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High Water Soaks the Heartland

Updated: 08/28/2014 - High water is swamping parts of the heartland. All the rain this week has closed some streets in Wahoo.

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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.

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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.

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Airsofts And Split-Second Calls

Updated: 08/28/2014 - When a robbery suspect turned an Airsoft gun on police this week officers had a split second to make a life and death call. The suspect, Cortez Washington, was killed. COPS television show crew member Bryce Dion was accidentally hit by gunfire. He also died.

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Storms Leave Flooding Across Metro

Posted: 08/28/2014 - After parts of the area got two to four inches of rain overnight, creeks like the Papio were swollen Thursday morning.

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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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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.

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Lauritzen Gardens Free Admission Labor Day Weekend

Updated: 08/28/2014 - Admission to Lauritzen Gardens will be waived Saturday, August 30 and 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, September 1 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., in honor of Labor Day weekend.

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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.

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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

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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.

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More On Unusual Arrest

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Update on unusual arrest at the Plattsmouth Public Library on Tuesday morning.

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Jury Duty Phone Scam Returns

Updated: 08/28/2014 - The Douglas County Sheriff's Department reports the return of a phone scam where a caller claims to be a deputy wanting to collect a fine for failure to appear for jury duty.

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Lightning Sparks Fires

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

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Mom Punches Man Who Tossed Pastry On Child

Posted: 08/28/2014 - A woman assaulted a man outside of a Des Moines convenience store after he tossed a toaster pastry and wrapper onto her 2-year-old.

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Hit-and-Run Mess in Council Bluffs

Posted: 08/28/2014 - UPDATE: Police have identified three people hurt in a startling crash near 29th and Avenue B in Council Bluffs.

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Driver Crashes On Slick Interstate

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Slick roads may have contributed to a crash on Interstate 29 near Lake Manawa early Thursday morning.

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