Second Arrest Made In Lincoln's Latest Homicide


Another arrest in the April 18 shooting death of 32-year-old Christopher Coleman near 20th and Euclid, in what police believe may have been drug related.   Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood told KFOR News Thursday morning 18-year-old Angelique Fisher was arrested for being an accessory to a homicide.

Radar Able To Spot Wednesday's Tornado In Omaha


The type of storm system that produced Wednesday afternoon's EF1 tornado in west Omaha is usually one that doesn't get picked up well by radar.  National Weather Service meteorologist Becky Kern tells KFOR News mini supercells this early in the year, like the one that dropped a funnel near Boys Town, are hard to detect from long range because they can quickly spin up tornadoes.

Lincoln Man Killed In Kansas Motel Shooting


Image result for police lightsOne of two suspects in a Salina homicide has been arrested after a police pursuit. Police Capt. Chris Trocheck says the chase began Tuesday morning after 32-year-old Adonis Loudermilk, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was found fatally shot in a Salina motel parking lot.

Tornado Confirmed In Omaha Area


Image result for tornadoResidents of the Omaha area were driven to cover by a tornado warning Wednesday afternoon.  Both radar and spotters confirmed a tornado moving from south to north in West Omaha.  The funnel cloud traveled from the Boys Town area northwest to Bennington.

Voter Registration Deadline Is May 2nd


Image result for voter's ballotThose who need to register to vote, or change their registration, still have time to do so.  The deadline to register to vote in the May 10th primary election is this coming Monday, May 2nd.  

Sheriff Names New Deputy Chief


Image result for lancaster county sheriffLancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner announced Wednesday he has selected UNL Asst. Chief Todd Duncan to be the new Chief Deputy Sheriff after the departure of Jeff Bliemeister to be Lincoln’s Police Chief. 

Uptick Of Auto Thefts In Lincoln


Image result for police lightsAuto thefts are on the rise and Lincoln Police are asking for your help to stop the trend.  LPD Sgt. Randy Clark says that there have been 134 auto thefts in Lincoln since the beginning of the year, which is a 22% increase over last year.  

Nebraska Lottery: Winning Ticket Sold In Lincoln Worth $1-Million


The Nebraska Lottery says a Mega Millions ticket sold in Lincoln is worth $1 million to the buyer.    The $1 ticket for Tuesday's drawing was sold at the U-Stop near 84th and Holdrege on the east side of Lincoln. 

Man Cuts Neighbor Before Dog Bites Him At Central Lincoln Apartment


Lincoln Police arrest a 27-year-old man after he allegedly tried to attack a woman and her son, then assaulted a neighbor on Monday.   It happened at an apartment at 375 North 33rd Street, where Jason Smith had been staying with a friend.  

Woman Accused Of Feeding Grandson Methadone


A 48-year-old woman is accused of accidentally feeding her 14-month-old grandson methadone.   Lincoln Police arrested Rose Rej, after she allegedly hit liquid methadone in a baby bottle.  Sgt. Randy Clark says the baby started crying around 1:30am Tuesday and Rej got up to make a bottle.

Flood Threat Forced Nursing Home Evacuation In Southern Nebraska


Heavy rainfall from a night of storms has caused flooding in two southern Nebraska cities, forced the evacuation of a nursing home and led officials to cancel some school classes.    Thayer County Emergency Manager Bill McPherson says Hebron and Deshler saw minor flooding in the streets, but no damage was reported.

Corrections Administrator On Paid Leave


The Lancaster County corrections administrator has been suspended with pay for two weeks.    The Board of Commissioners' chief administrative officer, Kerry Eagen, said the suspension of Mike Thurber was effective Tuesday but declined to comment further.

Mayor Names New Fire Chief


Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that he has chosen Micheal Despain, Fire Chief for Clovis, California, as Lincoln’s new Fire Chief. After approval by the Lincoln City Council, he will take over the post July 18.  

UPDATE: Fire Is Deja Vu for Zion Church


An investigator is now looking for the cause of a major fire at Zion Church near 27th and Old Cheney.  The fire broke out about 10 Tuesday morning......almost across the street from fire station number four.  Only the officer manager was in the building at the time. 

LIBA Calls For More Cops In Biennial Budget


Image result for liba lincoln neBefore city officials decide on what they want to include in the new biennial budget later this summer, the Lincoln Independent Business Association is urging Mayor Chris Beutler and the Lincoln City Council to consider adding new police officers.  

Construction Begins On Highway 2 Next Week


Image result for construction on highway 2 nebraskaWork is scheduled to begin the week of May 2 on N-2 from the Van Dorn Street intersection east to Old Cheney Road in Lincoln, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads. Constructors, Inc., of Lincoln has the $10 Million Dollar contract. (Photo: 10/11 News)

Woman Arrested For Meth After Accident


A Lincoln woman is facing charges after deputies say she ran from the scene of an accident with drugs.  23-year-old Olga Alfonso was arrested near the Army Reserve Headquarters near NW 40th and West "O" Street early Monday morning.  

Man Arrested In Connection To Murder On Euclid Ave


Lincoln Police have arrested a man they believe is connected to the April 18th homicide at 1966 Euclid Avenue.  20-year-old Xheronte Lewis, was cited and lodged for aiding and abetting a robbery.  

Probation For Two Men In Fraternity Alcohol Death


Image result for judges gavelTwo 23-year-old men have been given a year of probation for providing booze to an 18-year-old member of a University of Nebraska-Lincoln fraternity who authorities say died of alcohol intoxication. 

LSO Arrests Man In String Of Auto Parts Thefts


After a string of auto thefts involving the parts for Dodge Vipers and other exotic cars, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest. 26-year-old Joshua VanHousen was arrested Friday. 

