Author Archives: Jane Monnich

Abortion-rights supporters to rally at Nebraska Capitol

Abortion-rights supporters to rally at Nebraska Capitol

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights are set to rally at the Nebraska Capitol as part of a national campaign responding to states that have passed new abortion restrictions. The free public event is set for noon Tuesday at the Nebraska Capitol and will include representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union of…Read more »

Nebraska Remain Behind In Planting Season’s Crops

Nebraska Remain Behind In Planting Season’s Crops

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Good weather enabled Nebraska farmers to make progress in planting crops last week, but they remain behind historic averages. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that for the week ending Sunday, there were five days suitable for field works. Thanks to the better weather, farmers managed to raise the amount of…Read more »

Lincoln’s 52nd Mayor Is To Be Sworn In

Lincoln’s 52nd Mayor Is To Be Sworn In

Lincoln will have a new mayor this week.. Lincoln City Councilwoman and Mayor-Elect Leirion Gaylor Baird is sworn in as Lincoln’s 52nd Mayor Monday night.. Four city council members are also sworn in -James Michael Bowers, Richard Meginnis, Tammy Ward and incumbent Jane Raybould. The new city council will choose a replacement for Gaylor Baird’s…Read more »

Arrests Made In A Human Trafficking Sting Operation In Lincoln

Arrests Made In A Human Trafficking Sting Operation In Lincoln

Eight people were arrested in a multi agency prostitution, human-trafficking sting operation in Lincoln over the weekend. Three of the arrests were men for charges including: soliciting a prostitute, pandering and electronic child enticement. Investigators are working to identify potential victims among the women contacted during the detail Officer Angela Sands says the sting operation…Read more »

Japan Eliminating Restrictions On U.S. Beef

Japan Eliminating Restrictions On U.S. Beef

Good news for Nebraska farmers…..with word from the U.S. Ag Department that Japan is lifting age restrictions on U.S. beef. Senate Ag Committee member Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer applauds the move saying it will increase opportunities for Nebraska beef. Japan had originally  banned U.S. beef because of concerns of mad cow disease.Read more »

Nebraska Bill that Cracks Down on Human Traffickers Advances

Nebraska Bill that Cracks Down on Human Traffickers Advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Traffickers who sell women and children for sex in Nebraska could have their phones tapped by law enforcement and face prosecution years or even decades after their crimes under a bill advanced by lawmakers. Lawmakers gave the measure first-round approval Thursday on a 45-0 vote. The bill would extend the statute…Read more »

Nebraska Bill Outlawing “Revenge Porn” Wins Initial Approval

Nebraska Bill Outlawing “Revenge Porn” Wins Initial Approval

N LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – People who post pornographic images of others without their permission or use the images for blackmail could face new criminal charges in Nebraska under a bill advanced by lawmakers. Lawmakers gave the bill first-round approval Thursday on a 36-0 vote. Nebraska is one of seven states that have not passed…Read more »

A Man Is Found Shot to Death at 27th and Holdrege Intersection

A Man Is Found Shot to Death at 27th and Holdrege Intersection

Lincoln Police are investigating the death of a Lincoln man as a homicide. Officer Luke Bonkiewicz says they received multiple calls Thursday morning of an adult man lying near the intersection of 27th and Holdrege. Bonkiewicz says police discovered the man suffered a fatal gun shot wound. Bonkiewicz says investigators have been conducting interviews and…Read more »

Burger King Employee Arrested For Assault

Burger King Employee Arrested For Assault

An argument between a Burger King employee and a drive-thru customer escalates to the arrest of the employee for assault. Police say 45-year old Burger King employee Timothy Suggs walked outside to confront the 18-year old drive thru customer, who was yelling that the Burger King female employee at the window taking their order was…Read more »