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Man Under Arrest In Hickman Assault

A man is in jail facing assault charges after a weekend incident in Hickman. 20 year old Andrew Naderhoff ran from the home in Hickman to a shed on the property when deputies arrived. He climbed into a loft on the second level and barricaded himself. That's when Lincoln Police were called to bring in their K-9 Unit. Naderhoff had to fight off the dog and, eventually, when he came down, he was tasered.

Fire In Vacant Central Lincoln Home Under Investigation

Lincoln Fire officials believe homeless people may have been inside a vacant home that caught on fire just before 5am Monday at 26th and Holdrege.  Acting Battalion Chief Jeremy Gegg says no one was hurt in the fire, that was mostly contained to the basement and first floor.  

LPD Searching For Robber In Sunday Night Hold Up

Lincoln Police are looking for the man who tried robbing a grocery store.  Capt. Don Scheinost tells KFOR NEWS just before 9pm Sunday, a man wielding a knife demanded money from the clerk at the Sun Grocery Store at 2412 N Street.  

Center For People In Need Helping Needy Families For Thanksgiving

About 1,400 people have food for Thanksgiving, thanks to the Center For People In Need in Lincoln.  More people will be helped Monday thanks to the center's Thanksgiving Drive.  Center Executive Director, Beatty Brasch, says families were lined up on Sunday, four hours before doors opened.  

Fire Displaces Apartment Residents

A fire on Saturday displaces residents of a South Lincoln apartment complex. It happened at 3210 Carnelian Street. Our media partner 1011 News reports that the fire started from a balcony on the third floor. LFR said the damage is about $10,000. The cause is still under investigation.

Lincoln Man Dies in Farming Accident

Officials say a Lincoln man has died in an accident at a turkey farm in Waverly. The Lancaster County Sheriff's office says the accident happened Friday afternoon at Bevans Enterprises, Inc. Investigators say the man, 34-year-old Joaquin Danilo Mina Munoz, was killed after his clothing became caught in the auger of a grain truck.

Report: Navy Admiral Made Casino Chips

A criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press says the Navy admiral fired last year as the No. two commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have counterfeited $500 poker chips with paint and stickers, and used them at the Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs. Although Rear Adm. Timothy M. Giardina's punishment for using fake gambling chips was announced earlier this year, it has not been revealed until now that evidence points to Giardina's possible role in making the counterfeit chips.

Last Chance for Energy Incentives

It's getting close to being your last chance to be a part of Lincoln Electric System's 2014 Sustainable Energy Program. The program kicked of in January with $4 Million in incentive funds for customers who purchase energy-efficient products or services. There is now less than $500,000 left.

University President Candidate To Visit In Early December

The second of four final candidates for president of the University of Nebraska will visit the state December 7th-11th.  Dr. Hank Bounds, the Commissioner of Higher Education for Mississippi, will be in Lincoln Monday and Tuesday, in Kearney Tuesday afternoon, and at both campuses in Omaha Wednesday.  

NRD Director Resigns

The director of Nebraska's Department of Natural Resources has resigned.  Brian Dunnigan stepped down from the position on Thursday after more than 30 years with the department. He was appointed director by Gov. Dave Heineman in 2008. Heineman is leaving office in January. As director, Dunnigan oversaw a department that helps manage the state's waterways, dams and flood plains.