Author Archives: William Padmore

State Senators Decry Youth Rehabilitation Center Conditions After Surprise Visit

State Senators Decry Youth Rehabilitation Center Conditions After Surprise Visit

A Southern Nebraska Youth detention Center is coming under scrutiny for its conditions after several state lawmakers made an un-announced visit. Channel 8 reports the concern from lawmakers initially came as Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services ordered two buildings closed this week at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Geneva, which houses…Read more »

Monthly Bankers Survey Indicates Shrinking Rural Economy

Monthly Bankers Survey Indicates Shrinking Rural Economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states indicates a shrinking rural economy, and three-quarters of bankers said President Donald Trump’s trade policies are having a negative effect on their local economies. The Rural Mainstreet survey released Thursday shows the its overall index falling from…Read more »

Authorities Say Man Arrested After Ramming 2 Police Vehicles

Authorities Say Man Arrested After Ramming 2 Police Vehicles

WAHOO, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a semitrailer driver was arrested in eastern Nebraska after he rammed into two police vehicles after accelerating toward an officer. The 60-year-old man was arrested in Wahoo on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer, assault of a police officer, two counts of using a weapon and two…Read more »

Lincoln Prison Staffer Accused Of Wrongful Communication With Inmate

Lincoln Prison Staffer Accused Of Wrongful Communication With Inmate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A prison staffer at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln has been arrested on suspicion of unauthorized communication with an inmate. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says in a news release that 36-year-old Audra Jensen was arrested Friday by the Nebraska State Patrol following an investigation. Officials did not reveal…Read more »