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.

Former Omaha TV Sports Anchor Named New Memorial Stadium Voice

Former Omaha sportscaster Jon Schuetz is the new public address announcer for Nebraska football games at Memorial Stadium.    The university athletic department announced Schuetz's hiring Monday.  

Lincoln Girl Okay, Suspected Kidnapper In Jail

A 33-year-old man went to jail over the weekend for an attempted kidnapping.  Lincoln Police say it happened at the Russ's Market near 17th and Washington Street Saturday night.

Police Arrest Suspected Kidnapper, Who Held Victim at Gunpoint

Lincoln Police arrest a 25-year-old man, who forced a 19-year-old UNL student into driving him around for about an hour at gunpoint on Saturday morning.  Kyle Dinius at one point apparently threatened the victim and had him stop so he could return with pipes and machetes and other items from the backyards of homes.

Stolen Vehicle Found, Search Continues For Suspect

A stolen vehicle from Fairbury has been recovered by Lincoln Police.  Now the search is on for the driver.  Police Capt. Jeff Bucher tells KFOR NEWS officers were looking for a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Motel 6 on North 28th Street, when they discovered the stolen Chevy Tahoe driving off.

Escapee From Deputies Captured In BNSF Railyard

A brief manhunt Saturday involved Lincoln Police, Lancaster County Sheriff's deputies and the Nebraska State Patrol helicopter.  They found Adam Cervenka hiding on a railcar in the Burlington Northern yard near Hwy. 77 and West O Street.  Th

Man Fights for Life After Fall

A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after falling about 40 feet from a balcony near Capital Beach early Saturday morning. Police Captain Jeri Roeder tells KFOR News they don't suspect foul play.

EPA Going Forward With Rule In Spite Of Injunction

Image result for nebraska lakeThe Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states. 

Court Orders Hearing For Man Convicted Of 2nd-Degree Murder

Image result for dallas huston lincoln, neThe Nebraska Supreme Court has ordered an evidentiary hearing held for a man serving 50 years to life in prison for killing his friend in 2009 and who argues that he should be released from prison because his trial lawyer was ineffective. 

Officers Investigate Fight At Lincoln Southwest

Image result for police lightsA group estimated as high as 20 teenagers were fighting in the parking lot of Southwest High School last night.  Police and school officials believe, but haven't yet confirmed, that someone fired a shot gun during the incident.  

LPD: Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

An 8-year-old Lincoln girl is recovering after she was kidnapped from her home and later abused.   According to Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood, the girl was bounded when she woke up early Thursday morning in the garage of a house in the 3200 block of Richard Court, the home of 20-year-old Cody Riddle.

Temporary Injunction Issued In Clean Water Act

Image result for nebraska lakesA federal judge in North Dakota has blocked a new rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waters.   U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson issued a temporary injunction Thursday against the Obama administration rule. 

Black Hills Energy Offers Fixed-Price Option Friday

Image result for black hills energy logo lincoln, neBlack Hills Energy, Lincoln's natural gas supplier, is urging all of its customers to think ahead to winter....Friday is the beginning of an annual program for natural gas customers.

Ne Lottery To Sell Sriracha-Scented Scratch Tickets

Image result for sriracha-scented scratch tickets nebraska lotteryThe Nebraska Lottery says it will be selling Sriracha-scented scratch tickets as part of a new $2 scratch game called Hot Sriracha.  Each ticket contains a scent replicating that of the famous Asian sauce. 

Nat'l Guard Taking Part In Disaster Exercise

Image result for nebraska national guardNebraska National Guard officials are leaving their Lincoln headquarters ... not permanently...but as part of a disaster exercise through Sunday. State adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, says Guard leaders are testing their plans.

City: Apt Complex Issues Not Resolved, Not Life-Threatening

Lincoln officials say problems at a new apartment complex remain unresolved but aren't serious enough to warrant action by the city. Tenants who moved into the Prime Place apartment complex over the weekend were met with unfinished units.

Property Tax Increase Proposed To Help Ralston Arena

Image result for ralston arenaRalston officials could face a tough task in persuading lawmakers to help spare city taxpayers from a huge tax increase.   Ralston Mayor Don Groesser is expected to propose a 34 percent property tax increase and a new restaurant tax.

Hastings Woman Accused Of Killing Toddler

A 33-year-old Hastings woman has been accused of stuffing a baby wipe down the throat of a toddler, killing her.  Azudany Serrano-Contreras was arrested Wednesday and charged with committing intentional child abuse resulting in death. 

