Credit Breach Affects T-Mobile Customers

Image result for t-mobile logoCredit reporting bureau Experian recently reported that an unauthorized party gained access to a database that contained personal information of an estimated 15 million T-Mobile customers and potential customers, including nearly 48-hundred Nebraskans.

Man Stabbed By Girlfriend During Argument At Apartment

It was an argument over keys that apparently led to a stabbing at a north Lincoln apartment early Tuesday morning.  Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood says a 28-year-old man showed up at a hospital with a stab wound to his left shoulder and to his right arm.

Student Scuffle Leaves LHS Staff Member With Minor Injuries

A couple of Lincoln High students fighting in the cafeteria Tuesday morning, which ends up leaving one of them and a staff member hurt. Lincoln Police were called just after 7am as school staff were needing help breaking up a fight between an 18-year-old and 17-year-old.

Metro Fugitive Task Force Searching For Man Considered Dangerous

David Lane Erickson is wanted by the United States Marshal Service Metro Fugitive Task Force. Erickson is wanted based on a Federal Supervised Release Violation. Erickson is believed to be in the Lincoln, Nebraska area. 

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.

Rabies Cases Increasing in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says cases of animals found to have rabies is increasing from last year. is reminding us that bats are a common carrier of rabies, and they are very active this time of year, increasing the chances of becoming infected.

Teen Drivers Program Gets Grant

The Nebraska Safety Council got a $10,000 grant from State Farm to help pay for the teen driving program "Alive at 25" for LPS. 21 teens died in crashes in Nebraska last year. The program teaches teens about the effects of inexperience, peer pressure and distracted driving.

Nebraska Ed Board Distances Itself from Planned Parenthood

The Nebraska Board of Education has approved seeking state funds for a schools health program that includes sex education to replace a private grant from a foundation that has been criticized for supporting Planned Parenthood.

Police Investigate Drive-By Shooting

Image result for police lightsLincoln police are investigating a drive-by shooting.  At 530a Friday morning, officers were sent to an apartment complex at 3500 Huntington Avenue.  The apartment had been struck by bullets. Several shots were fired in to the apartment through a window. 

Supreme Court Denies Requests In Miscalculated Sentences

Image result for justice scalesThe Nebraska Supreme Court has denied the legal requests of two men ordered back to prison last year after being wrongly released because state officials had miscalculated their sentences. The state's high court on Friday dismissed the appeal.

UN-L Students Encouraged To Be Cautious

UN-L Police are encouraging students to avoid underpopulated areas, avoid walking alone (especially at night), travel in well-lit areas and always let someone know where they are. Heightened awareness comes after 2 incidents in 3 days on campus.

Market To Market Relay On Saturday

Image result for market to market relay nebraskaThe annual Market to Market Relay will be held Saturday. 575 teams and 4,500 runners are registered, making it the largest day-long running relay in the nation. Runners from 31 states and 196 Nebraska communities are taking part in the annual relay. 

Lawmakers Look To Bolster Rural Emergency Services

Image result for emergency medical serviceNebraska lawmakers are looking for ways to bolster the state's rural emergency medical services, which rely heavily on volunteers despite difficult and time-consuming training requirements. 

Audit Uncovers Issues In Saline County Court

Image result for judge's gavelA state audit is criticizing business practices in Saline County Court, where an assistant court clerk has been charged with theft. The  audit released this week said, among other problems, that one person handles all aspects of transactions.

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. 

Suspicious Package Found At Fort Calhoun

Earlier this morning, Washington County Sherrif's Office tweeted out that a "possible explosive device" was discovered near the Fort Calhoun Power Plant. OPPD security, Nebraska State Patrol, and the Omaha Police bomb squad were called in.

Governor Looking For New Director Of Economic Development

Image result for governor pete rickettsGovernor Pete Ricketts announced a leadership change at the Nebraska Department of Economic Development on Thursday. Effective immediately, Brenda Hicks-Sorensen will conclude her term as the agency’s director. 

Taking Charge Survey Results Positive

Image result for city of lincoln nebraskaLincoln receives an “A” grade in the latest "Taking Charge" survey. Residents expressed significant satisfaction with 19 of the 21 or 90% of the service areas included in the study. 

Monthly Survey Suggests Economic Slowdown

Image result for business numbers downA second straight monthly survey of nine Midwest and Plains states suggests a slowdown in the region's economy.  A report issued Thursday says the overall Mid-American Business Conditions Index dropped to 47.7 last month.

LPD Release More Details In Shooting By Capitol

The investigation into the officer involved shooting near the Nebraska Capitol in nearly complete, according to Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong. A 19-year-old man shot by a deputy near the Nebraska Capitol is out of the hospital and in jail. On Thursday, Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong released details of the moments leading up to the shooting. He said police interviewed 50 witnesses.

