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Man killed Saturday in Omaha was involved in federal case; attorney said he was "gentle giant"

An attorney for the man who was killed in Omaha Saturday called him a "gentle giant" and was surprised to learn of his death. Authorities said Amir Bey, 35, was stabbed about 9 p.m. Saturday by his fiancee, Crystal Gross, 30, at 16914 Grand Ave. Both are from Houston. The stabbing occurred on the ni

OMAHA.COM - 2018-03-19 20:45:00

Loose trailer causes chaos on I-29

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (WOWT) -- A trailer that became unhitched on I-29 caused two vehicles to crash around 6 a.m. Monday morning. None of the drivers involved suffered any serious injuries. 80-year-old Lucas Dennis was driving northbound when the trailer broke free. 41-year-old Matthew Ruttle was be

WOWT - 2018-03-19 19:41:00

Facebook to expand Papillion Data Center

PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) - The Facebook Data Center in Papillion, which was originally expected going to be two buildings, is expanding to six. Construction is expected to begin on the expansion in May. All six buildings are expected to be completed in 2023, with a campus of more than 2.6 million squ

3NEWSNOW.COM - 2018-03-19 12:41:15

First day of spring might include a taste of snow

On the first day of spring, the Omaha area might get another shot of winter. A weather system was to bring a chance of rain - and snow - to eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa on Tuesday. Up to an inch or two of snow was expected over northeast Nebraska. For the Omaha and Lincoln areas, any snow acc

OMAHA.COM - 2018-03-19 23:15:00

Omaha man sentenced for bank robberies

LINCOLN, Neb. - Traynell Toney, age 24, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced Monday after having previously pled guilty to robbing two U.S. Bank branches in two Baker's Supermarkets. Toney was sentenced to 36 months' imprisonment, 3 years' supervised release, and ordered to pay $5,597 in restitution.

1011NOW.COM - 2018-03-20 00:30:00

Shots fired into an unoccupied vehicle in a Central High School parking lot; no injuries reported

Two men fired three shots into an unoccupied vehicle in a Central High School parking lot Monday afternoon, officials said. No injuries were reported. A 911 dispatcher reported that a teacher and students heard the shots and were hiding, according to emergency radio. Creighton University public saf

OMAHA.COM - 2018-03-19 18:30:00

Ashes from wood-burning stove spark Omaha house fire

Ashes from a wood-burning stove accidentally started a fire outside a home early Monday morning, fire officials confirmed. A neighbor spotted the house on fire near 30th and Washington streets and called 911, officials said. One person inside the home made it out safely before firefighters arrived.

KETV.COM - 2018-03-19 12:58:00

Passenger on broken-down party bus steals pickup, thought it was his own, sheriff says

Lancaster County sheriff's deputies arrested a 25-year-old Omaha man on suspicion of theft and drunk driving, saying he stole a pickup truck after the party bus he was riding broke down early Saturday. The bus stopped in the 2500 block of Southwest 14th Street just after 1 a.m., so the bus driver w

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR - 2018-03-19 15:35:00

Girlfriend arrested after Texas man dies in Omaha stabbing; her mom says it was self-defense

A Texas woman fatally stabbed her boyfriend while visiting Omaha for her sister's wedding, according to accounts from police and a family member. The 30-year-old was arrested after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend Saturday night in a northwest Omaha home, police say. The woman's mother says her daug

OMAHA.COM - 2018-03-19 05:00:00

Authorities investigate metro homicide - suspect in custody

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- The Douglas County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide. The victim is identified as Amir Bey, 35. Investigators were called to the scene of a reported assault and stabbing near 169th and Grand Avenue, just south of Fort Street, around 9 p.m. Saturday. Deputies arri

WOWT - 2018-03-18 16:46:00

One person extremely critical after reported stabbing

Updated: 9:26 PM CDT Mar 17, 2018 One person extremely critical after reported stabbing Omaha police are investigating a stabbing Saturday night. Officers arrived at the area of 169th and Grand Avenue around 9 p.m. Authorities tell KETV NewsWatch 7 medics transported one person to the CHI Bergan M


Forecast: More rain expected in the Omaha area on the last day of winter

A mixture of rain, sleet and some snow could impact locations from Fremont to Omaha and points south to the Kansas border Monday morning. Any snow or sleet accumulation should remain less than a half-inch Monday, the last day of winter, the National Weather Service office in Valley said. In the Omah

OMAHA.COM - 2018-03-19 09:02:00

OPD holiday DUI enforcement nets 30 arrests

Omaha Police released their enhanced DUI enforcement effort results Sunday. Between March 9 and March 18, officers arrested 30 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The department also detailed numbers for several other infractions:Speeding: 97Registration/insurance violations:

KETV.COM - 2018-03-18 21:02:00

Woman arrested in stabbing of boyfriend in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Texas woman is in custody in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend in Omaha, but relatives say she was acting in self-defense. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the 30-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of criminal homicide in the death of 30-year-old Amir Bey of Housto

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-18 18:12:53

Sarpy County Sheriff's Office looking for missing teen

SARPY COUNTY, Neb. -- The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate a missing juvenile. The Department said 14-year-old Alden Ryan was last seen at his address shortly after midnight on March 18th. His address is in the area of 228th Street and Ruff Road in Gretna. He is approximatel

1011NOW.COM - 2018-03-18 21:19:00

Head-on crash seriously injures one

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- A midnight traffic accident sent a metro motorist to the hospital with serious injuries. It was a two-vehicle crash on Dodge near 44th Street. Investigators say a driver swerved into the eastbound lanes and crashed head-on into an oncoming car. The driver of the vehicle that sw


Judge sets higher bail for Omaha man now charged with second-degree murder

A man who law enforcement officials now say fatally shot a man in a September road-rage incident was ordered held Friday on $2 million bail. Michael D. Benson, 25, has been charged with second-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony. In November, he was charged with being an accessory


OPD officer jumps into action to save woman involved in crash

An Omaha woman is recovering at Nebraska Medicine after a Thursday crash near 25th and Leavenworth. Omaha police said that woman may still be alive thanks to the quick thinking and critical response from an officer. "We heard a loud crash," said Omaha police Officer Streling Hitch. OPD said a black


Two critically injured in crashes near 11-Worth Cafe in Omaha

Two people were critically injured when an SUV, traveling at a "hellish" speed on Leavenworth Street, crashed into two cars and a light pole, according to Omaha police. The successive crashes occurred just before 6 p.m. just west of the 11-Worth Cafe. Two passengers in the sport utility vehicle, a


Council Bluffs man sentenced to 2 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KWQC) - A 35-year-old man from Council Bluffs was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to serve three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sean Cullen was sentenced on Tuesday, March 13. On Sept. 23, Cullen was admitted to a hospit