Author Archives: Kellan Heavican

Nebraska Sees Jump In Unemployment Claims

Nebraska Sees Jump In Unemployment Claims

The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that there were 2,615 new regular unemployment claims filed last week, an increase of 6.6 percent over the prior week when 2,451 claims were filed. There were 1,278 new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed last week compared to 1,135 the prior week, an increase of 12.5…Read more »

Larry Frost, Father Of Coach Scott Frost, Dies

Larry Frost, Father Of Coach Scott Frost, Dies

The father of Nebraska football coach Scott Frost has died. Larry Frost died Wednesday according to a Facebook post by Larry’s oldest Son Steve. He played for legendary coach Bob Devaney during the 1960s. He graduated from Malcolm High School before playing for the Huskers. He was inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall…Read more »

Nebraska Announces $92 Million Contract With Department of Defense

Nebraska Announces $92 Million Contract With Department of Defense

University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter announced today that NU’s National Strategic Research Institute has been awarded a new five-year, $92 million contract through the U.S. Strategic Command to continue its leading research in national security and defense. This is the third contract awarded to NSRI since the system-wide institute was established in 2012…Read more »

City Council Honors LPD Officer Mario Herrera

City Council Honors LPD Officer Mario Herrera

A somber moment of recognition with the Lincoln City Council honoring Police Officer Mario Herrera who died after being shot in the line of duty. “Where as Investigator Herrera was a loyal police officer who served countless victims, solved many crimes and protected Lincoln residents with great care, perseverance and compassion.” Councilman James Michael Bowers…Read more »

UNL Jumps In The U.S. News and World Report Rankings

UNL Jumps In The U.S. News and World Report Rankings

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln builds momentum in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings, building on strengths in national reputation, value, veteran supports and academics. Released today,  the 2021 rankings place Nebraska in the top third nationally in comparisons of all public universities. Nebraska is No. 62 up two from last year. The public/private institution survey lists…Read more »

UNMC Partners With Vaccine Development Company For COVID-19 Trial

UNMC Partners With Vaccine Development Company For COVID-19 Trial

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) has signed a master clinical trial agreement with COVAXX, a subsidiary of United Biomedical (UBI), a recognized leader in antibody diagnostics and vaccine development. The agreement provides a framework for UNMC to conduct clinical trials, using COVAXX-created therapeutics. “We are excited to partner with COVAXX on the study…Read more »

UNL Moves December Commencement Online Amid COVID-19 Concerns

UNL Moves December Commencement Online Amid COVID-19 Concerns

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s December commencement is shifting to an online celebration due to COVID-19 concerns. The decision mirrors changes made to the university’s commencement exercises in May and August. Along with the online celebration, the university is also allowing all May, August and December 2020 graduates the opportunity to participate in any future commencement…Read more »

Troopers Arrest 73 Impaired Drivers in Drive Sober Campaign

Troopers Arrest 73 Impaired Drivers in Drive Sober Campaign

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) removed 73 impaired drivers from the road during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to close out the summer driving season. “This summer driving season has been unique, but our troopers’ dedication to keeping Nebraska roads safe has been steadfast,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of…Read more »