Nov 25, 2019 5:55 PM

Ricketts says he’ll try to keep TD Ameritrade jobs in Omaha

Posted Nov 25, 2019 5:55 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he’ll try to persuade Charles Schwab to maintain a presence in Omaha following news that the online brokerage is buying rival TD Ameritrade and moving the combined company’s headquarters to Texas.

Ricketts said Monday that the announcement “creates significant uncertainty” for thousands of Nebraskans who have worked for TD Ameritrade for years.

Ricketts is the son of TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts and a former chief operating officer within the company.

He says he’s anxious to see what the decision means for the people of Nebraska. He says the state can help Schwab succeed with its competitive cost of doing business and its strong workforce.

Losing TD Ameritrade is potentially a major blow for Omaha. Another major employer, Conagra Foods, left the city in 2016.

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Nov 25, 2019 5:55 PM
Nebraska State Patrol says Phelps County deputy arrested

HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Phelps County sheriff’s deputy on suspicion of third-degree assault and child abuse for an altercation that left a 15-year-old girl with a black eye.

The patrol announced in a news release that 37-year-old Deputy Jamie Tilson was arrested Friday and booked into the Phelps County Jail.

The patrol says the arrest came after it was asked by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office to investigate a report of a Sept. 3 assault in Holdrege. An arrest affidavit says Tilson attempted to slap the teen in the mouth during an argument, and instead hit her in the eye when she flinched.

Tilson could not be reached by phone on Saturday, and no attorney yet appeared for him in online court records.