KIOS News

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.

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

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.

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.

AAA Nebraska shows Nebraska's "nice" side at the CWS

Jun 15, 2016

Planning to enjoy some of the College World Series festivities? AAA will be doing their part to ensure you have a great time.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is on pace to collect less tax revenue than expected in the current fiscal year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Another trial starting date has been scheduled for a former doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school.

Is Omaha a biking friendly community to you? Well if not, you should know there are quite a few organizations in the area working to change that. With more, here’s Omaha Public Radio’s Krista Johnson...

KANEKO’s newest exhibition is called Storytelling and runs through August 27th.

Partnership 4 Kids was recently named the first No Excuses University Certified non-profit in the U.S.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement and social service agencies are preparing a major push to clamp down on human trafficking in Nebraska, but advocates say the state needs to do more for survivors who are likely to require housing, specialized counseling and medical care.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state judicial nominating committee will hold a public hearing next month to receive information on whether to fill a vacant Nebraska judgeship.

The Behavioral Health Division of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants the public’s input. 

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