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 »

University of Nebraska Officials Address Campus Climate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – University of Nebraska administrators have assured the Board of Regents that they can straddle the chasm between opposing political views following an incident that sparked concerns about the political climate at the Lincoln campus. University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green told the Board of…read more »

Former State Senator To Lobby for University of Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A former state senator has been named chief lobbyist for the University of Nebraska system. University President Hank Bounds announced Wednesday that Heath Mello has been appointed associate vice president of university of affairs and director of state relations. The Omaha Democrat replaces Ron Withem – another former state senator –…read more »


Teddy Bear Drug Bust

The teddy bear is the culprit in the latest Lancaster County Sheriff’s drug bust. Sheriff Terry Wagner says that when deputies stopped a car on I-80 west of northwest I-80 on a traffic stop, they detected a strong smell of marijuana in the car. A search of the vehicle found four pounds of marijuana valued…read more »