Author Archives: Jane Monnich

Lincoln Woman Shot In The Chest

Lincoln Woman Shot In The Chest

Lincoln Police are looking for the man who shot a Lincoln woman Wednesday morning in the chest. Sgt. Angela Sands tells KLIN News that the woman said that she was shot by a man who entered her home at 17th and B Street around 11 am. Sgt. sands says that this is not believed to…Read more »

Thieves Target Apartment Buildings Drop Boxes

Thieves Target Apartment Buildings Drop Boxes

Four different apartment complexes in northeast Lincoln were targeted by thieves over the weekend by thieves stealing checks and money orders from drop boxes. Police say a man and woman used a string or wire to fish an unknown number of checks and money orders from the drop boxes used for rent payments early Saturday…Read more »

Mayor Signs Amended Gun Safety Ordinance

Mayor Signs Amended Gun Safety Ordinance

It isn’t exactly what she wanted…but Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird signed a weakened gun safety ordinance passed by the city council.  Mayor Gaylor Baird says that while she supported the original version of this ordinance, after careful deliberation she decided to sign the amended version as an incremental step forward. The new ordinance now requires…Read more »

Voter ID Proposal Expected Next Legislative Session

Voter ID Proposal Expected Next Legislative Session

A voter identification proposal is expected this next legislative session. Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen tells KLIN News the security of our elections is critically important. He adds that they estimate around 98 percent of Nebraska voters already have the necessary identification. Evnen says he expects to work with the legislature next session on…Read more »

Three Lincoln Students Are Approached By Man In White Van

Three Lincoln Students Are Approached By Man In White Van

A close call for three young children walking near Lakeview Elementary School Monday afternoon. Sgt. Angela Sands tells KLIN News that when they were approached by a man asking them to get into his white van, they instead ran back to school “a safe place” and told authorities what happened.  Police were called and continue…Read more »

Governor and First Lady Launch Social-Media Storytelling Initiative

Governor and First Lady Launch Social-Media Storytelling Initiative

Nebraska is seeing more people move into the state then move out. Governor Ricketts says at a news conference that reversal over the last ten years is good news for the state’s well-being. At Monday’s news conference…..Governor Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore launched the new video “Nebraska: It Happens Here”…showcasing the success of pioneering…Read more »

Manufacturing Is Credited For Nebraska’s Economic Growth

Manufacturing Is Credited For Nebraska’s Economic Growth

Manufacturing is making a rebound all across the country…and Nebraska Chamber of Commerce President Bryan Slone tells KLIN News that is especially so here in Nebraska. Slone says that Nebraska had pretty good growth in Domestic Product last year, placing the state 24th in the nation. Slone says that agriculture has slowed a little bit…Read more »

Opponent Says Lincoln’s New Gun Ordinance Doesn’t Do Enough

Opponent Says Lincoln’s New Gun Ordinance Doesn’t Do Enough

Lincoln’s new gun safety ordinance comes under criticism from Nebraskans Against Gun Violence’s Executive Director. Melody Vaccaro tells KLIN News that it is “taking a step backward.”  She claims that the approved ordinance is far less effective then Roy Christensen’s original proposal requiring that guns be in locked containers inside vehicles.  Vaccaro says now guns…Read more »

United Way Distributes Thousands of Books

United Way Distributes Thousands of Books

United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County is selected to receive nearly 4,000 books to be distributed. Unite Way President Linda Robinson Rutz says this is one example of United Way’s commitment to supporting literacy for all children in our community. Students who are at or above grade level at the end of third grade…Read more »

Political Beliefs Are Stable Over Lifetime

Contrary to folk wisdom, new University of Nebraska Lincoln research suggests political beliefs tend to stay stable over time. UNL Political Science Chair Kevin Smith tells KLIN News that they found that three-quarters of those studied remained stable over time.  Of those 25 percent who changed…most moved in a conservative direction, demonstrating that if movement…Read more »