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.

UPDATE: POLICE CHASE IN SOUTHEAST LINCOLN


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.  

Huskers Hire, Fire, Re-Hire Stadium PA Announcer


The University of Nebraska introduced its new Public Address System Announcer for Memorial Stadium tuesday. Lane Grindle, who will continue to be a member of the IMG broadcast team, will take over from Pat Combs, whose contract was not renewed when the University learned Combs was charged wtih defrauding money for two elderly women.

Governor Still "Pursuing" Execution Drugs


Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says his administration is still pursuing lethal injection drugs for executions but will not decide how to proceed until state officials verify the signatures on a petition to keep capital punishment legal.

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

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.

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."

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.

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.

AP High School Football Rankings Week 2


Here are the Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's result and this week's opponent. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Blackshirts Handed Out Before Monday's Practice


Starters on Nebraska's defense received the coveted blackshirt practice jersey before Monday's football practice.  The tradition goes all the way back to the Bob Devaney era.

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.  

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,

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Pierson-El Among Those Out With Injuries


Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley announced Wednesday that sophomore wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El suffered a foot injury in Tuesday’s practice and will be sidelined for six to eight weeks. 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: 4th Quarter Run Sparks NU To Win


Nebraska used a 9-0 fourth-quarter run to take control, as the Husker Men's Basketball team held off Albacete Basket, 66-63, Tuesday evening. The Huskers, who improved to 2-0 on the exhibition tour of Spain.

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: RedHawks Bounce Back In Rain-Shortened Game


The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (31-50) scored three unearned runs with two out in the bottom of the seventh to come back and stun the Lincoln Saltdogs (30-51) 4-2 in a rain-shortened contest in front of 3,380 fans at Newman Outdoor Field Tuesday night. 

BASEBALL: Lincoln Natives Gordon and Chamberlain Back In Same Organization


They were rivals in high school, teammates in college at Nebraska and rivals again in Major League Baseball.  Now, Alex Gordon and Joba Chamberlain are in the same organization again, playing for the Omaha Storm Chasers.   

NU MENS BASKETBALL: Huskers Win 79-64 Over Eurocolegio Casvi


Tai Webster scored nine of his team-high 17 points in a 12-0 run to open the third quarter, as Nebraska began its four-game exhibition trip through Spain with a 79-64 win over Eurocolegio Casvi Sunday evening. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Martis Gets No-Decision In Loss To T-Bones


Shairon Martis was brilliantly clinical but took a no-decision as the Kansas City T-Bones (41-33) edged the Lincoln Saltdogs (29-47) 1-0 to take the series in front of 2,950 fans at Haymarket Park Thursday night. 

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.

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Offense Working on Consistency


The Nebraska football team wrapped up its fourth 2015 Fall Camp practice Sunday night, as the Huskers practiced outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields for just over two hours. NU practiced in half pads—helmets and shoulder pads, and the team will be in full pads and have full contact on Tuesday.

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Riley Impressed With NU After Day One of Fall Practice


Thursday night marked the dawn of a new era for the Nebraska football team, as first-year head coach Mike Riley and the Husker football team opened up 2015 Fall Camp. The Huskers practiced outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields for just under two hours with no pads.

NWU FOOTBALL: Prairie Wolves Picked To Finish 7th In GPAC


The Nebraska Wesleyan University football team was picked to finish 7th in the 2015 preseason Great Plains Athletic Conference Coaches' poll that was released on Thursday (Aug. 6). 

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Romeo Scores 32 In Loss To Australian Team


Natalie Romeo scored a game-high 32 points, but the short-handed Nebraska women's basketball team dropped a 79-73 decision to Cairns at the Cairns Basketball Stadium on Thursday. 

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. 

NWU Athletics: Prairie Wolves To GO NCAA Division III, Leaving GPAC


Nebraska Wesleyan University president Dr. Fred Ohles announced Monday afternoon at Snyder Arena the Prairie Wolves leaving the Great Plains Athletic Conference after the upcoming school year to join the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, starting with the 2016-17 school year.

NSAA Board Selects Tenopir To Return In Interim Director Role


A former executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association is back in a temporary role. According to a news release sent out on Friday, Jim Tenopir is back as the organization's interim director. 

Nebraska Athletes To Get Laptops With More Scholarship Money


Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst has announced plans to provide additional benefits to athletes that are now allowed under NCAA rules.    Eichorst said in a video statement on the athletic department's website Wednesday that beginning this fall each athlete would receive a laptop computer and that an athlete who graduates and exhausts his or her eligibility will receive assistance for obtaining an internship, studying abroad or attending graduate school.

Gordon Doubtful For MLB All-Star Game After Groin Injury


Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon left Wednesday night's 9-7 win over Tampa Bay in the 4th inning with a left groin injury.  The former Lincoln Southeast and Nebraska star heard the muscle pop while going after a fly ball that turned into an inside the park home run from Logan Forsythe.

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Watch Lists Feature Armstrong, Collins and Pierson-El


Nebraska juniors and team captains Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Maliek Collins were named to watch lists for prestigious national awards on Tuesday. 