Upgrades, Improvements Done At Seacrest Field

More than $4-million in improvements done at Seacrest Field in the last few months. That includes a new scoreboard and stadium seating on both sides of the football stadium operated by Lincoln Public Schools. While the field turf is just a few years old,

Owners Of Dirt Cheap, Island Smokes Face Federal Charges

Image result for dirt cheap lincoln neThe owners of two Lincoln businesses face federal charges that they conspired to acquire and sell synthetic marijuana and commit other crimes. Court documents unsealed Tuesday say that between October 2013 and April this year, Allen Peithman Jr

Nebraska HS Grads Score Slightly Lower In ACT Test

Image result for ACT TestA new report says Nebraska's 2015 high school graduates scored slightly lower on the ACT college entrance exam than the state's 2014 graduates but better than students nationally.  

LES Rates Among Lowest In Country

Image result for lincoln electric system logoLincoln Electric System's rates among the lowest in the country....A national survey of more than 100 cities found LES has the 11th lowest rates in the country.  

LSO Investigating 3 Incidents Of Criminal Mischief

Image result for lancaster county sheriffThe Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of criminal mischiefs that occurred in eastern Lancaster County on August 25th, 2015 in a 30 minute time span.

Two More Cases Of "Stranger Danger"

Image result for lincoln police departmentLincoln Police are warning parents yet again after two more scary incidents toward middle school students in less than two weeks.  Officer Katie Flood says a student reported she was leaving Scott Middle school with a friend.

Pending Verification, Death Penalty Headed To Ballot

Indications are that Nebraskans will be voting on whether to bring back the death penalty in next year's election.  The group Nebraskans for the Death Penalty needed 57-thousand signatures to force a vote, and today turned in 166-thousand. 114,00

County Board Approves $177M Budget

Image result for lancaster county board nebraskaThe Lancaster County Budget will take a big jump in the coming year....just short of 20%. Commissioners approved a $177 Million budget Tuesday, with major hikes for road and bridge construction and for increased insurance expenses.  

Death Penalty Petition Signatures Submitted Day Early

Image result for death penalty petitionA group that wants to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty through a ballot measure will submit its signatures to the secretary of state's office a day early. Nebraskans for the Death Penalty will announce the number of signatures collected on Wednesday.

Lincoln Attorney To Seek Legislative Seat

Image result for mike hilgers nebraskaA Lincoln attorney who ran for the Nebraska Legislature in 2012 and the attorney general's office in 2014 is trying again. Mike Hilgers announced Tuesday that he will seek an open seat in the Legislature in 2016.

City Council Delays Vote On Budget

Image result for lincoln ne city councilCity Council members said they need more time to mull over 2 new proposals, waiting until the last day of the mid-budget year to vote on proposed changes. 

LPS Sees Solid Improvement In State Assessment Scores

Lincoln Public Schools continues to generally see solid, significant improvement in achievement – scores above state averages in most grades and subject areas – based on release Tuesday of the 2014-15 Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) scores, the piece of the achievement picture based on state standards. 

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."

Bicyclist Dies After Crash At North Lincoln Intersection

A 30-year-old Lincoln man died in a collision between his bicycle and a minivan.  The accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, at 1st and Cornhusker. Police say the northbound bicyclist collided with the eastbound minivan.  

Police Arrest Two Men For August 7 Robbery

Two arrests on Tuesday in a robbery that happened nearly two weeks ago.  On August 7th, Lincoln Police say two men robbed a 20-year old victim.  

Weapon Found During Arrest Of Two Wanted Men

Two men are in jail on outstanding warrants from Lancaster County.  Sheriff Terry Wagner says the Metro Fugitive Task Force on Tuesday afternoon tracked down and arrested 18-year-old Deanta DeLarosa and 23-year-old Raphael Johnson were arrested at an apartment near 18th and "J".

Dog Shot By BB or Pellet Gun

Deputies are investigating a dog shooting Tuesday evening in Waverly.  Two people were walking their dog around 7:30pm and let the dog loose to run around the school football field, when it ran onto a nearby property.  

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.

Ricketts Names Omaha Dietitian To Open Legislative Seat

An Omaha dietitian who teaches at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will fill an open seat in the Legislature.  Gov. Pete Ricketts on Tuesday named Nicole Fox of Omaha to replace former state Sen. Jeremy Nordquist, who resigned to take a job in Washington, D.C.

Heavy Rain, Flooded Roads Reported In Northern and Eastern Nebraska

Heavy rain from overnight storms has stranded some motorists and knocked out power in some parts of Omaha and the surrounding communities.  Leaks at Westside High School forced cancellation of school on Tuesday.

