NPPD Urges Power Safety During Severe Weather

Nebraska's largest public power utility is urging residents to be prepared for possible power outages due to spring storms. The Nebraska Public Power District's warning comes in observance of Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Public Meeting On Troubled Nuclear Plant

Federal regulators are planning another update on the performance of a Nebraska nuclear plant that was offline for nearly three years before restarting in 2013. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting in Omaha on April 9 to discuss the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant.

New Website Focuses on Rural Development

The federal Agriculture Department has launched a new website focused on its rural development programs in Nebraska. The USDA says the new website should be easier to navigate for people looking for loan and grand applications or more details about other programs.

Police Looking for Apartment Shooter

Lincoln Police searching for a man they say shot a gun while they were on the scene during a domestic dispute call. They were called to the Chateau Apartments around 10 last night, and then sent back. The man involved was gone, and then officers heard a shot.

Open Board of Directors Seat for LPSNRD

The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District is accepting applications for a vacant seat on its Board of Directors. The seat represents district five, which covers much of West Lincoln. Applicants must live in the district and be a registered voter.

Colorado: Legal Weed Not Hurting Neighbor States

Image result for marijuanaLegal weed in Colorado isn't hurting its neighboring states. That's according to a Supreme Court filing Friday that marks the first time Colorado has defended legal marijuana in writing. 

Tattoo Helps Identify Burglary Suspect

Lincoln Police say a distinct tattoo helped officers make an arrest in a theft case. Police say 30-year-old Jonathon Lee stole a bank bag from True Value Hardware on Monday. It was all captured on surveillance video. Officers arrested Lee Thursday.

Whooping Cranes Monitored

Image result for whooping crane platte riverTwo Cessna 172 airplanes are continuing the annual tradition of flying over the Central Platte River as part of the Platte River Whooping Crane Monitoring Project. Two pilots and two observers will fly over 90 miles of the river Friday as part of the project.

Zoo Adding Three New Animals

Image result for lincoln childrens zooLincoln Children's Zoo announced Friday to celebrate their 50th year, they're adding three new animals to the Zoo family. "Everest" and "Ranney" are the snow leopards.

Roll-Over Crash In Northeast Lincoln

Emergency crews say two people and two children were transported to a Lincoln hospital after an accident Friday morning. Two adults and 2 children were taken to a Lincoln hospital after a roll-over crash accident Friday morning.   Lincoln Fire & Rescue Crews and police went to the intersection of 51st. and Adams just after 8:30 this morning.  

Garth Brooks Tickets Sell Out Quickly

Image result for garth brooksGarth Brooks is obviously still popular in Nebraska. The retired, then un-retired Country Super Star began offering tickets for a May 7th concert in Omaha this morning and they sold out in minutes.  

Hickman Man Arrested For Sex Assault

Lancaster County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man in who they say sexually assaulted a girl and wouldn't let her leave the house where it happened. Deputies arrested 27-year-old Tyler Emerson Thursday for the sexual assault. 

UNMC Celebrates Anniversary Of Bio-Containment Unit

The University-of-Nebraska Medical Center celebrated the 10th anniversary of its bio-containment unit Friday...the largest isolation unit of its type in the nation and one of the few U-S hospitals that has been treating EBOLA patients from Africa.  

Bill Would Protect Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs

Nebraska lawmakers have postponed a vote on bill that would prevent counties from killing black-tailed prairie dogs when residents complain about the animals on their property. Lawmakers adjourned for the week on Thursday without taking action.

Aid Workers in Nebraska Still Free of Ebola Symptoms

The American aid workers brought to Nebraska who were exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone continue to show no symptoms of the deadly virus. Nebraska Medical Center spokesman Taylor Wilson said Thursday that all five of the individuals who were brought to Omaha earlier this month for monitoring continue to do well.

Payments for Home Improvement Loans Can Be Extended 10 Years

Every homeowner knows fixing problems can prevent bigger bills down the road. The Nebraska Investment Finance Authority and the city's Public Works Department is making zero-interest loans available to low-income homeowners to fix up their home.

31-Year-Old in Court for Possessing Alcohol When He was 19

A 31-year-old man finally has faced the music in court for possessing alcohol when he was a 19-year-old. John Stokes was stopped for speeding Tuesday night and held because a bench warrant was issued in August 2003 after Stokes missed a court date.

Chambers Faces Growing Criticism For ISIS Remark

More criticism toward Omaha Senator Ernie Chambers for comparing police to a terrorist group, and one lawmaker is calling for his resignation.   The backlash continued Thursday against Sen. Chambers following comments he made in a hearing.  

Prison Overcrowding Bill Advances

A bill designed to reduce Nebraska's prison crowding and expand parole services is slated for debate by lawmakers. A legislative committee voted 5-0 Wednesday to advance a measure sponsored by Sen. Heath Mello of Omaha. The bill is intended to slow population growth in the state prison system, which was 59 percent above its design capacity as of January.

Sheriff Wagner Warns of Tax Return Scam

If you are trying to file your income tax return for last year, make sure someone hasn't tried to do it by stealing your information and filed a return. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says scammers are using Social Security numbers, but they're not sure how they were stolen.

Sheriff and Police Chief Disagree about Handgun Permit Info

A difference of opinion about information on handgun permits. On KFOR's Lincoln Live, Lancaster County Sheriff, Terry Wagner, said handgun permit information should not be public record. Police Chief, Jim Peschong, said handgun permit information should be released.

Voters Could Decide if State Senators' Terms Should be Extended

Nebraska voters could once again decide whether to let lawmakers serve an extra four years in office under a proposal in the Legislature. Lawmakers began debate Wednesday on a ballot measure that would allow future senators to serve up to 12 consecutive years.

Chambers Won't Apologize for Comments

Controversial comments comparing American police to the terrorist group ISIS has raised some concern from one Nebraska lawmaker. Omaha Senator Beau McCoy is demanding an apology from Omaha Senator Ernie Chambers over his comments during a committee hearing last Friday, over gun bills.

Burglary at DLeon's

Police are investigating a burglary from Wednesday morning at the D'Leon's near 27th and Randolph. Officer Katie Flood says video surveillance shows a window was shattered and two men were outside. The video then showed one of the men inside. No suspects at this time.

