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 2020-11-26 23:13 

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Nebraska nurse dies of COVID-19 as cases surge...

A Nebraska hospital is mourning the death of a nurse who died of the coronavirus as cases surge across the state. The nurse, who worked on a surgical unit at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, died Wednesday, according to a letter by Ann Schumach...

 2020-11-26 23:05 

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Iowa adds 41 virus deaths as new facilities report outbreaks...

Iowa added 41 COVID-19 deaths Thursday as three more long-term care facilities reported virus outbreaks. KCCI reports that the Iowa Department of Public Health reported 3,331 new positive COVID-19 cases as of 10 a. m. to bring the total to 222,278. The la...

 2020-11-26 22:00 

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Inmate escapes from prison less than 3 weeks before his release date...

An inmate is missing from prison less than three weeks before his release date. Officials with the Nebraska Department of Corrections say Brandon Imes did not return as scheduled from his Thursday morning work assignment. His ankle monitor was also disabl...

 2020-11-26 21:27 

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Man hurt by stranger he offered a ride...

A man is recovering after being cut in the neck on Thanksgiving morning. The man told officers he was in the area of 16th Street and Camden Avenue when he gave a ride to a stranger. During the car ride, the woman flashed a knife and cut the man in the nec...

 2020-11-26 03:57 

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The NSP and ISP work together for Thanksgiving Highway Safety Campaign...

The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) and the Iowa State Patrol (ISP) are working together during Thanksgiving weekend. This Thanksgiving Highway Safety Campaign will be from Wednesday, Nov. 25th through Sunday, Nov. 29th. "Nebraska State Troopers work tire...

 2020-11-26 02:36 

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[ Omaha ]

The annual Thanksgiving Turkey War is back and bigger than ever...

The inflatable turkey wars from last year are back! The war of inflatable turkeys has started in West Omaha with two neighbors about four years ago. It all started with one yard having one turkey. Then two popped up in the neighbor's yard. This back a...

 2020-11-26 01:32 

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Businesses expecting smaller crowd on busiest day for bars...

(KGAN) — Iowa businesses are expecting smaller crowds on the day before Thanksgiving, sometimes known as "Blackout Wednesday" or "Drinksgiving. " The day before Thanksgiving is typically the busiest day for bars and alcohols sales, a...

 2020-11-26 01:24 

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Here are the cities that passed mask mandates in Nebraska...

With the hot topic of mask mandates, FOX 42 has a list of cities that currently have a mask mandate in Nebraska. These are the cities that have passed mask mandates:LincolnOmahaGrand IslandNorfolkColumbusHastingsBeatriceKearneyRalstonGretnaLa VistaDavid C...

 2020-11-25 20:00 

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LIVE AT 2: Gov. Ricketts gives an update on Nebraska's Coronavirus fight...

Governor Pete Ricketts is holding an update on Nebraska's Coronavirus response Wednesday afternoon ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Watch live here: Title: Gov. Ricketts gives COVID update. Start time: 11/25/2020 01:55:11 PM. End time: 11/28/202...

 2020-11-25 17:38 

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Douglas county adds 423 new COVID-19 cases...

The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) reports 423 new COVID-19 cases from the prior day. Four more people have died from COVID-19 in Douglas county for a total of 314 deaths. Since March, the DCHD says there have been 36,879 COVID-19 cases. In the l...

 2020-11-25 17:24 

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UNMC receives grant to study infectious diseases originating from animals...

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is part of an international consortium that received a $100 million grant to anticipate and address threats posed by the emerging infectious diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. The internation...

 2020-11-25 16:06 

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3,365 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, 47 new deaths...

The Iowa Department of Public Health's COVID-19 data shows an increase of 3,365 confirmed cases of the virus from10:00 a. m. on November 24th to 10:00 a. m. on November 25th. Those new cases come from 8,559 new tests. 47 new deaths were reported over ...

 2020-11-25 02:35 

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The City of Omaha Public Works is hiring...

