Tag Archives: Nebraska

Teen Charged For Abortion After FB Handed Over DMs

Forbes reports: A Nebraska teenager is facing criminal charges alleging she aborted a fetus in violation of state law, after authorities obtained her Facebook messages using a search warrant. Seventeen-year-old Celeste Burgess, who is being tried as an adult along with her mother Jessica Burgess, is awaiting trial in Madison County District Court on charges that they broke a Nebraska …

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Hate Group Forces Repeal Of Lincoln LGBTQ Rights Law

PBS reports: The City Council in Nebraska’s capital city has rescinded an anti-discrimination measure that extended protections to sexual orientation and gender identity, just four months after unanimously approving it. The Lincoln City Council voted 4-3 Monday to rescind the February revision to the city’s fairness ordinance in the face of a successful petition effort by a conservative group that …

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NE Gov To Call Special Session To Ban Abortion [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Republican Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said Sunday he would call a special legislative session to “do more to protect pre-born babies” if Roe v. Wade is overturned. “Nebraska is a pro-life state,” Ricketts told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “I believe life begins at conception. And those are babies too.” “So, if Roe vs. Wade, which …

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Trump Pick Loses Nebraska GOP Gov Primary [VIDEO]

NPR reports: In Nebraska, Jim Pillen has won the Republican primary for governor, according to a race call from The Associated Press. Riding the endorsement of Gov. Pete Ricketts and much of the state’s GOP establishment, Pillen, a hog producer and University of Nebraska regent, held off rival candidates that included Charles Herbster – a political newcomer backed by former …

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Cultist NE Gov Candidate Again Accused Of Groping

The New York Times reports: A second woman has publicly accused Charles W. Herbster, the Republican candidate for governor in Nebraska endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump, of groping her at a 2019 Republican fund-raising dinner. Elizabeth Todsen said Mr. Herbster grabbed her at the dinner in Omaha and said details of the incident reported earlier this month by …

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Cultist NE Gov Candidate Accused Of Groping Women

The Nebraska Examiner reports: Often wearing his signature cowboy hat and suit, he would extend a handshake to the men. But when young women reached out for a handshake, as well, on at least several occasions he pulled them into an embrace instead. Charles Herbster, the CEO of Conklin Co. and now a frontrunner in the 2022 GOP primary race, …

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Nebraska Rep Spreads “Litter Boxes For Furries” Claim

The Associated Press reports: A Nebraska state lawmaker apologized on Monday after he publicly cited a persistent but debunked rumor alleging that schools are placing litter boxes in school bathrooms to accommodate children who self-identify as cats. Sen. Bruce Bostelman, a conservative Republican, repeated the false claim during a public, televised debate on a bill intended to help school children …

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GOP Rep Resigns After Conviction On Three Felonies

The Nebraska Examiner reports: U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry announced his resignation on Saturday, stating that due to his conviction on three federal felonies, “I can no longer serve you effectively.” The resignation announcement comes two days after a jury in Los Angeles found the 61-year-old Republican guilty of two counts of lying to federal investigators probing illegal “conduit” campaign contributions …

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Republican US Rep Found Guilty Of Three Felonies

The Associated Press reports: U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was convicted late Thursday on charges that he lied to federal authorities about an illegal $30,000 contribution to his campaign from a foreign billionaire at a 2016 Los Angeles fundraiser. A federal jury in LA deliberated about two hours before finding the nine-term Republican guilty of concealing information and two …

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“Christian Defense” Group At Center Of GOP Rep’s Trial

Courthouse News Service reports: The first day of testimony in U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry’s trial over his alleged concealment of illegal campaign contributions looked at the passion he shared with a Nigerian-born, Parisian-based billionaire for protecting the interests of Christians in the Middle East. In Defense of Christians, referred to as “The Cause” by its members, is a Washington-based nonprofit, …

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NE Hate Group Forces State Capital’s City Council To Repeal LGBT Rights Ordinance Or Put It To Public Vote

