KLIN News

Large Amount of Fentanyl Seized At Omaha Train Station

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Federal authorities have arrested a man after what officials say is was the largest seizure of the drug fentanyl ever in Nebraska. Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested 27-year-old Edgar Navarro-Aguirre on Wednesday after seizing about 33 pounds of the drug, which is an opioid up to 50 times more potent than…read more »

78 Year Old Woman Arrested For Hit and Run Accident

A 78 year old Lincoln woman is arrested for the hit and run accident that caused life threatening injuries in a construction worker Wednesday afternoon. Police Officer Angela Sands says that the driver drove over the median a couple of times at 31st and Superior before striking the 34 year old man who was on…read more »

Ricketts Admin. Criticizes Nebraska State Patrol Union Over Contract Negotiations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Officials in Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts’ administration are criticizing a state law enforcement union for its decision not to reopen negotiations over its current contract. A spokesman for Ricketts says the Nebraska State Patrol troopers’ union wants to maintain “the status quo” by not discussing any changes. The State Law Enforcement…read more »

Mayor Beutler Clashes with Councilwoman Cyndi Lamm Over Tax Errors

The mayor called out a sitting member of the City Council in an emergency meeting last night over her comments about the ciy’s budget. The differnces of opinion between the mayor Beutler and Councilwoman Cyndi Lamb comes from a state law that gives Nebraska cities the authority to only use a maximum of 2.5% of…read more »

Lincoln Surgeon Accepts Suspension

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Lincoln trauma surgeon accused of unprofessional conduct with patients has agreed to a 20-month suspension of his medical license. Reginald Burton denied the allegations but chose not to contest them. The settlement he signed last week with the state Health and Human Services Department was backdated to Jan. 19. The…read more »

Governor’s Office At Odds With Patrol Union Over Contract

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Officials in Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts’ administration are criticizing a state law enforcement union for its decision not to reopen negotiations over its current contract. A spokesman for Ricketts said Wednesday that the Nebraska State Patrol troopers’ union wants to maintain “the status quo” by not discussing any of the changes…read more »