Update: Shooting Victims Identified


Updated: 08/28/2014 - Omaha Police have identified the shooting victims from a gun battle near 36th and Ames on Thursday. Lamar R. King, 26, was killed. Two others were critically injured. They’re identified as Marcus Johnson. 18, and Johnnie Wilson, 19.

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Former Officer Gets Probation In Excessive Force Case

Updated: 08/28/2014 - Former Omaha police officer James Kinsella was sentenced Thursday to 12 months probation for removing and destroying a memory card from a cell phone camera used to record a 2013 arrest in which officers were accused of using excessive force during a towing dispute.

New Charges in Fake Cancer Fundraising Scam

Posted: 08/28/2014 - A mom accused of lying about her daughter having cancer is facing additional charges. The Cass County, Iowa Attorney added the charges Thursday in the case against Leatha Slauson

Fontenelle Forest Staff Earns Certified Interpretive Guide Certification

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Twelve members of Fontenelle Forest’s education and naturalist staff have completed a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) program through the National Association for Interpretation (NAI). Interpretation seeks to make emotional and intellectual connections between the interests of the audience and the meaning inherent to a resource such as the forest.

The Omaha Tribe Of Nebraska Reaches Settlement

Posted: 08/28/2014 - The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, a federally recognized Native American tribe located in northeastern Nebraska, and the Tribe’s Utilities Commission have reached a settlement with the United States to improve the Tribe’s drinking and wastewater systems and its trash collection program.

Plea Deal Reached in Evidence Tampering Case

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Erik Valencia has pleaded guilty to an amended charge linked to the death of Joseph Merolla. Valencia pleaded to obstructing government operations and was fined $500.

City’s Agreement With COPS

Updated: 08/28/2014 - WOWT 6 News has obtained a copy of the agreement which allowed a crew from the TV reality show COPS to accompany Omaha police. The agreement between Mayor Jean Stothert and a producer was signed on May 22nd.

Flooding Concern Rises With Rain Possible Through Friday

Updated: 08/28/2014 - A flood warning has been issued for the Wahoo Creek in Saunders County through at least Friday afternoon. A flood warning takes effect Friday morning for the Missouri River at Brownville and Rulo through Sunday.

Lightning Sparks Fires

Updated: 08/28/2014 - Lightning is blamed for starting two fires Thursday morning.
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Bryce Dion Remembered

Updated: 08/27/2014 - Bryce Dion was a man killed while doing his job. We have been looking into his life as an Audio Supervisor for the show Cops.

Cortez Washington's Family Mourns

Updated: 08/27/2014 - As friends and family openly mourn the death of Bryce Dion, a quiet mourning is taking place among the family of Cortez Washington.

Employee Recalls Terror of Shootings

Updated: 08/27/2014 - Roxy Galloway knows the terror of Tuesday night’s shootings firsthand. She is the Wendy’s employee the robber confronted with the gun.

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