Woman tells Bluffs police that she escaped after ex-boyfriend kidnapped, repeatedly assaulted her

A 44-year-old man has been arrested after he was accused of kidnapping and physically and sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Council Bluffs police said Monday. A 32-year-old woman fro... Read More

Omaha's Black Votes Mattered, Sort of. Ballot Questions Surface

Omaha, NE.—Proclaiming a 40 percent turnout in the 2018 elections a major step forward for North Omaha, Preston Love, who runs Omaha's Black Votes Matter operation, tells News Channel Nebraska more needs to be done. He's also raising questions a... Read More

Fremont car dealer ran multimillion-dollar fraud, federal prosecutors say

A former Fremont car dealer was indicted in federal court Thursday on 13 counts of wire fraud after prosecutors say he lied to financial institutions, costing them more than $3 million. Jason Siemer, who previously owned Siemer Auto Center in Frem... Read More

Autopsy: Carbon monoxide found in 4 killed in central Iowa plane crash

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa — Preliminary autopsy results show that four people who died in a small plane crash in central Iowa earlier this month were suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office s... Read More

If you think the river is high, you're right — the Missouri is seeing near-record runoff

There’s a reason that the Missouri River seems so high in Omaha. Runoff in the upper part of the watershed is on pace to be the third-highest amount in 120 years of records. A series of dams controls that runoff, and because ... Read More

US Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives Monday In Nebraska City

NEBRASKA CITY – NCTC will host a program Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for the arrival of the US Capitol Christmas tree. The tree embarked on its 3,000-mile trip to Washington, D.C., from Willamette National Forest in Oregon and will arrive in Nebr... Read More

Dozens of students evacuated from Iowa Law Enforcement Academy after gas buildup

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Dozens of students were sent to hospitals Thursday after a building with high levels of carbon monoxide was evacuated at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in suburban Des Moines, officials said. An overnight secu... Read More

Nebraska jobless rate again unchanged at 2.8 percent

LINCOLN — The state’s preliminary unemployment rate has remained unchanged for three months at 2.8 percent for August through October, the Nebraska Department of Labor said Friday. The October rate is down a tenth of a point from t... Read More

Woman dead in crash involving dump truck and car near Elkhorn River

One person is dead after a crash involving a dump truck pulling a trailer and a sedan near the Elkhorn River in Douglas County. The crash, near 245th and Q Streets, was reported early Friday afternoon. The driver of the car, a woman in her 50s, wa... Read More

A fire dancer set the Bourbon Theatre ablaze during a concert

Bourbon Theatre was on fire Thursday night. But it wasn’t because of the hot concert on stage at the Lincoln music venue. A fire dancer performing before rapper K. Camp spilled a flammable liquid, which ignited, according to L... Read More

Ernst defeats Fischer in leadership race, Grassley lands own top spot

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joni Ernst says she wants to use her new position in the Senate Republican leadership to help broaden the party’s appeal from coast to coast. “College Republicans and the millennials, the biker dudes with the long... Read More