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 2020-09-21 01:20 

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The Omaha Marathon has its 45th event at TD Ameritrade Park...

After getting the approval from the Douglas County Health Department in August, the Omaha Marathon had its 45th event on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend many people have come to downtown to participate in the popular event. On Saturday the event was fro...

 2020-09-20 23:09 

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Jake Gardner, the man charged in deadly shooting of James Scurlock, dies by suicide...

Jake Gardner, the man charged with the deadly shooting of 22-year-old James Scurlock has died. Gardner's attorney, Stuart Dornan confirmed to Fox 42, that Gardner died by suicide. A warrant was issued for Gardner's arrest on Friday following a gra...

 2020-09-20 21:03 

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[ Omaha ]

A man in critical condition was taken to the hospital after being shot...

Omaha Police are investigating shooting in North Omaha on Sunday morning. Officers say they went to the 4100 block of North 48th and Sahler Street around 1:35 a. m. When arriving, they found Leon Gordon, 20, injured. Police say, Gordon, told them that he ...

 2020-09-20 20:40 

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A man and a woman are accused of robbing a Walgreens...

Omaha Police are investigating a robbery that happened on Saturday night. Officers say they went to the Walgreens at 90th and West Center around 9:51 p. m. for a robbery. They say, it was determined that a man and a woman went into the store and took mone...

 2020-09-20 20:08 

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Number of coronavirus cases in Iowa tops 80,000 on Sunday...

The number of coronavirus cases in Iowa has exceeded 80,000. State health officials reported 881 new virus cases as of 10 a. m. Sunday to give Iowa 80,009 cases since the pandemic began. There was also one additional death reported since Saturday at 10 a....

 2020-09-20 19:00 

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[ Omaha ]

Head on crash leave motorcyclist with life threatening injuries...

A motorcyclist is in critical condition after a head on collision with a truck Saturday night. Council Bluff police were called to 24th Street and Veteran's Memorial Highway just before 8 p. m. According to police, a 2018 GMC truck was traveling eastb...

 2020-09-20 17:30 

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Nebraska prisons say 6 more workers test positive for virus...

Six more state corrections employees have tested positive for the coronavirus as the number of cases in the state prison system continues to grow. Three employees at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln and three employees at the state Diagnostic an...

 2020-09-20 02:58 

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[ Omaha ]

March held in support of the release of Ed Poindexter...

Omaha community members came together for a march to support the release of Edward Poindexter. Poindexter was sentenced to life in prison back in the seventies for the murder of Omaha Police officer Larry Minard. Evidence in the case has long been dispute...

 2020-09-19 20:12 

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[ Omaha ]

Man arrested for placing suspicious packages near Douglas County courthouse...

A man has been arrested for placing suspicious packages near the Douglas County courthouse on Friday. The Douglas County Sheriff's office was called to the courthouse at 4:14 pm Friday afternoon on a report of suspicious packages found outside the bac...

 2020-09-19 19:34 

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[ Omaha ]

One person on the run after officer-involved shooting in Council Bluffs...

A Council Bluff police officer was treated at a hospital after an officer-involved shooting at a Council Bluffs Wal-Mart. One person who was involved is still on the run. It happened Friday night at 7 pm. Two Council Bluffs police officers were in the Wal...

 2020-09-19 03:14 

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[ Omaha ]

"It was absolutely stressful"- people still struggling with unemployment in Omaha...

The Nebraska Department of Labor reports that the state has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation at 4%. Although officials are warning that unemployment is still a big problem in the city and that new claims are still being filed every day. "It ...

 2020-09-19 02:01 

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Surge in Coronavirus cases reported in Saunders County...

SAUNDERS COUNTY, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) - From a fire in Wahoo to flooding in Ashland, Saunders County has been hit hard the past four years. Now, the risk dial from Three Rivers Public Health confirms yet another threat. In the last two weeks, 126 new Coronavi...

 2020-09-18 22:02 

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'Election eve stunt': Democrats wary of gap-year waiver block amid reports of oil aid...