Nebraska Trying to Use Solitary Confinement Less Often

Nebraska is one of five corrections departments in the country selected to participate in the Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative. Nebraska's Corrections Department will receive up to two years of technical assistance focused on analysing the use of segregated housing and developing ways to reduce its use.

Weather Officials Want You To Be Storm Ready This Year

You simply can't stop Mother Nature from spawning severe thunderstorms and tornadoes during the spring and summer months.  But it's about being prepared through technology and the eyes of storm spotters that can keep you safe.  

LPS Board Approves of Technology Plan

The Lincoln school board has approved a $50 million, 10-year plan that will provide third- through 12th-graders with a laptop over the next three years. The board voted 6-0 Tuesday, with one member absent. 

Bill to Repeal Motorcycle Helmet Law Stalled

An attempt to repeal Nebraska's motorcycle helmet law has stalled in the Legislature. Supporters on Monday fell nine votes short of the 33 needed to halt debate and vote on the measure. The repeal bill now falls to the bottom of this year's agenda, likely killing it for the year.

Car Thief Arrested After Chase in Stolen 2015 Camaro

A car thief was taken into custody inside the Shopko at 27th and Highway 2 this afternoon. The thief led police on an eastward chase along Highway 2, to 48th street, then back to 40th on Old Cheney and then west until the car was abandoned near Shopko.

UPDATE: Former NU Assistant Coach Accused of Domestic Assault

Former Nebraska football defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski is in jail after being arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of 3rd-degree misdemeanor domestic assault.  

LFR Busy Handling Fires On Sunday

A fire nearly destroyed a mobile home Sunday afternoon northwest of the Highway 77 and West Van Dorn Street intersection.  No one was home when firefighters pulled up.  

Hog Operation Near Fairbury Catches On Fire

 Firefighters from several departments in Nebraska and Kansas have battled a fire at a hog operation near Fairbury in southern Nebraska.    The fire was first reported around 7 p.m. Sunday at the Livingston Enterprises operation, which sits about four miles southeast of Reynolds.

Omaha Man Dies in Crash Southwest of Lincoln

Authorities are investigating a fatal collision in Lancaster County that killed an Omaha man. The crash happened on Southwest 100th Street around 6:40 a.m. The Lancaster County Sheriff's office says a southbound car driven by 31-year-old Mario Loarca-Garcia crossed over the center line and collided with another car.

Sandhill Crane Season in Full Effect

Hundreds of people have converged this weekend on central Nebraska for the annual celebration of the sandhill crane migration through the Platte River valley. After a late start because of icy weather, thousands of cranes are now are arriving daily.

Inmate Caught with Meth at Sarpy County Jail

Authorities say a Sarpy County inmate smuggled drugs into the jail and gave some to another inmate, and both now face new drug possession charges. The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office says that a 24-year-old inmate smuggled methamphetamine into the jail when she was booked Wednesday.

Nebraska Man Gets Five to Seven Years for Deadly Crash

A 29-year-old man who caused a crash last year that killed another man has been sentenced to five to seven years in prison. Justin Arrowsmith, of Arcadia, was sentenced Friday in Howard County District Court for one count of manslaughter.

Game and Parks Say There May Be Less Deer This Year

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has completed its second year of an annual mule deer survey in portions of the Pine Ridge management unit in northwestern Nebraska. In February, commission employees used a contracted helicopter.

Lymphoma Walk Coming to Mahoney State Park

Nebraska's Lymphoma Walk will be held next month at Mahoney State Park near Ashland in eastern Nebraska. The free event is hosted by the Lymphoma Research Foundation and will begin at 10 a.m. April 18, with registration at 9 a.m. at the park pavilion.

Woman Attacked By Two Men In Her NW Lincoln Apartment

A Lincoln woman is recovering after being hit over the head with a handgun.  Police Capt. Jeri Roeder tells KFOR NEWS just after Midnight Friday morning, in a 2nd floor apartment at 4300 North 7th Street, two men broke into a sliding patio door, threatening the 27-year-old woman living there.

Police Arrest Teacher On Suspicion of Sexual Assault

Lincoln Police arrested an Irving Middle School teacher, suspected of child enticement and first-degree sexual assault, after something that may have happened off campus.  

Nebraska AG Recovering From Prostate Cancer Surgery

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson is recovering at his home after surgery to address early stages of prostate cancer.    Peterson went into surgery Friday afternoon. 

Robbery Suspect Leaves Empty-handed

Nothing taken, but Lincoln Police need your help finding a man who tried to rob another man of his cash that he had withdrawn from an ATM.  Captain Don Scheinost tells KFOR News, the victim pulled up to his home in the area of NW 41st and West Huntington and noticed a gray car that followed him.

Car Fire Inside Downtown Lincoln Parking Garage

A car fire in a parking garage...Lincoln Fire and Rescue faced that huge potential problem Thursday night.  The car caught fire on the 4th floor of the Southeast Community College garage on 11th Street.  

Suspect Burglar Caught In The Act Outside Lincoln Home

A man who came home early Wednesday morning near 27th and South saw a man he didn't know rummaging through his car parked in the driveway. 

Rice Named New Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent

Gov. Pete Ricketts has chosen an Elkhorn emergency services official to lead the Nebraska State Patrol.    Bradley Rice will assume the new role on March 23. He currently serves as communications director for Sarpy County Nebraska E911.  

Nebraska Gas Tax Increase For Bridges Voted Out of Committee

A proposal to raise Nebraska's gas tax to pay for bridges and roads has advanced for debate by lawmakers.    The Revenue Committee voted 5-2 on Wednesday to approve the measure for debate in the Legislature. 

Frustrated Cable Customer Arrested For Making Threats

About 20 minutes of work time was lost late Tuesday morning, when a disgruntled Time Warner Cable customer called the cable company and allegedly threatened to blow up the building near 16th and Old Cheney.  