Body Found In Platte River Identified As Rogers Man


Image result for platte riverAuthorities say the body of a man pulled from the Platte River near North Bend was that of a man reported missing from Rogers. The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says two kayakers spotted the body caught in some limbs about 12:45 p.m. Sunday.

Child Bit By Animal At Zoo


Image result for fossaAuthorities say a 2-year-old was taken to a hospital after being bitten by an animal at Lincoln Children's Zoo. Lincoln fire medics were sent to the zoo around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, and they say the child's injury was not life-threatening.  

New Law Gets Juveniles Legal Representation Sooner


Image result for courtroomNebraska is taking steps to ensure juveniles who get into legal trouble have representation, but lack of resources will exclude children in most counties. Gov. Pete Ricketts approved a law this month.

Registered Sex Offender Accused of Trying To Rape A Woman


Lincoln Police arrest a 28-year-old man, after he allegedly tried to rape a 22-year-old woman at Holmes Lake Saturday evening.   Officer Katie Flood says the woman was walking in a secluded area of the park, when she felt someone run up behind her and grab her waist.

Three Men Arrested Connected To Imprisoning Man


A Lincoln man was arrested for false imprisonment Monday morning, after police said he held another man against his will.   Police Officer Katie Flood said the victim was forced into a car by the suspects after they were all at a home near 84th and Old Cheney.

Man Accused Of Using Stun Gun On Woman At Area Lake


What was supposed to be a relaxing weekend for some folks at Wildwood Lake south of Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon, turned into a violent and bizarre situation.  Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says 65-year-old Robert Miles of Lincoln showed up the lake with his three dogs and turned them loose.

Tornado Touches Down North of Superior in South Central Nebraska


The National Weather Service says a tornado has touched down in south-central Nebraska, but there are no reports of injuries or serious damage.     Jeremy Wesely, lead forecaster in the weather service's Hastings office, says the tornado touched down in Nuckolls County just after 6 p.m. Sunday.

Very Little Damage Left By Sunday Night Storms In Lincoln


Much of the rough weather didn't leave any significant damage around Lincoln on Sunday night.   South and east of town, Lancaster County Emergency Management director Jim Davidsaver tells KFOR News some areas reported about an inch of rain. 

Explosions And Fire At Plumbing Building In Grand Island


Authorities say two people have been hospitalized after a fire at a plumbing company building in Grand Island.    Grand Island Fire Chief Cory Schmidt says firetrucks were dispatched after several people reported hearing explosions around 10:45 p.m. Sunday.

Man Robbed By Men Who Gave Him A Ride Home


Police are investigating an armed robbery in Lincoln early Friday morning.  Captain Jeri Roeder tells KFOR News a 48-year-old man was at a party with a friend and wanted a ride home.  He hitched a ride with four people to the area near 21st and "G."

Lincoln Woman Accused Of Stealing Money With Stolen Credit Cards


After spending nearly $200,000 with stolen credit cards, a 34-year-old Lincoln woman is now in custody and facing a string of charges.  Amanda Koeber was arrested on Wednesday morning on nine counts of theft by department and nine counts of criminal possession of a financial transaction device.

BREAKING NEWS: Music Icon Prince Dies At 57


Pop music superstar Prince has been found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis.    His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The Associated Press the music icon was found dead at his home Thursday in Chanhassen, Minnesota.    

Security Video Shows Suspected SUV In NE Lincoln Hit and Run


It's been over a week since a 7-year-old boy was hit by an SUV that drove away from the scene near 78th and Leighton April 13 and now Lincoln Police have video from a nearby home with a better description of the vehicle.  

Nebraska Lawmakers OK Professional Licenses For Certain Immigrants


Nebraska will allow certain immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children to apply for professional licenses to work in health care, education and dozens of other professions in the state.  Lawmakers voted Wednesday to override Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of the plan on the final day of the Legislative session.

UPDATE: Police Release The Name Of Lincoln's Latest Homicide Victim


Police have identified the names of two men were who were shot inside a south Lincoln home Monday afternoon.   Interim Chief Brian Jackson says 32-year-old Christopher Coleman was killed, while 21-year-old Jerry Griffis was critically wounded and remains in a Lincoln hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Fatal Crash In North Lincoln Under Investigation


A 27-year-old man died after his pickup truck crossed the center line and hit a semi truck Monday afternoon in north Lincoln.  Police say Eric Bergman's truck was westbound on State Fair Park Road, right where it becomes Salt Creek Roadway under the 27th Street viaduct.   

EPA To Clean Up Lead-Contaminated Soil In North Bottoms


Image result for north bottoms lincoln neThe Environmental Protection Agency is planning to clean up 35 homes with lead-contaminated soil in Lincoln's North Bottoms neighborhood.   EPA spokesman Chris Whitley says the agency plans to offer remediation to property owners whose dirt tested high for lead.

Fire Damages West "F" Street Home.


What started a house fire early Monday morning at 115 West "F" Street is still under investigation.  Lincoln Fire inspector Chuck Schweitzer tells KFOR News the fire started on the front porch and worked its way into the house.  

North Lincoln Pursuit Ends With Arrest


An overnight pursuit ends with two arrests.  Lincoln Police Captain Jeff Bucher tells KFOR News an officer saw a van with no front license plate at 3rd and Adams around 12:30am Monday.  He says the vehicle took off and was involved in a hit and run at 3rd and Hartley.

Nebraska Prison Officials Investigating Staff Member Assaults


Nebraska prison officials say they're investigating two more assaults on staff members this week, adding to a string of physical violence against employees over the past two months.

UPDATE: Industrial Worker Killed in Accident was on Work Release


Image result for medical symbol Authorities say a man who was killed and another who was injured at a Lincoln recycling plant were prison inmates on work release.

