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BREAKING NEWS: North Lincoln Restaurant Robbed At Gunpoint

‚ÄčLincoln Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at the Sonic near 27th and Old Dairy Road around 6:20am Tuesday.   Police dispatch tell KFOR News the suspect is armed with a hand gun.  

NW Lincoln Hotel Robbed

The search is on for an armed man who stole money Monday night from the Howard Johnson Hotel on Northwest 12th and West Adams, which is just east of the Lincoln Airport.  


Lincoln's United Way Campaign is one of the fastest growing in the nation. Compared with other cities, Executive Director Brian Wachman says Lincoln's five year growth rate of 23% is impressive. It's in fourth place nationally, for rate of growth, out of 1,100 United Way organizations. Over the past 10 years, which includes the recent recession, Lincoln is ranked sixth in the nation.


An annual opportunity for readers to share the same the experience of reading the same publication is underway. One Book One Lincoln is looking for nominations. Lincoln's Public Libraries will gather the votes, then a special 15 member committee will make a selection.Once the general public reads the selected title, the libraries sponsor events, and encourage book clubs and organizations to hold discussions.

Can Cigar Bars Resume Operation?

Cigar aficionados are calling on Nebraska lawmakers to exclude cigar bars from the state's smoking ban. Advocates argued in a legislative hearing Monday that a recent court ruling robbed cigar shops of the exception they deserve. The statewide ban has excluded cigar bars, hotel guest rooms and tobacco-only retailers since 2009. In August, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled the exemptions unconstitutional.

Lincoln Woman Accused Of Stabbing Husband

With guns drawn, Police surrounded a house in a quiet northeast Lincoln neighborhood where a wife and allegedly stabbed her husband six times.  It happened late Sunday afternoon at 2501 Nancy Drive.  Police Sgt. Don Scheinost tells KFOR News the woman, 50-year-old Teresa Gillispie, came out of the home peacefully, was handcuffed and taken to jail.  

Study: Factory Jobs Pay Well in Nebraska

Factory jobs are looking good in Nebraska. According to a new study by the Economic Policy Institute, full-time manufacturing jobs for non-college degree workers pay out around $3,700 more than jobs in other economic sectors. That adds up to about $1.78 more an hour. Manufacturing jobs make up 9.8 percent of total employment in Nebraska, which ranks 21st in the nation.

Carbon Monoxide Detector Bill Set for Hearing

An increase in carbon monoxide poisoning calls last year could prompt Nebraska lawmakers to require alarms in homes and apartments. A bill set for a legislative hearing Thursday would add Nebraska to a growing list of states that require the devices in addition to smoke alarms. The Nebraska Regional Poison Center received 167 carbon monoxide calls in 2014.

Three Dead in Omaha Gang Shooting

Police say a third person has died following an early-morning shooting at a house party in Omaha. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said Saturday that the party was held at a vacant house awaiting a tenant. Police say 40 to 50 people were inside and outside the house at the time of the shooting early Saturday morning.

Woman Hit by Car Expected to be Okay

A woman hit by a car was taken to the hospital yesterday night at around 10:30. Our media partner 1011 News reports that the driver said he was going about 30 mph near 37th and Holdrege when the woman jumped in front of the car in front of him. He said that car swerved and she landed on his car. Police say the woman's injuries are non-life threatening.