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LPD Issue Arrest Warrant In Double Shooting


Lincoln Police have issued an arrest warrant in a double shooting that took place near 14th and Old Cheney.  28 year old Leshawn Rogers is wanted for a charge of first degree assault.

Northwest Omaha Standoff Continues


Image result for police lightsIn northwest Omaha, police have had a home surrounded since 10:30am Friday morning when a standoff situation began. Reporter Tom Stanton says it's believed that one man was shot and his girlfriend was being held hostage inside at a home near 140th & Miami.  

Patrol Finds 90 Pounds Of Marijuana, Arrests One


Image result for marijuanaA truck inspection in Lincoln led a state trooper to 90 pounds of marijuana and one arrest. Officials with the Nebraska State Patrol say that during a Thursday afternoon semi-truck inspection off of Interstate 80, a police service dog indicated a drug odor.

Court Rejects Paternity Limit Claim


Image result for judge's scaleThe Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected a constitutional challenge to the state's 4-year statute of limitations on paternity requests. The opinion comes in the case of a Union, Nebraska man who sought paternity and custody of an 8-year-old child.

Governor Signs Organ Donor Status Bill


Image result for nebraska driver licenseOrgan donor statuses on Nebraska driver's licenses will remain in effect until a citizen asks to change it. Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a measure Thursday to change current state law, which requires license holders to update the status whenever they renew their license.

Court Rules Landlord Didn't Discriminate


Image result for judge's gavelThe Nebraska Supreme Court has reversed a housing discrimination order, saying a white Lincoln landlord is slow to respond to all of his tenants, not just those of different races and nationalities. 

Over 5,000 Potholes Repaired This Week


Image result for potholesFigures released today say that 5,387 potholes have been repaired on Lincoln streets this week. The war against the bumpy break-ups has been going on since the snow and ice began melting.  

Offutt Runway Repair Moving Forward


Image result for offutt air force baseA project to replace Offutt Air Force Base's crumbling runway appears to be moving forward, but key questions have yet to be answered. Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry was optimistic following a meeting Wednesday.

State's Hog Ban Ends


Image result for hogsThe nation's only ban on hogs owned by meatpackers will end under a new Nebraska law that allows processers to control the animals from birth to slaughter. Gov. Pete Ricketts signed the measure Thursday.

Judge Denies New Trial For Former Bank Exec


Image result for gilbert lundstromA former Nebraska bank executive convicted of fraud has lost his bids for acquittal or a new trial. Court records say a federal judge rejected the motions Thursday from former TierOne Bank President and CEO Gilbert Lundstrom. 

One Arrested For Accessory, Suspect Still Wanted In SW Lincoln Shooting


Lincoln Police say a 24-year-old woman has been arrested in connection to Thursday's shooting at a home west of 14th and Old Cheney Road.  Sgt. Randy Clark says Steffani Weirauch was arrested for being an accessory to a felony.  

Stopping Elephants From Coming To Henry Doorly


6 elephants may not be arriving at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo this spring. The animal rights group, Friends of Animals, is taking legal action which could delay or prevent elephants from coming from Swaziland.

South 56th Street Construction


This April marks a year since crews started working on South 56th street between Old Cheney Road and Shadow Pines Drive...expanding 56th to 4 lanes with turning lanes for each direction and a center median.

Speaker Hadley Responds To "Monkeys" Comment


Image result for senator galen hadleyNebraska's Speaker of the Legislature is condemning a newspaper column by a state senator that likened his colleagues to monkeys. Sen. Galen Hadley of Kearney said the article in the Plattsmouth Journal shows "complete disrespect".

LSO: Officer Impersonation Case Of Mistaken Identity


Image result for lancaster county sheriff's officeA search for someone impersonating a law enforcement officer on highways northwest of Lincoln turned out to be a mistake.  Lancaster County Sheriff's deputies were looking for a man in a dark blue pickup that a woman believed was trying to stop her.

Mayor Wants Salary Info To Be More Transparent


Image result for mayor chris beutlerMayor Chris Beutler and City Councilman Roy Christensen today announced an initiative to make City payroll information more transparent. Christensen will introduce a resolution at the City Council meeting Monday, February 22.

Expanded Health Care Coverage Reopens Divide


Image result for expanded medicaid coverageThe newest attempt to expand health care coverage with Medicaid dollars has reopened an old divide in the Nebraska Legislature.  A coalition of doctors, hospitals, local governments and uninsured residents implored lawmakers Wednesday to advance the bill.

Gambling Opponents Fight Casino Ballot Campaign


Image result for gamblingA coalition that has for years battled expanded gambling in Nebraska will muster its resources to fight a ballot campaign that would allow casinos at licensed horse racing tracks.   

Police Investigate Residential Burglary


Image result for burglaryLincoln Police are investigating a home burglary that happened earlier this week at a home west of 56th and Fremont. A 75-year-old man came home to his house near 52nd and Ervin and found two to three males bolting out the door.

Corrections Director: Improve Low-Security Facilities


Image result for scott frakes nebraskaThe state corrections director says transforming Nebraska's prisons must begin by expanding and improving lower-security facilities.   Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Director Scott Frakes talked to lawmakers Wednesday.

Nebraska City Man Gets Prison For Shooting


Image result for Jeffry Wyatt nebraska cityA man charged in a shooting that injured a Lincoln man has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison. 22-year-old Jeffery R. Wyatt Jr. was sentenced Wednesday. He had pleaded no contest to first-degree assault. 

Middle School Student Found With Stun Gun and Knife


A 13-year-old Park Middle School student has been referred to juvenile courts after being caught in school with a stun gun and a knife. On Tuesday morning, word got back to school administration that the teen was showing the weapons to other students.

