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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.

A number of surveys over the past decade have listed Omaha’s as one of the top 10 US cities to live in, and a recent one published by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, The Housing Trilemma, identifies Omaha as one of only three out of 100 with the “Trifecta.”  

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa side of a pedestrian bridge that connects Omaha, Nebraska, to Council Bluffs has reopened.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say on person was killed and one injured when a motorcycle collided with a semitrailer in western Douglas County.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been arrested, accused of poisoning four giant city-owned cottonwood trees near his home.

Looking to learn more about Omaha's environment?

Aug 9, 2016

Summer intern Krista Johnson came to Omaha looking to learn more about Omaha’s environment and what issues were facing it.

Although the recent popularity of PokemonGo may have increased the number of people using cells phone while walking, a National Safety Council report shows that distracted walking is nothing new.  

Deidra Calloway, Director of Community Engagement for United Way of the Midlands, says the Day of Caring is a wonderful opportunity for people to come out and see what is going on related to agency work being done in the tri-county area. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln's mayor says he's vetoing a recycling ordinance that he says was watered down by the City Council's majority.

Omaha's first food computer debuts

Aug 5, 2016

Omaha’s first food computer was on display for the public to see last week at DoSpace. With more on what a food computer is, here’s Omaha Public Radio’s, Krista Johnson...

  

  

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two firefighters have been injured while battling a blaze at a house just north of Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new Nebraska audit has uncovered serious flaws in the operations of a state agency that's key to the governor's goal of growing Nebraska's economy.

LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) — Federal safety regulators are proposing $70,000 in penalties against an Omaha-area builder for safety violations.

A new study released by SeniorAdvice.com ranks Omaha in the top 10 most livable cities in America for seniors.

BENNINGTON, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in the eastern Nebraska community of Bennington.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Blair police officer has sued the city for overtime he says he should be paid for taking care of his K-9 partner at home.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fire officials say an explosion that leveled an Omaha house and killed one person was an accident.

At the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency’s Heartland 2050 Summer Summit next Tuesday, featured speaker Jeff Speck will talk about how making cities more walkable is important to keeping them vital and viable. 

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — A fire has all but destroyed an apartment building in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a woman killed when a house in Omaha exploded was a property inspector sent to check its condition after a tenant was evicted.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two mothers who have lost children to war are working with the city of Lincoln to erect a memorial that honors Nebraska soldiers who've died after 9/11.

Heartland Hope Mission received $55,000 in grant money from the United Way of the Midlands.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska prison officials are planning a series of changes to reduce inmate crowding and improve working conditions for correctional employees.

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