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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


Omaha woman accused of driving under the influence before fatal crash held on $250,000 bail

A 23-year-old woman accused of driving under the influence and then fatally hitting a man with her car was ordered held on bail Friday. Meghan Moyers, also known as Meghan Kinsey, has been charged with manslaughter. A judge on Friday set her bail at $250,000. She must pay 10 percent of that, or $25,


Omaha man arrested for meth possession

An Omaha man was arrested for methamphetamine possession following a traffic stop April 11 in Washington County. Jarid L. Pope, 26, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony.


Man injured in reported explosion in Council Bluffs

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (WOWT) -- One person was hospitalized Friday morning after a reported explosion in Council Bluffs. Emergency crews got the call shortly before 10 A.M. to a location near 5th Ave. and S. 8th Street.


Police release names of men killed, injured in fall at Costco chicken plant construction site

One man was killed and another was critically injured Thursday at the Costco chicken plant that is under construction in Fremont. Two workers fell 40 feet from a lift basket they were working in, Fremont police said. Melvin E. Balaban, 56, of Crete, was killed and 26-year-old Caleb M. Sabatka of Bea


Iowa DOT continues repairs to flood-damaged roads, I-29 to Council Bluffs to open soon

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa DOT has an update on repairs to roads damaged or destroyed by flooding along the Missouri River last month. Highway 2 near Percival was completely under water a month ago and now, the DOT says that stretch of road is still partially covered, with the water levels varyin


Teen music sensation JoJo Siwa makes surprise visit to Omaha school

Omaha’s own teen music and Internet sensation JoJo Siwa made a surprise visit to a Millard elementary school Thursday afternoon. Siwa, 15, showed off her dance moves and delivered an anti-bullying message at Wheeler Elementary near 178th and Harrison Streets. Her appearance was tied into the distric


Z Files: Shoplifting embarrassment, off-the-charts alcohol

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Warrants and women's panties. Matthew Wylin was in the process of moving from Colorado to Illinois when he realized he forgot an item he just couldn’t live without. So, he stopped here at the Kohl’s on 72nd and Dodge to grab it.


March floods hitting farmers hard

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows about one of every five expects an increase in farm loan defaults stemming from last month’s devastating Midwest floods.


Mayor's office release weekly pothole repair report

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha Mayor Jean's Stothert's office has published their weekly pothole progress report and is asking for the public's help in identifying areas that still need to be repaired. They say many of them have been patched and that one well-traveled road should reopen next week.


The 2019 Maha Festival lineup has been announced. Here is who's coming to Omaha

A year after Weezer and its biggest event to date, Maha Festival is back with another two-day live music event in 2019. Awaiting anyone who buys a ticket are pop acts, indie rockers, rappers and singer-songwriters.


Detectives trying to identify Nebraska Crossing shoplifters

GRETNA, Neb. (WOWT) -- A pair of shoplifters checked one of their 10 Commandments at the door when they walked into the True Religion Store at Nebraska Crossing. A Sheriff’s detective could use your help in identifying them.


Nearly 20,000 potholes repaired in last month

OMAHA, Neb. — The area of south 144th Street between U and Q streets is set to reopen next week after being closed last month for pothole repairs, according to city officials.


Link to murder of NE man and Wikileaks in Mueller Report

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — This week, the national spotlight has been on the release of the Mueller Report. Controversy is swirling as both sides of the political aisle argue over an un-redacted version's release and its contents. One thing you're not likely to see nationally though, is its tie to Omaha.


The water in Omaha's Gene Leahy Mall is nearly gone. Here's where it went and how workers did it


Nebraska plant manager charged in immigration case

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The general manager of a northern Nebraska tomato plant is accused of knowingly using a staffing company that supplied workers who were living in the country illegally.


Man accused of interfering with flight attendant is indicted

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A federal grand jury in Nebraska 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.


Police officer volunteers with same program that inspired him as a kid

OMAHA, Neb. — Abdul Mir has wanted to be a police officer since he was a child. But, being born in Pakistan, that never seemed like an option. "They’re very corrupt police officers," Mir said. "I mean, you get some crime, you pay someone $50 and you’re out of there. Here, you can’t do that."


Lane restrictions - Happy Hollow Blvd. & S 152nd Avenue

Omaha's City Works Department says there will be lane restrictions on portions of Happy Hollow Boulevard and South 152nd Avenue for several days. Beginning Friday, April 19, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., Happy Hollow Boulevard between Dodge Street and Underwood Avenue will have various lane restrictions for u


He documented a world-record 6,042 bird species in one year. Now you can meet him in Omaha

Noah Strycker was on a ship in Antarctica looking for penguins when he recorded the first bird. The clock had just turned to January 1, 2015, when he saw the cape petrel, one of a world-record 6,042 bird species that Strycker would document during the next 12 months.