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The latest news from the KFOR 1240 news room.

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. 
04/20/2014 11:15:00am
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.  
04/20/2014 11:12:00am
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
04/20/2014 11:07:00am
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
04/19/2014 10:05:00am
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
04/19/2014 10:03:00am
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.
04/19/2014 10:02:00am
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.
04/19/2014 09:57:00am
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.
04/18/2014 05:20:00pm
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.
04/18/2014 04:18:00pm
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. 
04/18/2014 04:13:00pm
Deadliest Day In Mount Everest's History
The worst disaster to hit climbers on the world's tallest peak has killed at least a dozen Nepalese guides with 3 others still missing. The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other Mount Everest climbers when an avalanche hit along a route used to climb the mountain.
04/18/2014 04:10:00pm
Unemployment Rate Slightly Up In March
A newly released report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate inched up a tenth of a point to hit 3.7 percent in March, compared with 3.6 percent in February. The rate is two-tenths of a point under the 3.9 percent the state posted in March 2013.
04/18/2014 04:00:00pm
Douglas County District Judge Reprimanded
The Nebraska Supreme Court has issued a public reprimand for a Douglas County District judge for intervening in a friend's drunken driving case. The high court found that Judge Gregory Schatz improperly intervened in the DUI case involving a friend, Omaha attourney Michael Dalvin.
04/18/2014 03:56:00pm
Hastings Police Investigate Shooting Death Of Boy
Hastings police are investigating the shooting death of a 4-year-old boy. Police Chief Pete Kortum says the shooting was reported a little after 8:15 a.m. Friday at a private home. Kortum says the boy was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
04/18/2014 03:49:00pm
Heineman Signs Wildfire Bill
Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill that will have Nebraska join forces with Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas in fighting wildfires. Heineman announced Friday that he has designated Al Berndt, assistant director of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, to represent Nebraska in the Great Plains
Interstate Fire Compact.
04/18/2014 03:47:00pm
Heineman To Sign Autism Bill
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he plans to sign a bill that would require some health insurers to offer coverage for autism screenings and therapy. Heineman will hold a public bill signing on Monday alongside with autism advocates at the Capitol.
04/18/2014 03:44:00pm
Possible Delay In XL Pipeline Decision
The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit. That could push a decision about the controversial oil pipeline until after the midterm elections in November.
04/18/2014 03:39:00pm
Pilot Shuttle Program Underway From Downtown Garages To Haymarket
You'll have a new option to get to the Haymarket or Pinnacle Bank Arena from the downtown parking garages.  Star Tran is offering evening shuttles on weekends and for special events.
04/18/2014 02:46:00pm
Kansas Grass Fires Prompting Health Advisories in Lincoln
It may seem like to be a great day to be outdoors to begin Easter weekend, when in all reality it isn't.  Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department officials have issued a Health Advisory for our area, since there are high levels of smoke in the
04/18/2014 02:41:00pm
City and State Roads Department Agree Upon How to Disperse $16.6 Million
The City has $16.6 million in federal spending that will expire soon and Mayor Chris Beutler says an agreement has been reached with the Nebraska Department of Roads on how to use it. "Because of federal restrictions and time constraints, we are unable to use those funds on our highest priority projects--new construction and street rehabilitation," Beutler said.
04/17/2014 04:57:00pm