Jack Sock Day Delayed


Lincoln Tennis fans will have to wait a few more days to exchange volleys with a Wimbeldon Champion.  Jack Sock Day at the Woods Park Tennis Center has been delayed until this coming Monday, September 22nd. The change was blamed on travel difficulties for the tennis star. The Lincoln native, who recently won a Wimbeldon Doubles Championship, will appear at the Woods Park Tennis Bubble Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Election Lawsuit Dismissed


A judge has dismissed a legal challenge to the placement of Mike Foley's name on the November ballot as the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Judge Lori Maret denied the challenge by Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Mark Elworth Jr. He had asked the court to require that the state certify Lavon Heidemann as the Republican candidate. Elworth cited a law that says Sept. 1 was the deadline.

Psychiatrist Puzzled By Jenkins Release


A psychiatrist says he doesn't know why a mentally ill prisoner was released from custody, giving him the chance to kill four people in Omaha. Dr. Eugene Oliveto told a legislative committee Thursday that he had recommended Nikko Jenkins be placed in a state psychiatric hospital prior to the shooting deaths, but his suggestion wasn't followed. Jenkins was found guilty of four counts of murder after his release from the State Penitentary.

South Lincoln Fire Kept From Spreading


Firemen battled an attic fire in a four-plex at 2750 Canterbury Lane, near 27th and Old Cheney, in south Lincoln Thursday afternoon. They were called shortly before 2 p.m., when a passerby spotted smoke coming from the attic and roof vents. No one was home, so one crew forced their way in the front door, while a crew on a ladder truck cut holes in the ceiling to expose the fire.

Crash Victims Identified


The victims have been identified in a fatal crash that occurred just before 2 A.M. thursday morning in a rural area southwest of Lincoln. 28 year old Abraham Raymundo of Crete died after surgery, after he collided with an oncoming vehicle that was passing. His passenger, a 19 year old woman from Crete, was not hurt.

One Person Dead In Overnight Crash Southwest of Lincoln


Deputies are still investigating an overnight crash that killed one person and hurt another southwest of Lincoln.   Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says it happened around 2am Thursday near Southwest 100th and West Wittstruck Road, where a northbound Toyota Highlander was trying to pass a car in a no passing zone and collided head on with a southbound Toyota Corolla.  

Police Arrest Robbery Suspect, While Second Suspect Still Wanted


Police are investigating an armed robbery at a central Lincoln restaurant around closing time late Wednesday night.   Officer Katie Flood says two employees at the Noodles restaurant near 50th and "O" were out back smoking, when two men walked up and demanded their belongings.   Flood says one employee was forced back inside, while the manager was still outside and called 911.

Man Convicted Of Assaulting Sister Gets A Year In Jail


A 21-year-old Lincoln man who police say swung a crowbar at his sister has been sent to jail for a year.  Court records say Ahmed Tuma was sentenced on Wednesday. He'd pleaded no contest to four misdemeanor counts after prosecutors lowered the charges, including one alleging a hate crime.  On Nov. 7 Tuma and a friend confronted Tuma's sister about being engaged to another woman.

Psychiatrist Questions Early Release of Jenkins From Prison


A psychiatrist says he doesn't know why a mentally ill prisoner was released from custody, giving him the chance to kill four people in Omaha in August 2013.  Dr. Eugene Oliveto told a legislative committee Thursday that he had recommended Nikko Jenkins be placed in a state psychiatric hospital prior to the shooting deaths, but his suggestion wasn't followed.  

Legislature Late on Budget Requests


Gov. Dave Heineman says he's received budget requests from virtually every agency in state government, but he's waiting for one straggler: the Nebraska Legislature. Heineman criticized lawmakers today for missing Monday's statutory deadline to submit a request for operating expenses, including salaries and benefits. Heineman says his office hasn't received anything from the Legislature's Executive Board.

Rounded Up Inmate to be Released


Nebraska officials have agreed to release an inmate who was sent back to prison amid questions about miscalculated sentences. The Nebraska Attorney General's Office said Wednesday that David Amesbury qualified for time already served and should be released immediately. Amesbury was originally released from prison in 2012 after serving more than 10 years. He was rounded up in June amid questions of whether hundreds of inmates were released early from prison.

Surveys Vary on Raising Minimum Wage


We're seeing a battle of the surveys on the issue of raising Nebraska's minimum wage. One new report  says nearly one in six Nebraska workers would see a pay increase if voters opt to raise the state's minimum wage. The National Employment Law Project predicts that increasing the wage would generate nearly $74 million in economic activity through increased spending.

Heineman: Trade Centers In China, Japan Worthwhile


Gov. Dave Heineman says state-sponsored trade centers in China and Japan have proven their worth to Nebraska and ought to be continued to help local businesses expand into Asian markets.  Heineman said Wednesday that the centers play a long-term role in building business relationships in Asia. 

Man Shot During Robbery At Omaha Jewelry Store


Police say a man has been shot during a robbery at a jewelry store in central Omaha.  Officers were sent to JR's Jewelry & Gifts around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after the shooting was reported. The victim was hit three times and was taken to Nebraska Medical Center for treatment. 

Two Men Robbed At Gunpoint In North Lincoln


Lincoln Police are investigating an armed robbery from late Tuesday night near 35th and Cornhusker.   Officer Katie Flood says two men were walking when a man with a handgun jumped out from some bushes and demanded all of their belongings, including a wallet, two cellphones and a pair of headphones. 

LSO Deputies Needing More Information in Sept. 1 Hit and Run


It's been two weeks since 52-year-old Jim Blue was involved in a hit and run, while biking along Saltillo Road between Highway 77 and SW 12th Street.  Blue is still recovering from his injuries he suffered on Sept. 1 and Lancaster County deputies are now in a spot where there aren't any new leads in tracking down the vehicle that was involved.  

Midland University Enrollment at All-Time High


Last week it was announced that the University of Nebraska Lincoln campus has passed the 25-thousand mark in enrollment. Monday, Midland University in Fremont announced it's at an all-time high. 1,362 students are enrolled at Midland, the most in its 131 year history. It includes 468 new students, 12-hundred undergraduates and 140 graduate students.

Senior Complex Evacuated for Gas Leak


Lincoln Fire crews began an evacuation of a senior living apartment complex after natural gas smell. Just before 9 p.m. Monday, LFR crews were called to the Union Manor Apartments at 5211 Calvert. According to Battalion Chief Eric Jones, the smell of natural gas was very noticeable both inside and outside when the first crews showed up. Jones says because of the heavy odor of gas they decided to evacuate the building.

Governor to Appoint Third Lieutenant


Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he will appoint a new lieutenant governor even though he only has about four months left in office. But Heineman said Monday that he doesn't expect to announce a replacement for Lavon Heidemann for several weeks. Heidemann, a former state senator and University of Nebraska regent, resigned last week after a judge approved a protection order against him at his sister's request.

Johanns Wants to Limit EPA's Authority


Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns and South Dakota Senator John Thune have introduced legislation to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from garnishing people’ wages without a court order. Johanns  said, “Federal overreach has been a theme of this Administration." Johanns said keeping agencies accountable is a constant process.

Governor Urges Nebraskans to Create Emergency Pet Plans


Nebraska's governor and first lady are urging residents to create a plan for their pets when preparing for emergencies. Gov. Dave Heineman and his wife, Sally Ganem, stressed the need for planning during an appearance Monday at the Capitol with Snickers, the "first puppy." The emergency package for Snickers, a 5-year-old silky terrier and Maltese mix, includes several days' worth of food and water, medicine, bowls, collars and leashes and a first-aid kit, among other items.

Candidates Meet in North Platte for Final Senate Debate


For 90 minutes, four candidates running for Nebraska's open Senate seat set themselves apart. Democrat, Dave Domina supports background checks for buyers at gun shows. Republican, Ben Sasse, strongly supports free trade. Independent, Jim Jenkins supports a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. The other candidate in the debate was Independent, Todd Watson. 

Bail Hearing Backfires for Accused Killer


A 19-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing his grandmother at the home they shared in Columbus now has no chance of getting out of jail. A judge has decided Chase Micklevitz should be held without bond to face 2nd-degree murder and weapons charges. Micklevitz is accused of stabbed 58-year-old, Deanna Micklevitz four times on July 30 with a kitchen knife.

Omaha's ShotSpotter System Detects Deadly Shooting


Omaha police learn about a weekend shooting without anyone calling the cops. The city's ShotSpotter system detected gunshots in a northeast Omaha neighborhood. Officers swoop in and find a dead man's body behind an apartment building. Police have not released the victim's name or offered details about the shooting.

Officers Back to Duty after "Cops" Shootout


The three Omaha police officers involved in a shootout that killed a robbery suspect and a crew member of the TV show "Cops" will return to work next week. Officers Darren Cunningham, Brooks Riley and Jason Wilhelm will report for duty on Monday. The three have been on administrative leave since the August 26th shooting at a fast-food restaurant on Dodge Street.

Richard Meginnis Leaving School Board


Lincoln Public Schools board memeber Richard Meginnis announced that he will not seek re-election to the office when his term expires in May of next year. Meginnis cited growing academic achievements, increasing graduation rates and the hiring of Superintendent Steve Joel as successes of his tenure. Meginnis held the District 2 seat for eight years and is currently serving as president of the board.

Chief Justice John Roberts to Speak at UNL


The Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court will be in Lincoln next week to deliver the keynote address at the Roman L. Hruska Institute for the Administration of Justice. Chief Justice John Roberts' appearance will be Friday at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Roberts will participate in a public conversation with William Jay Riley, chief judge of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Men Robbed at Gunpoint in South Lincoln


Two men are victims of A late night robbery after 10 Friday night near 20th and "F" Streets. The men, one 20 and the other 45 years old, were walking down the street when they were approached by two other men, one who pointed a handgun at them. Lincoln Police Captain Robert Farber tells KFOR News that the man with the handgun ordered the men to hand over the contents of their pockets, including wallets, cell phones and cash.