Fire Inside Vacant House Does Minimal Damage

Officials are still figuring out what started a fire inside a vacant home in the Havelock area Monday morning.  Lincoln Firefighters were called just before 9am to 6926 Platte Avenue, when neighbors saw smoke coming from the home.  

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.  

Home Invasion Robbery Under Investigation

Lincoln Police are searching the city for 2 armed men connected to a home invasion robbery.  Capt. Jeri Roeder tells KFOR NEWS around 9pm  Thursday a couple of men armed with a handgun robbed two men as they left a house in the 2400 block of Vine Street.

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Five Players Suspended, Two Others Injured

Five Nebraska football players have been suspended for the Sept. 5 opener against BYU for violating team rules.    Coach Mike Riley announced the suspensions after practice Thursday night.

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.

Collision In Southwest Lincoln Leaves One Person Dead

Investigators are busy piecing together what led to a collision between a motorcycle and SUV Tuesday morning just north of South Folsom and West South Streets, claiming the life of a motorcyclist.   A white GMC Yukon was traveling southbound on South Folsom and a motorcycle was northbound. The two collided near the intersection of West South, causing both vehicles to leave the roadway. 

Two Armed Robberies Under Investigation

Lincoln Police are looking for robbers of two Lincoln convenience stores.  Capt. Jeff Boucher tells KFOR NEWS until investigators have looked at both security videos, they won't be able to say if the robbers were committed by the same men.  

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.

Lincoln Man Arrested On Suspicion of Indecent Exposure

Police arrest a Lincoln man after, they say, he exposed himself.  According to police reports, a man visiting a friend at an apartment complex near 11th and F Street was playing video games early Monday morning when he heard a knock on a window.

Shots Fired At Two Different Lincoln Homes, Two Wounded

Gunshots from a mobile home court in northwest Lincoln.  Police Capt. Jeri Roeder tells KFOR NEWS around 12:30am Friday, police pulled up to a mobile home at 245 NW 18th and found a woman with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to her head.  

Street Infrastructure, LFR Fleet Part of Mayor's Goals

As part of outlining goals over the next year, Mayor Chris Beutler said on Thursday one of the most critical pieces in the future of Lincoln's roads network is the South Beltway and a new north Lincoln interchange at 33rd Street where Cornhusker and Adams Street come together.

AG's Office Wants District Judge To Reconsider Allowing Same Sex Couples To Adop

The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office will file a motion asking the Lancaster County District Court to reconsider its order issued Wednesday on adoptions by same-sex couples.  District Judge John Colborn ruled that, because of the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage, those couples can also adopt children or become foster parents.

Plan to Nix Repeat of Nebraska Prison Riot Released

The Nebraska Department of Corrections has released a plan outlining steps officials will take in the wake of a May prison riot that left two inmates dead and heavily damaged the state prison at Tecumseh.   

Man Arrested For Robbing and Assaulting Mother

A 37-year-old Lincoln man is in jail, after he allegedly punched his mother and stealing her car. Christopher Merboth was riding in a car with the 61-year-old woman Wednesday afternoon when he supposedly got mad about some music on the radio and punched the windshield.

Motorcyclist Killed In Noon Time Crash South of Downtown Lincoln

Lincoln Police have blocked off the area around 16th and "B" for now, after a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist and SUV around noon Wednesday.  KFOR News talked to reporter David Jespersen from our Media partner 10/11, who says the motorcycle was southbound when it collided with a westbound SUV in the middle of the intersection.

Assault Charges Expected For Woman Who Slashed Man With Pocketknife

A Lincoln woman is facing charges after police say she attacked a man with a pocket knife after an argument over a table Tuesday evening.  According to police reports, 33-year-old Charlene Fils had thrown away a table, but residents in her apartment complex at 600 South 20th Street began using it as a community table.

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. 

Authorities Searching For Man Wanted In Overnight Shooting

The search is on for a suspect in an overnight shooting in Falls City.  A joint effort involving the Falls City Police Department, Richardson County Sheriff and Nebraska State Patrol are looking for 34-year-old Desiderio Hernandez of Falls City.

Costly Fire at NW Lincoln Food Plant

Lincoln Fire and Rescue say a dryer is to blame for a fire early Wednesday.  Fire Inspector Chuck Schweitzer tells KFOR NEWS $1 million damage resulted from a fire in a coating dryer at Sensory Effects, former U.S. Foods at 4343 NW 38th.  

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.

