Quinn attorneys respond to Sen. Sasse’s letter

Quinn attorneys respond to Sen. Sasse’s letter

    U.S. Senate Judiciary member Ben Sasse is asking the federal Department of Justice to assist in the prosecution of the Furnas County child sex trafficking investigation, even as a jury trial is underway against the main principle in the case.    In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Sen.…
Sasse Presses DOJ on Nebraska Sex Trafficking Case

Sasse Presses DOJ on Nebraska Sex Trafficking Case

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urged the Department of Justice to assist Nebraska in the prosecution of an interstate child sex trafficking case. Sasse asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to review federal law and let the Senate Judiciary Committee know if…
Sex Trafficking Trial in Furnas County Continues

Sex Trafficking Trial in Furnas County Continues

Beaver City, NE - Testimony for the prosecution continued Monday in the Furnas County human trafficking jury trial of Billy Quinn. NSP Investigator Jeff Van Stelton testified about his role in initial searches of Quinn's residence and business in Oxford in January of 2020. He photographed and assisted in the…
Woman, 78, in shot in Lincoln; husband arrested

Woman, 78, in shot in Lincoln; husband arrested

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 78-year-old Lincoln woman is in critical condition after being shot in the head, and police say her husband is the suspect. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the shooting happened Sunday morning. The couple’s son, who also lives at the home, was awakened by a…
Lt. Gov. Foley, Sen. Williams Attend Trust Fund Ribbon-Cutting in Broken Bow

Lt. Gov. Foley, Sen. Williams Attend Trust Fund Ribbon-Cutting in Broken Bow

Broken Bow, Neb. -- Lt. Governor Mike Foley and Senator Matt Williams on Friday, June 11, joined local leaders, economic developers and residents in Broken Bow to cut the ribbon on two newly-built single-family homes supported in part by a $500,000 grant from the Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF).…
Investigators and sexual assault nurse testified on Friday

Investigators and sexual assault nurse testified on Friday

    Furnas County Sheriff's Sgt. Alex Huntley testified for a good part of Friday in the Furnas County jury trial of Billy Quinn of Oxford.   Quinn is charged with 14 counts of sexual assault, sex trafficking and visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct.   On his initial interview with the…
Cowboys, cowgirls claim gold at 2021 Buffalo Bill Rodeo

Cowboys, cowgirls claim gold at 2021 Buffalo Bill Rodeo

Crowning Champs North Platte, Neb. (June 19, 2021) – The steer wrestling champion of the 2021 Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte never even planned on rodeoing this year. Chance Howard, Cedarville, Arkansas, had a time of 3.4 seconds during the first day of slack, June 16, to best the…
1 killed in chain-reaction crash on I-80 in eastern Nebraska

1 killed in chain-reaction crash on I-80 in eastern Nebraska

ASHLAND, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say one motorcyclist died in a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska that shut down a stretch of the thoroughfare for hours. The Nebraska State Patrol says the crash happened around 6:40 a.m. Thursday near Ashland when a westbound semitrailer tried to pass…
Nebraska State Patrol Graduates 64th Recruit Class

Nebraska State Patrol Graduates 64th Recruit Class

JUNE 18, 2020 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has sworn in a new class of troopers ready to begin their career serving Nebraska. The members of NSP’s 64th Basic Recruit Class received their badges and took the oath of office Friday during a ceremony at the State Capitol.…