UPDATE: Man Hurt In Thursday Night Crash Dies


A 20-year-old man involved in a car/scooter crash Tuesday night in southwest Lincoln has died.  The incident happened shortly after 9:30pm Thursday at Wilderness Ridge Drive and Yankee Hill Road.  

Life-Threatening Injuries In Southwest Lincoln Crash


A 20-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash that happened shortly after 9:30 pm Thursday at Wilderness Ridge Drive and Yankee Hill Road. 

Young Boy Hurt In Hit and Run Outside of School


Lincoln Police are investigating a hit and run, where a 7-year-old boy was hit while crossing the street on his scooter outside of Kahoa Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon.  Investigators say the child was using a crosswalk at 78th and Leighton, as school was letting out for the day.

Police Investigating Burglaries At Neighboring Homes


Two homes next to each other in a southeast Lincoln neighborhood were burglarized sometime Wednesday afternoon.  Both break ins happened in the 5900 block of Elk Crest Drive, which is near 56th and Pioneers.   

UPDATE: Lincoln Woman Arrested For Beer Truck Theft


Two police cars, a beer truck and fencing are left with damage from a pursuit through north Lincoln Wednesday morning.  Police Officer Katie Flood says it started when a 38-year-old woman allegedly got into an unlocked Miller Lite truck in the Kwik Shop parking lot at 27th and "W."

Teen Took Unloaded Handgun To School


If you are a parent of a student at Northeast High School, you likely received an email from Principal Kurt Glathar regarding an incident where a student had shown another student a gun at school on Tuesday. 

Police Haul In A Woman Connected To Stolen Beer Truck


A pursuit of a stolen Miller Lite beer truck ends with one person in custody.  Lincoln Police Captain Danny Reitan tells KFOR News a woman took off in the truck from the Kwik Shop parking lot at 27th and "W" around 5:30am Wednesday.   

Loaded Stolen Gun, Marijuana Found In Traffic Stop


A Lincoln man is facing several charges after police found a loaded gun and marijuana after a traffic stop. Police Officer Katie Flood said around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers stopped a purple Honda Civic with expired plates at 27th and "M" Street.

New Nebraska Women's Coach Williams Gets 5-year Deal


Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst says new women's basketball coach Amy Williams is receiving a five-year contract paying $575,000 annually. Williams was introduced at a news conference Tuesday. 

Stormwater Bond Issue Open Houses Start This Week


You're invited to attend the first of four open houses on the $6-million stormwater bond issue, which will be on the May 10th ballot.  The first open house is Monday 5pm to 7pm at Gere Library near 56th and Normal.  

3.2 Magnitude Nudged Northern Nebraska


A mild earthquake has jostled northern Nebraska.    The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake registered 3.2 in magnitude and occurred at 12:07 a.m. Monday. It occurred about three miles deep at a spot around 23 miles north-northeast of Thedford.

Woman Will Plead Not Guilty In Sex-With-Teen Case


An attorney says his client will plead not guilty to a charge that she had sex with a teenager at a York facility for troubled children.  Authorities say 37-year-old Jamie Bishop, of Seward, is charged with sexual assault of a minor. 

Garage At Southwest Lincoln Duplex Heavily Damaged By Fire


Heavy smoke and flames poured out of a garage at a southwest Lincoln duplex late Wednesday morning.  The call came in around 10:30am to 724 Folsom Lane.   Battalion Chief Jeremy Gegg tells KFOR News at the scene one of the department's training captains was a few blocks away and saw smoke.

Candidates To Be Lincoln's Chief of Police Scheduled For Interviews


All six candidates to be Lincoln's next police chief got to chat with members of the community Tuesday night.   Lincoln Police captains Joy Citta and Genelle Moore; Lancaster County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeff Bliemeister.

Nebraska Legislature Abandons Medical Marijuana Bill


Marijuana will not become a legal treatment option for Nebraskans suffering from chronic illnesses this year.  State Senators fell three votes short of the 33 needed to break a filibuster and force a vote on a medical marijuana bill Tuesday evening.

BREAKING NEWS: Yori No Longer Nebraska Head Women's Basketball Coach


Nebraska Women's Basketball coach Connie Yori has stepped down after 14 seasons.  The decision was announced Tuesday afternoon through a statement from the University of Nebraska Athletic Department. 

Local and State Officials Urging Preparedness For Emerald Ash Borer


Mayor Chris Beutler along with other local and state officials gathered at the State Capitol on Tuesday to call on cities and the state to be proactive in dealing with the emerald ash borer.

Downtown U-Stop Robbed


Lincoln Police need your help finding two men who robbed the U-Stop at 10th and Lincoln Mall around 3:30am Tuesday.  Captain Jeff Bucher tells KFOR News two men walked in, one went to a cooler to get alcohol, while the other man went to the clerk and demanded cash.

Heavy Damage After Fire At Rural Hickman Home


It was a heat lamp inside a chicken coop underneath a deck that did $250,000 damage to a house southeast of Hickman.  Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says fire crews from Hickman, Firth, Cortland and Hallam were called to 7900 Olive Creek Road just before 5am Tuesday.

Man With Gun Demanding Ride Arrested


Lincoln Police arrest a 34-year-old man for terroristic threats and weapons charges, after he approached a 21-year-old in a McDonald's parking lot near 11th and Cornhusker Sunday night showing a gun and demanding a ride.  

Nebraska History Museum Reopens


 
The Nebraska history museum is now open to the public free of charge following a grand reopening ceremony lead by Governor Pete Ricketts on Friday.

