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Taser used during traffic stop

Authorities used a taser to restrain a woman arrested following a traffic stop. At around 8 p.m. on Wednesday A Gage County Sheriff's deputy stopped a vehicle near Highway 77 and Lilac Road for driving with no taillights. The vehicle continued driving north, and was stopped near Sixth and Beaver str

BEATRICE DAILY SUN - 2018-03-22 16:13:00

Two arrested after brief pursuit

Authorities arrested two people following a brief pursuit while serving a warrant on Wednesday. Beatrice police were informed that 27-year-old William J. Umphenour, who had a felony warrant, was sitting in a vehicle that evening. Police were also notified that the white vehicle may have been stolen,

BEATRICE DAILY SUN - 2018-03-22 16:09:00

Prosecutors charge man in crash that killed 8-year-old Lincoln boy

Prosecutors on Thursday charged a Lincoln man with manslaughter in connection with a traffic crash last week that killed an 8-year-old boy. Deputy Lancaster County Attorney Dan Zieg alleged in the criminal complaint that Brandon Valentine killed Camden King while driving recklessly March 16. Lincoln

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR - 2018-03-22 18:15:00

Lincoln man caugt up in Wal-Mart secret shopper scam

LINCOLN, Neb. Lincoln Police officers are investigating after a Lincoln resident loses close to $2000 in a fraud scheme. On Wednesday, a 35-year-old man told police he received an email to be a secret shopper for Wal-Mart. He filled out the form and later received a check for $1986 and instructions

1011NOW.COM - 2018-03-22 17:09:00

Suspect in deadly crash booked for Manslaughter

LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- Brandon Valentine, 22, has been booked on suspicion of Manslaughter in connection with a Lincoln traffic accident that claimed the life of an 8-year-old boy. The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. on March 16th at N. Cotner Boulevard and Garland. Police say Jesse King was westb

WOWT - 2018-03-22 17:49:00

Inmate at central Nebraska jail dies of unknown cause

NORTH PLATTE - Authorities say an inmate at a central Nebraska county jail has died after being taken to a hospital with an unknown illness. John Jones Jr., 48, died Sunday after reporting he was ill and being taken to North Platte hospital. Jones was jailed on a stalking charge at the Lincoln Count

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR - 2018-03-21 22:04:00

Pleas entered in assault case

A Blue Springs man pleaded not guilty to assaulting a U.S. Marshal last year. Jeremy D. Mick, 36, appeared in Gage County District Court Wednesday for an arraignment, where he pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree assault on

BEATRICE DAILY SUN - 2018-03-21 20:53:00

Handgun found in carry-on bag at Lincoln Airport

LINCOLN, Neb. On Tuesday, a TSA agent at the Lincoln Airport reported a handgun was found in a passenger's carry-on bag during the screening process. The 62-year-old passenger, Richard Hill, reported he carried his gun when he traveled in his vehicle and forgot the gun was in the bag. The gun had a

1011NOW.COM - 2018-03-21 18:14:00

Two men rob 16-year-old girl of marijuana grinder/cash

LINCOLN, Neb. Lincoln Police are investigating a robbery at the Rodeway Inn on West O Street. LPD Officer Angela Sands said shortly after 1am Wednesday morning, a 16-year-old female reported she heard a knock on her motel room door and cracked the door to look outside. The girl told police three men

1011NOW.COM - 2018-03-21 18:30:00

Facebook fraud scheme has Lincoln ties

LINCOLN, Neb. Lincoln Police are investigating a Facebook fraud scheme. According to LPD, officers took a fraud report from the Lansing, Kansas police department regarding a victim who wired money to an account in Lincoln. Investigators learned a 60-year-old woman in Kansas was contacted on Facebook

1011NOW.COM - 2018-03-21 17:29:00

Man crossing street in Lincoln dies after being hit by vehicle

A 60-year-old man was killed after being hit by a Jeep as he crossed a street in north Lincoln Monday night, a Lincoln police official said. Edward F. Poltack of Lincoln was walking across 48th Street from east to west just after 11 p.m. when the southbound Jeep Patriot hit him between Starr and Dud


Teen driver dies after 2-vehicle crash near Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A 17-year-old driver was killed in a two-vehicle crash just south of Lincoln. The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says 17-year-old Brianna Titterington, of rural Roca, was critically injured in the Sunday afternoon crash. She was pronounced dead Monday at a hospital. The crash


7-year-old boy expected to recover after being shot near the heart with a nail

LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) A 7-year-old boy in Lincoln is expected to recover after undergoing emergency surgery following an incident where his 12-year-old brother shot a nail into his chest from a BB gun. The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon at the boys' home near 31st and P St. in Lincoln. The bo


Police say Lincoln man killed walking across street

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a pedestrian has been killed crossing a street in north Lincoln. Police and medics were sent to the scene just after 11:15 p.m. Monday. Police say a southbound vehicle struck the man as he walked west across North 48th Street. Police Capt. Bob Farber says the man


Lincoln woman robbed while trying to buy pot

LINCOLN, Neb. A 19-year-old Lincoln woman told Lincoln Police she was robbed while trying to purchase marijuana. Lincoln Police report at 10pm on Saturday, March 17, the victim met another, unknown female near 27th and K Streets to conduct their transaction. The unknown female handed the victim an


Norris High School student dies day after crash

A Norris High School junior has died after she was involved in a head-on crash west of 60th and Saltillo on Sunday. Brianna Titterington, 17, of Roca was injured in the crash reported at 9:23 a.m., according to Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner. A doctor pronounced her dead Monday at 1:35 p.m. I


Police identify third-grader killed in Friday crash

Crisis team members from Lincoln Public Schools will be available to meet with staff and students at Randolph Elementary following Friday's death of a third-grade student. Camden King, 8, was killed Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash that also injured his father, Jesse, Lincoln police said. The b


Man arrested after holding knife to Uber driver

LINCOLN, Neb. - One man was arrested after holding a knife to an Uber driver early Sunday morning. Capt. Reitan with Lincoln Police said an Uber driver was transporting a couple people just after 1 a.m. Sunday. Upon arriving at their destination, Capt. Reitan said 36-year-old Steven Kostner got ups


Sheriff: Deputy's antidote kit saves man from opioid overdose in rural Roca

Buy Now This 2015 photo shows the contents of a drug overdose rescue kit at a training session on how to administer naloxone, which reverses the effects of heroin and prescription painkillers.Associated Press file photo A 22-year-old man was saved from a opioid overdose early Saturday morning becaus


Sunday morning house fire being investigated as suspicious

Investigators are looking into a fire at a vacant home early Sunday morning. The fire was reported a little after 3 a.m. on the 1200 block of A Street. Lincoln Fire and Rescue Capt. Dave Engler estimated damage at $100,000. The home was vacant and there were no injuries, he said. Engler said the fir