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One Arrested For Accessory, Suspect Still Wanted In SW Lincoln Shooting

Lincoln Police say a 24-year-old woman has been arrested in connection to Thursday's shooting at a home west of 14th and Old Cheney Road.  Sgt. Randy Clark says Steffani Weirauch was arrested for being an accessory to a felony.  

Stopping Elephants From Coming To Henry Doorly

6 elephants may not be arriving at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo this spring. The animal rights group, Friends of Animals, is taking legal action which could delay or prevent elephants from coming from Swaziland.

South 56th Street Construction

This April marks a year since crews started working on South 56th street between Old Cheney Road and Shadow Pines Drive...expanding 56th to 4 lanes with turning lanes for each direction and a center median.

Speaker Hadley Responds To "Monkeys" Comment

Image result for senator galen hadleyNebraska's Speaker of the Legislature is condemning a newspaper column by a state senator that likened his colleagues to monkeys. Sen. Galen Hadley of Kearney said the article in the Plattsmouth Journal shows "complete disrespect".

LSO: Officer Impersonation Case Of Mistaken Identity

Image result for lancaster county sheriff's officeA search for someone impersonating a law enforcement officer on highways northwest of Lincoln turned out to be a mistake.  Lancaster County Sheriff's deputies were looking for a man in a dark blue pickup that a woman believed was trying to stop her.

Mayor Wants Salary Info To Be More Transparent

Image result for mayor chris beutlerMayor Chris Beutler and City Councilman Roy Christensen today announced an initiative to make City payroll information more transparent. Christensen will introduce a resolution at the City Council meeting Monday, February 22.

Expanded Health Care Coverage Reopens Divide

Image result for expanded medicaid coverageThe newest attempt to expand health care coverage with Medicaid dollars has reopened an old divide in the Nebraska Legislature.  A coalition of doctors, hospitals, local governments and uninsured residents implored lawmakers Wednesday to advance the bill.

Gambling Opponents Fight Casino Ballot Campaign

Image result for gamblingA coalition that has for years battled expanded gambling in Nebraska will muster its resources to fight a ballot campaign that would allow casinos at licensed horse racing tracks.   

Police Investigate Residential Burglary

Image result for burglaryLincoln Police are investigating a home burglary that happened earlier this week at a home west of 56th and Fremont. A 75-year-old man came home to his house near 52nd and Ervin and found two to three males bolting out the door.

Corrections Director: Improve Low-Security Facilities

Image result for scott frakes nebraskaThe state corrections director says transforming Nebraska's prisons must begin by expanding and improving lower-security facilities.   Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Director Scott Frakes talked to lawmakers Wednesday.