Police: Robberies May be Linked


Lincoln Police are also investigating two downtown area robberies which they believe may be linked. Our Media Partner 1011 News reports that Just before 3:00 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Police and University Police were called to 14th and R Streets in front of UNL's Student Union Building. According to police, a man and woman were walking when they were approached by two men, one armed with a handgun.

More Cameras on I-80


The state is adding more video cameras to its system along Interstate 80 in Nebraska. The Roads Department says three will added near York and Grand Island starting the week of Sept. 29. The installation is expected to be finished in November. The cameras will be placed upstream from existing Dynamic Message System Boards that sit east and west of the York interchange and west of the Grand Island interchange.

State Patrol Seizes Over 90 Lbs. of Marijuana


The Nebraska State Patrol has seized more than 90 pounds of marijuana following a traffic stop on Interstate 80. Authorities say a trooper pulled over a speeding vehicle Thursday as it was traveling eastbound in Seward County. A probable cause search led to the discovery of the marijuana, which was in a duffel bag and several trash bags in the trunk.

Former State Senator Disbarred


The Nebraska Supreme Court has disbarred former Omaha state Sen. Brenda Council for using campaign money to gamble at casinos, despite a court-appointed referee's opinion that she should have kept her law license. A court-appointed referee had recommended late last year that Council receive a one-year license suspension plus two years of probation, noting that she had shown remorse, sought help for a gambling addiction and repaid the campaign funds.

Ribbon Cutting for New Bryan Health Treatment Center


Bryan Health has upgraded its treatment for substance abuse. A ribbon cutting was held this afternoon for the new Bryan Independence Center, located at the hospital's west campus. The $6.1 Million, 35-thousand square foot building was constructed with a combination of donations, and funds from Bryan Health. Bryan's new Independence Center will combine hospital care with in-and-out patient programs.

Transient Arrested for Robbery and Biting Man


A 34-year-old transient has been arrested in connection with a robbery at Aladdin Tobacco, 2630 Orchard Street. Ronald Woods reportedly demanded cigarettes and "Get-Real" Potpourri, which is a form of synthetic marijuana, but the clerk said no because Woods didn't have I.D. There was a struggle, with another person in the store getting involved. That person was bitten in the face during the fight.

Lincoln Police Say Two Gunshot Incidents are Related


Lincoln Police are trying to track down the source of reported gun shots Wednesday night. The first report came in from the intersection of Grace and Holdrege Streets, near UNL's East Campus. Witnesses heard shots and saw two men running away. Officer found bullet damage to a mailbox. Three hours later, in an apartment near 29th and Dudley, bullets went through a woman's bathroom window.

Ricketts Names Foley As New Running Mate In Governor's Race


Republican candidate for governor Pete Ricketts has named Mike Foley as his new running mate.  Foley replaces Nebraska Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann, who on Tuesday resigned from office and withdrew from his party's ticket.  Ricketts made the announcement Tuesday afternoon at the Nebraska Republican Party headquarters in Lincoln.  Foley has served as state auditor since 2007.

UPDATE: HEIDEMANN RESIGNS FROM OFFICE


Nebraska Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann has resigned from office and ended his candidacy one day after a judge granted a protection order to keep him away from his sister, who accused him of assault.  Heidemann made the announcement Tuesday at the Capitol alongside Gov. Dave Heineman.  The Elk Creek farmer had been the running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts.

City Council Approves Comcast Buyout of Time Warner


Approval from the Lincoln City Council Monday of the cable franchise agreement between Comcast and the city of Lincoln, if the FCC approves of Comcast's buyout of Time Warner Cable. The change would not initially affect rates for cable, internet, or phone service; However, that does not mean rates couldn't increase in the future. 

Report Questions Nebraska Education Funding


A new report says Nebraska's K-12 public schools rely more heavily on local taxes for funding than any other state in the nation. The report released Monday by the OpenSky Policy Institute notes that more than 55 percent of school funding came from local sources in the last school year, while nearly 37 percent came from the state. The rest came from federal sources. Renee Fry, the group's

Colorado Pot Intercept Near Seward


Two men from Colorado face charges after the discovery of nearly 100 pounds of marijuana in a car in Nebraska. The State Patrol says the men were stopped Sunday morning on Interstate 80 in Seward County for following too close. The trooper searched the car, and 99 pounds of marijuana was found in a suitcase in the trunk. The 29 year old driver, and the 26-year-old passenger, both from Aurora,

Lincoln Man Dies Falling From Vehicle Roof


A Lincoln man has been identified as the victim who died in a single vehicle accident late Saturday night. It happened shortly after midnight on 52nd Street between Spruce and LaSalle. Lincoln Police say 27 year old James Rubio climbed out the sunroof of a sport-utility vehicle, fell to the street, and died. The driver of the vehicle was 34 year old Lindsey McAllister, also of Lincoln.

LPD Investigate Third Cab Driver Robbery


A lot of robbery cases in the past week in an area of southwest Lincoln, mainly in an area from 13th to 19th Streets, "C" to "F" Streets.  They've ranged from pizza delivery drivers to taxi drivers being robbed at gunpoint.  Police Officer Katie Flood says the latest case involves a cab driver who was robbed at gunpoint in the 16th and "C" neighborhood early Friday morning.

Attempted Robbery At Central Lincoln Convenience Store


An armed robbery at a central Lincoln gas station around closing time Thursday night.  Police Captain Don Scheinost tells KFOR News the Git N Split at 28th and "O" was held up just before 11pm, as the store was closing for the night.  Scheinost says the clerk told the robber he already had put the cash into the safe for the night.  

Police Continue Looking For Car Stolen At Gunpoint


Lincoln Police are also investigating another armed robbery late Thursday night that happened in the parking lot of the EZ-Go at 25th and "O".   Captain Don Scheinost says a man got a ride to the gas station when he pulled out a gun and demanded the keys.   The victim jumped out and ran around the building, only to find that his vehicle was gone.   

Police Investigating Home Invasion Robbery In North Lincoln


A man was just watching TV, when some uninvited guests show up to his home near 48th and Benton early Thursday evening. Lincoln Police Sgt. Don Scheinost tells KFOR News the victim looked through the peep hole of the door and saw two men he didn't know.   The door was kicked in and the man was attacked, while some of his belongings were taken.  

Raymond Woman Victimized By Phony Sweepstakes Scam


A 56-year-old Raymond woman is the victim of a scam that claimed she won money from Publisher's Clearinghouse.   Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says the woman got a phone call Thursday, saying she had won $2-and-a-half million and needed to give $1,000 to receive the winnings on the green dot packs.  

Panhandle Bond Issue Certified


Voters in the northwest Nebraska city of Chadron will decide whether to approve a one-half percent sales and use tax to pay for a proposed swimming pool center. The Dawes County Clerk's office told city officials Tuesday night that the measure had qualified for the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Nebraska ACT Scores Top National Average, LPS Scores Improving


Some good news about this year's ACT exam scores from Nebraska High School students, where the average ACT composite score was 21.7.  That's seven-tenths of a point higher than the national average of 21.0 out of a possible score of 36.   Students in Lincoln Public Schools that took the ACT this year had a composite score of 20.7 this year, which is slightly higher than last year.

Veterans Affairs Health Care Town Hall August 26


(8-19-14) Veterans and other community members have a chance next week to voice their opinions about the Veterans Affairs health care services. The veterans' town hall will be in the auditorium of the Nebraska-Western Iowa clinic, located in Lincoln just south of 70th and O, at 9 a.m., on August 26. Public Affairs Officer, Will Ackerman, said the town hall is designed to gain open and honest feedback about the health care system. 

Increased Patrol in Hall County During State Fair


Displaying image007.png(8-19-14) The Nebraska State Patrol will bulk up its enforcement in Hall County during the last two Saturdays of August. This in response to heavy traffic due to the Nebraska State Fair. Captain Chris Kolb of Troop C-Grand Island said he hopes the visibility of the troopers will cause people to drive safety and avoid crashes.

977 Students Graduate from New Financial Literacy Program


(8-19-14) An online financial literacy education program has proven successful over its first year, according to State Treasurer Don Stenberg. The Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) sponsors the program, called Nebraska NEST Financial Scholars. Stenberg said 81 Nebraska high schools used the program during the 2013-2014 school year. That includes 2,214 students--977 of which graduated and are certified as Nebraska NEST Finacial Scholars.

Clarks Woman Dies in Three-Vehicle Accident


(8-19-14) A 25-year-old Clarks woman has been killed in a traffic accident involving three vehicles. The accident occurred a mile west of Clarks in Merrick County. The County Attorney says Heather Stroud was headed east on U.S. Highway 30 when her vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer. 

Lexington Man Gets Prison for Fatal Stabbing


(8-19-14) A 22-year-old man has been sent to prison for fatally stabbing another Lexington resident. Navor Millan pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Millan was sentenced in Dawson County District Court to consecutive sentences of 12 to 20 years for manslaughter and two to five years for using a deadly weapon.

Rush Hour Crash Kills One Person


One person is dead, three others suffered non life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle crash during rush hour Monday morning at 56th and Van Dorn.   KFOR News talked to Lincoln Police Officer Tim Abele at the scene, who said the car turned when traffic in the inside northbound lane stopped, leaving a gap for the car to turn.  About halfway through the turn, the truck hit the passenger side of the car in the outside lane.

Victim Identified In Sunday's Fatal Crash In North Lincoln


Lincoln Police have identified both the driver and passenger involved in the Sunday afternoon rollover crash along the southbound lanes of the 27th Street viaduct south of Cornhusker.  The passenger, 21-year-old Shanna Rurup, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver, 20-year-old Cameron Beattie, was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries according to Police Officer Katie Flood.

Hearing Set to Find Psychiatric Facility for Jenkins


(8-7-14) A judge has set a hearing to find a psychiatric facility that will treat an Omaha man found too mentally unfit to undergo sentencing for killing four people. The hearing will be held more than two weeks after Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon ordered Nikko Jenkins to the state's psychiatric hospital in Lincoln for treatment.

