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Omaha Public Radio News
12:16 pm
Mon January 4, 2010

Up to 7 inches of snow, dangerous wind chills expected with new winter storm

Omaha, NE – Another winter storm has moved in to Omaha, bringing about three inches of snow so far.

The metro area remains under a Winter Storm Warning through early Thursday morning, and a snow emergency has been declared in Omaha. Omaha could receive five inches of snow by the time the storm moves out. Western Iowa and northeast Nebraska are forecast to receive about seven inches of snow.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:34 am
Wed December 30, 2009

Plowing, clearing snow costs Omaha $2.5 million so far

Omaha, NE – Omaha is now under a snow emergency, and the costs of cleaning up after two snowstorms are adding up.

Mayor Jim Suttle declared a snow emergency Wednesday morning. That makes the city eligible for state and federal assistance. It also means residents should move their cars off the street until crews are finished plowing. Public Works officials estimate they'll finish clearing residential areas at the end of the week.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:53 pm
Tue December 29, 2009

Four western Iowa counties declared disaster areas

Omaha, NE – Pottawattamie, Shelby, Harrison and Crawford counties have been declared disaster areas following last week's winter storm.

Iowa Governor Chet Culver issued the emergency disaster declaration Tuesday. Almost 14 inches of snow fell in eastern Pottawattamie County during the two-day snow storm. Parts of Harrison County received up to 17 inches of snow.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:46 pm
Tue December 29, 2009

Red Cross recommends two winter weather survival kits

Omaha, NE – The American Red Cross recommends putting together two winter weather survival kits, one for your car and one for your home.

Heartland Chapter spokeswoman Danelle Schlegelmilch says a car kit should include a flashlight, battery-powered or crank radio, bottled water and snacks. You should also have blankets, a coat, mittens or gloves, and boots in your vehicle in case you're stranded for an extended period of time.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:10 am
Tue December 29, 2009

Plowing, clearing of snow could be finished by Friday

Omaha, NE – It could be the end of this week before Omaha Public Works crews are finished plowing and clearing snow from residential neighborhoods.

Street maintenance superintendent Scott McIntyre says some residential areas need additional work. In others, blowing and drifting snow or cars parked along the street are making snow removal difficult.

McIntyre says the city has a good stockpile of salt. But he says a demand for salt throughout the region could create a shortage. The city can get sand quickly.

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Jazz
12:55 pm
Sat December 26, 2009

Toast of The Nation Celebrates 30 Years

Annual New Year's Eve bash airs December 31st on KIOS.

Omaha, Nebraska – Once again this year, KIOS will join stations from coast to coast as NPR brings us Toast of The Nation. It's the all-night New Year's jazz party. They'll be counting down to midnight in each time zone again with performances from clubs and concert halls in Boston, Washington D.C. , New York, Minneapolis and Los Angeles. The show is produced by WBGO Jazz 88 in Newark. NPR's Lisa Simeone will host.

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Jazz
8:50 am
Sat December 26, 2009

Toast of The Nation Celebrates 30 Years

Annual New Year's Eve bash airs December 31st on KIOS.

Omaha, Nebraska – Once again this year, KIOS will join stations from coast to coast as NPR brings us Toast of The Nation. It's the all-night New Year's jazz party. They'll be counting down to midnight in each time zone again with performances from clubs and concert halls in Boston, Washington D.C. , New York, Minneapolis and Los Angeles. The show is produced by WBGO Jazz 88 in Newark. NPR's Lisa Simeone will host.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:17 pm
Fri December 25, 2009

Blizzard Warning canceled for Omaha; conditions remain hazardous

Omaha, NE – A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Omaha.

Snowfall totals range from 7 inches in Fremont to 12 inches in Shenandoah, IA. Papillion reported 8.8 inches of snow this morning. 10 inches of snow fell in Gretna and Oakland, IA had 9.5 inches of snow.

Strong winds created blowing and drifting conditions that closed some roads. Those conditions are also causing difficulties for crews trying to restore power. MidAmerican Energy and OPPD are both working to restore power to customers affected by the storm.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:51 pm
Thu December 24, 2009

15-month-old Omaha boy located

Omaha, NE – A 15-month-old Omaha boy abducted from his home early Thursday morning has been located.

Omaha Police say 15-month-old Jarez Wilson Jr. is being checked out by OFD rescue personnel. Police say the child was returned to his home by a family member, not the suspect.

Police are still searching for his father, 19-year-old Jarez Wilson. Wilson is a black male, 5'3", 120 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:47 am
Thu December 24, 2009

Senate passes health care reform bill

Washington, D.C. – As the U.S. Senate passed its version of health care reform Midlands lawmakers voted strictly along party lines. Democrat Ben Nelson has taken hits from conservatives for supporting the bill, but he says it's a win for Nebraskans. Matt Laslo reports from Washington.

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