Debating Medicaid Expansion...Again


Dozens of people met at the state capitol building to convince lawmakers to take action and pass a Medicaid expansion bill to help struggling Nebraskans. The bill would help people ages 19-65 get affordable health insurance.

Super Bowl Sex Sting


8 people from Lincoln are among more than 500 arrested nationwide in a Super Bowl sex sting...including a 19 year old woman for prostitution. Many of those arrested January 29th are suspected of answering online advertisements.

ALLO To Start In Downtown, East Lincoln


Image result for ALLO CommunicationsConstruction will start next month on a $100 Million project that will make fiber optic internet available to every home and business in Lincoln. ALLO Communications will begin building its new network as soon as ground thaws.

Omaha Man In Custody After Shots Fired In West Omaha


Omaha police say a person suspected of firing a gun in a southwest Omaha bar has been taken into custody. The shooting happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Parliament Pub, which is located in an outdoor shopping center. (Photo: WOWT)

Man Pleads Guilty To Avoid Death Penalty


A 25-year-old Omaha man has pleaded guilty to killing his mother and his 4-year-old half brother to avoid the death penalty. Roberto Martinez-Marinero pleaded guilty Wednesday in Douglas County District Court to two counts of first-degree murder.

University Wants Candidates' Names To Remain Private


Image result for nebraska legislative committeesA legislative committee is hearing ideas on whether or not the University of Nebraska is attracting or driving away the best possible leaders. State law now requires that the top four candidates for a top University position, such as chancellor or president.

 

January Tax Receipts Slightly Higher Than Estimate


Image result for tax receiptsNebraska's net tax receipts were slightly higher than estimated in January. The Department of Revenue said Wednesday that the state collected $372 million, which is nearly 2 percent higher than the certified forecast of $366 million. 

Bill Helps Judges Overcome Sentence Restrictions


Image result for mandatory minimum sentencesNebraska judges whose hands are tied by mandatory minimum sentences could have a way to overcome the restriction under a bill presented to a legislative committee. Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus said Wednesday that his bill would create an "escape valve".

Kansas Woman Found Safe In Lincoln


After several hours of wondering where she went to, the family of 70-year-old Judith Knight-Wurtele have been reunited with her.  She left her sister's home near 52nd and "A" Street around 11pm Tuesday and was tracked down at a northeast Lincoln business late Wednesday morning.

Law Officer Impersonator Suspected In Attempted Stops


Someone in a dark blue, extended cab pickup truck with a red and blue light bar on top is pretending to be an officer of the law, after two cases near Malcolm last Saturday afternoon.  

Bill To Loosen Liability In Police Chases Advances


Passengers in getaway cars could have a tougher time collecting legal damages if they are injured during a police chase under a bill advanced by Nebraska lawmakers.    Senators gave the measure first-round approval Wednesday with a 34-6 vote after supporters overcame a filibuster.

Omaha Tests Tap Water


Omaha is testing it's tap water in light of widespread contamination in Flint, Michigan. CEO of the Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, Kara Eastman, sampling for lead begins this month.

Liquor Commission Needs Proof


For decades, Whiteclay. Nebraska, has been a poster child for alcohol abuse. The tiny town bordering South Dakota's alcohol-free Pine Ridge Indian Reservation sold the equivalent of 4 million cans of beer last year in a town with only 14 residents.

Changes at Cabela's


The world's largest outdoor outfitter, Cabela's, is promoting one of its executives to president, but it will keep its current chief executive, Tommy Millner. The Sidney, Nebraska, company announced the promotion for Scott Williams.

Closing North Star To Transfers


North Star is Lincoln's most crowded high school at 2,200 students. The over-crowding situation is so critical at North Star, the School Board is denying student transfers if paperwork wasn't filed by the January 31st deadline.

New Source Of Zeka Transmission


There are new concerns about the ZEKA virus. Health officials say there is more than one way to get the disease. The bites of infected mosquitos have long been known as a source, but now researchers have discovered it can be transmitted through sexual contact.

Israel Opens Door To Nebraska Beef


There's been a big breakthrough that should lead to millions of dollars in sales for Nebraska cattle producers: A Hastings company will be sending the first significant shipment of beef from the United States to Israel in more than a decade.

Senators Raise Property Tax Concerns


Two committees of the legislature are talking about controlling property taxes. The Education committee heard from a roomful of witnesses Tuesday on Governor Pete Ricketts plan to hold down property taxes by limiting the growth of school spending.

LSO: Be Watchful Over Fraudulent Tax Returns


If you suspect your taxes were filed fraudulently contact  the Lancaster County Sheriff's office.  LSO has received two complaints so far this year, and Lincoln police have received four.  Last year, deputies investigated 61 complaints.

Chelsea Clinton Comes to Nebraska


Chelsea Clinton is coming to Nebraska to campaign for her mother ahead of the state's March 5th Democratic presidential caucuses. Chelsea Clinton will visit Omaha for an organizing event on Feb. 17th.

Nebraska Wesleyan Administrator Leaves


A Nebraska educator is the new president of William Jewell College in suburban Kansas City. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls will succeed David Sallee, who is retiring last summer after serving as president for 16 years.

Council Hears Public Testimony On Star Tran


Image result for star tran busThe Lincoln City Council has been taking testimony from the public on how they feel about the new Transit Development Plan......a proposed update to the Star Tran Bus operations. Star Tran Manager Mike Davis says the plan contains numerous improvements.  

City Triples Staff For Pothole Repair


Image result for potholesThe Public Works and Utilities Department today tripled the usual number of crews working on pothole repair. The Department transferred staff from other maintenance duties to pothole repair. 

Senator Urges Continued Oversight Of Benefits Service


Image result for access nebraskaThe chairwoman of a committee that investigated problems with Nebraska's public benefits service says the system has improved, but lawmakers should continue their oversight.   Sen. Sara Howard of Omaha said Monday that ACCESS Nebraska has made "notable gains".

