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Drug Runner Is Swiss

Updated: 08/04/2011 - The Nebraska State Patrol has nabbed another drug runner using the I-80 drug pipeline. The suspect is in the United States illegally, from Switzerland. Wili E. Wirz is jailed in the Lancaster County Jail on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

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Roommates Argue – One Stabs the Other

Updated: 08/04/2011 - Lincoln police say two roommates had a disagreement over their living arrangements. Things escalated to the point that one began stabbing the other. The two live at 3320 L Street. Police say 48-year old Daniel Bousek stabbed his 57-year old roommate who was left with lacerations to his face and a stab wound to an arm.

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Wilber Celebrating 50 Years of Czech Heritage

Posted: 08/04/2011 - Wilber residents are putting the final touches on events planned for this weekend's annual Czech Festival. This mars the 50th year of the festival.

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Iowa Man Killed By Hay Bale

Posted: 08/04/2011 - An Iowa man is dead after being trapped beneath a large bale of hay that fell off the back of a truck near Newton, Kansas.

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Army Veteran Honored For Accident Rescue

Posted: 08/04/2011 - An army veteran has been honored with the highest award for valor that a soldier can earn for an act outside of combat. Scott Shigley, who retired as a Sergeant First Class, received the soldier's medal in a ceremony at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Rate On 15-Year Mortgage Falls

Posted: 08/04/2011 - The average rate on a 15-year fixed mortgage has fallen to its lowest level in decades.

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Jobless Claims Show Scant Improvement

Updated: 08/04/2011 - The number of people filing first time claims for jobless benefits was put at 400,000 last week. That is a small drop of 1,000 from the previous week.

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Treasurer to Visit Fair

Posted: 08/04/2011 - The Nebraska State Treasurer's Office is offering information about savings programs and unclaimed property at the Lancaster County Super Fair.

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Credit Card Myths

Posted: 08/03/2011 - Credit card companies mailed out 1.4 billion offers in the first quarter of this year-nearly double the same period a year ago.

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Patrol Canine Found, Trooper Still Missing

Updated: 08/03/2011 - A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper remains missing, two days after apparently being swept away by floodwaters in northwest Missouri. The body of his patrol K-9 was found Tuesday night.

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Flooding Causes Damage To Infrastructure

Updated: 08/03/2011 - Council Bluffs could be facing some real trouble related to the flooding. There have been nine confirmed sewer collapses and six more are under surveillance. Along with the damage comes a high price tag.

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Car – Deer – Motorcycle Collision Kills Man

Updated: 08/03/2011 - An Omaha man was killed Wednesday morning while on his way to work. The Cass County, Nebraska sheriff says 36-year old Richard Topp was killed when he became involved in a car, motorcycle, deer collision.

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What’s With the Red Water?

Posted: 08/03/2011 - Concerned people have been calling the Iowa Department of Natural Resources about a red color in Little Beaver Creek. The problem area is downstream from Grimes, Iowa. Specialists from the Des Moines DNR office traced the red color to a discharge from the Grimes Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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August 1-7, World Breastfeeding Week

Posted: 08/03/2011 - The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department is promoting World Breastfeeding Week, which is celebrated every year from August 1-7 in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

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Werner Park Guildlines For Selena Gomez Concert

Posted: 08/03/2011 - Teen pop music sensation Selena Gomez is coming to Werner Park Friday, August 12, presented by K-Mart, and preparations have been put in place for the first non-game day concert at the new ballpark. Several changes are in store from the regular Storm Chasers set-up, so fans should plan accordingly.

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Demographics Challenge Nebraska Schools

Updated: 08/03/2011 - The state education commissioner says Nebraska's changing demographics are presenting challenges for both rural and urban school districts.

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Missing Trooper's Body Still Not Found

Updated: 08/03/2011 - They're pulling out all the stops in the search for the body of missing Missouri State Trooper Fred Guthrie Jr. Trooper Guthrie was reported missing Monday afternoon. Also missing is Guthrie's patrol canine Reed. Guthrie's body has still not been found nearly 48 hours later.

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Obama Campaign Expects Lower Summer Fundraising

Posted: 08/03/2011 - The debt negotiations appear to have put a dent in President Barack Obama's campaign war chest. Obama's re-election campaign expects to raise tens of millions of dollars less this summer than it did last spring because the debt limit talks forced Obama to cancel several fundraisers.

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Mandate Over Town's Immigration Law Vacated

Posted: 08/03/2011 - The mayor of Hazleton, Pa., says a federal appeals court has vacated a mandate that had declared the Northeastern Pennsylvania city's controversial immigration ordinance unconstitutional.

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Klansman James Ford Seale Dies

Posted: 08/03/2011 - James Ford Seale, a reputed Ku Klux Klansman imprisoned for his role in the segregation-era abduction and killing of two black men in rural Mississippi, has died.

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Government To Borrow $72b Next Week

Posted: 08/03/2011 - The government will borrow $72 billion in debt auctions next week now that Congress has raised the nation's borrowing limit.

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Teen Fined For Taunting Suicidal Man

Posted: 08/03/2011 - A Massachusetts teenager who yelled "jump" to a suicidal man on a rooftop has pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct.

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Man Shoots Toilet in Bar Named 'Shooters'

Posted: 08/03/2011 - A man is charged with using a stolen handgun to shoot a toilet in a Northeastern Pennsylvania bar named 'Shooters.' Police say they received a report of a toilet being shot in the men's room at the Wilkes-Barre bar early Tuesday.

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