Nebraska Farmland Tax Bill Stalls; Business Bill Advances

A bill that would have lowered the taxable value of Nebraska farmland has stalled in committee, but business owners could see a cut.    The Revenue Committee advanced a bill Wednesday that would create a tax exemption for equipment, furniture and other personal property used by businesses.

Millard West Player Statuses In Question After MIP Citations

Millard West could be without one or more of its varsity basketball players when it plays in the state basketball tournament in Lincoln this week.    One 18-year-old member of the team was among some 70 people cited by police for minor in possession at a party in west Omaha on Saturday night.

Man Arrested In Pursuit From Lincoln To Omaha

A 35-year-old man trying to evade police has been arrested after crashing his vehicle and then stealing a truck in Omaha.    Schuyler Dawn was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges that include robbery and felony resisting arrest in the Sunday pursuit.

Staffing Complaints Surface At Nebraska Center For Disabled

Despite improvements, a state center for developmentally disabled Nebraskans is again facing complaints that its employees are overworked.   

Shots Fired at North Lincoln Motel

Lincoln Police, and Fire and Rescue, have been called to a Motel 6 near Interstate 80 in North Lincoln after a shooting.  It's isn't known yet whether anyone has been wounded.  The shooting was reported just before11:00 this morning.&nbs

Lincoln Businessman Seeking Best Spot For Strip Club Near Grand Island

A Lincoln-based adult website operator is looking for the best spot near Grand Island to open a strip club.  Shane Harrington says the locations he's considering could be bought, remodeled and opened within four months.

Both Sides Submit More Info In Nebraska Gay Marriage Lawsuit

Attorneys on both sides of the legal fight over Nebraska's ban on gay marriage have turned in final written arguments on a motion to quash the ban immediately.    

$7 Million To Save Nebraska Child Welfare Wins Approval

Nebraska lawmakers have approved a $7 million cash transfer to prevent the state's child welfare system from running out of money by mid-April.  Senators approved the funding measure on Tuesday. It now heads to Gov. Pete Ricketts. 

Hearing Set Thursday On Nebraska's Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge will be asked Thursday to tell the state of Nebraska that it immediately must recognize same-sex marriages while a lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban proceeds.  Last month U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon ruled against a state request to delay the lawsuit in Nebraska while the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the issue. 

Woman Okay After Rollover Crash In Front Of Her Home

A woman is okay, after she was pulled out of her wrecked car in front of her home near 67th and Leighton during supper time Tuesday evening.  Lincoln Fire Captain Mark Bridwell tells KFOR News they rescued the woman, after her car was hit by an SUV that was heading eastbound on Leighton.  Bridwell says they rescued her by getting her out through the windshield.  

Jenkins Is Competent, Trial Delayed

Image result for nikko jenkins omahaA judge has delayed a ruling on whether a man convicted of killing four people in Omaha within weeks of leaving prison remains incompetent to participate in his sentencing hearing, which could include the death penalty. Judge Peter Bataillon on Tuesday accepted a report from state experts that said Nikko Jenkins was competent and could understand the sentencing proceedings. 

Threat Made Toward York High School

Security will be amped up Tuesday on the York High School campus.  Someone posted a "bomb threat" on Monday night on an anonymous social media app.  

Apartment Residents Evacuate Due To Smoke From Bad Furnace

Tenants inside the Ambassador Apartments didn't get a good night's sleep because the building filled with smoke from a faulty furnace.  When Lincoln firefighters entered the 90-year-old building at 1330 Lincoln Mall, across from the State Capitol building, there was strong smell of electrical wire burning on the 2nd floor...and people already standing outside.

UPDATE: Arson Suspected In Vacant NW Lincoln Duplex

Fire officials have determined that a fire late Monday morning in the vacant side of a duplex at 5112 West Zeamer Street is arson.  Damage is $40,000.  The owner of the duplex says a washer and dryer are missing from the vacant residence.

Suspect In Lincoln Robbery/Assault Arrested In Louisiana

Authorities in Louisiana have a 21-year-old robbery suspect in jail connected to an October street robbery and attack outside of the Nebraska State Capitol building.  Stelson Curry was arrested on Saturday, while he was stranded on a central Louisiana highway.  

BREAKING NEWS: NU Assistant Warren Reportedly Headed To North Carolina

Sports Illustrated is reporting that Nebraska secondary coach Charlton Warren has accepted a similar job on the University of North Carolina football team.  Warren had just been retained by new Nebraska coach Mike Riley, as the lone holdover from former coach Bo Pelini's staff.  Warren would reunite with Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora.  

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Over Nikko Jenkin's Prison Release

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

Lincoln Man Credits Helmet For Saving His Life

If you would have asked 24-year-old Tyler Godsey of Lincoln about motorcycle helmets Monday morning, he would have said it should be a rider's choice.  Godsey crashed his bike Monday at 68th and Cotner...doctors say his helmet saved his life.  Nebraska Lawmakers are trying again to repeal the state's mandatory helmet law.  Facts are working against them.  

Public, Victims Receive Praise From Casady In Helping With Robbery Arrest

Lincoln's Public Safety director Tom Casady says tips from you to Crime Stoppers helped police out in tracking down robbery suspect David Berlie and two accomplices.  During Monday morning's police media briefing, Casady said tips from employees of businesses hit in these robberies were also helpful in putting together a description of Berlie.  

Motorcyclist Hospitalized Following Rush Hour Crash

Lincoln Police say a motorcyclist has been hospitalized after an accident at the intersection of 68th and Cotner around 8am Monday.  According to early reports, a motorcycle collided into the rear of a truck turning northbound on 68th St. 


Just hours after two more Lincoln businesses were robbed at gunpoint, a man has been arrested in connection to those hold ups and maybe ten others since January 26th.  Lincoln Police say 32-year-old David Berlie was arrested in connection to 12 unsolved armed robberies over the last two weeks.  

Residential Parking Ban Now In Effect In Lincoln

A residential parking ban is in effect in Lincoln, affecting the even-numbered, or north and east sides of the street.  On Thursday, Mayor Chris Beutler says crews have been busy handling 19 arterial, emergency snow and bus routes, making sure they are cleared of any snowpack. 

