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  2. Raul Valdez Rivas, 43, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for attempted enticement of a minor. After his release from prison, Valdez Rivas will be required to serve 5-years of supervised release. He will also be required to register as a sex offender & is subject to deportation. This case was investigated by the @DCSheriffNE & @FBIOmaha's Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.
  3. LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following a request to Nebraska from the Biden-Harris Administration to house displaced migrant children. “President Biden has created an immigration crisis on our border with thousands of unaccompanied migrant children coming to our country without their parents or family,” said Governor Ricketts. “Right now, the Biden-Harris Administration is contacting states to take these children. Nebraska is declining their request because we are reserving our resources for serving our kids. I do not want our kids harmed as the result of
  4. LINCOLN – 4/9/2021, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following new action by the Biden-Harris Administration to curtail gun rights, which are protected under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. “The Biden-Harris Administration has taken yet another step towards imposing new gun control measures,” said Governor Ricketts. “I oppose the so-called red flag laws endorsed by the President because they would violate the due process rights of gun owners. It’s important to understand that the President’s actions this week are just the beginning. I fully expect President Bide
  5. LINCOLN – 4/12/2021, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference to provide an update on the State’s coronavirus response. He announced that the State will soon issue revised Directed Health Measures (DHMs). The updated DHMs will change the quarantine requirements for individuals who’ve recently received a positive antibody test. Felicia Quintana-Zinn, Deputy Director of Public Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), joined the Governor to share data confirming the safety and effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccines. The Governor also announc
  6. DES MOINES, IA – On April 12, 2021, United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose sentenced Ryan Don Andrew Ford, age 49, of Centerville, to 324 months in prison for Production of Child Pornography and 240 months in prison for Receipt of Child Pornography announced Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal. The prison sentences are to be served concurrently. Ford was ordered to serve ten years of supervised release to follow his prison term and comply with sex offender registry requirements upon release. In 2018 and 2019, Ford sexually exploited children. In 2018, Ford secr
  7. The Council Bluffs Recreation Complex has been selected as a winner of the 2020 Fields of Excellence® Award by Pioneer® Athletics. The Fields of Excellence Award Program honors outstanding athletic fields and the hardworking field crews who diligently maintain them. The Fields of Excellence Award Program was established in 1997 and has honored over 1,262 athletic fields from around the country since its creation. “We have an outstanding team of employees that continues to strive for excellent field conditions and take a great deal of pride in their work. It’s nice to have our effor
  8. Council Bluffs, Ia -- 4/9/2021 At around 4:10 pm a caller stated to dispatch a child threatened to harm everyone on the bus w/gun. CBPD stopped the bus around 26th and Ave K. Removed the child and handled w/parent
  9. Omaha, Ne -- 4/12/2021, Omaha Police responded to 10025 Ogden Plaza at 5:42 a.m. Monday to investigate a report of shots fired. Officers arrived, but did not locate a victim. A male victim arrived a short time later at Immanuel Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The victim was identified as 21-year-old Trevel Caldwell. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips mobile app. Photo provided by Google StreetView
  10. Omaha, Ne -- 4-10-2021, Omaha Police responded to the 3200 block of North 26th Avenue at 11:35 p.m. Saturday to investigate a ShotSpotter alert. While officers were en route, 911 received a call of a shooting. When officers arrived they located a female suffering from a gunshot wound. As officers continued to investigate, they eventually located a male victim inside an apartment. OFD medics transported the female victim, 28-year-old Dak Chudier, to the Nebraska Medical Center. The male victim, 29-year-old Buay Kang, refused medical services. Both victims' injuries are non-life threatening
  11. Omaha, Ne -- 4-9-2021, At 1:51 am Officers responded to the Kwik Shop at 3606 Leavenworth St for a robbery. Upon arrival Officers spoke with the clerk who said a suspect approached the counter, displayed a firearm, and demanded cash. After receiving and undetermined amount of cash, the suspect fled the store on foot westbound. The suspect was described a male, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and white bandana. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips mobile app.
  12. Council Bluffs, Ia -- At about 10:45 a police pursuit from Omaha came into Council Bluffs via I-80 eastbound. The pursuit started in Fremont, Ne, went through Omaha and finally ended in Council Bluffs, Ia in Westwood Park located at 35th and 12th Ave. OPD spiked the white trucks tires in Omaha causing the front right tire to deflate. Once the suspects entered Westwood Park they stopped at the ball diamond and foot bailed. One suspect was apprehended at Westwood, the other suspect fled to Harvey's Casino and was apprehended. Both suspects were taken into custody. The white
  13. On Friday, Cameron Hogan of Omaha was sentenced to 5 years' probation for Misappropriation of Postal Funds. He is also required to pay $13,595 in restitution. This case was investigated by OIGUSPS. In 2020, federal agents began investigating financial irregularities reported at the West Omaha Postal Service Station in Omaha. At the time of the investigation, Hogan was employed as a Lead Sales and Services Associate. Agents reviewed sale activity reports and observed that Hogan had processed an excessive number of refunds and no sales and voided transactions. When interviewed, Hogan a
  14. On April 5, Samuel Garcia, age 28, of Omaha, Neb., was sentenced to 60 months in prison after being convicted on 1 count of distribution of cocaine & 1 count of distribution of meth. He will serve a 5-year term of supervised release following his release from prison.
  15. Omaha Man Sentenced for Possession of a Single Image of Child Porn: On April 7, Daryl J. Penning, 56, of Omaha, Neb., was sentenced to 37 months in prison for possession of 1 image of child pornography. After his release from prison, Penning will begin a 5-year term of supervised release & will be required to register as a sex offender. This case was investigated by the @FBIOmaha Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force
  16. Omaha Man Sentenced for Attempted Enticement of a Minor: On April 7, Raul Valdez Rivas, 43, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for attempted enticement of a minor. After his release from prison, Valdez Rivas will be required to serve 5-years of supervised release. He will also be required to register as a sex offender & is subject to deportation. This case was investigated by the DCSheriffNE & FBIOmaha's Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force
  17. MetroNewsNow

