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  • New details released on woman that shot her husband on the interstate.

    06/20/2020 8:25:36 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 37 replies (KHGI TV) ^ | June 19, 2020 | Staff
    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — New details released on Omaha woman who was arrested after authorities said she allegedly shot her husband on the Interstate while her two kids were in the back seat. 31 year-old Kathleen was prosecuted in Dawson County Court on Thursday on charges of 2nd Degree Murder and Use of A Weapon to Commit a Felony. Court documents reveal Kathleen Jourdan and her husband, Joshua were in the process of relocating to Scottsbluff. While driving back from Scottsbluff they had an argument and Joshua who was driving, pulled over on the side of the interstate. Kathleen told...
  • Democrats ask Chris Janicek to quit Senate race after 'sexually inappropriate' text message

    06/16/2020 11:01:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Omaha ^ | 6/16/20 | Aaron Sanderford
    Nebraska Democrats are asking their U.S. Senate candidate to quit the race after he sent staffers text messages that the state party described as "sexually inappropriate." Omaha baker Chris Janicek sent a group message to at least five people, including a female staff member who filed a complaint with the Nebraska Democratic Party. His text said that they needed to "get her laid," referring to the female staffer. Janicek has since apologized but said he's staying in the race. "This is a moment in time where I made a terrible mistake in a text message," he said. **SNIP** Nebraska Democratic...
  • Killing of James Scurlock begins to gain national attention

    06/01/2020 11:58:47 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 74 replies
    KETV Channel 7 ABC affiliate ^ | June 1, 2020 | KETV Staff
    OMAHA, Neb. — LATEST: Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine has scheduled a news conference Monday at 1:30 p.m. KETV will stream the press conference on air and on Facebook. Kleine is expected to announce whether or not charges will be filed in the death of 22-year-old James Scurlock. Previous story: After a weekend of unrest in Omaha, the killing of 22-year-old James Scurlock was beginning to gain national attention Monday.
  • No charges will be filed against Omaha bar owner who fatally shot protester, Don Kleine says

    06/01/2020 1:16:14 PM PDT · by Arones · 34 replies
    Omaha World Herals ^ | Jun 1, 2020 | Todd Cooper
    The white bar owner who shot and killed a 22-year-old black Omaha man fired in self-defense after ending up on the ground in the middle of a group Saturday night, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said Monday. In turn, Kleine said, Jake Gardner, owner of The Hive bar near 12th and Harney Streets, will not be charged in the death of James Scurlock. Kleine said he reviewed the evidence — and interviews with witnesses — and determined that Gardner had acted in self-defense. Kleine played video of the confrontation at a 1:30 p.m. press conference, currently underway. A law enforcement...
  • Former GOP Senator and Secretary of Defense Hagel says he's backing Biden in November

    05/28/2020 5:07:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 28,2020 | By Sophie Mann
    GOP senator and Obama administration Defense secretary, says he's voting for Democrat Joe Biden over Republican Donald Trump in November. Hagel said during an interview with AL-Monitor's On the Middle East podcast that his choice is based on the belief that America continues to lose sight of its mission in Iraq and perhaps the entire Middle East. "We can't afford to just abandon Iraq," Hagel told show host Andrew Parasiliti. "I don't think our continued role should be to fight ISIS," on an indefinite basis. "If Iraq is a sovereign nation and wants to continue to exist, they’re the ones...
  • Government tells Planned Parenthood to return $80 million it stole from COVID-19 relief

    05/28/2020 4:13:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 20, 2020 | Laura Nicole |
    According to a Fox News report, $80 million in stimulus funds intended to help small businesses struggling through coronavirus economic hardship have gone instead to Planned Parenthood, the multi-billion dollar abortion business. Under the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Congress allocated $349 billion in federal funds to provide assistance to small businesses with fewer than 500 employees. According to the Department of the Treasury, funds may be used to pay up to eight weeks of payroll costs including benefits” as well as “interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.” In August 2019, Planned Parenthood rejected Title X federal funding after...
  • Progressives score victory in Nebraska congressional primary, setting up rematch with Republicans

