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Thief Cashes Check 21 Minutes Later

Updated: 02/02/2012 - Omaha police are asking the public to help find a suspected thief. An 80-year-old man says Edward Mason came to his home last week claiming he had done work on his roof within the past year. Mason was allowed access to the roof and talked the man into fixing some damage for $7,000.

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Highway 75 Contracts Awarded

Posted: 02/02/2012 - Contract awarded to upgrade busy highway 75 in Cass County. Six construction companies submitted bids for the major project.

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Lincoln Drug Arrests

Updated: 02/02/2012 - When the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant Wednesday night, a total of three suspects were arrested.

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Man Steals $600K From Uncle

Posted: 02/01/2012 - A Falls City, Nebraska man is accused of stealing over $600,000 from his elderly uncle. The Nebraska State Patrol says 55-year-old Lewis Rakosnik was arrested at his uncle's home in Pawnee City on felony charges of knowing and intentional abuse of a vulnerable adult.

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Hydraulic Problem Grounds Jet

Posted: 02/01/2012 - A mechanical problem forced a Delta jet to be towed to a terminal gate after it landed at Omaha's Eppley Airfield.

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Healthy Super Bowl Fare Suggestions

Posted: 02/01/2012 - Super Bowl Sunday has become another national feast day, and there will be parties featuring plenty of food, which is not always the best thing for your health. The Douglas County Health Department recommends taking a Giant step in the right direction by looking at the snacks you’ll serve.

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Police Search Of Bicyclist Ruled Illegal

Updated: 02/01/2012 - The Iowa Court of Appeals has ruled a Council Bluffs police officer's late night search of a bicyclist was illegal and marijuana found during the search should be suppressed.

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Branstad Names Judges Panel

Posted: 02/01/2012 - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has named 30 people to a panel that recommends candidates to become new district court judges.

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Bill Could End Greyhound Racing

Posted: 02/01/2012 - An Iowa legislative panel has approved a measure that would allow the state's two greyhound tracks to stop holding races. However, it's still not a sure bet the measure will clear the Senate.

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Update: No Students Injured In School Bus Crash

Updated: 02/01/2012 - A school bus crashed into a yard Wednesday morning near 55th and Leavenworth. Police say the 54-year-old bus driver had a medical condition and blacked out.

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Liquor Shoplifter Doesn't Get Jack

Posted: 01/31/2012 - A shoplifter attempted to steal 36 bottles of whiskey from a Papillion grocery. The Jack Daniel's had been in three display boxes at a No Frills store when the suspect put the cases in a cart and walked out.

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Man Breaks Into A Car, Steals A Gun

Updated: 02/01/2012 - A man accused of trying to break into cars in the middle of the night is off the streets, but Bellevue police are still looking for his two accomplices.

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Phony Doctor Arrested

Posted: 01/31/2012 - A suspect who impersonated a doctor over the phone has been arrested for trying to pick up a prescription narcotic. The 32 year old man was taken into custody as he exited an Ashland pharmacy with the pills.

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School Principal/Basketball Coach Fired

Updated: 01/31/2012 - Principal Mike Loftin of West Harrison Community High School was fired during a special meeting Monday night. Loftin also served as the school’s girls’ basketball coach.

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Car Hits Embankment, Airborne 104 Feet

Updated: 01/31/2012 - The Gage County Sheriff’s office is investigating a crash that left a woman hospitalized with life threatening injuries. Investigators say 27-year-old Jennifer Valenta’s car left Highway 77, entered a ditch, hit an embankment, and went airborne for 104 feet.

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Iowa Paying Out For Improper Layoffs

Posted: 01/31/2012 - Iowa prison supervisors laid off under Gov. Chet Culver's administration have been paid nearly $500,000 in back pay and counting after a panel ruled their firings were improper.

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