One Dead in South Lincoln Accident


Reports from the scene indicate that one person is dead from a south Lincoln traffic accident. It happened about 5 pm at 16th and Old Cheney. The accident involved a package delivery truck and two passenger vehicles, and the victim who died is reported to be a passenger. No details on how it happened have been released yet, the number of those injured, or the identity of the deceased person. Old Cheney Road was closed down between 14th street and Rolling Hils Blvd just before 5:30 tonight to allow the removal of victims and investigation of the accident.

Hieneman Wants to Attract More Companies to State


State officials are turning to local business leaders in hopes of attracting more companies to the state. Gov. Dave Heineman said Tuesday that Nebraska can't afford to become complacent when competing for new businesses. His remarks came as he announced an upcoming "Nebraska Diplomats Passport Weekend" to encourage economic development.

Second Suspected Gang Member Gets Prison for Murders


A suspected gang member has been imprisoned for his role in the beating deaths of two Lincoln men last year. 23-year-old Tyler Thornburg was given 20 years for manslaughter and 40 to 50 years for use of a deadly weapon, to be served consecutively. He also was given 20 months to five years on an unrelated weapons case. 

Cat Saved From Fire, Revived by Firefighters


A fuel leak from a power generator being used in a basement is believed to have started a fire early Tuesday morning. Everyone escaped the fire in the 33rd and "C" Street house, except the family cat. Fire crews found it, gave it oxygen and brought it back to life. 

Candidates for Governor Spar at State Fair Debate


September means there's just over two months months until the November General Election. Gubernatorial candidates, Chuck Hassebrook and Pete Ricketts, set themselves apart in a debate Monday night at the Nebraska State Fair. Democrat Hassebrook said he would take a more hands-on approach as governor. Republican Ricketts would put more money into the state's property tax relief fund. 

UNL Students Not Using Safety App


That free phone app tested earlier this year by UNL students didn't show a lot of positive results. About 40 students were asked about Lifeline Response, a smartphone app that calls police. Seven of 10 students said a Lifeline Response app would be used, but only three or four out of 10 said they would use it. Students said a simple 911 call on their personal phones would be the preferred method of calling police in an emergency.

Man Arrested in Late August Home-Invasion Robbery


Lincoln Police have arrested a suspect in an August 21st home invasion robbery. Colby Bennett was taken to jail on Saturday after a traffic stop. He was a passenger in a van that looked similar to one seen driving away from the robbery in the 4800 block of Benton Street.

No Arrests in East Lincoln Vandalisms


No arrests in a string of vandalisms in the 1200 block of Sycamore, just west of 84th and A Streets. Five reports of mailboxes being damaged and the back window of a car smashed out. Because no one heard anything Sunday night, police have no suspects or description of the vehicle. If you saw or hear something, call Crimestoppers at (402) 475-3600.

Suspected Lincoln Gang Member Gets Prison for Murder


A suspected gang member has been sentenced to prison for helping beat to death two Lincoln men last year. Online court records say 20-year-old Ricky McLaughlin III was given 20 to 30 years for manslaughter, 40 to 50 years for use of a deadly weapon and four to five years for an unrelated sex assault. He and Tyler Thornburg took plea deals to reduce their second-degree murder charges. The men

Small School District Wants Bond for School Built in 1928


Voters in a small central Nebraska school district will decide in November whether to support a $4.35 million bond issue. The Sumner-Eddyville-Miller School District proposed the bond issue to pay for improvements at a school built in 1928.

More Charges in Fatal Accident


Authorities plan to file more charges after the third member of a Hastings family died several days after a semi collided with their SUV. Clay County Attorney Ted Griess says that 26-year-old Tiffany Isom died from injuries she sustained in Thursday's crash in Clay County. Isom's parents, 53 year-old Gary Isom, and his wife, 52 year-old Susan Isom, were also killed. Their 16-year-old son was seriously injured.

New Exhibit at Quilt Museum


A new exhibition at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln will shed light on the role stitched signatures can play in depicting people's lives. "Signature Cloths" will open on Friday at Quilt House, 1523 N. 33rd St. The exhibition focuses on sewn signatures as visual symbols and as a method of social engagement.

Nebraska City Bank Robber May Be "AK-47" Bandit"


Authorities say a man who robbed a bank in Nebraska City earlier this month matches the description of the "AK-47 Bandit" who has robbed banks across several western states. No one was harmed in the Aug. 22 robbery of the First National Bank branch in southeast Nebraska. Authorities held a news conference Sunday because the robber may be the same man who robbed banks in California, Idaho and Washington.

Man Arrested for Shooting 76-Year-Old Man


Omaha police have arrested a suspect in this weekend's shooting death of a 76-year-old man. Police said Sunday that 41-year-old Ray Hubbard has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in Saturday's shooting. Officer James Shade says there was an argument before shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday in northeast Omaha. Paramedics took L.B. Liggins to the hospital where he died.

