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Lincoln woman encouraged teen to have sex for money, profited from it, police say

A 50-year-old Lincoln woman appeared in court from jail Tuesday on a child abuse charge for allegedly encouraging a teenage girl to have sex for money and profiting from it. The Lancaster County Attorney's Office charged Sonja Douglas with the felony in connection to an investigation that started in December 2019, when a witness reported that a 15-year-old girl was engaging in commercial sex acts out of a home near 56th and Holdrege streets with Douglas' encouragement.
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Edgewood shooting victims ID’d, police ask for help with investigation

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Police are asking for the public’s help as they continue to investigate Monday night’s shooting outside Edgewood Cinema. LPD says several people were in the area at the time of the shooting, and that some of them may have attempted to aid the victims prior to officers arriving.
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Victims identified in Monday night shooting, still in critical condition

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The two teens in critical condition following a shooting Monday night in Lincoln have been identified. Lincoln Police said 19-year-old Jayden Prentice took a gunshot wound to the face. Officers found him in a black Mercedes when they arrived to the shooting scene in the Edgewood Shopping Center parking lot. The other victim is 18-year-old Christopher Duncan. Officers found him in the parking lot with gunshot wounds in the leg and hip area.
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UPDATE: Syracuse Fire Chief fighting for his life after accident

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The family of a local fire chief who is in a coma has provided an update on his condition. The chief of the Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma. This is after an accident at a local fair left him with severe brain damage.

DEA warns parents about counterfeit pills in Nebraska before school starts

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - As students across Nebraska return to the classroom, the DEA is warning families of counterfeit pills entering the state. 10/11 NOW spoke with the DEA Omaha Division and learned counterfeit drugs are becoming a concern in the state, which is why agents say they’re trying their best to keep these drugs out of schools.

New Lincoln schools could change attendance boundaries

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – With three new Lincoln schools on the way, the boundaries will potentially be changing. For the first time in over a decade, Lincoln Public Schools is drafting a district wide shift for all school boundaries. Two new Lincoln high schools and an elementary school will cause...

A few thunderstorms possible Wednesday and Wednesday night

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A trough of low pressure will slowly move across Nebraska Wednesday bringing clouds and the chance for a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures and humidity will be on the increase over the next few days. Partly sunny with a slight chance for a shower or...
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Hemphill, Dahlzuist to wed

Emily Hemphill and Layne Dahlquist, both of Seward, will marry Aug. 28 at the Seward United Methodist Church. Parents of the couple are Rick and Deb Hemphill of Utica and Ken and Cindy Dahlquist of Oakland. Daughter of the bride-to-be is Isla Johnson of Seward. The bride-to-be graduated from Centennial...

Lincoln Yazidi community remembers 74th genocide

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - More than 3,000 Yazidis call Lincoln home, making the Capital City the largest resettlement of the group in North America. Tuesday marked the seventh anniversary of the start of the 74th Yazidi genocide in Iraq. Community members who now call Nebraska home gathered together at Holmes...

Home schooling continues to rise after the pandemic

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) —By summer of 2020, the number of families switching to a home schooling option increased 21% in Nebraska, largely in part due to the pandemic and parents looking to meet their individual health and safety needs. Nationwide, the numbers haven’t necessarily been on the decline since then.

INTERVIEW: Parents prep for extra time after dropping kids off for school

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Kids aren’t the only ones affected when they head back to school in the next couple of weeks. Parents now find themselves with more time after dropping off their children. Karla Hudson, the health and wellness director at the Cooper YMCA, joined Channel 8 News Wednesday morning to talk about ways parents can stay active with their extra time.

Bennet youth take on tattoo stand

BENNET – When Paige Ruzicka, Charlee Hohensee, Burke Ruzicka and Makenzie Hohensee of Bennet had a moment of spare time, they did what most kids do: they set up a tattoo store in the driveway. The four’s temporary shop, the Tall Grass Tattoo Shop, raised over $47 for the Bennet Elementary School BackPack Program. They did not open the ice […]

Mother-Daughter duo leads Norris into upcoming volleyball season

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Christina Boesiger won state championships as Norris’ head volleyball coach in 2013 and 2014. Now she’s hoping to add another trophy with her daughter on the team. Maisie Boesiger is an All-State setter who’s entering her senior season with the Titans. The younger Boesiger is committed...
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Carvana coming to Lincoln, Omaha

Carvana, an online auto sales company, has announced plans to expand to Nebraska. The company is opening a hub in Omaha that will service both the Omaha and Lincoln markets with delivery of cars bought online in as little as one day. “Providing as-soon-as-next-day delivery to Lincoln unlocks a national...