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Government
8:19 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Nebraska lawmaker introduces prison reform plan

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker has introduced a plan designed to reduce recidivism and ease overcrowding in the state prison system.

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Health/Medical
6:06 am
Thu January 16, 2014

A new partnership expands Grab-N-Go breakfast in schools

ConAgra Foods and Omaha Public Schools are partnering to expand the Grab ‘N Go breakfast program.

Kori Reed, Vice President of the ConAgra Foods Foundation, says child hunger is an important issue to ConAgra. 

She says statistics indicate 30,000 children in Douglas and Sarpy Counties are food insecure, which means they don’t have consistent access to food throughout the year. 

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Politics & Elections
8:11 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announces re-election bid

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says he is "energized" and ready to run for an unprecedented sixth term in office.

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Crime
8:05 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Reward offered for information on suspects in killing of a 5 year old girl

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of suspects in the shooting death of a young girl Wednesday morning.

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Crime
1:18 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Omaha girl killed by stray bullet, authorities say

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl has died after being struck by at least one stray bullet that entered her home in north Omaha.

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Government
1:01 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

State of the State: Gov. Heineman calls for tax cuts

Governor Dave Heineman says Nebraska can afford up to $500 million in tax cuts.

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Government
7:57 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Bill would allow concealed carry in Neb. schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska teachers and other school employees could carry a concealed handgun in schools if a bill in the Nebraska Legislature becomes law.

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Government
7:56 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Gov. Heineman to call for $370M to $500M in tax cuts

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman will call for $370 million to $500 million in tax cuts in his annual State of the State address to lawmakers.

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Government
6:06 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Nebraska Roadway Safety Act combines key traffic safety measures

The Nebraska Roadway Safety Act combines several important elements into one legislative bill, LB 807.

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General News
6:06 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Ira Combs, Jr. guest speaker at UNMC's MLK Day Event

Ira Combs, Courtesy of UNMC

Ira F. Combs, community health advocate and recipient of a “Champions of Change” award from the White House, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Martin Luther King Day, Jr. event, sponsored by UNMC.

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