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Fire investigators hope to get in to the basement of an Old Market building to determine the ignition source of an explosion and fire on January 9th.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a former doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school is competent to stand trial.

The KANEKO’s new music series continues February 9 with folk and classical music.

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — The Omaha Fire Department has determined the fire that severely damaged a portion of Omaha's downtown Old Market district was as an "accidental fire."

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Board of Education has approved an update to sex education standards after months of debate.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha World-Herald has announced that it will eliminate its daily afternoon newspaper edition on March 7.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha mosque has again been targeted by vandals.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle in north-central Omaha.

The accident occurred a little before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the woman stepped off a raised median in the center of a road into the path of the vehicle. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police identified her as 60-year-old Toni Squires, of Omaha. The vehicle driver was identified as 61-year-old Linda Jess, also of Omaha.

The accident is being investigated.

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President Barack Obama called on lawmakers Wednesday to put aside politics and focus on safety and opportunity for all Americans.

President Barack Obama will visit an Omaha family this afternoon before speaking at UNO.