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Omaha Energy Company Is Growing Fast

Posted: 09/13/2011 - Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. lands at number 8 on FORTUNE Magazine's 2011 "100 Fastest Growing Companies."

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Three County Offices Are Moving

Posted: 09/13/2011 - If you have a need to visit the Douglas County Department of General Assistance, the Veteran’s Services Office, and the Juvenile Assessment Center, you better take note. Those offices are moving later this month.

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West Nile Virus Found In Northeast Nebraska Mosquitoes

Posted: 09/13/2011 - The Northeast Nebraska Health Department in Wayne, Ne. says mosquitoes in the area have tested positive for West Nile virus. Mosquitoes collected from sites near Ponca and Wayne have tested positive for the virus.

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Iowa To Begin Repairs On I-680 Bridge

Posted: 09/13/2011 - Iowa transportation officials have announced plans to get started on rebuilding a flood-damage bridge over the Missouri River on Interstate 680 in Pottawattamie County from north of Council Bluffs into north Omaha.

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Crews Rescue Man Stuck In Grain Bin

Posted: 09/13/2011 - We now know the name of a worker who was rescued after being trapped for more than three hours in a grain bin in central Iowa. Fifty-six-year-old Steve Kaufman, of Ankeny, was trapped Tuesday morning at the Heartland Co-op east of Ankeny. The accident was reported about 9:30 a.m. He was rescued around 1 p.m. and flown to a Des Moines hospital.

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Car Found In Beatrice Pond

Updated: 09/13/2011 - Police are looking for clues and suspects after a Mercedes was discovered in a duck pond in Beatrice. The sedan was found Tuesday morning in the pond at a park. Police believe it was stolen Monday night from a man's house and ditched in the pond.

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UPDATE: OPD Makes Second Arrest In Homicide

Updated: 09/13/2011 - Omaha Police have arrested a second man in the death of 21-year old Alonso Hurtado on Sept 2. Police say 17-year-old Kriss Flores has been booked for his involvement in the shooting death of Hurtado.

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NTSB Idea: Ban Cell Phone Use & Driving

Updated: 09/13/2011 - The National Transportation Safety Board is joining the bandwagon – recommending that states ban texting and cell phone use by drivers. The NTSB’s recommendation is limited to truckers and other commercial drivers.

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Zebra Mussels Show Up in Minnesota

Updated: 09/13/2011 - Zebra Mussels, the same unwelcome mollusks that caused Lake Zorinsky to be closed and drained last year, are now showing up in a state famous for lakes -- Minnesota. State natural resources officials report finding zebra mussels in 60 lakes and rivers, including Lake Minnetonka.

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Now That's a BIG Screen

Posted: 09/13/2011 - A lot of Husker fans like to brag about the size of their flat screen TV but nobody can match the big screen and surround sound system at an Omaha movie theater. Beginning September 24th they will allow fans to watch the games there for free.

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Help Needed Finding Robbers

Updated: 09/13/2011 - The hunt is on for two robbers who held up a Kum & Go gas station on August 30, 2011.

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Nebraskan Named Head of International Securities Organization

Posted: 09/13/2011 - Jack E. Herstein, Assistant Director of the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance and head of the Department’s Bureau of Securities, began his one-year tenure Tuesday as President of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).

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Sorghum Crop Up; Sugar Beets Unchanged

Updated: 09/13/2011 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Nebraska's sorghum production is looking up. This year's sorghum crop is forecast at 5.66 million bushels, up 5 percent from the August forecast, but down 16 percent from last year. Yield is forecast at 87 bushels per acre, up 4 bushels from last month but 3 bushels less than a year ago.

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Craigslist Rental Scam In Iowa

Updated: 09/13/2011 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa police are warning those looking to rent property in the city of a Craigslist scam that has cost several their deposits. One woman nearly became a victim. She said she found a nice rental house in town on the online want-ad site, and it was a steal for $500 per month.

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Man Arrested After Falling Asleep During Burglary

Updated: 09/13/2011 - Police in Wichita, Kansas arrested a 35-year-old man who took a shower and then fell asleep while burglarizing a home. Police say the man, who was homeless, had gathered several items he intended to steal from a house.

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Missouri River Flooding Damage Bills Adding Up

Posted: 09/13/2011 - Federal flood insurance has already paid out $43 million to help policy holders deal with the damage caused by flooding along the Missouri River even though the floodwaters haven't fully receded.

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One In Seven Drivers Uninsured

Posted: 09/12/2011 - The number of uninsured motorists continues to rise, according to an industry group.

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Pre Paid Funeral Not Paid

Updated: 09/12/2011 - A woman who lived to be 105 didn’t want to leave this world with any debts. But the pre-need funeral package purchased in 1997 didn’t put burial expenses to rest.

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Flooded Roads In Mills County Being Assessed

Updated: 09/12/2011 - Good news in some areas of the metro, flood waters are receding to a point where we can start to get a clearer picture of the damage. The bad news, in Mills County, Iowa alone, the price tag is staggering.

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