Omaha city leaders confirmed Thursday the Missouri River have risen to 36 feet.
The Iowa State Patrols tells Action 3 News Interstate 29 is now closed from Bartlett, Iowa (exit 24) all the way south to U.S. 136 in Missouri.
A 10-month-old baby described as "very dehydrated and malnourished" has been hospitalized in serious condition. Her 24-year-old father and 23-year-old mother were arrested for felony child abuse.
Medics rushed a young boy to the hospital after a drive-by shooting on Wednesday night.
The barricades are up on highway 30 near Blair.
Omaha is keeping an eye out for animals, after finding several holes dug by critters in the levees protecting the city.
Some tense moments in the air led to an emergency landing in Omaha on Wednesday night.
Nemaha, NE - Search crews found the body of 26-year old William Judd who's been missing for days. Judd vanished while fishing on Saturday night.
A court rules that a Nebraska state trooper was right to stop a recreational vehicle, later found to be hauling drugs.
U.S. Senator Ben Nelson has fired off a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over his concerns about two Nebraska nuclear power plants being affected by flooding.
A Polk County District Court judge has ordered an Omaha contracting company and its owner to comply with a subpoena from Iowa attorney general Tom Miller's office.
Locals aren't the only ones working sandbag sites in the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan area.
Omaha, NE- Former Omaha State Bank Vice-President, Mark Dahir, learned his fate in court. Dahir received two to three years in jail, but could be out in as few as 11 months.
Omaha city workers, including firefighters and police officers, are getting Hepatitis A shots as a precaution.
The Missouri River, distended from weeks of record releases out of upstream dams and recent rain, has pushed its way into Missouri, flooding riverfront farmland and towns.
What about "stay outta here" did this guy not understand? Deputies cited a 42-year-old Omaha man after they caught him floating down a closed portion of I-29 on a rubber raft.
An Omaha man convicted of a seventh DUI gets prison time--but not the maximum. Douglas County District Court Judge Patrick Mullen Wednesday sentenced Mark Dahir to two to three years in prison.
NEBRASKA CITY, NE - Authorities say a 39-year-old Texas homicide suspect has been captured in southeast Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release Wednesday that Sisro Johnson was being
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The Omaha Public Power District is warning customers that a long flood could mean higher electric bills.
Baseball fans didn't let a new stadium get in the way of the tailgating experience.
The Missouri river is still rising in Omaha. It's more than six feet above flood stage, and while the flooding is forcing some people away, others are getting up close to see history in the making.
Council Bluffs, IA - Leaders in Pottawattamie County Iowa are not taking any chances when it comes to the Missouri River. With signs of trouble popping up all along the swollen river the county now has
A September trial date has been set for a 21-year-old man in a fatal Norfolk stabbing.
A report from Iowa state auditor David Vaudt says over $35,000 collected by the Tama County sheriff's office between 2007 and 2010 was never put into the county's bank account.
An Iowa town best known for its annual tulip festival was enjoying its time in the national political spotlight Tuesday.
Paramedics rush 34 year old Matthew Kim to the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He's the manager of Gen X Clothing and was shot several times inside the store just after 10:30 this morning.
Michael Roth pitched 7 2/3 innings on three days' rest, and South Carolina won its second straight national championship with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night that completed a two-game sweep.
Police say a suspect in the shooting death of an Omaha man has been arrested in Kansas.
Omaha will send thousands of notices to everyone who could need a flood alert. Neighborhoods in northeast Omaha would be evacuated only in an extreme flood emergency.
Workers wearing hazmat suits dug through burnt-out rail cars and twisted metal on Monday at the scene of a horrific collision between a tractor-trailer and an Amtrak train.
Fort Calhoun, NE -- From fires to levee failures, the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station is at war with the Missouri River. The NRC chairman visits to make sure that the river doesn't win.
Defending champion South Carolina beat Florida in game one of the College World Series Finals.
Police are investigating a double shooting in north Omaha. It happened on Monday night near 19th and Sprague Streets.
Heavy rain caused major flooding throughout parts of north downtown.
About 3 1/2 inches of rain fell on Council Bluffs over the weekend and certain parts of the city and surrounding area can still see the effects.
A third suspect in the shooting death of an Omaha man has been arrested in Iowa.
Missouri Valley, IA - Forecasters are raising the threat level on the Missouri River from moderate to major for Harrison and Washington counties. This after water begins to overtop a levee protecting
An Iowa man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of his wife.
A major route for many drivers will close later this week. According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, Highway 30 will temporarily shut down between Blair, Nebraska and Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Council Bluffs, IA- Iowa Governor, Terry Branstad, started his tour of the flooded Missouri river in western Iowa in Sioux City and followed the river down to Council Bluffs.
Norma "Duffy" Lyon, who famously sculpted butter into cows, Elvis and even Jesus for the Iowa State Fair, has died. She was 81.
Video game makers and sellers are celebrating following today's Supreme Court ruling overturning California's ban on the sale or rental of violent games to children.
Police are looking for the person or people who shot out the windows of a Lincoln family's house.
Outspoken tea party favorite Michele Bachmann cast herself as the "bold choice" for the Republican presidential nomination as she formally kicked off her campaign Monday in her Iowa home town.