New Nebraska License Plate to be Redesigned


The Department of Motor Vehicles announced Friday an "adjustment" will be made to the new Nebraska license plate unveiled last week to be issued next year. 

Man Suffers Burns In Camper Fire West of Lincoln


Firefighters battled a camper fire just outside of Lincoln late Thursday night.  The call came in around 11pm to the area of Southwest 63rd and West "O" Street.  Southwest Rural Chief Phil Nalley tells KFOR News flames were coming from the backside of the camper.

Plans For Nike Store Fall Through


You wont see the Nike swoosh outside of the old Nebraska Bookstore after all.   University of Nebraska-Lincoln spokesperson Steve Smith tells KFOR News there was no mutual agreement reached between the university and TFL Development, a company launched by former Husker football star and NFL veteran Ndamakong Suh, to open up a Nike College Store.

Body Camera Regulations Gain Ground In Nebraska Legislature


A push to impose statewide rules for police body cameras in Nebraska faces little opposition in the Legislature.    The bill by Sen. Heath Mello of Omaha sailed through first-round voting Tuesday with a 28-0 vote.    

Property Tax Bill Aimed At Farm Homes Stalls In Nebraska Legislature


A bill that would have given a property tax exemption to Nebraska farm homes has stalled in the Legislature. Senators agreed Tuesday to shelve the bill for the rest of the year amid criticism that it only would have benefited rural Nebraska residents.

Nebraska Lawmakers Deny Medicaid Expansion For A 4th Time


Nebraska lawmakers have defeated a bill (LB 1032) that would have used federal Medicaid and state dollars to provide insurance coverage to low-income residents. Senators voted 28-20 on Tuesday to bracket the measure, effectively killing it.

Apartment Project Would Correspond With West "A" Street Future Expansion


Improvements to widen West "A" Street near Southwest 30th Street likely won't be fully completed for a few years, which may limit the development of units for a nearby apartment complex. 

Work on Highway 2 Scheduled for Monday


Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin next week on Highway 2, from Lincoln to Syracuse, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads. Nearly $5 Million worth of work will be done, including milling and asphalt resurfacing of both inside and outside shoulders for westbound and eastbound lanes.

Fire Chief Finalists Announced


Mayor Chris Beutler announced the names of the four finalists for the position of Lincoln Fire Chief. The four are currently fire chiefs in Clovis, California, Los Alamos, New Mexico, Tuscon, Arizona, and Bloomington, Indiana. The mayor will make the selection after the four are interviewed in mid-April.

Stepmother Arrested In 2-Year-Old Boy's Death Following Drowning


An arrest in the death of a 2-year-old Lincoln boy, who was left alone in the bathtub and later died at a hospital in January.  Lincoln Police arrested 28-year-old Jacqueline Cooley on Wednesday in connection to the death of her stepson, Jase Queen.

LPD Seeking Suspects In Wednesday Morning Robbery


Police are looking for two men who robbed a central Lincoln convenience store just before 2am Wednesday.  Captain Jeff Bucher tells KFOR News the Kwik Shop at 27th and "W" was held up by, who they describe as, two black males, wearing dark clothing and bandanas.

UPDATE: The Latest In Dale Johnson's Recovery, Ways You Can Help


KFOR News Director Dale Johnson continues to improve after being injured in a crash on his motorcycle Sunday afternoon at 27th and Stockwell. However, due to the severity of the accident the doctors had to amputate his left leg. 

New Nebraska State License Plate Design Unveiled


Nebraska drivers will replace their meadowlark and goldenrod license plates next year with a new design honoring the state's 150th birthday.    Gov. Pete Ricketts and Department of Motor Vehicles Director Rhonda Lahm unveiled Nebraska's new standard licence plate design Tuesday.

New 911 Radio System Agreement Approved By Council


Lincoln City Council members late in their weekly meeting Monday approved of a $9.8-million agreement with Motorola for a new 911 emergency radio system. The amount is lower, thanks in part to about $7.7-million in discounts that are available until the end of the month.

Council Approves Of Telegraph District Plan


More multi-million dollar developments are on the way for Lincoln.  The City Council Monday gave approval to the final plans for the Telegraph District.....to be located in two former Windstream telephone company buildings at 21st and Capitol Parkway.

Raymond Man Identified In Early Morning Fatal Crash


The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a one vehicle fatality accident that was reported just after 6am Sunday.

Southeast Lincoln Home Heavily Damaged By Fire


One person suffered second and third degree burns in a house fire Saturday night in southeast Lincoln. Multiple crews responded to the call at 8101 Lowell Avenue around 7:30 PM. LFR says someone was working in the garage when something sparked causing the fire.

LPS Names New Program Principals


Image result for lincoln public schools logoLincoln Public Schools has named three new program principals for the school district’s three education centers for students with needs in behavior skills. 

Fire Damages Bedroom In North Lincoln Home


A fire forces a woman and her five-year-old son out of their home just west of 44th and Judson late Friday morning.  Lincoln Fire Captain Scott Bastin tells KFOR News at the scene both got out safely.  As crews showed up, they saw smoke coming from the house and found a fire in one of the bedrooms.  
 

Two-Alarm Fire In South Lincoln Claims Life


A fatal house fire in south Lincoln late Wednesday morning remains under investigation.  Lincoln Police Captain Danny Reitan tells KFOR News at the scene just south of 20th and Calvert firefighters did a search of the home several times before finding the victim deceased.

Authorities Capture Man Wanted In Feb. 11 Shooting


Members of the Metro Fugitive Task Force helped track down a man wanted for a February 11th shooting in southwest Lincoln.  Task Force members tracked down 28-year-old LeShawn Rogers inside an apartment at 9th and Garfield Wednesday morning. 

