Author Archives: William Padmore

9-year-old Nebraska Boy Has Penchant For Stealing Cars

9-year-old Nebraska Boy Has Penchant For Stealing Cars

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Police in the Nebraska town of Grand Island are growing frustrated by 9-year-old boy who they say has a penchant for stealing cars. Reports say the boy was briefly detained Sunday after a car was reported stolen. Officers soon spotted the car and tried to pull it over, but it…Read more »

Storm Runoff Menaces Nebraska Communities

Storm Runoff Menaces Nebraska Communities

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) – Runoff from heavy rains in south-central Nebraska is moving down several rivers, posing new flood threats. Warnings were issued after up to 9 inches (23 centimeters) of rain fell in some spots during storms that struck Buffalo, Dawson, Frontier, Gosper, Kearney and Phelps counties overnight Monday. Floodwater entered several communities, including…Read more »

Ricketss Announces Tour of Nebraska Businesses After Winning National Economic Development Award

Ricketss Announces Tour of Nebraska Businesses After Winning National Economic Development Award

Ricketts will kick off the tour Tuesday with a visit to NelNet in Lincoln. Ricketts announced in June that Nebraska had won the 2018 Governor’s Cup from Site Selection magazine for the most economic development projects per capita for the third consecutive year. The 65-year-old Atlanta-based magazine has awarded the Governor’s Cup annually since 1998,…Read more »

Lawmakers Confident Nebraska Will OK New Business Incentives

Lawmakers Confident Nebraska Will OK New Business Incentives

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers who want to update the state’s largest tax incentive program for businesses are getting ready to try again and say they’re confident the measure will pass in 2020. Business groups suffered a rare and surprising defeat in May when lawmakers rejected the “ImagiNE Nebraska Act.” Several rural lawmakers helped…Read more »

Homicide Suspects Arrested In Fairbury After Short Standoff

Homicide Suspects Arrested In Fairbury After Short Standoff

Two people suspected of homicide have been arrested after a short stand-off with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Fairbury. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office official Facebook page, law enforcement was notified yesterday afternoon that the two suspects, 21-year-old Caitlyn Grable and 25-year-old Jerry Gilbert both of Odessa, TX. had taken shelter at…Read more »

Nebraska County Roads Still Struggling Months After Floods

Nebraska County Roads Still Struggling Months After Floods

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Transportation problems persist on Nebraska county roads following massive floods this spring, officials said. Interstates and state roads have been cleared for use. But traffic issues continue to plague damaged bridges and unending repairs still obstruct traffic outside major metropolitan areas, the Omaha World-Herald reported . Heavy rain is to blame for the…Read more »