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Noon Newscast 8.27.19

An accountant accused of stealing nearly $110,000 from a northeast Nebraska church has taken a plea deal.

Dixon County District Court records say 46-year-old Michael Pommer, of Wakefield, is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 23.   

He pleaded no contest to one count of theft.   

Prosecutors dismissed 14 counts in exchange for the plea.

Prosecutors say Pommer took the money from two bank accounts of Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield without church officials' authorization.

Court records indicate Pommer paid back the church about $115,000.

The body of a missing man was found in Lake Okoboji late last night.

According to a Facebook  post by the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office a deputy found the body of 24-year-old Vincent Harvey of Fort Dodge near the Barefoot Bar.  

Credit Dickinson County Sheriff's Office

Harvey was reported missing on Sunday.

The city of South Sioux City honored a local man who drowned while saving his two daughters from the Missouri River earlier this month.

The family of 49-year-old Felipe Mendoza received a Hero Award at last night’s city council meeting.

And, a hearing concerning flooding along the Missouri River this spring is taking place in North Sioux City tomorrow.  It starts at 2 p.m. at city hall.

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight will be holding a subcommittee field hearing.