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Beatrice Rejects Pet Pig Amendment

Updated: 09/21/2011 - There will be no pet pigs or other exotic animals in Beatrice. The City Council rejected a proposed amendment to its animal ordinance that would have grandfathered in unusual animals.

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Woman Injured After Hit By School Bus

Updated: 09/21/2011 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa police say an 84-year-old woman crossing a busy street was injured when she was hit by a school bus.

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Marijuana Grow Operation Discovered

Updated: 09/21/2011 - Two brothers have been arrested after Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies discover a marijuana growing operation in their home.

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New Management at Downtown Hotel

Posted: 09/21/2011 - A new management contract has been announced for the Hilton Garden Inn in Omaha’s Old Market. White Lodging has assumed operations at the hotel, becoming the company’s 156th property in its portfolio.

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Heineman Contacts TransCanada

Updated: 09/21/2011 - Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has contacted TransCanada directly, urging the energy company to reroute a proposed oil pipeline through Nebraska. The plan is to bring the pipeline across the Ogallala Aquifer.

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Vandals Flood Man's Home

Posted: 09/21/2011 - When a man returned home after nearly two weeks, he discovered some vandals paid a visit. The damage is described as substantial. Someone turned on all of the faucets in Jonathan Woltemath’s home and blocked the drains.

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Omaha Steaks Hiring for the Holidays

Posted: 09/21/2011 - A major Omaha employer has announced plans to hire for the holidays. Omaha steaks says it will hire nearly 2,500 season full-time and part-time positions. The company says it has a re-hire program that could mean 500-700 of those who worked last year will be re-hired this year.

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Sidewalk Panels Replaced Without Approval

Updated: 09/21/2011 - Five homeowners in a northwest Omaha neighborhood were shocked that a construction crew removed and replaced sidewalk panels in front of their homes. None received notice from the city.

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Google Wallet

Updated: 09/20/2011 - Ready to check out? Get out your Google wallet.

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When Tornado Warnings Cry Wolf

Updated: 09/20/2011 - People who live in tornado-prone areas of the country are familiar with an often unspoken reality. Too often, tornado warnings are issued and nothing happens and people become complacent the next time. A new report has found that was the reality in Joplin, Missouri on a terrible day last May.

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Bachmann in Iowa: Food Industry Over-Regulated

Posted: 09/20/2011 - During a visit in Iowa Tuesday, Presidential hopeful Michelle Bachmann said the food industry is over-regulated. She visited a family-owned meat packing plant in Des Moines. She argued that Americans want safety but also common sense.

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Knee Injury Sidelines Crouch

Updated: 09/21/2011 - Eric Crouch can't catch a break in professional football. The Omaha Nighthawks' quarterback underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.

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Sex Discrimination at Tyson Plants

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. has agreed to pay more than $2-million to settle sex discrimination cases at four plants. The Plants are in West Point, Nebraska, Denison, Iowa, Waterloo, Iowa and Joslin, Illinois.

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Man Dies After Rolling Off Bridge

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Des Moines police say a homeless man may have rolled off a concrete bridge support while he was sleeping and fell to his death.

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Pavement Work On I-80 Delayed

Updated: 09/20/2011 - The state has delayed construction work planned for a stretch of Interstate 80 near Milford in southeast Nebraska.

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Note to Farmers: Be Careful

Posted: 09/20/2011 - This week (September 18-24) is National Farm Safety & Health Week. With that in mind, the Nebraska Corn Board is urging farmers to keep safety in mind as they harvest.

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Recall Of Village Board

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Notice asking for a recall election date on three Village of Union board members has been sent to the village board.

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Attempted Home Break-in Ends In Shootout

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Cedar Rapids police are investigating an attempted home burglary that ended in a shootout between the homeowner and the suspect.

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