Senator Ted Cruz In Lincoln Wednesday

Image result for senator ted cruzThe top two Republican candidates for president are planning appearances here in Nebraska before next Tuesday's Primary Election.  Texas Senator Ted Cruz has announced that he will make an appearance at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Lincoln Wednesday. 

Man Pulled From Cooper YMCA Pool Dies

Image result for lincoln police departmentA 66-year-old Lincoln man pulled from the Cooper YMCA pool Tuesday morning has died.  His name has not been released, pending notification of family.  Police along with Fire and Rescue were called to the YMCA just north of 14th and Pine Lake Road.

Police Investigate Strong Arm Robbery

Image result for police lightsLincoln Police are investigating a strong arm robbery this morning near Union Plaza. An 18 year old man was walking south on Antelope Valley toward O Street, when he noticed a man following him. 

University Sells House On South 27th

Image result for 2810 south 27th street lincoln neA home that the University of Nebraska Foundation purchased in 2013 for a former NU president has been sold at a loss after more than a year on the market. The house sold to an undisclosed buyer for $575,000 on Monday. (Photo:

If You Live In Havelock Area, Check Your Car

Image result for lincoln police dePolice have five teens, between 13 and 17 years old, who apparently have admitted to breaking into 30 vehicles in the Havelock area of northeast Lincoln early Monday morning.  

Willa Cather Relative Leaves Money To University

Image result for willa catherA relative of celebrated novelist Willa Cather has left $5.8 million in his estate to support various scholarly projects at her alma mater, the University of Nebraska.  

Shots Fired Overnight In South Bottoms

Image result for police lights gunPolice are investigating reports of shots fired near 2nd and C Streets in Lincoln's South Bottoms neighborhood on Monday night. People in the area reported 5 gunshots in the area.  

Tourism Commission Chairman "Alarmed" by Audit

Image result for nebraska tourism commissionThe Nebraska Tourism Commission's chairman says he's alarmed by a new state audit that uncovered questionable spending practices within the independent state agency. Chairman John Chapo says the commission is "extremely concerned" by the report.

Fountain Celebration Planned

Image result for centennial mall lincoln neA celebration is planned to begin operation of three new fountains on Centennial Plaza. The Capitol Fountain at the south end of Centennial Mall, the Missouri River Fountain, between L and M Street, and the "Imagination to Innovation" Fountain will be the centerpieces of a 5 pm celebration Tuesday, May 24th.

Man Robbed Near Union Plaza

Image result for lincoln police departmentLincoln Police are investigating a strongarm robbery tuesday morning near Union Plaza. An 18 year old man was walking south on Antelope Valley toward O Street, when he noticed a man following him. When they reached 21st & N, the man told the victim to stop.

New City-County Purchasing Agent Named

Image result for city county building commission lincoln neBob Walla has been named Purchasing Agent for the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County and the City-County Public Building Commission. Walla has served as Assistant Purchasing Agent since 2006. He replaces Vince Mejer, who retired.

Bank Robber Arrested

Image result for police lightsA man is in custody after a downtown bank robbery this afternoon.  A man wearing all black clothing held up the Pinnacle Bank at 14th and N Streets shortly after 2p.  He threatened that he had a weapon, but didn't display one. 

Nebraska Receives Over $1M In Drug Settlement

Image result for prescription drugsNebraska will receive $1.48 million from a pharmaceutical company to settle allegations that the drug maker knowingly underpaid rebates owned to the Nebraska's Medicaid drug rebate program. Attorney General Doug Peterson announced the agreement Monday.

Record Number Of Registered Voters In County

Image result for voting ballot 2016A bigger turnout, and a record number of registered voters.....that's the projection for next Tuesday's primary election here in Lancaster County. Election Commissioner Dave Shively says voter registration - over 180 thousand - is a record number.

Report Points Towards Economic Growth

Image result for economic growth arrowFigures from a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states, including Nebraska, have dropped slightly after rising for three months, but they still point to economic growth in a report out Monday. 

Teens Caught Stealing From Vehicles

Image result for lincoln police departmentAccording to Lincoln Police, six young people were arrested after trying door handles of vehicles around 5:30a Monday morning near the 7000 block of Platte Avenue.  All the teens have been referred to Juvenile Court.  

Police Investigate Multiple Robberies Over Weekend

Image result for police lightsPolice report three significant robberies this weekend in Lincoln.  Saturday, around 10pm near 42nd & Duxhall an 18-year old female was riding in a car in south Lincoln when she was attacked in the back seat by another female, using brass knuckles.

Thefts From Vehicles In Waverly Area

Image result for lancaster county sheriff's officeA string of thefts over the weekend from seven vehicles in the Waverly-area....The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says an iPhone, laptop, and a bottle of cologne was among the items taken early Saturday morning.  

Cars Vandalized Over Weekend

Image result for broken windshieldLincoln Police say there were 12 reports of vandalism in south Lincoln over the weekend.  Police Officer Katie Flood police believe the vandalisms occurred between 10p Saturday night until 6am Sunday morning. 

Bicyclist Hurt In Crash With Pickup In Southeast Lincoln

A man in his 30s is in a Lincoln hospital, after he was involved in a truck/bicycle crash late Monday morning at 84th and Pioneers.  The crash happened around 9:30am, according to Police Captain Danny Reitan. 

Marathon Brings Out Fans, Volunteers

The 2016 Lincoln Marathon was held Sunday. Among those helping cheer on the some 14-thousand runners - "The Polka Police."   Known only as Lt. Liederhosen on drums and Sgt. Squeezebox on the accordion, the "Polka Police" were stationed near 48th and Highway 2.

Mayor Proposing Contribution To New Tennis Building At Woods Park

Mayor Chris Beutler is proposing that the Lincoln City Council approve a ONE-AND-A-QUARTER million dollar contribution to the proposed Woods Park Tennis Building.  The building would replace the two large white canvas bubbles that currently cover the tennis courts just south of 33rd and "O."

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.

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 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, University of Nebraska-Lincoln funds will be used to buy styrofoam products for food 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 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.


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.  

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