Democrats in Iowa say they are wary of the Trump administration's recent decision to deny several petitions from oil refineries seeking to skirt ethanol and biodiesel blending requirements just weeks before the General Election. The Evironmental Prote...

 2020-09-18 21:01 

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[ Omaha ]

District judge signs order for warrant of bar owner in shooting death of James Scurlock...

A district court judge has signed an order for the warrant of Jake Gardner's arrest. The order was signed by Judge James Gleason on Friday. Court documents show Gardner was indicted on four charges: manslaughter; the use of a weapon to commit a felony...

 2020-09-18 20:20 

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Parts of downtown Omaha being evacuated...

The Douglas County Sheriff's Offices says parts of downtown are being evacuated. Officials say people should avoid Harney Street between 15th and 20th Streets and the surrounding areas....

 2020-09-18 19:18 

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Veteran to march 50 miles from Lincoln to Omaha to raise awareness of homeless vets...

He is taking a march to show his fellow vets that while they might be down in life, they should never be left behind. Over the next day 50 miles between Lincoln and Omaha will be marched to raise awareness of the issue of veteran homelessness, and raise f...

 2020-09-18 18:04 

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[ Omaha ]

Five Omaha Public Library branches to reopen Sep. 21...

Five Omaha Public Library (OPL) branches are set to reopen. The following OPL branches will reopen on Monday, Sep. 21 at 9:00 a. m. : Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch: 2100 Reading Plz. Charles B. Washington Branch: 2868 Ames Ave. Millard Branch: 13214 Westwoo...

 2020-09-18 17:30 

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Inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 dies...

A Nebraska Department of Corrections inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. After being admitted to the hospital, officials say he tested positive for COVID-19. Officials say the inmate was in his fifties and had several underlying health condi...

 2020-09-18 17:12 

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[ Omaha ]

Iowa unemployment rate declines to 6% in August...

Iowa's unemployment rate was 6% for the month of August, a slight decline from July but still double the rate from the same time last year, according to new numbers released by Iowa Workforce Development Friday. The state's unemployment numbers fa...

 2020-09-18 16:35 

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[ Omaha ]

Man accused of robbing Krispy Kreme...

A man is in jail after being accused of robbing a Krispy Kreme on Thursday night. Employees at the Krispy Kreme near South 72nd and Howard Streets say a man walked into the store, flashed a gun, and demanded cash. After taking money, he ran off. After sea...

 2020-09-18 15:26 

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[ Omaha ]

USDA provides $14 billion program for ag producers coping with COVID-19 costs...

A program will provide an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated COVID-19 costs. The USDA said signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin Sept. 21 and run throug...

 2020-09-18 14:59 

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[ Omaha ]

1,259 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, ten new deaths...

The Iowa Department of Public Health's COVID-19 data is showing an increase of 1,259 confirmed cases of the virus from 10:00 a. m. on September 17 to 10:00 a. m. on September 18. Ten new deaths were reported over the last 24-hour stretch - meaning 1,2...

 2020-09-18 02:16 

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[ Omaha ]

CVS Health has 7 new coronavirus testing sites in Nebraska...

CVS Health has seven more drive-thru coronavirus testing sites in Nebraska. Starting Friday, Sept. 18th, seven new testing locations in the state will be open. Here are the new drive-thru testing sites: 1701 South Galvin Road, Bellevue, NE 68005. 1710 Wes...

 2020-09-18 01:53 

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[ Omaha ]

An after school program in North Omaha has a grand opening for its expansion...

There was a grand opening celebration in North Omaha on Thursday of the expansion of an after school program. The NorthStar Foundation now has a new south expansion after starting construction in 2018. Officials say the south expansion is the"Leaders ...

 2020-09-18 01:53 

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[ Omaha ]

An after school program in North Omaha has a grand opening for its expansion...

There was a grand opening celebration in North Omaha on Thursday of the expansion of an after school program. The NorthStar Foundation now has a new south expansion after starting construction in 2018. Officials say the south expansion is the"Leaders ...

 2020-09-18 01:32 

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[ Omaha ]

CARES Act has funded 1.1 million for rent assistance in Douglas County...

