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Katrina Markel


Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Katrina:

Apparent fatal shooting in Omaha on Wednesday afternoon

According to the Omaha Police Department, a caller reported hearing gunshots near 50th and Miami Streets at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday. → Read More

Omaha Police Department investigating early Sunday shooting in Hanscom Park; one person injured

The Omaha Police Department says that a non-fatal shooting occurred at 12:17 a.m. on Sunday. Steven Woodson, 33, was found injured in Hanscom Park. → Read More

Teen girl suspect in the Thursday night shooting of man in his 40s

The Omaha Police Department says it is investigating a shooting that happened on Thursday night. The department says officers responded at 10:27 p.m to an address on North 35th Street. → Read More

Bellevue school resource officer tries out for show choir: 'I'll probably be number one on the list'

Bellevue Police Officer Jon Hobbs works as a school resource officer at Mission Middle School. On Tuesday he auditioned for the school show choir and seemed a little overconfident about his chances. → Read More

BREAKING: Homicide in Omaha near 52nd and Curtis Streets; suspect at large

On Tuesday morning Omaha Police responded to reports of a shooting around 9:30 a.m. near 52nd and Curtis Streets. → Read More

Victim named in accidental drowning death at Benson Park Saturday

The Omaha Police Department says it assisted the Omaha Fire Department with an accidental drowning in Benson Park on Saturday. → Read More

Gov. Ricketts announces new Nebraska license plate design: 'Genius of Creative Energy'

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts held a press conference to announce the new Nebraska license plate design. → Read More

K-9 training in Council Bluffs takes an unexpected turn as civilian trainer allegedly slaps attendee

On Thursday morning, a KMTV 3 News Now photographer was reporting on a K-9 training with the Council Bluffs Police Department (CBPD) when, according to police, 28-year-old Anson Berry entered the police station and began filming the training being conducted in the Community Room. → Read More

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo announces third pregnant elephant, provides update on calves

The Omaha Zoo will have a third elephant born around this time next year. → Read More

UPDATE: One dead in shooting outside Des Moines' East High School

The Des Moines Police Department confirmed a school shooting on Twitter just before 3 p.m. on Monday. → Read More

A list of Omaha area Lenten fish frys in 2022

Fish Frys during Lent are a time-honored tradition in Omaha and its surrounding communities. → Read More

City of Lincoln ends mask mandate a week early, masks still encouraged indoors

In a news release, the City of Lincoln announce the end of its current mask mandate a week early at 11:59 on Friday, "due to significant declines in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations..." → Read More

Douglas County Health Department daily report shows improvement in hospital bed availability

The Douglas County Health Department reported 325 new positive COVID-19 tests were received Monday since its report on Friday. → Read More

Nebraska fire marshal releases name of victim in Bennington horse stable fire

In a news release, State Fire Marshal investigators identified the deceased victim in the accidental horse barn fire in rural Bennington on Thursday. → Read More

Wreck on I-480 and Martha, lanes blocked

The Nebraska Department of Transportation is warning motorists to avoid the freeway in Omaha on I-480 southbound, just south of Martha Street. → Read More

BNSF train derailment in rural Mills County; no serious injuries reported

PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa (KMTV) — An empty coal train derailed in rural Mills County, Iowa south of Pacific Junction at approximately 7 a.m., says a spokesman for BNSF Railway. Peter Skosey, the railway spokesman also said in an email, "Initial reports indicate that 11 cars, as well as both locomotives on the empty coal train and five cars on the mixed freight train, derailed. As a precaution, our… → Read More

UPDATE: Suspect and victims identified in Thursday night non-fatal shooting and dog bite incident

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — UPDATE 11/3/2021 Officer Phillip Anson with the Omaha Police Department confirmed a non-fatal shooting early Thursday evening near 45th and Spencer Streets. On Friday OPD released the name of the suspect, 22-year-old Robert Pierce. He has been booked into Douglas County Corrections for 2nd degree assault and use of a weapon. The shooting victim was identified by police as… → Read More

Attorneys for Rep. Fortenberry file another motion to dismiss, call investigation a 'setup'

Attorneys for Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry filed another motion to dismiss the federal charges against him. → Read More

Council Bluffs police looking for person of interest in fatal shooting

Fatal shooting in Council Bluffs: police looking for person of interest → Read More

Omaha police arrest local priest on 2 felony charges including alleged abuse of a vulnerable adult

Michael Gutgsell, a former parish priest at St. Joseph in Springfield, was arrested by the Omaha Police Department on two, class 3A felony charges. → Read More