Nebraska Afternoon Summary 6/1/15
The State Patrol says a driver who fled from a fatal collision in Cass County has been arrested in Lincoln. Police says the accident occurred Sunday evening on Interstate 80. Witnesses say a westbound sedan ran into the median and then back onto the pavement, where it struck a westbound S-U-V. The patrol says the S-U-V was knocked into a ditch, where it rolled. The patrol says 50-year-old Kristine Olson of Grand Island, was killed. The patrol says a trooper pulled over the sedan in Lincoln and arrested 29-year-old Mandy MacDonald of Grand Island.
The Omaha Police Departments bomb robot detonated a suspicious suitcase found along the main road to Eppley Airfield this (Monday) morning. Officers say the bomb robot was able to x-ray the suitcase and it was determined there were electronics inside. The suitcase was then detonated. Police say there were no explosives found. Officials have no idea how the suitcase ended up under bushes. There was paperwork inside and officials now are trying to determine the owner.
A Nebraska judge has ordered a lawyer to pay 15-thousand for filing frivolous motions in a long-running lawsuit dispute over a defunct insurance company’s assets. The case that dates back to 1998 is far from over because the lawyer, Bill Gast, is appealing the latest ruling against his David Fulkerson’s estate and his former firm, Countrywide Insurance Agency. Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon fined Gast Friday after deciding that several of his motions were frivolous. Gast has been critical of Bataillon’s past rulings, and he argues in his appeal that the judge didn’t have the legal authority to decide the case this spring. Florida regulators are trying to recover at least two-point-two million dollars in the case.