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. 

Police Catch Robbery Suspect After Convenience Store Hold Up

A man caught for robbing a Kwik Shop on at 48th and Madison on Tuesday night may be the same robber who held up two other Lincoln businesses this week.  Police Capt. Don Scheinost tells KFOR NEWS the description from Tuesday morning's robbery at a north Lincoln Sonic Drive-In and Monday night's hold-up at the Airport Howard Johnson's closely matched 25 year old Corey Schneider,

State Ed Board May Ask McPherson To Step Down

The Nebraska State Board of Education members might ask one of their colleagues to resign over racist content that appeared on the member's blog.  Member Pat McPherson's blog included repeated references to President Barack Obama as a "half breed." McPherson has said he didn't write the posts and disavowed them before removing them.  

Omaha Police ID Woman Hurt In Officer-Involved Shooting

Omaha Police have identified a 39-year-old woman critically injured in an officer-involved shooting this week.  Officers say they responded Tuesday night to a report of an assault in progress at a home, where a female armed with a knife confronted them.  According to a police report, officers shot at the woman who's been identified as Tiffany Terry. 

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. 

Erica Jenkins Gets Life In Prison

A Douglas County District judge has sentenced Erica Jenkins to life in prison for the 2013 shooting death of a man. Judge Peter Bataillon also sentenced Jenkins to 80 to 100 years for weapons counts for the Aug. 11, 2013, killing of Curtis Bradford. Jenkins is the sister of Nikko Jenkins, who last year was convicted in the killing of Bradford, and three other people, in separate attacks.

A-G Defends Pot Suit

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson is defending his state's lawsuit against legalized marijuana in Colorado, saying he doesn't want Colorado's "failed experiment" to spill over into Nebraska. The new Republican attorney general argued in a statement Tuesday that the decision by Colorado voters will cause long-term harm to Nebraskans.

Two Men Sentenced On Porn Charges

A U.S. attorney says two Nebraska men each have been sentenced to at least five years in prison for possessing child pornography. A federal judge sentenced 30-year-old Anthony Edward Jones of Crete to seven years and six months in federal prison after authorities discovered over 50 videos and 800 images of child porn on his computer.

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.  

BREAKING NEWS: North Lincoln Restaurant Robbed At Gunpoint

Lincoln Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at the Sonic near 27th and Old Dairy Road around 6:20am Tuesday.   Police dispatch tell KFOR News the suspect is armed with a hand gun.  

NW Lincoln Hotel Robbed

The search is on for an armed man who stole money Monday night from the Howard Johnson Hotel on Northwest 12th and West Adams, which is just east of the Lincoln Airport.  


Lincoln's United Way Campaign is one of the fastest growing in the nation. Compared with other cities, Executive Director Brian Wachman says Lincoln's five year growth rate of 23% is impressive. It's in fourth place nationally, for rate of growth, out of 1,100 United Way organizations. Over the past 10 years, which includes the recent recession, Lincoln is ranked sixth in the nation.


An annual opportunity for readers to share the same the experience of reading the same publication is underway. One Book One Lincoln is looking for nominations. Lincoln's Public Libraries will gather the votes, then a special 15 member committee will make a selection.Once the general public reads the selected title, the libraries sponsor events, and encourage book clubs and organizations to hold discussions.

Can Cigar Bars Resume Operation?

Cigar aficionados are calling on Nebraska lawmakers to exclude cigar bars from the state's smoking ban. Advocates argued in a legislative hearing Monday that a recent court ruling robbed cigar shops of the exception they deserve. The statewide ban has excluded cigar bars, hotel guest rooms and tobacco-only retailers since 2009. In August, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled the exemptions unconstitutional.

Lincoln Woman Accused Of Stabbing Husband

With guns drawn, Police surrounded a house in a quiet northeast Lincoln neighborhood where a wife and allegedly stabbed her husband six times.  It happened late Sunday afternoon at 2501 Nancy Drive.  Police Sgt. Don Scheinost tells KFOR News the woman, 50-year-old Teresa Gillispie, came out of the home peacefully, was handcuffed and taken to jail.  

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Michigan's Strong 2nd Half Too Much For NU

Zak Irvin had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Michigan rode a strong second-half start to a 58-44 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday.  The Wolverines (13-8, 6-3 Big Ten) led 23-18 at intermission and blew the game open after starting the second on a 13-2 run. Irvin closed the spurt with a 3-pointer and the Cornhuskers never got closer than eight points the rest of the night.  