About 1. 1 million from the CARES Act has gone towards rent assistance in Douglas County. The Douglas County Commissioners say that's how much as gone out so far. But, there's still more money to help out the Douglas County residents. How much? Ab...

 2020-09-18 00:31 

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[ Omaha ]

$1 million bond set for city council candidate accused of sexual assault...

A city council candidate accused of sexual assault now has a bond set at one million. On Thursday, David Mitchell, 27, went to a court and was handed a $1 million bond. In court, he was ordered not to have any contact with children under 18. Mitchell was ...

 2020-09-18 00:06 

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[ Omaha ]

The City of Omaha is awarding a new recycling contract...

In the fall, the City of Omaha will be awarding a new recycling contract with one of the three companies. Nebraskaland Recycling, Waste Management, and Firstar Fiber are the three companies on the bidding. Firstar Fiber is Omaha's current provider. Th...

 2020-09-17 22:55 

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[ Omaha ]

Council Bluffs man ordered to pay over $100K to IRS for filing a false tax return...

A Council Bluffs man is ordered to pay $100, 285 to the IRS for filing a false tax return. Tony Merksick, 43, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced Thursday in Omaha by Chief United States District Judge John M. Gerrard. Merksick will also be on probatio...

 2020-09-17 22:32 

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[ Omaha ]

TestNebraska, Children's hospital to provide mobile COVID-19 testing for kids...

Test Nebraska is partnering with Children's Hospital and Medical Center to offer mobile COVID-19 testing for infants, children, and teens. Officials say the goal of the partnership is to support schools and child care centers if they see a rise in COV...

 2020-09-17 22:29 

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[ Omaha ]

Iowa posts 14 new virus deaths, third-fastest spread in US...

Iowa on Thursday reported more than 900 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 14 deaths in the past 24 hours, as a federal report said the state has one of the nation's highest infection rates. As of Thursday morning, the Iowa Department of Public Healt...

 2020-09-17 22:16 

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[ Omaha ]

Iowa Public Health says state can't help nursing homes meet federal testing requirements...

The Iowa Department of Public Health and State Hygienic lab do not have the resources to help nursing homes routinely test staff in accordance with federal guidelines, a new letter released Thursday says....

 2020-09-17 21:49 

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[ Omaha ]

Nebraska unemployment claims increased by 6.6 percent from the last week...

The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) says there was a 6. 6 percent increase in unemployment claims filed from the prior week. There were 2,615 unemployment claims filed last week. There were also 1,278 new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims ...

 2020-09-17 21:02 

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[ Omaha ]

Trial moved for Missouri man charged in brothers' deaths...

KINGSTON, Mo.. (AP) — The trial of a Missouri man accused of killing two brothers from Wisconsin is being moved because of extensive pre-trial publicity. Online court records show that a change of venue was granted Tuesday relocating Garland Nelson&...

 2020-09-17 01:17 

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[ Omaha ]

An Omaha inmate has died at UNMC...

On Wednesday, officials at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) have confirmed that an inmate has died at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Jose Cruz, 59, was incarcerated at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) serving a...

 2020-09-17 00:31 

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[ Omaha ]

The last CHI Health Center concert is postponed to 2021...

The last concert/event at the CHI Health Center Omaha has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The last event was the "Jeff Dunham: SERIOUSLY!? " comedy concert. Friday, October 2nd was the date of the show. Now, the show is postponed to Saturda...

 2020-09-17 00:21 

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[ Omaha ]

READ: White House task force urges Iowa mask mandate to help nursing home outbreaks...

Iowa should issue a mask mandate to help stem outbreaks in the state's long term care facilities, the White House Coronavirus Task Force recommended this week. The report, dated Sunday but released by the Iowa Department of Public Health Wednesday, sa...

 2020-09-17 00:21 

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[ Omaha ]

READ: White House task force urges Iowa mask mandate to help nursing home outbreaks...

Iowa should issue a mask mandate to help stem outbreaks in the state's long term care facilities, the White House Coronavirus Task Force recommended this week. The report, dated Sunday but released by the Iowa Department of Public Health Wednesday, sa...

