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County Bridge Repairs To Begin

The Lancaster County Board Tuesday approved a $19-thousand engineering contract to begin fixing the damage left behind by last month's record rainfall. Today's contract is for the engineering to repair a bridge near 162nd and Raymond Road that was washed out for an estimated 300 feet both upstream and downstream..

City Council Member Favors Sky Lantern Ban

City Council member, Roy Christensen, is not fond at all of sky lanterns. On KFOR's Lincoln Live tuesday, Christensen said he would like to make it illegal to sell or set-off sky lanterns in Lincoln, creating hefty fines to go with it.

Mom Protects Daughter, Suffers Fireworks Injuries Herself

A 30-year-old Lincoln woman is recovering from two surgeries after being struck by a firework while shielding her 2-year-old daughter. Shannon Tellier was hit Friday night during a family fireworks show. Tellier said Monday that she embraced her daughter, hoping to protect her.

Scottsbluff Nebraska's First "Solar City"

Nebraska Public Power District has selected Scottsbluff as the site for a community solar energy pilot project. The utility has announced that a solar energy farm will be built and connected to the local grid. NPPD hopes the community system will eliminate inspection and insurance problems.

Rainfall Replaces Snow Melt Across Missouri River Basin

More rainfall than expected flowed into the Missouri River last month, but the river's reservoirs still have plenty of room because of this year's below-average snowfall. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it expects 26.6 million acre feet of water to flow into the river this year.

LPD Identifies Body Found On Trail

Police have identified 53-year-old Robbie Young as the man whose body was found early Monday morning on a bike path under a bridge in west Lincoln. An autopsy on Young is scheduled for Tuesday. 

Man's Body Found On Salt Creek Levee Trail

Lincoln Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found on a bike path under a bridge near 1st and West "O" Street.  Chief Jim Peschong says the man in his mid-50s was found by a man out jogging early Monday morning on the Salt Creek Levee Trail.

17th and Washington Casey's Robbed

Lincoln Police are looking for a robber from the Casey's at 17th and Washington. LPD tells KFOR News the robber left northbound on foot at 7:42 p.m. Sunday evening. He is described as a black male in his 30's, six feet tall and wearing a black T-shirt with a white undershirt.

19-Year-Old Woman Arrested for Assault after Crash

An early morning hit and run sends one to the hospital, another to jail. Police say it was no accident. Around 1:20 this morning, officers were called to break up a fight involving a large group near the 1000 block of Knox Street, and heard someone may have been hit by a car on purpose.

State's First Confirmed Human Case of West Nile in 2015

The state department of health and human services has reported its first case of west Nile virus. One individual in the central part of the state has been confirmed with the disease. Best advice is to wear bug spray, and avoid outside activity at sun-up and sundown.