Author Archives: Jane Monnich

Online Sales Tax Bill Advances Out of Committee

Online Sales Tax Bill Advances Out of Committee

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A bill that would clear the way for Nebraska to collect sales taxes on online purchases has advanced out of a legislative committee. Members of the Revenue Committee voted Thursday to send the measure to the full Legislature. The bill was introduced in the wake of last year’s U.S. Supreme Court…Read more »

Omaha is on Trial in Shooting Death of “Cops” Crew Member

Omaha is on Trial in Shooting Death of “Cops” Crew Member

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The City of Omaha is on trial in the fatal shooting by police of a television crew member who worked on the law enforcement show “Cops.” The Omaha World-Herald reports that 38-year-old sound technician Bryce Dion was killed in August 2014 when police responded to an armed robbery in an Omaha…Read more »

Allo Announces Completion Of Major Construction Of An All-Fiber Network In Lincoln

Allo Announces Completion Of Major Construction Of An All-Fiber Network In Lincoln

Allo Communications announces completion of major construction of an all-fiber network providing broadband internet, television and phone services to every home and business in Lincoln. ALLO President Brad Moline says at a mayoral news conference that they look forward to transforming how Lincoln residents live, work and play. Moline says that the largely underground network…Read more »

Nine Semis Involved In Chain Reaction Accidents On I-80

Nine Semis Involved In Chain Reaction Accidents On I-80

Icy conditions contribute to multiple crashes involving 11 vehicles on I-80 Wednesday  morning. The state patrol says that the chain reaction accidents between Giltner and Aurora involved nine semis and two passenger vehicles. Several people were injured in the accidents with a 29 year old Indiana man life-lighted to a Kearney hospital with life threatening…Read more »

Senator Sasse Is National Wheat Leader of the Year

Senator Sasse Is National Wheat Leader of the Year

Nebraska U.S. Senator Ben Sasse is named the National Wheat Leader of the Year, by the National Association of Wheat Growers. Association spokesmen say this is the wheat industry’s top award. In being named Wheat Leader of the Year, Senator Sasse received a customized Wheaties Box. Senator Sasse says, “Farmers and ranchers work their butts…Read more »

UNL Professor Is Cited For Vandalism

A 38 year old University of Nebraska Lincoln. professor is cited this week in connection with politically-charged vandalism in October. Police Officer Angela Sands says that finger print processing lead to the citation of Professor Patricia Wonch-Hill for vandalism in Senator Deb Fischer’s Lincoln office and Congressman Fortenberry’s signs in Lincoln  that wound up featuring…Read more »

Mayoral Term Limits Also Impacts Another City Position

Mayoral Term Limits Also Impacts Another City Position

Recent voter approved mayoral term limits also affected the future for Lincoln’s Public Safety Director. Tom Casady tells KLIN’s Jack Mitchell on LNK Today that Mayor Beutler had asked him to continue as public safety director if he won re-election.  Casady says he had agreed to do so, but when mayoral term limits were approved…Read more »

Priest Pleads Not Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Woman

ORD, Neb. (AP) – A May trial has been scheduled for a Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting a woman in central Nebraska. Valley County District Court records say the Rev. John Kakkuzhiyil  entered a written plea of not guilty Monday to a charge of forcible sexual assault. His trial is set to begin…Read more »

Public Safety Director Tom Casady Announces He Is Retiring

Public Safety Director Tom Casady Announces He Is Retiring

Public Safety Director Tom Casady announces his retirement in a tweet. Casady was appointed public safety director by Mayor Chris Beutler in 2011. He was given responsibility for three city agencies with over 760 employees who provide police, fire, emergency medical services and public safety communications for Lincoln. Before that, Casady had a distinguished law…Read more »