Two Arrested In Omaha Following Shooting of Nebraska Trooper's Cruiser

The Nebraska State Patrol says two people have been arrested in the wake of a shooting that targeted state troopers in west Omaha.  The patrol says two troopers in a patrol car were trying to stop a car with a broken tail light on Interstate 680 early Thursday when a man leaned out of the passenger side near 108th and West Center Road and fired a shotgun at the patrol car, hitting it.

Benedict Woman Appointed To Nebraska State Parole Board

A parole supervisor from Benedict has been chosen to fill an open seat on the Nebraska Board of Parole.  Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Thursday that he has named Teresa Bittinger to the post.  Bittinger has served as a parole supervisor for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services since 2011. 

Kansas Woman Delivers Twins While Heading To Lincoln Hospital

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

BREAKING NEWS: Lincoln Grocery Store Robbed At Gunpoint

Lincoln Police are now investigating what appears to be the city's 10th armed robbery in the last week or so.  It happened just before 8am Wednesday at the Russ's Market off of 17th and Washington.  Police tell KFOR News they are looking for a white man, 5-9, with a thin build, wearing a black face mask, gray hoodie, black coat and red pants.  He also had a black handgun.

Two Robberies Blocks and 3 1/2 Hours Apart Keep LPD Busy

Two armed robberies three-and-a-half hours apart from each other in southeast Lincoln.   The first one happened around 2:30am Tuesday at the 56th and South Kwik Shop, where a man robbed the store of alcohol and money.   Then just after 6am, the LaMar's Donut Shop at 48th and Pioneers was robbed of cash and donuts. 

Federal Appeals Court To Hear 3 More Gay Marriage Cases

A federal appeals court has agreed to hear arguments this spring from three more states defending gay marriage bans.  The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday granted a request to consider an appeal from South Dakota at an expedited pace. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the court also combined the arguments with cases from Arkansas and Missouri.  

Nebraska Lawmakers Advance $10 Increase For Marriage Fees

Getting a marriage license in Nebraska could cost an extra $10 under a bill advanced by lawmakers.  The measure won first-round approval Tuesday with a 32-7 vote, after hours of legislative debate. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha and other opponents criticized the proposal as a tax increase that hits poor people the hardest.  

Pilger Won't Get School To Replace The One Hit By Tornado

The tiny town of Pilger won't be getting a new middle school to replace the one that was heavily damaged by a tornado last June.  The Wisner-Pilger school board voted Monday to build replacement school building in Wisner, which sits about a dozen miles east-southeast of Pilger in northeast Nebraska.  

Body Found Outside of Kennard House Near State Capitol

Authorities say a 66-year-old man was found dead in the snow in downtown Lincoln. Officer Katie Flood says officers responded to a report Monday morning that an unresponsive man was lying in the snow near The Kennard House.

Three Fatalities From Weekend Crashes In Lincoln Area

The weather on Sunday was a contributing factor to a collision on I-80 westbound about a mile west of the 56th Street exit.  Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood says a 30-year-old truck driver from Illinois was stuck on the inside shoulder westbound and was clipped from behind by another truck.  He was taken to a Lincoln hospital, where he died.  

Two More Armed Robberies In Lincoln

The investigation continues into another armed robbery, this one happening at the D'Leon's near 27th and Randolph just after 8am Monday.  Officer Katie Flood says a man walked into the restaurant with a hand gun demanding money.  He took money from the employee and cash from the restaurant.  

Downtown Lincoln Nightclub Burns Down

Through all of the wet snowfall, Lincoln Firefighters had to go on the defensive to battle a three-alarm blaze Saturday night at a downtown nightclub.  Firefighters were called just after 7:30pm to the Karma NightClub and Cabaret at 226 South 9th Street about a confirmed fire in the back of the building.  

BREAKING NEWS: SW Lincoln Sandwich Shop Robbed

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

Ice Jam Causes Flooding On Platte River West of Omaha

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

Angelou Impressed With Lincoln's Progress, Looking Toward Future

Looking ahead to 2025, the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development has brought back Angelos Angelou and his Angelou Economics firm to plan future economic growth for Lincoln.  He was in Lincoln 10 years ago to look at the city's economic landscape and was impressed with how much progress has been made when he returned this week.  

Three Measures In Legislature Address Gun Control

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

Fire Damages Home Near Murdock

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

Beutler Will Run For Third Term As Lincoln Mayor

Mayor Chris Beutler is running for a third term in office.  He made the announcement Tuesday at Fuse Co-working, an entrepreneurial hub in the Haymarket, saying he wants to keep the city's momentum in growth going.  Beutler also points to Lincoln's surging economy and a Forbes Magazine ranking of Lincoln being a top five community for business and careers.  

Stebbing Announces Bid For Lincoln Mayor

Lancaster County treasurer Andy Stebbing announced Wednesday his bid to become mayor of Lincoln in the upcoming spring city election.  Stebbing is a native of Norfolk, a former police officer, and Kearney State College Graduate who spent 20 years as a Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff before winning the Treasurer's office.  

Keystone To Top Senate Agenda In January 2015

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

Bomb Threat At Papillion High School

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

LPD Searching For Robber In Sunday Night Hold Up

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

All-Female Panel Of Court Of Appeals Makes History

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

Sen. Fischer Confident That Keystone Pipeline Vote Will Happen Again

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

First N-U Finalist Visit Scheduled

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

Ricketts Voted As Nebraska's Next Governor

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

Sidewalk Repair In Lincoln On Track To Be Fixed Within Two Years

City officials say crews are on track to fix the back log of sidewalk improvements throughout Lincoln over the next 14 months.  Along with that, there have been 250 sidewalk curb ramps fixed or installed to ensure better access for you.  Mayor Chris Beutler says about a year ago, he and City Council members along with public works officials talked about how to fund this repair project.

LPS Board Hears Testimony Over Gender Identity Resources

Criticism mixed with compliments, Lincoln Public School board members heard both at Tuesday night's meeting.  Dozens of parents and citizens showed up to talk about recent gender identity resources given to some teachers.  Many feel the district is promoting an agenda, and want it stopped.  

