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Hurricane Ian: Nebraska couple endures another flood

FORT MEYERS BEACH, Fla. (WOWT) - After surviving a flood of the century in Nebraska, a Waterloo couple moved their business to Florida. Now they are in the midst of a historic hurricane. They are relying on their Nebraska roots to be strong. During the 2019 flood isolating Riverside Lakes...
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Omaha Police investigate shooting death of 13-year-old

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police reported Thursday that a shooting victim died after he was rushed to a hospital overnight. Officers were directed to Park Avenue and Shirley Street, across the street from Hanscom Park, just before midnight Wednesday. Someone had reported hearings shots fired. After they arrived, officers...
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Pregnant pedestrian dies after being struck in traffic in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha police say a Bennington woman has died after being struck in traffic. Shelby Cherek, 35, was 22 weeks pregnant. Police determined that she walked into a marked crosswalk after 8 p.m. Tuesday at 62nd and Dodge. The investigation revealed she walked against the traffic signal....
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Murder suspect back in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A suspect in an August murder has been extradited back to Omaha, but getting him to the city was not easy. Wuanya Smith, 20, is accused of killing 20-year-old Anthony Collins III on Aug. 12. Police said Smith fled the city and was eventually captured in...
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NDCS reports missing inmate from Lincoln corrections

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services reported a missing inmate from Community Corrections Center – Lincoln. It’s reported Danielle Zelazny, 37, disappeared after being in downtown Lincoln for an appointment Wednesday. Officials describe her as 5′4, 260 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.
OMAHA, NE
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Woman who allegedly assaulted Sarpy County deputy arrested

SARPY COUNTY, Neb. (WOWT) - A shoplifting suspect who allegedly injured a deputy while fleeing in a car has been located. A week ago, our 6 On Your Side Crimestoppers alert showed dramatic body cam video of the assault on an officer. That the story led to a tip and an arrest.
SARPY COUNTY, NE
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Major project in South Omaha neighborhood falls through

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A major project in an underserved South Omaha neighborhood has been put on hold. Now developers and some members of the neighborhood want to work to save and improve the area. We’re talking about a section of Sheelytown, located between Martha Street, Deer Park Blvd I-480,...
OMAHA, NE
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ACLU of Nebraska: School dress codes failing students

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - ACLU of Nebraska issued a report card Wednesday evaluating the dress codes of Nebraska’s 15 largest school districts — and the grades weren’t good. ACLU analyzed the dress-code policies — including district-wide, grade-level, and individual school policies — of Omaha Public Schools, Lincoln Public Schools, Millard Public Schools, Papillion La Vista Community Schools, Elkhorn Public Schools, Grand Island Public Schools, Bellevue Public Schools, Westside Community Schools, Kearney Public Schools, Gretna Public Schools, Fremont Public Schools, Norfolk Public Schools, Columbus Public Schools, North Platte Public Schools, South Sioux City Community Schools.
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Omaha gamer saves life of friend experiencing crisis

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - An Omaha gamer is being credited with potentially saving the life of a long-distance friend who was experiencing a mental health crisis. Nathan Baker, 16, is a Millard West sophomore and in his free time, he spends time with his friends playing video games. Through gaming, Baker has developed a network of online friends from around the country.
OMAHA, NE
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Fremont man arrested for attempted murder after woman found in garage

FREMONT, Neb. (WOWT) - A Fremont man was arrested and booked for numerous charges Monday night including the attempted murder of a woman. The suspect is 52-year-old Michael Austin. Among the 10 charges, he was booked for attempted murder, strangulation, second-degree domestic assault, false imprisonment, and violating his probation. Police...
FREMONT, NE
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Congressman Don Bacon undergoes emergency appendectomy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOWT) - Congressman Don Bacon was taken to Walter Reed Hospital late Wednesday night and was treated for appendicitis. According to a news release from his press office in Washington, D.C., Nebraska’s 2nd District Congressman went to the hospital because he was experiencing “intense abdominal pain.”
NEBRASKA STATE
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Creighton sweeps Xavier, improving to 3-0 in the BIG EAST

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Creighton has played the minimum number of sets through three BIG EAST matches, beating Xavier 25-9, 25-17, 25-16. Freshman Ava Martin led with 14 kills, that’s a new season high, Norah Sis had 13. The Bluejays improve to 22-0 all-time against the Musketeers. Creighton set...
OMAHA, NE
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