The City of Omaha Public Works has many job openings for the upcoming winter season. There's a total of 29 jobs that include plow drivers and many more that are considered entry-level. You can apply here. Officials say there have been job shortages du...

 2020-11-25 00:49 

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CHI to hire "a bunch of college kids" to fill positions that free up nurses...

CHI Health plans to hire "a bunch of college kids" to help with increasing patient numbers. CHI Health operates 14 hospitals in the region and has created new seasonal positions that they say are ideal for college students during holiday breaks or...

 2020-11-25 00:23 

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Nebraska man sentenced to 47 years for sex trafficking teens...

A Nebraska man who was convicted of sex trafficking two teenage girls was sentenced Tuesday to 47 years in federal prison. Devin L. Ashford, 33, of Lincoln was convicted by jurors in August of sex trafficking of a minor; production of child pornography; s...

 2020-11-24 23:26 

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Lincoln has updated directed health measures that will start on Wednesday...

On Tuesday, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced new changes to the directed health measures (DHM). The change will start at 12:01 a. m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25th, and will be in effect through Dec. 18th. Health officials say the...

 2020-11-24 23:03 

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Lincoln expands Citizens Police Advisory Board...

Was it for diversity or for politics? That is what many folks in Lincoln are wondering after the City Council recently approved an expansion of its citizens police oversight board. But while some debate the necessity of more diversity on that board a repo...

 2020-11-24 21:10 

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[ Omaha ]

Omaha City Council votes unanimously to approve the police contract...

The Omaha City Council votes to approve the police contract for the Omaha Police Department. The decision was unanimous. The five-year contract covers healthcare, wages, officer transparency, and pensions....

 2020-11-24 19:04 

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White House Iowa report: Reduce restaurant capacity to help slow community spread...

Iowa leaders should reduce restaurant capacity to less than 25% to slow high levels of community transmission in the state, which is severely impacting nursing homes, according to the new White House Coronavirus Task Force report. The report, dated Sunday...

 2020-11-24 18:17 

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[ Omaha ]

Douglas county adds 589 new COVID-19 cases...

Douglas County adds 589 new COVID-19 cases from the prior day. The total number of cases in Douglas County now is 36,456 since the pandemic began in March. Eight more people have died for a total of 310 deaths in the county....

 2020-11-24 17:58 

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Bond is denied for the accused Sonic Drive-In shooter...

A judge orderedthe Sonic Drive-In shooter, Roberto Carlos Silva, Jr. to be held without bond. Tuesday Silva, Jr. appeared before a judge in Sarpy county. He is accused of two counts of first-degree murder and other felony weapon and arson charges. Accordi...

 2020-11-24 16:48 

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Miller-Meeks' win in Wapello County reaffirmed after recount...

The Wapello County Auditor's Office reported having no changes after finishing its recount in the race for Iowa's Second Congressional District. "The same results that we came up with on election night are the same results that we came up with...

 2020-11-24 16:03 

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3,860 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, 19 new deaths...

The Iowa Department of Public Health's COVID-19 data is showing an increase of 3,860 confirmed cases of the virus from 10:00 a. m. on November 23 to 10:00 a. m. on November 24. Those new cases come from 9,790 new tests. 19 new deaths were reported ove...

 2020-11-24 15:44 

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[ Omaha ]

TUESDAY, November 24: Gov. Kim Reynolds to hold news conference...

Gov. Kim Reynolds will hold a news conference Tuesday at 11 a. m. with updates on the state's coronavirus response efforts. Reynolds last week issued more COVID-19 restrictions, including a mask mandate for indoor public places and limits on indoor an...

 2020-11-24 03:35 

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[ Omaha ]

Nursing student works through COVID-19 outbreak...

As COVID-19 cases surge across the country, thousands of students in nursing and healthcare prepare to enter the workforce full-time. Brenna Schroer is in her final year of her nursing program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). She is al...

 2020-11-24 03:33 

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[ Omaha ]

Community activists question why Omaha police won't release body camera footage...

OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) - For a fourth straight night, demonstrators voiced their concerns Monday in front of Omaha police headquarters. They want police body camera footage of the night Kenneth Jones died to be released. "We want the community to get...

 2020-11-24 03:32 

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[ Omaha ]

Nebraska contact tracers face 2,600 case backlog...

The state health department is working to reach thousands of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus and figure out who they have been around. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announces a backlog in COVID-19 contact tracing during a news confer...

 2020-11-24 02:47 

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[ Omaha ]

An inmate that was tested positive for coronavirus has died at a hospital...

An inmate that was recently tested positive for coronavirus has died at a hospital. The inmate was in his 70s and it was announced on Monday that he died at a hospital in Lincoln. Officials at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) say th...

 2020-11-24 02:46 

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Union, state lawmakers call for more action to curb spread of COVID-19 in Iowa prisons...

A union representing correctional officers and some Democratic state lawmakers are calling on the Iowa Department of Corrections and governor's office to step up their response to coronavirus outbreaks in Iowa's prisons, which so far have infected...

 2020-11-24 01:33 

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[ Omaha ]

Accused Sonic shooter charged with first-degree murder...

The man accused of shooting and killing two people at a Bellevue Sonic was officially charged Monday. The Sarpy County Attorney filed nine charges against Roberto Carlos Silva Jr. , including two counts of first-degree murder. Overall Silva Jr. was charge...

 2020-11-24 01:05 

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Police chief says the officer used deadly force in accordance with its policy...

Omaha's police chief says the officer involved in a shooting Thursday night used force in accordance with its policy. Chief of the Omaha Police Department, Todd Schmaderer, uncovered more details of the officer-involved shooting that killed an Omaha m...

 2020-11-23 23:20 

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[ Omaha ]

WATCH: Ralston city council meets to discuss possible mask mandate...

Ralston city leaders called a special meeting Monday night to go over a possible mask mandate for the city. The newly formed Ralston Board of Health took the first step in the process last week. Watch live here: Title: Ralston City Council meets to discus...

 2020-11-23 15:49 

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[ Omaha ]

Gov. Ricketts press conference...

Governor Pete Ricketts will hold press conferences to provide updates on the work the State of Nebraska is doing to slow the spread of coronavirus and protect hospitals....

 2020-11-22 23:43 

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[ Omaha ]

Iowa reports 3,401 new coronavirus cases, 33 deaths Sunday...

More than 3,000 new virus cases and 33 deaths were reported Sunday in Iowa. State officials said 3,401 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Sunday to give Iowa 210,061 cases since the pandemic began. The number of deaths linked to the virus grew to 2,192. ...

 2020-11-22 23:23 

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[ Omaha ]

A local organization is giving out 400 Thanksgiving meals...

A local organization, the Urban League of Nebraska and Hy-Vee, is giving out about 400 Thanksgiving meals. On Tuesday, Nov. 24th, from 10:00 a. m. -noon, at 3040 Lake Street, the Urban League of Nebraska and Hy-Vee is giving out Thanksgiving meals to abou...

 2020-11-22 22:15 

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[ Omaha ]

Hy-Vee is hiring 10,000 people throughout the Midwest...

Cities in Nebraska and Iowa are a part of the Midwest stores that Hy-Vee is looking to hire new employees. Hy-Vee is looking for permanent and temporary employees with full-time and part-time positions open. Some of the positions that are in need to be fi...

 2020-11-22 21:29 

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[ Omaha ]

OPD identifies officers in deadly shooting of Kenneth Jones...

The two officers involved in the Thursday night shooting of Kenneth Jones have been identified. They are officer Dan Faulkner, 29, who has been with the Omaha Police Department since 2016 and officer Richard Martier who has also been with the department s...

 2020-11-22 18:28 

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[ Omaha ]

Two people dead, two others hurt in shooting at Bellevue Sonic...

Two people have died and two more were hurt after a shooting at a Bellevue Sonic. It happened Saturday night at 9:23 p. m. Bellevue police were called to a shooting at the Sonic Drive-In at 1307 Cornhusker RD. Four people were shot there. Two people were ...