Authorities are searching for a 26-year-old Auburn man whose boat capsized on the Little Nemaha River in southeast Nebraska.
Missouri River floodwater seeped into the turbine building at a nuclear power plant near Omaha on Monday, but plant officials said the seepage was expected and posed no safety risk.
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Omaha, NE -- He's careful not to say Nebraskan's are 100 percent safe. "Mother nature takes care of the flood. We have to do the best that we can to make sure that we are prepared," says NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko.
Hundreds of runners laced up their shoes Sunday at Elmwood Park for a good cause.
A project to support the levee system in Council Bluffs is underway.
Police say the child was struck as he crossed the street.
Omaha, NE -- Downtown woke up to soggy streets this morning. Tonight, they're dry. Millions of dollars of pumps appear to have paid off moving the water from the dry side of the levee to the flooded side.
The closure will allow crews to perform construction work on a levee adjacent to the road.
A secondary levee breach in Harrison County, Iowa is forcing some people out of their homes.
More and more people in Council Bluffs are packing up and heading out.
Omaha, NE- KMTV Action 3 News asks College World Series fans to pick TD Ameritrade Park or Rosenblatt Stadium in seven different categories. Those categories: atmosphere, outside vendors, seats, field, access/parking, bathrooms, and inside vendors. Everyone had a opinion and many willing to share it.
Major General Tim Orr says his top priority is protecting the levee system in Council Bluffs, and the National Guard is the first line of defense.
Water from the rising Missouri River has seeped under the levee.
Atchison County farmers are working with the Missouri National Guard to save their land after a Missouri River levee broke Thursday night.
The City of Omaha is confident its levee system will withstand the flood threat.
The American Red Cross is now recommending residents of Council Bluffs be prepared to evacuate.
The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will inspect the nuclear power plants in Fort Calhoun and Brownville, Nebraska beginning Sunday.
The failure of a Missouri River levee in northwest Missouri offered a brief reprieve Friday from flooding near the Cooper nuclear power plant in southeast Nebraska, although officials expect a rise back up to a threatening level.
West Des Moines, IA - (AP) - A West Des Moines woman says someone stole some of her chickens. Deb Fink told police that eight to 10 of the chickens likely were taken overnight June 16th-17th. She told
Mount Vernon, IA - (AP) - The former elementary school principal who administered mild birthday spankings to his students in Mount Vernon has taken steps toward running for a seat on the school board. Washington
It's only about a week and a half until July 4th, and this year, fireworks in the city of Omaha are legal for the first time.
Omaha, NE- "I'm prepared to just walk out of here and leave it," says Marty Rosas. Nearly all of his things are gone. Others, like Rosas, are moving out looking for places to store their things.
An Omaha woman was badly injured in a crash Thursday afternoon.
The calming sound of trickling water is giving several residents in Mills County, Iowa a big headache.
Council Bluffs, IA - The City of Council Bluffs remains at a Alert Level One alert urging everyone to get ready to get out as the flood waters continue to rise. One man in Council Bluffs says he has seen
The red kettles are out and the drop-off boxes placed at your local Hy-Vee store.
Omaha, NE- Omaha Police have identified a man shot at an apartment building near 68th and Spring Streets. Police say Blaise Benscoter, 31, was rushed to the hospital where he later died. No arrests have
Rosenblatt Stadium memorabilia was up for grabs Thursday morning and sold to several hundred lucky bidders. How much does home plate sell for?
A levee is all that stand between the river and homes in Council Bluffs west end. Homeowners says FEMA is all that stands between them and getting flood insurance.
The rising Missouri River, heavy rainfall and increased flow from Gavin's Point forces Council Bluffs leaders to issue an Alert Level One.
Douglas County Sheriff's officials say two boys are accused of sexually assaulting a 5 year old Omaha girl.
Police have identified the man whose body was found at U.S. Cold Storage Wednesday morning.
Plattsmouth, NE- Plattsmouth residents are worried about the river water and their drinking water. The city assures everyone the water is safe and it's tested regularly. It's even made plans to get water from nearby communities if the treatment plant fails.
The city of Omaha puts a major plan into action as it fights high flood levels. Leaders developed a massive water pumping system to take overflowing water from the sewers and push it out.
A string of communities in West Fremont County were given the mandatory order to evacuate Wednesday.
Flooding along the Missouri River is making it difficult to get around for many residents in the area where Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska come together.
A 45-year-old Bellevue man has been given 60-to-90 years in prison for stabbing to death his roommate.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will increase releases from Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota to 160,000 cubic feet per second by Thursday. The corps says the increases are necessary because of continued wet weather.
Officials in southwest Iowa say the Missouri River is close to flowing over the top of a levee and inundating farmland northwest of Hamburg. A mandatory evacuation order has been issued.
Authorities don't suspect a crime in the death of a man whose body was found in southeast Omaha, but an investigation is continuing. The body was found Wednesday morning by a worker.
Police Rush to Area Near Thomas Jefferson High School
Two more Missouri River flood records have been broken in southeast Nebraska, and more records are likely to fall because the amount of water being released upstream is increasing.
