Update: Mom Accused of Lying About Daughter Having Cancer


39 mins ago - Leatha Kaye Slauson, 30, of Atlantic Iowa is facing charges linked to an allegation that she solicited money and widespread attention by claiming her 5-year-old daughter had terminal cancer. The child is not sick.

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Keep TV Free

Updated: 07/15/2014 - WOWT NBC Omaha is joining television stations across the nation in asking for your help. Congress is, right now, considering legislation that puts FREE TV in jeopardy.

Discount Internet Service Program Continued

Posted: 2:52 PM - Cox Communications today announced a two-year extension of its participation in Connect2Compete, the broadband adoption program that offers discounted high speed internet service to low-income families with children who qualify for the National School Lunch Program, according to a release from the company.

Nebraska State Fair Opens

Updated: 9:01 AM - Nebraska State Fair organizers say they'll be ready for the crowd Friday with a variety of entertainment options, plenty of food on a stick and hundreds of volunteers when the event opens.

More John Deere Layoffs In Iowa

Updated: 10:01 AM - Deere & Co. has announced hundreds of layoffs at its tractor factory in Waterloo, Iowa. The Moline, Illinois-based agricultural equipment maker said Friday about 460 workers will be laid off effective October 20th.

Little Optimism In Fall Economic Forecast

Posted: 8:15 AM - A new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy is slowing down in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West. Creighton economist Ernie Goss says falling crop prices have farmers spending less and crop prices are expected to continue declining this fall.

Nebraska Court Gives Phone Company Second Chance

Posted: 10:44 AM - The Nebraska Supreme Court has given a phone company a second chance to participate in federal and state programs that allow low-income residents to receive subsidized phone service.

Learning Doesn't End After School

Updated: 7:17 AM - Parents aren't always able to rush to school or be home when the bell rings at the end of the day, so organizations across the metro want to find another way to keep children busy in the afternoon. At Omaha’s Marrs Magnet Middle School, the after-school program is so popular there's a waiting list.

Property Tax Breakdown

Posted: 2:16 PM - 2014 Tax year valuations certified. The Conestoga School District experienced the largest gain of any school district.

Taxi Driver Okay After Crash

Updated: 7:45 AM - The driver was unhurt when a taxi hit the side of a parked car in Omaha Friday morning.
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