Author Archives: Tom Stanton

South African COVID-19 Variant Found In Nebraska

South African COVID-19 Variant Found In Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Nebraska Public Health Lab have confirmed that the South Africa variant of COVID-19, known as B.1.351, has arrived in the state. The initial case has been identified as a Lancaster County resident. An investigation is underway and ongoing. The identified variant has been spreading throughout the…Read more »

Body Of Lincoln Woman Found In A Vehicle

Body Of Lincoln Woman Found In A Vehicle

Lincoln Police are investigating after the body of a woman was found in the back seat of a vehicle.  Officer Erin Spilker says just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday police were called to the 2700 block of S 10th on a person unresponsive in a red Chevy Malibu.  When officers arrived, they found a woman deceased in…Read more »

Former Husker LeGrone Found Not Guilty Of Sexual Assault

Former Husker LeGrone Found Not Guilty Of Sexual Assault

Former Husker football player Katerian LeGrone has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a University of Nebraska student two years ago. The jury verdict came Thursday morning in Lancaster County District Court. LeGrone was charged with the sexual assault after the incident in August of 2019 at the apartment he shared with another former…Read more »

Troopers Participate in ‘U Text, U Drive, U Pay’ Campaign

Troopers Participate in ‘U Text, U Drive, U Pay’ Campaign

The Nebraska State Patrol participated in a nationwide campaign last weekend, intended to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. The “U Text, U Drive, U Pay” campaign ran from April 8-12 in communities across the country. “As technology continues to be an ever-present part of life, raising awareness regarding distracted driving is increasingly…Read more »

Bacon Urges Biden To Maintain Small Military Presence In Afghanistan

Bacon Urges Biden To Maintain Small Military Presence In Afghanistan

Nebraska Congressman Don Bacon is urging the Biden administration to keep a military presence in Afghanistan.  Bacon, a former commander of the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released a statement after President Joe Biden announced he will be withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan by September…Read more »

Ricketts Designates Nebraska As “Second Amendment Sanctuary State”

Ricketts Designates Nebraska As “Second Amendment Sanctuary State”

Governor Pete Ricketts announced on Wednesday that he had signed a proclamation designating Nebraska as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State.”  The proclamation is symbolic and reaffirms Nebraska’s support for the right to bear arms. “The White House and U.S. Congress have announced their intention to pursue measures that would infringe on the right to keep…Read more »

Judge Orders Nebraska To Transport Prisoner For Abortion

Judge Orders Nebraska To Transport Prisoner For Abortion

(AP) A federal judge has granted a Nebraska prisoner’s request for an abortion and ordered state officials to transport her to a clinic so she can get the procedure, but the inmate will have to pay for the procedure herself and cover the state’s costs to transport and guard her. Prison officials had previously rejected…Read more »

Ricketts Declines Federal Request To House Migrant Children

Ricketts Declines Federal Request To House Migrant Children

Governor Pete Ricketts on Tuesday released a statement after rejecting a request from the Biden Administration to house displaced migrant children in Nebraska. “President Biden has created an immigration crisis on our border with thousands of unaccompanied migrant children coming to our country without their parents or family,” Governor Ricketts said.  “Right now, the Biden-Harris…Read more »

Lancaster County COVID-19 Update for April 12

Lancaster County COVID-19 Update for April 12

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department has confirmed two more local cases of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 also known as the U.K. variant. The variants were identified through special testing at the Nebraska Public Health Lab, and LLCHD is currently investigating.  A total of 18 cases of COVID-19 variants have been identified in Lancaster County: California variants,…Read more »