Author Archives: Jane Monnich

Nebraska’s Agriculture Economy Is Still Struggling

Nebraska’s Agriculture Economy Is Still Struggling

Positive economic growth is indicated for the ten state rural region in the latest Creighton University Rural Mainstreet survey. While his latest survey shows more positive news for the overall region….study author Creighton Economist Ernie Goss tells KLIN News that Nebraska’s rural economy isn’t faring quite as well. Goss adds that almost nine of ten…Read more »

Police Stop Scam Just In Time

Police Stop Scam Just In Time

Lincoln Police were able to stop a 58-year old Lincoln woman from turning over $2,000 to scammers, who claimed on the phone that they had kidnapped her daughter in Hawaii and stabbed her in her hand. They demanded she send them gift cards from CVS but police were notified. They reached her daughter in Hawaii,…Read more »

A Huge Drug Bust On I-80 Outside Of Lincoln

A Huge Drug Bust On I-80 Outside Of Lincoln

A Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy makes a huge drug bust during a traffic stop on I-80 west of Lincoln. Sheriff Terry Wagner says the deputy found 22 pounds of meth hidden in an altered area inside the car where the windshield wipers would normally be attached. Sheriff Wagner says its one of the bigger meth…Read more »

Officials Urge Caution During Heat Watch

Officials Urge Caution During Heat Watch

Local officials are urging caution during the heat watch issued for Lincoln starting Wednesday afternoon. officials warn that the heat and high humidity predicted through Friday create a dangerous situation that can cause heat illnesses. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90’s each day and heat index values are expected to peak from 100…Read more »

A Nebraska Woman Is Fined For Climbing Mt Rushmore

A Nebraska Woman Is Fined For Climbing Mt Rushmore

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Nebraska woman has been fined $1,000 for climbing the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Authorities say Alexandria Incontro scaled the massive granite sculpture Friday with bare feet and no rope, making it to about 15 feet (4.5 meters) from the top. The Rapid City Journal says Incontro…Read more »

Fireworks Damage Lincoln Woman’s Car

Fireworks Damage Lincoln Woman’s Car

A 54 year old Lincoln woman reports being awakened Sunday morning in her home near 63rd and Morrill by a loud explosion outside. Police determined that fireworks were lit on her her vehicle causing $1,000 damage. The three suspected teenagers were later arrested by police in possession of fireworks and over $22,000 in items stolen…Read more »

State Tax Revenue Is Up

State Tax Revenue Is Up

Nebraska state government collected more tax revenue than forecasted during the fiscal year that ended last month. The state revenue department reports tax receipts are almost four percent above the official forecast. The department says net individual and corporate income taxes were higher than expected, as were net sales-and-use and miscellaneous taxes. The projections were…Read more »

State Revenue Tax Collections Are Up

State Revenue Tax Collections Are Up

Nebraska state government collected more tax revenue than forecasted during the fiscal year that ended last month. The state revenue department reports tax receipts are almost four percent above the official forecast. The department says net individual and corporate income taxes were higher than expected, as were net sales-and-use and miscellaneous taxes. The projections were…Read more »