Author Archives: Mark Vail

State Studying Tri-Cities Bus Service

State Studying Tri-Cities Bus Service

Nebraska is studying the possibility of a bus service linking Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney in south-central Nebraska. The Nebraska Transportation Department has planned public meetings in each city to review and discuss project needs, gaps and strategies. The study is part of Nebraska’s Mobility Management program, which seeks to coordinate and improve transportation options.…Read more »

Inmate Dies at DEC

Inmate Dies at DEC

55-year old inmate Donald Waldner died Wednesday,  September 11, 2019 at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). His sentence began on September 17, 1990. Waldner was serving a life sentence for two counts of first degree murder out of Colfax County. While the cause of death has not been determined, Waldner was being treated for…Read more »

UPDATE:  Missing Woman Found – LPD

UPDATE: Missing Woman Found – LPD

UPDATE:  Patricia M. Dean has been located.   28-year-old Patricia M. Dean was reported missing and Lincoln Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.  She was scheduled for a doctors appointment this morning because she is close to her pregnancy due date. She did not show up for the appointment and Patricia’s…Read more »

NE Attorney General Joins Multistate-Bipartisan Google Investigation

NE Attorney General Joins Multistate-Bipartisan Google Investigation

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced that Nebraska is joining 50 attorneys general in a multistate, bipartisan investigation of tech giant Google’s business practices in accordance with state and federal antitrust laws. The bipartisan coalition announced plans to investigate Google’s overarching control of online advertising markets and search traffic that may have led to anti-competitive…Read more »

Patriot Day Event in Lincoln Wednesday

Patriot Day Event in Lincoln Wednesday

The public is invited to the State Capitol Wednesday morning for the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony as part of the Patriot Day activities in Lincoln. Multiple law enforcement agencies and emergency response entities will be participating in the event. The event will be held on the North side of the Capitol building beginning at 8:45 am.…Read more »

StarTran Will Operate Big Red Express for UNL Football Games

StarTran Will Operate Big Red Express for UNL Football Games

In addition to its regular routes, Lincoln’s StarTran will provide its Big Red Express service on Husker game days starting two hours before kickoff from six locations: · The City Municipal Service Center (I-80 airport, exit 399), 949 W. Bond (take first right north of McDonald’s) · Southeast Community College, 88th and “O” streets, south…Read more »

Traffic Issue SB 34/I-180 to EB I-80

Traffic Issue SB 34/I-180 to EB I-80

A major traffic intersection is closed in NW Lincoln after a wind turbine base section trailer dropped off the shoulder while using the ramp to East Bound I-80.  The Nebraska State Patrol has closed the ramp to EB I-80. There is no indication of when the ramp will be reopened.Read more »

LIBA Names New Executive

LIBA Names New Executive

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) announced today that Robert “Bud” Synhorst has been named President and CEO of LIBA. Synhorst will start his new duties on October 7th. “Bud Synhorst’s extensive background in fundraising, association management and the political arena is a perfect fit for LIBA’s needs and serving our membership,” said Lincoln Zehr, LIBA’s Board Chairman.…Read more »

Excessive Heat Warning Extended Until 9pm

Excessive Heat Warning Extended Until 9pm

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING… The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect until 9 PM CDT this evening. * HEAT INDEX VALUES…109 to 117 in urban areas, and 105 to 112 in rural areas. The hottest conditions are expected between 4 and…Read more »