 2020-09-16 23:57 

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[ Omaha ]

Gov. Reynolds: Bars can re-open in four counties, but social distancing strictly enforced...

Bars can re-open in four counties after a weeks-long shut down, but social distancing will be strictly enforced and businesses can face swift penalties for not complying with the rules, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday. Reynolds during a news conference s...

 2020-09-16 23:38 

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[ Omaha ]

A smoke advisory has been issued in parts of Nebraska...

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) have issued a smoke advisory in parts of Nebraska due to the massive wildfires from the West Coast. From the air quality monitors in O...

 2020-09-16 22:53 

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[ Omaha ]

Republicans and Democrats in the state agree: Iowa is a 'purple' state...

President Trump won Iowa handily in 2016 during an election that devastated Democrats down the ballot, too: the Iowa Senate flipped, creating a Republican trifecta between both chambers of legislature and governor's office, and the GOP nearly swept th...

 2020-09-16 21:59 

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[ Omaha ]

OPS announces phased return to in-person learning...

Omaha Public Schools (OPS) announces its return-to-school plans. In a letter to families, district officials announced its phased return to in-person learning. On Wednesday, Sep. 23OPS officials say students in the K-12 Alternate Curriculum Program (ACP),...

 2020-09-16 16:35 

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[ Omaha ]

Man dies after being found with multiple gunshot wounds...

An Omaha man has died after being found with multiple gunshot wounds. On Tuesday evening, Omaha police say they found Tremayne Jennings, 31, in his car with multiple gunshot wounds. Jennings had crashed into a parked car and fence before his car came to r...

 2020-09-16 14:10 

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[ Omaha ]

Gov. Reynolds holds Wednesday news conference on coronavirus...

Gov. Kim Reynolds is holding a news conference Wednesday with updates about the state's response to coronavirus. Reynolds will allow bars to re-open in Black Hawk, Dallas, Linn and Polk counties at 5 p. m. Wednesday. She shut them down a few weeks ago...

 2020-09-16 03:03 

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[ Omaha ]

Protesters react to jury decision to bring up charges in James Scurlock shooting...

The man accused of shooting and killing James Scurlock in the Old Market in May, will now be facing charges. The grand jury issued indictments on four separate charges including manslaughter and terroristic threats. Shortly after the decision was announce...

 2020-09-16 03:00 

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[ Omaha ]

Grand jury indicts man in the deadly shooting of James Scurlock...

Tuesday a grand jury reached an agreement to suggest 38-year-old Jake Gardner be charged with manslaughter and three other felonies tied to the deadly shooting of James Scurlock. "There was significant evidence that was consistent with there being an ...

 2020-09-16 02:49 

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[ Omaha ]

Peaceful night in the Old Market after grand jury decision...

OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) - A peaceful night was welcome news Tuesday for people who live and work in the Old Market. It came as people in the area had been bracing for possible unrest. Some workers had even boarded up their businesses in anticipation of a ...

 2020-09-16 00:08 

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[ Omaha ]

City council candidate accused of sexually assaulting a minor...

A city council candidate is in jail after being accused of sexually assaulting a minor. Officers arrested David Mitchell, 27, on Tuesday. Mitchell is accused of sexually assaulting a minor. According to OPD, it was made aware in June of a sexual assault o...

 2020-09-15 22:10 

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[ Omaha ]

Grand jury decides bar owner should be charged in James Scurlock's death...

The grand jury decided that Jake Gardner should be charged in the shooting death of 22-year-old James Scurlock. The grand jury indicted Gardner on four counts. The first count is manslaughter in connection with the death of Scurlock. The second charge is ...

 2020-09-15 21:03 

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[ Omaha ]

Grand jury reaches decision in the James Scurlock case...

The grand jury has reached a decision in the James Scurlock case. Tune in to a 4:15 p. m. news conference where the special prosecutor Frederick Franklin will announce if charges will be brought against Jake Gardner. In May, surveillance video shows Gardn...

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