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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.


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


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.


Snowstorm sets daily records in Omaha and Lincoln

The storm that blew across Nebraska set daily records for snowfall, said Scott Dergan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.


Fatal accident reported near Bennington Road and Cunningham Lake Park Road

One person was dead at the scene, and one person was transported to a local hospital. At least two vehicles were involved in the crash, which was reported at about 7:30 p.m.


Iowa man dies in two vehicle crash near Lake Cunningham

An Iowa man was killed and another man critically injured Saturday night when their car was struck by an allegedly drunk driver in northwest Omaha.Joseph W. Daniels, 21, of Council Bluffs was pronounced dead at the scene on U.S. Highway 36 near Lake Cunningham Park Road. Thomas D. Greise, 21, of Cou


Wary Scott Frost looking for signs Nebraska Cornhuskers getting used to losing

David Banks, Getty ImagesHead coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers questions a call with an official during the first half game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Oct. 13, 2018 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill.


Over 50,000 without power in eastern Nebraska after snow

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than 50,000 utility customers are without power after heavy, wet snow blanketed eastern Nebraska.The Omaha Public Power District says 51,000 customers lacked power at 5 p.m. Sunday. That was down from a peak of about 56,000.


Troopers seize more than 1,600 pounds of edible marijuana products, THC wax and pot worth $550,000

Nebraska state troopers seized more than 1,600 pounds of edible marijuana products, THC wax and marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 on Thursday.


Concrete truck driver in fatal crash found not guilty

PAPILLION — The driver of a loaded concrete truck that last year tipped onto a car near Omaha, killing two people, has been found not guilty of two misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide counts.A a jury found 21-year-old Austin Holloway, of Fremont, not guilty Friday.


THE REGULARS: Winnebago story deserves to be told, celebrated

As I thought about a subject for this column, I came to the conclusion I wanted to share a “good news” story that needs to be told. That story is the truly remarkable success of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and the tremendous economic and social impact the tribe has on the Siouxland region and co


6 things that happened at the Riviera Theater

Although films are no long shown at the Riviera Theater, the downtown site was a go-to destination for filmmakers, stars and other celebrities. Over the years, it was known for showing many Oscar winners and serving as the site for premieres and other events. Among them:


OPPD: Snow falling causes 12,966 people to lose power

As of 11:45 Sunday morning, the Omaha Public Power District says more than 5,200 customers are without power as snow falls in the metro.


Early snow causes major power outages

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -A heavy, wet, early snow caused several major power outages Sunday morning in the Omaha metro area.


Nebraska’s new rock bottom already includes talk of firing Scott Frost

Earlier this year, when theNebraska footballteam lost to Michigan 56-10, head coach Scott Frost told Cornhuskers fans the program had officially hit bottom. The allusion there was that it could only go up from there.


Nebraska off to worst start in program history: Here’s how much it would cost to buy out Scott Frost

With games against Ohio State, Michigan State and Iowa still on the schedule, a bowl berth is looking increasingly unlikely, and this season could spiral out of control quickly.


Nebraska would owe Scott Frost as much as $26 million if it moves on from coach

Saturday, the Cornhuskersfell to 0-6 for the first time in program historywith an overtime loss to Northwestern, which tied the game on a 99-yard touchdown drive that ended with 12 seconds left in regulation.