Author Archives: Jane Monnich

A New Chief Executive Officer of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

A New Chief Executive Officer of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

A new leader is announced for the Health and Human Service Department. Governor Ricketts named Dannette Smith as the new DHHS chief executive officer. Governor Ricketts says that Dannette is the customer-oriented, results-driven leader that Nebraska needs for the the department. Smith has more than twenty-five years of executive leadership experience in large, complex organizations…Read more »

Text-to-911 Available In Area

Text-to-911 Available In Area

Text-to-911 service is now available for the Southeast Region. The Southeast Region 911 announces the availability of Text-to-911 service for the region that includes Lincoln. Region spokesmen say Text-to-911 is the next step in accessing emergency services as technology advances. Officials caution that Text-to-911 is not meant to take the place of calling 911 using…Read more »

LES Reminder To Be Prepared for Wintry Weather

LES Reminder To Be Prepared for Wintry Weather

With our current wintry mix comes a reminder from Lincoln Electric System. LES advises customers to locate their service panel and learn how to operate their main circuit breaker. LES also urges customers to prepare a winter emergency kit including items such as a blanket, disposable hand warmers, non-perishable food, a manual can opener, bottled…Read more »

Nebraskans Will Be Able To See Roads From Plow Driver’s Perspective

Nebraskans Will Be Able To See Roads From Plow Driver’s Perspective

Nebraskans will be able to view roadways from Nebraska Transportation plows actively working to remove snow. Transportation Department spokesmen say the Plow Tracker online works as a complement to the Nebraska 511 system, which informs travelers of road conditions throughout the State. They add that motorists will have access to additional information to help them…Read more »

Search Continues For Man, Motorcycle Last Seen On Lake Ice

Search Continues For Man, Motorcycle Last Seen On Lake Ice

STANTON, Neb. (AP) – Authorities are searching for a man and motorcycle last seen on the ice of a lake in northeast Nebraska. Dive teams were called in Monday to help search an area of open water spotted at Maskenthine Lake. He was last seen riding on Sunday afternoon. It wasn’t clear whether the open…Read more »

Southwest Airlines Plane Slides Off Icy Eppley Runway

A Southwest Airlines plane slid off the end of an icy runway at Eppley Airfield Friday afternoon closing Eppley for a time. The plane was enroute to Omaha from Las Vegas when it landed safely and then slid off the runway. There were no injuries. Eppley was closed for a time..delaying and cancelling a few…Read more »

A Lincoln Priest Is Cited For Procuring Alcohol For A Minor

A Lincoln Priest Is Cited For Procuring Alcohol For A Minor

A 57-year-old Catholic Priest has been cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor. Witnesses reported that Father Charles Townsend provided alcohol to a 19-year-old at a Lincoln residence last year. The 19-year old became intoxicated and was eventually driven home by Townsend. Police say that this citation is part of the collaborative investigation into the…Read more »

Ice on Roads Is A Problem In Nebraska

Ice on Roads Is A Problem In Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Freezing drizzle is slicking roads in much of Nebraska on Friday residents prepare for a second straight weekend of winter weather. The National Weather Service The National Weather Service says freezing drizzle Friday afternoon was creating a glaze of ice on streets and sidewalks ahead of the system that’s expected to…Read more »

Man Accused of Cutting Girlfriend With Sword

Man Accused of Cutting Girlfriend With Sword

A 33-year old Lincoln man is arrested after his 33-year old girlfriend reported he cut her with a sword in their home.  Police arrived to find a puddle of blood near the front door. The stabbing over her eye followed an argument between the two over the amount of swords Jeary Ramsay had in the…Read more »