Pershing Center Holds Last Concert August 6


(8-7-14) The Goo Goo Dolls will be known as the last live act at Pershing. It's not the last event at Pershing; the No Coast Derby Girls still have some matches this month, but the Goo Goo Dolls will be the last concert. Their last encore song on August 6 was a Supertramp cover, "Give A Little Bit."

Fire Destroys Camper In North Lincoln Mobile Home Court


Plenty of smoke and flames filling the air from the 4200 block of Cornhusker during rush hour Thursday morning.  At least one person was hospitalized for what are described as "non life-threatnening" injuries, after a fire broke out in a camper.  

Young Jack Hoffman Not In Cancer Remission


When you think of Jack Hoffman of Atkinson, Nebraska, you probably go straight to the image of the 8 year old running for a 69 yard touchdown in Nebraska's 2013 Spring Game.  We got to know Jack for his fight against an inoperable train tumor.  Jack's cancer has been in remission, but now we learn Jack's brain tumor has grown since an April MRI.  

Man Dies From Stab Wounds Suffered During Family Gathering


A 77-year-old Lincoln man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of his 46-year-old son-in-law late Tuesday night at a family birthday party.  Police Officer Katie Flood says the victim, Sujay Nooka, was stabbed in the chest allegedly by his father-in-law, Bayapa Lingala.  Nooka was rushed to a hospital for surgery and died just before 3am Wednesday.  

Tossed Cigarette Causes Two-Alarm Fire


Damage could be $100,000 to an apartment building started on fire by a carelessly tossed cigarette on Tuesday afternoon.  The two-alarm blaze near 16th and Garfield Streets was under control in about a half hour.  Lincoln Fire Inspector Donald Gross says a carelessly thrown away cigarette started a blanket on fire on the balcony.  

Lincoln Woman Killed In Motorcycle Crash


Lincoln Police have now identified the woman killed in a crash early Monday evening at 52nd and "O".  Investigators say 24-year-old Jaclyn Kehling of Lincoln was heading east on O Street when her motorcycle hit a car turning off of westbound "O" Street onto southbound 52nd. 

Teens Suspected of Burglary/Theft


Three teens are in the Youth Detention Center, after they were caught following a burglary and larceny in north Lincoln Monday night.   Police Officer Katie Flood says the three boys got into a 43-year-old man's home in the 4100 block of North 11th around 9pm and managed to steal a Tablet, before the man chased them out of the house.  

City Clerk to Pay Restitution for Theft


A former city clerk in the south-central Nebraska town of Fairfield has been sentenced to five years of probation and must pay back $55,000 to the city she's convicted of embezzling. Jennifer Bassett appeared at a restitution hearing in Clay County District Court at which prosecutors showed that she took $96,000.

Interpreter Accused of Theft From Client


A Lincoln woman who translated bank information into English for an elderly woman has been accused of stealing more than $13,000 from her. Lincoln police say 19-year-old Martha M. Rik was arrested Thursday on suspicion of theft by deception and identity theft. Court records do not list an attorney. The 64-year-old woman contacted authorities in May to report that money was missing.

Walking Pneumonia Outbreak At Nursing Home Turns Deadly


A quarantine has been lifted at a Columbus nursing home where a respiratory illness contributed to the deaths of five patients. The quarantine was imposed June 19 at Golden LivingCenter-Columbus. Health officials say that as of Wednesday, 34 patients and 15 staff members had caught the illness. The home has about 130 patients and 140 employees.

"P" Street Temporarily One Lane


(7-2-14) For several days each of the next three weeks, traffic on “P” Street from 11th Street to Centennial Mall will be reduced to one lane of traffic during daytime, off-peak hours. The lane restrictions are expected to take place Mondays through Wednesdays. The closures will be for asphalt patching and the installation of permanent pavement markings as part of the streetscape project.

Raybould To Be Hassebrook's Running Mate In Governor's Race


Democrat Chuck Hassebrook has chosen Lancaster County Commissioner and Lincoln business executive Jane Raybould to be his running mate in the race for Governor.  Raybould, who's a Democrat and Vice-President of her family's grocery store business B&R Stores, says she will serve out her current term as a member of the county board, but will withdraw as a candidate for re-election.

Possible Homicide Victim Identified


Nebraska authorities have identified the 34-year-old man found dead near Beaver Crossing last week. The Nebraska State Patrol says the combination of fingerprint records and tips from the public helped identify Hai Sinh Nguyen of Lincoln. His body was found on the bank of the Big Blue River in Seward County Wednesday. An autopsy confirmed that Nguyen did not die of natural causes, and his death is being investigated as a homicide.

Woman Falls out of 6-Story Window at Lincoln Hotel


A woman is in the hospital after falling from a sixth floor window at the Embassy Suites. Our media partner 1011 news reports that at around 12:30 this morning, Lincoln Fire and Rescue found the woman on a two-story roof. A ladder truck helped rescue workers get her off the roof. Lincoln Police told KFOR News she is still alive, but in a Lincoln hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Centennial Mall and "O" Street Intersection to Close


Sidewalk and lane closures begin tomorrow at the intersection of Centennial Mall and "O" Street. As part of the renovation of Nebraska's Centennial Mall, the north half of the intersection will close on Monday. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction on the south half. When work on the north half is done, the south half will close. The project is expected to be complete in 35 to 40 days.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified


(6-26-14) The man killed in a motorcycle crash in Lincoln Tuesday evening has been identified as 19-year-old, Mark Wenzl of Seward. Police say Wenzl was heading downtown on Rosa Parks Way when he crashed into a concrete barrier and was thrown over the guardrail and onto a parking lot below near 7th street.

Columbus Sex Offender Given Prison Time


A sex offender who moved into the home of a Columbus woman and later molested two of her children has been given five years in prison. The 25-year-old man had pleaded no contest and was convicted of sexual assault of a child. The man is not being identified in order to protect the privacy of the teenage boys the man was accused of molesting.

Fillmore County Crash Kills One


(6-23-14) An 83-year-old woman has died after a collision on U.S. Highway 81 near Strang. The Fillmore County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred a little before 2:45 p.m., Sunday. Joan Hendrickson was turning north off Nebraska Highway 74 onto U.S. 81 when her car was struck by a southbound sport utility vehicle. Hendrickson, of Shickley, was fatally injured.

Burglar Takes ATM from Powerless Gas Station


(6-16-14) A burglar got away with an ATM from a convenience store.  Sometime between Midnight and 5 in the morning Sunday, a man broke into the C Station convenience store at 1120 South Coddington. Saturday night's storm knocked out power in the neighborhood, so lights were out and security camera's didn't work.

Charges Dropped for Man Distributing Religious Pamphelts


Charges against a Lincoln man for handling out religious pamphlets outside the Pinnacle Bank arena have been dropped. 77-year-old Larry Ball was arrested March 15 for handing out literature during the state basketball tournament. Ball was arrested after he refused a request from arena security to leave. He claimed he was on public property.

Trial In Death of Raymond Man May End Soon


The family of a Raymond, Nebraska, man gunned down two years ago in Mississippi while picking his grandson up from college in Florida, could know very soon if the man accused of the murder will spend the rest of his life in prison.  James Willie is accused of killing Tom Schlender in his vehicle on Interstate 55 in May of 2012. 

South Sioux City Memorial Wall Dedication Draws Hundreds


The dedication of a replica Memorial Wall drew hundreds of Vietnam veterans to Freedom Park in South Sioux City.  The half-scale replica of the wall bears the names of more than 58,000 U.S. service members killed in the Vietnam War.  The 250 foot black granite wall is the only replica that duplicates the original design in the nation's capital.

Patty Duke Taken to Omaha Hospital During Film Screening


An organizer of a screening of "The Miracle Worker" in Omaha says one of the movie's stars, Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke, left the event because of stomach pain. The 67-year-old Duke was taken by a private vehicle Friday evening to the Nebraska Medical Center after complaining of stomach pain. Organizer Bruce Crawford says Duke's medical condition was not serious, but that but that an Omaha doctor who had been running tests on Duke asked her to come in for more tests Friday night after she reported the pain.

Ben Sasse Resigns From Midland


Midland University President Ben Sasse announced Thursday that he has submitted his resignation to the Midland Board of Directors, effective at the end of the year.  Sasse, who is the Republican candidate for the Nebraska Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Senator Mike Johanns, is running against Democrat Dave Domina in November. 

Nebraska Twister Damage Estimated at $300,000


Damage to Lancaster County property is estimated at 300,000 dollars after Sunday's round of tornadoes.  Three of the twisters have been verified in northern Lancaster County, damaging two dozen buildings, including one grain bin that was dropped on a county road.  Flooded roads were closed in 10 places during the storm, one bridge remains closed, and Count Engineer Pam Dingman says

UNMC Chancellor Receives Prestigious Health Care Leadership Award


University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Jeffrey Gold is in Chicago this week to receive a prestigious health care leadership award.  Gold is one of 25 recipients this year of the Becker's Healthcare 2014 Leadership Awards by Becker's Hospital Review. 

Lincoln Water Levels Good, No Residential Watering Schedule in Demand


Mayor Beutler announced today that Lincoln's water supply is 95 percent full and he will not ask residents to follow a watering schedule at this time. The water level was below normal from December to March and slightly above normal in April. 