    Man arrested in 20th and Maple Street shooting

    Omaha Police responded to 20th and Maple Street at 10:06 p.m. Saturday to investigate a shooting. When officers arrived, they located 31-year-old Deandre Jimerson suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Jimerson advised that he was shot during an altercation at a convenience store at 2704 Florence Boulevard. OFD medics transported Jimerson to the Nebraska Medical Center in critical condition. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. UPDATE: Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 OPD Assault Unit Detectives identified the suspect in this case. Gilbert MCCABE (11/04/77)
  18. Today, Gov. Reynolds signed HF 756 An Act relating to the acquisition and possession of weapons and providing penalties. Gov. Reynolds released the following statement on HF 756: “Today I signed legislation that protects the 2nd Amendment rights of Iowa’s law-abiding citizens while still preventing the sale of firearms to criminals and other dangerous individuals. This law also takes greater steps to inform law enforcement about an individual’s mental illness helping ensure firearms don't end up in the wrong hands. We will never be able to outlaw or prevent every single bad act
  19. CB Parks and Recreation partners with Abraham Lincoln High School to offer several Youth Tennis Camps throughout the summer months. These camps are designed for kids ages 5-16. Campers must provide their own tennis racquet. Registration Fee: $45 per player. Register online for youth or adult sports at CB Parks and Recreation CivicRec. Registration for tennis opens on April 5. Tennis Camp Dates Session 1 – June 8-July 1 (T/Th) Session 2 – June 12-August 7 (S) Session 3 – July 6-July 29 (T/Th) Session 4 – August 28-September 25 (S)
  20. MetroNewsNow

    Council Bluffs Yard waste season

    Curbside yard waste collection has begun! Unlimited amounts of yard waste will be picked up from now until November 30. Yard waste includes materials like grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, branches and limbs, shrubs, and flowers. To report missed collection contact Waste Connections: 712-256-2288. Here are some yard waste tips. Happy spring cleaning! Unlimited amounts of yard waste will be picked up from April 1 – November 30 Place yard waste in a regular garbage can, a City-approved Poly-cart, or paper yard waste bags Mark yard waste containers with a Y Yard wa
  21. Every Council Bluffs resident on City trash services should have received the new Recycling and Solid Waste Services Guide in the mail. The Guide is full of information designed to help residents get the most out of their curbside services. Find tips on garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection, plus Council Bluffs Recycling Center information. Don't forget to tear out the curbside recycling collection schedule and hang it near your recycling bins so you can quickly and easily know if it's a "blue" week or a "green" week. Printable Recycling Collection Schedule Printable Recycling a
  22. At 12:10 am Officers were called to 49th and NW Radial Hwy for a personal injury accident. The investigation found that a 2008 BWM sedan was eastbound on NW Radial Hwy from N 50th St when it left the roadway to the south, struck a light pole and rolled over. The unrestrained passenger was ejected from the vehicle. Alcohol and speed are being investigated as factors. 2008 BMW 335i Driver - PURVIS, Edward D. Jr. - Age 26 Omaha, NE Booked for Motor Vehicle Homicide - Willful Reckless Passenger/Victim - CARROLL-FANSLER, Lepree-Ava M. V. - Age 23 Papillion, NE Transpor
  23. Council Bluffs, Ia -- At around 2:15 pm a female suspect failed to stop for a Pottawatttamie County Sheriff near Crescent , Ia for a traffic infraction. According to Sgt, Christopher Weber of the Pottawattamie County's Sheriffs Division "The pursuit ended about an half mile inside Harrison County from Old Lincoln Hwy. The suspect lost control and had a single vehicle accident. At that point the vehicle was on fire and the deputies pulled the suspect out. She has since been transported. The Iowa State Patrol is handling the investigation and another i
  24. Council Bluffs, Ia -- Around 12 midnight A semi took out a interstate light pole at I-29 South going eastbound. Traffic remained open for a single lane while Iowa DOT and Arrow towing cleaned up. No injuries were reported
  25. MetroNewsNow

    Arrests made in 24th St. and Emmet murders

    At 2:56 am Officers responded to the area of N 24th St and Emmett St for a Shot Spotter activation. While en route the call was upgraded to a shooting. Officers arrived and located two adult male victims suffering from apparent gunshot injuries. Once victim was declared deceased on scene. One victim was transported to the Nebraska Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries and was declared deceased. UPDATE: The victims in this incident have been identified: Loklok W. THOK (01/19/94) Duop Tang DENG (01/01/97) Metro News Now Original Story with images and video
  26. At 12:11 am Officers responded to 1630 Victor Ave for a shooting. Upon arrival Officers found 3 victims suffering from apparent gunshot injuries inside a vehicle parked in front of 1630 Victor Ave. The victims were 31-year-old Nicholas MARKER, 29-year-old Markese JOHNSON, and 29-year-old Tyrone KINCAID. All three victims were transported by ambulance to the Nebraska Medical Center where it was determined their injuries were non-life-threatening. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org
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