LSO Investigates Burglaries


Image result for lancaster county sheriff's officeAnother burglary in the southeast part of Lancaster County. Sheriff Terry Wagner says the latest one was reported Friday, but may have happened last Tuesday near 176th and Highway 2.  Someone got inside an outbuilding.

Mountain Lion License Bill Moves Forward


Image result for mountain lion nebraskaNebraska is one step closer to commemorating mountain lions on a special license plate that would raise money for youth wildlife education. Senators gave second-round approval Monday to legislation that would create "mountain lion conservation plates".

Woman Cited For Crashing Car Into House


Lincoln Police say a a woman who crashed into a house Saturday night had a blood alcohol level almost double the legal limit.  31-year-old, Mindi Boettcher, lost control of her car, maybe on ice, and crashed into a house. (Photo: 10/11 News)

Senator Fischer Endorses Rubio


Nebraska U.S. Republican Seantor, Deb Fischer, today announced her endorsement of Florida Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio for President of the United States.

Fewer Cab Rides


People aren't riding cabs as much since ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have been allowed on Nebraska streets. The Nebraska Public Service Commission says the number of taxi cab rides in Lincoln and Omaha fell by 18 1/2% from 2014 to 2015.

Preventing Sexual Assault Victims From Becoming Medical Victims


It's not unusual for sexual assault victims in Nebraska to mistakenly receive statements for medical costs of sexual assault exams, despite state and federal law prohibiting it.

Pushing For a Stricter NSAA Policy


Groups wanting to replace Nebraska’s new transgender sports participation policy with a much stricter one face an uphill climb. The World Herald reports the gender-at-birth policy supported by family and religious groups would fall well short.

Bosses Talk to Chipotle Employees


Lincoln's Chipotle restaurants open late Monday so employees can get pep talks following the chain's recent food safety scares.

Pharmacy Burglaries Could be Related


Two Lincoln pharmacy burglaries could be related to three from January 28th. Lincoln Police Captain Jeri Roeder tells KFOR News that Four Star Drug at 1345 North Cotner was hit just before two this morning. Police received another call at 3:45 this morning to Medicap Pharmacy, which was already burglarized last week. 

Nebraska Could Ease Rules For Front-end License Plates


Passenger cars without front-end license plate brackets could drive legally with only a rear plate under a bill advanced by Nebraska lawmakers.    Senators gave first-round approval to the measure on Wednesday with a 25-3 vote.    

Heavy Snow Falls Across Nebraska, Causing Scattered Power Outages, Packed Roads


The number of Nebraska utility customers without power because of the snow and wind has been cut to less than 4,000 by midday Tuesday.  Earlier Tuesday morning, more than 20,000 customers had lost power. 

Possible Suspect In Custody Connected To Lincoln's Second Murder of 2016


Lincoln Police are in the middle of investigating the city's second homicide of the year, after a man was found dead with a gunshot wound early Sunday morning at a Belmont area home. In a news release, police say officers were called to 1800 Knox Street around 1:30am.  The victim has now been identified as 25-year-old Joshua Hartwig.

BREAKING NEWS: Robbery At South Lincoln Bank


An armed robbery just before 2pm Thursday at the Union Bank and Trust off of 48th and Normal.  Lincoln Police tell KFOR News they are looking for the suspect described as a white male, 6-feet, skinny build, brown hoodie, glasses, carrying a black handgun.

Nebraska Legislature: Senators Advance Bill To Encourage Organ Donations


A bill designed to encourage organ donations is headed to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature.    Supporters gave the measure second-round approval Wednesday after resolving a dispute over whether residents applying for driver's licenses should be required to answer what they want to be listed as a donor.

Nebraska Legislature:Omaha, Lincoln Gun Ordinances Survive Repeal Attempt


A bill that would have overturned local gun restrictions in Omaha and Lincoln has stalled in the Nebraska Legislature. Senators fell one vote short Wednesday of the support needed to overcome a filibuster. The 32-10 vote to invoke cloture effectively kills the bill the rest of the year.

UPDATE: Man In Critical Condition After Crash That Killed Fiance


Authorities say a 32-year-old man severely injured in a collision that killed his fiancée remains hospitalized in Lincoln. Saunders County Sheriff Kevin Stukenholtz says he'd talked Wednesday to the mother of Tanner Hauck, and she said he remained in critical condition.

Gov. Ricketts Not Hurt In Collision


Governor Pete Ricketts is okay, after a crash Wednesday morning not too far from the Capitol.  Lincoln Police say the accident involving a van and another vehicle near 13th and Washington Streets happened just before 7am.  

Four Hurt In Blast, Fire At Omaha Funeral Home


Authorities say four people have been injured in a blast and fire at a funeral home in west-central Omaha.   Firefighters were dispatched around 3:20 a.m. Tuesday to the Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak & Cutler Mortuary at 78th and West Center Road. 

Another Large Marijuana Bust By Deputies Lands Colorado Man In Jail


Deputies make another large pot bust near Interstate 80 in west Lincoln.  Last Thursday (Jan. 21), a white 2014 Dodge Ram pickup was found unoccupied in a business parking lot near Northwest 48th and West "O" Street. The vehicle was observed driving Eastbound on Interstate 80 a few minutes earlier. (PHOTO AND VIDEO INCLUDED. CLICK HEADLINE TO VIEW.)

Grand Jury Clears 3 Lincoln Officers In Fatal Shooting


A grand jury has cleared three Lincoln police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Central City man who'd wounded one of them.    Twenty-nine-year-old Zachary Grigsby died Nov. 29 after a struggle with three officers who were trying to arrest him on warrants.

