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Local News from KFOR 1240

The latest news from the KFOR 1240 news room.

Crime Stoppers Asking For Public's Help
 The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft of cash,  coins, and the coin holder from a 7UP machine on the exterior of Toni’s  Corner at 5700 West Raymond Road.  The theft occurred on Saturday, November 21.
BREAKING NEWS: No Arrest, Charges In Alleged Sex Assault
Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong said Wednesday morning no arrest will be made in the case of an alleged sexual assault of a 20-year-old woman at a home of three Nebraska football players.  
Former Stars Hockey Players Plead Guilty In Sex Video Case
Two former Lincoln Stars hockey players will serve jail time after pleading guilty to making a sex video with a 15-year-old girl in Moorhead, Minnesota last year. Thomas Carey and Brandon Smith each pleaded guilty Tuesday to three felony charges.  A
News Conference Wednesday Regarding Rape Complaint
Image result for lincoln police departmentCounty Attorney Joe Kelley and Police Chief Jim Peschong have scheduled an announcement for tomorrow on a rape complaint involving the home of three Husker Football players.  
Errors In \"Good Time\" Credit Affect Nearly 1 In 4 Inmates
Image result for good time creditA review of Nebraska prison sentences has found that nearly one in four inmates received sentences that were too short or too long because of errors in how "good time" credit was applied.   
High-Dollar Burglary In Southeast Lincoln
Image result for burglaryTwo more burglaries just outside of the city limits Monday, one which resulted a high-dollar loss. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says nothing was taken from a home near 63rd and Yankee Hill Road, after someone got in through an egress window. 
Students Playing With Airsoft Guns Cause Alarm
Image result for police lightsThe University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus community was alerted to possible danger after security cameras showed what looked like two armed men in a campus parking garage.   But university police say the two turned out to be students playing with airsoft guns.
Woman's Body Found In Missouri River
Image result for nebraska state patrolAuthorities say a woman's body has been pulled from the Missouri River just south of Nebraska City. The Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release Tuesday that the body was sighted and recovered Monday.
Candlelight Vigil Held For Syrian Refugees
Image result for candlelight vigilA candlelight vigil has been held for Syrian refugees in downtown Lincoln a week after Gov. Pete Ricketts joined other Republican governors expressing concern over federal screening of Syrian refugees who want to enter the United States. 
Cash Taken From Waverly Bank's ATM
Image result for lancaster county sheriff's officeThieves manage to break into an ATM and take off with money from the First State Bank branch in Waverly. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says someone got into the unlocked vestibule and got into it while it sat out on the lawn. 
Extra Security Planned for Memorial Stadium Friday
The University of Nebraska will have extra security measures in effect at Memorial Stadium for the Nebraska-Iowa football game on Friday. Several gates will be closed, and fans will be required to open outer garments for visual inspection.
October Traffic Fatalities
21 people were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roads in October. 21 fatalities in 17 crashes...11 people died not wearing their seat belts.
Number of English Language Learners Growing in LPS
There are students in Lincoln Public Schools from 118 countries. They speak nearly 100 different languages. Since the 2010-2011 school year, the number of Arabic and Kurdish speaking English language learner students has grown more than 800%.
The Governor Clarifies Position on Syrian refugees
In a column on the governor's website, Governor Ricketts says his request wasn't about keeping Syrian refugees out of Nebraska, but rather ensuring that potential terrorists are kept out of the state and the country.
ADHD Medication Affects Sleep
The UN-L Department of Psychology took 30 years of research to identify main findings seen across all the studies...essentially a "study of studies." Researchers found medications like Ritalin and Adderall cause sleep problems.
Woman Recovers From Being Hit and Dragged
A woman is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after being hit at the intersection of 11th and K Streets and dragged for a few feet. Witnesses told police the woman was in the crosswalk when she was hit yesterday (Monday) afternoon.
Biggest Flying Annoyances
An expected 65,000 extra passengers per day will fly this Thanksgiving holiday. Insights company, Qualtrics wondered what annoyances would keep people from flying.
Syrian Refugee Vigil
Religious leaders from a variety of faiths gather people together tonight (Monday) for a candlelight vigil to show support for Syrian refugees.
Powerball Ticket Sold in Nebraska Worth $2 Million
There was no jackpot winner in Saturday's Powerball drawing, but two lucky players did match the first five numbers for a $1,000,000 prize. One ticket was sold in California and the was other sold in Nebraska. The Nebraska ticket also had Power Play, meaning an extra $1 Million.

Nebraska May Face Budget Gap