Author Archives: Mark Vail

Tax Collections Up in May

Tax Collections Up in May

Nebraska state government collected more tax revenue than expected in May according to Tax Commissioner Tony Fulton.  The Department of Revenue reported that the state received a net of $439 million, which is 11.3% above the official certified forecast of $395 million. For the fiscal year ending June 30th, Fulton says collections are 6.1% ahead of…Read more »

Fuel Spill in NW Lincoln UPDATE – KWIK SHOP REOPENED

Fuel Spill in NW Lincoln UPDATE – KWIK SHOP REOPENED

Approximately 22 gallons of gasoline was spilled in the parking lot of the Kwik Shop, located at 14th Adams this morning. The spill happened while a fuel delivery vehicle was connected to the underground tanks and delivering gasoline to them via a high-volume delivery hose. A 26 year old man reported he went into the…Read more »

LPS budget forum set for Thursday, June 13

LPS budget forum set for Thursday, June 13

The Lincoln Board of Education invites community members to contribute to the 2019-20 budget development process in a number of ways. A budget forum at 5 p.m., Thursday, June 13, at LPS District Office, 5905 O St. Forum attendees will have the opportunity to offer feedback and ask questions. A second budget forum is set…Read more »

Lincoln City Election Results – Final

Lincoln City Election Results – Final

Lincoln voters elected Leirion Gaylor Baird Mayor with 54.3% of the votes.  She is replacing Chris Beutler who has served in the position for the past 12-years.  Baird will take over the Mayoral duties on May 20th. Challenger Cyndi Lamm garnered 45.4% of the votes.  Both Lamm and Baird are Lincoln City Councilwomen. There are…Read more »

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10:00 pm CDT Sunday

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10:00 pm CDT Sunday

33 Nebraska Counties are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 pm CDT tonight. A slight risk for severe storm activity continues mainly along and south of I-80 this afternoon and evening. The primary threats will be large hail and damaging winds. Monday through Saturday Several periods of showers and thunderstorms are expected across the…Read more »

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Central Lincoln

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Central Lincoln

The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture have confirmed that a tree in central Lincoln is infested with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).  City Forestry staff made the discovery last week, but the infestation appeared to be two years old.  Previously, the insect had been only located in southwest Lincoln. “Finding…Read more »

Lincoln Radio Personality Arrested

Lincoln Radio Personality Arrested

A 41-year old Lincoln radio personality was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with domestic assault and strangulation. Matthew Rydberg goes by Matt McKay on KFRX radio’s morning show, appeared in court this afternoon where bond was set at $25,000.Read more »

Search Underway for Next University President

Search Underway for Next University President

University of Nebraska Board of Regents Chairman Tim Clare and Vice Chairman Jim Pillen announced today the first steps in the search for the eighth president of the University of Nebraska. In launching the presidential search, regents invited Nebraskans to begin considering the qualities, characteristics and skills they would like to see in NU’s next…Read more »