General News

Omaha’s first 24 Hours of Impact event takes place this Friday, July 24th.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The new CEO of Nebraska's Department of Health and Human Services is promising to improve the state's troubled public benefits service, while a leading critic is calling for more oversight.

A new report from UNO’s Center for Public Affairs Research shows metro Nebraskans rank crime as their most important issue, while rural residents face problems with job opportunities.

June precipitation was above normal across a lot of the Missouri River Basin, according a recent US Army Corps of Engineers report.

The Heartland B-cycle program had a record number of riders during the 2015 College World Series.

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System is hoping to recruit more volunteers from the community.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is bringing a little bit of the outside into the hospital with its new TV Channel.

The Census Bureau recently released data regarding the racial/ethnic population growth in Nebraska since 2010.

Dr. James Kimble, Associate Professor of communications and the arts at Seton Hall University, spoke at the Omaha Press Club during a special noon forum program earlier this month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraskans for the Death Penalty campaign raised nearly $244,000 in its first reporting period, with most of the money coming from Gov. Pete Ricketts and his father.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Crews from Council Bluffs and Omaha had to work hard to rescue a woman who had jumped from a bridge connecting the two cities and landed in the structure beneath the bridge deck.

United Way of the Midlands recently announced new priorities for program funding in 2015-2016.

The Center for Public Affairs Research at UNO puts on a Data Conference every year where they release some of the latest census data as well as information on what tools are coming out and recent trends.

The science of transgender is the topic of the Omaha Science Café tomorrow night.

Almost two-thirds of people injured or killed in a crash involving a teen driver are people other than the teen behind the wheel.

Omaha tied with Philadelphia and Henderson, Nevada for 19th place out of 75 cities whose parks were studied by the Trust for Public Land.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld a decision to return a baby to its biological parents, who had given up the child in 2013 to friends who could not have children of their own.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court says the state's Department of Health and Human Services was wrong to end Medicaid benefits that had helped a woman care for her profoundly disabled daughter at home for more than a decade.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A company says noise rules being drafted in Lancaster County are so restrictive they would discourage wind farms from being developed there.

The Bed is Dead

May 6, 2015

The Bed is Dead is a social media-based campaign focused on raising awareness among teenagers about the link between indoor tanning and the appearance of skin cancers.       

A recent study by a UNO criminology professor found that TV viewing does not cause social problems.

A recent Food Research and Action Center survey found that more than once in the past year, 12.8% of Nebraska families didn’t have enough money to put food on the table.

Omaha residents will have the opportunity to purchase produce, flowers, meats and cheeses from local vendors at the Omaha Farmer’s Markets starting this weekend.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A nonprofit organization dedicated to building and managing public event venues in Omaha is writing a formal policy about the information it makes public amid transparency concerns.

Officials with the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority will vote Tuesday on a proposal requiring the organization to offer detailed information at public board meetings, including annual financial reports.

The City of Council Bluffs will hold its third in a series of public meetings tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 on the West Broadway Corridor Redevelopment Plan. 

AUBURN, Neb. (AP) — A Nemaha County commissioner is defending his colleague who publicly apologized for using a racial slur during a Thursday board meeting in Auburn.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Emergency workers have been swamped with overdoses of synthetic marijuana in Lincoln.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Dr. Thomas LaVeist, Director of the Center for Disparities Solutions and the Richardson Professor in Health Policy at Johns Hopkins University, will speak at Creighton University on Wednesday.

Easter Seals of Nebraska is presenting an event called Celebration of Dreams: A Tribute to the Stars and Stripes on Thursday, April 30th.