Omaha, NE – There's only one week left to apply for federal disaster assistance following a string of severe thunderstorms and floods.
People affected by severe weather from May 22nd to June 24th have until next Tuesday to apply for aid from FEMA. The agency is offering individual assistance to help homeowners and renters repair their properties. Also, public assistance is available to help local governments repair or rebuild infrastructure.
Omaha, NE – Offutt Air Force Base is preparing to host its first Air Force Week.
Air Force Week in the Heartland kicks off Saturday with opening ceremonies at Rosenblatt Stadium. Concerts, Air Force movies and exhibits, the seven-mile Bellevue/Offutt Runway Run and faith-based outreach are some of the events scheduled for the week, which ends August 17.
55th Wing Vice Commander Colonel Rob Maness says no Air Force Base in the region has hosted an Air Force Week.
Omaha, NE – The Omaha Royals are considering relocation options both inside and outside the Omaha metro area.
Royals General Manager Martie Cordaro says talks with the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority are not ongoing, but not dead. Talks between the two sides are at a standstill. Cordaro says the fan experience, economics of the agreement, and scheduling are sticking points of any agreement with MECA.
Meg Saligman talks about the Fertile Ground mural project and how she characterizes it.
Omaha, NE – Omaha's past and present are coming alive on a mural downtown. The project is called Fertile Ground and is scheduled for completion next summer.
Nationally-renowned artist Meg Saligman is painting the mural on the side of Omaha's Energy Systems building at 13th and Webster Streets. The mural will tell Omaha's story through its people and landmarks.
Eight part series continues Thursday night on KIOS.
Omaha, Nebraska – 2008 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Jazz in June Festival. The festival in Norman, Oklahoma is a highlight of the annual festival scene in the midwest. For the past few years, over 50,000 jazz fans have converged in Norman to enjoy the festival.
Omaha, NE – Hot weather is settling in to the Omaha area. Temperatures the rest of this week are forecast to be at or above 90 degrees.
The Douglas County Health Department says you should avoid outdoor activities during hot weather if at all possible. If you must be outside, drink plenty of water, wear lightweight clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. You should also limit outdoor activities to the early morning or evening hours.
Omaha, NE – Temperatures this week are forecast to remain at or above 90 degrees. With hot weather lingering in the Omaha metro area, the Salvation Army is opening two cooling stations.
A news release from the Salvation Army of Omaha says the cooling stations are located at 2424 Pratt Street and 4032 Harrison Street. At those locations, people can get cold drinks and snacks while escaping the hot temperatures.
The centers are open through Friday from eight AM to five PM.