Cigarette Blamed For Starting Chair On Fire


An improperly discarded cigarette is being blamed for starting a chair on fire inside a detached garage at a northeast Lincoln home early Wednesday morning.  Firefighters were called shortly after 2am to 5201 Leighton Avenue and when crews showed up, they could see smoke and fire coming from the north and east sides of the garage.

Large Pot Bust Following SW Lincoln Traffic Stop


More than 1,500 pounds of marijuana separated into one-pound, individually wrapped, heat-sealed packages in 39 hockey bags has been recovered, after a traffic stop at Highway 77 and West Van Dorn last Friday afternoon. 

Ricketts Outlines Agenda In Annual Address To Lawmakers


Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is urging lawmakers to pass a package that would slow the statewide growth in property taxes and to reject any proposals that expand Medicaid.    Ricketts outlined his agenda Thursday in his second State of the State address at the Capitol.

NSAA Board Votes To Have Their Own Transgender Policy


The NSAA Board of Directors have voted 6-2 to pass their version of a transgender policy for Nebraska schools.  According to the policy the school would have to submit the proposal to the NSAA following their own process and it would go to an NSAA Gender Identity Eligibility Committee.

More People Flying Out of Lincoln


For the 3rd consecutive year, more people are using the Lincoln Airport.  2015 numbers are up 13%.  Nearly 327,000 passengers flew in and out of Lincoln on Delta, United and charter flights.  

Overnight Home Invasion Robbery In Near South Area


A very scary moment for people living in an apartment in the 1600 block of Prospect early Tuesday morning.  Lincoln Police Capt, Jeff Bucher tells KFOR NEWS two armed masked men broke into an apartment, allegedly pushed people around inside and took money and electronics.

Bill Would Create Veterans' Treatment Court


A Nebraska lawmaker is pushing for a special new court that would focus on veterans.    Sen. John McCollister of Omaha introduced a bill Tuesday that would create the court for a three-year pilot project in Douglas County.    

Missing North Platte Man Found Deceased In Central Lincoln


Lincoln Police have tracked down 28-year-old Craig Baxter, the man reported missing last week, in a central Lincoln apartment complex. Police say Baxter was found dead in his vehicle, which was parked in a garage near 44th and "O" just before 2pm Sunday.

Former Tenant Accused of Leaving Pipe Bomb


Lincoln police arrested a 34-year-old man for hiding a pipe bomb in the wall of his northeast Lincoln apartment after he was evicted.  Brian Baker was arrested early Wednesday.  

Taxes, Prisons, Roads Surface As Big Issues In 2016 Session


Nebraska lawmakers will convene a new session Wednesday with a long priority list but significant obstacles that could undermine some of what they hope to accomplish.  Lawmakers and Gov. Pete Ricketts will have to fill a projected $110 million budget shortfall during the short, 60-day session.

Homicide Suspect Well Known To Police


The names of Lincoln's first homicide victim of the year and the suspect involved have been released.  Police identified the shooting victim as 27-year-old James Carr and the suspect as 24-year-old Matthew Pavey, both of Lincoln.

Mayor: New Fire Chief May Be From Outside LFR


Lincoln still doesn't have a new fire chief.  Two of the four finalists for Fire Chief have withdrawn their names from consideration.  

Fulton Named New State Tax Commissioner


Former Lincoln State Senator Tony Fulton has been chosen to serve as Nebraska's tax commissioner.    Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday that he has chosen Fulton for the position in the Nebraska Department of Revenue. 

Blow Darts Hurt Cat In Northeast Lincoln Neighborhood


A cat suffers wounds from three blow darts, after she was found in a neighbor's tree Saturday night in the 2000 block of Donald Street, which is southeast of 62nd and Colby in northeast Lincoln. 

Suspect In Burger King Robbery Arrested


A 20-year-old man is in jail, after he allegedly robbed the Burger King at 40th and Old Cheney early Sunday morning and tried to leave on a bus back to Houston, Texas.   Robert Plair was arrested for robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony. 

New "N" Street Cycle Track Ready For Bicycle Traffic


Nebraska's first protected bikeway is finished.  The "N" Street Cycle Track in downtown Lincoln was unveiled Thursday by Mayor Chris Beutler, who says the cycle track provides a connection from the Arena and West Haymarket to the Antelope Valley Trails.

Police: Officers Released From Administrative Leave


New information in the November 29th police-involved fatal shooting at 73rd and Adams.  Lincoln Police have wrapped up their internal investigation and have cleared all three officers, allowing them to return to duty.  

Three-Alarm Blaze Damages Old Downtown Food Building


A three-alarm fire did heavy damage to a downtown Lincoln building Tuesday morning.  It happened at the old Fisher Foods building at 20th and "N" Street just before 8am.  It took firefighters almost an hour to gain control of the fire.

Council Approves Deal For Faster Internet Service


Faster Internet service will be coming to Lincoln.  City Council members Monday unanimously approved of an agreement with ALLO Communications to have up to a gigabit of Internet service offered to every home and business in the city.  City Counc

Crash Kills One, Injures Seven North of Wahoo


Two vehicles collide, killing one person and injuring at least seven others Monday night between Wahoo and Cedar Bluffs in Saunders County.  Sheriff Kevin Stuckenholtz says it happened on Highway 109 about a mile north of Colon.  

Man Arrested For Making False Bomb Threat To Lincoln Bank


Felony charge of threatening to use an explosive for a 22-year-old Lincoln man arrested on Friday for an alleged bomb threat at the Union Bank near 48th and Calvert on December 2.  Police say Justin Colbert was talking about closing his bank account with a branch employee during an online chat on Friday.

