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Accused murderer's step daughter speaks out Video included

Reiner's step daughter says her step dad is a veteran and that he suffered from mental illnesses.

3-year-old attacked by gorilla

When they got to the gorilla pen they saw the gorilla who violently dragging and throwing the child, he said. A 

Star City Shores opens with brand new water slides Video included

Ready to kick off your summer, then grab the whole family and head on over to Star City Shores for some fun. 

Invasive species boat inspectors working across Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Boat inspectors will be out in force this summer across Nebraska in an effort to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species, such as zebra mussels.

Second craft brewery coming to Hastings

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP)  A street in downtown Hastings will soon welcome its second craft brewery. 

Exit 426 construction

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)  Visitors who use Interstate 80 to travel to Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks will encounter road construction at exit 426 this summer.

Early morning crash sends one person to the hospital

 Lincoln Fire and Rescue say a driver may have suffered potentially life-threatening injuries after crashing in a tree Saturday.

LPD investigating body found on NW Lincoln trailer

UPDATE: Victim identified in Northwest Lincoln homicide investigation

Police are investigating a northwest Lincoln home where a body was found.

Car crash shuts down Harris Overpass

UPDATE: One man in life-threatening condition after crash on Harris Overpass Video included

A multi–vehicle accident leaving mangled metal, totaled cars and one person in life–threatening condition. 

Memorial Day campers

Some campers have battled the rain all week at Branched Oak State Park. But that hasn't stopped them from having a great time.

Two vehicle accident near 250th and Van Dorn Video included

3 people were taken to the hospital after a crash on 250th and Van Dorn.

Morning fire forces dozens of residents out of complex

Morning fire forces dozens of residents out of complex

An electrical fire at an apartment complex forced out dozens of residents early this morning.

Mayor says new Taking Charge survey will help city develop budget Video included

 Mayor Chris Beutler today said the City is facing two key budget challenges in developing the budget for the 2016-2018 biennium. 

People's City Mission adds Memorial Garden

People's City Mission adds Memorial Garden

The People's City Mission celebrated the dedication of its Memorial Garden Friday. 

Be a Tourist program kicks off

Press Release: The Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau is partnering with 25 Lincoln-area attractions and events for its 13th year of the "Be a Tourist" campaign. 

President Obama makes historic Hiroshima visit

Courtesy: ABC News "Seventy-one years ago, on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed," President Obama began, imagining the horror of Aug. 6, 1945. 

UNL gets closer to hemp research

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)  Researchers in Nebraska are one step closer to starting research on using hemp as a field crop. 

PenAir to serve three Nebraska cities

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP)  A regional airline based in Alaska has been chosen to serve Kearney, North Platte and Scottsbluff. 

Rescue at Branched Oak Lake

Rescue at Branched Oak Lake Video included

Raymond Fire & Rescue were called to Branched Oak Lake just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night, on reports of a sinking boat with two passengers. 

Flooding forces staff to move animals at Scottsbluff zoo

Flooding forces staff to move animals at Scottsbluff zoo

Flooding at a Scottsbluff zoo has forced workers to move some animals for their safety.

Flooded Lincoln roads cause problems for drivers

Flooded Lincoln roads cause problems for drivers

It was a wet and dangerous Thursday for drivers as many major roadways were underwater  after flash flooding struck parts of Lincoln. 

Business booms for area roofers after May 9th storms

Remember the softball size hail that hit the southeast Lincoln area on Monday, May 9th? It caused big headaches for many homeowners and has kept some businesses working morning to night. Roofers with J-Tech Construction were hard at work on this south Lincoln home. 

NE Tourism Commission fires director

NE Tourism Commission fires director

The Nebraska Tourism Commission voted Thursday to fire executive director Kathy McKillip, effective immediately.

Roads closed due to flooding Video included

If you are traveling the roads and see standing water you are urged to turn around and not drive through the water.   

Mayor kicks off 2016 Lincoln Cares and 2 for Trees programs Video included

 Mayor Chris Beutler today said the funds provided by residents and community partners to two donation programs – Lincoln Cares and 2 for Trees – continue to fund important City projects. 

Some trails closed while Superior Street under construction

The 14th Street Trail will remain open through the Superior Street roundabout, providing access to Goodrich Middle School.

Crews respond to a fire at the Lincoln Correctional Center

Lincoln Fire and Rescue were called to a fire at the Lincoln Correctional Center located near SW 40th and West Van Dorn early Thursday morning. Firefighters responded there just after 4 a.m. LFR had some trouble locating and reaching the fire. Battalion Chief Jeremy Gegg said crews had problems getting their equipment to it because of the distance. 

Red Nose Day brings awareness to the needs of children in poverty

Red Nose Day is a global effort to raise awareness and money for kids and help them out of poverty.