No Charges Filed In Fatal Hit and Run

Insufficient evidence will not lead to charges toward a driver of a car that apparently dragged a Lincoln motorcyclist last January.  Investigators say 38-year-old Gabe Wilken lost control of his motorcycle through an unlit work zone on NW 48th Street, just north of I-80. (NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO INCLUDED)

BREAKING NEWS: Police Arrest Suspect In Northeast Lincoln Robberies

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a couple of armed robberies in northeast Lincoln early Friday and Saturday.  Police arrested William T. Holloway for two counts each of robbery, use of a weapon to commit a felony and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Liquor Store Robbed For A Second Time

Police are investigating a second armed robbery at a northeast Lincoln liquor store in the last few months.  Kong Liquor at 56th and Holdrege was robbed at gunpoint shortly after midnight Friday morning.  (CLICK HEADLINE TO SEE POLICE MEDIA BRIEFING VIDEO)

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Nebraska, adidas Unveil 2015 Alternate Jerseys

The University of Nebraska and adidas today unveiled the new Primeknit Husker Bold alternative football uniforms, which will be worn on Saturday, October 24th for the team’s game against Northwestern. 

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."

More Life-Saving LUCAS 2 Devices Coming To LFR

Lincoln Fire and Rescue will receive six battery-operated chest compression devices to help save lives in cases of cardiac arrest. LFR’s paramedics began a trial use of the device – called the LUCAS 2.  

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Arson

A 19-year-old Lincoln man is behind bars for allegedly starting a fire at a north Lincoln mobile home court late Monday night.  Austin Oreskovich was arrested for third degree arson after crews responded to a recliner on fire at 2545 Theresa Street shortly before 11 p.m. (VIDEO OF NEWS BRIEFING INCLUDED)

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. 

Lincoln Airport Traffic On Pace To Increase For 3rd Year

Officials at the Lincoln Airport say passenger traffic is on pace to increase for the third consecutive year.    Airport officials announced Monday that passenger numbers on commercial airlines were up 15 percent through the first six months of 2015.

Nebraska Tax Receipts Beat Projections In Last Fiscal Year

Nebraska state government collected more tax revenue than projected in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.    The Department of Revenue said in a news release Monday that net receipts for the fiscal year totaled about $4.3 billion, which was

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.

Investment In Lincoln Street Improvements Paying Off

More and more of the orange cones and barricades on streets around Lincoln may spur some headaches for you, but it's benefiting the city in the long run.   

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. 

Construction Jobs Will Be Big In Nebraska

Economic forecasters are predicting construction jobs will boom in Nebraska in the next two years.  Fueled in part by a gas tax increase and earmarked state funds for road construction, Eric Thompson of UNL's Bureau of Business Research finds the construction sector of Nebraska's economy should experience a job growth rate of between 4 1/2 and 5% through 2017. 

Deputy US Marshal Kills Dog During Arrest of Man In Lincoln

Authorities say a deputy U.S. marshal has killed a dog as officers approached a suspect at a Lincoln home.    The shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon when officers of the Metro Fugitive Task Force went to arrest 28-year-old Johnnie Harris on a warrant out of Douglas County.

New State Program Would Require Jobless To Have Plan To Find Work

The governor wants to make Nebraskans who receive jobless benefits devise and stick to plans for finding work and getting off unemployment.    Gov. Pete Ricketts' plan would require nearly all people who receive unemployment benefits to enr

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.  

BREAKING NEWS: 12-Year-Old Suspected of Omaha Murder Captured in Minnesota

A 12-year-old Omaha boy accused of murder was arrested in Minnesota Tuesday night. Jarrell Milton is the third of three murder suspects to be arrested in connection to the death of Jamymell Ray, 31. Police had been looking for Milton since Monday.

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.

NSAA Director Blanford-Green Resigns

The executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association has resigned a month after the association's board of directors voted not to extend her contact.    Rhonda Blanford-Green, a former All-America track athlete at Nebraska, took over as executive director in July 2012.

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.

Nebraska lawmakers scrap medical marijuana bill for the year

Nebraska will not legalize medical marijuana this year in light of other controversial measures dominating the final days of the legislative session.    Sen. Tommy Garrett of Bellevue asked Wednesday to hold his bill until June 15, ensuring senators will not revisit the debate until next year.

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."

Nebraska Lawmakers Vote To Repeal Death Penalty

Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval to a bill abolishing the death penalty with enough votes to override a promised veto from Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts.  The 32-15 vote on Wednesday was bolstered by conservative senators who oppose capital punishment for fiscal, religious and pragmatic reasons. 

Ricketts Approves New Two-Year State Budget

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed a new two-year budget that includes $408 million in state money for property tax reductions.  The Republican governor announced Wednesday that he approved the $8.7 billion package without vetoes. He says the budget met his goals of increasing property tax relief and slowing state spending increases.  

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.  

