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Court upholds Omaha man's murder conviction in case prosecutors likened to 'human hunting'

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder convictions of an Omaha man who killed two rival gang members in a 2015 slaying prosecutors likened to "human hunting." Charles Trotter had appealed, claiming that his sentence of 50 to 95 years in prison was excessive and a de

OMAHA.COM - 2018-03-23 14:28:00

Omaha surgeons tend to assault victim who had pliers lodged in skull

PIERCE COUNTY, Neb. -- A Pierce County assault has put the victim in an Omaha hospital for treatment of a serious head injury and landed the alleged assailant in jail on $500,000 bond. Breygen Silva-Aguilar, 35, is in custody after allegedly stabbing a fellow employee in the head with a pair of plie

WOWT - 2018-03-23 15:27:00

Omaha native made $40 a day to work with Steven Spielberg, Dennis Rodman and an army of killer bugs

Omaha native Joe Vanourney is one of the city's great movie lovers. He sees just about every retro film that Alamo plays (and there are quite a few). He's a judge for the annual Omaha Film Festival. He continually writes about movies and pop culture for Comic Book Resources, and he frequently attend

OMAHA.COM - 2018-03-23 13:30:00

Brad's forecast | Severe storms possible this evening

Showers and storms are possible this evening, mainly after 9pm in the Omaha metro. Some of these storms south of the city could be strong enough to be severe with the main threat being large hail. Northeast of the city could have some snow mixed in with the rain overnight as well. Lows will finally

WOWT - 2018-03-24 00:06:00

Papillion woman critically injured when struck by Metro bus in Omaha

A Papillion woman was critically injured when she was struck by a Metro bus at 13th and Dodge Streets on Thursday evening. According to Sgt. Chuck Casey of the Omaha Police Department, the northbound bus was turning left onto Dodge at 7:13 p.m. when it struck the woman, who was crossing Dodge from s

OMAHA.COM - 2018-03-23 00:45:00

Two arrested in Council Bluffs murder at the Joshua House

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (FOX 42 KPTM)-- Council Bluffs police are looking into a man's death at the Joshua House in Council Bluffs. Investigators were called to the men's homeless shelter on 15th Street around 11:30 Wednesday night on reports of a fight. When they got there, police say they found Lee J

FOX42KPTM.COM - 2018-03-22 14:34:22

Developing downtown Omaha, challenges and opportunities

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - It's not hard to see a lot of construction going on in downtown Omaha. The Capitol District is almost completely done and there's many other proposed developments in the works. But Tuesday's announcement from developer Tetrad was a set back for the plot of land on 17th and Capi

3NEWSNOW.COM - 2018-03-23 21:24:13

Man tells fiancee that he filed police report for her 'stolen' rings; actually, he'd sold them at a pawn shop

A woman who thought her rings had been stolen last year learned this week that her 29-year-old fiance had sold them at a pawn shop. The 33-year-old woman told Omaha police that she thought her fiance had filed a police report in September about her four stolen gold rings, valued at about $850 total.

OMAHA.COM - 2018-03-23 16:30:00

Omaha Police Department gang unit, ATF honored for gun, drug seizures

The Omaha Police Department's gang unit and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were honored Wednesday for their work in an eight-month investigation that took 40 guns and a large amount of drugs off the streets. The police gang unit and the ATF's illegal firearms squad are

OMAHA.COM - 2018-03-23 05:00:00

More road closures coming in Omaha this weekend

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - As road work continues around the city, more roads are expected to close this coming weekend. Beginning March 23 at 10 p.m., Eastbound West Dodge Road will be closed for road work that involves demolishing south span of the 150th Street bridge. It will be closed until March 26

3NEWSNOW.COM - 2018-03-22 19:20:00

1 person seriously injured while police checking post office

One person was seriously injured late Wednesday while police were checking the South Omaha post office. Douglas County 911 dispatchers said officers reported to the post office at 4730 S. 24th St. around 11:55 p.m. after an intrusion alarm sounded. Later, someone fell through the building's ceiling

OMAHA.COM - 2018-03-22 08:03:00

Four juveniles are in the hospital after a high-speed crash in Benson

A high-speed crash on a residential street in the Benson area Thursday evening put four juveniles in the hospital, according to the Omaha Police Department. A Chevrolet Impala was traveling east in the 6000 block of Pratt Street at a high speed when it crossed to the other side of the road and struc

OMAHA.COM - 2018-03-23 02:45:00

Omaha police, downtown drivers bracing for a lot of traffic

OMAHA, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - Friday, March 23rd is the big day. Are you ready? On the eve of NCAA tournament basketball, Omaha police as well as people who live and work downtown are gearing up for the crowds. "It's going to be busy with a lot of fans," said Bryan Rea, who works downtown. "I expect traff

FOX42KPTM.COM - 2018-03-22 22:00:22

Bluffs men caught by SWINE

A Council Bluffs man is being held without bond at the Pottawattamie County Jail after authorities said he helped in a meth deal agents were monitoring. Joseph Tackett, 35, faces three counts of felony meth possession, each punishable by up to 25 years in prison if convicted. According to court reco

NONPAREILONLINE.COM - 2018-03-22 05:00:00

Omaha Man Shoots Finger While Asleep

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - It's pretty impressive if a person is said to be able to hit a target with a pistol in his sleep. Not so impressive - to be able to hit something random in his sleep. Police in Omaha, Nebraska say a man is facing charges after shooting himself in the pinky after falling asleep hol

US92.COM - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Prosecutors say stabbing was in self-defense

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Crystal Gross, arrested in connection with the stabbing death of Amir Bey, will not face charges. Prosecutors say this was a case of self defense. Gross has marks on her body they say are consistent with a physical altercation. Authorities say that moments before the incident,


Accessory in Council Bluffs slaying pleads guilty

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A man charged as an accessory in the Council Bluffs slaying of a homeless man has been sentenced. Court records say 53-year-old Cleo McClellan pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 98 days already served and fined $625, but the fine was suspended. Police say he an

KWWL - 2018-03-22 20:28:00

Mailbox vandals hit Omaha neighborhood

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Some residents who live near 102nd and Washington Streets in Omaha noticed a few mailboxes were vandalized overnight. Debi Clatterbuck was walking her dog around 9 a.m. when she noticed something different, "A piece of mail laying on the ground underneath the mailbox so I came


Mayor, county at odds over law enforcement center

A disagreement looms between the City of Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County over the future of the current Council Bluffs Police Department headquarters, attached to the county courthouse. Mayor Matt Walsh has asked the county for $575,000 as payment for the city's investment when the structure


Omaha woman charged with felony child abuse resulting in death

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - An Omaha woman had her felony child abuse charges from March 16 upgraded to felony child abuse resulting in death Tuesday, according to a release from Omaha Police. Ashley Newburn, 29, is accused of abusing her 4-month-old son after the child was found unresponsive on March 15.