ConAgra Will Move Headquarters From Omaha To Chicago

ConAgra will cut about 1,500 jobs and move its headquarters from Omaha to Chicago. The company says the job cuts exclude plant positions and do not include any impact from the planned sale of its private label operations. 

Sales Tax Increase Goes In Effect Thursday

Image result for sales tax increaseThe 3-year, 1/4 cent city sales tax increase goes into effect Thursday as a way of raising money for a new 9-1-1 radio system and 4 new fire stations.  

Lincoln Pharmacist Accused Of Medicaid Fraud

Image result for nebraska medicaidA Lincoln pharmacist accused of defrauding Nebraska's Medicaid program out of $14 million has pleaded guilty to health care fraud.   44-year-old Scott Tran, the owner of Tran Pharmacy, submitted hundreds of false claims.

Fremont Man Dies In Crash

Image result for police lightsA man died in a traffic accident just south of Fremont today.  59-year-old Dennis Shipley of Fremont was pronounced dead at the scene.  The accident happened around noon on Highway 109 near a golf course west of Highway 77.  

UN-L Using Drones To Research Severe Storms

Image result for droneA proposal to use drones to study severe storms has received a boost from a $1.9 million federal grant to refine the aircraft and some of the instruments they carry. The National Science Foundation grant will allow five schools to develop guidance systems.

LSO Looking For Missing Skid Loader

Image result for lancaster county sheriff's officeDeputies are looking for a missing skid loader taken from a Hickman construction site sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says the yellow Caterpillar 259-D modeled skid loader is worth more than $63,000.

Reason Behind DHHS Resignation Revealed

Image result for nebraska department of health and human servicesThe resignation of a Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services administrator came after state officials discovered she had inflated her academic credentials. A department spokeswoman said Wednesday that Yolanda Webb left voluntarily.

Police Still Searching For Missing Omaha Woman

Image result for tiffanee trecekPolice are searching for an Omaha woman missing following a home invasion early Tuesday. Police were called to an apartment in southwestern Omaha just after 12 a.m. Tuesday for a possible shooting. Officers who arrived found three people in the apartment.

Woman Pleads No Contest In Crash Death

Image result for justice scaleA woman has been convicted in the crash death of an 81-year-old man in south Lincoln. Online court records say sentencing is scheduled Dec. 4 for 51-year-old Laurie Clemans, who pleaded no contest on Tuesday and was convicted of misdemeanor vehicular homicide.

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.

Police Arrest Man Inside West Lincoln Sports Training Center

Lincoln Police have arrested a man on burglary charges after a cleaning person caught him in the act.  Officers were called to Nebraska Sports Performance after a janitor found 39-year-old Trent Williams standing behind a counter. 

ATM Theft Under Investigation

Lincoln Police are now handling their seventh attempt or theft of an ATM in the city this year, after a cash machine was stolen from the Walgreen's at 70th and Pioneers just before 2am Tuesday.   

Felony Kidnapping Charge Added Against Lincoln Man

Charges have been upgraded for the man accused of kidnapping and raping an 8-year-old Lincoln girl last month.  Court records 20-year-old Cody Riddle was originally charged with burglary, kidnapping with voluntary release, and first-degree sexual assault of a child.

Claim Filed Against City of Grand Island In Water Park Drowning

The mother of a 5-year-old Lincoln girl who drowned at a Grand Island water park has filed a claim for more than $1 million against the city.  The claim by Dumale Bariyiga, of Lincoln, says lifeguards on duty July 18 at Island Oasis Water Park were negligent.

One Arrest In Late Night Robbery, Search On For Second Suspect

An armed robbery at the Fast Mart near 33rd and "A" late Sunday night, where Lincoln Police have one suspect in custody, while they are looking for another person involved.  That suspect in custody has been identified as 25-year-old Lekeyata Wood.

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. 

Belated Robbery Under Investigation

Lincoln Police are following up on an armed robbery that took place around 1:30 Friday morning. The robbery was brought to the attention of LPD around 6pm on Saturday evening.  

Collision Kills Two Men Formerly of Lincoln

Officials are reporting a double fatality accident in Nebraska City involving two men who recently moved to town.  Emergency crews extricated the driver, 24-year-olds Andrew Murnan, and his passenger, Schyler Pierce, both of Lincoln, from the pickup.

Tularemia Cases Up In Nebraska

An uptick in tularemia cases in Nebraska.  Tularemia is a disease that affects animals and humans, caused by a bacteria found in animals, insects, soil and water.  So far, 18 cases have been reported in the state.  