The Christian Post reports: An ordinance in Nebraska’s capital city that extends discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity could be put on the ballot this November or rescinded after referendum petitions garnered four times the needed signatures. The “Let Us Vote” referendum initiative needed 4,137 signatures, equivalent to 4% of voters in Lincoln. But petitions were signed …

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NE Republican Resigns Over Secret Photos Of Aide

The Nebraska Examiner reports: State Sen. Mike Groene announced that he was resigning Friday afternoon, just a couple of hours after denying accusations that he took sexually inappropriate photographs of a female legislative aide. The development came quickly after an Omaha-based website reported, and legislative leaders confirmed, that a legislative aide of the senator had filed a complaint that Groene …

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Maskhole Fired After Drunken N-Word Tirade [VIDEO]

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports: An Omaha software company has fired an employee after its workers disrupted a Delta flight and one of them reportedly used the N-word. Buildertrend CEO Dan Houghton apologized Wednesday and said the investigation into the incident continues “with internal and external parties to learn as much as possible so that we can take appropriate action.” Laura …

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Cops: Priest Plundered Estate Of Priest With Dementia

Omaha’s NBC News affiliate reports: An Omaha priest was arrested Friday morning accused of stealing from an incapacitated retired priest who had willed his estate to the Archdiocese of Omaha, saying he was giving the money to a homeless man. The Rev. Michael F. Gutgsell was arrested at 7:35 a.m. Friday and taken to Douglas County Jail. He appeared in …

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Fox Anchor Confronts NE Gov Over Opposing Biden’s Vax Mandate: Your Schools Already Require 9 Vaccines

Newsweek reports: Fox News anchor Chris Wallace confronted Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts over the latter’s opposition to President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates—questioning the Republican about why he views the commander-in-chief’s orders differently than requirements for students in Nebraska to receive a number of vaccinations before enrolling in school. Ricketts was one of a number of GOP governors to condemn …

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“Coughing Karen” Fired After Abusing Mask Wearers

The Daily Dot reports: It took less than a week for the internet to track down “Coughing Karen,” a woman seen in a recent viral video following and coughing on a mother and daughter in Lincoln, Nebraska. The woman, once identified, was let go from her job. Within days of the video going viral, internet sleuths had identified the woman …

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GOP Nebraska Gov To Send Troopers To Mexico Border

From GOP Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts: Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Nebraska would be sending Nebraska State Patrol troopers to Texas in response to a request for support in managing the ongoing crisis in communities along the border of the United States and Mexico. “Nebraska is stepping up to help Texas respond to the ongoing crisis on their border …

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GOP Nebraska Gov Condemns “Political Stunt” After US Embassy To Vatican Flies Rainbow Flag For Pride Month

Catholic News Agency reports: The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See announced on Tuesday, June 1, that it was displaying the rainbow LGBT “Pride” flag for the month of June, which is celebrated as LGBT “Pride” month. “The United States respects the dignity and equality of LGBTQI+ people. LGBTQI+ rights are human rights,” the embassy stated on Twitter. U.S. Secretary …

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Radio Host Fired For Racist Tweet On Chauvin Verdict

The Omaha Herald-Leader reports: Omaha radio personality Chris Baker was fired Wednesday after posting an offensive tweet about the Derek Chauvin verdict. C. Taylor Walet III, area president/Nebraska for iHeartRadio, said Wednesday that Baker had been fired from KFAB that afternoon and that a statement would be forthcoming. Baker did not appear on air Wednesday, and his Twitter account had …

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Nebraska Gov: Legal Weed Will “Kill Your Kids” [VIDEO]

Omaha’s NBC News affiliate reports: Gov. Pete Ricketts and others opposed to legalizing medical marijuana in Nebraska held a news conference in the Capitol rotunda just ahead of a Unicameral hearing on the matter. The issue is in front of Nebraska lawmakers for a fifth consecutive year months after losing ballot approval in the 11th hour last fall following a …

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