Author Archives: Jane Monnich

Arrest Made In Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

Arrest Made In Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

A 22 year old Lincoln woman is arrested¬† for the April 27th single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of her 20-year old passenger. Lincoln Police’s investigation determined that Deja Webster was driving southbound on North 27th when she lost control and struck the outer barrier wall of the bridge, crossed over the median, and ultimately…Read more »

Too Cool For Swimming Pools

Too Cool For Swimming Pools

Cool weather is delaying the opening of the city’s nine public outdoor swimming pools. The pools were set to open Saturday…but the Parks and Recreation Department says the water temperature in all the pools was below 61 degrees Friday afternoon.¬† They say that is not warm enough for safe and comfortable swimming.Read more »

Bailout  For Farmers Is Described As Helpful

Bailout For Farmers Is Described As Helpful

Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen tells KLIN News that they are encouraged by President Trump’s announced $16 billion aid for farmers amid the trade war. Hansen says that they would prefer that the trade policy would be straightened and get their money in the markets. But Hansen says this aide is helpful for Nebraska…Read more »

Disaster Supplemental Bill Passed By Senate

Disaster Supplemental Bill Passed By Senate

Significant relief for Nebraska is reportedly included in a disaster supplemental bill passed by the Senate today. Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says Nebraska’s families, ag producers, communities and military installations affected by the catastrophic March flooding will benefit. Senator Fischer describes it is a critical first step to help Nebraskans rebuild and move forward…Read more »

Nebraska Lawmakers Advance New Business Tax Incentives

Nebraska Lawmakers Advance New Business Tax Incentives

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Lawmakers have advanced a proposal to replace Nebraska’s largest tax incentive for businesses with a newer program despite concerns from some who want to focus first on property taxes. The bill won first-round approval Wednesday on a 29-5 vote after supporters overcame a legislative filibuster. The proposal by Sen. Mark Kolterman,…Read more »

Lincoln Man Bilked Out Of $40,000

Lincoln Man Bilked Out Of $40,000

A 67 year old Lincoln man was bilked out of over $40,000 in an online scam. He told police that when he tried to get out of a service he had signed up for two-years ago from AIB Merchant Services…he was told there was a $1,600 cancellation fee. The victim later discovered that instead $16,000…Read more »

Preliminary Recommendations For New Schools In Lincoln

Preliminary Recommendations For New Schools In Lincoln

Two new schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade are among the preliminary committee recommendations. The Superintendent’s Facility Advisory Committee is also recommending three new elementary schools and two smaller high schools as part of a bond issue proposal to meet the city’s growing needs. The recommendations will have to be narrowed down to meet district…Read more »

Nebraska Lawmakers Approve New Two-Year Budget

Nebraska Lawmakers Approve New Two-Year Budget

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers have approved a new $9.3 billion, two-year budget despite objections from a group of fiscal conservatives who wanted spending cuts. The main budget bill won final approval Tuesday on a 35-12 vote. It now heads to Gov. Pete Ricketts, who can approve it, reject it or use his line-item…Read more »

Rental Housing Ordinance Described as Good First Step

Rental Housing Ordinance Described as Good First Step

A scaled-back ordinance offering some restrictions on rental housing is somewhat applauded by an organization that represents the city’s core neighborhoods. Collective Impact Lincoln Program Manager Nancy Petitto says city council approval of the Humane Housing Ordinance is a positive step in protecting renters and preserving the quality of affordable, humane rental housing in our…Read more »