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 2021-03-01 16:00 

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COVID-19 hospitalizations holding below 200, Iowa approaching 180,000 fully vaccinated...

The Iowa Department of Public Health's COVID-19 data shows an increase of 200 Iowans reported to have tested positive for the virus from 10:00 a. m. on February 28 to 10:00 a. m. on March 1. Those new cases come from 1,285 new individuals tested for t...

 2021-03-01 03:46 

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Nebraskans rally against new $230 million state prison...

A group of Nebraskans are rallying against building a new $230 million prison in the state. Activists believe there are better ways the state can use the money and prison overcrowding can be solved by making sure more people stay out of them. They want th...

 2021-02-28 23:35 

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Iowa reports 348 new virus cases, 1 additional death Sunday...

Iowa health officials reported 348 coronavirus cases and one new death linked to COVID-19 on Sunday, but hospitalizations remained at a low level statewide. As of Sunday morning, the state was reporting 336,311 cases of the virus and 5,471 deaths since th...

 2021-02-28 20:39 

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One dead, two people hurt in shooting downtown...

One person is dead and two were injured after a shooting Sunday morning in the Capital District. At around 1:40 a. m. Omaha Police heard gunshots near 10th and Capital where they found several victimsPolice say an unknown suspect fired shots during a flig...

 2021-02-28 18:41 

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First known cases of California variant found in Nebraska...

Nebraska health officials said Saturday they have found the first known cases in the state of a California variant of COVID-19. The Department of Health and Human Services said in a news release that the variant has been identified by the Nebraska Public ...

 2021-02-28 18:36 

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Hastings police officers shoot wanted man in Nebraska...

Officers from the Hastings Police Department in Nebraska shot a man Saturday while attempting to take him into custody, authorities said. The city said in a news release that officers recognized the wanted man at about 1 p. m. and attempted to make contac...

 2021-02-28 03:13 

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Protest against Myanmar coup held in Omaha...

A group of people gathered at 72nd and Dodge in Omaha to bring more awareness to the ongoing coup d'tat currently happening in Myanmar. "They're shutting off the media, the wifi, any form of communication so that the world may know but the wor...

 2021-02-27 02:44 

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New COVID vaccines for Nebraska are now on the horizon...

OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) - The Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is now one step closer to authorization in the United States. Vaccine advisers recommended it get the green light Friday. The vote of confidence comes as the number of positive COVID vases...

 2021-02-26 23:13 

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First case of U.K. variant of COVID-19 found in Douglas County...

Officials with the Douglas County Health Department have confirmed Nebraska's first case of the U. K. variant of COVID-19 has been found. DCHD reports a woman in her 20s tested positive for the variant in Douglas County Friday. "This is not a surp...

 2021-02-26 22:52 

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UNO will host in-person commencement ceremonies for Spring graduates...

For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began LAST March, degrees will be given out in-person for Spring graduates of the University of Nebraska, Omaha. The ceremonies will happen in the Baxter Arena in early May. Separate ceremonies for each of...

 2021-02-26 21:55 

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Nebraska vaccine plan to prioritize certain ailments...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials expect to release a plan in the next two weeks for vaccinating residents with underlying health conditions after they were removed from the high-priority group of senior citizens that are eligible for a coronavi...

 2021-02-26 03:46 

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ACLU advances concerns to the Omaha Police Department...

OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) - JaKeen Fox is calling for change. "We need a clean sweep. Our city officials and our police leadership are bad on race. "He already wasn't fond of how Omaha police handled demonstrators in 2020. Now, law enforcement e...

 2021-02-25 22:03 

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Iowa man gets lengthy sentence for repeat child porn offense...

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A western Iowa man has been handed a lengthy sentence in federal prison for a second conviction of receiving child pornography. Mark Fredrick Sandell, 63, of Red Oak, was sentenced last week to 15 years in federal prison....

 2021-02-25 18:22 

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Buffet's right-hand man says US stock market is overvalued...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's right-hand man says the U. S. stock market is overvalued, but he doesn't know when the bubble will burst. Billionaire Charlie Munger is a vice chairman at Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway conglome...

 2021-02-25 04:45 

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A closer look at Omaha was hit hard by the global pandemic...

OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) - It's almost been one year since the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a pandemic. Since that time, the economic losses worldwide have been staggering and Omaha is no exception. According to Visit Omaha, more ...

 2021-02-24 19:25 

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NSP needs help finding missing toddler who may be in danger...

The Nebraska State Patrol is looking for a missing toddler. The Burt County Sheriff's office is trying to find 20-month-old Jade Nicole Sides. Nicole Sides is 33 inches tall, 25 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink st...

 2021-02-24 15:33 

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Suspect succumbs to injuries after officer involved shooting in Lincoln...

According to a statement from Lancaster County Sherriff Terry Wagner the male suspect involved in an officer involved shooting Saturday in Lincoln has died. In an update provided to media Wednesday Morning Wagner shared more details about the shooting. Wa...