Motorcyclist Wanted After Not Stopping For Deputy


The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a motorcyclist who fled from a deputy early Friday afternoon.  According to a news release, a deputy tried to stop the motorcycle near 87th and Andermatt Drive for not having a license plate.

Man Suspected In Drive-By Vandalism Arrested


A 19-year-old Lincoln man is accused of firing gunshots in a drive-by near 84th and "O" that damaged the building housing Dunkin' Donuts and an electronic sign at Southeast Community College on February 21.

Mayor, Businesses Push For Approval of Stormwater Bond


You could decide if a $10-million stormwater bond issue should be done to better protect homes and businesses from flooding along the Salt Creek tributaries in areas of Lincoln.  It first needs approval from the City Council to be put on the May 10th ballot.

Lincoln Man Arrested On Child Molestation


A 67-year-old Lincoln man accused of molesting five girls over several years has been given twenty to twenty five years in prison.

Kennedy Freeway Reopened After Deadly Crash


Officials have reopened Kennedy Freeway in Bellevue after investigating a fatal collision. 

BREAKING NEWS: Family Displaced After 2-Alarm Fire In NE Lincoln Home


A family is in a temporary place to live, after a two-alarm fire damaged their northeast Lincoln home Saturday night.  Firefighters were called just after 9pm to a home a few houses east of 80th and Leighton.  

UPDATE: Amber Alert Called Off, Baby Safe and Sound


A terrifying ordeal for one Fairbury family came to a conclusion Saturday evening. Around 7:00 p.m. Saturday, law enforcement confirmed two-month-old Jaxon Smetter, a boy whose alleged abducting became the focus of an Amber Alert, had been found alive and well and taken to a Fairbury hospital.

A Couple of Million Dollars Seized In Traffic Stop West of Lincoln


Lancaster County Sheriff's deputies have reason to believe that $2.4-million seized in a traffic stop Thursday morning may be linked to drug sales. Deputies pulled over a smaller-sized, semi-truck for following too close on Interstate 80 at mile marker 391.

Half-A-Million Dollars Worth Of Heroin, Meth Found In West Lincoln Stop


A large drug bust in west Lincoln Saturday morning leads to five arrests.  Lancaster County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeff Bliemeister says deputies stopped a car in a business parking lot at NW 48th and West "O" Streets, after the driver didn't stop for a stop sign.

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


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

Kansas Woman Found Safe In Lincoln


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

Bill To Loosen Liability In Police Chases Advances


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

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


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

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


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

BREAKING NEWS: Robbery At South Lincoln Bank


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

Nebraska Legislature:Omaha, Lincoln Gun Ordinances Survive Repeal Attempt


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

Another Large Marijuana Bust By Deputies Lands Colorado Man In Jail


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

Large Pot Bust Following SW Lincoln Traffic Stop


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

Ricketts Outlines Agenda In Annual Address To Lawmakers


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

More People Flying Out of Lincoln


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

Missing North Platte Man Found Deceased In Central Lincoln


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

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


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

Mayor: New Fire Chief May Be From Outside LFR


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

Three-Alarm Blaze Damages Old Downtown Food Building


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

Eastern Nebraska Cemetery Vandalized


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

Freedom After 41 Years in Prison


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

Fourth Arrest In Lincoln's First Homicide Case of 2015


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

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


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

Additional Details In Shooting Between LPD Officers, Suspect


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

UPDATE: Victim, Survivor Identified In Homicide Case


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

Two Officers Injured in Shooting


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

October Traffic Fatalities


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

Number of English Language Learners Growing in LPS


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

The Governor Clarifies Position on Syrian refugees


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

ADHD Medication Affects Sleep


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

Click it or Ticket Coming Soon


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

Keystone XL Developer Withdraws Nebraska Route Application


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

Perlman Acknowledges Racism Exists at UNL


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

UN-L Goes Styrofoam Free


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

No Delayed Review Of Keystone XL


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

Tough Questions For Corrections Director


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

BREAKING NEWS: Fatal Traffic Crash In West Lincoln


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

Amber Alert Cancelled


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

IRS Scam Just Keeps Showing UP


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

Lincoln Hospitals Receiving Settlement


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

What Worries Nebraska Business Leaders Most


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

TransCanada Wants Delay


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

Motorcyclist killed in Omaha


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

Lincoln Is Great Place To Retire


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

Woman Bitten By Tiger


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

Good Life Halfsy A Success


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

Suspects Wore Halloween Masks


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

American Conspiracies With Jesse Ventura


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

Call Wait Times Decline For Nebraska Public Benefits System


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

BREAKING: ROBBERY AT A LINCOLN PIZZA PLACE


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

Life-Saving App PulsePoint Running In Lincoln


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

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


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

Northeast Students/Faculty Give Warm Greeting To Teacher Battling Cancer


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

Chase Ends With Stopsticks Deployed By Deputies


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

Armed Robbery At Apartment Under Investigation


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

Weapons Found After Fight Leads To Arrest


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

TransCanada Withdraws From Lawsuits


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

Perlman Reflects On Service As Chancellor, Looks Ahead


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

Blow Dart Attacks Reported In Lincoln


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

No Plans To Increase Rates On Electric Bill


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

Gordon Plans To Seek Legislative Seat Representing East Lincoln


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

Suspected Jewelry Thief Caught


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

Millard Public Schools Eliminate Class Rank


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

Lincoln Fire & Rescue Busy With Weekend Fires


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

Costly Trash Dumping at Recycling Sites


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

Officials Cut Ribbon For New Career Academy


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

Arrests Made In West Lincoln Shooting


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

Daytime Burglaries in NW Lincoln Under Investigation


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

City Council Approves Retirement Home On The Knolls


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

Girlfriend of Suspected Armed Robber Facing Accessory Charges


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

Man Suspected Of Impersonating Police Facing Charges


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

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


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

Another Fire At Same North Lincoln Mobile Home


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

Plea Deal Taken By Fourth Man Involved in August 2014 Killing


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

Pygmy Goat May Have Been Taken From Rural Bennet Home


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

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


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

Celebration Rally at State Capitol after SCOTUS Decision


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

City Will Pay Storm Damage Claims


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

Gov. Ricketts Wrapping Up European Trade Mission


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

City Enters Lease To Extend Fiber Optics Infrastructure


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

Children's Zoo Schedules Community "Thank You"


