Lancaster County Board Questions Stebbing’s Expenses

The Lancaster County Board is expressing concerns over the state auditor’s findings regarding potentially unlawful reimbursements made to Lancaster County’s Treasurer.   Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Ann Ames tells KLIN News that they are investigating questionable reimbursements for mileage and travel costs made to Treasure Andy Stebbing. Ames says that the board is also in…read more »

Caseworker Turnover Affecting Nebraska Youth In Foster Care

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – An annual report on foster care shows more than half the juveniles in out-of-home care in Nebraska had three or more caseworker changes. Julie Rogers is Nebraska’s inspector general of child welfare. She says an unstable workforce makes it hard to ensure children are safe and getting what they need. The…read more »

Air Force Sergeant Jailed In Sex-With-Teen Case

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) – An Air Force master sergeant accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl has been given six months in Sarpy County Jail. Court records say 41-year-old Jason Gibson, of La Vista, was sentenced Wednesday. He also must serve five years of probation. The records say he’d pleaded no contest to attempted…read more »

TransCanada plans Pipeline Meetings in Three Nebraska Cities

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) – The TransCanada pipeline company plans to hold meetings in three Nebraska cities to discuss its Keystone XL project. The Norfolk Daily News reports that company spokeswoman Robynn Tysver says TransCanada knows that many landowners have questions about the pipeline and the alternative route approved by the Nebraska Public Service Commission last…read more »

Grand jury Finds Charges Warranted Against Ex-Omaha Officers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A grand jury has concluded that criminal charges are warranted against two former Omaha police officers in the June stun gun-related death of a mentally ill man. The Douglas County grand jury also made several recommendations in its conclusion Tuesday, suggesting that an Omaha police sergeant’s failure to seek to have…read more »

State Patrol Seize Marijuana and Arrest Two Along I-80

SEWARD, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say two men were arrested after six bags of marijuana were found in the minivan they were traveling in on Interstate 80 in southeast Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says a trooper pulled over the eastbound minivan just before 3 p.m. Tuesday because of a traffic violation in Seward County.…read more »