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When Tornado Warnings Cry Wolf

Updated: 09/20/2011 - People who live in tornado-prone areas of the country are familiar with an often unspoken reality. Too often, tornado warnings are issued and nothing happens and people become complacent the next time. A new report has found that was the reality in Joplin, Missouri on a terrible day last May.

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Bachmann in Iowa: Food Industry Over-Regulated

Posted: 09/20/2011 - During a visit in Iowa Tuesday, Presidential hopeful Michelle Bachmann said the food industry is over-regulated. She visited a family-owned meat packing plant in Des Moines. She argued that Americans want safety but also common sense.

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Knee Injury Sidelines Crouch

Updated: 09/21/2011 - Eric Crouch can't catch a break in professional football. The Omaha Nighthawks' quarterback underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.

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Sex Discrimination at Tyson Plants

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. has agreed to pay more than $2-million to settle sex discrimination cases at four plants. The Plants are in West Point, Nebraska, Denison, Iowa, Waterloo, Iowa and Joslin, Illinois.

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Man Dies After Rolling Off Bridge

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Des Moines police say a homeless man may have rolled off a concrete bridge support while he was sleeping and fell to his death.

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Pavement Work On I-80 Delayed

Updated: 09/20/2011 - The state has delayed construction work planned for a stretch of Interstate 80 near Milford in southeast Nebraska.

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Note to Farmers: Be Careful

Posted: 09/20/2011 - This week (September 18-24) is National Farm Safety & Health Week. With that in mind, the Nebraska Corn Board is urging farmers to keep safety in mind as they harvest.

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Recall Of Village Board

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Notice asking for a recall election date on three Village of Union board members has been sent to the village board.

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Attempted Home Break-in Ends In Shootout

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Cedar Rapids police are investigating an attempted home burglary that ended in a shootout between the homeowner and the suspect.

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Former Iowa Coach Gets Probation For Sex Texts

Updated: 09/20/2011 - A former coach at a Des Moines-area middle school has been given probation and a suspended 10-year prison sentence for sending sexual text messages to a 14-year-old student.

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Banks Get Federal Small Business Loans

Updated: 09/20/2011 - Three community banks in Nebraska have been awarded federal loans to give small businesses more access to capital in an effort to grow and create jobs.

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Manure Spill Traced To Hog Lot

Posted: 09/20/2011 - State environmental officials say a manure spill in a small creek near Peterson, Iowa was traced to a hog lot operation.

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Osbornes Honored For Community Service

Updated: 09/20/2011 - Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne and his wife, Nancy, are being honored by Lutheran Family Services for the example they have set with their lives.

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Man Imprisoned For Having Meth

Posted: 09/20/2011 - A sentence of nearly 22 years has been given to a man who was arrested last year in western Nebraska after more than a kilogram of methamphetamine was found in his vehicle.

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Shoe Store Gone

Updated: 09/19/2011 - A long time Omaha shoe store that specialized in orthotics has closed without notice. An elderly customer paid $300 for shoes she needs, but the order hasn’t been delivered in six weeks.

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Woman Recovers From Listeria Scare

Updated: 09/19/2011 - An outbreak of listeria has been traced to cantaloupes from a farm in Colorado. Nearly two dozen people in the Midwest have become six with listeria...including three in Nebraska. One of the victims is making a full recovery after a scary few weeks.

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Omahan Sentenced for Gun Possession

Posted: 09/19/2011 - A 31-year old Omaha man was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm.. Marlon A. Washington was convicted in 2008 of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. It is a violation of federal law for him to possess a firearm.

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Stolen Transformers Found in River

Posted: 09/19/2011 - Five electrical transformers, believed to have been stolen, have been fished out of the Boone River in Iowa.

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Community Seeks Help for Firefighter’s Family

Updated: 09/19/2011 - Members of Shelby Fire & Rescue are mourning the death of one of their own. On Sunday night, Mike Collins was struck and killed while assisting with an injury crash on Interstate 80 just east of Shelby, Iowa.

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Americans Wealth Drops

Posted: 09/19/2011 - The country became just a little poorer this spring.

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Huskers Win, Some Drivers Lose

Posted: 09/19/2011 - Husker fans probably didn’t realize it, but Nebraska State Patrol troopers were busy with a special enforcement during the first three home football games. The patrol arrested three drivers for driving under the influence during the enforcement period.

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