Pipe bombs defused at Omaha park

Jan 18, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say they have defused several pipe bombs at a park in Omaha.

Though the fiscal cliff has been temporarily delayed, nothing has changed for retirees. That’s according to Ed Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans

Survey of bankers shows continued economic growth

Jan 17, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey of rural bankers suggests that growth in farmland prices, cash rents and farm equipment sales remain strong despite the continuing threat of drought in some Midwestern and northern Plains states.

Friday announcement set for details on Gov. Heineman's tax plan

Jan 17, 2013

Governor Dave Heineman is expected to release more details Friday morning about his income tax plan.

Omaha Police officer collapses, dies after workout

Jan 17, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha police officer is dead after suffering a medical emergency and collapsing while working out at his gym.

Douglas County Treasurer, John Ewing, Jr. is the guest speaker for UNMC’s Martin Luther King Day event.

Governor's budget request includes more money for schools

Jan 16, 2013

Governor Dave Heineman’s budget request includes additional state aid for K-12 schools.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A leader of Iowa's public universities is praising Gov. Terry Branstad for supporting funding to pay for their plans to freeze tuition rates for in-state undergraduate students.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court says a jury should be allowed to decide whether Creighton University discriminated against a deaf medical school student.

The Omaha Symphony’s More than Music program recently received a grant from the League of American Orchestras.

Iowa Gov. gives Condition of the State address

Jan 15, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is unveiling a budget proposal that includes plans to substantially cut Iowa's commercial property taxes.

Governor Dave Heineman wants to eliminate Nebraska’s individual and corporate income taxes.

NY Sen. Schumer backing Hagel nomination

Jan 15, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Senate Democrat says he will back President Barack Obama's choice of Chuck Hagel for the top job at the Pentagon.

Bellevue man gets life in prison for killing stepdaughter

Jan 14, 2013

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A 37-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting his stepdaughter on the front porch of her mother's home in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue.

Community involvement is the goal of a two-part Omaha Performing Arts outreach event that begins Tuesday.

OPD to expand gang unit, add staff

Jan 14, 2013

The Omaha Police Department’s gang unit will expand, and add a specialist in South Omaha.

The Omaha Public Schools board is still working to finalize a contract with superintendent-elect Mark Evans.

January is National Mentoring Month

Jan 14, 2013

The Midlands Mentoring Partnership says there are 30,000 children in the Omaha area living below the poverty line who could benefit from mentoring.

GOP Senator: Hagel's temperament a concern

Jan 13, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says he thinks the issue of "overall temperament" will come up during former Sen. Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing to be defense secretary.

Mom cited after child is left in a cold car

Jan 13, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 21-year-old Omaha mom is facing a child neglect charge after leaving her 2-year-old daughter in the car while she shopped on a cold day.

Flu cases widespread in Iowa

Jan 11, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top Iowa health official calls this the worst flu season the state has seen in many years.

Bill would cut OPS board to nine members

Jan 11, 2013

A State Senator from Omaha has once again introduced a bill to reduce the size of the Omaha Public Schools board.

OPS board to hold special meeting on superintendent contract

Jan 11, 2013

The Omaha Public Schools board will meet at 7:30 Saturday morning to discuss and possibly approve a contract for superintendent-elect Mark Evans.

Artist Courtney Kenny’s “Only Human” exhibition is on view at the Jewish Community Center throughout January.

Bill would remove elected officials from state health plan

Jan 10, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawmaker has introduced a bill that would boot the governor, attorney general and other elected officials off Nebraska's state employee health insurance plan.

Boil order lifted

Jan 10, 2013

Council Bluffs residents are no longer under a boil water order.

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An exhibit opening Thursday in Omaha documents the Holocaust through the experiences of teenagers who visited concentration camps in Poland.

Nebraska Legislature returns to session, elects new leaders

Jan 10, 2013

LINCOLN--The first day of the 103rd Nebraska Legislative session, Wednesday, Jan. 9, ended with the election of a new speaker and committee chairmen and the swearing in of 11 senators.

The Corps held its first conference call of 2013 on Tuesday to update basin forecasts, weather conditions and reservoir operations.

Two flu deaths in Nebraska this season

Jan 9, 2013

The flu is now widespread in Nebraska, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.