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  2. Council Bluffs, Ia -- At 7:00 am Council Bluffs Police responded to 2608 S. 24th Street Burger King, for a robbery of an individual. The victim advised 911 a black male 6' in a white gran Prix w/ intransits had a signal 32(gun) in his waistband and robbed the caller for money After the suspect robbed the victim he pulled into the Pilot gas station for a moment then went eastbound on 27th Ave. The suspect then pulled into the East Side of the Best Western hotel then fled back to 27th Ave and headed westbound. The suspect then went southbound to the backside of Bucky's gas stat
  3. Council Bluffs, Ia -- Council Bluffs Police and the Pottawattamie County Sheriff responded to a robbery call around 11 pm for the Kwik Shop at 1749 Broadway.. The description of the robber was a black male around 5' 2". No other description was given. It's unclear at the moment if the male left in a vehicle or by foot. This is a developing story,.
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  5. Council Bluffs, Ia -- At around 11:40 am Council Bluffs Police were dispatched for an armed subject carrying a metal pipe in the location of 804 2nd Ave. Reported was a white male suspect, wearing a dark coat and jeans, carrying a metal pipe and possibly has a beard. He beat holes into the callers doors and smashed his head into a cabinet. The suspect also threw a bike and broke out a back window of a car. When police arrived the suspect fled for a short distance before he was apprehended. The suspect was placed into handcuffs and loaded into a CBPD patrol unit. Im
  6. February 23, 2021 (North Platte, NEB.) Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested a California man and seized more than 25 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Dawson County. At approximately 6:15 p.m., Friday, February 19, a trooper observed a Hyundai Azera fail to stop at a stop sign after exiting Interstate 80 at the Overton interchange, at mile marker 248. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed 26 packages inside a duffel bag in the trunk. 25 of the packages contained meth
  7. Lincoln, Nebraska – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would follow a recent Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on small refinery exemptions from ethanol blending requirements. “Today’s announcement by the EPA is good news for Nebraska’s farm families and our 25 ethanol plants,” said Governor Ricketts. “We are the second largest producer of ethanol, and Nebraskans want to see a robust Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). We appreciate the EPA’s commitment to following the court’s decision, which will help ensure th
  8. COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – On February 19, 2021, Casey Gantt, age 33, of Council Bluffs, was sentenced to 151 months in prison and five years of supervised release announced Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal. On December 15, 2020, Gantt’s co-defendant Angela Garges, age 42, also of Council Bluffs, was sentenced to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Both sentences imposed by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey. This investigation was initiated by the Iowa Department of Correctional Services Fourth Judicial District when Gantt failed to
  9. United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 17 unsealed Indictments charging 19 defendants. Indictments are charging documents that contain one or more individual counts that are merely accusations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Clifford R. Badberg, age 64, is charged with bank theft for stealing an ATM from Giltner State Bank on or about February 15, 2021. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a three-year term of supervised releas
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    WANTED - Matthew John Figueroa

