Author Archives: Mark Vail

UPDATE:  Freeze Warning Friday 1am To 10am

UPDATE: Freeze Warning Friday 1am To 10am

…FREEZE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 10 AM CDT FRIDAY… Sub-freezing temperatures 30 to 32 expected across portions of east central, northeast and southeast Nebraska and west central Iowa. Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. Take steps now to protect tender plants…Read more »

2-Alarm Fire at North Lincoln Warehouse

2-Alarm Fire at North Lincoln Warehouse

Lincoln Fire & Rescue responded to the report of a fire Tuesday at 11:15 am at 8304 N 58th Circle.  Crews reported heavy smoke and fire from a warehouse upon arrival scene. The crews were able to quickly reduce the fire and then completely put the fire out following a lengthy survey of the large…Read more »

Additional Rain Forecast

Additional Rain Forecast

Today and Tonight Isolated, non-severe thunderstorms are possible today with additional rainfall amounts of a quarter to half inch. Yesterday`s rainfall combined with that expected today will result in further rises in area rivers. Minor to moderate flooding will continue along the Missouri River above Lewis and Clark Lake, near Blair, and from Plattsmouth southward…Read more »

FLOOD WARNING FOR LANCASTER COUNTY UNTIL 8:30 PM

FLOOD WARNING FOR LANCASTER COUNTY UNTIL 8:30 PM

The National Weather Service in Omaha has issued a * Flood Warning for… Lancaster County in southeastern Nebraska… Southern Seward County in southeastern Nebraska… Northwestern Jefferson County in southeastern Nebraska… Saline County in southeastern Nebraska… Northwestern Gage County in southeastern Nebraska… * Until 830 PM CDT. * At 330 PM CDT, emergency management reported flooding…Read more »

Flash Flood Watch Continued – Updated Info

Flash Flood Watch Continued – Updated Info

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING… The Flash Flood Watch continues for portions of Iowa and Nebraska, including Lincoln and Lancaster County Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall producing storms will affect the area today into tonight, elevating the risk for flash flooding. Widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches is likely…Read more »

Flash Flood Watch Monday Evening Through Wednesday Morning

Flash Flood Watch Monday Evening Through Wednesday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of Iowa and Nebraska from this evening through Wednesday morning. A slow moving cold front will be the focus for a prolonged period of thunderstorm activity with some storms being accompanied by heavy precipitation. Given this, excessive rainfall could very well lead to…Read more »

Additional Missouri River Flooding Possible

Additional Missouri River Flooding Possible

Today and Tonight; Minor to locally moderate flooding will continue along the Missouri River above Lewis and Clark Lake, and from near Decatur southward past Rulo. Scattered non-severe thunderstorms are possible across portions of the area this morning. Additional thunderstorms are possible after 5pm and are expected to continue overnight into Thursday. These storms could…Read more »

State Studying Tri-Cities Bus Service

State Studying Tri-Cities Bus Service

Nebraska is studying the possibility of a bus service linking Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney in south-central Nebraska. The Nebraska Transportation Department has planned public meetings in each city to review and discuss project needs, gaps and strategies. The study is part of Nebraska’s Mobility Management program, which seeks to coordinate and improve transportation options.…Read more »

Inmate Dies at DEC

Inmate Dies at DEC

55-year old inmate Donald Waldner died Wednesday,  September 11, 2019 at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC). His sentence began on September 17, 1990. Waldner was serving a life sentence for two counts of first degree murder out of Colfax County. While the cause of death has not been determined, Waldner was being treated for…Read more »

UPDATE:  Missing Woman Found – LPD

UPDATE: Missing Woman Found – LPD

UPDATE:  Patricia M. Dean has been located.   28-year-old Patricia M. Dean was reported missing and Lincoln Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.  She was scheduled for a doctors appointment this morning because she is close to her pregnancy due date. She did not show up for the appointment and Patricia’s…Read more »