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Stolen Wooden Bear Returned With Apology

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Just a day after it was reported stolen, a large wooden carving of a bear has been returned to its home in Davenport, Iowa. An anonymous tip led police to a St. Ambrose University dorm room and the bear was returned to its place in the yard.

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A New Top Cop Job

Posted: 09/14/2011 - A new rank in the Plattsmouth Police Department. With adoption of the 2011-12 city budget, the Plattsmouth City Council approved the creation of a captain’s position within the department.

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Mortgage Loan Scheme Uncovered

Updated: 09/14/2011 - Five people have been indicted in federal fraud cases; all of the defendants are mortgage and real estate industry insiders.

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Embezzler To Be Sentenced

Updated: 09/14/2011 - A Louisville woman will be sentenced October 24th on a theft conviction.

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Wounded Robbery Suspect Gives Up Accomplice

Updated: 09/14/2011 - Lincoln police have made a second arrest on an attempted robbery this summer. Back on July 24, four people attempted to rob several people at a house near South 27th & K Street. The robbery took a turn when the victims stabbed one of the robbers.

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Dead End Ends Meth Courier

Updated: 09/14/2011 - A Nebraska State Patrol Trooper became suspicious Tuesday evening when he saw a pickup truck turn onto a street with a dead end near Grand Island. The trooper stopped the pickup and the driver consented to a search. The trooper reported finding six pounds of methamphetamine.

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Omaha Police Officer Involved in Crash

Posted: 09/14/2011 - An Omaha police officer is recovering from minor injuries she received when her cruiser was hit by another car at a north Omaha intersection.

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Iowa Man Charged In Church Fire Wants New Lawyer

Posted: 09/14/2011 - A man accused of setting the fires that damaged a church in Burlington earlier this year is asking the judge in his case to appoint a new attorney for him.

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Nebraska Property Tax Credit Shrinks Again

Updated: 09/14/2011 - Nebraska homeowners will continue receiving state help with their property tax bills this year, but the credits will shrink again.

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Finders Keepers With Tracking Devices

Updated: 09/13/2011 - An Omaha man hits a bump in the road which leads him to a tracking device under his car. He finds two more under two other vehicles and turns them over to his attorney.

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Sexual Assault Of A Minor

Posted: 09/13/2011 - A 40 year old man will spend the next 4½ years in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services system.

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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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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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