    STATUS: Wanted
  11. At 1:22 pm, Officers responded to a robbery at the Omaha Police Federal Credit Union at 3003 S. 82nd Ave. The suspect entered the Credit Union wearing a mask and holding a firearm. The suspect demanded money from the registers and after receiving an undetermined amount of cash, the suspect fled on foot. Witnesses stated they observed the suspect get into a white SUV, possibly a Cadillac Escalade and flee onto I-80 westbound at a high rate of speed. Suspect: Black male, large stature, wearing a black coat Vehicle: White, Dirty SUV with NO plates, possibly a Cadillac Escalade.
  12. Omaha Police responded to 3740 North 42nd Street at 10:05 p.m. Monday to investigate a domestic disturbance. Officers found the victim, 67-year-old Carl Gunnels, and the suspect, 52-year-old Lisa Collins. Officers discovered that both parties were involved in a verbal argument that escalated when Collins stabbed Gunnels with a kitchen knife. Officers took Collins into custody and booked her at Douglas County Corrections for felony domestic violence assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony. Gunnels refused medical transport, but had a family member transport him to the Nebraska
  13. Omaha Police responded to 135 North 35th Street at 9:43 p.m. Monday regarding a "nature unknown" call. When officers arrived they located 59-year-old Sabir Rashad who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. OFD medics transported Rashad to the Nebraska Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury. Rashad claimed that he was shot by one of his family members. The investigation is ongoing.
  14. Omaha Police responded to the Mega Saver at 1357 Northwest Radial Highway at 8:18 p.m. Monday to investigate a cutting. Officers spoke with the victim, 34-year-old Bekhzad Radzhadov, who said the suspect shoplifted multiple cell phones and attempted to flee the store on foot. Radzhadov confronted the suspect and grabbed the phones. The suspect then stabbed Radzhadov multiple times and fled on foot to the northeast. The suspect was described as a black female wearing a tie-dye shirt, black stretch pants, a dark headband and blue mask, with her hair in a bun. The investigation is ong
  15. At 2309 hours 21 Feb 21, officers responded to I-480 south bound and Dodge St. for a two car personal injury crash. A 2010 Honda Accord was travelling the wrong way on I-480 (northbound in the southbound lanes). The Honda struck a southbound 2014 Cadillac ATS nearly head on. The driver of the Cadillac was transported to Nebraska Medicine by OFD Medics. The crash is under investigation at this time. The driver of the Honda was identified as Agang Wol dob 11-23-85 Omaha, NE He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Cadillac was identified as Aur
  16. Lincoln, Ne -- Saturday afternoon Nebraska Law Enforcement briefed the press on a deadly pursuit and shooting that occurred near 56th Street and Arbor Road. Nebraska State Patrol Colonel John A. Bolduc started the briefing. Bolduc started out by saying the Lancaster Sheriffs Office was requested by the Nebraska State Patrol and Lincoln Police Department to investigate this incident. Sheriff Wagner provided preliminary details on Saturdays events while Chief Jackson and Bolduc would provide information as it pertained to the Lincoln Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol.
  17. Omaha, Ne -- Around 5:15 pm Omaha Police noticed a silver Audi that had a possible felony warrant suspect in it. Omaha Police didn't chase the vehicle out of Omaha into Council Bluffs however, Able-1 from the Omaha Police Department did. Able-1 was able to keep track of the vehicle from the air. After the suspects left Council Bluffs following a brief encounter with Council Bluffs Police they headed back west on I-480 into Omaha. Once the suspects were in Omaha they went North then back south to Center Street. Once the suspects were on Center Street they were forced to give up the pursuit
  18. Omaha, Ne -- Around 1 am Friday morning a man rolled his truck on I-80 near 36th street. Omaha Firefighters cut the man out of the truck then medics transported him to the hospital. This is a developing story as Omaha Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
  19. Council Bluffs, Ia -- Around 2 am Casey's on 23rd Ave was robbed by a male who passed the clerk a note that said he had a gun. The male was described as a white male wearing a black coat and red hoodie. He also had shaggy blond hair. Council Bluffs Police searched the area for the suspect and didn't find him. Video above is a short clip of the scene only. Official Press Release Officers were dispatched to 510 23rd Ave, Casey’s General Store, in reference to a Robbery call. Officers were informed that an unknown white male, wearing a black coat, Red hooded sweatshirt, whi
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  21. In October 2019, the Omaha Police Department was made aware of a sexual assault between an OPS staff member, later identified as Ronald POWELL, and a North High School student. The victim told the investigating detective that the contact with POWELL began in 2015 when she was 15-years-old, and continued well into 2017. Due to the incident's trauma, the victim reported she was hesitant to come forth but was doing so because she felt that POWELL might have also victimized others. After an extensive investigation, the detectives spoke to multiple witnesses who corroborated the victim's statements
  22. Over the last couple days (two of the coldest any of us has ever experienced), troopers helped nearly 400 people stranded on the roads throughout Nebraska. Even as temperatures increase, please continue to be prepared for the cold. Follow the tips in this story and if you do get stranded, stay in your vehicle and call for help. Be safe, Nebraska!
  23. LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a press briefing at the State Capitol to highlight a new property tax credit that eligible Nebraskans can claim when filing their state income taxes. In August 2020, the Governor signed LB 1107 into law to create the refundable property tax credit. The credit is based on the amount of a taxpayer’s property taxes paid to schools. The credit will provide up to $125 million in property tax relief to Nebraskans in the 2020 tax year and will deliver $375 million of annual relief when fully phased in. Nebraska Department of Revenue
  24. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services (BETS) a $10.1 million grant to provide law enforcement officials and first responders throughout the state with more than 4,000 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to improve cardiac arrest survival. The three-year project aims to equip every law enforcement vehicle in the state with an AED and train law enforcement professionals to deliver the best care prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Additionally, the project
  25. MetroNewsNow

    Omaha pizza delivery driver robbed and shot at

    Investigators are needing assistance identifying the male in this photo who robbed a female victim as she was delivering a pizza in the area of 50th and Seward Street on 2-15-2021 at 2:17am. As the victim was driving away she took a picture of the suspect and he shot at her striking the vehicle. If you can identify this person, contact Omaha Crime Stoppers anonymously at 402-444-STOP (7867) or www.omahacrimestoppers.org or at www.p3tips.com If your tip leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.
  26. Gov. Ricketts held a press conference today and addressed the blackouts. "This is the United States of America, we are not some developing nation who has an unreliable power grid here. We have to have a conversation in this country about the power sources that are supplying energy to our power grid. Because we cannot have these rolling blackouts at a time when we have these frigid temperatures," Ricketts said. Ricketts also stated he'd be having conversations to make sure this doesn't happen again. Ricketts also stated he'd be speaking with power companies.
  27. MetroNewsNow

    SPP-directed controlled outages have ended

    10:25 a.m. The controlled, rotating outages that the SPP directed its member utilities to enact this morning to deal with peak winter loads has ended. All customers impacted by these approximately one-hour outages have been or are currently being restored. OPPD knows how inconvenient this is for everyone and appreciates the energy conservation measures so many of our customers and businesses have participated in. We ask that people keep working to conserve as much energy as possible as the entire region is still facing the impacts of the polar vortex. Temperatures are expected t
  28. Council Bluffs, Ia -- 2/15/2021 Around 5 pm, Omaha Police dispatch received a 3rd party call from a caller that stated someone showed up with a signal 32 (gun) at the residence of 3449 2nd Ave and demanded a large amount of money. Omaha dispatch then contacted the Pottawattamie County dispatchers to report the incident. Council Bluffs Police responded to the incident and spoke with the people inside the home. Council Bluffs Police were able to determine that a white Suburban or GMC SUV with a white male wearing a bandana who jumped into the passenger side of the vehicle fled eastboun
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