Screenprinting Company Showing Support To LPD


A Lincoln screenprinter and embroiderer is stepping up to show their support to Lincoln Police, at a time when law enforcement has come under fire for incidents around the country.  The idea to print LPD Protects Us-We Support Them clothing from the folks at Tag Ink and Thread came shortly after the police-involved shooting last month at 73rd and Adams.

Meth, Stolen Car Lead To Lincoln Man's Arrest


A stolen car found with some illegal drugs inside that apparently didn't belong to the owner.  Lincoln Police say officers were called to 19th and Washington Streets early Tuesday morning after a 46-year-old woman walked outside and saw her car walked outside and saw her car was gone.

BREAKING NEWS: Man Sought In Two Omaha Slayings Surrenders


A 23-year-old Omaha man suspected of fatally shooting a woman and her 2-year-old daughter and wounding three more women has turned himself in. Omaha Police say Dontevous Loyd surrendered at the Douglas County Jail a little before 6 a.m. Tuesday. 

Eastern Nebraska Cemetery Vandalized


Statues and walls at an eastern Nebraska cemetery have been vandalized. Black spray paint was used to mark statues of saints, angels and Christ at the St. Patrick-St. Joseph Cemetery near Platte Center.

Chief: Suspect Fired 3 Shots, Officers 8 During Fatal Melee


Police Chief Jim Peschong says his officers fired eight shots and a man they were trying to arrest fired three shots during a fatal melee outside a northeast Lincoln home.  

Freedom After 41 Years in Prison


A Nebraska man who went to prison 41 years ago when he was only 16 years old is expected to be a free man next month. Shakur Abdullah, formerly known as Rodney Stewart, went to prison for the 1975 shooting of two teenagers, but was re-sentenced this week.

Fourth Arrest In Lincoln's First Homicide Case of 2015


A fourth arrest related to the Sunday morning murder of 19-year-old Richard Randall at a home near 48th and "M" Street.  Lincoln Police arrested 36-year-old Justin Chase for being an accessory to a Class One Felony. 

Injured LPD Officers Identified Involved In Fatal Shooting


Lincoln Police have identified two of the three officers involved in a fatal confrontation with a 29-year-old man Sunday night at 73rd and Adams. Police said Tuesday that Officer Matthew Gilleland and Officer Angela Morehouse were both injured in the Sunday evening incident.

State of Nebraska To Give Old Vets Home Property To Grand Island


Nebraska officials have agreed to give an old state veterans' home property to the city of Grand Island, which is losing the facility to make way for a replacement in Kearney.   

University of Nebraska President's Contract To Be Considered


The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will consider a proposed two-year extension for the university's president.    The board plans to discuss the proposal, which would extend President Hank Bounds' term leading the four-campus u

Additional Details In Shooting Between LPD Officers, Suspect


New information from an officer-involved shooting in northeast Lincoln Sunday night.  Police Chief Jim Peschong says suspicious activity led officers to a home at 2931 North 73rd Street, where three officers found a man wanted on a warrant for terroristic threats and obstructing an officer out of Merrick County.

UPDATE: Victim, Survivor Identified In Homicide Case


Lincoln Police have identified the two victims of a shooting early Sunday morning in the 300 block of South 48th street.  Chief Jim Peschong says 19 year old Richard Randall of Plattsmouth was found, dead from bullet wounds, just inside the front door of the home.

Two Officers Injured in Shooting


One officer suffered a gunshot wound, another was physically assaulted, while a suspect was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire outside of a home near 73rd and Adams late Sunday night.  Darryl Robinson lives in the relatively quiet neighborhood and said he was inside his house when he heard two to three pops, thinking initially it was fireworks.  

October Traffic Fatalities


21 people were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roads in October. 21 fatalities in 17 crashes...11 people died not wearing their seat belts.

Number of English Language Learners Growing in LPS


There are students in Lincoln Public Schools from 118 countries. They speak nearly 100 different languages. Since the 2010-2011 school year, the number of Arabic and Kurdish speaking English language learner students has grown more than 800%.

The Governor Clarifies Position on Syrian refugees


In a column on the governor's website, Governor Ricketts says his request wasn't about keeping Syrian refugees out of Nebraska, but rather ensuring that potential terrorists are kept out of the state and the country.

ADHD Medication Affects Sleep


The UN-L Department of Psychology took 30 years of research to identify main findings seen across all the studies...essentially a "study of studies." Researchers found medications like Ritalin and Adderall cause sleep problems.

Click it or Ticket Coming Soon


The Nebraska State Patrol has announced plans for stepped up enforcement to focus on seat belt usage over the Thanksgiving holiday. The patrol says troopers will work overtime for the special enforcement period, which runs from Nov. 23 through Nov. 29. Stats from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety show wearing a seat belt increases a person's odds of surviving a rollover crash by up to 70 percent.

Keystone XL Developer Withdraws Nebraska Route Application


The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline has withdrawn its application for route approval through Nebraska, but a spokesman says the Canadian company reserves the right to reapply.    TransCanada made the announcement Wednesday, a day before it was supposed to appear before the Nebraska Public Service Commision for a planning conference.

Perlman Acknowledges Racism Exists at UNL


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor has acknowledged racism exists on his campus and is encouraging the campus community to attend a Black Lives Matter protest scheduled for Thursday.    

Lincoln-based Nelnet Acquires ALLO Communications


Nelnet (NYSE: NNI) on Tuesday announced it has agreed to acquire ALLO Communications, a Nebraska-based telecommunications company offering pure fiber optic service to homes and businesses for superior broadband, internet, television, local telephone, and long distance services.

UN-L Goes Styrofoam Free


UN-L is going styrofoam free. Starting January 1, 2016...no University of Nebraska-Lincoln funds will be used to buy styrofoam products for food services...no foam cups, no foam plates, no foam food packaging.

