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.

Police release name of man stabbed on Christmas Eve

Dec 26, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was fatally stabbed at a residence in northeast Omaha.

Attorneys for two exonerated men want to meet with jurors

Dec 26, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The attorneys for two men whose lawsuit against Council Bluffs and two former police officers for wrongful conviction ended in mistrial are asking permission from the judge to talk to jurors.

The Hidden Gems in Omaha

Dec 24, 2012

The idea behind Omaha by Design’s Hidden Gems list came about over the last couple of years.  

Power restored following Wednesday's storm

Dec 21, 2012

OPPD says all customers who lost power during Wednesday's snow storm now have it restored.

Nebraska unemployment rate at four-year low

Dec 21, 2012

Nebraska’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level in four years.

Monthly business survey shows continued growth

Dec 21, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey of rural bankers shows that rising commodity prices and lower energy costs are helping businesses in Midwestern states and the northern Plains.

Faster Recovery for Breast Cancer Patients

Dec 21, 2012

Intrabeam is a new treatment option for breast cancer patients.  The procedure allows patients to have their surgery and radiation in a session lasting about 90 minutes.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Most of U.S. Interstate 80 in Nebraska remains closed as blowing snow has drastically cut visibility.

Sock Monkeys Against Cancer

Dec 19, 2012

Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both men and women, but it’s the least funded because of the stigma associated with smoking.


OPS’ superintendent-elect says he’s focused on student achievement, partnerships, and specific, measurable goals.

OPD says online threat not viable; one person in custody

Dec 18, 2012

Omaha Police say one person is in custody following a threat made on an online chat site Monday evening.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's secretary of state says he may consider supporting a reduction in the period for in-person early voting.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Residents across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa should prepare for the season's first significant snow later this week, with weather forecasters calling for up to half a foot of snow and gusty winds.

Andover, Kansas, superintendent chosen as OPS' new leader

Dec 17, 2012

The next superintendent of the Omaha Public Schools comes from Kansas.

A UNMC therapist says a child’s age and maturity level should guide conversations with them about last week’s school shooting.

Tree of Lights Over Halfway to Goal

Dec 17, 2012


The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is more than halfway to its overall goal of 3.1 million dollars this year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says last week's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 26, including 20 children, was an evil tragedy, but the response should include more than just gun control.

OPS board to choose district's new leader

Dec 17, 2012

The OPS board will vote Monday night on the district’s new superintendent.

Sen. Ben Nelson gives farewell speech

Dec 17, 2012

U.S. Senator Ben Nelson says it’ll be difficult to walk away from that post after 12 years in federal office.

Iowa Business Council indicators show slight improvement

Dec 14, 2012

After three months of negative economic numbers, the Iowa Business Council’s fourth quarter indicators are up slightly.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has informed the federal government that Iowa will create a state-federal partnership exchange to help Iowans buy health insurance, a requirement of the federal health care law.

Winter Weather Calls for Driver Preparation

Dec 14, 2012

The time to prepare for winter driving is now, before the first flakes hit the ground.

OPS board to meet Saturday to discuss superintendent finalists

Dec 14, 2012

A candidate for Omaha Public Schools superintendent says he’s prepared to take on the challenges urban school districts face.

Omaha Mayor appeals for donations to food pantries

Dec 13, 2012

The Food Bank for the Heartland says they distributed more than 8.8 million pounds of food to partnering agencies and programs during their last fiscal year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Power District customers will pay more for electricity in January.