New OPS board members sworn in

Jan 8, 2013

The Omaha Public Schools board has four new members.

Omaha Mayor wants end to furloughs for violent offenders

Jan 8, 2013

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle wants violent offenders to be excluded from a state furlough program for inmates.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The troubled Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska is gradually moving closer to restart, but officials say significant work remains.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha officials have a new contract with the city's firefighters. But it has left the city budget $7.3 million in the red.

Science Outside the Classroom

Jan 8, 2013

Tonight’s Omaha Science Café explores science outside of the traditional classroom.

Former Nebraska GOP Senator Chuck Hagel is President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense.

Graffiti Kits Available in South Omaha

Jan 7, 2013

The South Omaha graffiti kits project was launched in partnership with the Neighborhood Center.

Nebraska would need about 100-inches of snow this winter to bring the area out of drought conditions.

Some Nebraska state employees to get pay raises

Jan 4, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — About 10,000 state employees will see a 2.25 percent pay raise over each of the next two years, following a newly ratified union contract.

Johanns: Senate must begin work on a new farm bill

Jan 4, 2013

The fiscal cliff deal approved earlier this week by Congress also extended the farm bill.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state evaluation of TransCanada's route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline through Nebraska has been sent to the governor.

Sen. Johanns gets committee assignments

Jan 4, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns has been named to the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, as well as those dealing with agriculture, banking and veterans.

Youth and Work Focus of AECF Report

Jan 4, 2013


The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released findings and recommendations from its 2nd Kids Count Policy Report of 2012. 

The Nebraska Legislature returns to session next week to begin the process of putting together a new two-year budget.

Spending cuts, other items before Congress again in two months

Jan 3, 2013

While much of the impact of the fiscal cliff was avoided with legislation passed by Congress, there will still be economic effects.

UNO’s Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, College of Business Administration and Center for Public Affairs Research, recently released a report on immigrant economic impact.

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An officer-involved shooting in north Omaha Tuesday morning began with a domestic violence 911 call.

Winter Night Watch Continues

Jan 2, 2013

With the first measurable snow on the ground, the Salvation Army’s Winter Night Watch is underway.

Business conditions index down for fifth time in six months

Jan 2, 2013

A monthly survey of economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states is down for the fifth time in six months.

Man dies after disturbance, officer-involved shooting

Jan 1, 2013

A news conference is scheduled for Wednesday morning to discuss an officer-involved shooting Tuesday that left one person dead.

Iowa lawmakers return to session January 14

Jan 1, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa legislators and state agency officials have requested about 500 bills that will be introduced in the Legislature's upcoming session.

Omaha Police officer's firing overturned

Jan 1, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An arbitrator has ordered the Omaha Police Department to reinstate a 30-year-old officer involved in a violent arrest that was caught on video.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after a shooting at a house in north Omaha.

Joslyn Receives Grant to Support Artist Visit

Dec 31, 2012


Joslyn Art Museum will bring award-winning author and children’s book illustrator Dan Yaccarino to Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha middle school student is facing charges because police say he threatened to kill some of his classmates who teased him.

Omaha crews re-treating some residential areas after snow storm

Dec 27, 2012

Omaha Public Works has 70 to 80 trucks in residential areas, clearing snow and ice after last week’s snow storm.

Man injured in Council Bluffs house fire dies

Dec 27, 2012

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A 90-year-old man who was injured in a fire at his Council Bluffs home has died.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a suspect in connection with the stabbing death of an Omaha man on Christmas Eve.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Light snow is expected to hit most of Iowa and parts of Nebraska as both states recover from a powerful storm last week.

VA report shows decline in number of homeless veterans

Dec 26, 2012

A new report from the VA says the number of homeless veterans nationwide dropped seven-percent from January 2011 to January 2012.