Ally Disterhoft scored all 20 of her points in the second half and overtime to lead No. 20 Iowa to its first victory against No. 15 Nebraska in nine tries as a Big Ten opponent, 78-72 on Monday.  Bethany Doolittle had six of her 12 points during the extra period while Iowa outscored Nebraska 17-11.

Husker Men Beat Michigan State

A nail-biter at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Terran Petteway scored a season-high 32 points, Shavon Shields added 21 and short-handed Nebraska held off Michigan State 79-77 on Saturday. The Huskers won for the fourth time in five games. The Spartans lost for the second time in three games.

Thursday Boys and Girls High School Basketball Scores

Click the headline to see all of the Thursday night boys and girls basketball scores from across the state.

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: No. 16 Nebraska Women Take Care of Wisconsin Early

Tear'a Laudermill and Emily Cady combined for 34 of their 43 points in the first half on Thursday to lead No. 16 Nebraska to an 89-72 win over Wisconsin.  Laudermill had 18 of her 24 points and Cady 16 of her 19 as the Cornhuskers (15-3, 5-2 Big Ten) shot 62 percent in the first half for a 53-31 lead.  

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Shields scores 15, Nebraska hangs on to beat Minnesota

Shavon Shields scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and Nebraska survived an eight-minute field-goal drought to end the game to beat Minnesota 52-49 on Tuesday night.  The Cornhuskers (11-7, 3-3 Big Ten) made 11 of their last 12 free throws after starting 3 for 9 from the line.

HUSKER FOOTBALL: NU Gets Verbal Commit From Top-Ranked Lineman

The Nebraska football team has picked up a verbal commit from the top-ranked offensive guard in the country, as ranked by ESPN.  Jalin Barnett, a 6' 4", 315 pound Offensive Tackle/Guard from Lawton High School in Lawton, Oklahoma, has become the 16th verbal for the 2015 Nebraska recruiting cycle.  Barnett is a highly rated 4 star and is the top ranked player in the state

HUSKER FOOTBALL: Pierson-El Named To Freshman All-American Team

Nebraska's De’Mornay Pierson-El received one final honor from a fantastic freshman season on Wednesday, when he was named the punt returner on the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America team.  Pierson-El returned 34 punts for 596 yards in 2014, returning three punts for touchdowns while averaging 17.5 yards per return.

Former Crete Star McGinnis Leaving NDSU Football Program

North Dakota State University backup quarterback and Crete native Derek McGinnis is leaving the team.  The sophomore was third on the depth chart, behind junior Carson Wentz and freshman Cole Davis. 

NWU Men's Basketball: Giesselmann Receives Player of The Week

Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Basketball junior forward Travis Giesselmann has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports GPAC Men’s Basketball Player-of-the-Week as well as the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) men’s basketball Player-of-the-Week. 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: NU Defense Cools Illinois' Shooting

Terran Petteway scored 18 points and Nebraska built an 11-point lead midway through the second half and held off Illinois 53-43 on Sunday night.  Nebraska (10-6, 2-2 Big Ten) made four of four free throws in the final two minutes to seal the win. The Huskers shot and made just one free throw in the first 38 minutes of the game.  

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Theriot's 27 Lifts NU Past Illini

Rachel Theriot scored 27 points, including 10 straight as the No. 19 Nebraska women's basketball team closed the game with a 15-4 run, to defeat Illinois 58-53 on Sunday.  The Illini (11-5, 2-2 Big Ten) were up 49-43 and looking for their second-straight win over a ranked team, when Theriot took over. 

Trev Alberts Named To College Football Hall of Fame

Former Nebraska defensive standout Trev Alberts will become the 17th Nebraska player in the College Football Hall of Fame. Alberts was one of 15 players and two coaches nationally whose pending inductions were announced Friday by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. 

HUSKER MEN'S BASKETBALL: Petteway's 20 Helps NU In Win Over Rutgers

Terran Petteway scored 20 points and Shavon Shields added 11, and Nebraska pulled away from Rutgers in the second half for a 65-49 victory Thursday night.  The Huskers (9-6, 1-2) are off to their best start in Big Ten play in their four years in the conference. Their previous starts were 0-4, 0-5 and 0-4.  

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cady's Three-Point Play Boosts NU To Win Over Spartan

Emily Cady scored 16 points, including a go-ahead three-point play with 30 seconds remaining and No. 19 Nebraska beat Michigan State 71-67 on Thursday night.  The victory was the first in Big Ten play for the Cornhuskers (11-3, 1-2) after dropping their first two conference games.