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Man pleads no contest to sexual assault, child abuse

A Fremont man pleaded no contest to four charges in district court on Monday, all related to the sexual abuse of a child.The man, Mark A. Stokes, 65, pleaded to two charges of third degree sexual assault of a child and two charges of child abuse. All four charges are Class IIIA felonies, which carry

FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-10-23 00:15:00

Fremont High boys win while girls place second at Class A state cross country championships

Wes Ferguson also placed for FHS finishing eighth with a time of 16:39.55. Rounding out Fremont's top five were senior Ben Schulz (20th, 17:03.75), sophomore Owen Wagner (26th, 17:11.29), and senior Reed Johannsen (28th, 17:16.44). Senior Ross McMahon was 52nd in a time of 17:54.98.


Woman accused of pepper spraying her grandchildren

SARPY COUNTY, Neb. (WOWT) -- A Nebraska grandmother, Nancy Knipp, 70, is facing a child abuse charge for allegedly using peppery spray on her grandchildren. Sarpy County Sheriff's Office investigators tell 6 News she used pepper spray on her 9 and 11-year-old grandchildren at her home near 135th and

WOWT - 2018-10-22 13:38:00

The 25 best things to do over the Halloween week in Omaha

Ah, Halloween falling in the middle of the Halloweek. (It's next Wednesday, by the way.) In theory, Halloween landing on a Wednesday is kind of a bummer. But in practice, it's great, as it just means you can enjoy Halloween-related events the entire preceding weekend and then celebrate Wednesday nig

OMAHA.COM - 2018-10-22 18:00:00

New psych medication manager comes to town

Fremont has a new psych medication provider coming into town.Angie Albert is a psych mental health nurse practitioner, able to diagnose and prescribe appropriate medicines for individuals struggling with mental illness. She can also provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therap

FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-10-22 22:28:00

Suspect in custody after Sunday chase

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- A man at the wheel of a stolen pickup truck Sunday was jailed after failing to outrun a helicopter, OPD cruisers and an OPD K9. Video tweeted from the police helicopter, Able 1, shows part of the encounter. An officer spotted the stolen truck being driven near 44th and Spauldin

WOWT - 2018-10-22 14:03:00

Omahan who represented Anthony Garcia enters plea to misdemeanors after breaking stepson's arm

Buy Now Jeremy Jorgenson, 43, a former Omaha attorney who represented quadruple murderer Anthony Garcia, appeared in court on Feb. 21 after being accused of breaking the arm of his 7-year-old stepson. Jeremy Jorgenson, 43, a former Omaha attorney who represented quadruple murderer Anthony Garcia, ap

OMAHA.COM - 2018-10-22 16:01:00

Fremont Area Community Foundation awards Grant to Uehling Rescue

The Large First Aid and Trauma Bags are stocked with emergency Medical supplies including a CPR barrier mask, bag valve mask, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, C-Collar, tourniquet, in addition to glucose, trauma sheers, gauze, bandages and more.


Fatal crashes reported in Cass, Mills counties

Two fatality accidents were reported in southwest Iowa Friday.The first was reported in Cass County on Highway 92 near Cumberland. The Iowa State Patrol says 22-year-old Patrick Schultz of Cumberland died at the scene of the accident. Authorities say Schultz's car was eastbound on 92 when, for unkno

KMALAND.COM - 2018-10-21 13:40:00

Man flown to the hospital after being trapped, injured in a single-vehicle crash

The man had been pinned inside the vehicle after the crash near South Fifth Street and East Laplatte Road, near U.S. Highway 75 in southeast Sarpy County. He was conscious and able to talk to rescuers, said Capt. Dan Shukis of the Sheriff's Office.


Free beer! Council Bluffs bar unlocks Husker fridge after Nebraska beats Minnesota

“In the spirit of being Iowa Nice, Barley’s is offering a gift to our neighbor who is hurting. Their once proud program can’t seem to win a game. When the Big Red ends the 2nd longest losing streak in the nation, enjoy some ‘Frosty’ cold beverages on us. #GBR #IowaNice”


Elkhorn breaks ground on new high school

ELKHORN, Neb. (WOWT) - After a traditional groundbreaking ceremony, the superintendent of Elkhorn Public School thanked the community for approving a $150 million bond back in March. The groundbreaking took place at the site of the new high school, north of 180th and West Maple. The school will be

WOWT - 2018-10-22 00:22:00

3 Omaha lakes stocked with full-sized trout

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - State game and wildlife officials have stocked three Omaha waters with catchable-sized rainbow trout. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says Hitchcock Park Pond, Towl Park Pond and Standing Bear Lake were all stocked on Tuesday. Hitchcock received 450 trout, Towl received 300


Late night car crash kills Bellevue man

MILLS COUNTY, Iowa (WOWT) - An accident in Mills County took the life of a Bellevue man late Thursday night. Iban Herrerra-Alberto, 38, was west bound on Highway 34 west of Levi Rd. when his vehicle left the road, went into the median and rolled. The vehicle came to rest upside down, and Herrerra-A


Iowa man dies, four injured in two-vehicle collision Saturday night

One person died and four others were injured Saturday night in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 71 in Iowa's Cass County. Ronald R. Nelson, 72, of Exira, Iowa, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Iowa State Patrol. Nelson was traveling north on Highway 71 about 7:45 p.m. in a

OMAHA.COM - 2018-10-21 13:30:00

Standing Bear & General Crook

"The most well-known or important story in terms of Douglas County's role with native American history, would be the Standing Bear vs. Crook trial, which was held in 1879," Douglas County Historical Society Executive Director Kathy Aultz said. "General George Crook was in charge of Fort Omaha at tha

1011NOW.COM - 2018-10-22 08:42:00

Local couple shares winning story on eve of jackpot announcement

GRETNA, Neb. (WOWT) - As the Mega Million lottery hit $1 billion Friday night, one local couple shared their story of winning it big. Mega Millions lottery ticket, Photo Date: 10/12/2018 / Photo: Lauren Day / KMIR / (MGN) Dave Harrig of Gretna stopped at the gas station once a week for six years to


Halloween Hysteria set for Thursday in downtown Fremont

Judging for the children’s costume contest, presented by Fremont Creative Collective, will begin at 5:45 p.m. at the May Brothers Building, corner of Sixth Street and Park Avenue. The categories are: Infant to 1 year, 2-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-10 years and family.


Iowa man arrested for meth following traffic stop takes plea deal

An Iowa man who was found with drugs after his arrest for reckless driving accepted a plea agreement Tuesday in Washington County District Court.Emmanuel G. Hernandez, 29, pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a controlled substance, a Class 1 misdemeanor; and reckless driving, a Class 3 misdeme


Care Corps and Low Income Ministry are combined agency now

Care Corps Family Services and Low Income Ministry of Dodge County have become a combined agency.In August, the two organizations entered into a strategic partnership to legally become Care Corps, Inc., said Julie Sleister, director of development and public relations.The partnership will offer serv