Man's Body Found On Salt Creek Levee Trail

Lincoln Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found on a bike path under a bridge near 1st and West "O" Street.  Chief Jim Peschong says the man in his mid-50s was found by a man out jogging early Monday morning on the Salt Creek Levee Trail.

17th and Washington Casey's Robbed

Lincoln Police are looking for a robber from the Casey's at 17th and Washington. LPD tells KFOR News the robber left northbound on foot at 7:42 p.m. Sunday evening. He is described as a black male in his 30's, six feet tall and wearing a black T-shirt with a white undershirt.

19-Year-Old Woman Arrested for Assault after Crash

An early morning hit and run sends one to the hospital, another to jail. Police say it was no accident. Around 1:20 this morning, officers were called to break up a fight involving a large group near the 1000 block of Knox Street, and heard someone may have been hit by a car on purpose.

State's First Confirmed Human Case of West Nile in 2015

The state department of health and human services has reported its first case of west Nile virus. One individual in the central part of the state has been confirmed with the disease. Best advice is to wear bug spray, and avoid outside activity at sun-up and sundown. 

State's High Court to Hear Discrimination Case

The Nebraska Supreme Court has given a former eye clinic worker a new shot at convincing a jury that she was discriminated against based on a perceived disability. Cindy Marshall's lawsuit says EyeCare Specialties of Lincoln fired her in 2012 because it perceived her as disabled after learning she once completed substance abuse treatment and had medical conditions.

New UNL Soccer and Tennis Complex Named

The soon to be completed University of Nebraska Soccer and Tennis Complex, located on 28 acres directly north of Nebraska Innovation Campus, has officially been named Hibner Stadium and Barbara Hibner Field for soccer and the Sid and Hazel Dillon Tennis Center.

Ricketts to Fill Legislative Seat after Nordquist Resigns

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is seeking qualified applicants for an open seat representing an Omaha district in the Legislature. Ricketts issued the call Wednesday to fill the spot held by former state Sen. Jeremy Nordquist. Nordquist resigned Tuesday so he could begin a new job as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford in Washington.

UNMC Gets Big Grant, Designated as a National Facility for Ebola Training

The University of Nebraska Medical Center has joined Bellevue Hospital in New York and Emery University Hospital in Atlanta in accepting a $12 Million grant to lead the nation's EBOLA training efforts.

Ricketts Defends $100,000 Pro-Death Penalty Donation

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is defending his $100,000 donation to a group that's leading a ballot drive to save the death penalty. Ricketts said Wednesday that he feels strongly that voters should be allowed to decide whether to keep capital punishment in the state.

Ricketts Criticizes EPA Water Rule

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is criticizing a new Obama administration rule that gives federal authorities authority to regulate more streams, tributaries and wetlands. Ricketts called the rule "terrible" on Wednesday during a news conference with a farm industry leader, water regulators and a representative for golf courses.

Police Searching For Robbery Suspect

Lincoln Police are looking for the man who robbed a convenience store just before 9pm Tuesday.  Sgt. Kathy Phillips tells KFOR NEWS  a black male in his late 20's, 6-feet tall, 150 pounds walked into Casey's General Store at 606 West A Street and demanded money.

Suspects Caught After Assault On Store Clerk

A convenience store clerk was allegedly assaulted with a bottle of alcohol Tuesday night during a shoplift gone bad.  Lincoln Police Sgt. Kathy Phillips tells KFOR NEWS just after 10pm, three men walked into the Kwik Shop at 40th and "A" and allegedly tried to steal alcohol.

Investigators Working Arson Fires

Five arson fires that happened late Sunday night and early Monday morning in Lincoln are under investigation.  It was around 3:30am that firefighters were called to the Chateau Apartment complex in the 63rd and Vine neighborhood.  

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.

High Court Affirms Right To Same-Sex Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.  Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Avoids Sweep From Joplin

Former East High pitcher Jesse Smith lasted just one inning due to an injury but the bullpen was brilliant in answering the bell as the Lincoln Saltdogs (15-27) topped the Joplin Blasters (25-15) 5-3 in front of 1,081 fans at Joe Becker Stadium Sunday evening. 

LEGION BASEBALL: Judds Brothers Wins Peterson Tourney Crown

Judds Brothers Construction of Lincoln Northeast became the third straight Lincoln team to win the Mike Peterson Legion Baseball Tournament championship, with a 5-3 win over Associated Fire of Papillion-LaVista South.  

Former Husker, LSE Star Gordon Will Star For AL In MLB All-Star Game

Former Nebraska and Lincoln Southeast star Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals is again playing in the Major League Baseball All-Star game.  His 3rd appearance in the mid-summer classic will be July 14th in Cincinnati. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Uses Four-Run Rally In 8th To Beat St. Paul

After scoring four runs to take a three-run lead in the bottom of the eighth, the Lincoln Saltdogs (14-23) needed a clutch 6-4-3 double play in the ninth to secure a 6-5 victory in the series opener over the St. Paul Saints (29-8) in front of 2,424 fans at Haymarket Park Tuesday night.

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Falls In Series Finale, Smith Records 700th Hit

The Lincoln Saltdogs jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but the Gary SouthShore RailCats quickly came back to win the series finale 5-3 to avoid the home sweep at U.S. Steel Yard Sunday afternoon.  

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Sweeps Fargo-Moorhead In Extra Innings

The Lincoln Saltdogs (11-22) got more terrific starting pitching, squandered a late lead and then won in walk-off fashion for the second time in three nights as they topped the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (9-24) 4-3 to complete the series sweep.

Virginia Wins 1st CWS Title In 4-2 Win Over Vanderbilt

Pavin Smith homered and drove in three runs and Brandon Waddell turned in another strong College World Series pitching performance, leading Virginia over Vanderbilt 4-2 on Wednesday night for the school's first baseball national championship.  

NSAA Director Blanford-Green Resigns

The executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association has resigned a month after the association's board of directors voted not to extend her contact.    Rhonda Blanford-Green, a former All-America track athlete at Nebraska, took over as executive director in July 2012.

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Scores Two In Extra-Innings Win

Aaron Payne had three hits, including the game winner for his first professional RBI as the Lincoln Saltdogs (9-22) edged the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (9-22) 4-3 in walk-off fashion in front of 2,151 fans at Haymarket Park Monday night.  

Bulls Forward, Former Creighton Star McDermott Named SGA Grand Marshal

Chicago Bulls forward and former Creighton University basketball star Doug McDermott has been named Grand Marshal of the State Games of America (SGA) Parade of Athletes. 

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: 13 Runners Stranded As Explorers Beat Lincoln

Curt Smith collected three hits but the Saltdogs (8-16) stranded a season-high 13 runners in a 9-1 loss at division-leading Sioux City Explorers (17-6) in front of 2,656 fans at Lewis and Clark Park Monday night.   

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

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

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Avoids Sweep, Routs Winnipeg

Every starter got a hit and former big leaguer Shairon Martis won his debut as the Lincoln Saltdogs (6-13) routed the Winnipeg Goldeyes (8-11) 14-5 to avoid the sweep in front of 4,415 fans at Haymarket Park Wednesday night.

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

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

SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Two Homers Not Enough To Overcome Goldeyes

Mitch Canham and Jon Gaston each homered but once again the pitching was a letdown as the Saltdogs (5-13) fell to the Winnipeg Goldeyes (8-10) 8-6 in front of 2,650 fans at Haymarket Park Tuesday night.