CRIME & SAFETY
New Information Emerges From Murder-Suicide Case Involving Lincoln Couple
GRAND ISLAND–(KFOR June 6)–Police in Grand Island say 11 shots were fired during an incident early Sunday morning that led to a murder-suicide, which left a resident and a Lincoln couple dead. The Hall County Attorney’s Office says 23-year-old Emily Goodell of Lincoln and 23-year-old Hayes Morgheim of...
Woman arrested after allegedly smuggling drugs into Nebraska State Penitentiary
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - An Omaha woman was arrested Friday on suspicion of smuggling drugs into the Nebraska State Penitentiary last summer. According to court documents, Nebraska State Penitentiary surveillance video showed 23-year-old Cynthia Price and a child visiting Trenqueal Dismuke, an inmate, on July 9, 2022. During the visit,...
Man tried running away from officers during Lincoln traffic stop, police say
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man was arrested Saturday after officers found him with a loaded gun and meth, Lincoln Police say. Around 10:30 p.m., officers pulled over a vehicle near 10th Street and Lincoln Mall. During the traffic stop, a passenger in the vehicle – 32-year-old Matthew Stout...
Couple beat up and robbed near Lincoln’s International Quilt Museum, police say
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A group of men assaulted a couple near Lincoln’s International Quilt Museum on Sunday, and police say they’re still on the loose. This all happened around North 33rd and Holdrege Streets just after 2 a.m. We’re told the group of six to seven...
Lincoln man grateful after CPR saves his life
Larson wins High Limit Sprint Car Series race at Eagle Raceway. NASCAR driver Kyle Larson won at Eagle Raceway on Tuesday, which was Larson's first trip back to Nebraska since 2017. Racing to recovery: Madonna hosts cars for patients, motivating recovery. Updated: 2 hours ago. Tuesday, patients at the Lincoln...
UPDATE: Lincoln Police locate missing 12-year-old girl
The Lincoln Police Department said on social media that a missing 12-year-old, Ariah Duoth has been found safe.
Police investigating death of 5-month-old boy at northwest Lincoln hotel
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Police are investigating the death of a 5-month-old boy at a hotel in northwest Lincoln. In an affidavit filed Thursday, Capt. Jake Dilsaver said officers were sent to the Sunset Inn & Suites on a report of an unresponsive child on May 30. Dilsaver said...
Nebraska troopers make 65 DUI arrests during Click It or Ticket campaign
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska State Patrol cracked down on seat belt violations and impaired driving during its Click It or Ticket campaign. From May 15 through Sunday, troopers across the state arrested 65 drivers on suspicion of driving under the influence. During that time frame, troopers also...
Dehumidifier sparked fire at south Lincoln home, causing $80,000 in damage
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Firefighters battled a blaze in a basement at a south Lincoln home on Friday. Lincoln Fire & Rescue crews were sent around 3:30 p.m. to the house near 14th Street and Old Cheney Road. LFR spokeswoman MJ Lierman said firefighters found a small blaze in...
Merit award presented to two Nebraskans for stopping November kidnapping
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Sometimes, you are called upon at the times you least expect it. This was the case for Andrew Pfeifer and Joshua Rotert back in November after they prevented a woman from being kidnapped on November 19 at 2:23 a.m. After a night in downtown Lincoln, the pair...
No one injured after vehicle backs up into north Lincoln building
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A north Lincoln business was evacuated Monday morning after a vehicle backed up into the building. Around 11 a.m., a woman backed her vehicle into Lincoln Orthopedic Physical Therapy near 27th and Superior Streets. Lincoln Fire & Rescue Captain Shane Cuttlers said the woman was...
Elderly Hickman man falls for computer security scam
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office believes an elderly man was scammed out of thousands of dollars following an online pop-up scam. According to Chief Deputy Ben Houchin, on Friday deputies learned that an 81-year-old Hickman man received an email that his Norton computer security had expired.
Lincoln man arrested after cutting 34-year-old man with knife
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A Lincoln man was arrested after cutting a 34-year-old man in south Lincoln on Friday. Lincoln Police received a report of an assault near South 13th and E streets at around 11:55 p.m. When officers arrived, they met with a 34-year-old man who had slash wounds on the left side of their body.
Man Assaulted, Woman Robbed Early Sunday over by UNL’s East Campus
LINCOLN–(KFOR June 5)–An assault from early Sunday morning near 33rd and Holdrege is under investigation. Lincoln Police Captain Todd Kocian says officers talked to a 20-year-old woman, who said her purse and the keyfob to her boyfriend’s car were taken. She told investigators her 22-year-old boyfriend was assaulted by six to seven male, who took the keyfob from his pants pocket.
Investigation Underway Into 5-Month-Old Boy’s Death
LINCOLN–(KFOR June 3)–Police are investigating the death of a 5-month-old boy, who died Tuesday after he was found unresponsive at a motel in northwest Lincoln, according to juvenile court records obtained by the Journal Star. A 20-year-old woman, the father and three children fell asleep in the same...
LSO investigating rash of car break-ins
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office are warning drivers to be more cautious following a rash of car break-ins. According to Chief Deputy Ben Houchin, recently there have been 10 car break-ins throughout Hickman. Chief Houchin said in only two of the 10 cases...
Man sentenced to over a decade in prison for possession of meth in Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. — A California man has been sentenced in a federal drug case that began in York County where he was found in possession of over two pounds of meth. Federal officials say, Jason Smith, 48, was sentenced today to 11 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Upon completion of his prison term, Smith will also serve five years on supervised release.
McKinney sentenced after police standoff
NEBRASKA CITY – A Palmyra man will spend at least 180 days in county jail after a nine-hour standoff with police in January of 2022. Christopher McKinney, 42, told District Judge Julie Smith that Otoe County sheriff’s deputies came to his house with guns drawn. When he learned they did not have a warrant, he ordered them to leave.
Authorities say they chased man through three Nebraska counties
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A Lexington man ran from law enforcement on Friday, the Nebraska State Patrol says, but he couldn’t hide. Authorities said Jesus Torres, 42, was arrested after leading them on chases through three counties. It began about 9:15 a.m., when a pickup truck fled an...
Weapon offenses recently rose in Lincoln
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Friday is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Everyone is encouraged to honor the hundreds of people killed or wounded every single day. According to the Lincoln Police Department’s Crime Analysis & Intelligence Unit, weapon offenses recently peaked in several categories. According to the latest...
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