UPDATE: Stolen Puppy in Lincoln Home Burglary Returned

  The puppy stolen from a home on the 2500 block of South 10th St. has been returned to its owners. Channel 8 reports the 10-week old Pit-Bull puppy, Simba was returned after the family posted photos of the dog on social media after news of the break-in spread. A woman had reported to the…read more »


Closings and Cancellations – January 22

School Closings Business Closings Academic Advantage Development Center – Closed Aging Partners – Closed Catholic Social Services (Lincoln) – Closed at Noon Monday Center for People in Need – Closed Christ Lutheran Church – Closed Ernie’s in Ceresco – Closing at 4 p.m. FoodNet, Inc. – Closed Good Neighbor Community Center (Lincoln) – Closed Lincoln…read more »


Nebraska Notifies 2nd Death-Row Inmate of Drugs To Be Used

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska’s corrections department has notified a second death-row inmate of the drugs it intends to use for his execution. The Department of Correctional Services sent the letter Friday to Carey Dean Moore, who has been on death row since 1980 for fatally shooting two Omaha taxicab drivers. No execution date has…read more »


Grand Jury Indicts Missouri Man For Stopping Amtrak Train

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A grand jury has indicted a Missouri man on charges related to the stopping of an Amtrak train in Nebraska. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Omaha says the grand jury Wednesday indicted 25-year-old Taylor Michael Wilson, of St. Charles, Missouri, on two counts. He was indicted on a charge of attempting…read more »


Governor Wants to Avoid Windfall from Federal Tax Law

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Gov. Pete Ricketts is looking to avoid an estimated $220 million state revenue windfall that will take place if Nebraska doesn’t adjust its tax system to account for the new federal tax law. The Department of Revenue unveiled its recommendations Thursday to account for the myriad federal tax changes. Tax Commissioner…read more »


Feds Indict Man Accused of Stealing From Lincoln Employer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Federal authorities have indicted a Crete man already charged with stealing more than $1.1 million from his former employer in Lincoln. The wire fraud indictment announced Thursday involves Mark Ackerman, who was office manager for Vertical Horizons Contracting Inc. in Lincoln. Federal prosecutors say Ackerman used accounts designated for reimbursement fees…read more »