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  • Two Killed When SUV Slams Into Neb. House

    Posted: October 6th, 2011

    LA VISTA, Neb. -- Two people were killed when the SUV they were in slammed into a La Vista home early Wednesday morning. Emergency crews were called to Park View Boulevard and Lillian Avenue about 1 a.m. Police said a man and a woman in a Jeep were speeding down Lillian Avenue, ran a stop sign, jumped curb and hit the vacant house.

  • Nebraska Worker Rescued From Trench Cave-In

    Posted: September 16th, 2011

    OMAHA, Neb. -- Emergency crews spent Friday afternoon working to rescue a man trapped in an earthen trench near 192nd and Briggs streets. The call came in just before 1 p.m. Friday. According to the victim's brother, the worker was laying copper pipe for water when the trench collapsed. The man's brother identified him as Jeff Schneider. Crews were able to free him just before 5 p.m. He was taken to Nebraska Medical Center to be...

  • Public Safety Oversight Dept. Proposed in Omaha

    Posted: September 15th, 2011

    OMAHA, Neb. -- There's a new proposal by a City Council member designed to provide more oversight when it comes to Omaha's police and fire departments.

  • Neb. Firefighter Misconduct Allegations Resurface

    Posted: September 13th, 2011

    OMAHA, Neb. -- The woman fired as Omaha's public safety auditor in 2006 went public with old allegations of firefighter misconduct on Monday. Tristan Bonn and those who support her are looking to pressure the city toward greater transparency -- perhaps by hiring a new public safety auditor. On Monday, the group released documents that it says are from a 2003 internal investigation. Bonn produced what she said are transcripts from interviews done as part of an 8-year-old...

  • Neb. Firefighters Fall Through Floor at House Fire

    Posted: September 12th, 2011

    OMAHA, Neb. -- Omaha firefighters responded to a vacant house fire at 4601 Florence Boulevard just before 7 a.m. Sunday. KETV NewsWatch 7's Alex Hoffman was on scene. She said a fire official told her that two firefighters fell through the floor of the burning home. Another firefighter jumped out of a second floor window when the conditions worsened. The fire official said no one was injured. The fire is still under investigation, but the fire official said he suspects arson.

  • Man Confronts Neb. Firefighter Treating Woman

    Posted: August 22nd, 2011

    OMAHA, Neb. -- A firefighter calls for help while trying to help an injured woman. Omaha police said the firefighter was treating a woman near 47th Avenue and Lafayette Avenue after receiving a domestic violence call at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday. Police said a man came from inside the home and tried to keep the firefighter away from the woman. Police arrested that man and a domestic violence suspect. The woman and firefighter...

  • Tree Limb Gives Neb. Fire Captin Close Call

    Posted: August 20th, 2011

    A Lincoln firefighter had a close call Thursday night during a thunderstorm. Captain Guy Pinkman was aboard Engine 8 when a 16-foot tree limb slammed through the passenger-side windshield, narrowly missing him, according to The Journal Star. The crew was responding to a report of a downed power line just after 9 p.m. "It sounded like a bomb went off," he told the newspaper. The limb hit him across the chin and just missed the driver. A third firefighter was unharmed.

  • Woman, Child Rescued From Nebraska Fire

    Posted: August 12th, 2011

    OMAHA, Neb. -- Omaha firefighters rescued a woman and a child found outside a burning apartment early Friday morning. Crews found flames coming from a second-floor window near Park and Dewey avenues around 1:15 a.m. The woman and child were found in a back stairwell. Residents of the building were evacuated while firefighters did their job. The person who lives in the apartment where the fire started was not home at the time. No one was injured in the blaze.

  • Neb. Crew Help Lifeguard Impaled by Pool Ladder

    Posted: July 20th, 2011

    BELLEVUE, Neb. -- Authorities said a step from a ladder snapped when a 16-year-old lifeguard tried to get out of a pool. On Wednesday afternoon, Bellevue firefighters were called to Cascio Pool, where they found the lifeguard in the water with the ladder still attached to his foot. The rescue crew was tasked with removing the ladder and the lifeguard together from the water.