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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has reopened a portion of a new children's playground that was closed when a girl seriously injured a leg on it over the weekend.

Voices for Children recently released a data snapshot focused on the disparities among races and ethnicities of kids who enter the juvenile justice system and the outcomes they face.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two state agencies that regulate Nebraska's water are joining forces in an effort to provide more efficient, streamlined services to the public.

Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day set for Saturday

Jul 5, 2017

The Omaha Police Department will be hosting a Metro Area Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day on Saturday, July 8th from 9 until 2 for those who have fireworks or guns they would like to dispose of.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eastern Nebraska health officials are warning that smoke from July Fourth fireworks could create air quality issues and trigger reactions in those sensitive to pollutants.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An invasive insect that threatens millions of ash trees throughout Nebraska is creating a new challenge for state and local officials who will have to chop them down: what to do with all of the wood.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator who called for an overhaul of the state flag is turning to the internet to come up with a possible new look.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln mail carrier faced an impossible task earlier this month when he found a letter sent more than 100 years ago in his pile.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska fireworks retailers are scrambling into Iowa after that state's ban ended last month and brushing aside concerns that the new policy could hurt sales for their existing shops along the border.

DIBS stands for Delivering Infinite Bookshelves.  The program encourages kids to read a book every night for fun while they’re out of school.

As the Greatest Show on Dirt continues this week, AAA-The Auto Club Group want to remind everyone that if you’re having car trouble, you can obtain free roadside assistance.

This weekend, Westfair in Council Bluffs will be the site of the Antique Spectacular.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Businesses, museums and other attractions are clamoring to get into a state program that promotes tourism throughout Nebraska.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two volunteer firefighters were injured when their firetruck rolled on the way to a blaze.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Bellevue City Council members have given one of their colleagues more time to fix up his eyesore carwash.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska drivers will have at least two new specialty license plate designs to choose from next year.

The Munroe-Meyer Garden Walk is set for this Sunday and will feature four private gardens in West Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has announced its plan to accept an African elephant from the Toledo Zoo in Ohio.

SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Soccer Association is investigating how a youth soccer tournament's organizers disqualified a team after misidentifying an 8-year-old girl as a boy.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A six-block district that's had a 125-year history as a yard for lumber and supplies is nearing the finish of a dramatic transformation into offices, retailers and apartments.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Temporary nighttime closures have been scheduled for three Interstate 80 interchanges in Lincoln.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Tribe leaders and language instructors are gaining optimism after worrying about the uncertain future of their native language.

Heartland 2050 is offering mini-grants to fund special projects that align with its Regional Vision and Action Plan.

Midtown Crossing kicks off its brand new Turner Park Night Market tonight from 6-10 p.m.

Omaha Gives!, a 24-hour online giving challenge, came to a close at midnight last night, ending another successful event for the organizer and the local nonprofits who will benefit.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmers have planted 92 percent of the state's corn crop, which is three days behind last year's rate mostly due to wet fields from recent storms but their progress is two days ahead of the five-year average.

The Omaha Public Library will officially kick off its Summer Reading Program with a party this Friday at the W. Dale Clark Library, from 10:30 to 12:30.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center is asking Douglas County for $5 million for its Davis Global Center under construction in Omaha.

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — The Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium at Schramm Park State Recreation Area in eastern Nebraska will close Tuesday for renovations.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new name has been picked for a baby giraffe born last month at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.

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