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Government Survey Looks Suspicious

Posted: 07/08/2011 - A letter that looks official has some disabled and elderly residents wondering if it’s a scam. It states that survey taker will be coming around to ask them questions about government services provided by Federal Health and Human Services.

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Not Everyone Got Evacuation Mailers

Updated: 07/08/2011 - Omaha's flood evacuation area is now north of Ames Avenue and has been expanded west from 16th Street to Florence Blvd. The city sent out a mailer last week instructing those living in the area on what to do and where to go should they be forced to leave. But not everyone believes they've been properly informed.

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New Headache for Iowa Interstate

Updated: 07/08/2011 - First, it was the flooding detour. Now a previously planned construction project will cause another headache for those traveling Interstate 680 in western Iowa.

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More Time Behind Bars

Posted: 07/08/2011 - Sentencing for Buccaneer Bay man who is already serving time in the Nebraska Department of Corrections. The sentencing was on two misdemeanors stemming from an incident last September.

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Ear Torn in Dog Attack

Updated: 07/08/2011 - A DeWitt, Nebraska teenager lost part of his ear in a pit bull attack. The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that the unidentified 17-year old was among several teens playing with the dog in Beatrice. The dog became aggressive and attacked the boy.

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Meeting Request on River Management

Updated: 07/08/2011 - U.S. Sen. John Thune says a bipartisan group of 14 senators in Missouri River states is requesting a Senate hearing to look into the Army Corps of Engineers management of the river before recent historic flooding.

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Final Shuttle Mission – Now In Orbit

Updated: 07/08/2011 - The weather cleared and NASA triggered the countdown clock to begin at Cape Canaveral, Florida Friday morning. Four crew members will deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

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Man Masquerading As A Rockefeller May Face Charges

Posted: 07/08/2011 - A German immigrant who masqueraded as a member of the famous Rockefeller family is due to appear in a California courtroom on a charge that he murdered a Los Angeles-area man more than a quarter century ago.

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Robbers Get $1 Million in Heist

Posted: 07/08/2011 - Three men held three employees of a California security company at gunpoint and left them tied up in a vault before fleeing with more than $1 million in cash.

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Gorilla Mascot Attacked By Banana

Posted: 07/08/2011 - The manager of a cell phone store in Ohio called 911 to report a gorilla had been attacked by a banana.

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Woman Collars Burglar, Makes Him Wait For Cops

Posted: 07/08/2011 - A New Hampshire woman was so angry when she came home and found a burglar in her house that she grabbed the thief half her age by the collar and made him sit down while she called police.

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June Jobless Rate Comes In At 9.2%

Posted: 07/08/2011 - The Labor Department reported a stunningly bad jobless report Friday morning. The economy added just 18,000 jobs in June. The jobless rate went up to 9.2%

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Highway 30 Reopened To Traffic

Posted: 07/08/2011 - Highway 30 between Blair, Nebraska and Missouri Valley, Iowa is open to traffic again. The Iowa Department of Transportation sent out word just before 7 a.m. Friday morning.

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Child Abuse Sentence

Posted: 07/08/2011 - A Lincoln man has been sentenced to seven to 10 years in prison for causing injuries to his infant daughter, including a fractured skull.

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Beatrice Bathroom Explosion

Updated: 07/08/2011 - Police continue to search for vandals who used sparklers taped together to blow up two public restrooms in Beatrice over the July 4th weekend.

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Iowa DOT to Hold Another Emergency Bid Letting

Updated: 07/08/2011 - The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will be holding another emergency bid letting related to the Missouri River flooding on Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m.

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Teenage Murder Cases Among Females

Updated: 07/08/2011 - Committing a crime usually involves some sort of motive but sometimes it's a crime of passion but experts say starting at age 12, a child brain starts to develop different. Then they begin to truly understand violence and the difference between right and wrong.

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County Clerk Gets High Rating

Updated: 07/07/2011 - The Douglas County Clerk gets top honors for work in watching our tax money and how it’s spent. The office has been honored for good government accounting practices.

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Charges Filed In Car Purchase Scam

Updated: 07/07/2011 - Charges have been filed against an Omaha man in a car buying scheme. Numerous dealerships in the Omaha metro and nearby counties have been targets.

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Teens Rob Lemonade Stand

Posted: 07/07/2011 - Children selling lemonade in the Cleveland suburb of Strongsville tell police they were robbed by teenagers who pulled up in a rusty old car and threatened to beat them up.

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Cops Save Distraught Shop Owner

Posted: 07/07/2011 - Two police officers in western New York are credited with saving the distraught owner of a doughnut shop from harm after he doused himself with gasoline.

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Buffett: Failing To Hike Debt Ceiling Risky

Posted: 07/07/2011 - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Congress is playing with fire by considering not raising the U.S. debt ceiling. The CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway said there is no way to tell what might happen if the debt limit is not increased, but it's a dangerous idea.

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Fewer Sought Unemployment Aid Last Week

Updated: 07/07/2011 - The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in seven weeks, although applications remain elevated.

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