General News

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a driver has died after ramming a car into a tree in a western Omaha yard.

The Nebraska Science Festival returns for its 4th year April 15th through the 23rd with a whole host of events including a student expo at the Strategic Air & Space Museum, a 3-D Invent-a-thon and the WATER exhibit at KANEKO.

On Tuesday, March 22nd, Film Streams kicks off a new series called Science on Screen. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska History Museum will reopen in Lincoln next month after an 18-month, $8 million renovation.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A proposal heading to the City Council could prevent the demolition of some older Omaha homes until officials could determine whether the homes merit chances to remain standing.

Project Homeless Connect Omaha is looking for volunteers to work as one on one advocates for the homeless on April 1st.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An agreement between neighborhood residents and Omaha officials apparently has cleared the way for an outdoor shooting range at the city's Public Safety Training Center.

Public input is being sought by the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, or MAPA, for the 2050 long range transportation plan.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Remains of Nebraska's second Lincoln Capitol have surfaced as workers have excavated dirt in the building's northwest courtyard for the installation of new fountains.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thirty-five Omaha-area churches have teamed up for a faith-based campaign aimed at helping the public understand their community service efforts.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Tourism Commission has added new destinations to its yearly summertime passport program in an effort to promote attractions across the state.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It's time to spring forward again, as the country makes the switch to daylight-saving time.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Hollywood actor and an Internet entrepreneur have donated money to Iowa and Nebraska classrooms in an education philanthropy website's effort to fulfill wish lists of teachers across the country.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska attorney general's office says the agency that runs Century Link Center and TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha may keep some secrets.

The UNO Criss Library’s patron services staff had been talking for a while about doing something for the military members and civilian contractors from Offutt Air Force Base.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha school district could get its own drug dog to sniff lockers and patrol hallways during random searches next school year.

A public art project meant to celebrate the legacies of Omaha’s fallen police officers is based on a similar project in Chicago.

Rose White, Public Affairs Director for AAA Nebraska, says in the last 10 days, motorists in the state have seen a substantial jump in gas prices.

Father Daniel Hendrickson, president of Creighton University, was the guest speaker at February’s Omaha Press Club Noon Forum. Hendrickson started on July 1, 2015, succeeding Father Timothy Lannon.

The 2016 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference takes place Wednesday, April 6th at CenturyLink Center in Omaha.

KANEKO’s Great Minds Series continues on Thursday, March 3rd from 7 to 9 pm with a presentation from Tyrone Hayes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man found dead in his car in January died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The Visiting Nurse Association’s annual Art & Soup fundraiser takes place February 21st at the Embassy Suites in La Vista from 2 to 5 p.m.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Several city and county departments have seen their fuel budgets drop with unleaded gasoline below $2 a gallon at most Lincoln-area gas stations.

During the US Army Corps of Engineers’ monthly call with media, Jodi Farhat, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division, said flood control remains the corps’ primary consideration.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Twelve Nebraska cities and one regional utility have decided not to sign new 20-year contracts to buy electricity from the Nebraska Public Power District.

After taking a year off for ramp construction, The Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show returns to Offutt Air Force Base July 30th and 31st.

United Way of the Midlands is winding down its Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Service this weekend.

The Nebraska State Patrol recently received a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

The annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report was released today. The report looks at five areas of child well-being: health, education, child welfare, juvenile justice and economic stability.