Committee Formed To Looking At Funding Mechanism For New Radio System/Fire Stati

TAKE's a new online survey Mayor Chris Beutler wants you to take to help city leaders determine how best to pay for a new 9-1-1 emergency radio system and new fire stations in Lincoln.  Around $28 million is needed.  The most likely options are either a sales tax or property tax increase.  

Changes at Indian Center After Saturday's Chaos

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

City Council Approves Comcast Buyout of Time Warner

Approval from the Lincoln City Council Monday of the cable franchise agreement between Comcast and the city of Lincoln, if the FCC approves of Comcast's buyout of Time Warner Cable. The change would not initially affect rates for cable, internet, or phone service; However, that does not mean rates couldn't increase in the future. 

Report Questions Nebraska Education Funding

A new report says Nebraska's K-12 public schools rely more heavily on local taxes for funding than any other state in the nation. The report released Monday by the OpenSky Policy Institute notes that more than 55 percent of school funding came from local sources in the last school year, while nearly 37 percent came from the state. The rest came from federal sources. Renee Fry, the group's

Colorado Pot Intercept Near Seward

Two men from Colorado face charges after the discovery of nearly 100 pounds of marijuana in a car in Nebraska. The State Patrol says the men were stopped Sunday morning on Interstate 80 in Seward County for following too close. The trooper searched the car, and 99 pounds of marijuana was found in a suitcase in the trunk. The 29 year old driver, and the 26-year-old passenger, both from Aurora,

Lincoln Man Dies Falling From Vehicle Roof

A Lincoln man has been identified as the victim who died in a single vehicle accident late Saturday night. It happened shortly after midnight on 52nd Street between Spruce and LaSalle. Lincoln Police say 27 year old James Rubio climbed out the sunroof of a sport-utility vehicle, fell to the street, and died. The driver of the vehicle was 34 year old Lindsey McAllister, also of Lincoln.

Panhandle Bond Issue Certified

Voters in the northwest Nebraska city of Chadron will decide whether to approve a one-half percent sales and use tax to pay for a proposed swimming pool center. The Dawes County Clerk's office told city officials Tuesday night that the measure had qualified for the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Hearing Set to Find Psychiatric Facility for Jenkins

(8-7-14) A judge has set a hearing to find a psychiatric facility that will treat an Omaha man found too mentally unfit to undergo sentencing for killing four people. The hearing will be held more than two weeks after Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon ordered Nikko Jenkins to the state's psychiatric hospital in Lincoln for treatment.

Pershing Center Holds Last Concert August 6

(8-7-14) The Goo Goo Dolls will be known as the last live act at Pershing. It's not the last event at Pershing; the No Coast Derby Girls still have some matches this month, but the Goo Goo Dolls will be the last concert. Their last encore song on August 6 was a Supertramp cover, "Give A Little Bit."

City Clerk to Pay Restitution for Theft

A former city clerk in the south-central Nebraska town of Fairfield has been sentenced to five years of probation and must pay back $55,000 to the city she's convicted of embezzling. Jennifer Bassett appeared at a restitution hearing in Clay County District Court at which prosecutors showed that she took $96,000.

Interpreter Accused of Theft From Client

A Lincoln woman who translated bank information into English for an elderly woman has been accused of stealing more than $13,000 from her. Lincoln police say 19-year-old Martha M. Rik was arrested Thursday on suspicion of theft by deception and identity theft. Court records do not list an attorney. The 64-year-old woman contacted authorities in May to report that money was missing.

Walking Pneumonia Outbreak At Nursing Home Turns Deadly

A quarantine has been lifted at a Columbus nursing home where a respiratory illness contributed to the deaths of five patients. The quarantine was imposed June 19 at Golden LivingCenter-Columbus. Health officials say that as of Wednesday, 34 patients and 15 staff members had caught the illness. The home has about 130 patients and 140 employees.

"P" Street Temporarily One Lane

(7-2-14) For several days each of the next three weeks, traffic on “P” Street from 11th Street to Centennial Mall will be reduced to one lane of traffic during daytime, off-peak hours. The lane restrictions are expected to take place Mondays through Wednesdays. The closures will be for asphalt patching and the installation of permanent pavement markings as part of the streetscape project.

Possible Homicide Victim Identified

Nebraska authorities have identified the 34-year-old man found dead near Beaver Crossing last week. The Nebraska State Patrol says the combination of fingerprint records and tips from the public helped identify Hai Sinh Nguyen of Lincoln. His body was found on the bank of the Big Blue River in Seward County Wednesday. An autopsy confirmed that Nguyen did not die of natural causes, and his death is being investigated as a homicide.

Woman Falls out of 6-Story Window at Lincoln Hotel

A woman is in the hospital after falling from a sixth floor window at the Embassy Suites. Our media partner 1011 news reports that at around 12:30 this morning, Lincoln Fire and Rescue found the woman on a two-story roof. A ladder truck helped rescue workers get her off the roof. Lincoln Police told KFOR News she is still alive, but in a Lincoln hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Centennial Mall and "O" Street Intersection to Close

Sidewalk and lane closures begin tomorrow at the intersection of Centennial Mall and "O" Street. As part of the renovation of Nebraska's Centennial Mall, the north half of the intersection will close on Monday. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction on the south half. When work on the north half is done, the south half will close. The project is expected to be complete in 35 to 40 days.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified

(6-26-14) The man killed in a motorcycle crash in Lincoln Tuesday evening has been identified as 19-year-old, Mark Wenzl of Seward. Police say Wenzl was heading downtown on Rosa Parks Way when he crashed into a concrete barrier and was thrown over the guardrail and onto a parking lot below near 7th street.

Columbus Sex Offender Given Prison Time

A sex offender who moved into the home of a Columbus woman and later molested two of her children has been given five years in prison. The 25-year-old man had pleaded no contest and was convicted of sexual assault of a child. The man is not being identified in order to protect the privacy of the teenage boys the man was accused of molesting.

Fillmore County Crash Kills One

(6-23-14) An 83-year-old woman has died after a collision on U.S. Highway 81 near Strang. The Fillmore County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred a little before 2:45 p.m., Sunday. Joan Hendrickson was turning north off Nebraska Highway 74 onto U.S. 81 when her car was struck by a southbound sport utility vehicle. Hendrickson, of Shickley, was fatally injured.

