Nebraska News

Friday, June 23, 2017

20-year-old woman found not responsible by reason of insanity for arson at Metro’s Elkhorn campus

VIDEO: The former Lincoln Pius X student who stabbed a classmate has been found not responsible by reason of insanity in a November arson fire. Sarah Piccolo, 20, will undergo an evaluation at the Lincoln Regional Center to determine treatment, based on her mental health and the potential threat to public safety. Piccolo was charged with first-degree arson in connection with starting a fire Nov. 5 at Metropolitan Community College’s Elkhorn campus. Prosecutors have said she took a gas can into a bathroom of a building, poured some gas on the floor and threw a match into the can. The fire caused minimal damage.
Omaha World-Herald

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Vehicles catch fire in Ralston driveway

Ralston fire crews were called out to the area of 85th Street and Geiler Avenue for a car fire. When firefighters arrived around 3:15 a.m., two cars in the driveway were fully engulfed. Crews put the blaze out quickly and prevented the flames from spreading to the house, according to authorities. Officials on scene said the fire started in the front of the white car, spread to the truck parked in front of it and caused some heat damage to the siding of the home.

Eagle Fire preparing for annual Fun Day water wars

Eagle Fire and Rescue is preparing for the annual Eagle Fun Day this weekend. Just like in past years, department members will suit up for battle this Saturday. This year, the water wars continue. The department will stick to tradition once again, inviting members from other area departments to meet them in the park. Once there, firefighters will put on their bunker gear, grab a hose and attempt to best their competition. It’s an event with a long history, said Assistant Fire Chief Ben Glantz. According to his records, the village has hosted musters since the late 1960s.
Wahoo Newspaper

Personal watercraft capsizes at Branched Oak Lake

Rescue crews from several departments were called out to Branched Lake around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the Malcom Fire Department, a personal watercraft had capsized near Area Four. According to the fire chief, a rope got caught in the motor, stranding the pair for about an hour. Eventually the watercraft flooded, but by then, they had mostly drifted to shore. No injuries were reported.
KOLN-TV CBS 10/KGIN-TV CBS 11 Lincoln-Grand Island

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