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Metropolitan Community College was awarded the annual Academy Curriculum Excellence Award for providing the best delivery of the CCNA Security Curriculum in the region.

UNO has announced a new position in the Grace Abbott School of Social Work. The John E. Christensen chair is named for the chancellor because of his dedication to child welfare. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been sentenced to 71 years in federal prison in connection with seven robberies in the summer of 2014.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors say an Iowa man who ran a bar code theft ring in several states has been given 70 years in federal prison.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha pet store owner says his stolen snakes have been returned.

Creighton University is normalizing its interprofessional programs through its new Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research, also known as CIPER.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will become one of the nation's first states to offer special tax-free savings accounts to people with disabilities.

FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's public power utility says its nuclear power plant in eastern Nebraska has been temporarily taken offline for a minor malfunction.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Five people have been injured in a downtown Omaha collision between a firetruck and a sport utility vehicle.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center will undergo a transformational expansion.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 31-year-old Omaha man has been given 20 years in prison for his role in killing an Arizona man whose burned body was found in an eastern Nebraska field.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lancaster County will close a less-secure section of its youth detention center Aug. 1.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska isn't yet taking all the steps it could to keep inmates from reoffending and contributing to the state's prison crowding problem.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its 2016 Kids Count Data Book yesterday.

If you’re planning to check out the Olympic Swim Trials coming to Omaha, you may be interested in Touch the Wall, a female sports documentary about Olympic swimmers Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce.

Late last week, ConAgra Foods announced it will donate its corporate collection of approximately 600 original Currier & Ives prints to the Joslyn Art Museum.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — After struggling through major droughts and legal battles over water rights, Nebraska is moving forward with an effort to keep the state's water drinkable and abundant.

UNMC is offering nursing summer camps this week

Jun 20, 2016

UNMC’s College of Nursing will host a summer camp in hopes of shaping future nurses.  With more, here’s Omaha Public Radio’s Krista Johnson…

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers say the recent escape of two convicted sex offenders highlights larger problems within the state prison system that have not yet been addressed.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Someone in Dodge, Saunders or Washington counties was diagnosed with the state's first confirmed case of West Nile virus for 2016.

The Women’s Fund of Omaha has released its 2016 Women in Leadership Report, its third such report in 20 years.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say an anonymous tip led officers to the location of an inmate who escaped from a Lincoln prison last week.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Power District has voted to shutter the nation's smallest nuclear power plant in Fort Calhoun.

Bicycles, coffee and workforce development training

Jun 16, 2016

What do bicycles, coffee, and work force development training have in common? Omaha Public Radio’s News Intern Krista Johnson has the answer.

  

  

With a heat advisory in effect until 7:00 this evening and a series of 90-plus degree days ahead, it’s important that people know the best ways to keep cool.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha City Council has approved $275,000 in tax-increment financing to help rehabilitate three buildings that serve as a southern entryway into downtown Omaha.

Nebraska has had the West Nile Virus since the early 2000s and in the first couple years, the numbers of people who got the virus were in the thousands.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings says searchers have recovered the body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy snatched by an alligator at Walt Disney World.

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts will present two new exhibits beginning tomorrow and running through September 17th.

When it’s 90 degrees or warmer for at least two consecutive days, the Salvation Army opens its community cooling centers.

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