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"Thank God No One Was In There."

Updated: 02/29/2012 - It was a scary moment for neighbors near 49th and P streets around six o'clock Tuesday evening. They saw smoke coming from a house where a family with children lives. Not taking any chances, one neighbor says he broke down the door.

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Bob Kerrey Registers To Vote In Nebraska

Updated: 02/29/2012 - Former United States Senator Bob Kerrey has registered to vote in Nebraska. After retiring from the U.S. Senate 12 years ago Kerrey moved to New York City. Kerrey listed as his address the home of his sister in West Omaha.

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GOP Promotes Plan For Small Businesses

Posted: 02/28/2012 - House Republican leaders are introducing a package of largely uncontroversial bills aimed at helping small businesses succeed and showing voters that Congress can on occasion move beyond its partisan divisions.

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Omaha Man and Daughter Charged with Structuring

Updated: 02/28/2012 - An indictment was unsealed charging Robert Faulkner, 63, and his daughter, Karen Faulkner-King, 35, with conspiracy to commit structuring of cash transactions in order to avoid a bank’s reporting requirements from January 2009 through July 18, 2012. The Indictment also charges the two with sixty-seven individual counts of structuring, occurring over the same time period.

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Best Field Trip Ever

Posted: 02/28/2012 - The Omaha Symphony has a program called “Music Mentorz” which allows middle and high school students the opportunity to work side by side with professional musicians. The biggest opportunity came Tuesday for orchestra students at Millard West High School.

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Lawmakers Advance Nebraska Child Welfare Bill

Posted: 02/28/2012 - Social workers, parents, and former state wards would have a greater voice in Nebraska's child welfare reform efforts, under a bill that won first-round approval in the Legislature.

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Car Ends Up on Side

Updated: 02/28/2012 - The good news is an 18-year old driver did not suffer life-threatening injuries in a crash southwest of Beatrice Sunday. When you look at how Taylor Shinn’s car ended up like it did might leave you wondering: How did that happen?

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Lecture To Focus on Women in Scripture

Posted: 02/27/2012 - “All About Eve: The Last Word on the First Lady,” is the topic of the 10th annual Women and Religion Lecture series at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in the ballroom of the Mike and Josie Harper Center located at 602 N 20th St.

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Photo ID Bill Gets Filibuster Treatment

Posted: 02/27/2012 - Several Nebraska senators lined up in an attempt to draw out debate on a bill that would require Nebraska voters to show a government-issued photo ID before casting their ballots. A filibuster attempt to clog up legislation and basically talk the bill to death began Monday as lawmakers debated Legislative Bill 239.

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Fremont Debates Immigration Ruling

Posted: 02/27/2012 - The Fremont City Council will discuss the city's options after a federal judge's ruling on a challenge to its illegal immigration law. The court rejected part of the law that would have denied house permits to illegal immigrants, but upheld other aspects, including a requirement that employers verify the citizenship status of prospective employees.

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Iowa Man Steals His Own Cat

Posted: 02/27/2012 - An Iowa man accused of stealing his own cat from an animal shelter vows to fight the charge.

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Widening Of 144th Street Begins Next Week

Updated: 02/27/2012 - Good news in the long term for West Omaha travelers as work begins next week on a widening project at 144th between Dodge and Blondo. It's only expected to take about six months to complete, but there will be some growing pains.

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