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Omaha man sentenced to prison for armed bank robbery
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for wielding a gun during a bank robbery. Federal prosecutors for Nebraska say 38-year-old Thomas Woodard was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to 100 months in prison. He was also ordered to
Light snowfall could begin Saturday afternoon into Sunday; heaviest snow to hit southeast Nebraska
Another round of light snow may be on the horizon Saturday after the dusting Omaha received Friday evening. Late Friday, Eppley Airfield had recorded just a trace amount of snow, according the National Weather Service Office in Valley.
Omaha Shooter Dead By Self-Inflicted Wound
KFOR news media partner 10/11 reports a man who shot his way into Uta Halee Academy in Northeast Omaha is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to authorities at the scene.
Flu blamed for deaths of child, sheriff's deputy; activity has peaked in Lincoln and Nebraska
Though flu activity peaked about seven weeks ago, Lincoln and Nebraska are still in the midst of the winter flu season. People continue to go to the hospital. In fact, 161 people were admitted to Lincoln hospitals for the week ending Feb. 9 for flu-related illness, or 18.1 percent of Lincoln hospita
Bellevue PD make local boy's day, swearing him in as officer
BELLEVUE, Neb. (KMTV) — The Bellevue Police Department will make a local boy's day by swearing him as an honorary officer and presenting him with gifts from the department. We will stream the heartwarming ceremony live at 2 p.m. here and on Facebook.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s deputy struck and injured by semi
POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY, Iowa (WOWT) -- A Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s deputy was treated and released for a leg injury after getting hit by a semi-truck during a traffic stop Saturday morning, the department said.
State wrestling: Burke's James Burks and Pleasanton's Tyler Pawloski still in hunt for fourth title
James Burks of Omaha Burke and Tyler Pawloski of Pleasanton are the stars of the show Saturday at the Nebraska high school wrestling championships, but only one of the two wrestlers bidding for their fourth state titles can go last.
Lincoln Airport approves deal with Air Force for Offutt planes
Officials at the Lincoln Airport took another step Friday toward facilitating the temporary move of U.S. Air Force planes based at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue to Lincoln later this year.
Bellevue woman wins $35K on scratch game
Barbara Nesbit of Bellevue won $35,000 playing the Lucky Symbols Loteria Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery. Nesbit purchased her winning ticket at Family Fare 788 at 1510 Harlan Drive in Bellevue.
Shooter reportedly dead as gunfire breaks out at Uta Halee Academy
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office a gunman at Uta Halee is dead, apparently from a self-inflicted injury. Officials are still sorting out what happened.
Bond set at $500,000 for man accused in deadly hit-and-run
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Bond has been set at $500,000 for Michael Sullivan, the man accused in connection with a deadly hit-and-run accident at 84th and Q streets earlier this month.
Bellevue teacher charged with possession of child porn
OMAHA, NE (Omaha World-Herald News Service) – A Bellevue teacher is being held on 275-thousand dollars bond after being charged in Sarpy County Court with six counts of possession of child pornography.
4 more financially troubled nursing homes in Nebraska likely to close
SIDNEY, Neb. — Officials say four more of the 21 nursing homes and assisted living centers under state control are expected to close. The state placed the 21 facilities in receivership last March, to be managed by Klaasmeyer & Associates. The state took the action after the homes’ owner, Cottonwood
Iowa kennel owner sentenced to 30 days in jail after discovery of dead, malnourished dogs
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (NBC) - Several dog owners say they're disappointed and frustrated after judgement day for a Western Iowa kennel owner didn't go as they had hoped. Dustin Young, the owner of Young Gunz Kennel in Hancock, Iowa, was in charge of caring for and training their pets, but some of the
Sarpy County takes $1M step toward mental health center
PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Sarpy County commissioners have taken a $1 million step toward building a mental health crisis center. The Board of Commissioners has approved spending $1.05 million on a nearly 7-acre (2.8-hectare) parcel on the south end of Bellevue, near Offutt Air Force Base.
David's Forecast - Alert day for snow this evening
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A sunny start to Saturday, though cold sunshine with temperatures in the single digits. The sunshine will stick with us through the morning hours and into the early afternoon, helping temperatures to warm into the lower 20s for afternoon highs. Clouds will start to increase afte
Blood aims to rescind previous Article V applications
The Nebraska Legislature’s executive board took no action Feb. 6 on a proposal by Bellevue State Sen. Carol Blood that Nebraska’s nine previous calls to convene a Convention of the States be rescinded.
Snow falling in parts of central, eastern Nebraska, but Omaha expected to get barely one inch
The Omaha area is expected to get less than an inch of snow on Friday, but other parts of eastern Nebraska and central Nebraska are expecting more significant snowfall. The National Weather Service predicts that Beatrice, Hebron and Falls City will receive 3 to 4 inches, Lincoln and Nebraska City 2
The Public Pulse: Poverty in a land of plenty; Pete Ricketts right about marijuana
Sen. Robert F. Kennedy once said, “As long as there is plenty, poverty is evil. Government belongs wherever evil needs an adversary and there are people in distress.” And the last two years have shown that there is plenty for the few but poverty for the rest of us.
Forecast: Snow, cold, rinse, repeat
Snow is possible, if not likely, today and Sunday. The National Weather Service in Valley, Nebraska, forecasts the possibility of snow over the weekend and into next week. The past few weeks of cold and snow have pushed this winter into the “severe” category as measured by the Accumulated Winter Sea