    05/13/2020 10:11:29 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13 2020 | James Levinson
    Kara Eastman, a progressive backed by high-profile Democrats including New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, captured victory Tuesday in a Nebraska Democratic congressional primary, boosting the hopes of liberal activists. The win by Eastman – who unsuccessfully sought the seat two years ago -- in the state's 2nd congressional district sets up a highly anticipated 2018 general election rematch with Republicans and serves as a rebound for progressive candidates in 2020 races. Eastman trounced her centrist primary opponent, Ann Ashford, securing more than 60 percent of the vote as she moves forward to November’s election. It...
  • Texans Put 'Welcome To Texas' Signs Around Oklahoma So Californians Will Move There Instead

    05/11/2020 11:52:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 43 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 05/11/2020
    Clever Texans have implemented a new strategy to stop Californians from fleeing their terrible state and ruining Texas with the same policies. Sneaking up to Oklahoma in the middle of the night, brave defenders of the Lone Star State installed "Welcome to Texas" signs atop the "Welcome to Oklahoma" signs surrounding Texas's neighbor. Californians, whose minds have been slowed from years of marijuana, sushi, and the patchouli of hippies, won't be smart enough to notice the difference and will settle down in Oklahoma, not realizing they moved to the wrong state.
  • Smithfield plant in Crete now says it will stay open; workers briefly walk out in protest

    04/28/2020 2:12:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Omaha ^ | 4/28/20 | Erin Duffy
    An estimated 50 workers at the Smithfield Foods pork plant in Crete briefly walked off the job Tuesday in protest after it was announced that the plant would reverse course and stay open. Local officials were told Monday that the plant would close to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak among workers. "Our Crete, Nebraska, facility remains operational," a company spokesman said Tuesday. "The company will make an announcement if there are material changes to its operations." The plant, roughly 25 miles southwest of Lincoln, employs about 2,000 people. At least 48 workers have tested positive for the coronavirus. Eric Reeder,...
  • Omaha strip club remains open during coronavirus pandemic...

    04/14/2020 10:35:38 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 34 replies
    Fox 42 ^ | April 2, 2020 | Shirelle Moore
    Omaha, NE — Restaurants, bars, and barbershops are now closed. You probably know that. But one strip club is open. And right now nobody is talking about shutting them down. Even though there is some close contact police won't say if any rules are being broken. Coronavirus may have temporally shut down a lot of businesses but at the Club Omaha stripping and lap dances are still on. There's no food for sale. And this club doesn't sell booze anytime but women still get up on stage and do their thing. "We're staying under the 10 person threshold. We're remaining...
  • Association of American Physicians and Surgeons: 98% Of People Who Get COVID-19 Fully Recover!

    04/05/2020 9:03:33 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 55 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 04.05.2020 | Natalie D.
    There are now only nine states in America that are not under stay-at-home orders by their governors. Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas,, and South Carolina are now the only states where residents are not under orders to only leave their homes for “essential” purposes. “The contrast is the starkest in five states — Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota,, and South Dakota — where there are no such orders in place, either in major cities or statewide. Another four had partial restrictions issued locally in certain cities or counties,” the New York Times reports. Is this...
  • GOP senators warn they will oppose coronavirus bill unless ‘massive drafting error’ fixed

    03/25/2020 12:01:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2020 | Adam Shaw
    Three Republican senators are warning that they will oppose the $2 trillion coronavirus response package unless a “massive drafting error” in the legislation, that they say will create an incentive for employers to lay off employees, is fixed. Fox News is told the concern is that the current version could pay workers more in unemployment benefits than they're currently making, by sticking a $600 per week payment on top of ordinary benefits that are calculated as a percentage of income. This could disrupt the labor market further, the lawmakers warn. "A massive drafting error in the current version of the...
  • An Unlikely Alliance of Blacks and Asians

    03/14/2020 1:06:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | March 14, 2020 | Wenyuan Wu
    On March 9, 2020, the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee approved House Bill H440, a measure outlawing race-based affirmative action in state agencies, state contracting, and public education. The bill is currently on Idaho’s full senate floor for amendments. Once amended and signed by Governor Brad Little into law, H440 will make the Gem State the ninth to adopt a statewide ban on affirmative action. The other eight states are: California, Washington, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Arizona, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. In most cases, measures to ban racial discrimination and preferential treatment were passed by popular votes on the ballot. At...
  • Woman with COVID-19 visited YMCA in Fremont for Special Olympics event; players, coaches and team staff are asked to self-quarantine