Jack Hoffman Enrolled in New Clinical Trial for Cancer Drug


The 8-year-old boy who became an Internet sensation for his touchdown run in Nebraska's 2013 spring football scrimmage is now one of a handful of children enrolled in a cancer treatment trial. The World-Herald reports that Jack Hoffman is the fourth child enrolled in the clinical trial at Boston Children's Hospital. He is one of 14 children in the world who have taken the medication.

Saltdogs Win Division, Head to Playoffs


The Lincoln Saltdogs are going to the post season after winning the Central Division Sunday night, even though their game was rained out. Division rival Gary Southshore lost Sunday, which put the Saltdogs over the top. They play a double-header of seven-inning games Monday afternoon at 12:05, with the pregame beginning at 11:35 on KFOR 1240, and kfor1240.com.

Huskers Defeat Florida Atlantic 55-7


The Husker Football team beat Florida Atlantic 55-7 in their season opener. The Huskers rushed for 498 of 784 total yards. Tommy Armstrong passed for a career-high 271 yards. Ameer Abdullah ran for a career-high of 232 yards. The Huskers won their 29th straight season-opener, which is the longest streak in the country.

Former LSE, Husker Star Gordon Reaches 1,000 Career Hits


Lincoln native Alex Gordon has reached the 1,000th hit mark of his Major League Baseball career.  The Kansas City Royals outfielder and former Nebraska star hit a single to left field in the fifth inning Wednesday night against Arizona to reach the mark.  

Nebraska Men's Basketball: Schedule Released For Tourney In Hawaii


The Nebraska basketball team will face a tough challenge in the opening round of the 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, when the Huskers face homestanding Hawaii in its tournament opener. The Huskers and Rainbow Warriors will tip off at Midnight (central) on Dec. 23, in a game televised nationally on ESPNU.  

Two Saltdogs Receive Weekly Honors


The Lincoln Saltdogs swept the league's weekly awards for the week ending June 1, as 1B Ian Gac was named Pointstreak Player of the Week and RHP Marquis Fleming was named Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week. Pointstreak is the official baseball statistician of the American Association.  

Nevada Forward Huff Transferring To Creighton


Cole Huff, a forward who was an honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference men's basketball selection as a sophomore at Nevada this past season, has announced he plans to transfer to Creighton. 

Nebraska Women's Basketball Notches NCAA Tourney Win


Jordan Hooper had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and fourth-seeded Nebraska defeated Fresno State 74-55 in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament Saturday in Los Angeles. Emily Cady added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Cornhuskers (26-6), the B

Husker Men Fall to Baylor in NCAA Tournament


The Husker Basketball team is finished after one game in the NCAA Tournament. Nebraska coach Tim Miles was ejected from the Cornhuskers'  West Region game against Baylor after getting whistled for two technical fouls in the second half. Miles drew his second technical for unsportsmanlike conduct with 11:17 left in the game and Nebraska losing 50-32.

Edwards Named Big Ten Players of the Week


Nebraska softball player Tatum Edwards was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday. The award is the first of Edwards’ career, although she is a four-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honoree.....

Huskers Hold First Florida Practice


The Nebraska football team practiced on the campus of the University of North Florida for the first time Friday morning, beginning preparation for the Gator Bowl against No. 23 Georgia. The Huskers and Bulldogs are set to battle Wednesday, New Year's Day, in an 11 a.m game that will be broadcast on ESPN2. The Huskers practiced in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts for just over two hours.  It was the first of four scheduled pre-game practices.

Huskers Prepare in Florida


The Nebraska football team arrived in Jacksonville, Florida yesterday (Thursday), six days away from their showdown with the 23rd-ranked Georgia Bulldogs in the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day. The Cornhuskers will workout today (Friday) for the first time since before Christmas. Kickoff of the Gator Bowl is at 11am next Wednesday.

Holiday Tourney Play Begins


The holiday basketball tournament schedule will get underway around the area tomorrow and Saturday. Tournaments that start Friday include the Lincoln Lutheran holiday tournament which will feature the host school Lutheran, along with Fairbury, Raymond Central and Louisville.

Hooper Leads Huskers to Win Over Utah State


All-American, Jordan Hooper, erupted for game highs of 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead #15 Nebraska to a 95-75 win over Utah State yesterday (Sunday) at Pinnacle Bank Arena. With the victory, Nebraska improved 7-2 overall, while Utah State slipped to 5-3.

Bluejays Take Down Huskers


All-American Doug McDermott scored a game-high 33 points to lead three Creighton players in double figures, as the Bluejays thumped Nebraska, 82-67 last (Sunday) night. The Huskers return to action on Saturday, taking on Arkansas State.

Huskers to Play in Gator Bowl New Years' Day


Nebraska will appear in a New Year’s Day bowl game for the 3rd straight season. The Huskers have been selected to play in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville against Georgia. January 1st kick off will 11 o'clock - Lincoln time. Nebraska goes into the bowl game at 8-4.