 2021-02-23 22:28 

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State Troopers seize 25 pounds of meth during traffic stop...

The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has arrested a California man and seized more than 25 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Dawson County. At around 6:15 p. m. Friday a Trooper pulled over a man driving a Hyundai Azera after he failed to stop...

 2021-02-23 22:21 

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UNO Professor explains Tax Increment Financing...

Tax increment financing is a hot topic in the Omaha City Council right now because of the crossroads development, but what exactly is tax increment financing? We spoke to a professor at U-N-N to help us simplify it. Craig Muher, Director of Public Adminis...

 2021-02-23 22:06 

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Lincoln becomes 1st Nebraska city to ban conversion therapy...

The Lincoln City Council has approved a measure banning the discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children — making Lincoln the first city in the state to do so. The City Council voted 5-1 Monday to ban the practice, the Lincoln Journ...

 2021-02-23 19:57 

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US drug agents: Drug seizures surged in Nebraska in 2020...

The seizure of illegal drugs in Nebraska surged last year, according to federal drug agents for the state, and officials warned that methamphetamine and the powerful painkiller fentanyl remained dangerous threats in the state. Authorities in Nebraska seiz...

 2021-02-23 18:26 

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DCHD reports 50 new case of COVID-19, one new deat...

Tuesday the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reported 51 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the county total to 63,474 COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began last March. Officials from DCHD reported one new COVID related death in the community. A ...

 2021-02-23 17:02 

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Deputies: 1 killed in head-on crash near Cedar Bluffs...

One person was killed in the head-on crash of a pickup truck and a snowplow on state Highway 109 just east of Cedar Bluffs in eastern Nebraska, authorities in Saunders County said. The crash happened when a westbound truck driven by Dennis Campbell, 69, o...

 2021-02-23 03:31 

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Doctors urge caution over travel as warmer weather arrives...

OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) - Wet streets from melting snow, the re-emergence of grass and temperatures above 40 degrees. Spring-like weather is back this week. During normal times, traveling might be an appealing option. These aren't normal times, howeve...

 2021-02-22 20:50 

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Omaha Police, FBI investigate Monday afternoon bank robbery...

Omaha police and local FBI agents are looking for a person who robbed a bank Monday afternoon in central Omaha. Officers say the person walked into the Police federal credit union around 1:20 Monday afternoon. That's near 84th and Center. Officers say...

 2021-02-22 17:45 

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Neb. launches website to apply for rental assistance...

New relief is coming for renters and landlords. Governor Pete Ricketts said Monday that out of the $25 billion federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program $200 million is coming to Nebraska with $158 million of that being distributed by the state. If you ...

 2021-02-22 16:03 

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More than three dozen new COVID-19 deaths reported in Iowa...

The Iowa Department of Public Health's COVID-19 data shows an increase of 187 newly-confirmed cases of the virus from 10:00 a. m. on February 21 to 10:00 a. m. on February 22. Those new cases come from 1,130 new individuals tested for the virus. The p...

 2021-02-22 04:44 

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ExSeptional Ones Academy in Bellevue opens and succeeds during the midst of pandemic...

It's hard enough keeping a business going during the coronavirus outbreak, let alone, starting a new business. One Bellevue woman dreamed of starting her own school and was determined not to let COVID-19 get in the way. She secured the building for th...

 2021-02-22 01:54 

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CHI reschedules COVID-19 vaccine clinic due to shipping delays...

Severe weather has delayed the shipment of COVID-19 vaccines to area hospitals. Due to shipping delays the Sarpy/Cass County Immunization Clinic at CHI Health Midlands will be postponing immunizations scheduled for Monday, February 21. Appointments schedu...

 2021-02-22 01:09 

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18-month-old dies after being hit by a truck...

An 18-month-old girl has died after being hit by a pickup truck in a private driveway Saturday evening. Just before 6 p. m. Saturday the Douglas County Sheriff was called to a single vehicle crash at 19603 Dutch Hall Road. A pickup truck hit 18-month-old ...

 2021-02-21 23:06 

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Hundreds affected by damaged power line in North Omaha...

UPDATE: The outage in North Omaha has been restored. OPPD officials say a majority of the outage was restored by 4:55 p. m. PRIOR COVERAGE: A damaged powerline is causing major electric problems for people in North Omaha. At around 4 p. m. Omaha Public Po...

 2021-02-21 19:30 

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Man wanted for South Dakota homicide surrenders in Nebraska...

A man wanted for a homicide in South Dakota has turned himself in at a police station in Nebraska. Phillip Pond, 38, was transferred to South Dakota earlier his week and made an initial appearance in federal court in Rapid City. Pond is accused of shootin...

 2021-02-21 18:52 

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Police investigate after woman found dead in Ames apartment...

Iowa authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a downtown Ames apartment on Saturday. Officers found the woman around 7 p. m. Saturday after they were sent to check on her welfare. Ames Police Commander Jason Tuttle said i...

