General News

The City of Omaha Planning Department’s Housing and Community Development Division celebrated Community Development Week by presenting the 10th annual Community Excellence Awards.

Conservationist and Author Terry Tempest Williams, will give the 2016 Ross Horning Lecture at the Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Tuesday, April 12th.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 93-year-old baker in Omaha can now wear the medals he earned during combat missions in World War II.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A push to create "Choose Life" specialty license plates is dead in the Nebraska Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska drivers will soon be able to help build a real-time map of road conditions through a new data-sharing program with the Department of Roads.

Congressman Brad Ashford will speak at The College of St. Mary on Tuesday, April 5th about Advocacy & the Earth.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is halting production of a new, widely mocked license plate after officials learned that the state icon depicted at the center wasn't drawn accurately.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has heard oral arguments for a case at a downtown Omaha high school.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern shareholders will get a chance to vote in May on whether they want their railroad to hold merger talks with rival Canadian Pacific.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A nonprofit is planning an entertainment area for families during two national sporting events in Omaha this summer.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln's annual water report card shows the city has clean drinking water, but the arsenic level is increasing. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — ConAgra Foods has been found liable for $108.9 million in a civil lawsuit stemming from a fatal 2009 plant explosion in North Carolina.

Ann Marie Kudlacz, Executive Director of the Refugee Empowerment Center, spoke at this month’s Omaha Press Club’s Noon Forum.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of Nebraska state officials in a lawsuit that challenged the state's law requiring picketers to stay at least 500 feet from funerals. 

On Wednesday, March 30th, Creighton University will present a talk that focuses on what happens to people who have been wrongly convicted once they are exonerated.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service, or NRCS, has set up a local work group to look at priorities for USDA conservation programs across the state.

This week, UNO is on spring break but many faculty, staff and students are participating in the university’s annual Seven Days of Service.

Coffee with a Cop and similar events are becoming more common locally and nationally.  Omaha Public Radio's Deborah Newcombe recently attended one...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Power District hasn't complied with a Nebraska law passed two years ago that requires government entities to report the status of their underfunded pension systems to the Legislature.

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.