Children

Nebraska public health officials say the Zika virus poses very little threat to residents.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will lead a $6.5 million study of policies and practices of early childhood education.

The Midlands Mentoring Partnership says as many as 25,000 to 30,000 Omaha-area youth need mentors.

A 35-year-old former Omaha middle school teacher is charged with sexual assault of a juvenile.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Court records say a 21-year-old Council Bluffs man has been accused of abusing a baby who's suffered at least 20 fractures.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state oversight agency report says Nebraska's child welfare system showed little progress in keeping children in their homes.

Creighton and UNMC researchers will spend the next four years studying the brain development of 9 to 14-year-olds.

Omaha’s Project Harmony is hosting four days of training on how to identify and help possible victims of child sex trafficking.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha program is working to help children from Myanmar nurture their roots by devoting time to their native language.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man accused of neglecting his disabled daughter until she was severely malnourished has been sentenced to five years in prison.

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