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

Senators Back Study of Medical Cannabis Benefits


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

Bicyclist In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Car


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

Roads Blocked Off Due To Flood Waters


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

Officer Knocked Out During Arrest


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

Legislature Faces Big Issues In Short Session


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

Wrongly Convicted 'Beatrice 6' Will Get New Civil Trial


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

Nebraska Fairgoer Hurt After Leaping Onto Inflated Bag


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

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Collins, Valentine Picked In 3rd Round Of NFL Draft


Nebraska defensive tackle Maliek Collins became the first Husker taken in the 2016 NFL Draft, as he was selected in the third round by the Dallas Cowboys Friday evening.  Later in the round, fellow Husker defensive lineman Vincent Valentine was taken as the 96th pick by the New England Patriots.

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cincore Staying at Nebraska


Jasmine Cincore has chosen to return to the Nebraska women’s basketball team for the 2016-17 season, she and Coach Amy Williams announced on Friday, April 29.   “We are really excited that Jasmine has decided to stay at Nebraska,” Williams said.

HUSKER BASEBALL: Rutgers Rallies To Be Huskers


One out away from taking the series opener at Rutgers (22-20, 6-7 Big Ten) on Friday afternoon, the Nebraska baseball team (26-16, 7-6 Big Ten) was able to complete the victory, as a single by Christian Campbell and a throwing error plated two runs, resulting in a 3-2 walk off win for the Scarlet Knights.

LPS TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS


The Lincoln Southwest boys and girls track teams won the team titles at the LPS Championships yesterday (Thursday) at Lincoln High. Southwest's Anthony Banderas won the boys shot put with a throw of 51 feet, 10 inches. A week after breaking school rec

Athletes, Coaches, Contributors Honored At KFOR Sportscasters Club Banquet


Nine student athletes, four coaches of the year, six coaches retiring and one contributor were honored Wednesday night at the 44th annual KFOR Sportscasters Club High School Athletic Recognition Banquet in downtown Lincoln.   

New Football Exhibit At High School Hall of Fame Named In Osborne's Honor


The football exhibit hall at the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame will be named in honor of former University of Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne.  The Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation made the announcement Thursday.  

Ex-Husker Football Star Blahak Dies


Former Nebraska football defensive back Joe Blahak, a member of the Cornhuskers' national championship teams in 1970-71, has died.    Roper & Sons Funeral Home in Lincoln confirmed Blahak's death Monday. He was 65.    

LNE and NWU Hall of Fame Athlete Squires Dies


Nebraska Wesleyan and Lincoln Northeast hall of fame athlete Cliff Squires has died. He was 89-years-old. Squires is a member of the Northeast, Nebraska Wesleyan, Nebraska Football and Nebraska High School Sports halls of fame. 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: White To Declare For NBA Draft


Nebraska junior Andrew White III has announced his intention to declare for the 2016 NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent, maintaining his college eligibility.  A new proposal adopted in January allows men's basketball student-athletes to enter the draft and participate in certain pre-draft activities while still maintaining college eligibility. 

HUSKER BASEBALL: Boldt Named To Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List


Nebraska junior outfielder Ryan Boldt was one of 60 players named to USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch list on Wednesday. Boldt was one of 50 players named to the preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch list back in February. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Pair of Pitchers Acquired In Trade With Wichita


The Lincoln Saltdogs acquired right-handed pitchers Matt Larkins and Brad Orosey in a trade with Wichita Tuesday. In exchange, Lincoln sent cash and the reversionary rights to OF Dexter Kjerstad, who is currently playing in the Miami Marlins organization.

Stokes Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week


Senior center fielder Kiki Stokes was honored for a terrific weekend on Monday, when she was named the co-Big Ten Player of the Week. The award was the first weekly honor for Stokes this season and the second of her career.

New Nebraska Women's Coach Williams Gets 5-year Deal


Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst says new women's basketball coach Amy Williams is receiving a five-year contract paying $575,000 annually. Williams was introduced at a news conference Tuesday. 

McClure Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week


Nebraska junior pitcher Cassie McClure was honored as the Big Ten Pitcher of The Week the conference announced on Monday. The award is the second of the season for McClure, who also earned the first pitcher-of-the-week honor of the 2016 season. Mc

Shields Earns Invite to Portsmouth Invitational


Nebraska senior Shavon Shields is among the 64 players selected to play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this week. The four-day showcase event for college seniors begins on Wednesday, April 13, and runs through Saturday, April 16. 

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Nebraska Continues To Push Through Spring Practice


The Nebraska football team practiced in full pads for just over two hours on Tuesday in the Hawks Championship Center and the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields. Defensive Coordinator Mark Banker spoke with the media following practice regarding how the defense continued making strides in practice.

HUSKER BASEBALL: NU Falls To K-State


The Nebraska baseball team (19-9, 5-1 Big Ten) had its three-game winning streak against the Kansas State Wildcats (13-17, 0-6 Big 12) snapped on Tuesday night at Hawks Field with a 4-2 defeat. The Huskers had the tying and go-ahead runs on base in the eighth with no outs, but were unable to drive in the runs.