Traffic stop turns into drug bust for LSO

 A traffic stop turned into a drug bust for the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon.  Deputies arrested four people from out of town including a runaway teenage girl. They were 40-year-old Michael Seagraves of Illinois, 40-year-old Courtney Clausen of Michigan and 27-year-old David Garcia, Jr. Of Illinois.  

UPDATE: Woman dies after crashing stolen car

One woman in critical condition after stealing SUV and crashing into tree.

NU system boosts tuition costs and support for students Video included

The University of Nebraska system is looking to elevate its four campuses. In order to do that, it said it needs more funds. The NU Board of Regents approved this year's budget of more than $940 million, which includes a tuition increase. 

An active road construction season is taking place in Lincoln

 Drivers in Lincoln lately may have noticed several streets with blocked lanes and orange cones. Lincoln Public Works say this is the busiest year they've had in 15 years.


Give To Lincoln day Thursday

Local non-profits hope you'll 'chalk' one up for them on Thursday’s “Give to Lincoln Day.” 

School and YMCA evacuated after bomb threat

School and YMCA evacuated after bomb threat

LSO to set up traffic checkpoints Wednesday & Friday

LSO to set up traffic checkpoints Wednesday & Friday Video included

Lancaster County Sheriff's Office to set up traffic stops on Wednesday and Friday.

Man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend takes plea deal

Man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend takes plea deal

A Chapman man accused of trying to kill his pregnant girlfriend has taken a plea deal.

McCook man gets 90 days in jail in sex assault case

McCook man gets 90 days in jail in sex assault case

A McCook man accused of sexually assaulting a woman while police say she was incapacitated has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Teacher Hannah places 3rd in The Voice finale Video included

 Hannah Huston sang her heart out for the last time for millions of viewers on the voice Monday night. She's one of four finalists and Tuesday a winner will be crowned. Nebraskans, near and far, have been following Huston’s journey since the beginning and cheering her on. Her family said she's just living out her dream. 

Students attend first ever LPD Youth Police Academy Video included

From handcuffing, to K9 training, to SWAT team raids…this isn’t your typical summer camp for teens.

Woman living with rare illness shares story

Woman living with rare illness shares story Video included

Kerrie Waybright breaks ribs picking up boxes, and even needed hand surgery after just grasping a cup of water.

Raising the Rocket at Lincoln Northeast

Lincoln Northeast is raising funds to get a new rocket statue outside their school.  

Authorities take custody of infant whose sister was found dead

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)  Authorities have taken custody of an infant whose 5-week-old sister was found dead in a Lincoln motel room. 

Nebraska trade mission headed to China Video included

Nebraska trade mission headed to China

Vet student saves dog minutes before being euthanized

After an adorable sheltie named Ollie became paralyzed, he was moments away from being put to sleep when a veterinary student found a tick lodged in his fur — leading to the diagnosis that ultimately saved him and a recovery his owner called "miraculous." 

UPDATE: Police need helping finding ABC Cash thief

UPDATE: Police need helping finding ABC Cash thief

600,000-year-old vein of volcanic ash turns up in landfill

600,000-year-old vein of volcanic ash turns up in landfill

Authorities say what's believed to be a 600,000-year-old vein of volcanic ash has been uncovered at a landfill just north of Lincoln.

Petition drive forcing recall election on Madison mayor

MADISON, Neb. (AP) Petition drive organizers have obtained enough valid signatures to force a recall election on the mayor of Madison in northeast Nebraska. 

Girl held at gunpoint by LPD speaks out Video included

Lincoln Police detained a 13 year old girl at gunpoint.

Ideal Grocery wall knocked down

Ideal Grocery wall knocked down Video included

Solid bricks, glass, and even the iconic green awning reading Ideal Grocery now lay in pieces on the ground.

Lincoln wants to double its recycling rate Video included

Posted by: Marlenia Thornton mthornton@klkntv.com The city is ramping up its recycling efforts with a new campaign. It's called Recycle Lincoln. The mayor and a group of community leaders gathered for the launch Monday. The goal is double Lincoln’s recycling rate by 2016.

UPDATE: Deadly rollover crash

MINDEN, Neb. (AP)  Authorities say a driver has died in an accident about two miles north of Minden in Kearney County. 

Nude statue sparks controversy Video included

Nude statue sparks controversy

AP: ConAgra Foods sells its Spicetec business for $340 million

OMAHA, Neb. (AP)  ConAgra Foods is unloading another business by selling Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings to Givaudan for roughly $340 million. 

Baby diagnosed with rare, life threatening disease Video included

An 8 month old Lincoln boy has been diagnosed with a rare, life threatening disease.

AP: Costco selects site just south of Fremont for chicken plant

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) Costco Wholesale Corp. is seeking rezoning and annexation of some property south of Fremont where it can locate a chicken processing plant. 

80 dead after morning blasts in Syria

Courtesy: ABC News A series of coordinated explosions including suicide bombings rocked two normally quiet coastal government strongholds in Syria Monday, killing more than 80 people and wounding 200 others, state media and opposition activists said. 

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