No Delayed Review Of Keystone XL


No delayed review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The U.S. State Department has decided to continue its review of the project, despite TransCanada's request for a delay.

Tough Questions For Corrections Director


Nebraska Corrections Director, Scott Frackes, will face tough questions Thursday afternoon from a Special Investigative Committee, following a damaging department audit, which found millions of wasted tax payer dollars.

BREAKING NEWS: Fatal Traffic Crash In West Lincoln


Lincoln Police Captain Danny Reitan tells KFOR NEWS in an email that one person has died in the two-vehicle crash on Highway 77 between West "O" Street and Interstate 80.

Amber Alert Cancelled


An Amber Alert for a 2 year old Omaha boy thought to have been abducted and in danger has been cancelled. The child has been found safe.

Peschong To Retire As Lincoln's Police Chief


Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong has announced he will retire next year. Peschong said Tuesday he will leave his top job at the end of February. A representative for the mayor's office says Peschong notified city officials Monday of his decision.

IRS Scam Just Keeps Showing UP


The IRS impersonation scam is one of the most persistent cons the BBB has ever seen. It re-appears every few months, and this fall it's back with a vengeance. The potential victim gets a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, saying the victim

Lincoln Hospitals Receiving Settlement


2 Lincoln hospitals are included in a settlement with more than 450 hospitals over inappropriate use of a heart device. Nebraska Heart Institute & Heart Hospital and St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center are included in the $250 million settlement.

What Worries Nebraska Business Leaders Most


An annual survey of Nebraska business and community leaders shows workforce issues continue to rank as the group's biggest concern.

TransCanada Wants Delay


The group, Bold Nebraska, believes TransCanada is asking the Obama administration to put on hold any decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline in hopes a more favorable Republican presidential administration will take over the White House in 2016.

Motorcyclist killed in Omaha


A motorcyclist has died after colliding with a car on the east side of Omaha. Police say a speeding car went out of control Sunday night and struck the motorcycle.

Lincoln Is Great Place To Retire


16% of Lincoln's population is age 60 or older. Lincoln offers retirees access to affordable and quality health care, a practical cost-of-living, retiree-friendly businesses and services, as well as several amenities to help keep residents active.

Woman Bitten By Tiger


A 33 year old Omaha woman broke into Henry Doorly Zoo to pet a tiger...and was bitten. Jacqueline Eide allegedly broke into the zoo early Sunday morning, reached into the tiger cage and was bitten on the hand.

Good Life Halfsy A Success


6,000 runners from 38 states traveled to Lincoln for the Good Life Halfsy, sponsored by Bulu Box. In just the second year, the number of runners doubled from 2014.

Suspects Wore Halloween Masks


On social media Sunday, an alert from UN-L Police to students...be aware of suspicious activity.  A UN-L student was robbed early Sunday by 2 masked men as he walked in the 1300 block of Idylwild Dr. near East Campus.

American Conspiracies With Jesse Ventura


Former Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura believes the George W. Bush administration knew terrorists were coming to America and allowed 9-11 to happen.

Call Wait Times Decline For Nebraska Public Benefits System


Nebraska residents who rely on public benefits are spending less time on the phone waiting for someone to help them. Governor Ricketts announced Thursday that average call-wait times for ACCESS Nebraska fell to less than five minutes in September.

BREAKING: ROBBERY AT A LINCOLN PIZZA PLACE


Lincoln Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at the Domino's off of 11th and Saunders just after midnight Monday. 

Life-Saving App PulsePoint Running In Lincoln


City officials have launched the life-saving smartphone application called PulsePoint, which connects people trained in CPR with those who suffer sudden cardiac arrest in public places.  It also notifies you of other incidents like traffic crashes and structure fires.

Committee Formed To Review Police/Fire Pension Fund


Lincoln's Police and Fire Pension fund hasn't fully recovered from the economic downtown seven years ago and a review committee will look for ways to fix it.  An actuary in 2007 reviewed the pension fund and said the city should contribute $4-million, but the stock market crash of 2008 caused a deficit in the plan's funding.

James Arthur Vineyards Co-Owner To Run For County Board Seat


Another candidate for the District 2 seat on the Lancaster County Board.  Jim Ballard announced his candidacy Thursday, running for the spot held by longtime County Commissioner Larry Hudkins.  

Northeast Students/Faculty Give Warm Greeting To Teacher Battling Cancer


A popular teacher at Northeast High School is in the middle of a battle with breast cancer.  Sharon Holliday, who has taught family consumer science for over 20 years at the school after spending time as a full-time mom and raising her five sons, has been on leave since shortly after the start of first semester.

Chase Ends With Stopsticks Deployed By Deputies


A 24-year-old Lincoln man is in custody in Otoe County after a chase that started in Lancaster County late Friday night. According to the Lancaster County's Sheriff's Office, the chase with Leonard Barr started at Highway 2 and 120th Street and reached speeds of 70 mph.

Armed Robbery At Apartment Under Investigation


Lincoln Police are investigating an early Monday morning armed robbery near 17th and Van Dorn Streets.  The crime happened at 3 a.m. when three black males approached a 22-year-old man who was sitting outside of his apartment. One of the suspects had a handgun, according to police.

Weapons Found After Fight Leads To Arrest


One man is facing charges after brandishing two knifes in front of a Lincoln Police officer. Investigators were called to a fight near 17th and F Street Wednesday evening. 

TransCanada Withdraws From Lawsuits


Image result for keystone xl pipelineTransCanada is pulling out of a lawsuit filed by over 100 Nebraska landowners challenging the company's right to use eminent domain for land to build the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.  

Perlman Reflects On Service As Chancellor, Looks Ahead


University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman offered his gratitude to those who helped for him to serve as the leader of the university the past 14 years.  But he said during his final State of The University address Wednesday the most important goal this year is to attract a new chancellor.