 2021-02-21 18:32 

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Pottawattamie County issues snow emergency...

The Pottawattamie County Secondary Roads Department has declared a Snow Emergency. The emergency will go into effect at 1 p. m. on Sunday, February 21, and will last until 1 p. m. on Monday, February 22. During this time vehicles cannot be parked on or al...

 2021-02-21 18:22 

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Closures for Sunday February 21, 2021...

Churches: New Horizon Presbyterian Church, Council Bluffs : No Services Sunday. Epworth United Methodist Church, Council Bluffs : No Services Sunday. Hazel Dell United Methodist Church, Council Bluffs :No Services Sunday....

 2021-02-21 01:37 

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Gov. Ricketts tours Creighton vaccine site; tells people with comorbidities to stay tuned...

Students, staff, and faculty at Creighton University are helping to get as many people in the community vaccinated as quickly as possible. Gov. Pete Ricketts toured the Rasmussen Center Vaccine site Saturday to see how the site was doing. The tour comes o...

 2021-02-20 23:32 

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Authorities give update on officer-involved shooting...

Preliminary details were provided in a news conference on Saturday after an officers was involved in a shooting. According to the Lancaster Sheriff's Office at approximately 8:40 a. m. they received a report from a male of robbery in a parking lot. Th...

 2021-02-20 03:51 

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People with underlying health conditions cut out of Phase 1B vaccinations in Nebraska...

People with underlying health conditions in Nebraska may now have to wait even longer to get their coronavirus vaccine. People with health problems were supposed to be next in line after people older than 65 were vaccinated. Although state officials remov...

 2021-02-20 03:30 

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Thick ice jam by Fremont catching the attention of emergency agencies...

FREMONT, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) - Video taken by the Nebraska State Patrol this week shows a Platte River covered in ice. The area is by south Fremont in a place that's suffered from flooding before. According to the National Weather Service, the thickness ...

 2021-02-19 22:41 

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Iowa mother and son arrested for actions at U.S. Capitol...

An Iowa mother and son have been arrested for their action at the U. S Capitol in January. On Friday, February 19th, Deborah Sandoval of Des Moines, IA, and Salvador Sandoval Jr. of Ankeny, IA, were arrested on federal warrants by special agents from the ...

 2021-02-19 22:07 

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Over 200,000 Nebraskans Registered for COVID-19 Vaccine...

LINCOLN, Neb. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced their COVID-19 vaccination portal has exceeded 200,000 registrations. "This is a significant moment in Nebraska's effort to mitigate COVID-19 and ensure access...

 2021-02-19 19:30 

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Nebraska seeks review of why prison population keeps growing...

Top officials from all three branches of Nebraska government have announced a new effort to learn why the state prison population keeps growing and what they might do to safely reduce the number of inmates. State officials have applied for a federal grant...

 2021-02-19 16:23 

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Outdoor concerts planned for 2021 Neb. State Fair...

Outdoor concerts are coming back to the Nebraska State Fair. NSF Executive Director Bill Ogg made he announcement at Friday's fair board meeting. Ogg said the fair is planning three outdoor concerts for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Labor Day w...

 2021-02-19 15:38 

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Proposed bill would legalize recreational marijuana use...

On Friday, a proposed constitutional amendment up for a hearing that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Nebraska for anyone over 21 years old. Bill Hawkins, President and founder of the Nebraska Hemp Company, said the state needs to do th...

 2021-02-19 01:30 

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New tech at UNMC will help find COVID variants in Nebraska...
 2021-02-19 00:54 

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COVID vaccine Appointment for 65+ open Friday in Douglas County...

People who are older than 65 years can start signing up to receive a Coronavirus vaccine Friday. This is specifically for people who live in Douglas County. Health officials with the county say they received enough extra doses of the vaccine to open up ap...

 2021-02-19 00:47 

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Lawmakers consider COVID-19 legal protections for businesses, organizations...

Nebraska lawmakers consider new legal protections for businesses so they can't be sued if someone contracts the coronavirus there. Schools and businesses say they shouldn't operate under fear of frivolous lawsuits from those who may claim they cau...

 2021-02-18 23:00 

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Former OPS security guard and coach accused of assaulting student...

A man who used to work with Omaha Public Schools as a security guard after first working with the district as an assistant basketball coach is being held without bond. Ronald Powell, 52, is accused of sexually assaulting a girl at Omaha North when she was...

 2021-02-18 18:40 

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General public could get COVID-19 vaccine as early as April...

State leaders now say Nebraska could start vaccinating the general public for coronavirus as early as April. Officials said Thursday people 50 to 64 years old will be the first priority in April or May followed by 16 to 49 year olds. They said you'll ...

 2021-02-18 16:58 

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70+ in Douglas County? There are 'plenty' of COVID shots available at Friday clinic...

If you or a loved one lives in Douglas County and is older than 70, Friday could be your day to score a Coronavirus vaccine appointment. Health officials say there are "plenty" of appointments available for a scheduled clinic. It's scheduled f...

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