KLIN News

Former Police Officer Being Investigated for Sexual Assault

A former Lincoln Police Officer is being investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol for an alleged inappropriate relationship and sexual assault in a prior contact in an official capacity. Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister says police are actively cooperating with the patrol’s criminal investigation. Chief Bliemeister says the employee was placed on administrative leave last…read more »

Garage Explosion Sends Two To The Hospital

Authorities say two men have been injured in a Lincoln garage explosion. The blast occurred just after 8 p.m. Saturday. The men were up and walking when police arrived but were soon taken to a hospital. Their names haven’t been released. They had been working on a vehicle in a garage at a duplex, which…read more »

Two Tecumseh Prison Employees Arrested On Contraband Charges

More staff arrests at the Tecumseh Sate Correctional Institution. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says two employees at the prison are in custody and facing contraband-related charges. Richard Fries, 53, and Ryan Tokar, 31, are being booked in Johnson County Jail.Fries has been an employee at TSCI as a corporal since January and Tokar…read more »

Corrections Director Frakes Responds to Charges from ACLU About Feminine Products

Nebraska Corrections Director Scott Frakes reacts with surprise and frustration to a news release from the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska with misleading information about the availability of feminine products for women receiving services at correctional facilities and the Youth Rehabilitation Center in Geneva. Frakes says that NDCS provides feminine hygiene products at no…read more »

Senator Fischer Supports Tax Reform

Nebraska U.S. Republican Senator Deb Fischer says the senate’s approval last night of a budget resolution puts congress on a path to deliver relief for middle class families. Fischer says she looks forward to reducing unfair tax burdens, simplifying out outdated tax code and growing the American economy.read more »

Multi-Agency Effort Serves Outstanding Warrants

Over 100 individuals with outstanding warrants were arrested by the Lincoln Police Department¬† Wednesday.¬† Chief Jeff Bliemeister tells KLIN’s Coby Mach on Drive Time Lincoln that they were assisted by the Nebraska State Patrol, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, University of Nebraska Lincoln Police, Lancaster County Adult Probation and Parole and the U.S.. Marshal’s Fugitive Task…read more »