KIOS-FM

KIOS News

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmers can apply for federal grants to help fight erosion on their land.

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.

Creighton University Professor of Entomology Dr. Theodore Burk wants people to be vigilant about two potentially dangerous spiders they might encounter this summer – the Western Black Widow and the Brown Recluse. 

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

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — With a heat index creeping into the triple digits, the Salvation Army in Omaha is opening cooling stations in Omaha and neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman already serving time in federal prison for selling millions of dollars in worthless travel vouchers has been sentenced again, this time for state charges in the case.

Teachers and administrators across the state complain about a lack of substitute teachers, which State Senator Mike Groene, the Education Committee Chairman, hopes to gather data about.  

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.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bryce Fehmel limited LSU to two hits in eight innings, KJ Harrison hit the first College World Series grand slam at TD Ameritrade Park, and Oregon State beat LSU 13-1 for its 23rd straight win Monday night.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is thanking the Trump administration for its decision to cancel a program designed to protect certain immigrants who came the U.S. illegally but have children who are American citizens.

Summer weather offers lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.  Fresh air and sunshine are great.  Unfortunately, with the outdoors also comes ticks sometimes.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Taking pictures of Nebraska farms and ranches could win your child $1,000 in a college fund.

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.

Omaha Performing Arts President Joan Squires recently received the Broadway Presenter of the Year award from The Broadway League for her contributions to the Broadway industry and to the arts in Omaha.  

  The Adolescent Health Project, a program of the Women’s Fund of Omaha, has a new free STD testing site for young people at the Methodist Women’s Health Center just north of 190th and W. Dodge Road.  

River City Mixed Chorus

An inspirational mother and guest artists join the The River City Mixed Chorus this Saturday evening for a powerful and personal performance. Along with great songs of hope, Measure of a Life will feature the Nebraska premiere of Tyler's Suite, the moving musical story of Tyler Clementi, a talented young gay musician who died by suicide in 2010 after being bullied by his college roommate. Joining the RCMC on stage for this special performance will be Jane Clementi, Tyler's mother.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Holland Performing Arts Center

  

UNO’s Cybersecurity program, in the College of Information Science and Technology, was recently designated a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by the National Security Agency (NSA). 

The Fine Lines Writing Summer Camp returns for its 18th year next week.  All workshops will take place in the UNO campus’ Ballroom and will be broken up by age and interest.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement in southeastern Nebraska say a traffic stop on Interstate 80 led to the discovery of 118 fraudulent credit cards.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Environmental experts in Nebraska say transmission lines to power pumping stations for the planned Keystone XL pipeline would threaten endangered whooping cranes.

Greg Echlin

The U-S Open Golf Championship is underway this week in Wisconsin, and an Omaha native has a special connection to this year’s second golf major. But he’s not playing on the course. He helped design it. As Greg Echlin reports for Omaha Public Radio, Ron Whitten took an unusual route to becoming a golf course architect.

The Urban League of Omaha’s Girls Summer STEAM Academy focuses on exposing underserved, underprivileged girls of color to career fields in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Arts and Math.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a state-required DNA test for a Nebraska prison inmate links him to four rapes reported more than 10 years ago in Omaha.

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

OPS Pension Shortfall

Jun 14, 2017

Omaha Public Schools will need $15.5 million to make up a deficit in its pension plan.  That’s according to a recent article in the Omaha World Herald.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More Nebraska students will see the state Capitol and other historic sites under a new grant program designed to help schools that have cut field trips from their budgets.

The Cornhusker State Games is Nebraska’s Olympics. 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa could see more than $100 million cut from federal grants that would reduce finances for early education, job training and low-income assistance.

Pages