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Medical woes hit Fremont family

Supporters say 90,000 low-income people in Nebraska would benefit from the help, while opponents believe it's too expensive and would cost taxpayers more money.


(Audio) N-U Vice President Listens To West Point Area Thoughts And Concerns

Deb Schroeder, a retired Extension Educator who spent more than 40 years in northeast Nebraska expressed concerns about the lack of climate research on cattle and the shift of emphasis from youth development to nutrition. Schroeder also said in her opinion, Extension educators are being require


Offensive signs posted around Omaha

One of those signs was actually posted near 50th and Center, but neighbors are taking it upon themselves, snatching the signs down.


Friedhof & Co. opens for events and dining

The former Schweser’s building in downtown Columbus is officially reopened just in time for its 100th anniversary.Husband and wife Robert and Tracy Gasper purchased the 11,750-square-foot building in June 2017, and a little over a year later, their hard work is ready for the community. The couple is


2 kayakers rescued from fast river water in eastern Nebraska

BATTLE CREEK, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two kayakers were rescued from the high, fast water of the Elkhorn River in eastern Nebraska.


Farm Bureau plans candidate forum

Those interested in learning more about the candidates running for the District 16 seat in the Nebraska Legislature are invited to participate in a candidate forum sponsored by the Burt, Cuming, and Washington County Farm Bureaus. Candidates Ben Hansen and Chuck Hassebrook are both confirmed to part


Man arrested following traffic stop

A Fremont man was arrested on a warrant following a traffic stop on Friday.According to the Fremont Police Department, at approximately 7:41 p.m. a traffic stop was performed in the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue.Get news headlines sent daily to your inboxDuring the traffic stop, 25-year-old Miguel Di


Woman booked on domestic assault charge after cutting

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) --A 36-year-old woman was arrested Saturday after police said she tried to assault her boyfriend with a knife.Officers responded to north 49th Street and NW Radial Highway on Saturday just after 9 p.m. Witnesses told officers the incident began as an argument between Natasha Bonne


Accident along I-80 westbound near L Street causing significant I-80 and I-680 delays

An accident is blocking a righthand lane of I-80 westbound between L and Q streets, causing traffic to stack up past the I-680, Dodge split.


House valued at $44,500 sustains $35,000 damage in fire

Crews put out a house fire Sunday morning near North 22nd and Manderson Streets that left the northeast Omaha home heavily damaged.The structure, valued at $44,500, sustained $35,000 in damage, officials said, and $15,200 in contents were lost.


Two people injured when tire blowout causes crash on Interstate 680

A tire blowout on Interstate 680 resulted in a crash that injured two, including one person whose injuries may be life-threatening.William R. Travis Sr., 44, was taken to Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy with chest injuries that may be life-threatening, according to the Omaha Police


Plattsmouth police arrest two people after car pursuit

PLATTSMOUTH – Plattsmouth police took two Nebraska City residents into custody Saturday after a car chase that approached 100 miles per hour on Highway 75.Trace Schmitz, 22, and Bronwyn Bostwick, 21, were both arrested and taken to Cass County Jail Saturday morning. Both were involved in a car pursu


UPDATE: I-29 shut down by hazardous fluid leaked from truck

ONAWA, Iowa -- A semi truck leaking hazardous chemicals caused the closure of both northbound and southbound Interstate 29 Sunday afternoon.According to a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday a semi hauling hazardous materials was leaking fluid onto th


Fiery crash on I-29 in Council Bluffs

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (KMTV) - If you were on I-29 in Council Bluffs Saturday afternoon, you likely saw a lengthy delay.In this video, captured by a man caught in the traffic with his wife, you can see a pillar of flames come shooting out of a wrecked car on the side of the road.The damage to the ca


Suspect arrested after ramming multiple law enforcement vehicles

NORFOLK, Neb. --One person has been arrested after ramming into a Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) cruiser and a Dakota County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) vehicle during a pursuit Friday evening in South Sioux City.An NSP sergeant became involved in a pursuit at approximately 6:20 p.m. when a suspect being p


(Audio) Highway 275 Project Could See Dirt Moved In 2019

Earlier this week, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a record-setting $600 million in projects slated for construction across the state. The announcement came with the release of the DOT’s Program Book for Fiscal Years 2019-2024, which details tra


Police investigate Sunday morning shooting

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) --Omaha Police say Jordan Williams, 19, is recovering after being shot early Sunday morning.


Lyons escapes much of flooding damage seen along the Logan Creek

Recent heavy rains in northeast Nebraska have left flooding and damage in their wake all along the Logan Creek, which runs west of Lyons. Reports of flooding in Pender, Oakland, and Uehling, to name a few, have resulted in damage to parks, golf courses, crops, and homes. Governor Pete Ricketts has


Junior Legion Area Tournament Scores from 7/7/18

B-3 in BenningtonETC Knights 7, West Point 0Bennington 10, Arlington 0Concordia 5, Ft. Calhoun 3C-2 in PenderHooper-Scribner 13, Wisner-Pilger/Dodge-Howells 11Tekamah-Herman 13, Ponca 5North Bend-Morse Bluff 4, Pender 3


Man sent to hospital after he was hit by car, driver cited for DUI

Thompson, Jr. suffered injuries to his lower leg and head. Both are considered non-life threatening injuries.OMAHA, Neb. —Ramel Thompson, Jr. was taken to the hospital around 1:30 Saturday after being struck by at 2002 Toyota Camry.Police responded to 52nd and Sorenson Pkwy for a personal injury acc