Two Indicted for Hacking UNL, U.S. Navy, More Computer Systems


Federal prosecutors in Oklahoma say two men have been indicted for hacking into computer systems of more than 30 computer systems of public and private organizations, including that of UNL and the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tulsa says 27-year-old Nicholas Knight, of Virginia, and 20-year-old Daniel Krueger, of Illinois, are a part of a group called Team Digi7al that tries to

Storm Damages Four Major NPPD Lines


(5-12-14) Sunday night's storms will be costly for the Nebraska Public Power District.  The state's largest utility reports damage to four major transmission lines. About 100 poles were damaged on a large 345 kilovolt line running from Hallam to McCool Junction.  At one point in the storm, that line fell to the ground across U-S Highway 81.  Another 100 kilovolt line, from McCool

Lincoln City Attorney Rod Confer Retires


Lincoln City Attorney Rod Confer is retiring, after being the city's lawyer for the past five years. Mayor Beutler announced today that assistant city attorney Jeff Kirkpatrick will be the new city attorney starting June 1st. Kirkpatrick spent 12 years in private practice, after joining the city attorney's office in 2010, particularly with Lincoln Fire and Rescue.

18-Year-Old Hits, Runs, Accidentally Kills, Gets 4 to 5 Years


An 18-year-old woman will be sent to prison for four to five years for a hit-and-run which killed another driver. Eighteen-year-old Justice Wiggins of Omaha ran into some property and sped away from the scene.  She ran a stop sign, collided with an SUV and killed the 23-year-old driver.  Court records say she pleaded guilty to failing to stop and render aid and to misdemeanor vehicular

Midwest Community Leaders Advise Senate Panel on Improving Communities


(5-1-14) Witnesses are telling a Senate panel that rural communities need to sell what they are, not what they are not, in order to thrive economically.  They also say government support is important for growth and that small cities and towns should band together to maximize their potential.  A subcommittee of the Senate Agriculture Committee focused Thursday on how to boost rural

Overnight Armed Robbery At South Lincoln U-Stop


An overnight armed robbery in South Lincoln nets an arrest shortly after it occurred.  Lincoln Police Captain Don Scheinost told our media partner 10/11 news around 1:30 Sunday, four men walked into a the U-Stop at 13th and South and demanded cash. 

Shots Fired At West Lincoln Trailer Park


Shots were fired into a Lincoln home overnight.  Our media partner 10/11 news reports that Lincoln Police received several reports of shots fired just after midnight at the Contempo Trailer Park at 600 West Farfield.  

9-Year-Old Killed by Bobcat Machine


A 9-year-old boy was killed when a Bobcat Loader backed over him near Ashland.  Cass County Sheriff William C. Brueggemann, told our media partner 10/11 news just after 3:30 Saturday afternoon a male was operating a bobcat loader

Midwest States to Jointly Combat Wildfires


Nebraska is preparing to joining forces with Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas to help fight rural wildfires.  A bill sent to Governor Heineman would allow Nebraska to join the Great Plains Interstate Fire Compact, an agreement which lets member states share firefighters and equipment in an emergency.  Kansas is considering a similar proposal.  

Pipeline Opponents Protest with 80-Acres of Artwork


Opponents of a proposed pipeline to carry Canadian oil south to the Gulf Coast have carved a message of resistance into a Nebraska field in the project's path. The 80-acre artwork, which was done last week and reads "Heartland(hash)NoKXL."

Motorcycle Rider Killed in Crash


Omaha Police have identified the motorcycle rider who was killed in a weekend crash after failing to negotiate a corner in the road. Omaha police say 27-year-old David Plassmann of Bellevue died Saturday afternoon while out riding with others.

Syracuse Man Arrested for DUI after Crashing into Pole


A Syracuse man was arrested for DUI after crashing his truck into a power pole. Just before 1:00 Sunday morning, a Bennett firefighter drove up on a crash near 176th and Roca Road.

Driver Rolls Car Over, Gets DUI, Negligent Driving


(4-11-14) A one-car rollover crash shortly after bar close last night resulted in no injuries but two citations--a DUI and negligent driving. 21-year-old Nathaniel Wilkens was driving too fast on the curve of Capital Parkway between J street and Randolph and lost control of his Pontiac Grand Am. His car flipped over and hit a curb and tree. Wilkens was not seriously injured. 

Health and Human Services Official Vivianne Chaumont Dies at 60


A well-known state Health and Human services official has died.  Vivianne Chaumont, who oversaw Nebraska's Medicaid and long-term care services, has died of cancer. She was 60.  Chaumont was appointed to the agency in May 2007.  She previously was an Assistant Attorney General in Colorado. Chaumont is survived by three children.

Approved Bill to Help Elderly Nebraskans Maintain Home-Living


A bill that would provide millions of dollars in federal and state funding to help elderly Nebraskans stay in their homes has won approval from lawmakers, despite a veto.   Lawmakers overrode Gov. Dave Heineman's veto on Thursday with the minimum 30 votes required. The proposal would direct Nebraska to apply for a federal grant that would help pay for in-home services.

Unknown Thief or Thieves Break Into At Least 15 Cars at UNL


(4-10-14) University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police are looking at surveillance video to see if they can find out who smashed windows in at least 15 vehicles early Wednesday morning.  Two UNL parking lots were targeted--one on South Street between Vine and 19th streets, the other near 22nd and U streets.  Cell phones, iPods, cash, and other valuables were taken.  Police encourage

Bill to Up Penalties on Assaulted Medical, Social Workers Faces Final Vote


(4-10-14) Assaulting a firefighter, paramedic, or social worker could carry a stiffer penalty under a bill headed to a final vote in the Legislature.  Lawmakers gave 2nd-round approval to the legislation by Omaha Senator, Steve Lathrop.  Yesterday's vote followed a filibuster led by Omaha Senator Ernie Chambers, who argues that the law shouldn't treat assault victims differently

Are You Sure You're Registered for the May 13th Primary?


The Lancaster County Election Commissioner will set up for voter registration at several extra sites on Saturday. Anyone who turns 18 on or before November 4, has moved, changed their name, or would like to change their political party affiliation, needs to register.

Ex-Convict Jobs Ammendment Heading to Final Vote as Part of Prison Reform Bill


A bill designed to help ex-convicts find jobs in Nebraska is headed to a final vote in the Legislature. The measure, part of the state's prison reform bill, was amended Tuesday before receiving second-round approval by lawmakers.

Tom Osborne Endorses Mike Foley for Governor


Former University of Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne today endorsed State Auditor Mike Foley's candidacy for Governor. In making the endorsement, Osborne said Foley is an honorable man who can't be bought.

Fines Possible for P Street Project Contractor


August 29th...mark it on your calendar. It's the date by which the P Street project must be done or the contractor faces stiff fines, If P Street and Centennial Mall isn't done in 30 days.

Fillibuster Kills Sexual Discrimination Bill


20 states and the District of Columbia have laws preventing employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender. Nebraska will not join that list of states this year. Lawmakers fell 7 votes short of getting the support needed.

City Council Repeals Curfew


In a unanimous vote, the City Council repeals the teenage curfew ordinance. It's been the law since 1949 that young people under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to be in businesses where alcohol is served past 9 at night.

Nebraska DMV Closes Driver's License Operations


If you need to renew your driver's license, you might have to skip the DMV this week and go online. All state licensing operations are shut down through Thursday. Staff members are going through planned training sessions.

Horse Race Betting Bill Passes Legislature


A proposed ballot measure that could allow betting on previously recorded horse races has been passed by the Nebraska Legislature. Lawmakers voted 30-17 in a second attempt to approve the proposed constitutional amendment.

Heineman Vetoes Elderly Care Funding Bill


Gov. Dave Heineman has vetoed a bill that would require Nebraska to apply for federal funding for in-home care services for the elderly. The governor argues that while the bill's goal is laudable, it would shift millions of dollars in expenses onto state government.

Nebraskans Remember Mickey Rooney


Actor Mickey Rooney will always be remembered at Boys Town for his Oscar-winning role in the 1938 movie about the Nebraska home for troubled youth. Rooney, who died Sunday at the age of 93, was named Mayor for Life at Boys Town in 2003.

Many State Parks to Reopen Early


Officials say state parks and recreation areas closed temporarily last fall to deal with deferred maintenance amid budget woes will reopen nearly two weeks earlier than scheduled. 

Task Force Arrests Wanted Fugitive in Lincoln



The US Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force (MFTF) announced it has arrested Jason Robert Jackson, 24 based on his federal arrest warrant for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Jackson was arrested around midnight on Sunday at a residence in the 2500 block of N street in Lincoln.

Man Killed by Gunshot


A man is dead after a shooting yesterday evening at around seven-thirty at the Lion's Gate Apartments on the 5100 block of Vine Street. Our media partner 1011 says the shooting was accidental, but police aren't willing to confirm anything.

Anti-Icing System to be Installed on I-80 Bridges


An anti-icing system is scheduled to be installed on four Interstate 80 bridges about four miles west of Aurora next week. The project will include construction of a camera tower and a building that will house the anti-icing chemicals.

Two Young Students Injured in Bus Crash Near Norfolk


Authorities say two girls were injured following a school bus crash in Stanton County. The Stanton County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Friday morning near Norfolk. The girls, ages 8 and 9, were taken to a local hospital.

Palin Endorses Ricketts


Sarah Palin is jumping into Nebraska politics again. The former vice-presidential candidate is endorsing Pete Ricketts' bid for the Republican nomination for governor, calling him a "principled conservative." Ricketts is competing in a six-w

Former Crime Scene Investigator Ordered to Pay Restitution and Punitive Damages


Discredited former Douglas County crime scene investigator David Kofoed has been ordered to pay a total of nearly $6.6 million to two men he's accused of framing for a double murder. U.S. Judge Joseph Bataillon issued the orders.

Indepentent U.S. Senate Candidate not Invited to Business Forum


Independent U.S. Senate candidate Jim Jenkins today objected to a decision by the National Federation of Independent Business not to invite him to a small business forum featuring other Senate candidates.

Three-Year-Old Dies after Accident


A 3-year-old boy has died in an Omaha hospital after being accidentally run over by his uncle at a trailer park in Hastings. Taylor Wilson, of Nebraska Medical Center, on Tuesday confirmed the death of Aldo Ramirez-Lopez.