BREAKING NEWS: Yori No Longer Nebraska Head Women's Basketball Coach


Nebraska Women's Basketball coach Connie Yori has stepped down after 14 seasons.  The decision was announced Tuesday afternoon through a statement from the University of Nebraska Athletic Department. 

Royals Win Season Opener


In a rematch of last year's World Series, the champion Kansas City Royals topped the New York Mets 4-3 in their season opener. Lincoln native Alex Gordon went 1-for-4 with a single... (click headline for more)

Quarterbacks Progressing As Spring Moves On


The Nebraska football team practiced for two hours in the Hawks Championship Center on Thursday. Offensive Coordinator Danny Langsdorf spoke with the media following practice. “We were a little sloppy on Tuesday, but probably to be expected after 12

Boys and Girls AP All-State Basketball Teams Announced


The 2016 Associated Press All-State Boys Basketball Teams as voted on by sportswriters and sportscasters throughout the state: CLASS A Name, School, Height, Grade First team Aguek Arop, Omaha South, 6-5, Jr. Ed Chang, Papillion-LaVista, 6-7, So. Cal

HUSKER BASEBALL: Nebraska Ends Creighton's 10-Game Win Streak


With an 8-2 victory on Tuesday night at Hawks Field behind Ryan Boldt’s first career multi home run game, the Nebraska baseball team (17-7, 3-0 Big Ten) won its seventh straight game over the Creighton Bluejays (16-5, 0-0 Big East) and snapped the Jays' 10-game winning streak.

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Hammond Is Planning to Transfer


Nebraska Men's Basketball coach Tim Miles has announced forward Jake Hammond is transferring at the end of the semester.    The 6-foot-10 forward from Comanche, Oklahoma, was one of the Cornhuskers' primary backups in the frontcourt this past season and averages 2.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 29 games.

Earl Promoted As New Head Football Coach At Lincoln Christian


Lincoln Christian's Kurt Earl has been promoted from Offensive Coordinator to Head football Coach.  Earl began teaching at Lincoln Christian in 2006 and has been a member of the football coaching staff since.  

HUSKER BASEBALL: Nebraska Earns Road Sweep Over Purdue


The Nebraska baseball team (16-7, 3-0 Big Ten) completed a sweep of the Purdue Boilermakers (4-17, 0-3 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon, holding on for a 9-8 victory. It’s the first conference road sweep by the Huskers since May of 2014, when Nebraska swept Michigan State in East Lansing.

Husker Track Teams Win Team Title In Pac 12/Big Ten Invite


The Nebraska men's and women's track and field teams swept the team titles at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational late Saturday night at Arizona State's Sun Angel Stadium.  

Nebraska Wesleyan Releases 2016 Football Schedule


Nebraska Wesleyan University released its football schedule for the upcoming 2016 season. The Prairie Wolves will play 10 games in the regular season, six at home in Abel Stadium and four on the road.  

NWU BASEBALL: Murphy Named Player of The Week


Nebraska Wesleyan University freshman pitcher Brody Murphy has been awarded the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) baseball Player-of-the-Week honor for games played March 14-20.  

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Keyshawn Johnson, Jr. Picks Nebraska


After much anticipation, four-star prospect Keyshawn Johnson, Jr. has decided to play college football at Nebraska. The commit from California is the son of former USC star and NFL All-Pro Keyshawn Johnson.  

HUSKER BASEBALL: Nebraska Rides To Win On Big 7th Inning


Behind a seven-run seventh inning that included a grand slam from Steven Reveles and a two-run homer from Jake Placzek, the Nebraska baseball team (12-7, 0-0 Big Ten) improved to 3-0 all-time against the Indiana State Sycamore (13-8, 0-0 MVC) with a 10-4 victory.

HUSKER BASEBALL: Nebraska Beat Northern Colorado 7-1 On Wednesday


Behind a home run for the second straight day from Scott Schreiber and a 11 strikeouts from the Husker pitching staff, the Nebraska baseball team (5-6, 0-0 Big Ten) completed a two-game sweep of the Northern Colorado Bears (3-11, 0-0 WAC) with a 7-1 win on Wednesday afternoon at Hawks Field.

Pius X Names Kearney As New Football Coach


Lincoln Pius X has named Ryan Kearney as the school's new head football coach.  He succeeds Tim Aylward, who stepped down after last fall following 31 seasons.  

HUSKER BASEBALL: Home Runs, Good Pitching Help NU Over Tulane


Behind three home runs and an impressive relief outing from freshman Matt Waldron, the Nebraska baseball team (2-4) ended its trip to the inaugural Tony Gwynn Classic with its first win over a ranked team in 2016, as the Huskers downed #20 Tulane by a score of 11-5.

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Romeo Records Triple-Double In Win Over Northwestern


Natalie Romeo notched the second triple-double in school history and Maddie Simon produced career highs with 16 points and seven rebounds to power Nebraska to a 76-67 women's basketball win over Northwestern on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

HUSKER BASEBALL: Coll. of Charleston Takes Game 2 From Nebraska


After holding the College of Charleston scoreless in the season opener on Friday, the Huskers were unable to take the series on Saturday, as the Cougars’ offense carried them to a 13-5 win. The Huskers were only out-hit on the day 12-11, but committed four errors that led to four unearned runs.

2016/2017 High School Football Schedules Released


The Nebraska School Activities Association has released the football schedules for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.  While they are laid out by which week games will played, exact dates and times will have been determined by each individual school.  

Shrine Bowl Rosters Announced


This year's Nebraska Shrine Bowl football game will be Saturday, June 4th at Foster Field at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.  Among the Lincoln area players on the South team include Jack Cobb of East, Alex Bruner of Southeast and Louis Gray of Norris.

