Monday, September 1 2014 5:22 AM EDT2014-09-01 09:22:36 GMT
Some lucky winners walked away with big prizes in the 20th annual Rubber Duck Regatta at Riverfest Sunday. Deana Schmidt of Fairfield won a 2014 Honda Accord Sport for finishing in first place. ElaineFull Story >
Some lucky winners walked away with big prizes in the 20th annual Rubber Duck Regatta at Riverfest Sunday.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 4:24 AM EDT2014-09-01 08:24:52 GMT
SWAT responded to a home in Delhi early Monday morning after a man barricaded himself in his home. Delhi Police were dispatched to the house in the 500 block of Palmerston Drive around 1 a.m. to checkFull Story >
SWAT responded to a home in Delhi early Monday morning after a man barricaded himself in his home.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 4:10 AM EDT2014-09-01 08:10:50 GMT
Thousands of workers will be celebrating employment and the right to work during the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic. There is some positive economic news on this Labor Day. According to the BureauFull Story >
Thousands of workers will be celebrating employment and the right to work during the annual AFL CIO Labor Day picnic.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 3:54 AM EDT2014-09-01 07:54:50 GMT
Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Covington. The shooting happened around midnight at the corner of 11th Street and Madison Road. Police say a woman is being questioned after the manFull Story >
Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Covington.Full Story >
PILGER, NE (RNN) – Two people are confirmed dead after a dangerous storm system spawning a rare double tornado that ripped through areas 100 miles northeast of Omaha, NE, on Monday.
A five-year-old died in Pilger, NE, according to Staton County Sheriff Mike Unger. A second person died outside of town.
Sixteen others were in critical condition, according to Faith Regional Hospital spokeswoman Jodi Richey. In Wayne, NE, three tornado victims were treated for injuries at Providence Medical Center; two victims were treated for lacerations and released Monday night, and another is listed in stable condition.
The severe weather moved through Iowa and into southwest Minnesota Monday evening. Tornado warnings for south central Nebraska have been canceled as of 9 p.m. CT, according to a tweet from the National Weather Service Hastings.
There were reports of tornadoes in southern Wisconsin early Tuesday morning, with a roof torn off a house in Madison, WI. There were other reports of damage in Dane and Green counties, WI.
Shortly before 4 p.m. CT, a massive tornado touched down in Stanton, NE, beginning the hours-long movement of fast and dangerous storms. The storm then moved to Pilger, NE, 101 miles northwest of Omaha, and a town of about 350 people.
According to the Associated Press, the two tornadoes that touched down shortly after 4 p.m. CT were about a mile apart.
Major damage was reported in Pilger, NE as the massive storm system moved quickly through, causing a stovepipe tornado. Stanton County, NE, Commissioner Jerry Weatherhold told the AP that one of the massive tornadoes destroyed more than half of Pilger.
"More than half of the town is gone - absolutely gone," Weatherholt said. "The co-op is gone, the grain bins are gone, and it looks like almost every house in town has some damage. It's a complete mess."
Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger told the AP that betweet 50 and 75 percent of Pilger was heavily damaged following the storm, with a local school totally destoryed. Unger also said five people had to be rescued from a rural home day care northwest of Stanton, NE.
"I've been telling people for many years that I've never seen a tornado in my life and I grew up in northeast Nebraska. Well, I got to see something today I wish I never would have seen," Unger said.
Gregg Moeller of Wisner, NE told the Norfolk Daily News that the two tornadoes were "like God dragged two fingernails across the land."
The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, or NEMA, said in a press release that rescue crews were working in Stanton, Cuming and Wayne counties, as the search for survivors underneath debris begins.
The Nebraska National Guard has also been deployed with NEMA to begin assisting residents in areas where Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has declared a state of emergency. Heineman will travel to Pilger to survey tornado damage on Tuesday.
At one point, two massive wedge tornadoes were reported on the ground simultaneously. CNN reports that one tornado created winds of up to 200 miles per hour.
The storms going through northern and central Nebraska produced strong winds, golf ball-sized hail, flash-flooding and severe thunderstorms.
One Nebraska resident tweeted, "I have never seen anything like this. The first twister went down Pilger main street."
The National Weather Service - Omaha tweeted that multiple tornadoes have been spotted since the first were reported in Stanton around 3:30 p.m. CT. The National Weather Service also reported a tornado near Burwell, NE late Monday evening.
To get real-time updates from social media, check out our Storify here.
With many out and about on lunch hour, a near-derecho force squall line with 80+ MPH winds slammed through NE Arkansas and the MO Bootheel, leaving behind damage that few have seen from straight line winds.Full Story >
With many out and about on lunch hour, a near-derecho force squall line with 80+ MPH winds slammed through NE Arkansas and the MO Bootheel, leaving behind damage that few have seen from straight line winds. Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:00:48 GMT
Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast have slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events and sent people scurrying from a beach in New York after three men there were...Full Story >
Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men...Full Story >
Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.Full Story >
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.Full Story >
Thursday, July 17 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:51:39 GMT
The body of a child has been found at a trailer park on Whitney Drive. Gulfport Police say she was found just before 9am. They aren't confirming that it is 5-year-old Janaya Thompson, but it is a young black girl. Full Story >
The body of a child has been found at a trailer park on Whitney Drive. Gulfport Police say she was found just before 9am. They aren't confirming that it is 5-year-old Janaya Thompson, but it is a young black girl.Full Story >
Sunday, August 31 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:31:35 GMT
A 9-year-old girl has died after police say a sand hole collapsed on her at an Oregon beach. According to the Associated Press, firefighters and police got to the beach in Lincoln City around 5p.m. FridayFull Story >
A 9-year-old girl has died after police say a sand hole collapsed on her at an Oregon beach.Full Story >