Author Archives: William Padmore

One Killed in Lancaster County Overnight Crash, Investigation Ongoing

One Killed in Lancaster County Overnight Crash, Investigation Ongoing

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a deadly overnight crash in southern Lancaster County. The Sheriff’s office says deputies responded to reports of a vehicle on fire in a ditch in 20,000  block of South 68th street a little before midnight Wednesday. After Initial investigations, it was revealed the driver and lone occupant, 25 year-old Francisco Gonzalez…Read more »

Mandatory Water Restrictions Lifted, Voluntary Water Conservation Still Encouraged

Mandatory Water Restrictions Lifted, Voluntary Water Conservation Still Encouraged

Water restrictions in Lincoln are voluntary again. Mayor Chris Buetler says he decided to remove the mandatory water restrictions due to significant progress being made in repairing damaged well-fields near Ashland. The Mayor says Lincoln citizens have “risen to the challenge” presented by the flooding, and thanks residents and business for their sacrifices in conserving…Read more »

Governor Ricketts Signs Expedited Request for Federal Disaster Assistance

Governor Ricketts Signs Expedited Request for Federal Disaster Assistance

Governor Pete Ricketts met with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Director Paul Taylor. During the meeting, Governor Ricketts signed and submitted Nebraska’s expedited request to the federal government for disaster assistance. The request will be now be considered by FEMA’s regional office and headquarters. During his time touring flooded areas of the state,…Read more »

Red Cross Partners With 15 Shelters Across Nebraska and Iowa To Help Flood, Blizzard Victims

Red Cross Partners With 15 Shelters Across Nebraska and Iowa To Help Flood, Blizzard Victims

The American Red Cross is operating or partnering with 15 shelters in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa to assist those who have been displaced from their homes due to flooding and blizzard conditions. The shelters are located in: Council Bluffs, Iowa (Salem United Methodist Church, 14955 Somerset Avenue) Bellwood, Nebraska (Bellwood Fire Department (752 41 Road)…Read more »

Governor Gives Update On Severe Weather Hitting The State

Governor Gives Update On Severe Weather Hitting The State

Governor Pete Ricketts and state agencies provided an update on the significant weather events impacting the State. Gov Ricketts is advising Nebraskans around the state to watch the weather and waterways in their communities closely in the coming days, and be prepared for historic levels of flooding even if it has not hit their community…Read more »