An apartment fire near Holdrege and 63rd streets Thursday night killed one dog and caused an estimated $150,000 in damage, according to Lincoln Fire and Rescue.
Crews responded to the fire at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, finding heavy smoke and fire stemming from the first floor of one of the apartment units, Fire and Rescue Capt. Nancy Crist said in a news release.
Residents were already evacuated when crews arrived, and the kitchen fire was quickly extinguished, Crist said.
The fire caused damage to the unit of origin, and an additional five apartments experienced water and smoke damage. Crist said residents from all six apartments worked with the Red Cross for relocation.
The fire was caused by unattended food on the stove, Crist said.
After subpoenaing internal affairs documents from the jail, a deputy sheriff said, he learned that Kimberly Whitney had personal, concealed conversations with at least three inmates using a cellphone to communicate 98 times.
The woman texted the victim "playtime's over" before the man heard a single gunshot, the sheriff said. She was arrested on suspicion of terroristic threats and using a deadly weapon to commit a felony.
Lincoln police said the boys were listening to music in the car near 15th Street and Hilltop Road when a 32-year-old man approached them, wanting to drive the car. They told him no, but he got in and drove the car anyway.
After Lincoln police responded to three pedestrian/bicycle-related crashes Tuesday, officer Luke Bonkiewicz made a personal plea to parents and cyclists. "I died in the emergency room," he said. "And they had to zap me back to life."