State Unemployment Rate Up Slightly, But Still The Lowest

Nebraska's unemployment rate has risen again, only by one-tenth of a point to 2.8 percent in August. The Nebraska Labor Department said in the report released Friday that the preliminary August rate is up a tenth of a point from July's 2.7 percent.

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.  

Hail, Heavy Rain Pepper Areas In and Around Lincoln

Late summer storms produced pea or 1/4 inch hail and nearly a 1/2 inch of rain in southeastern Lancaster County.  In Lincoln, between 48th and 56th Streets from Adams to Greenwood, there were reports of quarter to half-dollar sized hail.   

LPD Investigating Home Invasion Robbery At Havelock Home

Lincoln Police say three armed men broke into a home east of 70th and Havelock just after midnight Thursday and demanded money.  A 22-year-old woman who lives there was with two friends and her 4-year-old son at the time. 

Nebraska Death Penalty Foes Challenge Ballot Measure

Nebraska death penalty opponents allege in a lawsuit that a ballot measure to reinstate the punishment is invalid because Gov. Pete Ricketts wasn't listed as a sponsor.  The lawsuit filed Thursday in Lancaster County District Court argues that Ricketts should have been named because of his efforts to organize the Nebraskans for the Death Penalty campaign.

Lincoln Man Accused Of Rape

Lincoln Police say a 36-year-old man is accused of 1st-degree sexual assault, after he allegedly raped his 41-year-old neighbor back on April 15, while she was out walking her dog.  Antonio Johnson and the woman were talking, when they went their separate ways.

Greenwood Man Suspected Of Indecent Exposure At Two Lincoln Businesses

A 40-year-old Greenwood man went to jail for exposing himself three times in two Lincoln businesses.  Police Capt. Jeff Bucher tells KFOR NEWS Tuesday afternoon an employee at The Fort at 56th and Highway 2 recognized Michael Benker as the man.

Paroled Killer Gets 5 Years For Child Sex Assault

A man paroled after serving 41 years for murder has been sentenced to five years for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in southeast Nebraska.  Seventy-year-old Laddie Dittrich was sentenced Tuesday in Otoe County District Court.  

Trade Mission Led By Nebraska Gov. Ricketts Turns To China

Gov. Pete Ricketts is headed to China for the next leg of his trade mission to meet with business and government leaders.  Ricketts began the trip in Japan, where he met with company officials who have opened production facilities in Nebraska.  

Audit: Nebraska Agency Slow To Collect Overpayments

A state audit says the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services hasn't tried to collect potentially millions of dollars in overpayments made to recipients of food stamps and other public benefits.  

Ohio Woman Accused of Trying To Smuggle baby To Nebraska

An Ohio teenager in a taxi has been accused of trying to smuggle a baby from Mexico through Texas and to Nebraska.  Anna Crystal Paloma, of Cincinnati, remains in custody after arraignment last Thursday on human smuggling charges.  

Burglaries At Five Lincoln Apartment Complexes Being Investigated

Five burglaries from early Monday that caused over $1,500 in damage are under investigation.  Police say four of the break ins happened in four different apartment complexes in southeast Lincoln, while another happened in Northeast Lincoln.  

Nebraska Taxpayers To Get $94 Credit Per $100K of Real Property

People who pay taxes on Nebraska land and buildings will get a tax credit of roughly $94 per $100,000 of valuation this year under the new state budget. The Department of Revenue announced the rate Monday from the property tax credit fund. 

Speeds Reach Century Mark During Overnight Chase

 A 19-year-old Lincoln man is facing a couple of felony related charges after leading deputies on a chase, where speeds reached as high as 101 mph.  Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says Jarret Hornkohl was clocked by a deputy west of 84th and Saltillo and led to a chase that lasted about 11 miles early Monday morning.

Traffic Stop Nabs 88 Pounds Of Marijuana

Deputies recover 88 pounds of pot, plus 28 grams of packaged marijuana and vapor pens during a traffic stop Sunday on I-80 at the Highway 77 interchange in west Lincoln.  

Sunday Morning Crash Kills Pius X Student

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a 16-year-old Lincoln teen who died several hours after her vehicle collided with a pickup truck.    Lincoln police said Justice Coleman died Sunday afternoon following the morning crash. 

Questions Being Raised Over City Budget

Lincoln City Councilman Roy Christensen is raising concerns about the new city budget.  Christensen told KFOR's Coby Mach on Tuesday he found two line items, one for $116,000 under the Capitol Improvement Program for street trees in downtown and $55,000 for snow removal equipment.

