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Two men arrested for driving violations

Two men, one from Fremont, and one from Omaha, were arrested for driving during revocation and driving during suspension on Thursday. According to the Fremont Police Department at approximately 9:15 a.m. Marvin A. Wennstedt, 47, of Fremont was arrested for driving during revocation following a traff


Week 9: Jessica Lyons

Total pounds lost: 29 OK, so down another 3.5 pounds. How awesome is that! I never imagined two months ago that I would be down almost 30 pounds! Workouts have been a lot more challenging, but I am totally up for it! Wednesday was very challenging for me, but I pushed through it as hard as I could.


Mountain lion seen in Winnebago area

WINNEBAGO, Neb. - A mountain lion has been seen in the Winnebago area. The Winnebago Wildlife & Parks Department reported on their Facebook page that a confirmed photo of a mountain lion as well as a killed deer was reported Thursday around BIA 51 road east of Winnebago. That road is a closed wild


Fremont man arrested for theft, drug possession

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. A Fremont man was arrested for drug possession and theft after taking a checkbook from an unlocked car on Wednesday. According to the Fremont Police Department, at approximately 7:30 a.m. a theft was reported at a business in the 700 block of north Daven


Westbound West Dodge to close for the weekend for bridge work

Westbound West Dodge Road will be closed temporarily for the weekend beginning Friday night for demolition of the north span of the 150th Street bridge, City of Omaha street engineers said. Westbound West Dodge Road will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday until Monday at 6 a.m., officials said. Westbound


Man accused of raping pregnant woman takes plea deal

A man who was accused of raping and strangling a Blair woman who was pregnant accepted a plea agreement Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Perry J. Doyle, 32, address unknown, pleaded no contest to the amended charges of strangulation against a pregnant person, a Class IIA felony; and thir


Norfolk woman sentenced to decades in prison for death of her daughter

MADISON, Neb. - The Norfolk woman convicted of causing the death of her four-year-old daughter will be spending decades in prison. Judge James Kube sentenced Carla Montoya to 55-75 years at a Madison County District Court hearing on Thursday. Montoya was found guilty of felony intentional child abus


Farmer family puts in lots of miles to watch kids play basketball

At 2 p.m. on Thursday, St. Cecilia's Grant Farmer and the rest of the Bluehawks opened the Class C-2 state tournament at Lincoln Southeast High School in Lincoln. At 3:30 p.m., 155 miles away, Shandra Farmer and the Hastings College women's basketball team began the NAIA national tournament at the T


One dead in Sioux City crash

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - On 3-13-18 at approximately 2328 hours, officers were dispatched to I29 Northbound, Mile Marker 149 for a single vehicle personal injury accident. The sole occupant, an adult male driver was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. The male party was pronoun


Judge says he finds no evidence of willful reckless driving in case where concrete truck tipped over onto a car, killing 2

A judge said Thursday that he could find no evidence of willful reckless driving on the part of the driver of a loaded concrete truck that tipped over last year in Sarpy County, killing two people in a car. Sarpy County Judge Todd J. Hutton said GPS from the truck showed that earlier on the day of t


Man in bomb-making case gets 10 years in prison

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A northwest Iowa man arrested after explosives were found on his property has been given 10 years in prison. The Sioux City Journal reports that 33-year-old Brett Sauser, of Anthon, was sentenced Thursday. He'd pleaded guilty to an explosives permit violation and to possessio


Parents invited to Sunday session to discuss concerns about substance abuse

Cuming County's Juvenile Awareness Group (JAG) will be hosting a parent education class this Sunday, March 18 in the lower level of the West Point Community Theatre, beginning at 2 p.m. The class is being held to openly discuss concerns about alcohol, vaping, marijuana and other questions parents ma


Columbus Fire Department hoping to move to new location

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. The alley between the Columbus Fire Department and the Columbus Public Library was closed off to passersbyers for nearly two weeks. COLUMBUS - Due to its building's age and limited space, the Columbus Fire Department plans to move to a new facility in t