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Missing Teen Found In Northeast Lincoln

A 14-year-old boy with autism has been found in Lincoln. He was reported missing by his mother Tuesday afternoon.Lincoln Police were able to locate a missing Madison boy with Asperger's Syndrome on Wednesday afternoon.  Nathan Mahlin was reported missing on Tuesday afternoon, after he walked away from an appointment near 38th and Union in South Lincoln.  Police found the teen in an apartment unit near 71st Street and Adams.  

Deb Fischer Calls for U.S. Action in Ukraine

U.S. Senator for Nebraska, Deb Fischer, is calling for U.S. action in Russia and Ukraine after recent incidents. Reportedly, Russian separatists shot down the MH17 flight last week, killing 298, and then shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets Wednesday morning. She said the U.S. should restrict Russia by prohibiting the use of the U.S. dollar in the country.

Columbus Man Facing Prison Time

A 58-year-old Columbus man has pleaded no contest to charges he stabbed his wife and initiated a two-hour standoff with police. Alfredo Santistevan pleaded to second-degree assault and terroristic threats charges. Court documents say Santistevan's wife had a knife wound on her hand and swelling of her eye and nose.

Chadron Airport to get Upgrades

The Federal Aviation Administration has given its final approval to a nearly $8 million grant for repairs at a Nebraska airport. The grant will help pay for repairs and repaving of runways and taxiways at Chadron airport. It will also go toward building a new taxiway at the airport. Chadron awarded a construction contract in April to Upper Plains Contracting of Aberdeen.

SUV Crashes Into House

Police are estimating the damage at $35,000 after an SUV driven by a 30-year-old Lincoln man hit a home Tuesday night at 3rd and Fairfield Streets. Captain Jim Davidsaver says Trevor Chief Bear didn't negotiate a turn and hit the house. A 23-year-old man riding with Chief Bear has been accounted for and no injuries reported.

Assault Reported Late Tuesday Night

There was a robbery and attempted sexual assault Tuesday night near 18th and "F." The assault is still under investigation. Lincoln Police Captain Jim Davidsaver says the suspect pulled out a gun, demanding money. As soon as the suspect got the money, he pointed the gun at the woman's head and told her to get undressed.

Nebraska Helping Smokers Quit

A new report shows Nebraska is doing what's needed to help smokers quit. The Affordable Care Act in Nebraska covers the cost of Nicotine replacement gum and patches, two types of medication and individual counseling. The American Lung Association's report shows Nebraska could save more than $800 million in Medicaid spending by making sure smokers have more access to smoking cessation resources.

School Bus Involved in Early-Morning Collision

There was a two-vehicle crash at 27th and Vine around 5:30 Wednesday morning, leaving everyone involved with non life-threatening injuries.  At least 40 people were on a school bus that was involved in the collision.

Mayor: No Need To Replace Parking Meters

No change will be immediately needed on the new parking meters that have been installed in downtown Lincoln.  It was thought the city would have to spend $1 million to replace some downtown parking meters that aren't even a year old because of new computer chip technology. On KFOR's Lincoln Live Tuesday, Mayor Beutler said the new computer chips will be used in new cards.

Highlands Business Fire Likely By Arson

(7-22-14) There's reason to believe that an overnight fire at a northwest Lincoln business may have been arson related.  Police Officer Katie Flood says firefighters who showed up to the Lazy Lane Drive Thru at 5501 NW 1st Street early Tuesday morning found jars full of accellerant outside.