Deer netting operation underway in Lake Fork neighborhood

An operation is underway in a Wood County subdivision to capture 100 deer to help control a problem with overpopulation. “Over the last few years we’ve noticed a tremendous increase in the number of deer in our neighborhood,” Bill Russell, homeowner’s association president, said. “To the point they are becoming a nuisance.” Russell says along with destroying landscaping, many of … Read More

For first time, researchers can measure insecticide on surface of mosquito nets

Insecticide-infused mosquito netting is in widespread use around the world to limit the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria. Researchers from North Carolina State University and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have now come up with a technique that actually measures how much insecticide is found on the surface of these nets — paving the … Read More

Werner Park to extend its safety netting

Werner Park will be an even safer place to watch baseball this coming season. The safety netting behind home plate will be extended to the end of each team’s dugout instead of the beginning of the dugouts, which is currently the case. The stadium at 123rd Street and Highway 370 in Papillion is home to the Omaha Storm Chasers, the … Read More

Apartment complex mends fence with orange netting, homeowner not happy

A fence separating homes and an apartment complex fell down in August and it’s still not repaired. Angie Courville called 2 On Your Side because she’s tired of waiting for someone to give her an answer. “We just need to have our privacy back,” said Courville. During a storm in mid-August, Courville says the fence surrounding her property fell down … Read More

Baseballs to be caught by netting

The chances of gardeners, hikers, and dogs getting hit by home runs should diminish this year at the Mission recreation park ball diamonds. The city plans to spend $110,000 stringing up new protective netting around the four diamonds, according to the 2019 provisional budget. “Due to advances in sport technologies and athletic performance, there has been an increased frequency of … Read More

Exterminator talks bugs in Rome

Our final destination on our tour of Italy was Rome. Our Italian adventure was in its closing days, with so much to see and pests to discover. Keep in mind that Italy’s capital is more than 2,500 years old. That’s a lot of cockroaches and other vermin in, of course, a historical perspective. As our train neared Rome, visions of … Read More

ESCC baseball renovations continue with backstop, netting

The next improvement to facilities at Enterprise State Community College will be a new backstop and netting for the college’s baseball field. Expected to be completed in the coming months, officials started “laying the groundwork” for the project around fall of last year after the dugouts were repainted, according to ESCC Athletic Director Kevin Ammons and Coach Samuel “Bubba” Frichter. … Read More

Manchester United could put up permanent netting to shield disabled fans after smoke grenade thrown by Wolves supporters this season

Netting in front of away fans could be a permanent fixture at Manchester Unitedafter a smoke grenade was hurled at disabled supporters. The away section at Old Trafford is directly above the area for disabled fans, who in the past have been struck by a missiles including coins, urine-filled bottles and umbrellas. Now, after a smoke grenade landed next to a number … Read More

Manchester United: Disabled fans want netting to protect them from missiles

The disabled supporters’ section is below where visiting fans are housed. Manchester United Disabled Supporters Association (MUSDA) says flares, bottles filled with urine, coins and pies thrown by travelling supporters have landed in their section. Netting was used for Champions League games against Juventus and Young Boys. Now MUSDA is pressing to make that permanent. A recent fans’ forum meeting … Read More

AAA: Improperly secured trees a holiday hazard

Selecting, buying and decorating a tree is a magical holiday tradition for many. But it can all go sour if a tree isn’t properly secured when being transported from the tree farm to the living room. According to AAA Northeast, improperly secured Christmas trees can become holiday roadway hazards if they fall from vehicles while on the move. An estimated … Read More