Burglar Takes ATM from Powerless Gas Station

(6-16-14) A burglar got away with an ATM from a convenience store.  Sometime between Midnight and 5 in the morning Sunday, a man broke into the C Station convenience store at 1120 South Coddington. Saturday night's storm knocked out power in the neighborhood, so lights were out and security camera's didn't work.

Charges Dropped for Man Distributing Religious Pamphelts

Charges against a Lincoln man for handling out religious pamphlets outside the Pinnacle Bank arena have been dropped. 77-year-old Larry Ball was arrested March 15 for handing out literature during the state basketball tournament. Ball was arrested after he refused a request from arena security to leave. He claimed he was on public property.

Trial In Death of Raymond Man May End Soon

The family of a Raymond, Nebraska, man gunned down two years ago in Mississippi while picking his grandson up from college in Florida, could know very soon if the man accused of the murder will spend the rest of his life in prison.  James Willie is accused of killing Tom Schlender in his vehicle on Interstate 55 in May of 2012. 

South Sioux City Memorial Wall Dedication Draws Hundreds

The dedication of a replica Memorial Wall drew hundreds of Vietnam veterans to Freedom Park in South Sioux City.  The half-scale replica of the wall bears the names of more than 58,000 U.S. service members killed in the Vietnam War.  The 250 foot black granite wall is the only replica that duplicates the original design in the nation's capital.

Patty Duke Taken to Omaha Hospital During Film Screening

An organizer of a screening of "The Miracle Worker" in Omaha says one of the movie's stars, Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke, left the event because of stomach pain. The 67-year-old Duke was taken by a private vehicle Friday evening to the Nebraska Medical Center after complaining of stomach pain. Organizer Bruce Crawford says Duke's medical condition was not serious, but that but that an Omaha doctor who had been running tests on Duke asked her to come in for more tests Friday night after she reported the pain.

Ben Sasse Resigns From Midland

Midland University President Ben Sasse announced Thursday that he has submitted his resignation to the Midland Board of Directors, effective at the end of the year.  Sasse, who is the Republican candidate for the Nebraska Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Senator Mike Johanns, is running against Democrat Dave Domina in November. 

Nebraska Twister Damage Estimated at $300,000

Damage to Lancaster County property is estimated at 300,000 dollars after Sunday's round of tornadoes.  Three of the twisters have been verified in northern Lancaster County, damaging two dozen buildings, including one grain bin that was dropped on a county road.  Flooded roads were closed in 10 places during the storm, one bridge remains closed, and Count Engineer Pam Dingman says

UNMC Chancellor Receives Prestigious Health Care Leadership Award

University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Jeffrey Gold is in Chicago this week to receive a prestigious health care leadership award.  Gold is one of 25 recipients this year of the Becker's Healthcare 2014 Leadership Awards by Becker's Hospital Review. 

Lincoln Water Levels Good, No Residential Watering Schedule in Demand

Mayor Beutler announced today that Lincoln's water supply is 95 percent full and he will not ask residents to follow a watering schedule at this time. The water level was below normal from December to March and slightly above normal in April. 

Two Indicted for Hacking UNL, U.S. Navy, More Computer Systems

Federal prosecutors in Oklahoma say two men have been indicted for hacking into computer systems of more than 30 computer systems of public and private organizations, including that of UNL and the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tulsa says 27-year-old Nicholas Knight, of Virginia, and 20-year-old Daniel Krueger, of Illinois, are a part of a group called Team Digi7al that tries to

Storm Damages Four Major NPPD Lines

(5-12-14) Sunday night's storms will be costly for the Nebraska Public Power District.  The state's largest utility reports damage to four major transmission lines. About 100 poles were damaged on a large 345 kilovolt line running from Hallam to McCool Junction.  At one point in the storm, that line fell to the ground across U-S Highway 81.  Another 100 kilovolt line, from McCool

Lincoln City Attorney Rod Confer Retires

Lincoln City Attorney Rod Confer is retiring, after being the city's lawyer for the past five years. Mayor Beutler announced today that assistant city attorney Jeff Kirkpatrick will be the new city attorney starting June 1st. Kirkpatrick spent 12 years in private practice, after joining the city attorney's office in 2010, particularly with Lincoln Fire and Rescue.

18-Year-Old Hits, Runs, Accidentally Kills, Gets 4 to 5 Years

An 18-year-old woman will be sent to prison for four to five years for a hit-and-run which killed another driver. Eighteen-year-old Justice Wiggins of Omaha ran into some property and sped away from the scene.  She ran a stop sign, collided with an SUV and killed the 23-year-old driver.  Court records say she pleaded guilty to failing to stop and render aid and to misdemeanor vehicular

Midwest Community Leaders Advise Senate Panel on Improving Communities

(5-1-14) Witnesses are telling a Senate panel that rural communities need to sell what they are, not what they are not, in order to thrive economically.  They also say government support is important for growth and that small cities and towns should band together to maximize their potential.  A subcommittee of the Senate Agriculture Committee focused Thursday on how to boost rural

Overnight Armed Robbery At South Lincoln U-Stop

An overnight armed robbery in South Lincoln nets an arrest shortly after it occurred.  Lincoln Police Captain Don Scheinost told our media partner 10/11 news around 1:30 Sunday, four men walked into a the U-Stop at 13th and South and demanded cash. 

Shots Fired At West Lincoln Trailer Park

Shots were fired into a Lincoln home overnight.  Our media partner 10/11 news reports that Lincoln Police received several reports of shots fired just after midnight at the Contempo Trailer Park at 600 West Farfield.  

9-Year-Old Killed by Bobcat Machine

A 9-year-old boy was killed when a Bobcat Loader backed over him near Ashland.  Cass County Sheriff William C. Brueggemann, told our media partner 10/11 news just after 3:30 Saturday afternoon a male was operating a bobcat loader

Midwest States to Jointly Combat Wildfires

Nebraska is preparing to joining forces with Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas to help fight rural wildfires.  A bill sent to Governor Heineman would allow Nebraska to join the Great Plains Interstate Fire Compact, an agreement which lets member states share firefighters and equipment in an emergency.  Kansas is considering a similar proposal.  

