Public Safety

2:30 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

New security measures in place for city council, county board meetings

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

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2:00 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Economic development, public safety dominate State of the City

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

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8:05 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Iowa panel OKs stricter texting while driving bill

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

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8:20 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Renewed push made for Neb. texting, seat belt law

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.

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12:55 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

UNMC study examines number of fatalities caused by distracted driving

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

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3:37 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Iowa lawmakers discuss tougher penalties on texting while driving

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

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6:06 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Winter Weather Calls for Driver Preparation

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

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General News
5:06 am
Fri September 28, 2012

UNO Launches a Violence Prevention Program

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

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1:02 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Community togetherness, safety promoted during National Night Out

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

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General News
2:39 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

The Nebraska ICAC Task Force works to keep children safe

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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.  

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