It's the first time dangerous weather has stopped a College World Series game at TD Ameritrade. KMTV Action 3 News video captures baseball fans fleeing.
Des Moines, IA - Iowa officials are busy preparing for new limits placed on drunken boaters as the busy July 4th holiday approaches. The state's new blood alcohol limit for boating of .08 percent goes
Flooding along the Missouri River has closed a bunch of roads that people use to cross it, including Highway 2 into Nebraska City, leading some to stay at a campground.
Fremont, NE - The City of Fremont began the process of cleaning up after a rare tornado drops from a fast moving storm Monday night. It was a very frightening and memorable scene in for KMTV Action 3
Fremont, NE- Clean-up starts in Fremont after a tornado tore through the heart of town Monday night. It hit Memorial Park where it uprooted huge trees.
Officials are hoping for some sign of a missing Carroll woman, but they've stopped the active search for her.
Authorities say a 71-year-old farmer died in a tractor accident on his rural property near Neola in Pottawattamie County.
A man being sought in the shooting of a rural Minden woman has been caught in Missouri.
Omaha, NE - A line of thunderstorms--many severe--march eastward across eastern Nebraska through 11 p.m. The storms are moving to the northeast at 45 miles an hour.
The sirens sound as thousands of baseball fans rush from TD Ameritrade Park.
Council Bluffs, IA- Today, the city is urging residents to move things out of the basement, because ground water and seepage is possible. Some homes in Twin Cities neighborhood are already barricaded against the water, and the school down the street is sandbagged. Nearby apartments are dealing with a steady flow of ground water.
Many summer hot spots are under water and the water is continuing to overtake the shores. New precautions are along the riverfront in downtown Omaha.
New York (AP) - Major League Baseball has drawn its biggest weekend crowds in three years, boosted by sellouts at Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and the Coliseum. Nearly 1.65 million fans saw games Friday,
The bloated Missouri River rose to within 18 inches of forcing the shutdown of a nuclear power plant in southeast Nebraska but stopped and dropped slightly.
The National Weather Service warns there is a moderate risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. The most likely time: after 3 p.m. and before 1 a.m. Tuesday. Hail is also possible.
Take ground that's totally saturated, add stressed storm sewer systems, and you're going to have some basement seepage. That's why emergency managers are urging Council Bluffs residents to move valuables out of basements.
A Lincoln man faces child abuse and assault charges after his girlfriend's son suffered injuries requiring emergency surgery. The 19-month-old had four fractured ribs, a torn small intestine, and swelling to both his pancreas and abdomen.
The Nebraska Public Power District declared a "Notification of Unusual Event" Sunday morning at the Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville.
Omaha, NE - Olympian and former Nebraska wrestler Rulon Gardner will headline this summer's www.livewellnebraska.com tour. Gardener lost 188 pounds on the latest season of the reality TV show "The Biggest
Families from all over the country head into TD Ameritrade Park for a little baseball.
A levee on the other side of Nebraska's border into Missouri is dangerously close to breaking.
Opening game came with a lot of firsts, including Vanderbilt's first trip to the College World Series.
America's favorite pastime and a former American president take to the field at TD Ameritrade Park for a new tradition in the College World Series.
One door at a time volunteer groups in Council Bluffs canvassed neighborhoods with pre-evacuation information for residents in the event of a flood emergency.
Dozens of spectators gathered in North Omaha Saturday to commemorate the end of an injustice.
People in Cedar Bluffs are cleaning up after a slow-moving storm drenched the area with rain and pounded the town with large hail.
Officials in Carter Lake are taking action to make sure some of their youngest residents aren't left behind if a nearby Missouri River levee breaches and floods the town.
Omaha, NE - (AP) - Federal regulators say the utilities running both of Nebraska's nuclear power plants have taken the steps needed to protect them from flooding from the Missouri River. Nuclear Regulatory
The Iowa Department of Transportation has reopened parts of Interstate 29 and 680.
A few Omaha gas stations are on "E" when it comes to regular unleaded gas and the rising Missouri River is to blame.
A $10,000 reward is being offered in the rail switch tampering incident near Menlo. Iowa Interstate Railroad is offering the money for information that leads to a conviction.
The Omaha Public Power District is clearing up rumors about the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant that have surfaced on the Internet.
City and state leaders tour Omaha's levee system by Eppley Airfield to get another take on Missouri River flooding and if the city's prepared for the worst.
Mom and baby are doing fine. A doe and fawn were separated by rising floodwaters Thursday--and two Nebraska Humane Society Animal Control Officers came to the rescue.
Lincoln, NE - (AP) - Nebraska's unemployment rate improved slightly to 4.1 percent in May from 4.2 percent a month earlier, the state reported Friday. The Nebraska Labor Department said the May figure
Officials say a leak in a levee protecting the southwest Iowa town of Hamburg from the flooding Missouri River has been fixed. The seepage began Thursday evening in an area around a farm drainage pipe.
Pottawattamie County, IA - Authorities investigating an overnight shooting north east of Council Bluffs. Someone shot and critically injured a woman near 330th Street and Honeysuckle Road. That's north