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The Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association reminds you to replace the batteries in your smoke alarm when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time this Sunday.

The Iowa West Foundation Board of Directors approved almost $5 million dollars this quarter in grants and initiatives funding.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An unseasonably warm week has aided farmers in getting crops out of fields in Iowa and Nebraska although both states remain slightly behind the five-year average.

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association indicates teen-involved crash fatalities increased 10% in 2015.  In Nebraska, they increased 20%. 

Tonight, the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency is holding a public meeting to gather input for its 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is set to consider a master plan for Lakes McConaughy and Ogallala at its meeting in Ponca State Park.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A New York snack business is using Nebraska corn to create munchies from ingredients that haven't been genetically modified.

Food Day is a national celebration focused on sustainable food, local food and healthy food policy.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state agencies are bracing for a possible budget crunch that could mean less maintenance at state parks, fewer law enforcement officers and a slower response to livestock disease outbreaks.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's mayor has returned to City Hall after injuring her back in a fall last week.

UNL supports students who knelt during national anthem

Sep 29, 2016

LINCOLN — UNL students clustered around Michael Rose-Ivey after a unanimous student-government vote Wednesday night to support the Husker football player and two teammates who knelt during the national anthem before last Saturday’s game.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An actuarial analysis shows the city of Omaha and its police and firefighters are putting enough into their pension fund for the first time in at least a decade.

The Center for Public Affairs Research at UNO recently released the results of the 2015 American Community Survey.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eppley Airfield officials have made changes to ease the parking crunch during construction of another parking garage.

The purpose of the IN the Neighborhood Conference is to strengthen the quality of life in the Iowa and Nebraska metro areas by strengthening neighborhoods. 

A new report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine calls for changes in the area of family caregiving of elders, something it says nearly 18 million Americans are involved in.  

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.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — City officials are considering letting bicyclists back on the sidewalks in downtown Lincoln.

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) — 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.

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