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Update: Comment Triggered Police Chief Investigation

Updated: 05/03/2012 - Bellevue’s city administrator confirmed Thursday that Police Chief John Stacey has been placed on paid administrative leave because of an inappropriate comment Stacey made on Monday.

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Saving Tax Money Through Merger

Posted: 05/03/2012 - Merger of county offices up to voters proposal tabled until the next county board meeting

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Update: Bond Set For Fired Gretna Official

Updated: 05/03/2012 - Fired and then arrested on Tuesday night, Gretna's former city administrator had bond set at 10% of $5,000 Thursday morning in Sarpy County Court. Colleen Lawry will need to post $500 to get out of jail while awaiting further legal action.

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Nebraska Gov. Heineman Emphasizes Education

Posted: 05/03/2012 - Gov. Dave Heineman is emphasizing education in a series of public events and using his position to draw attention to high-achieving Nebraska students.

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Cross-Dressing Bank Robber Sentenced

Posted: 05/02/2012 - A Missouri man who twice dressed as a woman to hold up a northeastern Kansas bank is going to prison for 37 months.

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Gage County: Livestock Friendly Area

Posted: 05/02/2012 - A southeast Nebraska county is joining the ranks of the state's "Livestock Friendly" areas. Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy announced Wednesday that Gage County will become the 15th Nebraska county allowed to participate in the state program.

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Nelnet Employee Sentenced

Posted: 05/02/2012 - An employee of a Lincoln company involved with student loans has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison. Twenty-three year old Diane Benford was convicted of unauthorized computer access.

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County Repair Shop Move Causes Worry

Posted: 05/02/2012 - Small town receives assurance there will be little disruption in the community when the county moves two road department mechanics there.-It’s a move that is being made as part of a temporary arrangement while the final road shop plan is still evolving.

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“Made In Nebraska” Mowers Recalled

Posted: 05/02/2012 - About 2,200 Exmark riding mowers that were made in Nebraska are being recalled because a part could fail and cause a crash. Exmark says it has received 18 reports of problems with its Quest 42-inch ZRT riding mowers, but no injuries have been reported.

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Two Trees Fall In One Block So City Takes No Chances

Updated: 05/02/2012 - In less than one year two century old tall trees fall on houses on one block in south central Omaha. The city takes no changes with a third one marked for removal and moves it up the cut down list.

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Gretna City Administrator Fired, Then Arrested

Updated: 05/02/2012 - Investigators shed more light Wednesday into the case against the former city administrator for Gretna, Colleen Lawry. She goes before a judge Thursday morning in Sarpy County court.

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Retail Texting Scam Hits the Heartland

Posted: 05/01/2012 - A texting scam is hitting the Heartland. It all starts with a text on your cell phone from a retail store saying you've won a gift card.

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Free Bike Helmet Fittings Begin Saturday

Posted: 05/01/2012 - We have all heard the many unfortunate stories about bicyclists being injured, or worse, due to a lack of a bicycle helmet. Sometimes the helmet was not fitted properly. This spring, AAA is hosting a series of free bike helmet fittings to help reduce the risk.

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New Protective Order Alert in Iowa

Posted: 05/01/2012 - Iowa has become one of a dozen states to notify domestic violence victims when protective orders have been issued to keep an abuser away from the victim.

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Man Stabbed & Taken to Hospital

Posted: 05/01/2012 - Omaha police say a fight between two people in the lobby of Evans Tower Monday night ended when one man stabbed the other. The victim, 51-year-old Donald Peak, was transported to Immanuel Medical center with a wound that is not considered life threatening.

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