Author Archives: Mark Vail

NE Attorney General Joins Multistate-Bipartisan Google Investigation

NE Attorney General Joins Multistate-Bipartisan Google Investigation

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced that Nebraska is joining 50 attorneys general in a multistate, bipartisan investigation of tech giant Google’s business practices in accordance with state and federal antitrust laws. The bipartisan coalition announced plans to investigate Google’s overarching control of online advertising markets and search traffic that may have led to anti-competitive…Read more »

Patriot Day Event in Lincoln Wednesday

Patriot Day Event in Lincoln Wednesday

The public is invited to the State Capitol Wednesday morning for the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony as part of the Patriot Day activities in Lincoln. Multiple law enforcement agencies and emergency response entities will be participating in the event. The event will be held on the North side of the Capitol building beginning at 8:45 am.…Read more »

StarTran Will Operate Big Red Express for UNL Football Games

StarTran Will Operate Big Red Express for UNL Football Games

In addition to its regular routes, Lincoln’s StarTran will provide its Big Red Express service on Husker game days starting two hours before kickoff from six locations: · The City Municipal Service Center (I-80 airport, exit 399), 949 W. Bond (take first right north of McDonald’s) · Southeast Community College, 88th and “O” streets, south…Read more »

Traffic Issue SB 34/I-180 to EB I-80

Traffic Issue SB 34/I-180 to EB I-80

A major traffic intersection is closed in NW Lincoln after a wind turbine base section trailer dropped off the shoulder while using the ramp to East Bound I-80.  The Nebraska State Patrol has closed the ramp to EB I-80. There is no indication of when the ramp will be reopened.Read more »

LIBA Names New Executive

LIBA Names New Executive

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) announced today that Robert “Bud” Synhorst has been named President and CEO of LIBA. Synhorst will start his new duties on October 7th. “Bud Synhorst’s extensive background in fundraising, association management and the political arena is a perfect fit for LIBA’s needs and serving our membership,” said Lincoln Zehr, LIBA’s Board Chairman.…Read more »

Excessive Heat Warning Extended Until 9pm

Excessive Heat Warning Extended Until 9pm

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING… The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect until 9 PM CDT this evening. * HEAT INDEX VALUES…109 to 117 in urban areas, and 105 to 112 in rural areas. The hottest conditions are expected between 4 and…Read more »

High Heat and Humidity Could Lead to Storms

High Heat and Humidity Could Lead to Storms

A moist and unstable environment will be the catalyst for possible severe thunderstorms this evening, particularly over northeast Nebraska. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary threats with these storms. Significant heavy rainfall will be possible as well tonight. Otherwise, sultry conditions are expected this afternoon with heat indices pushing 100-105 degrees along…Read more »

Flash Flood Watch Midnight Tonight Through Monday Morning

Flash Flood Watch Midnight Tonight Through Monday Morning

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING… The National Weather Service has issued a  Flash Flood Watch for portions of southwest Iowa and Nebraska, including Lancaster County from midnight CDT tonight through Monday morning.  https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=NEZ066&warncounty=NEC109&firewxzone=NEZ066&local_place1=Lincoln%20NE&product1=Flash+Flood+Watch&lat=40.82&lon=-96.68#.XVB9NPJKiUk Thunderstorms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall up to 1 to 3 inches tonight, with…Read more »

Excessive Heat Warning Extended Until Late Saturday Night

Excessive Heat Warning Extended Until Late Saturday Night

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING… * HEAT INDEX VALUES…of 105 to 110 are likely through the early evening. Dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke if precautions are not taken. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible,…Read more »