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

Police Investigating Glitter Bomb Sent To Fortenberry's Office


Image result for jeff fortenberryLincoln Police, the U-S Capitol Police, and the U-S Postal Service are all investigating a glitter bomb received at the Lincoln Office of Congressman Jeff Fortenberry today. The envelope wasn't actually explosive.

Medicaid Bill Clears First-Round Vote


Image result for patty pansing brooks legislatureA bill to increase allowances for blind, elderly and disabled Nebraska Medicaid recipients has cleared a first-round vote in the Legislature. Lawmakers voted 29-12 to advance the measure.  

Stebbing Says Mayor "Out Of Touch" With Budget


Image result for andy stebbing lincolnRepublican Mayoral Candidate Andy Stebbing said today that Mayor Chris Beutler is out of touch with his own budget. Stebbing criticized a stepped up roads maintenance program the mayor unveiled yesterday. 

Mother Of Omaha Girl Killed By Stray Bullet Suing Police, City


Image result for omaha police badgeThe mother of a 5-year-old girl killed last year by a stray bullet is suing two Omaha police officers and the city, accusing the officers of planting drugs to implicate her in a separate case. Tabatha Manning filed the lawsuit Monday. 

Relatives Call For Lawmakers To Abolish Death Penalty


Image result for nebraska legislatureNebraskans whose relatives were murdered are calling on lawmakers to abolish the death penalty, saying it prolongs the suffering of victims' families and wastes tax dollars on endless appeals.  Relatives rallied at the Capitol on Wednesday.

Prairie Dog Bill Advances


Image result for nebraska prairie dogsA prairie-dog management law criticized by Nebraska wildlife advocates could be in jeopardy. Nebraska lawmakers voted 32-12 on Wednesday to advance a bill that would repeal the 2012 law. 

Keystone Veto Override Fails in Senate


Image result for senateThe Republican-controlled Senate has failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline.   The 62-37 vote Wednesday was the latest chapter in the fight between the GOP-led Congress and the White House.

Farmland Values Drop


Image result for nebraska farmlandAfter 5 years of increases, Nebraska farmland values have dropped 3%.  UN-L found the state average farmland value a of February 1st was just over $3,200 an acre. Land in southeast Nebraska is valued the highest at nearly $6,000, but that dropped 5%.

Suspect Arrested in Monday Night CVS Robbery


Image result for lincoln policeLincoln Police believe they caught the guy who held up CVS Pharmacy Monday night.  Capt. Don Scheinost tells KFOR NEWS after receiving a citizen tip, investigators went to an apartment last night (Tuesday) in the 17th and Washington neighborhood and

Legislature Exams University's Budget Request


Image result for university of nebraskaThe Legislature is examining the University of Nebraska's budget request on Tuesday.  The school is asking for 3% increases for each of the next two years....totaling over one billion dollars from the taxpayers.  

Mayor Announces Additional Funding For Street Rehab


Image result for mayor chris beutlerA return of $10 million left over from the Antelope Valley project will be used for increasing investment toward street improvements in Lincoln the next two years.  Mayor Chris Beutler says new funding will increase the street rehab and repair budget.

Emergency Stay Filed By Nebraska Attorney General


Image result for nebraska attorney general doug petersonNebraska Attorney General Doug Petersen has filed a motion for an emergency stay that would delay lifting the same-sex marriage next Monday. The motion was filed Tuesday, a day after U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon decided to strike down Nebraska's ban on gay marriage.

Break-In At West Lincoln School


Image result for lincoln police departmentItems from a school's portable class room are missing.  West Lincoln Elementary School was broken into over the weekend.  A custodian found a shattered window Monday morning. Lincoln Police say iPads and other electronics were taken. 

Fire Pit Causes Fire At Residence


Image result for fireFire officials have an idea on what started a fire Monday afternoon at a central Lincoln home.  The fire at 3515 "R" Street is believed to have been caused by a fire pit.  No one was hurt in the fire. 