Lincoln Man Sentenced to Prison for Selling Gun to Felon


A 36-year-old Lincoln man has been given 46 months in federal prison for selling a gun to a convicted felon. Ashley Gerbig was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Lincoln. He pleaded guilty to one count in October.

Legislature Overrides Governor's Budget Veto


Nebraska lawmakers have voted to override Gov. Dave Heineman's vetoes of state budget items, including funding for courtyard fountains and a new heating system at the Capitol. The 37-11 vote on Tuesday comes days after Heineman announced the veto.

Hit and Run Crash Shoves Parked Car Against House


Lincoln Police are investigating a hit and run accident where a parked car was overturned and hit a house and the suspect was  arrested 10 blocks from crash scene, still in his destroyed car.  Our media partner 10/11 news is reporting just after 9:00 Saturday night emergency crews were called to the 1800 block of A Street for a reported rollover accident.

Lincoln Police Catch Stabbing Suspect


Lincoln Police have caught the man they say is responsible for a stabbing early Sunday morning.  Around 7:40 a.m., LPD Captain David Beggs said the suspect went into the CVS Pharmacy and asked the cashier about a TracFone prepaid cellphone. 

Lincoln Police Arrest Murder Suspect


Lincoln Police have made an arrest an arrest in the homicide of Nathaniel Morton Sr.  Captain Jason Stille tells KFOR News 21-year-old Kashius Haynes turned himself into authorities around 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. 

Milford Woman Admits Lying about Man's Threats


A Milford woman has made a plea deal and was convicted in a perjury case. Betsy Smith pleaded no contest, and will be sentenced May 12. Prosecutors say Smith had sought a protection order against a York man.

Minnesota Man's $5,000 Wheelchair Stolen


The State Patrol is asking for help finding a wheelchair stolen from its owner as he traveled through Nebraska. A 29-year old Minnesota man called the Nebraska State Patrol on Wednesday to report that his wheelchair had been stolen.

Boy Scouts Hurt in Gunpowder Explosion


Boy Scouts experimenting with gunpowder for a ceremony have been injured in an explosion and fire at a Council Bluffs Home. The Fire investigator said that the accident occurred around 8:10 p.m. Thursday.

Woman Sues Strip Club Over Wages


A Wisconsin woman is suing a Lincoln-area strip club where she dances, saying the owner of Shakers of Waverly has not paid her or other dancers an hourly wage or overtime in the three years she has worked there.

19-Year-Old Going Back to Prison


A 19-year-old on parole for robbery is going back to prison for nearly a year for trying to force his way into Lincoln North Star High School last year. William Holloway and two friends fought with two guards and a school administrator.

Lincoln Post Office may Close


The U.S. Postal Service is studying whether to continue operating the University Place Post Office. Postal Union President Tony Ridder says in his monthly newsletter that a decision has already been made to close the station at 48th and Leighton.

Grand Island Fights for Renovated State Veterans Home, Not New


Grand Island leaders haven't given up on retaining the state veterans home instead of seeing the state build a replacement in Kearney.   Grand Island Mayor Jay Vavricek is preparing a counterproposal to the plan approved by Gov. Dave Heineman. The state plan already has been sent to federal officials in Washington, where it awaits funding. 

Legislature Approves Budget


Nebraska lawmakers have approved changes to the state's two-year budget, including new money for property tax relief. The $7.8 billion package passed on Monday includes new funding for Nebraska's property tax credit program, water projects, and state park renovations. It also allocates money for job-training programs and pediatric cancer research. 

Mountain Lion Hunting Ban Waiting for Governor's Signature


Nebraska's mountain lion hunting season could come to a halt if a bill passed by state senators becomes law. The Legislature's 28-13 vote on Monday was enough to pass the measure, but supporters fell five votes short of the backing needed to put it into effect right away. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha introduced the bill to protect mountain lions.

Lincoln Police Investigate More Than 20 Car Vandalism Cases


Police are investigating more than 20 vandalism cases in south-central Lincoln.  Lincoln Police told 10/11 news  they started getting reports of graffiti on cars and homes and slashed tires just after 8 Saturday morning.

Single Vehicle Rollover Accident Occurs In West Lincoln


A man is in serious condition after his car rolled west of 190th and Pioneers Blvd yesterday afternoon and he was ejected.  Lancaster County Sheriff Sergeant John Vik told our media parter 10/11 News the single vehicle crash happened just after 5:00 pm. 

Missing Teens Found in Florida


 Lincoln Police tell our media partner 1011 News, Rachael Bates and Samantha Zuerlein have been located in Titusville, Florida.  Lincoln Police Captain David Beggs said the girls were sleeping in the 1997 silver Lincoln Continental they were last seen in, when Titusville police found the girls in a Walmart parking lot.

Final Haymarket Parking Garage Open


Another garage opened up to the public. The Green 2 parking garage at 530 “P” Street has been completed and will be available for Saturday’s Husker football game against Miami. Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that all the new parking garages in the West Haymarket area are now open. He encouraged fans to use the $20 online pre-pay option for football parking.

Driver Hits Stalled Car and Owner


A woman putting gas in her stalled vehicle on 40th Street was hit by a car last night near C Street. The woman, Tracy Macke, was taken to intensive care but Police Capt. Don Scheinost tells KFOR NEWS the woman's injuries are not considered life threatening. The driver, Sara Inhofe, was driving southbound on 40th Street when she saw the stalled car with its flashers on too late and swerved,

Man Hit in Head by Large Tree, Dies 4 Days Later


(4-3-14) A 57-year-old Roca man has died four days after being hit by a falling tree.   Wade Wunderlich used a chain saw to cut down the tree Saturday. He and his wife had been working for months to remove the tree from the 100-acre property they recently bought three miles west of Roca in southeast Nebraska. 

New Hydraulic Cot In LFR Ambulances


New hydraulic cot for LFR ambulances.

Federal Judge Catches Heat for Comments


A federal judge is catching some heat for referring to himself as "a dirty old man" and suggesting in his personal blog that young women attorneys need to dress more conservatively in court. Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf weighed in on the topic Tuesday, relaying a story about a local female attorney in her late 20s who "wears very short skirts..."

High-Powered Miami Offense Will Challenge NU's Defense


The 24th-ranked Nebraska football team continues to focus on playing Miami this Saturday at Memorial Stadium, in what will be the 11th meeting between both teams and the first trip to Lincoln for the Hurricanes since 1976.   Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis said after practice Tuesday they're preparing for a high-powered offense.  

Nebraska Mens Hoops: Huskers To Play On BTN 13 Times In 2014-15


A minimum of 13 Nebraska men’s basketball games will air across Big Ten Network platforms this season.  Eleven games will air on BTN and available nationally...two games will air online on BTN Plus, which is a subscription-based service available on computers, smartphones and tablets as part of the BTN2Go app.  

Tuesday's High School Volleyball Results


Click the headline to see scores from Tuesday night's volleyball action involving Lincoln area teams.

Huskers Alive in Fresno


Tommy Armstrong Junior threw a 70-yard touchdown pass on the fourth play from scrimmage and Ameer Abdullah scored on a 57-yard run on Nebraska's next play to lead the Cornhuskers to a 55-19 victory last night at Fresno State. De'Mornay Pierson-El added an 86-yard punt return touchdown and Imani Cross scored on a 62-yard run for the unranked Cornhuskers in California.

Former LSE, Husker Star Gordon Reaches 1,000 Career Hits


Lincoln native Alex Gordon has reached the 1,000th hit mark of his Major League Baseball career.  The Kansas City Royals outfielder and former Nebraska star hit a single to left field in the fifth inning Wednesday night against Arizona to reach the mark.  

Nebraska Men's Basketball: Schedule Released For Tourney In Hawaii


The Nebraska basketball team will face a tough challenge in the opening round of the 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, when the Huskers face homestanding Hawaii in its tournament opener. The Huskers and Rainbow Warriors will tip off at Midnight (central) on Dec. 23, in a game televised nationally on ESPNU.  

Two Saltdogs Receive Weekly Honors


The Lincoln Saltdogs swept the league's weekly awards for the week ending June 1, as 1B Ian Gac was named Pointstreak Player of the Week and RHP Marquis Fleming was named Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week. Pointstreak is the official baseball statistician of the American Association.  

Nevada Forward Huff Transferring To Creighton


Cole Huff, a forward who was an honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference men's basketball selection as a sophomore at Nevada this past season, has announced he plans to transfer to Creighton. 

Nebraska Women's Basketball Notches NCAA Tourney Win


Jordan Hooper had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and fourth-seeded Nebraska defeated Fresno State 74-55 in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament Saturday in Los Angeles. Emily Cady added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Cornhuskers (26-6), the B

Husker Men Fall to Baylor in NCAA Tournament


The Husker Basketball team is finished after one game in the NCAA Tournament. Nebraska coach Tim Miles was ejected from the Cornhuskers'  West Region game against Baylor after getting whistled for two technical fouls in the second half. Miles drew his second technical for unsportsmanlike conduct with 11:17 left in the game and Nebraska losing 50-32.

Edwards Named Big Ten Players of the Week


Nebraska softball player Tatum Edwards was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday. The award is the first of Edwards’ career, although she is a four-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honoree.....

Huskers Hold First Florida Practice


The Nebraska football team practiced on the campus of the University of North Florida for the first time Friday morning, beginning preparation for the Gator Bowl against No. 23 Georgia. The Huskers and Bulldogs are set to battle Wednesday, New Year's Day, in an 11 a.m game that will be broadcast on ESPN2. The Huskers practiced in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts for just over two hours.  It was the first of four scheduled pre-game practices.

Huskers Prepare in Florida


The Nebraska football team arrived in Jacksonville, Florida yesterday (Thursday), six days away from their showdown with the 23rd-ranked Georgia Bulldogs in the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day. The Cornhuskers will workout today (Friday) for the first time since before Christmas. Kickoff of the Gator Bowl is at 11am next Wednesday.

