Author Archives: Kellan Heavican

LPS, UNL Add COVID-19 Cases To Their Totals.

LPS, UNL Add COVID-19 Cases To Their Totals.

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 are exceeding peak numbers from earlier in the summer in Lincoln and are approaching the state all-time high. Lincoln Public Schools added 49 cases from Sept 17-23 for total cases of 135 since school started Aug. 12 Eighty-two staff are under quarantine. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln added 226 cases in the last…Read more »

Opening Statements Expected Today In Boswell Trial

Opening Statements Expected Today In Boswell Trial

Jury selection is complete and opening statements are expected this morning in the trial of a Nebraska woman charged with killing a 24-year-old woman who disappeared after a Tinder date. Sydney Loofe’s dismembered remains were found in trash bags along remote gravel roads in Nebraska. Twenty-six-year-old Bailey Boswell faces the death penalty if convicted of…Read more »

ICYMI: Special Prosecutor In Gardner Case Releases Evidence Of Events Leading Up To Shooting

ICYMI: Special Prosecutor In Gardner Case Releases Evidence Of Events Leading Up To Shooting

A special prosecutor says a white Nebraska bar owner who killed himself after being charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting a man during May protests had been waiting to “ambush” people who were breaking into businesses. Special Prosecutor Frederick Franklin on Wednesday detailed more of the evidence against Jake Gardner. Gardner killed himself Sunday, days…Read more »

Inmate In Hospital For Serious Injuries Following Assault

Inmate In Hospital For Serious Injuries Following Assault

An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center is in the hospital for the treatment of serious injuries resulting from an assault by another inmate. The assault occurred inside the facility’s wood shop. The injured inmate was attacked from behind and struck several times in the head with a large metal bar clamp. He was also…Read more »

Nebraska’s Economic Indicator Shows Fourth Straight Month Of Growth

Nebraska’s Economic Indicator Shows Fourth Straight Month Of Growth

Nebraska’s leading economic indicator rose again during August 2020, according to the most recent report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The August leading indicator rose by 0.85%, the fourth consecutive monthly increase. The rate of improvement, however, remains modest. “The Nebraska economy continues to recover from its sharp decline in March and April, but the…Read more »

Bailey Boswell Trial Begins In Lexington With Jury Selection

Bailey Boswell Trial Begins In Lexington With Jury Selection

Jury selection begins in Lexington today for the murder trial of Bailey Boswell. She’s charged with the first-degree crime while conspiring with her fiancé Aubrey Trail to kill 24-year-old Sydney Loofe of Lincoln near Wilber in November of 2017. Prosecutors allege the 26-year-old helped lure Loofe on the Tinder dating app before killing her, dismembering…Read more »

Fischer: Supports Nominating Supreme Court Justice Before Election

Fischer: Supports Nominating Supreme Court Justice Before Election

Nebraska US Senator Deb Fischer is supporting President Donald Trump’s process of nominating a supreme court justice before the presidential elections. In her statement, Fischer says because the senate and the president are unified under the same party, that follows 17 pervious successful court confirmations during election years. Had the office of the president and…Read more »