weather http://kios.org en More federal aid given to Nebraska for June storms http://kios.org/post/more-federal-aid-given-nebraska-june-storms <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Additional federal aid is being made available to Nebraska for areas affected by recent severe weather.</span> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:23:30 +0000 Associated Press 50923 at http://kios.org Cooling centers open in Omaha metro area http://kios.org/post/cooling-centers-open-omaha-metro-area <p>The Salvation Army has four cooling centers open in the Omaha metro area. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:15:51 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50521 at http://kios.org Dangerous heat expected in Nebraska and Iowa http://kios.org/post/dangerous-heat-expected-nebraska-and-iowa <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some of the most intense heat of the summer so far is expected in Nebraska and Iowa, so forecasters are urging people to take precautions. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:46:29 +0000 Associated Press 50519 at http://kios.org Cool July morning sets records in Nebraska cities http://kios.org/post/cool-july-morning-sets-records-nebraska-cities <p>OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The unseasonably cool weather has helped several Nebraska cities set record low temperatures. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:35:53 +0000 Associated Press 50245 at http://kios.org Pilger residents expect rebuilding to bring change http://kios.org/post/pilger-residents-expect-rebuilding-bring-change <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">PILGER, Neb. (AP) — Rebuilding plans for the northeast Nebraska town ravaged by a tornado last month got a boost when the Farmers Co-operative committed to restore its Pilger grain elevator. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:11:57 +0000 Associated Press 50166 at http://kios.org Pilger's tornado-damaged school to be torn down http://kios.org/post/pilgers-tornado-damaged-school-be-torn-down <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">PILGER, Neb. (AP) — The middle school in Pilger that was heavily damaged by a tornado last month will be torn down on Friday. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:30:07 +0000 Associated Press 49982 at http://kios.org Heavy rains will mean more mosquitoes in the area http://kios.org/post/heavy-rains-will-mean-more-mosquitoes-area <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">AMES, Iowa (AP) — The recent heavy rains and flooding in Iowa and Nebraska created prime breeding areas for mosquitoes, so more bug bites are likely in the next few weeks. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:27:01 +0000 Associated Press 49802 at http://kios.org Hail causes roughly $5M damage at nuclear plant http://kios.org/post/hail-causes-roughly-5m-damage-nuclear-plant <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — The hail storm that hit Blair last month caused roughly $5 million damage to the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in eastern Nebraska. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:06:29 +0000 Associated Press 49550 at http://kios.org Pilger to lose its tornado-damaged school building http://kios.org/post/pilger-lose-its-tornado-damaged-school-building <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">WISNER, Neb. (AP) — The school board has decided to tear down the middle school building that was heavily damaged by a tornado that tore through Pilger on June 16. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:09:23 +0000 Associated Press 49534 at http://kios.org Pilger recovery expected to cost tens of millions http://kios.org/post/pilger-recovery-expected-cost-tens-millions <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are still tallying the cost of the tornadoes that destroyed most of the town of Pilger, but it's expected to climb into the tens of millions. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:04:43 +0000 Associated Press 49471 at http://kios.org