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Huskers Hire, Fire, Re-Hire Stadium PA Announcer


The University of Nebraska introduced its new Public Address System Announcer for Memorial Stadium tuesday. Lane Grindle, who will continue to be a member of the IMG broadcast team, will take over from Pat Combs, whose contract was not renewed when the University learned Combs was charged wtih defrauding money for two elderly women.

Governor Still "Pursuing" Execution Drugs


Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says his administration is still pursuing lethal injection drugs for executions but will not decide how to proceed until state officials verify the signatures on a petition to keep capital punishment legal.

Lincoln Man Arrested For Choking Officer At Bank


A 21-year-old man has been arrested after police say he choked an officer at a downtown Lincoln bank.  It happened around 4:45 p.m. Monday at the Great Western Bank near 12th and "N".  

Late Night Rollover Crash Sends Woman To Hospital


A woman is recovering after a rollover accident Monday night.  Some people in an east Lincoln neighborhood woke up to a loud boom and a car flipped on its roof.  It happened around 11 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of Carlos Drive, which is a few blocks southwest of 84th and Holdrege.

Council Votes To Give Property Tax Relief


The Lincoln City Council has voted 5-to-2 to give you some property tax relief, $15 worth on a $150,000 piece of property.  City Council member Roy Christensen's proposal would cost the city almost $2 million.

Man Officially Charged In Kidnapping, Sex Assault On Girl


A 20-year-old man accused of kidnapping and raping an 8-year-old girl has officially been charged in Lancaster County Court.   Cody Riddle is charged with burglary, kidnapping, and 1st-degree sexual assault of a child.  

Gordon Plans To Seek Legislative Seat Representing East Lincoln


Lincoln attorney Jim Gordon has announced a bid for the Nebraska Legislature in a district that includes eastern parts of Lincoln and Lancaster County. He will seek the seat held by state Sen. Kathy Campbell, who is ineligible to run again in 2016 because of term limits.

Former Omaha TV Sports Anchor Named New Memorial Stadium Voice


Former Omaha sportscaster Jon Schuetz is the new public address announcer for Nebraska football games at Memorial Stadium.    The university athletic department announced Schuetz's hiring Monday.  

Lincoln Girl Okay, Suspected Kidnapper In Jail


A 33-year-old man went to jail over the weekend for an attempted kidnapping.  Lincoln Police say it happened at the Russ's Market near 17th and Washington Street Saturday night.

Police Arrest Suspected Kidnapper, Who Held Victim at Gunpoint


Lincoln Police arrest a 25-year-old man, who forced a 19-year-old UNL student into driving him around for about an hour at gunpoint on Saturday morning.  Kyle Dinius at one point apparently threatened the victim and had him stop so he could return with pipes and machetes and other items from the backyards of homes.