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Mayor declares snow emergency in Lincoln

The Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the City of Lincoln. Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, parking is banned on both sides of all emergency snow routes, bus and school routes and other major arterial streets. For a map of these routes, visit https://snow.lincoln.ne.gov/.


Jim McKee: A lot's popped up in Block 64 in Lincoln

Time tends to march on, ever faster, so for many Lincolnites the photo above represents a landmark that must still be there … and yet isn’t. The entire block has been evolving, sometimes rapidly, other times in other parts, and it remains the same until you scratch below the surface and find another


Updated Lincoln Street Conditions and Info

Twenty crews began applying liquid deicer and granular salt pre-wet with brine to arterial streets, bus and school routes at 12 a.m., and remain on patrol. Plowing operations are at the ready. The Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the City of Lincoln. Beginning at 10 a.m., parking is banned on


Party Planner: Your guide to upcoming Lincoln fundraising events

This trail run raises funds to build and replace bridges in Wilderness Park, 9 a.m., starting at the First Street Trailhead south of First and Pioneers Boulevard across from City Church, which will provide parking. Includes half-marathon, 10K and 1.8-mile runs. To register, go to getmeregistered.com


Blizzard Warning in Lincoln Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Lincoln, Lancaster County, and surrounding areas. Lincoln is in a narrow area running from Fairbury to Omaha to Atlantic, Iowa expecting from 5 to 9 inches of heavy, wet snow.


Nebraska-Purdue men's basketball game time changed

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Because of the severe winter weather forecast for late Saturday afternoon, the start time of Nebraska-Purdue men’s basketball game on Saturday has been moved up from 3 p.m. to 1 p.m. (CST).


Lincoln Catholic Diocese closing second elementary school

LINCOLN, Neb. -- For the second time this school year, the Lincoln Catholic Diocese has announced it'll be closing a school. First it was St. Mary's Catholic, now it's Sacred Heart Catholic School.


Nebraska man faces two counts of first-degree murder after Thursday shootings in Holdrege

A 45-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of two men in Holdrege, Nebraska. Deputy Phelps County Attorney Natalie Nelsen on Friday announced the charges against Manuel Gomez of Holdrege. Gomez was arrested Thursday after the shoo


Nebraska county seeks help in paying $28M judgment

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska lawmaker is looking to help a southeastern county pay a $28 million federal judgment owed to six people wrongfully convicted for a 1985 slaying.


Lincoln in winter storm watch Saturday

After more than a foot of snow in the past week, the Lincoln area likely is in for more. The National Weather Service on Thursday afternoon issued a winter storm watch starting Saturday afternoon and continuing into Sunday afternoon for much of eastern Nebraska, including Lancaster County.


4th artist in residence selected for the Cornhusker Marriott

The Lincoln Cornhusker Marriott Hotel announced Feb. 15 that Wendy Jane Bantam will be its fourth artist-in-residence. Bantam will move into the studio and gallery space on the hotel's main level April 1.


Former Fremont PD officer arrested for alleged sexual assault of child.

LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested Austin Williams, 33, a former Fremont police officer, following an investigation into allegations of sexual assault of a child.


Photos: Blizzard takes aim at eastern Nebraska

Roads, sidewalks very slick after Friday drizzle; winter weather advisory in effect until noon. In midtown Omaha, main roads were wet but drivable. Side roads were icy.


What's happening this weekend in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Are you looking for some fun things to do in Lincoln? Here's some ideas from the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau in this week's Friday Fast Facts.


Lincoln man pleads no contest to driving drunk the night woman fell from his truck and died

A 32-year-old Lincoln man pleaded no contest Thursday to DUI the night a woman fell from his truck and died. Lancaster County Judge Rodney Reuter found Seth A. Noble guilty of driving under the influence .08, first offense, sentenced him to seven days in jail, fined him $500 and revoked his license


Recent Car Thefts In Lincoln, Burglaries In Denton Believed To Be Connected

Car thefts are up in Lincoln this year and at least two recent cases could be tied in to a string of burglaries in the Denton area. In Lincoln, police say they have handled 78 reported car thefts since January 1, up from the 46 reported during the same time period in 2018.


Brace for snow and wind Saturday

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A strong low pressure system and upper level trough should move into and through the area Friday and Saturday. Precipitation will be likely Friday and Saturday. For most of Nebraska, it looks to be mainly snow.


Lincoln's recent weather may be affecting you mentally

With all the snow Lincoln's had lately, you may be feeling a little down. Nebraska Mental Health Centers said they're seeing more seasonal depression in their patients than in previous years.


Timber theft trend spreading into Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - An unusual Midwest crime trend has made its way to Nebraska and Iowa. Thieves are stealing black walnut trees and selling them for profit. Both private and public land is being targeted, especially in rural areas. Nebraska Game and Parks has caught poachers in the metro already.


Mullen Claims District Title and Advances to State Tournament

The Mullen girls basketball team is headed to the state tournament next week in Lincoln. The Lady Broncos punched their ticket to state with a 44-39 win over Maywood Hayes Center to claim the D2-6 district title Friday night at North Platte High School. Mullen will play BDS (Bruning Davenport Shickl