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UNK Plans $400-$500 Million University Village

Posted: 04/17/2014 - A football practice field and a cornfield will be transformed into a new University Village in Kearney over the next 10 to 20 years. The 104-acre development will be nearly as big as the main campus of the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

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Doctor Mistakes Affects 12 Million Per Year

Posted: 04/17/2014 - At least one in every 20 adults who seeks medical care in a U.S. emergency room or community health clinic may walk away with the wrong diagnosis, according to a new analysis that estimates that 12 million Americans a year could be affected by such errors.

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Student Arrested, Threatened To Blow Up School After Shooting People

Posted: 04/17/2014 - A 17-year-old boy is accused of writing a threatening message on a bathroom wall at a high school in east-central Iowa. It said he was going to blow up the school on Thursday, but only after shooting as many people as possible before committing suicide.

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Ready For The Road Ahead? Ride On!

Updated: 04/17/2014 - We made it through winter and now it's time to get our vehicles in shape for summer. April is National Car Care Month. Are you prepared for the road ahead?

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Woman Comes Home To Burglar, Then Tries To Chase Them Down

Updated: 04/16/2014 - Single mother of three Amanda Chin came home to a frightening sight April 10th. A silver mercury van was backed up to her back porch. She saw it as she was walking to her house, but her three young children did not. "They were jumping out and I am like panicking," said Chin. "So when the guy saw them running towards the house, he jumped in the car. And my reaction was, I told the kids go into the house and lock the door."

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Mom Reflects On Son's Bear Claw Sojourn

Updated: 04/17/2014 - Somewhere in the middle of Kael Ireland’s 15 minutes of fame, the clock stopped and his share of fame’s pie kept on swelling. His mom says she has an adventurous little boy.

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Sheriff's Office Investigates Millard Graffiti

Posted: 04/16/2014 - Millard parents received a note Wednesday, explaining that two anonymous graffiti threats had been found - one the week prior- one on Wednesday. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office tells WOWT the threats are not credible.

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Chance To Dispose Of Unwanted Prescription Drugs April 26

Posted: 04/16/2014 - On April 26 communities across Nebraska are teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give the public the opportunity to safely dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

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Iowa Governor Backs Extension Of Health Care Policies

Posted: 04/16/2014 - Gov. Terry Branstad says Iowa has agreed to a federal recommendation that will allow thousands of residents to hang onto health insurance policies that don't meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

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Iowa House Approves Shift in University Funds

Posted: 04/16/2014 - Lawmakers from the Iowa Senate and House have agreed to meet to hammer out details on an education budget, as the chambers have not agreed on public university spending increases, among other provisions.

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Oil And Gas Prices Up Slightly

Posted: 04/16/2014 - Oil is up a penny today. Worries about the upheaval in Ukraine canceled out a huge increase in U.S. oil supplies. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery closed at $103.76 a barrel in New York.

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Metro Truckers Get Inspection Surprise

Updated: 04/16/2014 - The Nebraska State Patrol, with the assistance from the Omaha Police Department, conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections in Omaha Wednesday.

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Drought May Ease Over Upper Midwest

Posted: 04/16/2014 - There are varying degrees of drought conditions in the Plains region, but a National Weather Service hydrologist says predicted above-normal rain this spring might ease some of the problem.

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