 2020-11-21 23:15 

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[ Omaha ]

Local church gives way 200 thanksgiving meals to Omaha families...

River of Life Lutheran Church is giving some Thanksgiving cheer to Omaha families. Saturday, the church hosted what it called a "Feed The Need" Thanksgiving Box Giveaway. "This is actually our first year of doing a thanksgiving outreach and, l...

 2020-11-21 21:18 

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[ Omaha ]

598 new coronavirus cases, 3 new deaths in Douglas County...

Three people have died, and 598 more people have contracted coronavirus, according to the Douglas County Health Department. DCHD reports one woman in her 50s and two men over 75 have died after contracting coronavirus. The total number of deaths in the co...

 2020-11-21 20:50 

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[ Omaha ]

Five people arrested after Friday night protest near OPD headquarters...

Five people were arrested after a protest at the Omaha Police Headquarters Friday night. The protest was hosted by the organization ProBlac and was meant to call for transparency in the death of Kenneth Jones. Jones died Thursday night after he was shot b...

 2020-11-21 04:31 

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[ Omaha ]

UNMC dedicates entire building to treat coronavirus patients...

UNMC has now dedicated a full tower at its hospital to coronavirus patients. Staff say the room is needed as hospital capacity continues to fill up. "We're expanding capacity by converting floors that are usually taking care of other patients into...

 2020-11-21 04:25 

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[ Omaha ]

Protesters gather in front of OPD headquarters calling for police transparency...

OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) - A few demonstrators in front of Omaha police headquarters early Friday evening grew in size within a couple of hours. The people gathered there were calling for police transparency. The calls come one day after 35-year-old Kennet...

 2020-11-21 01:05 

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[ Omaha ]

OPD: Man refused to show hands before officer shot him...

Omaha police have released the preliminary report Friday night on what investigators say lead up to an officer shooting and killing an Omaha man who was black. Traffic Stop. Officers say it all started Thursday night just before 7:30 in South Omaha. The c...

 2020-11-20 19:30 

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[ Omaha ]

DHHS Nebraska reports contact tracers have 2,600 COVID-19 cases in backlog...

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announces a backlog in contact tracing during his Friday afternoon news conference. Contact tracers reach out to people in Nebraska that test positive for COVID-19 and anyone who has had close contact with those cases. "...

 2020-11-20 17:25 

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[ Omaha ]

COVID-19 deaths in Douglas county rises to 295...

The number of COVID-19 deaths in Douglas county has risen to 295. The number of COVID-19 cases in the county grew by 680. On Friday, the Douglas County Health Department reported 14 more deaths. The most recent deaths were a man and woman in their sixties...

 2020-11-20 15:56 

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[ Omaha ]

4,359 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, 25 new deaths...

The Iowa Department of Public Health's COVID-19 data is showing an increase of 4,359 confirmed cases of the virus from 10:00 a. m. on November 19 to 10:00 a. m. on November 20. Those new cases come from 10,778 new tests. 25 new deaths were reported ov...

 2020-11-20 04:38 

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[ Omaha ]

The Offutt Air Force Base is a finalist for the U.S. Space Command...

TheOffutt Air Force Base in Bellevue is a finalist for the U. S. Space Command! The exciting news was announced by Congressman Don Bacon. "As one of the earliest advocates for the Space Force, I applaud this announcement," said Rep Bacon, a member...

 2020-11-20 03:49 

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[ Omaha ]

BREAKING: One person dead after officer-involved shooting...

OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) - One person was rushed to the hospital after an officer-involved shooting, according to an Omaha Police Department spokesperson. Authorities say the incident happened near 27th and Harrison Streets Thursday night. According to pol...

 2020-11-20 02:30 

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[ Omaha ]

Local UPS facilities are hiring in Omaha...

The holidays are on the way and local UPS facilities are hiring for seasonal positions. There are over 200 jobs that need to be filled in the city. The positions will be filled through Jan 2021. USP plans to hire tractor-trailer drivers, package car drive...

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