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STOLEN VAN FOUND: Home camera footage shows more from teens in West O terrorizing neighbors
OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — While it may look like a prank, neighbors in West O want the nighttime disruptions from teens driving around in a van to stop. The van they were driving was confirmed stolen and found in Northwest O. Video shows home security footage capturing the face...
Beloved businessman Bruce Lauritzen, who helped shape city of Omaha, dies Tuesday
OMAHA, Neb. — Businessman Bruce Lauritzen, who had an immense impact on the city of Omaha, died. News of his passing was announced by the First National Bank of Omaha. Lauritzen, who was born in 1943, left his mark during his more than 55-year career at the bank. "Under...
14-year-old to be charged as an adult in connection to stabbing that critically hurt Omaha teenager
OMAHA, Neb. — A 14-year-old will be charged as an adult inconnection to an Omaha stabbing last week. Officers found the injured teen at the North Omaha Transit Center near 31st and Taylor streets on Friday afternoon. Previous coverage: Omaha police arrest one teen in connection to stabbing of...
Remembering the Trans-Mississippi World Exposition
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - During a visit to the Durham Museum in Omaha, we learned about a world’s fair that took place in the community in 1898, and what happened to all of the buildings. We caught up with Dawn Myron, who is the director of communications for the...
Douglas County crash, passenger identified, driver charged with DUI, homicide
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Neb. — Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal collision in Douglas County. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO), the victim in the fatal crash has been identified as Gary E. Smith, 69, from Norfolk, Neb. Smith was a passenger in a westbound 2020...
Valley police chief facing charges for violating state laws
The chief of the Valley, Neb., Police Department is facing criminal charges for violating state laws.
'Don't have a voice': Community advocates raise awareness about living conditions at Underwood Tower
OMAHA, Neb. — After KETV Investigates revealed the inhabitable conditions at the Underwood Tower from the bed bugs plaguing the property to the roaches on every floor, a state senator, the city council president, and now community advocates are calling on the Omaha Housing Authority to act. To do...
New Parvo treatment seeks to give dogs a second opportunity at life
PAPILLION, Neb. — Every day is a busy for Mary Duron, a licensed vet tech with the Papillion Animal Hospital, but she said with Parvo season right around the corner, it’s not making her job any easier. "It's such an unpredictable disease," Duron said. Duron told KETV that...
Omaha mental health treatment center impacted by leaks in rented space
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - It’s named Buoyant Family Services to help clients stay on top of mental health and substance abuse issues. But counselor Chris Stanton says the staff has been forced to cope with several water leaks in their rented office space on the first floor of the Center Mall.
Nebraska deputy under investigation for misconduct with minor
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Neb. — A Nebraska deputy will remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation for inappropriate conduct with a 16-year-old at a local high school. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO), after consultation with the Douglas County Attorney’s Office and the Omaha...
6 First Alert Weather Day: From spring to winter! Snow potential & cold Wednesday
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - After over a week of spring-like weather highs will peak next Monday as we reach into the low 70s! From there we have a quick round of winter weather that brings a sharp drop and temperatures and a chance for snow. This is why we’ve made next Wednesday a 6 First Alert Weather Day.
FBI Omaha seeking victims abused by religious group since 1980s
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The FBI’s Omaha Division is searching for victims who were abused by a religious group as far back as the 1980s. In a press release Tuesday, authorities said the group has no official name but is referred to as “2×2,” “The Way,” “The Truth” and “The Church With No Name.”
Bellevue elementary school on brief ‘hold’ over student-family issue
BELLEVUE, Neb. (WOWT) - A Bellevue elementary school was briefly placed in a “hold” status Tuesday afternoon. Betz Elementary School was put into a “hold” status over a “student-family situation.” “Hold” status typically means business resumes as normal, but hallways and common areas are to be cleared. Students must remain in their room or area until an all-clear is given.
With pair of massive upsets, Creighton and Nebraska men's basketball make history
OMAHA, Neb. — For the first time ever, Creighton and Nebraska men's basketball have upset the AP Top 25 No. 1 team in the same season. The Jays defeated No. 1 UConn 85-66 on Tuesday night in front of a sold-out crowd at the CHI Health Center. Entering the game, CU was 0-6 against teams ranked No. 1.
Violence intervention organization hoped to stop fight before teen was stabbed Friday
Omaha organization YouTurn hopes to prevent violent situations like the one where a 14-year-old boy was stabbed Friday at the North Omaha Transit Center. In fact, YouTurn says they were actually on the way to that fight but did not make it in time. Tuesday, Omaha Police said a 14-year-old...
MD West One completes 38K-square-foot medical office building
Orthopedic, neurosurgery and spine clinic MD West One has completed construction on a 38,000-square-foot medical office building in Omaha, Neb., according to a Feb. 21 report from REBusiness Online. The facility has more than 40 exam rooms and dedicated areas for X-rays, radiology, casting and procedures. It is also located...
Developers plan to build $600 million cybersecurity building and neighborhood in Bellevue
BELLEVUE, Neb. — Tuesday, the Bellevue City Council is set to lease land to developers in order to build a cybersecurity building and neighborhood just south of Offutt. Altogether: a $600 million build. Engineering and design firm HDR says they're building a walkable community in order to attract top...
A Little Cooler Late in the Week
There will be a lot more clouds around today, but we'll still squeeze out some sunshine at times, especially south of Omaha. This keeps us a little cooler compared to yesterday, but temperatures will still be more than 20 degrees above average, in the mid 60s. The wind will also be a lot lighter today.
Omaha business owner picking up the pieces after car rams through store
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - An Omaha business owner is picking up the pieces after a car plowed through the front of her shop in mid-February. Dramatic video shows the moments that car rammed through the glass at Lash Tripp and Inkwell Studio and Academy. Lash Tripp is a retail business that sells lash extension sets, while Inkwell studios/Academy offers lash extension services, permanent makeup and nails.