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Over Nikko Jenkin's Prison Release

Image result for nikko jenkinsA judge has tossed out a lawsuit alleging that the state of Nebraska caused a woman's death by freeing Nikko Jenkins from prison. Andrea Kruger was one of four people Jenkins killed within weeks of his release from prison in 2013. The judge ruled the state is immune from liability because Jenkins' release was discretionary and protected by law. 

Kansas Woman Delivers Twins While Heading To Lincoln Hospital

A Kansas mother and her twin babies are doing fine in a Lincoln hospital, after she delivered them in a car near Highway 77 and Saltillo Road early Thursday morning.  Lancaster County Sheriff's Captain Ben Houchin says 36-year-old Laurie Clark and her husband, 39-year-old Kevin Clark, were coming to Lincoln from Barnes, Kansas because of some pregnancy issues. 

BREAKING NEWS: SW Lincoln Sandwich Shop Robbed

Lincoln Police are investigating another armed robbery, this one happening around 7:30am Wednesday at the Subway near 14th and Pine Lake Road. Police tell KFOR News they are looking for a white man, about 6-feet tall with a thin build, wearing a dark hat, gray jacket and blue bandana over his face. 

Ice Jam Causes Flooding On Platte River West of Omaha

At least three people have been rescued from flooding caused by an ice jam on the Platte River in western Douglas County, just west of Omaha.  Authorities say floodwaters began creeping up on the Two Rivers State Recreation Area about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. The three people rescued had called for help when they became stranded in a pickup. No injuries have been reported. 

Three Measures In Legislature Address Gun Control

Nebraska gun control advocates and opponents are squaring off on a series of new measures in the Legislature. The Judiciary Committee heard testimony Thursday on three pieces of legislation that would expand gun owner rights and one bill that would limit reckless firing. The bills would allow for security teams at private schools to carry guns.

Fire Damages Home Near Murdock

The State Fire Marshall's Office is investigating a basement fire 30 miles from Lincoln near the community of Murdock.  Volunteer Fire Chief Alan Brockhoff says it took crews from 6 departments an hour-and-a-half to bringTuesday night's fire under control at 10209 North 298th Street because of several construction additions previously done on the home.  

Keystone To Top Senate Agenda In January 2015

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama. Congressional Republicans have been pushing for approval of the pipeline for years. Obama has resisted because of environmental concerns. 

Bomb Threat At Papillion High School

Authorities say they're investigating an anonymous bomb threat against a Papillion high school that was posted online. The Papillion-La Vista School District says it discovered the threat against Papillion-La Vista South High School on Twitter Sunday afternoon. Papillion police searched the school Sunday night and Monday morning and found nothing. 

LPD Searching For Robber In Sunday Night Hold Up

Lincoln Police are looking for the man who tried robbing a grocery store.  Capt. Don Scheinost tells KFOR NEWS just before 9pm Sunday, a man wielding a knife demanded money from the clerk at the Sun Grocery Store at 2412 N Street.  

All-Female Panel Of Court Of Appeals Makes History

An all-female panel of the Nebraska Court of Appeals has heard oral arguments for the first time in state history. The three-judge panel met for oral arguments last week at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Judges Frankie Moore, Francie Riedmann and Riko Bishop heard several cases and then took questions from students. 

Sen. Fischer Confident That Keystone Pipeline Vote Will Happen Again

Nebraska U-S Senator Deb Fischer says the discussion about the Keystone X-L Pipeline is far from over.  Fischer is one of 59 senators who voted yes on a bill to approve the pipeline Tuesday, but fell one vote short .  She predicts Congress will take up the bill again, and pass it, shortly after the first of the year.  The controversial pipeline is slated to run thru Nebraska,

First N-U Finalist Visit Scheduled

The first of four finalists for the top job at the University of Nebraska will visit the campuses and hold public meetings next week. Dr. George Ross, who's currently President of Central Michigan University, will make stops in Omaha, Kearney, and Lincoln on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Ricketts Voted As Nebraska's Next Governor

Republican Pete Ricketts, a multimillionaire former executive at TD Ameritrade, has been elected governor of Nebraska.  Voters on Tuesday chose Ricketts, of Omaha, over Democrat Chuck Hassebrook, who for decades headed a center in Lyons that advocated for family farms and rural communities.  

Changes at Indian Center After Saturday's Chaos

Saturday's tailgating at the Indian Center before the Husker game will look a little different than last Saturday when rowdy fans damaged police and sheriff's cruisers, threw bottles at buses and tried tipping a bus load of people. 13 arrests were made, including one felony and 17 tickets. The biggest difference between this Saturday and last Saturday will be no more walk-in traffic. Only vehicles will be allowed in.

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.