Teen injures ankle in fall from electric scooter 2 days after the devices debut in Omaha

The first reported electric scooter injury occurred two days after the scooters showed up in Omaha. A 16-year-old girl fell off the scooter she was riding about 4:30 p.m. Friday and injured her rig... Read More

Stamp featuring Niobrara River goes on sale today

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s best-known canoeing river is about to get a dose of national publicity. The Niobrara River is among 12 waterways in the nation commemorated on new U.S. postage stamps that will go on sale Tuesday. The ... Read More

Nebraska City Settles With Former Clerk For $325,000

NEBRASKA CITY – Nebraska City commissioners approved a $325,000 legal settlement with a former city clerk that claimed he was fired after casting doubt on the city’s handling of a public utilities account. The city will pay $23,087 for the mon... Read More

Stothert Recallers Regroup Following 'Unfortunate' Rally Cancellation

Omaha, NE.—The folks out to recall Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert are regrouping today. As News Channel Nebraska reported earlier the recallers took out petitions Thursday, expecting a kick-off signature-seeking rally on Saturday. But the rally—... Read More

Semi driver is critically injured in crash on Interstate 80 in Iowa

A semitrailer truck driver was critically injured Sunday when he tried to pass another semitrailer truck that was slowing in front of him on Interstate 80. The collision occurred about 8:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-80 about 30 miles northe... Read More

2 months after flooding, I-29 is now open border to border in Iowa

The traveling public received welcome news over the weekend. After more than two months of closures, Interstate 29 is now fully open in Iowa. The last section to reopen was between Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley. The Missouri Vall... Read More

Authorities identify baby who died in Interstate 80 crash that injured 5 others

Authorities have released the name of the baby who died in a crash on Interstate 80 in Sarpy County on Saturday. Five others were injured. Four-month-old Amila Johnson from Scottsbluff, Nebraska, died in the crash that occurred when the ... Read More

Nemaha County Jury Hands Down Rape Conviction

AUBURN – A Nemaha County jury found 36-year-old James Reyes guilty of sexual assault of a child on Friday. The jury was asked to decide if a 12-year-old girl was telling the truth about what happened to her when she lived in Auburn from 2010... Read More

12th Annual Landon Bos Memorial Bike Rodeo Held in Norfolk

NORFOLK - When his 7-year-old son was killed in a pedestrian/car accident, Dave Bos couldn't stand by and let another tragedy happen. On Saturday, kids and parents in the Norfolk community gathered at Park Park for the 12th annual Landon Bos M... Read More

Teen searching for arrowheads in southern Iowa finds prehistoric mastodon jaw instead

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A teen searching for arrowheads in southern Iowa found something much bigger: the prehistoric jawbone of a mastodon. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the 30-inch bone belonged to a juvenile mastodon, an eleph... Read More

POW/MIA families updated on identification efforts at Omaha meeting

Until a few months ago, Jay Banta of Omaha knew next to nothing about his father’s cousin, Don Banta, who died at age 22 during World War II. Then, out of the blue, a representative of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency called and a... Read More