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Hastings woman sentenced to federal prison on meth charges

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Vallen Bateman, 36, of Hastings, Nebraska, was sentenced on June 24, 2022, in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Bateman to 66 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After her release from prison, she will begin a five-year term of supervised release.
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FULL VIDEO: Fortenberry gives statement after sentencing

Fortenberry avoids prison time after being convicted of lying to the FBI. Fortenberry avoids prison, sentenced to probation for lying to FBI. Fortenberry has been sentenced to probation and must pay a fine after being convicted of lying to the FBI. Omaha Everyday: UNITS Moving and Portable Storage. Updated: 3...
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Mills County Sheriff’s Report

(Mills Co) The Mills County Sheriff’s Office arrested Deann Marie Kuhl, 41, of Glenwood, on Sunday for Obstruct Prosecution or Defense, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving under Suspension. Kuhl was held on $3,600 bond. Sean Michael Cooney, 41, of Council Bluffs, was arrested...

Three people dead in two crashes in Omaha

Omaha police are investigating two Sunday evening crashes that left three people dead. The first crash took place shortly before 9 p.m. near Rose Blumkin Drive and Dodge Street. An Audi A4, driven by 24-year-old of Michael Packett of Omaha, was eastbound on Dodge Street near 76th Street at a...

Two adults burned in Bellevue house fire, investigators say

BELLEVUE, Neb. — Two people suffered burns in a Tuesday morning house fire in Bellevue, but fire investigators said they did not need to go to the hospital. Crews found smoke and flames coming from the house on Calhoun Street north of W Mission Avenue around 5:15 a.m. It took about 15 minutes for them to extinguish the fire.

Look: Major Umpire Controversy At College World Series

Ole Miss is a couple of innings away from closing out the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. A controversial umpire ruling in the top of the sixth inning might help the Rebels get there. Oklahoma appeared to get a run on the board with a squeeze play. However, the...

Sprawling mixed-use development launches on longtime Sarpy County farm site

PAPILLION — A sprawling, 120-acre greenspace in the midst of this Sarpy County seat is about to sprout a neighborhood of hundreds of homes, offices, commercial spaces and trails oriented toward the city’s iconic water tower. Dubbed the Tower District Papillion, the new subdivision north of Highway 370 between 84th and 90th Streets is expected […] The post Sprawling mixed-use development launches on longtime Sarpy County farm site appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

Mills County suspect arrested for obstruction

(Glenwood) -- A Glenwood woman faces multiple charges following a weekend incident in Mills County. The Mills County Sheriff's Office says 41-year-old Deanna Marie Kuhl was arrested Sunday afternoon for obstruction of prosecution or defense, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while under suspension. The arrest took place on Interstate 29 north of the Glenwood exit shortly after 3:30 p.m.

Police identify two people killed in deadly crash near 132nd & West Center

OMAHA, Neb. — Omaha police identified the two people killed in a crash Sunday night near 132nd and West Center. Investigators said it was around 11 p.m. when Osvaldo Evangelista, 30, was driving at a high rate of speed on West Center Road when he crashed into a Volkswagen Golf that was headed south on 132nd.

Omaha metro schools adjust to changes in free lunch programs

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Last week, Congress passed the Keep Kids Fed Act, extending the expanded pandemic-era distribution of free meals for all students through the summer. Starting in the fall, schools will have to turn to other programs to provide free or affordable meals to students. Free meals for...

Fortenberry avoids prison, sentenced to probation for lying to FBI

Exclusive DC Bureau: How we got to a special election in Nebraska. On the same day that Nebraska voters are picking who will replace Jeff Fortenberry, a federal judge is deciding his fate. Minor injuries in early morning fire in Bellevue. Updated: 44 minutes ago. Firefighters say two adults were...

Anthony's Steakhouse steer sells at auction

OMAHA, Neb. (KPTM) — The eight-feet wide, 14-feet tall fiberglass steer that sat atop Anthony's Steakhouse for decades sold at auction Monday, according to the auctioneer. The steer sold to a private buyer for $45,000 with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Scare Away Cancer. "It's been a...
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Ole Miss championship validates Elko’s decision to return

Tim Elko's presence as a leader has loomed so large over the Mississippi baseball program that coach Mike Bianco has suggested, maybe only half-jokingly, that a statue should be built of him. Elko had his own idea for a statue after the Rebels swept Oklahoma in the College World Series...

'Speeding has massively increased': Alcohol, speed factors in deadly Omaha crashes

OMAHA, Neb. — Three were killed in Omaha car crashes over the weekend, including two innocent victims. KETV NewsWatch7 spoke with Nebraska State Patrol about the factors driving these preventable tragedies. “Traffic has significantly increased, especially over the summer,” NSP Lt. Michael Gummert said. “We're seeing speeds 100 plus...

Inmate Missing From Community Correctional Facility

(KFOR NEWS June 28, 2022) An inmate is missing from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O). 44 year old, Semaj Ross, walked out of the facility Sunday night, activating an alarm at a fire exit. The electronic monitoring device he was wearing was recovered by staff on East Locust Road in Omaha.

Two Recovering From Burns After Bellevue House Fire

(Bellevue, NE) -- Two people are recovering from burns after being caught in a house fire in Bellevue this morning. The fire broke out just after 5:00 a.m. on Calhoun Street near West Mission Avenue. Reports say it took about 15 minutes to put the fire out. Two adults were treated for minor burns and two kids are unhurt.