GIRLS STATE BASKETBALL SCORE UPDATES


Girls State Basketball Score Updates ‪#‎nebpreps‬ 9AM SESSION CLASS B (Final) Elkhorn South - 41 Omaha Gross - 44 CLASS C1 (Final) Minden - 48 Pierce - 56 CLASS D1 (End Reg) Dundy Co.-Stratton - 51  Humphrey SF - 51 CLASS D2 (Final) Stu

Girls State Basketball Starts Thursday


Image result for nsaa logoThe NSAA Girls State Basketball tournament starts at four sites in Lincoln tomorrow and run all the way through Saturday night.  NSAA Associate Director Jon Dolliver told the KFOR Morning Show Wednesday that 48 teams in six different classes will compete.

NU Rifle Heads to NCAA Championships Ranked No. 4


Image result for nebraska rifleThe Nebraska rifle team is ranked fourth on the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association's Top 20 Poll. The team placed third at the Great America Rifle Conference Championships in Oxford, Miss. on Feb. 27 - March 1. 

TeKolste Leads NWU Women All-GPAC Selections


Image result for nebraska wesleyan prairie wolvesTwo Nebraska Wesleyan University women’s basketball players earned All-Conference honors when the 2014-15 GPAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference teams were released on Wednesday (Mar. 4).

Bardsley Earns 1st-Team All-GPAC Basketball Accolades


Image result for nebraska wesleyan prairie wolvesNebraska Wesleyan University had three players recognized by the Great Plains Athletic Conference on Wednesday (Mar. 4) when the 2014-15 Men’s Basketball All-GPAC teams were announced.

Official Boys State Basketball Pairings Released


Image result for nsaaLincoln Northeast and Lincoln Christian will be the two Lincoln teams to play in the Boys State Basketball Tournament March 12-14. 

Pepin Named Big Ten Men's Indoor Coach of the Year


Image result for gary pepin nebraskaNebraska track and field head coach Gary Pepin was named Big Ten Men's Indoor Coach of the Year, the conference office announced on Tuesday after a vote by the league's coaches. It marks the 25th conference coach of the year honor for Pepin.

DISTRICT BOYS BASKETBALL: Rockets, Crusaders Head To State


Lincoln Northeast has punched a ticket to the Boys State Basketball tournament next week, after earning a 66-63 win over South Sioux City to win the Class A, District 7 championship Monday night in South Sioux City.  Tyson Shadegg led four Rockets in double-figures with 18 points.  

Monday's Boys District Basketball Tournament Scores


Click on the headline to find out how your team did on the court.

District Basketball Continues Tonight On Air


Image result for nsaaBoys District basketball coverage continues on KFOR 1240 tonight, with the B-1 semifinal matchup between Norris and Waverly.  Tip off will be at 7:30pm.  The winner will face the winner of the game beforehand between  Pius X and Plattsmouth.

Four Huskers Earn Big Ten Awards


Image result for husker basketballEmily Cady and Rachel Theriot earned second-team All-Big Ten honors, while Tear'a Laudermill added honorable-mention recognition when the Big Ten Conference announced its postseason awards live on Big Ten Network on Monday. Senior Hailie Sample rounded out Nebraska's award winners.

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cady, Jeffery Notch Double-Doubles In Loss To Ohio St


Emily Cady and Brandi Jeffery both recorded double-doubles, but Ohio State used a 15-0 run to end the first half to propel the Buckeyes to a 78-60 women's basketball win over Nebraska on Senior Day for the Huskers at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

Four Lincoln Area Girls Basketball Teams Head To State


Lincoln Northeast, Lincoln Pius X, Norris and Lincoln Christian have all qualified for next weekend's NSAA Girls State Basketball tournament.

 

NWU Ends Season with 89-69 Loss at GPAC Tournament


Nebraska Wesleyan's inaugural basketball season under coach Dale Wellman came to a close with a 89-69 loss at Briar Cliff in the first round of the GPAC Men's Basketball tournament on Wednesday night (Feb. 25) at the Newman Flanagan Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

HUSKER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: NU Overpowers Minnesota, 74-50


Freshman Natalie Romeo tied career highs with 21 points and six three-pointers, as No. 23 Nebraska overpowered Minnesota for a 74-50 women's basketball win at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Tuesday night.