    03/07/2020 5:44:35 PM PST · by redgolum · 73 replies
    Fremont Tribune ^ | 3/7/2020 | Tribune Staff and Lee Newspapers
    the 36-year-old Omaha woman who has tested positive for COVID-19 visited Fremont on Feb. 29 according to a release from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. State and local officials are requesting basketball players, coaches and team staff who participated in the Special Olympics event at the Fremont Family YMCA on February 29, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to self-quarantine to limit exposure to others and monitor themselves for development of COVID-19 symptoms as listed below until Saturday, March 14, 2020. “We’re asking for basketball players, coaches, and team staff who participated this event on February...
  • Nebraska: Infringements on Right to Arms Defeated for 2020

    03/02/2020 3:31:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 27 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 21 February, 2020, hundreds of Second Amendment supporters showed up at the Nebraska legislature to exercise their First and Second Amendment rights. They were there to stop proposed infringements on the right to keep and bear arms. They were successful. Governor Pete Ricketts tweeted in support of the Second Amendment defenders. In Nebraska, bills are sent to a priority list by individual senators or by being voted on in committee. Because the time the legislature is in session is limited, if a bill does not make it to the list, it is virtually killed off for the year. You...
  • Nebraska Governor Ricketts Openly Supports Second Amendment and Open Carry

    03/02/2020 4:15:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 26 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    From twitter, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten Governor Pete Ricketts has come out strongly in support of people exercising their First and Second Amendment rights at the Nebraska State Capitol.< President Trump's use of social media outlets such as Twitter is serving as a template for other politicians to go directly to the people and around the coverage of the legacy media.On 21 February, at the Nebraska Capitol, hundreds of Second Amendment supporters showed up to the Judiciary Committee hearing to oppose further restrictions of the right to keep and bear arms,  particularly LB 816.The Second Amendment supporters exercised...
  • Cruise ship fail: Most US residents tested in Omaha after quarantine have China virus

    02/21/2020 11:31:30 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | February 21, 2020 | Omaha World-Herald, CNN, Associated Press
    Most of the Americans monitored at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for coronavirus after evacuating a cruise ship in Japan tested positive for the virus, the Omaha World-Herald reports. UMNC said in a statement Thursday that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention verified the Nebraska Public Health Lab results showing that 11 of the 13 patients have the novel coronavirus. The other two evacuees who were taken to the Omaha hospital tested negative, the statement said.
  • Nebraska's specialized medical care has handled Ebola. Now it's taking on the novel Coronavirus Patients from a Cruise Ship

    02/18/2020 3:39:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CNN Health ^ | 02/182020 | By Jen Christensen
    Nebraska's state slogan "Honestly, it's not for everyone," should have an asterisk, because everyone with even the trickiest disease seems welcome at Nebraska's largest medical facility. Ebola, SARS, monkeypox, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, the Nebraska Medicine/University of Nebraska Medical Center says it is ready to care for patients with any of those difficult diseases. On Monday it was the novel coronavirus that kept personnel there up overnight. That's when the US Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness Response asked UNMC to take in a total of 13 patients who had either tested positive, or had a high likelihood of testing positive,...
  • Nebraska Gun Dealer Goes to Prison for Having Unregistered Silencer

    02/03/2020 9:24:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    KETV ^ | Feb 3, 2020 | Julie Cornell
    Federal agents do surprise compliance checksA Nebraska gun dealer will spend more than two years in federal prison for possessing an unregistered gun silencer. In U.S. District Court on Friday, Joseph Melton, from Holdrege, NE, was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to the charge. Melton will also be on supervised release for two years. Advertisement Melton, 31, was a candidate for mayor of Holdrege in 2018 and was part owner of Leadfoot LLC, a gun shop and manufacturer in Holdrege. Leadfoot obtained a federal firearms license to manufacture and sell silencers. During a compliance check...
  • Our Man In The Middle East: Andrew Peek '99

    01/19/2020 10:47:24 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Politico [PDF] ^ | prior to 2020 | Daniel Lippman '08
    Peek went on to major in international politics at Princeton, study Persian, and pursue a master's in international relations at Harvard before heading to D.C. as a foreign policy researcher for the conservative Heritage Foundation. He then became a foreign policy adviser to Oregon Senator Gordon Smith, a Republican. When Smith lost his next election, Peek went on to work for another Republican senator, Mike Johanns of Nebraska, on Syria and Lebanon policy, helping to draft a bill expanding sanctions on Hezbollah. In 2008, he enlisted as a reserve officer in the Army and spent a year in Afghanistan at...