Author Archives: Kellan Heavican

Nebraska Sues Ethanol Plant In Mead For Violating Environmental Standards

Nebraska Sues Ethanol Plant In Mead For Violating Environmental Standards

Attorney General Doug Peterson filed a complaint in the District Court of Saunders County alleging multiple environmental violations by AltEn, LLC. AltEn is an ethanol plant located near Mead, Nebraska. The complaint alleges violations of the Nebraska Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), violations of the Integrated Solid Waste Management Act (ISWMA) and multiple violations of permit…Read more »

Mid-America Manufacturing Soars Inflation Gauge Rockets to Record High

Mid-America Manufacturing Soars Inflation Gauge Rockets to Record High

For a ninth straight month, the Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Minnesota to Arkansas, moved into growth territory. Overall Index: The Business Conditions Index, which ranges between 0 and 100, climbed to a very strong 69.6 from 67.3 in January. Creighton’s regional manufacturing activity…Read more »

Nebraska Identifies B-117 Variant of COVID-19

Nebraska Identifies B-117 Variant of COVID-19

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Nebraska Public Health Lab (NPHL) have confirmed the first known case of the U.K. variant of COVID-19, known as B.1.1.7 (B-117) in the state. The individual is a woman in her 20s and is a resident of Douglas County.    Dr. Gary Anthone Chief Medical Officer…Read more »

Mayor Announces Police Chief Search Committee

Mayor Announces Police Chief Search Committee

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today announced the membership of a community committee to assist her in the search for the next Lincoln Police Chief and the interviews with candidates. Members of the committee are: Bob Caldwell, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, NEBCO, Inc. Tracy Corr, Chairperson, Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable Marty Fehringer, former LPD…Read more »

I-80 Pursuit Ends with Multiple Arrests in Lincoln

I-80 Pursuit Ends with Multiple Arrests in Lincoln

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, working with both the Omaha Police Department and Lincoln Police Department, arrested two Lincoln men Thursday evening, following a pursuit that ended in Lincoln. At approximately 11:10 p.m. Thursday, Omaha Police officers alerted troopers that a stolen Chevrolet Silverado was traveling westbound on Interstate 80 in Sarpy County. As…Read more »

Election Commissioner Reminds Potential Candidates of Filing Deadlines for Lincoln City Elections

Election Commissioner Reminds Potential Candidates of Filing Deadlines for Lincoln City Elections

Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively reminded potential candidates that filing deadlines for the April 6th Lincoln City Primary Election are quickly approaching.  Shively also reminded potential candidates that filing deadlines are different for candidates for the Lincoln Board of Education than they are for Lincoln City Council and Lincoln Airport Authority. Non-incumbent candidates for…Read more »