Rob McCartney, KETV NewsWatch 7

Rob McCartney

KETV NewsWatch 7

Nebraska, United States

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  • KETV NewsWatch 7
Past:
  • KOAT.com

Recent articles by Rob:

Man demands "I want my 3-wheeler!" as he attacks with baseball bat

Caught on camera: baseball bat attack over a missing 3-wheeler → Read More

"You just pray you make it home to your family safely"

More trucking companies using tech to protect themselves and drivers → Read More

Stone-throwing thief hits two businesses

One thief broke into two Omaha businesses in a matter of minutes.Surveillance cameras caught one of the break-ins and Omaha police hope someone will recognize the person responsible.The crimes were pretty simple, the thief threw a rock through the front doors of a salon and a swimwear business near 104th and West Center.It happened shortly before three o’clock the morning of November 4th.The… → Read More

Family of Daegan Page shares memories of fallen Marine; thanks community for support

"He was all about the adventure, no matter what it was." → Read More

Family of Daegan Page talk about the fallen Marine

"He was all about the adventure, no matter what it was." → Read More

Trio of thieves take ATV and more

Cameras catch the three, now Crime Stoppers offers reward to find them → Read More

Remembering Corporal Daegan Page: Family shares memories of local hero

Rob McCartney visits with family of U.S. Marine Corporal Daegan Page → Read More

OPD Deputy Chief to retire

Ken Kanger set to become new Deputy Chief at Eppley Airfield → Read More

Shoplifting ends in threats and violence

A shoplifting ended in threats and violence as a suspect walked out of an Omaha business.Surveillance video in KETV Crime Stoppers showed what happened.Just before 9 o’clock the night of October 25th, a man told a clerk at the Mega Saver near 108th and Q streets that he wanted to get three e-cigarettes and a fifth of Hennessy.As the clerk was about to scan the items, the suspect acted like he… → Read More

Thief sees opportunity and takes it along with an SUV

Omaha police are investigating a crime that was unknowingly made easier by the victim.Surveillance video captured a man who stole an SUV Monday, September 20th.Police said he walked through the halls of Metro Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus when he saw a set of car keys sitting on a desk.He grabbed the keys then went into the parking lot, repeatedly clicking the key fob to see which car he… → Read More

One-gloved robber targets Omaha stores

Police believe same man may be responsible for at least four robberies → Read More

92-year old inmate dies in Nebraska prison

A 92-year old Nebraska inmate serving time for murder has died.The Nebraska Department of Corrections said Lawrence Ortiz "was being treated for long-term medical conditions" and died Monday at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.Ortiz was convicted of First Degree Murder in Buffalo County in 1971 for the killing of Charlotte Whittington. He also received 10 to 15 years for assault by a… → Read More

Big reward offered in Omaha cold case double homicide

"It was an interesting case, something that we don't normally see a lot." → Read More

Omaha family pleads for someone to speak up in downtown murder

"It's heartbreaking and it's literally soul-changing" → Read More

Woman suspected of cutting victim after argument

A fight at a drive-through ended with a woman being cut with a knife and taken to the hospital with critical injuries.Omaha police shared surveillance video of the woman suspected of attacking the victim.The video showed the woman at a convenience store near 30thth and Ames the night of September 15th.She was walking around the store, talking with people, and sometime after 10:30 p.m. she… → Read More

New evidence released in murder of Omaha's 'Ice Cream Man'

Nine years after a beloved Omaha man was killed, new evidence has been released that may lead to his killer.Gilberto Hernandez-Vazquez, who was fondly known as the “Ice Cream Man” in South Omaha, was gunned down August 23rd, 2012 near 19th and “Y” Streets.“There were several individuals there when Gilberto was shot,” said Omaha Police Cold Case Detective Chris Spencer.Police have released new… → Read More

Drive-by shooting caught on camera

An Omaha drive-by shooting was caught on camera and a reward is being offered for information.Investigators told KETV Crime Stoppers that early Sunday morning, September 12th, a car drove up outside a house near 28th Avenue and Fort Streets.The gunman rolled down the passenger side window, sat on the door frame, took aim and the fired a number of shots at the house.According to the police report… → Read More

Families plead for help in 10-year old double murder case

Ten years after an Omaha couple was gunned down, their families plead for someone to come forward and help close this cold case.Jameila Hesseltine and Carl Reed were in an apartment near 20th and Ames when someone shot and killed them September 12, 2011.“Tweety was about love and laughter.” Tweety was Buffy Bush’s nickname for her little sister Jameila.“She lived for her children,” Buffy… → Read More

Tracing President Bush's path at Offutt AFB

"“This is the place you want to go to command the entire Joint Force, particularly under conditions of uncertainty" → Read More

Who killed Andrea? Omaha police announce lead in cold case murder investigation

The lead detective in the case released images of a man who may have murdered Andrea Georgeson two years ago. → Read More