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Council Bluffs man in critical condition after explosion Friday

COUNCIL BLUFFS — A Council Bluffs man was in critical condition Saturday after being injured in an explosion Friday, according to a spokesman at the Nebraska Medical Center. Council Bluffs police and firefighters were dispatched to the 700 block of Fifth Avenue about 9:45 a.m. Friday on a report of


Bellevue couple wanted on several charges for incident at Blair Walmart

A Bellevue couple is wanted on several charges after an incident at the Blair Walmart in March. Derick W. Fuller, 24, is charged with robbery, a Class 2 felony; intentional child abuse-no injury, a Class 3A felony; terroristic threats, a Class 3A felony; and flight to avoid arrest, a Class 4 felony.


Omaha police hire first South Sudanese officer

OMAHA, Neb. — The Omaha Police Department has welcomed its first South Sudanese officer to the force. He graduated from the academy in March. "It was something that has always been in the back of my mind. My late father was a police officer in back home in South Sudan," said Muorter Majok.


Ambulance that hit pothole on way to hospital may have saved patient's life, doctors say

GRETNA, Neb. (WOWT via CNN) — Potholes are a common complaint among drivers this time of year, but for one man, hitting a pothole may have actually saved his life. Gretna Fire and Rescue, outside of Omaha, Nebraska, was dispatched to help a 59-year-old man Monday whose heart was racing at work.


Omaha Women Charged For Fatal Crash

A 23-year-old Omaha woman has been charged with manslaughter for her role in a fatal crash on the North Freeway in Omaha. A judge Friday ordered bail for Meghan Moyers at $250,000.


Semi-truck fire causes backups on I-80 east of Highway 50

SARPY COUNTY, Neb. — A semi-truck caught fire and caused major back-ups on Interstate 80 Saturday night. Officials said the fire started around 9:30 p.m., east of Highway 50.


Bellevue Knights of Columbus grateful for community support

An organization dedicated to serving others finds itself in need. The Bellevue Knights of Columbus Hall was damaged by floodwaters. Nine feet of water swallowed up the hall, threatening its long-standing fish fry. St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bellevue stepped up to give the Knights a home and help


KMAland Soccer/Baseball Scoreboard: Saturday, April 20th

(KMAland) -- Check out the KMAland soccer and baseball scoreboard from Saturday, April 20th.


Fire damages two Council Bluffs garages

Two Council Bluffs garages were damaged by fire Saturday, but nearby houses were spared. Firefighters were called to 1704 Ave. G at about 1:30 p.m. on a report of two garages on fire next to a residence.


Golden Spike Monument brought national attention to Council Bluffs

Release of Cecil B. DeMille’s film “Union Pacific” was timed to be coincident with the 70th anniversary of completion of the transcontinental railroad. The movie’s world premiere was in Omaha, giving rise to a four-day celebration in April 1939 that included a variety of activities throughout the me


Nebraska thought it fixed the state's reliance on property taxes. It didn't

Nebraska leans more on property taxes than other states. When the Legislature in the 1990s raised sales and income taxes, put limits on property tax levies and increased state school aid, the share of property taxes in Nebraska relative to sales and income taxes dropped. But property taxes have been


Co-founder of Kutak Rock law firm remembered as mentor of young attorneys, 'marvelous chef'

Friends and family of Bill Campbell will certainly remember the longtime attorney for his sharp legal mind and mentorship of young lawyers, but they'll also remember a renaissance man who loved to read, hunt and cook a good meal.


Omaha bars and restaurants showing Saturday's Bud Crawford-Amir Khan fight

Omaha native Terence "Bud" Crawford returns to the ring Saturday, but his fight against Amir Khan will only be shown on pay-per-view. Below you'll find a list of bars and restaurants in the Omaha area we have confirmed will be showing the fight. It's not a complete list, so if you have information o


David's Forecast - Beautiful Saturday afternoon

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A chilly start is spots this morning but bright sunshine is expected for most of your Saturday. Temperatures will quickly warm into the upper 60s to low 70s by midday, with highs this afternoon around 82 in the metro. Winds may be a bit breezy at times, coming in out of the sout


Omaha man crushed to death while working on tractor

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Nebraska say a man was crushed to death by a tractor he was working on. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the incident happened Thursday, while 64-year-old Michael Hannon, of Omaha, was making repairs on the tractor at the Papillion business where he w


Flooded Farmers In Missouri Want Federal Disaster Assistance Like Nebraska and Iowa

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is expected to make a federal disaster declaration this week, which can’t come too soon for farmers and others needing assistance after devastating floods.


Massachusetts Man Charged For Interference with a Flight Attendant

A federal grand jury in Omaha has indicted a Massachusetts man on allegations that he interfered with a flight attendant, causing the plane’s pilot to make an unscheduled landing in Omaha.


Ag woes keep Nebraska at back of pack in income gains

High-paying blue-collar jobs lifted incomes in West Virginia, New York and Illinois last year, even though the states lost residents, while farmers and government workers shared the pain of more stagnant income in Nebraska, Maryland and Washington, D.C.


Cattle losses from flooding to be lower than first predicted

OMAHA, Neb. — The Nebraska Department of Agriculture said cattle losses in Nebraska from devastating March floods will be much lower than previously reported. Director Steve Wellman said reports of up to a million cattle killed in the natural disaster are not accurate. Wellman said his agency hasn't


Sen. Megan Hunt tackling tough issues on new terrain

When newly elected Sen. Megan Hunt of Omaha was invited to pick out her seat in the Legislature, she sought a landing spot near Sen. Ernie Chambers and asked to be seated in the midst of colleagues who are Republicans.