Holiday Tourney Play Begins


The holiday basketball tournament schedule will get underway around the area tomorrow and Saturday. Tournaments that start Friday include the Lincoln Lutheran holiday tournament which will feature the host school Lutheran, along with Fairbury, Raymond Central and Louisville.

Hooper Leads Huskers to Win Over Utah State


All-American, Jordan Hooper, erupted for game highs of 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead #15 Nebraska to a 95-75 win over Utah State yesterday (Sunday) at Pinnacle Bank Arena. With the victory, Nebraska improved 7-2 overall, while Utah State slipped to 5-3.

Bluejays Take Down Huskers


All-American Doug McDermott scored a game-high 33 points to lead three Creighton players in double figures, as the Bluejays thumped Nebraska, 82-67 last (Sunday) night. The Huskers return to action on Saturday, taking on Arkansas State.

Huskers to Play in Gator Bowl New Years' Day


Nebraska will appear in a New Year’s Day bowl game for the 3rd straight season. The Huskers have been selected to play in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville against Georgia. January 1st kick off will 11 o'clock - Lincoln time. Nebraska goes into the bowl game at 8-4.

Pelini Reprimanded By Big Ten Conference


The Big Ten office today issued a public reprimand of Nebraska football head coach Bo Pelini for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy following Nebraska’s game against Iowa on Nov. 29, 2013. In addition, the conference announced that the institution has been fined $10,000 as a result of the violation.

Husker Volleyball Hosts Another NCAA Regional


The Nebraska volleyball team will spend opening weekend of the postseason at home for the 10th straight season as the Bob Devaney Sports Center has been chosen as one of 16 sites for the NCAA 1st and 2nd-round play next weekend. The Huskers will be making their 32nd NCAA Tournament appearance and they will go in as the #8 overall seed among the 64 teams.

Pelini Issues Statement


Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini has issued a statement, following Saturday's announcement regarding his retention as coach.

“I want to thank our administration and Shawn Eichorst in particular, for his continued and full support that he has given me and our football program since his arrival on campus.   I am honored to represent this university and its great fans and

Falls City Sacred Heart Wins D2 Football Title


Charles Dunn passed for five touchdowns and ran for another, and top-ranked Falls City Sacred Heart won its first state football championship since 1994 and its seventh overall with its 63-14 victory over No. 9 Stuart in the Class D2 final Monday. The Irish (13-0) scored 56 straight points after falling behind 8-0 early.

Omaha Skutt Wins Class B Football TItle


Quarterback Isaiah Ramsey ran for two touchdowns and Zachary Zeplin intercepted three passes as second-ranked Omaha Skutt posted its fourth shutout of the season in a 30-0 victory over No. 4 York in the Class B championship game Monday night. The Skyhawks claimed their first title since 2005, winning 12 straight games after losing their season opener to Gretna.

Oklahoma High School Star Signs With NU Mens Hoops


Nebraska Men’s Basketball Coach Tim Miles announced that Jacob Hammond has signed a National Letter-of-Intent with the Husker basketball program on Wednesday, the first day of the fall signing period.  Hammond, a 6-foot-10, 230-pounder from Comanche, Okla., is considered one of the nation’s top big men in the class of 2014. 

HS FOOTBALL: Ashland-Greenwood Ends Christian's Season


The run through the post season is over for the Lincoln Christian football team.  The Crusaders could not overcome a second half comeback by Ashland-Greenwood and fell to the Bluejays 33-13 Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium in Ashland.  Christian struck first, though, in the first quarter, with this 76-yard touchdown run from quarterback Logan Power on the third play in their opening drive.

HS FOOTBALL: Ashland-Greenwood Ends Christian's Season


The run through the post season is over for the Lincoln Christian football team.  The Crusaders could not overcome a second half comeback by Ashland-Greenwood and fell to the Bluejays 33-13 Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium in Ashland.  Christian struck first, though, in the first quarter, with this 76-yard touchdown run from quarterback Logan Power on the third play in their opening drive.

Husker Soccer Headed to Championship Game


The top-seeded Nebraska soccer team faced an early deficit for second straight match but used three second-half goals to defeat No. 4 seed Indiana by a 3-1 margin on Friday in the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals at the Illinois Soccer Stadium. NU's season-best eighth consecutive win locked up a spot in Sunday's title match against the No. 7 seed Iowa.

Husker Soccer To Face Indiana


The top-seeded Nebraska soccer program continues its march toward the 2013 Big Ten Tournament title in Champaign on Friday, Nov. 8 with a semifinal match slated for 1:30pm against No. 4 seed Indiana. The Huskers will face the Hoosiers for the second time in a week as NU looks to capture its first Big Ten Tournament Championship and first tournament title since 2002.

Exhibition Play over for Women's Basketball


Exhibition play is over with for the 12th-ranked Nebraska womens basketball team, after their 75-34 victory against Nebraska-Kearney yesterday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Jordan Hooper and Emily Cady had double-doubles, as Hooper scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Cady had 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. 

Nebraska, Michigan Game Time Set


Nebraska will play Michigan on ABC Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor, Mich. That's according to the Big Ten Conference. The game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. Central on Saturday between the 6-2 Huskers and the 8-1 Wolverines will help determine which Big Ten teams will play in the conference championship game.

Hail Mary Leads to Saturday Win


Jordan Westerkamp caught Ron Kellogg III's tipped desperation heave to the end zone with no time left Saturday, giving Nebraska a 27-24 victory over Northwestern on Saturday. The Cornhuskers looked like they were finished after Northwestern took a three-point lead with 1:20 left. They started their final drive at their 17 with no timeouts.

Huskers Over Purdue, 44-7


The Huskers did what they were supposed to do Saturday against the Big Ten's weakest team, winning 44-7 at Purdue. If nothing else, the game showed they really could use injured veteran quarterback, Taylor Martinez, for the challenging November stretch which will determine whether the Huskers return to the Big Ten championship game.

First Conference Loss for Nebraska Volleyball


#9 Nebraska fell to #7 Michigan State over the weekend at Jenison Fieldhouse on the campus of Michigan State University. The loss marks the Huskers’ first conference defeat of the 2013 season. The Huskers return home next weekend to host Indiana on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. and Purdue on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., at the Devaney Center.

Huskers Down Minnesota in 3 sets, Wisconsin in 5


After a huge win against No. 8 Minnesota on Friday night, the Husker volleyball team took a while to find their rhythm against No. 23 Wisconsin. While the ladies did come away with a win, they definitely had to fight through it as the game went all five sets last night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. 

Husker Fall Baseball Begins


Fall baseball is underway for the Nebraska baseball team. The Huskers will play a three-game Red/White series is set for Oct. 15-17. The Huskers return a solid nucleus from a team that was one win away from winning the Big Ten Tournament last season.

Nebraska Football Bye Week Practice


The Nebraska football team continued its bye week work during a two-hour practice held inside the Hawks Center and outside at the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields in shorts and helmets Wednesday afternoon. 

Blue Jays Fall in Third Place Game in California


Kevin Larsen gave George Washington the lead with 1:03 left in the game and the Colonials held off No. 20 Creighton for a 60-53 victory that gave them third place in the Wooden Legacy on Sunday night. The Colonials took advantage of an off night by Doug McDermott, who came in averaging nearly 28 points per game but finished with seven.

Car Seized, Apartment Searched in Hunt for Missing UVA Student


Charlottesville Police Department(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- Virginia police seized a car and searched an apartment Friday in their hunt for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.The searches were part of a trio of warrants executed on Friday, according to Charlottesville police. The third warrant was for a phone, police said.All three search warrants were connected to the same person of interest. The person sought at the apartment doesn't quite match the description police gave Thursday, officials said.There were three people in the apartment when it was searched by police Friday morning, none of whom were Graham, police told ABC News. No further information about the individuals has been released, but they have not been arrested and have answered questions from police.The search warrants were issued a day after police announced a $50,000 reward for information about Graham's disappearance. Police had also released four clips of surveillance footage from local businesses that showed Graham, 18, walking around in the early hours of Saturday morning. She was last heard from around 1:20 a.m. Saturday when she texted friends, allegedly saying that she was headed for a party but was unsure of where she was.The person of interest described by police Thursday came from a man who was seen following Graham on surveillance footage. That man told police that he was concerned about Graham because she looked "physically distressed," but he left when he reportedly saw another man approach her and put his arm around her.That second man has been described by police as a person of interest. He is not seen on any surveillance footage.Police described the person of interest as a black male in his 20s or early 30s, about 5-foot-10 or 5-foot-11 with a shaved head and goatee. He weighed between 250 to 285 pounds, has a slight beer belly and was wearing black jeans and a white T-shirt.The FBI joined the case in guidance role earlier this week and investigators are calling for volunteers as they plan a massive search Saturday. The volunteers are being asked to only join the search if they can walk four to five miles in a wooded area.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Three Search Warrants Executed in Hunt for Missing UVA Student


Charlottesville Police Department(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- Three search warrants have been issued in the investigation for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.Charlottesville police rushed to an apartment they believe was the last place the 18-year-old was seen.The sealed search warrants are for a car, an apartment and a phone, according to Charlottesville police. The searches were executed Friday, one day after a description of a person of interest was released along with a $50,000 reward about Graham's disappearance.Police had also released four clips of surveillance footage from local businesses that showed Graham walking around in the early hours of Saturday morning. She was last heard from around 1:20 a.m. Saturday when she texted friends, allegedly saying that she was headed for a party but was unsure of where she was.The person of interest described by police Thursday came from a man who was seen following Graham on surveillance footage. That man told police that he was concerned about Graham because she looked "physically distressed," but he left when he reportedly saw another man approach her and put his arm around her.That second man has been described by police as a person of interest. He is not seen on any surveillance footage.Police described the person of interest as a black male in his 20s or early 30s, about 5-foot-10 or 5-foot-11 with a shaved head and goatee. He weighed between 250 to 285 pounds, has a slight beer belly and was wearing black jeans and a white T-shirt.The FBI joined the case in guidance role earlier this week and investigators are calling for volunteers as they plan a massive search Saturday. The volunteers are being asked to only join the search if they can walk four to five miles in a wooded area.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Search Warrant Issued in Missing University of Virginia Student Case