Pipeline Opponents Protest with 80-Acres of Artwork

Opponents of a proposed pipeline to carry Canadian oil south to the Gulf Coast have carved a message of resistance into a Nebraska field in the project's path. The 80-acre artwork, which was done last week and reads "Heartland(hash)NoKXL."

Motorcycle Rider Killed in Crash

Omaha Police have identified the motorcycle rider who was killed in a weekend crash after failing to negotiate a corner in the road. Omaha police say 27-year-old David Plassmann of Bellevue died Saturday afternoon while out riding with others.

Syracuse Man Arrested for DUI after Crashing into Pole

A Syracuse man was arrested for DUI after crashing his truck into a power pole. Just before 1:00 Sunday morning, a Bennett firefighter drove up on a crash near 176th and Roca Road.

Driver Rolls Car Over, Gets DUI, Negligent Driving

(4-11-14) A one-car rollover crash shortly after bar close last night resulted in no injuries but two citations--a DUI and negligent driving. 21-year-old Nathaniel Wilkens was driving too fast on the curve of Capital Parkway between J street and Randolph and lost control of his Pontiac Grand Am. His car flipped over and hit a curb and tree. Wilkens was not seriously injured. 

Health and Human Services Official Vivianne Chaumont Dies at 60

A well-known state Health and Human services official has died.  Vivianne Chaumont, who oversaw Nebraska's Medicaid and long-term care services, has died of cancer. She was 60.  Chaumont was appointed to the agency in May 2007.  She previously was an Assistant Attorney General in Colorado. Chaumont is survived by three children.

Approved Bill to Help Elderly Nebraskans Maintain Home-Living

A bill that would provide millions of dollars in federal and state funding to help elderly Nebraskans stay in their homes has won approval from lawmakers, despite a veto.   Lawmakers overrode Gov. Dave Heineman's veto on Thursday with the minimum 30 votes required. The proposal would direct Nebraska to apply for a federal grant that would help pay for in-home services.

Unknown Thief or Thieves Break Into At Least 15 Cars at UNL

(4-10-14) University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police are looking at surveillance video to see if they can find out who smashed windows in at least 15 vehicles early Wednesday morning.  Two UNL parking lots were targeted--one on South Street between Vine and 19th streets, the other near 22nd and U streets.  Cell phones, iPods, cash, and other valuables were taken.  Police encourage

Bill to Up Penalties on Assaulted Medical, Social Workers Faces Final Vote

(4-10-14) Assaulting a firefighter, paramedic, or social worker could carry a stiffer penalty under a bill headed to a final vote in the Legislature.  Lawmakers gave 2nd-round approval to the legislation by Omaha Senator, Steve Lathrop.  Yesterday's vote followed a filibuster led by Omaha Senator Ernie Chambers, who argues that the law shouldn't treat assault victims differently

Are You Sure You're Registered for the May 13th Primary?

The Lancaster County Election Commissioner will set up for voter registration at several extra sites on Saturday. Anyone who turns 18 on or before November 4, has moved, changed their name, or would like to change their political party affiliation, needs to register.

Ex-Convict Jobs Ammendment Heading to Final Vote as Part of Prison Reform Bill

A bill designed to help ex-convicts find jobs in Nebraska is headed to a final vote in the Legislature. The measure, part of the state's prison reform bill, was amended Tuesday before receiving second-round approval by lawmakers.

Tom Osborne Endorses Mike Foley for Governor

Former University of Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne today endorsed State Auditor Mike Foley's candidacy for Governor. In making the endorsement, Osborne said Foley is an honorable man who can't be bought.

Fines Possible for P Street Project Contractor

August 29th...mark it on your calendar. It's the date by which the P Street project must be done or the contractor faces stiff fines, If P Street and Centennial Mall isn't done in 30 days.

Fillibuster Kills Sexual Discrimination Bill

20 states and the District of Columbia have laws preventing employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender. Nebraska will not join that list of states this year. Lawmakers fell 7 votes short of getting the support needed.

City Council Repeals Curfew

In a unanimous vote, the City Council repeals the teenage curfew ordinance. It's been the law since 1949 that young people under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to be in businesses where alcohol is served past 9 at night.

Nebraska DMV Closes Driver's License Operations

If you need to renew your driver's license, you might have to skip the DMV this week and go online. All state licensing operations are shut down through Thursday. Staff members are going through planned training sessions.

Horse Race Betting Bill Passes Legislature

A proposed ballot measure that could allow betting on previously recorded horse races has been passed by the Nebraska Legislature. Lawmakers voted 30-17 in a second attempt to approve the proposed constitutional amendment.

Heineman Vetoes Elderly Care Funding Bill

Gov. Dave Heineman has vetoed a bill that would require Nebraska to apply for federal funding for in-home care services for the elderly. The governor argues that while the bill's goal is laudable, it would shift millions of dollars in expenses onto state government.

Nebraskans Remember Mickey Rooney

Actor Mickey Rooney will always be remembered at Boys Town for his Oscar-winning role in the 1938 movie about the Nebraska home for troubled youth. Rooney, who died Sunday at the age of 93, was named Mayor for Life at Boys Town in 2003.

Many State Parks to Reopen Early

Officials say state parks and recreation areas closed temporarily last fall to deal with deferred maintenance amid budget woes will reopen nearly two weeks earlier than scheduled. 

Task Force Arrests Wanted Fugitive in Lincoln

The US Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force (MFTF) announced it has arrested Jason Robert Jackson, 24 based on his federal arrest warrant for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Jackson was arrested around midnight on Sunday at a residence in the 2500 block of N street in Lincoln.

Man Killed by Gunshot

A man is dead after a shooting yesterday evening at around seven-thirty at the Lion's Gate Apartments on the 5100 block of Vine Street. Our media partner 1011 says the shooting was accidental, but police aren't willing to confirm anything.

