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Two Women Arrested For Theft Of "Mislaid" Money

Updated: 05/11/2012 - A six-month long investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol has led to the arrest of two Omaha woman on charges of Felony Theft of Lost, Mislaid Items. Cassandra Wright, 28, and Chudney Knave, 29, were arrested for spending $49,000 mistakenly deposited into the account of their business “Bright Futures Learning & Care,” by the Nebraska Department of Education.

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Items Worth More Than Money Stolen

Posted: 05/25/2012 - They can live with having to replace a wedding ring but an Omaha family will not be able to recreate the important moments they lost to in a burglary. Details in this week's Burglaries & Break-Ins Report. Click Here.

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Gov. Branstad Names New Judge

Posted: 05/11/2012 - Gov. Terry Branstad has named a senior counsel to West Des Moines-based insurer Aviva USA to the district court bench in Iowa's 5th Judicial District.

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Omaha Steaks Donates to Troops

Posted: 05/11/2012 - Omaha Steaks says it plans to donate part of its sales in May to the Armed Forces Foundation as part of a monthlong effort to honor soldiers.

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Plant Expert Answers Your Questions

Posted: 05/10/2012 - It sounds scandalous, but can Granny Smith cross pollinate with a Honey Crisp? Actually, it’s not a scandal. It’s a legitimate question posed to plant expert John Fech during the Channel 6 News Midday newscast Thursday.

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Gunman Identified – Can You Find Him?

Updated: 05/11/2012 - Omaha Police have identified a suspect who may have shot a good Samaritan last week. The victim, 30-year-old Dallas Waters, was shot in the leg while helping a girl who was being bullied by two teenagers.

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Packed Crowds Checking Out the Pachyderms & More

Updated: 05/10/2012 - Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is reporting record attendance. Zoo operators credit two things for the high attendance figures: The re-opening of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium and a warm spring.

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New Trial In Parking Lot Slaying

Updated: 05/10/2012 - A 23-year-old Iowa man has won a new trial in the fatal shooting of another man in a Des Moines parking lot. The Iowa Court of Appeals said Wednesday that Matthew Grady was improperly interrogated.

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Sex Offender Imprisoned For Nebraska Violation

Posted: 05/10/2012 - A 27-year-old Sudanese man has been given 21 months in federal prison for not registering as a sex offender in Nebraska. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg says Koang Tang must serve five years of supervised release after he leaves prison.

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Weatherization Program Milestone

Posted: 05/10/2012 - Free weatherization completes the 300th home with American Reinvestment and Recovery funding.

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Smoke Free Parks On Hold

Posted: 05/10/2012 - Smoke free policy in the parks goes up in smoke in Plattsmouth. The city councilman who turned discussion toward the rights of smokers later asked that the policy proposal be kept “on the table.”

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Avengers Video Game Announced

Posted: 05/10/2012 - Now that they've saved the world on film, "The Avengers" are teaming up for a video game.

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Homeless Shelter Lays Off 8 Staffers

Updated: 05/10/2012 - A Lincoln shelter for homeless people has cut almost 10 percent of its staff so it can keep open its free medical clinic.

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U.S. Figure Skater Drops By WOWT

Updated: 05/09/2012 - U.S. Figure Skater Agnes Zawadzki dropped by WOWT’s studio Wednesday to help promote next year’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Zawadzki is a favorite to win a medal when the championships come to CenturyLink Center Omaha.

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Man Sentenced For Beating Hitchhiker

Updated: 05/09/2012 - A 31-year-old Virginia man has been given 30 to 40 years in prison after being convicted of severely beating a hitchhiker in western Nebraska.

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Casinos Slowly Coming Back From Recession

Posted: 05/09/2012 - The nation's commercial casinos continued their slow-but-steady comeback from the recession last year, with revenues up 3 percent nationwide and jobs holding nearly steady.

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