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Rob Dickson, Executive Director of Information Management Services at Omaha Public Schools, says about 18 months ago, OPS was looking at projects for its two turnaround programs at Wakonda and Kennedy Elementary Schools.

After being a finalist for three out of the last four years, the City of Council Bluffs has won the award of All-American City, recognizing the community's success in the area of early literacy.  

Omaha Performing Arts will present Jazz on the Green tonight at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing. The  headliner is salsa band Hector Rosado y Su Orquesta Hache!

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police are warning Lincoln residents of a phone scam coming from a number that appears to belong to city mayor's office.

Since the first week of May, Dr. Jeffrey Gold has been serving as chancellor for both UNMC and UNO.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has reopened a portion of a new children's playground that was closed when a girl seriously injured a leg on it over the weekend.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is kicking off a tour of businesses throughout the state in the build up to a state economic development summit later this week.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's occupational licensing requirements will continue to face scrutiny from advocates and lawmakers who view some as unnecessary barriers to creating more jobs.

The Omaha Public Schools Summer Meals program will continue through July 28th -- providing free meals to children aged 1 through 18. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska attorney general's office is warning the public about a Florida-based company that officials say is running an insurance scam.

RAVENNA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska community has developed 125 lakeside campsites for people journeying to see the total eclipse of the sun next month.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new $100,000 grant will help support the Bemis Center's longstanding artist-in-residence program that offers space for an artist to create new work.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new $100,000 grant will help support the Bemis Center's longstanding artist-in-residence program that offers space for an artist to create new work.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are looking for ways to increase mental health services in areas that lack psychologists, psychiatrists and counselors, but that could prove difficult amid a tight state budget.

Voices for Children recently released a data snapshot focused on the disparities among races and ethnicities of kids who enter the juvenile justice system and the outcomes they face.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two state agencies that regulate Nebraska's water are joining forces in an effort to provide more efficient, streamlined services to the public.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's corrections department recently joined forces with the state auditor to try to improve its accounting practices.

OPPD wants customers to know they received an increase in reports of scam callers after the storm-related power outages recently. Jodi Baker, Media Specialist for OPPD, says this scam has been ongoing for a number of years – both locally and nationally.  She says the scammers will say the residents owe money on an overdue bill.  Baker says next they demand residents purchase payment cards of some sort and call back with the card numbers, threatening to turn off their power if they don’t do so quickly.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Six lawmakers are asking Nebraska's secretary of state to reject a request for voter information from President Donald Trump's voting commission.

The Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities is offering its Urban Thinkers Campus 2.0 in August.

Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day set for Saturday

Jul 5, 2017

The Omaha Police Department will be hosting a Metro Area Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day on Saturday, July 8th from 9 until 2 for those who have fireworks or guns they would like to dispose of.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eastern Nebraska health officials are warning that smoke from July Fourth fireworks could create air quality issues and trigger reactions in those sensitive to pollutants.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An invasive insect that threatens millions of ash trees throughout Nebraska is creating a new challenge for state and local officials who will have to chop them down: what to do with all of the wood.

UNMC is currently seeking 20 women who have new breast cancer diagnoses and live in rural areas to take part in an Internet support program.

Since the Supreme Court ruled last week that, with some exceptions, President Trump’s travel ban could take effect, refugee resettlement agencies have been feeling a bit unsettled.  

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's roads and aeronautics agencies are formally merging into a new state Department of Transportation.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thunderstorms have loosed a barrage of hail on eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, shattering windshields, damaging roofs and shredding field crops and urban gardens.

With the Independence Day holiday nearing, the Omaha Police Department have issued a reminder about Omaha’s fireworks ordinance.

Consumer fireworks may be discharged in Omaha from June 25th through July 4th between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. by those 16 years or older. The ordinance also covers dates in December. Minors, 12-15 years old, may set off fireworks if supervised by an adult.

Celebratory gunfire is illegal within the city limits. Any bullet discharged into the sky must land somewhere, and poses significant risk of injury or death.

According to the Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s office, 204 people visited emergency rooms last year with fireworks-related injuries in the 10-day period leading up to July 4th.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 60-year-old Omaha man has been sentenced to 40 to 50 years in prison for causing a crash last year that killed a motorcyclist.

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