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Man accused of killing west Omahan left $200,000 in cash behind
Seth Brinkman, 16, slumped to his knees in his living room, crumpled by the weight of what he had just watched unfold.Taking a shower — as he, his mom and dad, prepared to go out for dinner on Dec. 23, 2016 — he had heard a pop.He thought it was just a pop gun but then "I smelled gun smoke," he said
1,000 pounds of marijuana seized in Interstate 80 traffic stop
Deputies from Sarpy and Douglas counties found approximately 1,000 pounds of marijuana inside a vehicle on Interstate 80 early Wednesday, the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office says in a news release.
Mills County accident injures 1
A Hastings man was injured in a two-vehicle accident in Mills County early Wednesday morning.The Mills County Sheriff's Office says 71-year-old Jerry Pontow was taken by Malvern Rescue to Council Bluffs Jennie Edmunsen Hospital following the accident near the intersection of Highway 34 and 315th Str
Iowa County’s district attorney charged with operating while intoxicated
MINERAL POINT, Wis. — Iowa County’s top prosecutor has been arrested on a charge of operating his vehicle while intoxicated.According to a Grant County Sheriff’s Department press release, Iowa County authorities responded to an OnStar emergency alert near the Ludden Lake Golf Course at 8:30 a.m. Sun
This Scenic Byway In Iowa Is One Of The Most Unique Drives In The Country
Iowa’s rolling countryside is stunning year round, but in the fall, it becomes something truly magical. Along the Grant Woods Scenic Byway, some of the best preserved, old-fashioned scenery in the state is on display. When you’re looking for a spot to go leaf peeping, do yourself a favor and plan a
Hiker rescued in Council Bluffs
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Half a ton of pot found during traffic stop on I-80
During the investigation, the deputy discovered approximately 1,000 pounds of marijuana.
Iowa State star from Spain found slain on golf course; man arrested
The Associated PressAMES, Iowa (AP) — A star collegiate golfer from Spain was attacked and killed by a homeless stranger while she was playing a round alone near her campus in Iowa, police said Tuesday.Celia Barquin Arozamena, who was working toward joining the pro tour while finishing her degree at
Phoenix mall to be home to $100M Nebraska-based health campus
Creighton University, a Jesuit university located in Omaha, Nebraska, will build the campus along Central Avenue on the Park Central property. The land is currently a parking lot.
Wife of man accused in killing brought victim's jewelry to police, says husband told her what happened
A 38-year-old man told his wife about robbing and killing an older man for money and jewelry, an Omaha police detective testified Monday.After Monday's hearing in Douglas County Court, Phillip Figures was ordered to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge.His attorney, J. Robert Black, argued th
Council Bluffs Community School District bond issue officially passes
In the final tally, there were 1,294 votes, or 60.98 percent, in favor of the measure and 828 votes, or 39 percent, against it. The proposal required a 60 percent majority to pass.
Iowa State remembers Barquin Arozamena after 'senseless' killing
AMES, Iowa— When Iowa State first told former women’s golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena that it would honor her on the field at Saturday’s football game as its 2018 Female Athlete of the Year, she couldn’t believe it.
Woman allegedly attacked by grandson dies from injuries
The Council Bluffs Police Department said Karen Fort, 71, died on Friday. An autopsy determined the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head.
Another man charged with murder in connection to fatal robbery
The Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office filed the charge against James McCauley, 20, who authorities say was allegedly involved in the death of 44-year-old Lee Johnson in March at the Joshua House homeless shelter.
Police ID two injured by Sunday night gunfire
Fenis Jones, 21, and Kameron Wayne, 21, were both seriously injured but are both expected to survive.
Distracted drivers increasingly endanger Omaha Police patrols
OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Every day, officers like Robert Fickel with the Omaha Police Department are putting their lives on the line, even on routine traffic stops.
Acclaimed Iowa State golfer found stabbed to death, homeless man charged with murder
Celia Barquín Arozamena, 22, who had been golfing alone, was found with stab wounds around her head, neck and upper body.
Fatal accident overnight on Hwy 75
MERILL, Iowa (KCAU) - A fatal accident occurred Monday night on Highway 75 near Merrill, Iowa.
Former educator takes plea deal in student sexual assault case
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -A former assistant principal accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student has pleaded no contest in OmahaDouglas County District Court records said 46-year-old Matthew Fedde entered the pleas Monday to two felony counts of attempted sexual assault of a child. Prosecutors had lo
Iowa high court hears arguments in police stop case
DES MOINES -- The Iowa Supreme Court will determine whether the police practice of using minor infractions as a pretext for stopping drivers they suspect of more serious crimes violates the Iowa Constitution in a case civil liberty groups say has major implications for police racial profiling.The st