Lincoln Area Athlete Sign Letters Of Intent


Several Lincoln area boys and girls high school athletes signed letters of intent to compete at the college level during the winter signing period on Wednesday.  Schools range from the Division I, II and III levels to NAIA.   

Snow Forces High School Athletic Events to Postpone


With all of the schools closed Tuesday, that's also forced postponements of high school sporting events. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Pitchers Spink and McGovern Traded


The Lincoln Saltdogs have made some off-season trades.   All-Star catcher Luis Alen from Winnipeg and outfielder Logan Vick from Amarillo will becoming to Lincoln, in exchange for left-handed pitchers Conor Spink and Kevin McGovern.  

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Georgetown Storms Back To Beat Creighton


D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 19 points, including two key free throws with 6.2 seconds left, to help Georgetown rally past Creighton 74-73 on Tuesday night.     Creighton went on a 10-2 run for a 64-53 lead with five minutes left. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Brown Named New Manager, Haller Returns As Pitching Coach


There will be a new skipper in the dugout at Haymarket Park this summer.  The Lincoln Saltdogs have hired Bobby Brown as the team's new manager, taking over for Ken Oberkfell, who stepped down for family reasons.  

Former Husker, Lincoln Native Ruud Joins UCF Coaching Staff


UCF head coach Scott Frost announced Tuesday the addition of former Nebraska star and NFL veteran Barrett Ruud to the Knights’ staff. Ruud will serve as a quality control administrator for the Black and Gold.

NWU MEN'S BASKETBALL: Bardsley Named Player Of The Week


Nebraska Wesleyan senior guard Trey Bardsley has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports men's basketball player-of-the-week and the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) player-of-the-week. 

FOOTBALL: NSAA Releases District Assignments For 2016 and 2017


District High School Football Assignments for the 2016-2017 seasons have been released.  In Class A, district 1 Lincoln North Star will face Bellevue West, Norfolk, Omaha Burke, Omaha Northwest, Omaha South and Omaha Westside.  

Huskers Men's BB Opens Season With Win


Andrew White III scored 18 points and Jack McVeigh added 16 to lead Nebraska to an easy 97-51 win over Mississippi Valley State in the season opener for both schools Saturday.    Nebraska opened up a 19-7 lead with 11:49 left......

Huskers Get Two-In-A-Row With Rutgers Win


Tight end Cethan Carter rambled 32 yards for a touchdown on his first career carry and caught one of three touchdown passes by Tommy Armstrong as Nebraska kept its bowl hopes alive with a 31-14 victory over Rutgers on Saturday.    Jordan Wester

HUSKER BASKETBALL: Men's and Women's Teams Land Major Recruits


The Nebraska Men's Basketball team picked up a three-star recruit in Jeriah Horne out of Overland Park, Kansas.  Horne signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play for the Cornhuskers over Kansas State, Wichita State, Pepperdine and DePaul.

HUSKER VOLLEYBALL: Stivrins Will Feel At Home In Lincoln


Three newcomers have signed their letters of intent to play volleyball at Nebraska next season, led by Lauren Stivrins out of Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Stivrins, who is ranked as the No. 9 overall prospect by PrepVolleyball.com, has Lincoln connections.

Lincoln Area Athletes Sign Letters of Intent


National Letter Intent Signing Day for the fall period Wednesday, with several Lincoln area athletes signing to compete at the college level.  

Pius X Football Coach Aylward Steps Down


Tim Aylward, who spent 31 of his 42 years in the teaching and coaching profession, announced Monday afternoon he will be stepping down as head football coach at Lincoln Pius X. Aylward, Pius X's second football coach in the school's 60-year history, will focus full time on his duties as the school's athletic director.

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Andreasen Adjusts To Help Pius X To Win


He's a fullback, but Jakob Andreasen can play running back, too. Well, he adjusted at the last minute Friday night.   

HUSKER FOOTBALL: NU Starts Practicing For Northwestern


The Nebraska football team practiced for just over 90 minutes on Monday afternoon in sweats inside the Hawks Championship Center in preparation for its game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday. 

HUSKER BASEBALL: 2016 Schedule Is Out


Nebraska’s 2016 baseball schedule was released on Monday morning. The 56-game schedule kicks off on Friday, Feb. 19, when the Huskers open a three-game series against the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. 

NWU Adds Women's Bowling


Nebraska Wesleyan University announced Wednesday that women’s bowling will be added as a sport beginning in the 2016-17 school year.  A search for a head coach is currently underway with competition scheduled to begin with the 2016-17 winter sports season.

Newby Garners Big Ten Honors


Nebraska I-back Terrell Newby is the Big Ten's co-offensive player of the week. The junior from Los Angeles established career highs with 28 carries for 198 yards in Saturday's 48-9 win over South Alabama.  He also ran for two touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass.

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.

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 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 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.

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 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Fewer Perks In Williams' Contract


New Nebraska women's basketball coach Amy Williams is not receiving some of the extra perks former coach Connie Yori did under her contract.  The athletic department released Williams' contract to The Associated Press on Tuesday.  

UNO Men's Basketball Team Will Play In CBI


The Omaha men's basketball team has accepted an invitation to the ninth annual College Basketball Invitational (CBI) postseason tournament, it was announced Sunday night. The Mavericks will travel to Duquesne on Wednesday, March 16 at the A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., for their first-round matchup at 6pm (CT).

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Shields Carted Off, NU Holds Off Rutgers


Andrew White had 21 points and eight rebounds and Nebraska defeated Rutgers 87-63 to end a three-game losing streak Saturday.    The win was overshadowed by an injury to Nebraska forward Shavon Shields. 

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

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