LINCOLN, Neb. – 2017 was a been a busy year in the Capital City, featuring growth, new hires, and tragedies. And as the calendar flips, take a look back, and check out a list of the most clicked on stories from the past year.
Below you will find the a brief description of the stories, and a link to the original post.
Most Clicked Stories of 2017
FBI confirms Sydney Loofe's body likely recovered | Foul play expected
On November 16, 24-year-old Sydney Loofe went missing from Lincoln. After an extended search, Loofe’s body was discovered on Dec. 5. Two person’s of interest, Bailey Bosewell and Aubrey Trail, are still being held in Saline County jail on unrelated charges. The pair released multiple videos during the search for Loofe professing their innocence, before being taken into custody in Missouri.
Home explosion being treated as criminal investigation
On Aug. 14, a home explosion occurred at roughly 4:30 p.m. at 5601 S. 78th Street., injuring Jim and Jeanne Jasa, who were transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries. Jeanne eventually succumbed to her injuries. 1011 continues to ask authorities about this case, but no new information has been made available.
Homecoming brings excitement, new challenges for Frost
Former Husker quarterback Scott Frost was introduced as the next head coach of the Nebraska football team by Athletic Director Bill Moos at a press conference on Dec. 3.
WOW! Total solar eclipse as seen in Beatrice
The crowd at Homestead National Monument in Beatrice erupted in applause and cheers as they experienced solar eclipse totality.
County Attorney: No criminal charges in death of Abby Uecker
It was determined country singer Abby Uecker, whose stage name was Abby Nicole, died from during a UTV rollover at the Thayer County Fair on July 22. The incident was listed as an accident, and no criminal charges were filed.
Eichorst out as Husker AD
The University of Nebraska terminated former Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst on Sept. 22. Bill Moos was eventually hired to replace Eichorst.
Police say teens may have been racing before crash that killed LNS student
Lincoln Police said two drivers might have been racing ahead of a five-vehicle crash that killed a Lincoln North Star student on Aug. 28.
13-year-old dies from injuries sustained in crash near Norris High School
A 13-year-old Norris student died following a five-vehicle crash near Norris High School on Oct. 25.
Excited customers rush into Costco for grand opening
Hundreds of excited customers waited outside on Oct. 29 as Governor Pete Ricketts, Store Manager Clay Bradshaw and President of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Wendy Birdsall, cut the opening ribbon for Costco at 1620 Pine Lake Road.
Students reflect on teens killed in train vs. car accident
Students grieved the loss of two 17-year-old’s after a train vs car accident on Aug. 19. Emanuel Martinez and Yankiel Rodriguez had just started their senior year at Lincoln Southwest.