Author Archives: William Padmore

Flooding Causes Interstate 29 Closure In Western Iowa

Flooding Causes Interstate 29 Closure In Western Iowa

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Floodwater from the Missouri River has forced officials to close a portion of Interstate 29 in western Iowa. The Iowa Transportation Department said Friday the 10-mile (16.1-kilometer) stretch extends north from the Crescent exit to the Missouri Valley area. A detour is in operation. Several I-29 interchange ramps are closed in…Read more »

Lincoln City Councilman Requests Gun Safety Ordinance He Proposed Be Delayed

Lincoln City Councilman Requests Gun Safety Ordinance He Proposed Be Delayed

A Lincoln City Councilman is requesting his proposed gun-safety ordinance be delayed. Councilman Roy Christensen tells KLIN News he’s asking his fellow councilmembers that his ordinance, which would require guns be in secured containers if left in vehicles, be delayed by 1 month in order to insert language regarding long-guns. “Many vehicles don’t have trunks…Read more »

Nebraska Community May Proclaim Itself ‘A City Of Arts’

Nebraska Community May Proclaim Itself ‘A City Of Arts’

FALLS CITY, Neb. (AP) – Falls City officials are considering declaring their community “a city of arts.” Station KNCY reports that the City Council is expected to make a proclamation next month. The southeast Nebraska community claims Saturday Evening Post illustrator John Falter as a native son, as well as painter Alice Cleaver, artist and…Read more »

University of Nebraska Lincoln: 1 Student Diagnosed With Mumps, Another Showing Symptoms

University of Nebraska Lincoln: 1 Student Diagnosed With Mumps, Another Showing Symptoms

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln says one student has been diagnosed with the mumps and another student is showing symptoms of the contagious disease. The Daily Nebraskan reports that the university announced the mumps diagnosis Wednesday. The university says both students live off campus and are being isolated to try to prevent the disease…Read more »

Former Nebraska Employee Accused Of Stealing From State

Former Nebraska Employee Accused Of Stealing From State

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former employee has been accused of stealing from the Nebraska Education Department. Lancaster County Court records say 46-year-old Nicole Coffey is charged with felony theft. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for her. Her next court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 16. Prosecutors say…Read more »

Lincoln Festival Schedule

Lincoln Festival Schedule

The 16th annual Lincoln Calling music festival begins the evening of Wednesday September 18 and ends with a closing party Sunday, September 22.  From Thursday through Saturday, more than 90 local, regional and national bands will perform in eight downtown venues.  The festival also includes art, a night market, workshops and panel discussions on music,…Read more »

Nebraska Property Tax Ballot Drive Gains Steam, Donations

Nebraska Property Tax Ballot Drive Gains Steam, Donations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A petition drive for a measure that seeks to lower Nebraska property taxes by sharply cutting state revenue is gaining steam and donations despite concerns from some groups that it would force lawmakers to raise other taxes and cut state services. The petition group TRUE Nebraskans now has more than 200…Read more »