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At least two injured in shooting near 66th Street and Ames Avenue

Two people have been injured in a shooting Tuesday evening in north-central Omaha.The shooting was reported at 6:53 p.m. in the 4700 block of North 66th Street, which is just north of Ames Avenue.One person was taken in critical condition to Nebraska Medical Center, the other in serious condition.St

OMAHA.COM - 2018-10-17 00:30:00

Multiple injured in bus vs collision near Osmond

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SIOUXLANDPROUD.COM - 2018-10-16 21:18:06

Man claims $1M Powerball ticket prize with 3 days to spare

Abraham bought the ticket at a Kwik Shop on Capehart Road in Bellevue. It matched the first five numbers drawn April 18: 9, 10, 12, 17 and 23. But it didn't match the Powerball number of 9. Had it, the ticket would have been worth $122 million before taxes.

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR - 2018-10-16 12:36:00

Driver dies after vehicle crashes into tree near Norfolk

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) -A woman has died after her vehicle ran off a highway and rammed a tree in northeast Nebraska's Madison County, authorities said.

KSNB LOCAL4 - 2018-10-16 05:52:00

PRS violations, no-shows in district court

A string of several post-release supervision and probation violations, including many where the defendant failed to appear in court, filled the docket in district court on Monday, prompting apparent frustration from District Court Judge Geoffrey Hall.Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass called five ca

FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-10-16 02:15:00

Police investigate report of shooting

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) --Omaha Police are investigating a reported shooting.Officers were called to the 2600 block of Fort Street around 8:15 Tuesday morning.According to initial reports the adult male victim had been shot in the leg at another location.The circumstances remain under investigation.Addit

WOWT - 2018-10-16 08:26:00

Elvera Davis quilted for a cause

Elvera Davis, 87, remembers a time when resources were scarce and times were harder.She was born on a farm between Scribner and West Point to a family of seven. She remembers walking to school a quarter of a mile each day — much better than some of the other kids in her class, who could walk up to t

FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-10-17 13:00:00

Local man pleads guilty in federal court

OMAHA -- Local businessman Ron Vlach pleaded guilty to felony possession of an unregistered firearm silencer, as part of a plea agreement during a federal court hearing in Omaha on Monday.According to a two-count indictment filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, Vlach was cha

FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-10-16 01:30:00

Columbus woman facing arraignment on drug, firearm charges

A Columbus woman facing three felony charges had her case bound over to Platte County District Court Monday by Judge Frank Skorupa during her first appearance in Platte County Court.Megan E. Peterson, 32, was arrested in early September on charges stemming from allegedly being in possession of metha

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-10-16 13:00:00

GALLAGHER: Soybean harvest starts to 'pop,' pun intended

PIERSON, Iowa -- Roy and Andrew Linn stepped into a soybean field not far from the Little Sioux River Valley in eastern Woodbury County on Tuesday morning.They didn't like what greeted them."Pods are opening," Andrew said. "We need to get these beans out of the fields."

SIOUX CITY JOURNAL - 2018-10-17 00:00:00

Driver of concrete truck that crushed car, killed 2 found not guilty of motor vehicle homicide

Buy NowHeavy tow trucks prepare to upright a fully-loaded cement truck that tipped onto a passenger car at 120th Street and Giles Road in La Vista, Nebraska on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. KENT SIEVERS/THE WORLD-HERALD


Chicken barns possible near Goehner

Residents who live in and around Goehner attend an informational meeting, held by the Schulz family and Lincoln Premium Poultry, to discuss the potential impact of chicken barns to the northwest of town. The barn would produce chickens for Costco’s processing facility in Fremont.Amanda Woita/SCI

SEWARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT - 2018-10-17 05:00:00

Chamber to host drive-thru job fair

While a drive-thru is usually a place to get a burger, burrito or even a beer — next week local residents will also get the chance to pick up something a little different at a local drive-thru — a job.The Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce is set to host its first ever Drive-Thru Job Fair, providing l

FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-10-17 05:00:00

Life Choices plans dessert auction

Horseradish at a dessert auction?Why not?The homemade sauce is just one of many items that might be up for purchase at the Seventh Annual Life is Sweet! benefit set for Oct. 25.

FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-10-17 05:00:00

Owner of dry cleaner destroyed by blast reported home invasion. Police say there's no evidence of one

McKernan’s dry-cleaning business, Wardrobe Spa, near 168th and Harrison Streets,collapsed after an explosion and fireon Sunday, Oct. 7. The State Fire Marshal’s Office has said investigators found evidence of tampering with the natural gas system anddeemed it arson. No arrests have been made.

OMAHA.COM - 2018-10-16 05:00:00

Winning $1 million Powerball ticket sold at Bucky's in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - If you bought a Powerball ticket for Saturday's Powerball drawing at Bucky's gas station near 160th Street and West Center Road, double-check those numbers — they might be worth $1 million.


Meadow Grove man fined $1,000

A 45-year-old Meadow Grove man was sentenced in Antelope County Court, Wednesday, Oct. 3, for his role in the theft of farm equipment.Chad Wulf appeared with counsel Brad Montag for sentencing on a misdemeanor charge of attempt of a Class IV felony, a count reduced from accessory to a Class II/IIA f


Police: Parents, children living in house with feces, maggots, trash

Flies were in the air. An officer saw a baby in diapers crawling on the kitchen floor, which “was covered with dirt and trash including beer cans,” a police report says.


City sues owner of grain elevator that exploded

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) — South Sioux City has sued the owner of the grain elevator that exploded earlier this year.The lawsuit against Andersen Farms Inc. and Bryce Andersen was filed last week in Dakota County District Court. It seeks reimbursement of more than $120,000 the city says was amass

KTIV - 2018-10-16 10:13:55

Gov. Ricketts' son mugged at gunpoint not far from the family's Omaha home

Roscoe Ricketts, 19, was near Underwood Avenue and Fairacres Road when he was mugged by someone at gunpoint about 9 p.m., he later told police.