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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) — State Auditor Charlie Janssen may ask state lawmakers to find ways to enforce the findings his office makes after review spending by state agencies.

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.

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.

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.

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