Blow Dart Attacks Reported In Lincoln


Two men have been struck by blow darts in separate Lincoln attacks.  The first attack occurred around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, where police say a motorcyclist at 84th and Leighton was struck in the chest by a 5-inch-long blow dart. 

No Plans To Increase Rates On Electric Bill


You likely won't see a systemwide increase on your electric bill next year.  Lincoln Electric System staff and budget and rates committee members Friday decided not to include a rate adjustment in its $381-million budget.  

Gordon Plans To Seek Legislative Seat Representing East Lincoln


Lincoln attorney Jim Gordon has announced a bid for the Nebraska Legislature in a district that includes eastern parts of Lincoln and Lancaster County. He will seek the seat held by state Sen. Kathy Campbell, who is ineligible to run again in 2016 because of term limits.

Suspected Jewelry Thief Caught


Police say they've arrested a man who stole an estimated $18,000 worth of diamonds and jewelry from some Lincoln jewelers recently.  That includes a one-and-a-half karat loose diamond worth over $13,000 on Wednesday at Darold's Jewelers near 69th and "O."

Millard Public Schools Eliminate Class Rank


Image result for diplomaA Nebraska school board has voted to eliminate class rank, beginning with next year's freshman class. The Monday vote aligns the Millard Public Schools district's high schools with others across the country that are ditching class rank.

Lincoln Fire & Rescue Busy With Weekend Fires


It was certainly a busy weekend for LFR.  There was an apartment fire at 500 West Cornhusker on Saturday afternoon that did significant damage.  

Costly Trash Dumping at Recycling Sites


Trash is being dumped illegal all around Lincoln. City Recycling Coordinator Gene Hanlon says recycling sites at East High, 71st and 'A' and Havelock at 63rd and Platte Ave are the most abused. Hanlon says it's costing the city $50,000 a year to monitor and maintain recycling bins. $9,000 could be saved.

Officials Cut Ribbon For New Career Academy


Lincoln's new career academy is about to open its doors.  Over 300 students from area high schools will begin taking classes Wednesday.  They'll take 2-3 classes per day at the career academy, gaining college credit in one of 16 career areas while they complete high school.

Arrests Made In West Lincoln Shooting


Two people are accused of trying to rob a woman, who was shot last Friday morning at her mobile home near NW 18th and West "Q" Street.  Lincoln Police say 24-year-old Termaine Williams apparently had suffered minor injuries when a gun went off, as he was leaving the scene.

Daytime Burglaries in NW Lincoln Under Investigation


Two burglaries, just hours apart in the Belmont neighborhood of northwest Lincoln.  A family outside having lunch during the noon hour on Tuesday in the 1700 block of Groveland Circle saw a man they didn't recognize walk by. 

City Council Approves Retirement Home On The Knolls


Image result for the knolls country clubThe City Council has approved a permit for a 258-resident retirement home on what's now a golf course.  The development will be built on the west half of the Knolls Country Club along Old Cheney Road just west of 27th.  

Girlfriend of Suspected Armed Robber Facing Accessory Charges


The girlfriend of a man suspected of robbing two northeast Lincoln convenience stores late last week has been arrested for being an accessory to a felony.  Lincoln Police say 20-year-old Brianna Pickett is accused of hiding the gun suspected to have been used in two robberies by 21-year-old William Holloway.

Man Suspected Of Impersonating Police Facing Charges


A man is accused of impersonating a police officer and trying to pull over drivers in north Lincoln last month.  Police say 20-year-old Al Lucky Williams Jr. was arrested July 17 and cited on suspicion of three counts of misdemeanor impersonating a peace officer.

Redevelopment Plan Announced For 21st and "N" Street Area


City officials unveiled a major redevelopment project on the eastern side of downtown Lincoln, which will be a mixed-use of residential, office and retail space.  Mayor Chris Beutler on Thursday called the redevelopment plan for the 21st and "N" Street area "a game changer."

Another Fire At Same North Lincoln Mobile Home


Police and fire officials are investigating three fires at the same north Lincoln mobile home in less than a month.    Firefighters were called to the third blaze at 2545 Theresa Street shortly before 12:30 a.m. Monday. 

Plea Deal Taken By Fourth Man Involved in August 2014 Killing


A man has taken a plea deal for reduced charges in the August 2014 slaying of a Lincoln man during a botched home invasion robbery.    Online court records say 20-year-old Joshua Carr pleaded no contest and was convicted Thursday of manslaughter, attempted robbery and use of a firearm.

Pygmy Goat May Have Been Taken From Rural Bennet Home


Lancaster County deputies are asking for your help in finding a vehicle seen leaving a home near 120th and Wittstruck Road late Tuesday afternoon and evening, where a pygmy goat was taken. 

Governor, First Lady Help Unveil Logo For Nebraska's 150th Anniversary


Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore on Wednesday unveiled the logo and brand that will be used by a coalition of individuals planning events for Nebraska’s sesquicentennial anniversary, which will be celebrated in 2017.  

Celebration Rally at State Capitol after SCOTUS Decision


A crowd at the State Capital yesterday celebrated the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to lift all bans on same-sex marriages. Communications Director of the ACLU of Nebraska Tyler Richard says they have many clients who are excited their families have the same protection other couples have, and added that it was a momentous day for equality.

City Will Pay Storm Damage Claims


Image result for city council lincoln neThe Lincoln City Council has approved a plan to handle claims from property owners for damage from sewer backup.  On Monday, the council decided to pay homeowners and businesses up to $5,000 for cleanup and repair from sewage backup,  

Gov. Ricketts Wrapping Up European Trade Mission


Image result for governor pete rickettsGov. Pete Ricketts is wrapping up a European trade mission that focused on building relationships with companies and promoting Nebraska's workforce. Ricketts was scheduled to return to Nebraska on Tuesday after an eight-day trip.

