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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

Surprise Truck Inspections Find Violations

The Lincoln surprise truck inspection results are in. The Nebraska State Patrol and the Lincoln Police Department surprised commercial truck drivers on Thursday to check for violations. The Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective, or MAPS, Team c

Astronaut Clayton Anderson at Morrill Hall for Astronomy Day

Nebraska astronaut Clayton Anderson will make two presentations during Astronomy Day at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln. The event is scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 26 in Morrill Hall. People will be able to inter

Civil Rights Group Wants to Improve Rights

Civil rights groups are planning a hearing to consider how to improve elections administration and expand access to voting in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. A coalition calling itself the National Commission on Voting Rights will hear hours of testimony Monday.

Time to Plant Trees and Shrubs

More than 1 million tree and shrub seedlings are planted in Nebraska each year, and most of those are planted in spring. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Forester Dennis Adams says there are a number of things that can be done to help seedlings.

Youth Sports Facility To Be Proposed

In Monday's city council meeting, a plan for a 65.7 acre youth sports complex will be introduced. The project, labeled the West Haymarket Sports Park, has eyed the land directly across Sun Valley Blvd. from Hawks Field and Bowlin Stadium as its intended area of development.

Economic Optimism According To Survey

An economic survey of bankers in 10 Midwestern and Plains states, including Nebraska, shows optimism for the 2nd month in a row, suggesting more growth in the months ahead. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, who oversees the survey, says results indicate areas highly dependent on agriculture and energy are experiencing slower growth than a year ago, but recent increases in commodity prices should boost the economy in the months ahead.

Nebraska Supreme Court Rejects Death Row Inmate's Appeal

The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a death row inmate seeking to be released from prison. Michael Ryan was sentenced to death for the 1985 cult-related killing of James Thimm in the southeast Nebraska town of Rulo.