The Lincoln Police Department has released the results of its campaign to eliminate underage drinking and rowdy behavior in neighborhoods around Husker football games. With funding from the Nebraska Highway Safety Office, two dozen extra officers have been blanketing the North Bottoms Neighborhood during each of this season's home games.
A fourth arrest related to the Sunday morning murder of 19-year-old Richard Randall at a home near 48th and "M" Street. Lincoln Police arrested 36-year-old Justin Chase for being an accessory to a Class One Felony.
Lincoln Police have identified two of the three officers involved in a fatal confrontation with a 29-year-old man Sunday night at 73rd and Adams. Police said Tuesday that Officer Matthew Gilleland and Officer Angela Morehouse were both injured in the Sunday evening incident.
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will consider a proposed two-year extension for the university's president. The board plans to discuss the proposal, which would extend President Hank Bounds' term leading the four-campus u
New information from an officer-involved shooting in northeast Lincoln Sunday night. Police Chief Jim Peschong says suspicious activity led officers to a home at 2931 North 73rd Street, where three officers found a man wanted on a warrant for terroristic threats and obstructing an officer out of Merrick County.
Lincoln Police have identified the two victims of a shooting early Sunday morning in the 300 block of South 48th street. Chief Jim Peschong says 19 year old Richard Randall of Plattsmouth was found, dead from bullet wounds, just inside the front door of the home.
One officer suffered a gunshot wound, another was physically assaulted, while a suspect was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire outside of a home near 73rd and Adams late Sunday night. Darryl Robinson lives in the relatively quiet neighborhood and said he was inside his house when he heard two to three pops, thinking initially it was fireworks.
Police have arrested two Lincoln men in connection with the city's first homicide of 2015. Authorities say 21-year-old Brandon Ray Benson was arrested Sunday and charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony. Twenty-year-old Twenty-year-old Joseph L. Bratt was arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting in a first-degree murder.
Fixing the damage caused by a southeast Nebraska prison riot cost far more than initially predicted and will take until mid-2016 to complete. The Department of Correctional Services says it needs nearly $1.3 million from lawmakers to replacement equipment, supplies, walls, doors and window grilles that were destroyed during the May 10 riot at the prison in Tecumseh.