Strong attendance for Division I Men's and Women's College Hoops in Nebraska


Nebraska and Creighton are in the top 10 nationally in 2014-15 men's college basketball attendance.  The NCAA said Monday Nebraska ranked 10th with an average crowd of 15,569 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. 

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.

NU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Former Husker, LNE Star Ford Returns As Assistant


Former Nebraska and Lincoln Northeast point guard Ashley Ford will return home as an assistant coach with the Nebraska women's basketball program, Coach Connie Yori announced on Monday. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Santos won't return; 2 other players to transfer


Nebraska football coach Mike Riley says linebacker David Santos and two other players won't return to the Cornhuskers.    Santos had major knee surgery after starting eight games last season and 19 in his career. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Crouch, Wiegert Make Hall of Fame Ballots


Former Nebraska Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Eric Crouch and Outland Trophy award winner Zach Wiegert are among 76 former Football Bowl Subdivision players on the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot, which was released by the National Football Foundation on Tuesday.  

Nebraska coach Miles' pay hits $2 million after down season


Tim Miles has received a 21-percent raise that makes him the first Nebraska basketball coach to be paid $2 million a year.    The school released Miles' new salary on Wednesday, a day after he received a one-year contract extension through 2019-2020.

NU BASKETBALL: Miles, Yori Receive Contract Extensions


Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles has had his contract extended one year through the 2019-20 season.    Athletic department spokesman Shamus McKnight confirmed the extension Tuesday. 

Nebraska to open 2017 football season against Arkansas St.


Nebraska will open the 2017 football season against Arkansas State in Lincoln.    The Nebraska athletic department announced Monday that the Red Wolves would visit Memorial Stadium on Sept. 2. The game will be the third between the schools.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: NU To Play Villanova In Tipoff Games


For the first time in more than 16 years, the Nebraska Men's Basketball team will play Villanova next season.  The matchup between the Huskers and Wildcats will be part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games in November, which features eight games between Big Ten and Big East teams over the next eight seasons.  

Inaugural UNL Athletic Hall of Fame Class Announced


The University of Nebraska proudly announced the inaugural class of the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 17. A total of 22 distinguished student-athletes will be enshrined this fall in conjunction with the Huskers’ season-opening football game against BYU.

HUSKER BASEBALL: Headley's Hot Bat Powers NU Over Bears


For the second straight game senior Blake Headley roped a pair of triples, and freshman Scott Schreiber add another, to power the Nebraska baseball team to a 9-2 win over the Northern Colorado Bears. 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Last Second Shot Falls Short For NU


D.J. Newbill scored 26 points, Shep Garner added 19 and Penn State hung on to beat Nebraska 68-65 Wednesday in the Big Ten tournament opener.    

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Creighton Stays Alive, Holds Off DePaul


James Milliken scored 22 points and Creighton took charge of a tight game in the second half for a 78-63 victory over DePaul in the first round of the Big East Tournament on Wednesday night.    

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.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Miles Bans His Players From Locker Room After Loss To I


Aaron White had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Iowa rode a 21-2 run to end the first half to a 74-46 victory over the Nebraska Men's Basketball team on Sunday.  

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: NU Falls At No. 16 Maryland


Melo Trimble scored 26 points, including a pair of pivotal 3-pointers down the stretch, and No. 16 Maryland squeezed past Nebraska 69-65 Thursday night in the first-ever meeting between the teams in men's basketball.  Walter Pitchford came off the bench to score 19 points for Nebraska, who now falls to 13-13 overall.  

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.  

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: 'Bama Upsets 12th-Ranked Huskers


Nikki Hegstetter scooped a loose ball off the floor to score with less than two seconds to play and Alabama survived a missed final shot to upset 12th-ranked Nebraska 53-51 on Sunday.  Hegstetter had two baskets and two offensive boards by that point but was in the right spot to scoop an Ashley Williams miss off the floor and toss in her own shot as the Crimson Tide (8-3) handed Nebraska it's first loss of the season (7-1).

Abdullah Finalist for Two National Awards


University of Nebraska senior I-back Ameer Abdullah was selected as a finalist for a pair of awards Tuesday afternoon. The Homewood, Ala., native was chosen as one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award and one of 12 finalists for the 2014 Wuerffel Award.

Silver Hawks Still In State Softball Tourney After Day One


Lincoln Southwest is still alive in the NSAA State High School Softball Tournament, after falling in their first game in the Class A tournament 12-6 to Papillion-LaVista, but bouncing back to beat Lincoln North Star 4-0 in an elimination game Thursday at the Smith Softball Complex in Hastings.   

First Coaches Poll Released, Huskers Not in Top 25


The preseason coaches poll was released today and the Nebraska football program is not among the Top 25, but did receive votes. Defending champion Ohio State tops the poll with TCU and Alabama rounding out the Top 3. Michigan State and Wisconsin are the o

Thursday Boys State Basketball Tournament Scores


Click on the headline to see all of the scores from Thursday's tournament action!