike Flood reactingto victory in a special election for the state's 1st District seat in the House of Representatives -- 6-28-22 Norfolk, Neb. -- State Sen. Mike Flood of Norfolk on Tuesday won a special election to replace former U.S. Rep.…
Becton, Dickinson and Company agrees to pay  $499K to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at Nebraska subsidiaries in Columbus, Holdrege

Becton, Dickinson and Company agrees to pay $499K to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at Nebraska subsidiaries in Columbus, Holdrege

US Department of Labor’s investigation finds facilities failed to hire qualified women COLUMBUS, NE – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with Becton, Dickinson and Company to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at the medical technology manufacturer’s three subsidiaries in Columbus and Holdrege. In the agreement, the…
NEworks website currently unavailable due to outage

NEworks website currently unavailable due to outage

Lincoln, Neb. -- The NEworks.nebraska.gov website is currently unavailable as the result of a national outage involving NDOL’s web vendor: Geographic Solutions, Inc (GSI). GSI discovered a cyberattack that required its state labor exchange and unemployment claims systems to be taken offline. GSI is working around the clock to restore access to…
NSP Makes Arrest for Child Enticement in Grand Island

NSP Makes Arrest for Child Enticement in Grand Island

Courtesy/Hall County Corrections -- Hector Tercero Grand Island, Neb. -- June 28, 2022 -- Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Roca man following an investigation into child enticement. On Monday, investigators arrested Hector Tercero, 22, of Roca. Tercero had used social media to arrange a meeting for…
Former U.S. Rep. Fortenberry sentenced to probation and fine

Former U.S. Rep. Fortenberry sentenced to probation and fine

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Former Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was sentenced to two years of probation, a $25,000 fine and community service for lying to federal authorities about $30,000 in illegal campaign contributions. Tuesday's sentence came as voters in his district were deciding on his replacement in…
<strong>Inmate missing from community correctional facility</strong>

Inmate missing from community correctional facility

June 27, 2022 (Omaha, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O). Semaj Ross walked out of the facility overnight, activating an alarm at a fire exit. Shortly thereafter, he removed the electronic monitoring device he was wearing. It was recovered by…
Consumers Paying more for Independence Day Cookout

Consumers Paying more for Independence Day Cookout

U.S. consumers will pay $69.68 for their favorite Independence Day cookout foods, based on a new American Farm Bureau Federation marketbasket survey. The average cost of a summer cookout for ten people breaks down to less than $7 per person. The overall cost for the cookout is up 17 percent…