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Teen Tasered, Arrested Following Fight At Southeast Lincoln Home

Several incidents are believed to have led to a fight at a southeast Lincoln home that prompted police to show up on Sunday afternoon.  It happened at a home north of 62nd and South around 2pm, where a 17-year-old boy came out of the house with a knife yelling at officers.    Captain Don Scheinost tells KFOR News officers used their tasers to try to take the teen down, but he ran off.

Lincoln Woman Faces Attempted Murder/Arson Charge

Lincoln Police say a house fire near 40th and Sheridan early Saturday morning was intentionally set and a 59-year-old Lincoln woman now faces two felony charges, one of which involves attempted first-degree murder. Investigators say Dawn Moore was arrested and also faces a charge of first-degree assault. Moore and her husband of 10 years are in the middle of a divorce.

Man Kills Self After Accident and Chase

A high-speed pursuit ends with a Lincoln man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Our media partner 1011 News reports that at around six Friday afternoon a Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff reported seeing a suspect vehicle from a hit and run at a gas station on Highway 6 in Waverly. The driver of the Ford Ranger wouldn't stop for the deputy and a chase ensued.

Around 1,500 Graduate from UNL

UNL handed out around 1,500 diplomas Friday and Saturday at Pinnacle bank arena. Governor-Elect Pete Ricketts, a Graduate of the University of Chicago, gave the undergraduate commencement speech on Saturday.

Heineman Prepares to Move Back to Fremont

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman is preparing for a new chapter after nearly 10 years in office. The 66-year-old Republican is about to finish nearly two and a half terms marked by tax cuts, an expansion of business incentives and increased funding for higher education. Heineman may also be remembered for scandals in the state prison system and the resignation of two lieutenant governors.

Lincoln Woman Arrested After Fire

A Lincoln woman is under arrest after a house fire on Saturday morning. Our media partner 1011 News reports that 59-year-old Dawn C. Moore was arrested for attempted first-degree murder and first degree assault. Fire crews were dispatched to 3423 South 40th Street at five Saturday morning. LPD said someone reported the fire from inside the house.

Bob Seger Coming to Pinnacle Bank Arena

Another big name coming to Pinnacle Bank Arena. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band rolls into Lincoln with their "Ride Out" tour on March 15.

Missing Seven-Year-Old Girl Found

There's a big sigh of relief in the air. Lincoln police have located a missing child following an afternoon-long search. At 11:30 Friday morning, seven-year-old Gracie Shafer, who's described as autistic, walked away from the Everett Elementary School playground near 11th and C. Police and school staff members searched the building and grounds unsuccessfully, then police went block by block. Police confirmed that the girl had been found just before five.

LES: 48% of Retail Energy to be Renewable by 2016

Lincoln Electric System will now buy 173 megawatts of wind energy and five megawatts of solar energy for it's 2016 power supply portfolio. That means that LES' equivalent renewable generation portfolio will increase to 48% of the utility's retail energy. It will also save you money on your electric bill.

UNMC Employees Spent $96,000 on First Class Tickets

A state audit shows 20 First Class airline tickets costing nearly $96,000 were charged by employees of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. By law, University of Nebraska employees are supposed to fly coach. They can upgrade to 1st class, but they're supposed to be reimbursed only for their coach ticket.