omaha http://kios.org en Omaha students take peer-to-peer approach to fighting obesity http://kios.org/post/omaha-students-take-peer-peer-approach-fighting-obesity <p>A new program at Omaha’s Northwest High School uses a peer-to-peer approach to target obesity prevention. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:47:19 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50944 at http://kios.org Omaha killer to be sent to psychiatric hospital http://kios.org/post/omaha-killer-be-sent-psychiatric-hospital <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man convicted of killing four Omaha people last summer to a state psychiatric hospital for treatment in an effort to restore his mental competency to undergo sentencing. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:44:11 +0000 Associated Press 50931 at http://kios.org Dallas-bound jet returns to Omaha as precaution http://kios.org/post/dallas-bound-jet-returns-omaha-precaution <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mechanics have been checking an American Airlines jet that made a precautionary landing in Omaha after crew members reported what smelled like an electrical fire in the cockpit. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:41:37 +0000 Associated Press 50930 at http://kios.org Report looks at number of pre-baccalaureate health care workers in Omaha metro http://kios.org/post/report-looks-number-pre-baccalaureate-health-care-workers-omaha-metro <p>A <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Research/Files/Reports/2014/07/healthworkforce/Healthcare%20Workers%20Embargo.pdf">new report</a> says 44 percent of the Omaha metro area’s health care workforce doesn’t have a bachelors’ degree. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50667 at http://kios.org Omaha creates land bank for vacant property http://kios.org/post/omaha-creates-land-bank-vacant-property <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The city of Omaha has created a municipal land bank to help clean up vacant and dilapidated houses. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:05:02 +0000 Associated Press 50646 at http://kios.org More police, property tax decrease included in Omaha's 2015 budget http://kios.org/post/more-police-property-tax-decrease-included-omahas-2015-budget <p>Omaha’s 2015 proposed budget includes a 2 percent property tax decrease. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50586 at http://kios.org More police, property tax decrease included in Omaha's 2015 budget Omaha police investigate Sunday night shooting http://kios.org/post/omaha-police-investigate-sunday-night-shooting <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police are investigating the death of a man found shot to death in an apartment Sunday night. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:13:08 +0000 Associated Press 50574 at http://kios.org Investigators say overloaded bins caused collapse of Omaha plant http://kios.org/post/investigators-say-overloaded-bins-caused-collapse-omaha-plant <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal investigators say overloaded storage bins on the roof of an Omaha livestock feed manufacturer's plant caused the building collapse that killed two people in January. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:23:47 +0000 Associated Press 50525 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 Autopsy results released in deaths of Omaha mother and son http://kios.org/post/autopsy-results-released-deaths-omaha-mother-and-son <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Preliminary autopsy results show a 54-year-old Omaha woman died of blunt force trauma to her head and her son died of what appears to have been carbon monoxide poisoning. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:32:25 +0000 Associated Press 50415 at http://kios.org