Anti-Icing System to be Installed on I-80 Bridges

An anti-icing system is scheduled to be installed on four Interstate 80 bridges about four miles west of Aurora next week. The project will include construction of a camera tower and a building that will house the anti-icing chemicals.

Two Young Students Injured in Bus Crash Near Norfolk

Authorities say two girls were injured following a school bus crash in Stanton County. The Stanton County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Friday morning near Norfolk. The girls, ages 8 and 9, were taken to a local hospital.

Palin Endorses Ricketts

Sarah Palin is jumping into Nebraska politics again. The former vice-presidential candidate is endorsing Pete Ricketts' bid for the Republican nomination for governor, calling him a "principled conservative." Ricketts is competing in a six-w

Former Crime Scene Investigator Ordered to Pay Restitution and Punitive Damages

Discredited former Douglas County crime scene investigator David Kofoed has been ordered to pay a total of nearly $6.6 million to two men he's accused of framing for a double murder. U.S. Judge Joseph Bataillon issued the orders.

Indepentent U.S. Senate Candidate not Invited to Business Forum

Independent U.S. Senate candidate Jim Jenkins today objected to a decision by the National Federation of Independent Business not to invite him to a small business forum featuring other Senate candidates.

Three-Year-Old Dies after Accident

A 3-year-old boy has died in an Omaha hospital after being accidentally run over by his uncle at a trailer park in Hastings. Taylor Wilson, of Nebraska Medical Center, on Tuesday confirmed the death of Aldo Ramirez-Lopez.

Lincoln Man Sentenced to Prison for Selling Gun to Felon

A 36-year-old Lincoln man has been given 46 months in federal prison for selling a gun to a convicted felon. Ashley Gerbig was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Lincoln. He pleaded guilty to one count in October.

Legislature Overrides Governor's Budget Veto

Nebraska lawmakers have voted to override Gov. Dave Heineman's vetoes of state budget items, including funding for courtyard fountains and a new heating system at the Capitol. The 37-11 vote on Tuesday comes days after Heineman announced the veto.

Hit and Run Crash Shoves Parked Car Against House

Lincoln Police are investigating a hit and run accident where a parked car was overturned and hit a house and the suspect was  arrested 10 blocks from crash scene, still in his destroyed car.  Our media partner 10/11 news is reporting just after 9:00 Saturday night emergency crews were called to the 1800 block of A Street for a reported rollover accident.

Lincoln Police Catch Stabbing Suspect

Lincoln Police have caught the man they say is responsible for a stabbing early Sunday morning.  Around 7:40 a.m., LPD Captain David Beggs said the suspect went into the CVS Pharmacy and asked the cashier about a TracFone prepaid cellphone. 

Lincoln Police Arrest Murder Suspect

Lincoln Police have made an arrest an arrest in the homicide of Nathaniel Morton Sr.  Captain Jason Stille tells KFOR News 21-year-old Kashius Haynes turned himself into authorities around 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. 

Milford Woman Admits Lying about Man's Threats

A Milford woman has made a plea deal and was convicted in a perjury case. Betsy Smith pleaded no contest, and will be sentenced May 12. Prosecutors say Smith had sought a protection order against a York man.

Minnesota Man's $5,000 Wheelchair Stolen

The State Patrol is asking for help finding a wheelchair stolen from its owner as he traveled through Nebraska. A 29-year old Minnesota man called the Nebraska State Patrol on Wednesday to report that his wheelchair had been stolen.

Boy Scouts Hurt in Gunpowder Explosion

Boy Scouts experimenting with gunpowder for a ceremony have been injured in an explosion and fire at a Council Bluffs Home. The Fire investigator said that the accident occurred around 8:10 p.m. Thursday.

Woman Sues Strip Club Over Wages

A Wisconsin woman is suing a Lincoln-area strip club where she dances, saying the owner of Shakers of Waverly has not paid her or other dancers an hourly wage or overtime in the three years she has worked there.

19-Year-Old Going Back to Prison

A 19-year-old on parole for robbery is going back to prison for nearly a year for trying to force his way into Lincoln North Star High School last year. William Holloway and two friends fought with two guards and a school administrator.

Lincoln Post Office may Close

The U.S. Postal Service is studying whether to continue operating the University Place Post Office. Postal Union President Tony Ridder says in his monthly newsletter that a decision has already been made to close the station at 48th and Leighton.

Legislature Approves Budget

Nebraska lawmakers have approved changes to the state's two-year budget, including new money for property tax relief. The $7.8 billion package passed on Monday includes new funding for Nebraska's property tax credit program, water projects, and state park renovations. It also allocates money for job-training programs and pediatric cancer research. 

Mountain Lion Hunting Ban Waiting for Governor's Signature

Nebraska's mountain lion hunting season could come to a halt if a bill passed by state senators becomes law. The Legislature's 28-13 vote on Monday was enough to pass the measure, but supporters fell five votes short of the backing needed to put it into effect right away. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha introduced the bill to protect mountain lions.

Prisons To Study Reform Of Solitary Confinement

Nebraska's beleaguered prison system is going to get some help from a national agency. The Vera Institute of Justice has selected Nebraska as one of five states to participate in a study on alternatives to solitary confinement.

Driver Hits Stalled Car and Owner

A woman putting gas in her stalled vehicle on 40th Street was hit by a car last night near C Street. The woman, Tracy Macke, was taken to intensive care but Police Capt. Don Scheinost tells KFOR NEWS the woman's injuries are not considered life threatening. The driver, Sara Inhofe, was driving southbound on 40th Street when she saw the stalled car with its flashers on too late and swerved,

Man Hit in Head by Large Tree, Dies 4 Days Later

(4-3-14) A 57-year-old Roca man has died four days after being hit by a falling tree.   Wade Wunderlich used a chain saw to cut down the tree Saturday. He and his wife had been working for months to remove the tree from the 100-acre property they recently bought three miles west of Roca in southeast Nebraska. 

Federal Judge Catches Heat for Comments

A federal judge is catching some heat for referring to himself as "a dirty old man" and suggesting in his personal blog that young women attorneys need to dress more conservatively in court. Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf weighed in on the topic Tuesday, relaying a story about a local female attorney in her late 20s who "wears very short skirts..."