Lancaster County, NE

Two Lincoln men arrested after 20-minute chase near Denton

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Two Lincoln men were arrested Tuesday after leading officers on a 20-minute chase near Denton, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says. Around 3:47 p.m., a caller had reported a BMW near 56th Street and Claire Avenue for suspicious activity. When deputies arrived in the...
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Lincoln Crime Stoppers: LPD needs help apprehending 2 autos

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Lincoln Police Department is dealing with a pair of cases, unrelated, that involve blue vehicles. Police need help finding the truck involved in a hit-and-run on May 11 in front of the Lancaster County Courthouse. When one car stopped for a construction worker in...
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Two Men Caught With Stolen Catalytic Converters Close To a Dairy Farm

LINCOLN–(KFOR May 18)–Two Lincoln men are in jail, after deputies on Tuesday afternoon found four stolen catalytic converters near a dairy farm in the area of SW 56th and West Pioneers. Lancaster County Chief Deputy Ben Houchin says a suspicious vehicle was seen by a neighbor and it...
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Two Suspected Thieves Arrested After Lengthy Foot Chase

Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies caught two suspected catalytic converter thieves after a 20 minute foot chase Tuesday afternoon. Chief Deputy Ben Houchin says they responded to a suspicious vehicle call across from a dairy farm near Southwest 56th Street and West Pioneers Boulevard. “As deputies were responding out there...

Man, Woman Arrested After Meth Found During Traffic Stop

A member of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Fugitive Task Force was on patrol near 18th and L Street around 10:00 Monday morning and saw a car that was connected to 49 year old Larry Lynch was connected to the owner. Sheriff Terry Wagner says Lynch had two warrants out for his...

History Nebraska Announces Executive Director Departure

LINCOLN, Neb. – David Levy, President of the Board of Trustees of History Nebraska, said today that Trevor Jones, the executive director and CEO since 2016, has announced his departure from the state agency effective July 1. Prior to leading History Nebraska, Jones managed the Historical Resources division at...

Lincoln Emergency Communication Center looking for new dispatchers

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - When you dial 911 in Lancaster County, Lincoln’s Emergency Communications Center will take the call. The voice on the other end will relay your information to first responders, which allows them to better prepare for any type of situation. Now, they’re looking for more people...

COVID-19 Risk Dial Moves to Mid-Yellow

Lincoln, NE (May 17, 2022) The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that the COVID-19 Risk Dial will move from low yellow to mid-yellow. The yellow position on the dial means that the risk of the virus spreading in the community is moderate. On the color-coded dial, red represents the highest risk of COVID-19 spread, and green represents the lowest risk.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Lancaster County

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is currently in effect for Lancaster County until midnight Wednesday. Stay tuned to for the latest weather updates. Check out the 10/11 NOW Weather Page for more detailed information. To submit your own photos or video to the 10/11 NOW Spring...

Lincoln man charged with sexually assaulting girls takes plea deal

LINCOLN, Neb. — A Lincoln man charged with sexually assaulting four minor girls has taken a plea deal. According to Lancaster County District Court records, Randall Stollar, 60, pled no contest to charges of first-degree sexual assault, third-degree sexual assault of a child and attempted first-degree sexual assault. In...

Man will spend decades in prison for 2019 murder of Lincoln teen

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Majdal Elias will serve up to 70 years in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Ali Al-Burkat in 2019. Lancaster County District Judge Lori Maret sentenced Elias to 90 to 140 years in prison on Wednesday. Under state law, that will be cut in half,...

One dead after crash near Waverly

WAVERLY, Neb. (KOLN) -The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash on I-80 near Waverly which resulted in the death of a 16-year old on Monday. According to LSO, a semi was heading westbound and a car eastbound before the two crashed. Deputies said the fatality is a 16-year-old minor.