LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska motorists could soon pay less to the state at gas pumps.

FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha public electric utility and its private partner are building a community solar power array in eastern Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are forging ahead with their effort to execute the state's longest-serving death-row inmate without disclosing where they obtained lethal injection drugs, despite a judge's order this week to identify their supplier.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State College Board of Trustees has approved raises for top leaders of the state college system.

Late last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new enzyme substitution therapy for adults with a rare and serious genetic disease known as phenylketonuria or PKU.  

CWS team faces controversy

Jun 20, 2018

Oregon State plays an elimination game tonight at 6 against North Carolina in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.  Since its opener on Saturday, Oregon State has created a buzz in Omaha that has been different from any previous College World Series.  Greg Echlin explains for Omaha Public Radio.




LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lancaster County judge will fill a vacancy on the Nebraska Supreme Court.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska dentist has been sentenced to 10 months for submitting fraudulent bills to Nebraska and Iowa Medicaid programs.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska dentist has been sentenced to 10 months for submitting fraudulent bills to Nebraska and Iowa Medicaid programs.

Nebraska GenCyber is a free two-week camp focused on cybersecurity.  The camp runs this week with a focus on middle school and high school teachers.  Next week’s sessions will center on 9th and 10th grade students. 

The Durham Museum is offering all sorts of fun activities and exhibits this summer.  KIOS News Director Cheril Lee has more...

Jeremy Cowley, Program Director for the OPS Career Center, was named Administrator of the Year by the Association of Career and Technical Education of Nebraska on June 4 during the organization’s conference in Kearney.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers may have cleared the way for companies to test self-driving vehicles with a law passed earlier this year, but don't expect a large number to hit the streets anytime soon.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska schools may have students play a game next year that officials say help disruptive students behave and can potentially prevent violence, drug abuse and suicide.

The College World Series gets underway

Jun 18, 2018
Photo by Ian Echlin

After four games were played on the opening weekend of the College World

Series, the story was the length of the days at TD Ameritrade Park as Greg Echlin



reports for Omaha Public Radio.





The Women’s Fund of Omaha announced brings its new “Not on My Watch” campaign to the College World Series this week. 

Martin Janousek, founder of the Gifford Park Neighborhood Market, stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the market, what you can find there, and what to expect when it opens tonight and throughout the summer.  More information is available at

Ozark Highlands Radio will make it's debut on KIOS on Sunday July 1 at 2:00 PM. The program features live music and interviews from the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mt. View, Arkansas. Also feature host segments with historians, authors and personalities explore the people, stories and history of the Ozark region.

River city Folk with Tom May will move to 1:00 from it's current  2:00 time slot July 1. The Folk Sampler with Mike Flynn will air it's final program June 24 at 1:00. Flynn announced his retitrement in April.

OPS has been offering a Summer Meals Program since 1991.  Tammy Yarmon, Director of Nutrition for OPS, says they anticipate serving around 10,000 meals this summer.

Liz Feldstern of the Institute for Holocaust Education and Dr. Gediminas Murauskas from the Omaha Sister Cities Association join Mike Hogan at the KIOS studios to discuss the film "Persona Non Grata."  The film shows Tuesday, June 19th at the Jewish Community Center Theatre with a Q&A to follow.  More information can be found at

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha City Council has recommended that a liquor license be granted to a downtown venue where people will hurl axes at wooden targets.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Hearings are scheduled to begin Wednesday to decide whether a former doctor should be executed for killing four people connected to an Omaha medical school.

As part of the expansion on its Fort Omaha campus, Metropolitan Community College has a call out for artists.

UNO’s Senior Learning Passport Program allows people 65 and older to sit in on up to two undergraduate courses a semester for a $25.00 yearly fee. 

Matt Schill, Interim Registrar at UNO, says there has to be space available in the class; the instructor has to grant permission, and it cannot be an on-line course.  

The Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force is dedicated to increasing the number of lives saved from colon cancer through education, early detection, and prevention.  Board member Jeri Engen joins Mike Hogan to discuss this weekend's fund raising event, colon cancer prevention, and why you should get checked.  More information is available at

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines homeless shelter is planning to use repurposed shipping containers to construct permanent apartments for chronically homeless people.

The Creighton University School of Medicine’s 2018 Trauma Symposium takes place Friday at the Downtown Hilton Omaha Hotel. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thunderstorms that blasted through eastern Nebraska into Iowa toppled trees, overturned semitrailers, knocked out power to hundreds of homes and businesses and spawned short-lived tornadoes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 99-year-old World War II veteran who skipped the chance to meet some of the nation's last Civil War veterans is visiting Nebraska as part of 50-state tour to make up for his lingering regret.