Charlottesville Police Department(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- A search warrant has been issued in the investigation for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.Charlottesville police rushed to an apartment they believe was the last place the 18-year-old was seen.The search warrant was executed Friday, one day after a description of a person of interest was released along with a $50,000 reward. The search was sealed.Police had also released four clips of surveillance footage from local businesses that showed Graham walking around in the early hours of Saturday morning. She was last heard from around 1:20 a.m. Saturday when she texted friends, allegedly saying that she was headed for a party but was unsure of where she was.The person of interest described by police Thursday came from a man who was seen following Graham on surveillance footage. That man told police that he was concerned about Graham because she looked "physically distressed," but he left when he reportedly saw another man approach her and put his arm around her.That second man has been described by police as a person of interest. He is not seen on any surveillance footage.Police described the person of interest as a black male in his 20s or early 30s, about 5-foot-10 or 5-foot-11 with a shaved head and goatee. He weighs between 250 to 285 pounds, has a slight beer belly and was wearing black jeans and a white T-shirt.The FBI joined the case in a guidance role earlier this week and investigators are calling for volunteers as they plan a massive search Saturday. The volunteers are being asked to only join the search if they can walk four to five miles in a wooded area.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

NFL Commissioner Pledges to Educate Players on Domestic Violence


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has ramped up the league's efforts to address the growing issue of players arrested for domestic violence, saying in a memo that his office is taking "significant steps" to educate teams on the issue through a series of programs.In the memo sent out on Thursday, Goodell said the NFL has initiated a "long-term commitment to help people affected by domestic violence and sexual assault."ESPN obtained the memo a day after the National Domestic Violence Hotline announced that the NFL had "committed to providing significant resources to the organization" in order to help women who have been abused by their boyfriends or husbands.“We have never had the funding needed to meet the demand for our services from those seeking help with domestic violence and dating abuse. Last year, because of this lack of resources, more than 77,000 calls went unanswered. Recent domestic violence incidents involving NFL players pushed the capacity of our organization to unprecedented levels,” said Katie Ray-Jones, President and CEO of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.“Because of this long-term commitment by the NFL to provide The Hotline with much-needed resources, our services will finally be accessible to all those who need us when they bravely take the first step to find safety and live a life free of abuse," she added.The move comes after the NFL has been hit with several high-profile cases of players arrested for domestic violence. The league has also come under fire for the way it has handled cases in the past.Goodell is expected to hold a news conference this afternoon in New York on domestic violence and the league's personal conduct policy.The group, who announced the agreement in a news release posted to its website, did not specify how much the NFL had given them.The organization said that just days after the release of a video last week showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancé in an elevator, the Hotline’s call volume increased by 84 percent.Goodell, who has come under fire in recent days with some calling on him to resign, said it is also educating all its employees."We are also proceeding to implement broad educational programs within our league. Starting within the next 30 days, all league and team personnel -- including executives, coaches, players and staff -- will participate in education sessions on domestic violence and sexual assault. These initial sessions will begin to provide the men and women of the NFL with information and tools to understand and recognize domestic violence and sexual assault. We will work with the NFL Players Association to develop and present this training in the most effective way," he said in the memo.Goodell also said that all teams -- including executives, coaches, players and staff -- will "receive comprehensive information about domestic violence and sexual assault resources in your communities, including local advocacy and support organizations. This will enable teams to connect with those local organizations for both personnel matters and public service. League staff at all locations will also receive domestic violence and sexual assault information."He added, "These are by no means final steps. We will continue to work with experts to expand and develop long-term programs that raise awareness, educate, and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault both within the NFL and in our society in general."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

NFL Partners with National Domestic Violence Hotline


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The National Domestic Violence Hotline announced Thursday that the NFL has "committed to providing significant resources to the organization" in order to help women who have been abused by their boyfriends or husbands.“We have never had the funding needed to meet the demand for our services from those seeking help with domestic violence and dating abuse. Last year, because of this lack of resources, more than 77,000 calls went unanswered. Recent domestic violence incidents involving NFL players pushed the capacity of our organization to unprecedented levels,” said Katie Ray-Jones, president and chief executive officer of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.“Because of this long-term commitment by the NFL to provide The Hotline with much-needed resources, our services will finally be accessible to all those who need us when they bravely take the first step to find safety and live a life free of abuse."The move comes after the NFL has been hit with several high-profile cases of players arrested for domestic violence.The group, who announced the agreement in a news release posted to its website, did not specify how much the NFL had given them.The organization said that just days after the release of a video last week showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancé in an elevator, the Hotline’s call volume increased by 84 percent.“Our decision to enter into a long-term partnership with the NFL will help us immediately increase our ability to hire additional advocates, improve our infrastructure and provide more education about domestic violence that affects one in four women and one in seven men in their lifetimes,” said Maury Lane, who chairs the board of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. “It is important that we answer their calls."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Manhunt for Alleged Pennsylvania Cop Killer Forces Residents to Shelter


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation(CANADENSIS, Pa.) -- The search for a self-taught survivalist accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper has entered its seventh day as police looking for Eric Frein raced early Friday morning toward an area near the home he had been sharing with his parents, closing roads and forcing people who live nearby into an emergency shelter."When I got here, the state troopers were just flying out of here," Canadensis, Pennsylvania, resident Suzanne Zalebuck said.Police searching for Frein, 31, were acting on a tip that he was nearby. He allegedly ambushed two state troopers last Friday at the barracks in Blooming Grove Township, killing Bryon Dickson and injuring Alex Douglass.A funeral for Dickson was held Thursday."We still think he's in the area but want to make sure we're covering every base," Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said. "We can't let him leave this area because we think he'd be a danger to law enforcement and society.""It was scary," resident Kim Stephens said. "I'm just hoping that the police are all safe and I hope they find this guy so everybody can sleep tight."But after hours of intensely searching, police found nothing."I think the best vocabulary word would be 'eerie.' We feel very ill at ease," Zalebuck said.Hundreds of officers are involved in the hunt for Frein, including many who are trained in woodland searches. Police say they are also using grids and technology to clear certain areas.Police said Wednesday Frein is also part of a "military simulation unit" obsessed with re-enacting Eastern Europe during the Cold War. He was described as a skilled shooter and is believed to be armed and extremely dangerous.Frein's father, a retired U.S. Army major, told police he taught his son how to shoot and that he "doesn't miss." The father also told police during a search of the family's home that two guns were missing : a .308 rifle with a scope and an AK-47, according to court documents.Frein has a grudge against law enforcement and appeared to be specifically targeting cops, police said.Frein is charged with first-degree murder, homicide of a law enforcement officer and other offenses.The FBI has since added him to its Most Wanted List and is offering $100,000 for information leading to his capture. That is in addition to an existing $75,000 reward from Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

King Fire in California Doubled in Size, Man Charged with Arson


Toa55/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(POLLOCK PINES, Calif.) -- The King Fire has doubled in size in the last two days and now threatens over 70,000 acres of California land, the King Fire Public Information Officer Jesus Ayala said.More than 3,500 buildings are threatened by the blaze, according to Cal Fire, and about 70,994 acres have been burned. The fire, officials say, is just five percent contained.On Thursday, Ayala noted that the fire line appeared to be moving away from homes. Also Thursday, police arrested Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, and charged him with deliberately starting the King Fire. He is being held in El Dorado County Jail on $10 million bail, the jail's website says. Cal Fire officials are expected to announce the cause of the blaze at a Friday morning press conference.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Police Arrest Shooting Suspect at Phoenix Airport


Alex_Schmidt/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) --  Police in Arizona arrested a man at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport Thursday night in connection with a shooting in the city of Tempe, authorities said.The suspect fled the scene and was spotted in the vicinity of Terminal 4.It is unclear if the suspect -- described as a shirtless black male with a slight build and dreadlocks -- is armed.Flights continued to arrive and depart from Terminals 2 and 3, while flights were frozen from departing Terminal 4 temporarily.The man was not immediately identified by police, and Terminal 4 was re-opened.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Eight Dead, Including Suspect, in Suspected Murder-Suicide in Florida


John Roman/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BELL, Fla.) -- Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that took place in the small Florida town of Bell, authorities said Thursday night.Eight people are reported dead in the shooting. Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said at a Thursday night press conference that the suspect is believed to have killed his daughter and his six grandchildren in his home before calling 911, and then committing suicide. He also noted that law enforcement had previously been called to the home.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is the lead agency investigating the shooting, according to spokeswoman Samantha Andrews.Bell has a population of about 350 people and is located some 30 miles west of Gainesville.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Suspected Cop Shooter Eric Frein on FBI's Most Wanted List, Manhunt Continues


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation(CANADENSIS, Pa.) -- The FBI added suspected cop shooter Eric Frein to its 10 Most Wanted list Thursday, announcing a reward of $100,000 for information leading to his capture. There is an existing $75,000 reward from Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers. The FBI's action came on the day that Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson was buried in an emotional ceremony.The search for Frein, 31, entered its sixth day Thursday after two Pennsylvania state troopers were ambushed late Friday at the barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Schools in the area are closed for the second day as the dragnet continued for Frein, a survivalist and gun expert who often worked on films about war and the military. On Thursday night, roads in Barrett Township were closed as they continued the search, but no one was taken into custody.New images of Frein show him at rifle practice in high school and stone-faced in his yearbook photo.The funeral was held Thursday for Dickson, who died in Friday's gunfire. Hundreds gathered at St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton to honor Dickson, a 38-year-old married father of two children.A second trooper, Alex Douglass, was wounded in the attack.Police said on Wednesday Frein is also part of a "military simulation unit" obsessed with re-enacting Eastern Europe during the Cold War. He was described as a skilled shooter and is believed to be armed and extremely dangerous.Frein's father, a retired U.S. Army major, told police he taught his son how to shoot and that he "doesn't miss." The father also told police during a search of the family's home that two guns were missing -- a .308 rifle with a scope and an AK-47, according to court documents.Frein has a grudge against law enforcement and appeared to be specifically targeting cops, police said."He has made statements about wanting to kill law enforcement officers and also to commit mass acts of murder," State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said at a news conference earlier this week. "What his reasons are, we don't know. But he has very strong feelings about law enforcement and seems to be very angry with a lot of things that go on in our society."Police also addressed the suspect directly."If you are listening to this broadcast while cowering in some cold, damp hiding place, Eric, I want you to know know we are coming for you," Lt. Col. George Bivens said at another news conference on Wednesday.He warned residents to be on the lookout, lock their doors and keep outside lights on at night, adding that he believes Frein is still in the general area.Frein is charged with first-degree murder, homicide of a law enforcement officer and other offenses.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Suspected Cop Shooter Eric Frein on FBI's Most Wanted List


