OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's capital city of Lincoln finds itself in the rare position of experiencing no homicides so far this year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A first-year student from Arizona is accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old student in a dorm at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Kidnapping and sexual assault charges have been filed against a Lincoln man accused of abducting a sleeping 8-year-old girl from her home.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man described by his father as troubled is accused of kidnapping a sleeping 8-year-old girl from her home and raping her.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln's mayor has approved extending health insurance and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of city workers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group has formed to push for transparency and parental rights at Lincoln Public Schools.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State regulators will keep an eye on the ridesharing company Lyft as it offers free services in Lincoln and Omaha for the next two weeks.

The city of Omaha will receive $6 million in state funding for road maintenance and repairs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl accused of attacking a fellow student at Lincoln's Pius X High School will be tried as an adult.

Lincoln Police are investigating a hate crime that happened early Sunday morning.

Lincoln Police spokeswoman Officer Katie Flood says few details are available as the investigation is in its early stages. She says police are investigating a report of an assault and arson at a home on Lincoln’s south side.

Flood says derogatory language regarding a person's sexual orientation was spray painted inside the home. The victim, a 33-year-old woman, was injured and treated at a Lincoln hospital. She described her alleged attackers as three men wearing masks.