'Nebraska 150' license plate bill advanced to Legislature
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:25
Nebraska is one step closer to creating new license plates that would recognize the state's 150th anniversary.
A bill to allow the "Nebraska 150 Sesquicentennial" plates was sent to the full Legislature on Tuesday after a committee vote.
The measure by Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion would direct the state to design a new license plate to commemorate the anniversary in 2017.
Motorists could apply for the new plates between Oct. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2022. Those who choose the optional plate would pay a $70 annual fee, which would help generate money for anniversary events and the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.
Chadron State locks dorms, but tale of armed man was false
Monday, 26 January 2015 14:56
Chadron State College officials have said a report about an armed man on campus proved to be false.
The dorms were locked down for about six hours Saturday night and Sunday morning as police searched the campus. A 16-year-old boy arrested in connection with a stolen vehicle south of the campus had told officers that an armed man was involved and in the area.
College officials locked down the dorms but didn't make a public announcement at the Chicoine Center, where a basketball game was being played. Students who'd been at the game were allowed back into their dorms after showing identification.
The boy was arrested on suspicion of several crimes, including terrorist threats, theft by unlawful taking and false reporting.