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation(CANADENSIS, Pa.) -- The FBI added suspected cop shooter Eric Frein to its 10 Most Wanted list Thursday, announcing a reward of $100,000 for information leading to his capture. There is an existing $75,000 reward from Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers. The FBI's action came on the day that Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson was buried in an emotional ceremony.The search for Frein, 31, entered its sixth day Thursday after two Pennsylvania state troopers were ambushed late Friday at the barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Schools in the area are closed for the second day as the dragnet continued for Frein, a survivalist and gun expert who often worked on films about war and the military.New images of Frein show him at rifle practice in high school and stone-faced in his yearbook photo.The funeral was held Thursday for Dickson, who died in Friday's gunfire. Hundreds gathered at St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton to honor Dickson, a 38-year-old married father of two children.A second trooper, Alex Douglass, was wounded in the attack.Police said on Wednesday Frein is also part of a "military simulation unit" obsessed with re-enacting Eastern Europe during the Cold War. He was described as a skilled shooter and is believed to be armed and extremely dangerous.Frein's father, a retired U.S. Army major, told police he taught his son how to shoot and that he "doesn't miss." The father also told police during a search of the family's home that two guns were missing -- a .308 rifle with a scope and an AK-47, according to court documents.Frein has a grudge against law enforcement and appeared to be specifically targeting cops, police said."He has made statements about wanting to kill law enforcement officers and also to commit mass acts of murder," State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said at a news conference earlier this week. "What his reasons are, we don't know. But he has very strong feelings about law enforcement and seems to be very angry with a lot of things that go on in our society."Police also addressed the suspect directly."If you are listening to this broadcast while cowering in some cold, damp hiding place, Eric, I want you to know know we are coming for you," Lt. Col. George Bivens said at another news conference on Wednesday.He warned residents to be on the lookout, lock their doors and keep outside lights on at night, adding that he believes Frein is still in the general area.Frein is charged with first-degree murder, homicide of a law enforcement officer and other offenses.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

'Person of Interest' Sought in Disappearance of UVA Student


Charlottesville Police Department(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- A reward totaling $50,000 has been offered for information about missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham and police said they are looking for a man with a slight beer belly who was reportedly seen with the sophomore on the night she vanished.The Charlottesville Police Department said the person being sought "is a person of interest" in Graham's disappearance.The description of the person of interest emerged after surveillance videos showed a man following Graham early Saturday morning. The man told police that he was following Graham because she appeared "physically distressed" and he was trying to help her.The man also told police that he stopped following Graham when he she met a second man that she seemed to know and put his arm around her, according to police.The videos and the description of the "person of interest" are the latest clues in the search for the missing sophomore, who has not been heard from since she texted friends just before 1:20 a.m. Saturday.The new videos show Graham, 18, walking past an outdoor mall area at 1:06 a.m. and a man in light colored shorts following her. At one point, he ducks into a corner and watches her. A second camera shows the same man following Graham a few minutes later, according to police.The man called into the police tip line hours before the surveillance footage that showed him following Graham was released. He went to the police station at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday."Anyone who saw her is a person of interest," Capt. Gary Pleasants told ABC News. "He saw her and said he was following her, so that's interesting. But right now we're seeing him as a cooperative witness."Pleasants said there are no suspects or persons of interest in the case yet because "at this moment we still don't know that there is any" criminal activity that took place. Graham's mother said on Wednesday that she feared "foul play" was responsible for her daughter's disappearance.The man in the video is still in contact with investigators, police said."He told police that he was following Ms. Graham as she looked to be somewhat physically distressed and he wanted to make sure she got safely to wherever she was going," police said in a statement.Investigators are searching for the second man who the witness alleges spoke to Graham and stopped her as she was walking. The second man is not seen in any of the surveillance footage."Soon after [the witness] was following her, he said that a black male came up to her and put his arm around her, stopping her," the police release states. "Ms. Graham and this black male started speaking and it appeared to the witness that the black male was either known to Ms. Graham or was trying to help her."The witness said that when he walked away, Graham and the other man were still talking.Charlottesville police have called for area businesses to hand over any surveillance footage they have from the night when Graham disappeared in hopes that it could lead to more clues. Pleasants told ABC they received over 80 new tips from the public since releasing four clips of security videos Wednesday.Graham's parents, who are British but live in Alexandria, Virginia, have been in Charlottesville during the investigation and the University of Virginia plans to hold a candlelight vigil Thursday night.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

JetBlue Plane Evacuated After Emergency Landing in California


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(LONG BEACH, Calif.) -- A JetBlue plane was forced to make an emergency landing Thursday in California because of an engine problem, the airline said.Flight 1416 was bound for Austin, Texas, Thursday morning when it "declared an emergency" and returned to Long Beach Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration."The airplane landed safely, and all customers and crew have evacuated via slides with no reported injuries at this time," JetBlue said in a statement, noting the runway at Long Beach was temporarily closed.The airline said there was an "issue with the number two engine."The flight was scheduled to arrive in Austin Thursday afternoon.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Missing UVA Student's Case Similar to 2009 Murder, Mom Says


Courtesy Harrington Family(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- The mother of a University of Virginia student who was abducted and slain in 2009 sees eerie similarities between her daughter's death and the current disappearance of Hannah Graham.Gil Harrington knows the agony that Graham's parents are enduring. Her daughter, Morgan, disappeared from a Metallica concert in Charlottesville in 2009. Her body wasn't found until months later and the murder remains unsolved.What is also upsetting are the similarities to her daughter's death."Hannah was seen for some of the time fairly close to where Morgan’s shirt was found maybe three weeks after her abduction," she told ABC News.She said there are other "coincidences" between the two students."College town, same town, same kind of look of a girl, same time of year," she said. "Is this a pattern?"Harrington said it would be "too speculative," but she wondered whether the time of year is a trigger for a "predator" in the Charlottesville area "to go out and hurt somebody.""We know there's one predator who killed Morgan," she said. Harrington said the 2005 abduction and rape of a woman in Fairfax, Virginia, has been linked by DNA to her daughter's killer.Gil and Dan Harrington have helped create an organization called Help Save the Next Girl. It offers advice and tracks the disappearance and unsolved murders of girls. The group's site lists five girls, including her daughter and Graham, from the Charlottesville area who have disappeared or have been killed since 2009. It also lists the cases of seven other Virginia women who disappeared or were killed in unsolved murders."Obviously they are not all connected, but it doesn’t seem normal. There's either some connection of a serial predator or a crime spree gone crazy," she said.Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo conceded earlier this week there are similarities between the death of Morgan Harrington and Graham's disappearance."Both of them occurred within the proximity of the University of Virginia. Both of them are young girls,” the chief said.Charlottesville Police Capt. Gary Pleasants on Thursday would not make any connection to the deaths or disappearance of the other women."We said all along there is no criminal activity yet. At this moment we still don't know that there is any (criminal activity)...because we don't know what happened yet," Pleasants said.Gil Harrington said she and her husband Dan are praying for Graham's family."Our hearts go out to them," she said.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

New Photo Shows Cop Shooting Suspect Has Loved Guns for Years


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation(CANADENSIS, Pa.) -- New photos of accused cop shooter Eric Frein show the gun-loving fugitive as hundreds of police officers and state troopers gathered for an emotional funeral for a trooper allegedly slain by Frein.The search for Frein, 31, entered its sixth day Thursday after two Pennsylvania state troopers were ambushed late Friday at the barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Schools in the area are closed for the second day as the dragnet continued for Frein, a survivalist and gun expert who often worked on films about war and the military.The new images of Frein show him at rifle practice in high school and stone-faced in his yearbook photo.The funeral was held Thursday for Cpl. Bryon Dickson, who died in Friday's gunfire. Hundreds gathered at St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton to honor Dickson, a 38-year-old married father of two children.A second trooper, Alex Douglass, was wounded in the attack.Police said on Wednesday Frein is also part of a "military simulation unit" obsessed with re-enacting Eastern Europe during the Cold War. He was described as a skilled shooter and is believed to be armed and extremely dangerous.Frein's father, a retired U.S. Army major, told police he taught his son how to shoot and that he "doesn't miss." The father also told police during a search of the family's home that two guns were missing -- a .308 rifle with a scope and an AK-47, according to court documents.Frein has a grudge against law enforcement and appeared to be specifically targeting cops, police said."He has made statements about wanting to kill law enforcement officers and also to commit mass acts of murder," State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said at a news conference earlier this week. "What his reasons are, we don't know. But he has very strong feelings about law enforcement and seems to be very angry with a lot of things that go on in our society."Police also addressed the suspect directly."If you are listening to this broadcast while cowering in some cold, damp hiding place, Eric, I want you to know know we are coming for you," Lt. Col. George Bivens said at another news conference on Wednesday.He warned residents to be on the lookout, lock their doors and keep outside lights on at night, adding that he believes Frein is still in the general area.Frein is charged with first-degree murder, homicide of a law enforcement officer and other offenses.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio