Local News

Here's the latest local news from our sister station KFOR 1240am

Overnight Lane Closures to Begin on I-80

Construction on I-80 from Lincoln to Goehner is set to begin December 1st. During the crack sealing, traffic may be reduced to one lane in each direction between 7pm and 7am. The project is expected to be completed by the end of January.

Two Omaha Girls Okay after Carjacking Attempt

The presence of two little girls may have thwarted a carjacking in Omaha. Police say a man loaded the two 6-year-olds in the back seat of a car a little after 7 p.m. Thursday and was preparing to drive them away when he was approached by three men. Police say the three men pulled the man away from the running car and one got in behind the wheel and sped off. The two other men ran away. Police say the man driving the car stopped less than a block away after noticing the girls. He got out and fled on foot, leaving the girls in the car, unharmed.

Thanksgiving Fire Possibly from Turkey Fryer

Lincoln Fire and Rescue say a turkey fryer may be to blame for a house and truck fire in South Lincoln. It happened around 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving at 8900 South 30th Street. Our media partner 1011 News reports that a propane based turkey fryer may have set the truck in the driveway on fire and then the front of the home on fire, including the three car garage. Fire crews were able to put out the fire within minutes. The family can stay in their home because the fire didn't get into the house. Nobody was hurt.

Woman Rescued from Creek

A Lincoln woman is okay after being rescued from a creek. Our media partner 1011 News reports that around 1:30 p.m. yesterday, in a wooded area near UNL's East campus, a woman was walking her dog when the pet got loose. She fell 20 feet into a creek, and firefighters were able to pull her out. She was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Man Stabbed in Right Hand

An early morning stabbing sends a 23-year-old man to the hospital. Around one this morning at 4540 North 70 Street, he got into an argument with an acquaintance, who then stabbed him in his right hand with a knife. Police Captain Robert Farber tells KFOR News the victim left the residence, called police and was treated at St. Elizabeth Medical Center for a non-life threatening injury. 33-year-old Natasha Mutchler was arrested for 2nd degree assault and use of a weapon.

Anesthesia Reaction Kills Scottsbluff Zebra Foal

Zoo officials in Scottsbluff say it was a reaction to anesthesia that killed a zebra foal that was about to be castrated. The young zebra, named Olaf, was born earlier this year and was to be routinely castrated last week. But Anne James, executive director of the Riverside Discovery Center in Scottsbluff, said Wednesday morning that Olaf had "an unanticipated reaction" to the anesthetic and died immediately, without suffering.

Casmer: Told To Parole More Prisoners

A person appointed to the state Parole Board by Governor Heineman says the governor's chief-of-staff told her and another board member, they should "be concerned about losing their jobs for not paroling enough people."  

No Need To Separate Yard Waste From Trash Dec. 1st

Beginning Monday,  Lincoln and Lancaster County residents will no longer be required to separate grass and leaves from their household trash.  A state law requires that grass and leaves be separated from household trash from April 1 through November 30 of each year. The grass and leaves are taken to the City’s compost facility.  

Man Wanted In Lincoln, Jailed In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Police say a Michigan man has been jailed on charges he stayed at a posh southwestern Pennsylvania resort by pretending to be a doctor.   41-year-old Jeffrey Cochran was arraigned Wednesday on theft charges stemming from his May 15 to May 28 stay at the Resort. Cochran is also wanted by authorities in Lincoln. 

Rare White Cub Born At Henry Doorly Zoo

Omaha zoo officials say one of its lionesses has given birth to a rare white cub.   The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium says the male cub is one of three cubs born late last week, two males and one female. Zoo officials say lion cubs typically weigh about 3 pounds at birth and that their cubs weigh just over 4 pounds.