Public Safety

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Faculty Senate is opposing a state senator's proposal to eliminate gun-free zones on college campuses.

Text to 911 service coming to Douglas County next month

Dec 19, 2014

Douglas County residents will have another option to contact 911 starting in January, but officials caution it should only be used in certain situations.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration employees discovered a loaded handgun at a security checkpoint in an Omaha airport this week.

Anyone attending an Omaha City Council or Douglas County Board meeting will notice new security measures in place.

Economic development, public safety dominate State of the City

Feb 27, 2014
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Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says new projects and opportunities will bring economic development to the city.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) —State legislators are closing in on a bill that would place further restrictions on texting and driving.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Highway traffic safety is getting a lot of attention from the State legislature, where lawmakers are hearing fresh calls to crack down on texting and driving.

A new study by UNMC shows the number of pedestrians and bicyclists killed in collisions with distracted drivers increased from 2005 to 2010.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate lawmakers are considering a bill that toughens Iowa's restrictions against texting while driving.

The time to prepare for winter driving is now, before the first flakes hit the ground.

Alegent Creighton Health and Omaha's Women’s Center for Advancement are bringing a community-based violence intervention program to UNO.

Omaha will be joining communities nationwide next Tuesday for National Night Out.

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April is National Child Abuse prevention month, and the Nebraska Internet Crimes Against Children task force is working to keep them safe. 

The ICAC task force is comprised of 50 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as prosecutors. The purpose of the task force is to investigate cases of child exploitation facilitated by the Internet or technology.