Public Safety http://kios.org en New security measures in place for city council, county board meetings http://kios.org/post/new-security-measures-place-city-council-county-board-meetings <p>Anyone attending an Omaha City Council or Douglas County Board meeting will notice new security measures in place. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 45069 at http://kios.org Economic development, public safety dominate State of the City http://kios.org/post/economic-development-public-safety-dominate-state-city <p>Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says new projects and opportunities will bring economic development to the city. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 43515 at http://kios.org Economic development, public safety dominate State of the City Iowa panel OKs stricter texting while driving bill http://kios.org/post/iowa-panel-oks-stricter-texting-while-driving-bill <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) —State legislators are closing in on a bill that would place further restrictions on texting and driving. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:05:16 +0000 Associated Press 43136 at http://kios.org Renewed push made for Neb. texting, seat belt law http://kios.org/post/renewed-push-made-neb-texting-seat-belt-law <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Highway traffic safety is getting a lot of attention from the State legislature, where lawmakers are hearing fresh calls to crack down on texting and driving. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:20:02 +0000 Associated Press 42180 at http://kios.org UNMC study examines number of fatalities caused by distracted driving http://kios.org/post/unmc-study-examines-number-fatalities-caused-distracted-driving <p>A <a href="http://www.unmc.edu/news.cfm?match=11993">new study by UNMC</a> shows the number of pedestrians and bicyclists killed in collisions with distracted drivers increased from 2005 to 2010. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:55:37 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 39363 at http://kios.org Iowa lawmakers discuss tougher penalties on texting while driving http://kios.org/post/iowa-lawmakers-discuss-tougher-penalties-texting-while-driving <div><p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate lawmakers are considering a bill that toughens Iowa's restrictions against texting while driving. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:37:08 +0000 Associated Press 26039 at http://kios.org Winter Weather Calls for Driver Preparation http://kios.org/post/winter-weather-calls-driver-preparation <p>The time to prepare for winter driving is now, before the first flakes hit the ground. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 23125 at http://kios.org Winter Weather Calls for Driver Preparation UNO Launches a Violence Prevention Program http://kios.org/post/uno-launches-violence-prevention-program <p>Alegent Creighton Health and Omaha's Women’s Center for Advancement are bringing a community-based violence intervention program to UNO. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 19813 at http://kios.org UNO Launches a Violence Prevention Program Community togetherness, safety promoted during National Night Out http://kios.org/post/community-togetherness-safety-promoted-during-national-night-out <p>Omaha will be joining communities nationwide next Tuesday for National Night Out. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 18:02:25 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 16919 at http://kios.org The Nebraska ICAC Task Force works to keep children safe http://kios.org/post/nebraska-icac-task-force-works-keep-children-safe <p>April is National Child Abuse prevention month, and the Nebraska Internet Crimes Against Children task force is working to keep them safe.&nbsp;</p><p>The ICAC task force is comprised of 50 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as prosecutors. The purpose of the task force is to investigate cases of child exploitation facilitated by the Internet or technology.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:39:53 +0000 Cheril Lee 11203 at http://kios.org The Nebraska ICAC Task Force works to keep children safe