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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's child welfare system is still struggling to serve the needs of its clients because of large caseloads and a lack of cooperation among agencies.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a baby suffered only some scratches — and a big scare — in a fall from a second floor window in Omaha.

On Wednesday evening, Omaha Public Schools was informed that a 5-year-old-student from Field Club Elementary School had not arrived home as of 6:00 p.m.  

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The American Indians challenging an oil pipeline that would cross four states have some legal advantages in a courtroom, particularly their tribe's status as a sovereign nation with long ties to the land in question.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials have unveiled a new effort to ensure residents are prepared for and recover from emergencies.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Sen. Ernie Chambers is seeking a federal investigation into how a prisoner with a history of self-mutilation keeps getting access to razor blades.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A letter from the chief executive of Omaha Public Power District says the utility will permanently shut down its nuclear plant at Fort Calhoun this fall.

Test results recently released by AAA indicate that automatic braking systems vary greatly among different makes and models of vehicles.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman whose husband is a police officer has started a letter-writing campaign to support members of law enforcement and their families.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Police say a couple that was found dead in their home last week died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Novelist and journalist Geraldine Brooks is the guest speaker at the 26th annual Women and Health Lecture, sponsored by the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at Creighton University.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The planetarium at the University of Nebraska State Museum is offering a series of shows on space starting in September.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are once again looking for ways to ensure residents have easy access to healthy food even though previous efforts to address the problem have failed.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is this year’s Omaha Reads selection.

BOYS TOWN, Neb. (AP) — Three U.S. coins will be released next year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Boys Town.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska death penalty opponents are airing a new television ad in their campaign to keep capital punishment off the books.

According to a recent report released by WalletHub, Nebraska is the 5th strictest state on DUI offenses in the nation.

ConAgra’s 2016 Shine the Light on Hunger Campaign as well as their involvement in the Holiday Lights Festival will continue. 

Approximately 40 agencies and organizations, both private and public, are working together to help reduce the duration of traffic incidents and the congestion caused by them.

The Omaha Police Department is taking part in a nationwide campaign called, “You Drink, You Drive, You Lose.”

Commemorative Air Force's (CAF) iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress “FiFi” is in Omaha through Sunday as part of the AirPower History Tour.

The AV Sorensen Library and Recreation Center, at 4808 Cass Street, will have an open house tomorrow from 10 to noon to celebrate its 40th anniversary.  Omaha Public Radio’s Deborah Newcombe has more…

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha has committed $250,000 to continue its fight against a tree-killing insect.

Eileen McDargh will present the second in ICAN’s series of four talks in its Leadership Exchange Speaker Series.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that wants to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty in the November election has unveiled a website and online video to make its case to voters.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha councilman wants the city to commit taxpayer dollars to a sports organization in which police officers work with at-risk youths.

With local-area students returning to school this week or next, and with auto fatalities up more than 10% nationwide over last year, Rose White, Public Affairs Director for AAA Nebraska, reminds motorists to use extra caution in areas where children are going to and from school.

Last month’s Omaha Press Club Noon Forum focused on boxing champion and Omaha native Bud Crawford.   

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An investigative report from the State Fire Marshal's Office says Metropolitan Utilities District workers didn't mark the natural gas line that was breached and sparked a massive fire that destroyed a building in downtown Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say invasive zebra mussels have spread the entire length of the Missouri River in eastern Nebraska.

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