The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released findings and recommendations from its 2nd Kids Count Policy Report of 2012. 

The Nebraska Legislature returns to session next week to begin the process of putting together a new two-year budget.

Spending cuts, other items before Congress again in two months

Jan 3, 2013

While much of the impact of the fiscal cliff was avoided with legislation passed by Congress, there will still be economic effects.

UNO’s Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, College of Business Administration and Center for Public Affairs Research, recently released a report on immigrant economic impact.

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An officer-involved shooting in north Omaha Tuesday morning began with a domestic violence 911 call.

With the first measurable snow on the ground, the Salvation Army’s Winter Night Watch is underway.

Business conditions index down for fifth time in six months

Jan 2, 2013

A monthly survey of economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states is down for the fifth time in six months.

Man dies after disturbance, officer-involved shooting

Jan 1, 2013

A news conference is scheduled for Wednesday morning to discuss an officer-involved shooting Tuesday that left one person dead.

Iowa lawmakers return to session January 14

Jan 1, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa legislators and state agency officials have requested about 500 bills that will be introduced in the Legislature's upcoming session.

Omaha Police officer's firing overturned

Jan 1, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An arbitrator has ordered the Omaha Police Department to reinstate a 30-year-old officer involved in a violent arrest that was caught on video.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after a shooting at a house in north Omaha.


Joslyn Art Museum will bring award-winning author and children’s book illustrator Dan Yaccarino to Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha middle school student is facing charges because police say he threatened to kill some of his classmates who teased him.

Omaha crews re-treating some residential areas after snow storm

Dec 27, 2012

Omaha Public Works has 70 to 80 trucks in residential areas, clearing snow and ice after last week’s snow storm.

Man injured in Council Bluffs house fire dies

Dec 27, 2012

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A 90-year-old man who was injured in a fire at his Council Bluffs home has died.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a suspect in connection with the stabbing death of an Omaha man on Christmas Eve.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Light snow is expected to hit most of Iowa and parts of Nebraska as both states recover from a powerful storm last week.

VA report shows decline in number of homeless veterans

Dec 26, 2012

A new report from the VA says the number of homeless veterans nationwide dropped seven-percent from January 2011 to January 2012.

Police release name of man stabbed on Christmas Eve

Dec 26, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was fatally stabbed at a residence in northeast Omaha.

Attorneys for two exonerated men want to meet with jurors

Dec 26, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The attorneys for two men whose lawsuit against Council Bluffs and two former police officers for wrongful conviction ended in mistrial are asking permission from the judge to talk to jurors.

The Hidden Gems in Omaha

Dec 24, 2012

The idea behind Omaha by Design’s Hidden Gems list came about over the last couple of years.  

Power restored following Wednesday's storm

Dec 21, 2012

OPPD says all customers who lost power during Wednesday's snow storm now have it restored.

Nebraska unemployment rate at four-year low

Dec 21, 2012

Nebraska’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level in four years.

Monthly business survey shows continued growth

Dec 21, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey of rural bankers shows that rising commodity prices and lower energy costs are helping businesses in Midwestern states and the northern Plains.

Intrabeam is a new treatment option for breast cancer patients.  The procedure allows patients to have their surgery and radiation in a session lasting about 90 minutes.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Most of U.S. Interstate 80 in Nebraska remains closed as blowing snow has drastically cut visibility.

Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both men and women, but it’s the least funded because of the stigma associated with smoking.


OPS’ superintendent-elect says he’s focused on student achievement, partnerships, and specific, measurable goals.

OPD says online threat not viable; one person in custody

Dec 18, 2012

Omaha Police say one person is in custody following a threat made on an online chat site Monday evening.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's secretary of state says he may consider supporting a reduction in the period for in-person early voting.