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UPDATE: LPD Releases Name of Motorcycle Accident Victim

Lincoln Police have released the name of the motorcycle rider killed last night near the intersection of 56th and O. 19 year old, David Romero of Lincoln rear-ended a car that had stopped at a red light and turned onto O Street from 56th.

Feds Think Neb Bank & Iowa Bank Robberies Connected

Federal authorities believe a man suspected of robbing a credit union in Iowa on Tuesday with an assault rifle is the same man who robbed a bank last year in Nebraska.

Norfolk Residents Target of Scam

Norfolk business owners and residents are being targeted by scammers telling them their electricity will be shut off if they don't pay their electric bill immediately with a pre-paid, “Greendot” card.

LPD Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Lincoln Police this morning (Thursday) are investigating a motorcycle fatality on O Street. Capt. Jeri Roeder tells KFOR NEWS a 19 year old Lincoln man rear-ended a car that had just turned west onto O Street from 56th..

Fischer Sponsoring Bill To Halt Federal Funding For Planned Parenthood

Image result for u s senator deb fischerA bill introduced in the U-S Senate will halt all federal funding of Planned Parenthood.  It's being sponsored by Iowa Senator Joni Ernst and Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer.  

Lincoln Man Arrested, In Possession Of Stolen Vehicles

Image result for police lightsLincoln and Omaha Police are looking into a suspicious series of stolen cars.  It began when they arrested 34-year-old Travis Barnes near 11th and Saratoga, near Bryan West Hospital.  He'd been sought by the Metro Fugitive task force. 

Judge Dismisses Nikko Jenkins' Lawsuit

Image result for judge's gavelA lawsuit filed against the Nebraska prison system by a man convicted of first-degree murder in four Omaha shooting deaths in 2013 has been dismissed.

Richters Named At Democratic Party's New Exec Director

Image result for nebraska democratic partyThe former finance director of the Nebraska Democratic Party has been named the party's new executive director. Hadley Richters had already been serving as the party's interim director since the departure of Dan Marvin in November. 

Texas Man Charged With Stealing Cattle From Nebraska Rancher

Image result for steers nebraskaA Texas man has been charged with stealing more than 500 cattle he was watching for a Nebraska rancher.   Tony Lyon of Perrin. Texas was being held Wednesday on a theft of livestock charge, with bond at $1 million. 

Two Men Arrested In Fight Over Club Jacket

Two men are in jail facing assault charges today after an incident last night at a downtown Bar.  A 23 year old man was confronted by 3 acquaintances he knows from motorcycle events.  The three demanded that he take off his motorcycle jacket.