Author Archives: Jane Monnich

Chief Standing Bear Statue Dedicated In The U.S. Capitol

Chief Standing Bear Statue Dedicated In The U.S. Capitol

Nebraska members of the Ponca Tribe joined House and Senate Leadership at a dedication ceremony for Nebraska’s statue of Chief Standing Bear in the U.S. Capitol. Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says, “The statue will inspire millions of people who visit the National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol every year to learn about his…Read more »

Additional Contraband Seized In Multi-Agency Prison Search

Additional Contraband Seized In Multi-Agency Prison Search

More contraband is confiscated in a day-long highly coordinated multi-agency search of the Nebraska State Penn here in Lincoln. Nebraska Corrections Director Scott Frakes says this was a first-of-its kind operation for Nebraska’s prison system. It has been kept under wraps for weeks. The latest sweep of the penitentiary yielded drugs and some homemade weapons.…Read more »

Statewide Alliance Supports Complete, Accurate 2020 Census Count

Statewide Alliance Supports Complete, Accurate 2020 Census Count

A newly formed statewide alliance aims to ensure that every person living in Nebraska is counted during the 2020 census. Nebraska Counts Deputy Director Angie Remington tells KLIN News that not counting everyone will cost the state money. Remington says that an accurate census count is critical to securing federal funding for our large and…Read more »

Nebraska Appleseed Voices Concerns Over Federal Rule Changes At Pork Processing Plants

Nebraska Appleseed Voices Concerns Over Federal Rule Changes At Pork Processing Plants

Nebraska Appleseed says that new federal rule changes at pork processing plants put Nebraska workers and consumers at risk. The U.S. Agriculture Department finalized a new pork rule that reduces the number of federal food safety inspectors in hog slaughter plants by 40 percent and allows companies to inspect their own product. Nebraska Appleseed’s Immigrants…Read more »

Omaha Councilman Pleads Guilty To Not Filing Tax Returns

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An Omaha city councilman has pleaded guilty to charges that he didn’t file federal income tax returns for 2012, 2013 or 2014. Vinny Palermo entered the pleas Monday and is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 9. His lawyer, James Martin Davis, says Palermo has since paid what he owed and did…Read more »

UNL Engineering College Receives Major Gift

UNL Engineering College Receives Major Gift

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A major building project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Engineering is getting a $20 million boost from one of North America’s largest construction and engineering companies. University officials announced a donation Monday of $20 million from Pete Kiewit Sons’, Inc. The contribution will help pay for a planned $85…Read more »

A Human Trafficking Sting Operation Results In Arrests

A Human Trafficking Sting Operation Results In Arrests

A human trafficking sting operation in Lincoln involving multiple agencies results in several arrests. Officer Angela Sands says that those paying for sex are violating the law …and she adds it is not a victimless crime. A number of women are coerced into prostitution. Six men were arrested, two for enticement by electronic communication. They…Read more »

Companies Are Making It Harder For Kids To Rent Their Scooters

Companies Are Making It Harder For Kids To Rent Their Scooters

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Two companies are making it harder for kids to rent their electric scooters in Omaha. Spin and Lime officials say they’re requiring people to use driver’s licenses to verify their ages before renting the battery-powered scooters. The change comes after a 9-year-old boy was seriously injured Tuesday when the scooter he…Read more »

Nebraska Homeowners Get Bigger Property Tax Credit

Nebraska Homeowners Get Bigger Property Tax Credit

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska homeowners and farmers will get a slightly bigger tax credit this year to reduce what they would otherwise have to pay on their property tax bills. The Nebraska Department of Revenue announced Thursday that homeowners will get a credit of $104.15 for every $100,000 in taxable value, an increase of…Read more »