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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

19-year-old arrested after admitting to possession of marijuana

LINCOLN, Neb. - Lincoln police arrested a 19-year-old man after finding marijuana during a traffic stop. LPD said an officer initiated a traffic stop Tuesday at 1:25 a.m. for failure to signal a turn properly. The driver, Ian Eastman, 19, admitted to having marijuana in his vehicle, police said. Of

1011NOW.COM - 2018-03-20 16:46:00

48th and Leighton development set to be done by next summer

LINCOLN, Neb. - For more than a year, some of the tenants in the strip mall near the corner of 48th Street and Leighton Avenue have been dealing with piles of dirt, lane closures, and delays on construction. "We've lost three percent off of our sales just due to the construction," said James Fry,

1011NOW.COM - 2018-03-21 01:02:00

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

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR - 2018-03-20 12:35:00

One teen cited, another arrested

At approximately 11:20 Tuesday night officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of north Nye Avenue where it was reported that two males were rummaging through parked cars. The suspects left the area before officers arrived at the scene. Responding officers interviewed witnesses and were able to asc

FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 22:00:00

NRD to host public information meeting

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. The Lower Platte North Natural Resources District (NRD) is hosting a public information meeting to share the final updates on the Voluntary Integrated Management Plan (V-IMP). The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. March 28 at the Lower Platte North NRD Office

FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 23:15:00

LPD releases St. Patrick's Day enforcement results

LINCOLN, Neb. - On Saturday, March 17, the Lincoln Police Department conducted a special detail in an effort to help reduce motor vehicle accidents, intoxicated driving and deter overserving. During the enforcement project, officers conducted alcohol compliance checks on each of the city's five geo

1011NOW.COM - 2018-03-20 17:08:00

Fire destroys semi filled with frozen dinners

GREENWOOD - A burning semi full of frozen dinners on the shoulder of Interstate 80 Sunday night brought four fire departments and several other emergency responders to the scene and shut down eastbound traffic for over two hours. Greenwood Fire Chief Mark Sobota said the semi's driver pulled over at

WAHOO-ASHLAND-WAVERLY.COM - 2018-03-21 17:33:00

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


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


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


Officers arrest man after routine traffic stop

LINCOLN, Neb. - Lincoln Police arrested a 30-year-old man after a traffic stop Sunday morning. Capt. Reitan with Lincoln Police said an officer made a traffic stop at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning and discovered the driver had a suspended license. Capt. Reitan said the driver, 30-year-old Brandon Mur


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


LFR: South Lincoln house fire deemed 'suspicious'

LINCOLN, Neb. - Lincoln Fire & Rescue is investigating a house fire in south Lincoln. Fire Inspector Ken Hilger said crews were called to the 1200 block of A Street shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday. Hilger said the fire originated on the main level of the house and was mainly contained to a living room a


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


Furlough granted for man in jail since October

A Fremont man was offered a furlough for drug treatment in district court on Monday, as his case was continued into April, pending the results of a substance test that his defense attorney says is long overdue. Edwin Caceres, 33, has been in jail for drug-related charges since October 2017 with his


Head-on crash seriously injures one

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- A midnight traffic accident sent a metro motorist to the hospital with serious injuries. It was a two-vehicle crash on Dodge near 44th Street. Investigators say a driver swerved into the eastbound lanes and crashed head-on into an oncoming car. The driver of the vehicle that sw


Lincoln's Guenzel dies after Monday accident

John Guenzel died Thursday at a Lincoln hospital after being involved in an accident Monday near 17th and Van Dorn streets. The 65-year-old Lincoln man suffered a life-threatening medical episode at about 11:30 p.m. Monday before his SUV struck a tree near Fire Station No. 8, police said. Lincoln Po


Nebraska State Patrol planning St. Patrick's Day enforcement

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska State Patrol will be cracking down on drinking and driving by those celebrating the St. Patrick's Day holiday. The agency says troopers will be working overtime on Nebraska's roads and highways on Saturday. The overtime effort is being funded by a nearly $9,500 gra


Authorities look for help in locating runaway teen

GRETNA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Authorities in Sarpy County are looking for help locating a runaway teenager. He is Alden Ryan, age 14. The Sheriff's Office says Ryan was last seen at his Gretna home near 228th and Ruff Road shortly after midnight Sunday, March 18th. Ryan is described as being 5' 2" tall, we