Deputies Use Stop Sticks To Stop Woman During Pursuit

A 64-year-old woman is in jail after a short pursuit Tuesday night with Lancaster County Sheriff's deputies.  Sgt. Derek Horalek tells KFOR NEWS the woman was sleeping in her car in a parking lot near 27th and Arbor Road, but took off toward Interstate 80 when a deputy approached.

Man Cited In August Fatal Crash

Lincoln Police have cited a 25-year-old man in an August 11th fatal crash.  Colby Cochran was cited last Friday for motor vehicle homicide, after his SUV collided with a motorcycle near South Folsom and West South Streets on August 11.

Ex-PA Announcer Accused of Theft Pleads Not Guilty

Former Memorial Stadium public address announcer Patrick Combs has pleaded not guilty and waved his formal arraignment, which was scheduled for today in Lancaster County Court.  

Burglars Hit Lincoln Home, Raymond Restaurant

Two different burglaries in Lincoln and near Raymond are under investigation  Burglars break into a south Lincoln home overnight, leaving with more than $10,000 worth of belongings, including a Honda Odyssey van. and a wheel chair.  

Labor Day Weekend Storms Rip Through Southeast Nebraska

Severe weather rumbled across southeast Nebraska again on Monday, causing damage to some homes and crops in Thayer, Jefferson and Gage Counties. Tornadoes were reported south of Fairbury and near Odell. 

Kerrey Says Iran Not Threat Toward U.S.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is calling the negotiated Iran nuclear deal "madness."  Cheney says that President Obama is responsible for directly equipping Iran with the capability to destroy the United States.  On CNN Tuesday morning, former Nebraska Democratic Senator Bob Kerrey said that threat isn't real anymore like when Cheney was in office.

Escapees From Kearney Captured

One of the 15 year old boys who escaped this week from the Youth Detention Center in Kearney has been caught in Lincoln.  Police Capt. Jeri Roeder tells KFOR NEWS he was in a stolen vehicle trying to pickup up a student at Lincoln North Star High School on Thursday afternoon.

Authorities Capture Suspected Burglars

Two people suspected of burglarizing a home east of NW 84th and West Holdrege are in jail, after deputies did surveillance and caught them leaving a north Lincoln hotel Thursday.  Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Jesse Pecka and 36-year-old Kristina Fredrichs as they were leaving the hotel near 27th and Fairfield.

Sword Found Hidden In Cane As Man Tries To Enter Hall of Justice

Authorities say a man was arrested after a nearly 2-foot-long sword was found hidden in his cane as he tried to enter the Hall of Justice in Lincoln.    A security guard found the sword Thursday, and the man was booked into jail on an unrelated warrant and cited on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon.

LPD Arrest 16 People During Two-Month National Prostitution Sting

Lincoln Police joined 38 other agencies in 17 different states in a nationwide crackdown on sex soliciting and trafficking this summer. It was coordinated through the Cook County, Illinois Sheriff's Office.  

Murder Charges Filed Against Ex-Husker Phillips

Former NFL running back and Nebraska star Lawrence Phillips has been charged with murder in the death of his cellmate at a Central California prison.  The 40-year-old Phillips is suspected of killing 37-year-old Damion Soward by strangulation at Kern Valley State Prison in April.

Assault Victim Files Lawsuit Against NU Coach Riley and Ex-Employer Oregon State

Nebraska football Head Coach Mike Riley responded Wednesday to a lawsuit filed by a former student at Oregon State University. The lawsuit alleges that Riley contributed to a rape culture on the campus.


A wild ride for Lincoln Police.  Just before 5am Wednesday, a pickup allegedly stolen by two 16-year-old escapees at the Youth Rehab Center in Kearney showed up at the 14th and Adams Kwik Shop convenience store.  

Lincoln Man Arrested For Choking Officer At Bank

A 21-year-old man has been arrested after police say he choked an officer at a downtown Lincoln bank.  It happened around 4:45 p.m. Monday at the Great Western Bank near 12th and "N".  

Late Night Rollover Crash Sends Woman To Hospital

A woman is recovering after a rollover accident Monday night.  Some people in an east Lincoln neighborhood woke up to a loud boom and a car flipped on its roof.  It happened around 11 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of Carlos Drive, which is a few blocks southwest of 84th and Holdrege.

Council Votes To Give Property Tax Relief

The Lincoln City Council has voted 5-to-2 to give you some property tax relief, $15 worth on a $150,000 piece of property.  City Council member Roy Christensen's proposal would cost the city almost $2 million.

Man Officially Charged In Kidnapping, Sex Assault On Girl

A 20-year-old man accused of kidnapping and raping an 8-year-old girl has officially been charged in Lancaster County Court.   Cody Riddle is charged with burglary, kidnapping, and 1st-degree sexual assault of a child.  

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

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.

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,

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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."

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.  

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.