City Enters Lease To Extend Fiber Optics Infrastructure


Image result for fiber optic cableMayor Chris Beutler Thursday announced that the City has entered into a lease agreement with Level 3 Communications to extend its fiber optic infrastructure to the City.

Children's Zoo Schedules Community "Thank You"


The Lincoln Children's Zoo invites the public to "Zoobilee".  It'll be at the Pinnacle Bank Arena August 8th.  Executive Director John Chapo describes it as "the largest free family event the community has ever seen."

Senators Back Study of Medical Cannabis Benefits


Less than a week after pushing a broad medical marijuana bill through a first-round vote, Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a second measure to provide faster, federally approved relief.    

Bicyclist In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Car


Image result for lincoln police departmentA Lincoln bicyclist is being watched very closely Tuesday at a Lincoln hospital after being hit by a car on Lincoln's far east side.  The 53 year old was last reported to be in critical condition with life-threatening head injuries.

Roads Blocked Off Due To Flood Waters


The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office tells KFOR NEWS the State Patrol has closed Highway 77 this morning from Rosa Parks Way in Lincoln all the way South to the Lancaster County Line.  Saltillo Road is closed from 14th Street to 27th.  Just before 4:30am Thursday, there was a call to 27th and Saltillo where a car with a woman inside was floating away.  

Officer Knocked Out During Arrest


Two officers were injured-one was knocked unconscious while arresting a Lincoln man yesterday afternoon. Officers were called to 13th and 'E' around 4:30 to a disturbance call. Police Captain Jeri Roeder tells KFOR News officers were about to arrest 27-year-old Josiah Samson.

UPDATE: Fire At La Mexicana Accidental


Fire inspectors believe the 3-alarm fire that destroyed a downtown Lincoln strip mall Monday afternoon was started accidentally by construction workers on the roof.  Lincoln Fire Inspector Rick Campos tells KFOR News he believes a construction company was welding metal when some sparks ignited some wood.

New Study Says State Would Benefit From Medicaid Expansion


Image result for medicaid expansion nebraskaA study by two University of Nebraska at Kearney professors says the state would see economic benefits if Medicaid coverage was expanded to cover more low-income residents. 

Pavement Repairs Start April 8 Along Superior Street


Expect some road work to slow down your commute along Superior Street in northwest Lincoln next week.  Starting Wednesday, April 8, pavement repair work will force lane closures along Superior from Technology Drive to I-180.  

Report Suggests Economic Growth


Image result for economic growthA new report suggests slow economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.   The survey report issued Wednesday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 51.4 in March from 57 in February. 

New Website Focuses on Rural Development


The federal Agriculture Department has launched a new website focused on its rural development programs in Nebraska. The USDA says the new website should be easier to navigate for people looking for loan and grand applications or more details about other programs.

Roll-Over Crash In Northeast Lincoln


Emergency crews say two people and two children were transported to a Lincoln hospital after an accident Friday morning. Two adults and 2 children were taken to a Lincoln hospital after a roll-over crash accident Friday morning.   Lincoln Fire & Rescue Crews and police went to the intersection of 51st. and Adams just after 8:30 this morning.  

Suspect Burglar Caught In The Act Outside Lincoln Home


A man who came home early Wednesday morning near 27th and South saw a man he didn't know rummaging through his car parked in the driveway. 

Millard West Player Statuses In Question After MIP Citations


Millard West could be without one or more of its varsity basketball players when it plays in the state basketball tournament in Lincoln this week.    One 18-year-old member of the team was among some 70 people cited by police for minor in possession at a party in west Omaha on Saturday night.

Shots Fired at North Lincoln Motel


Lincoln Police, and Fire and Rescue, have been called to a Motel 6 near Interstate 80 in North Lincoln after a shooting.  It's isn't known yet whether anyone has been wounded.  The shooting was reported just before11:00 this morning.&nbs

Jenkins Is Competent, Trial Delayed


Image result for nikko jenkins omahaA judge has delayed a ruling on whether a man convicted of killing four people in Omaha within weeks of leaving prison remains incompetent to participate in his sentencing hearing, which could include the death penalty. Judge Peter Bataillon on Tuesday accepted a report from state experts that said Nikko Jenkins was competent and could understand the sentencing proceedings. 

BREAKING NEWS: NU Assistant Warren Reportedly Headed To North Carolina


Sports Illustrated is reporting that Nebraska secondary coach Charlton Warren has accepted a similar job on the University of North Carolina football team.  Warren had just been retained by new Nebraska coach Mike Riley, as the lone holdover from former coach Bo Pelini's staff.  Warren would reunite with Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora.  

Legislature Faces Big Issues In Short Session


Nebraska lawmakers will convene a new session with a long priority list but significant obstacles that could undermine some of what they hope to accomplish. Lawmakers and Gov. Pete Ricketts will have to fill a projected $110 million budget shortfall durin

Wrongly Convicted 'Beatrice 6' Will Get New Civil Trial


A federal appeals court has ruled that six people wrongly convicted in a 1985 slaying of a woman in southeast Nebraska should have a chance to argue that the officials who prosecuted them acted improperly.    Monday's ruling from the 8th Ci

Nebraska Fairgoer Hurt After Leaping Onto Inflated Bag


Officials say a woman has been injured after leaping onto an inflated bag at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.  The fair said in a news release that the woman was hurt around 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stunt Jump attraction. The huge bag used

Prisons To Study Reform Of Solitary Confinement


Nebraska's beleaguered prison system is going to get some help from a national agency. The Vera Institute of Justice has selected Nebraska as one of five states to participate in a study on alternatives to solitary confinement.