Semi driver is critically injured in crash on Interstate 80 in Iowa

A semitrailer truck driver was critically injured Sunday when he tried to pass another semitrailer truck that was slowing in front of him on Interstate 80. The collision occurred about 8:30 a.m. in... Read More

12th Annual Landon Bos Memorial Bike Rodeo Held in Norfolk

NORFOLK - When his 7-year-old son was killed in a pedestrian/car accident, Dave Bos couldn't stand by and let another tragedy happen. On Saturday, kids and parents in the Norfolk community gathered at Park Park for the 12th annual Landon Bos M... Read More

Teen searching for arrowheads in southern Iowa finds prehistoric mastodon jaw instead

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A teen searching for arrowheads in southern Iowa found something much bigger: the prehistoric jawbone of a mastodon. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the 30-inch bone belonged to a juvenile mastodon, an eleph... Read More

POW/MIA families updated on identification efforts at Omaha meeting

Until a few months ago, Jay Banta of Omaha knew next to nothing about his father’s cousin, Don Banta, who died at age 22 during World War II. Then, out of the blue, a representative of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency called and a... Read More

Nebraska Supreme Court rules that 'excited utterance' of woman with dementia is admissible

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday that the “excited utterance” of an elderly woman was admissible in court, even though she had been diagnosed with dementia. The ruling came in a lawsuit involving a broken hip suffered in 201... Read More

4-month-old baby fatally injured in I-80 crash

A four-month-old baby was fatally injured Saturday in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 80 west of the Nebraska Crossing Outlets, the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said. Five others also were injured in the crash, which was reported ... Read More

WATCH: Stunning Video of a Tornado Near Farnam, NE

FARNAM, NE -- A supercell delivered severe weather to southern and central Nebraska on Friday night. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings to at least seven counties on Friday.  There were multiple confirmed tornadoes ranging f... Read More

A snake caused a large power outage in the Millard area

A snake is to blame for widespread power outages in the Millard area Friday morning. And no, this isn't a bad "Snakes on a Plane" sequel. OPPD reports that 1,610 customers were affected by the outage in Millard, which extended from 116th street... Read More

Omaha zoo names giraffe after an 8-year-old girl who died days after the animal's birth

A baby giraffe at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium has been named in memory of a young girl who died this spring after battling brain cancer. Zookeepers chose the name Zoe, which was by far the most popular suggested name for the zoo’s gi... Read More

Nebraska jobless rate inches up slightly in April to 2.9%

Nebraska’s unemployment rate inched up to 2.9% in April, even though more people entered or re-entered the job market, the state labor commissioner said Friday. The preliminary April rate is up a tenth of a point from March’s rate ... Read More

Tornado touches down near McCook, Culbertson as severe weather hits central Nebraska

A tornado touched down near McCook shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service said. Social media posts and photos indicated the tornado was moving through open fields. There were no reports of damage as of 6:20 p.m. ... Read More