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Feds Order Union Pacific To Rehire Injured Ex-Employee, Pay Damages

Posted: 11:12 AM - Federal regulators have ordered Union Pacific to reinstate an injured worker and pay $85,000 in damages. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday the railroad improperly terminated the North Platte employee after he reported an injury.

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Police Find Child, Pets In Dirty, Feces-Filled Apartment

Updated: 11:54 AM - Police cited an Omaha man for child neglect after finding his 1-year-old daughter living in an apartment that reeked of urine and feces. Several complaints prompted the visit from officers and the Nebraska Humane Society.

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Deadline To Register To Vote In Nebraska Primary Is Thursday

Posted: 9:04 AM - If you're planning to vote in next month's Nebraska primary but haven't registered, Thursday is the deadline to do so because DMV offices and Omaha Public Library branches are closed on Friday for Arbor Day.

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Missing Woman Sought

Posted: 8:33 AM - Police are asking for the public's help in finding a Council Bluffs woman missing for nearly a week.

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FDA Proposes First E-Cigarette Rules

Posted: 7:34 AM - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed asserting its authority over new tobacco products on Thursday, including e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and nicotine gels.

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Too Close For Comfort, Burglars Steal From A Car Parked In Driveway

Updated: 04/23/2014 - When Nicholas Harrison came out to his car the morning of April 7th, it wasn't the way he left it. The back hatch was halfway open. Burglars stole $2500 worth of stereo equipment and speakers in the middle of the night. Fortunately, a neighbor was riding by on his bike and was able to get a partial description of the vehicle. He said the burglars were driving a white Honda Pilot with Nebraska plates, ??? 727.

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Southwest Iowa Shooting Investigated

Updated: 5:59 AM - An autopsy has been done and investigators plan to release more information Thursday about the shooting death of a man in southwest Iowa.

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Board to Consider Change on Job Apps

Posted: 04/23/2014 - The Omaha Personnel Board is scheduled to take action Thursday on a potential change on city job applications. The so-called ban the box initiative would no longer ask applicants to disclose a criminal background.

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Slap To The Face Gets Student Expelled

Updated: 8:11 AM - It's been called the Smacking Game. While we don't know if it's widespread or isolated, we do know that what was humiliating to one teenager got another teen expelled.

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Senate Panel Passes Whistleblower Bill

Posted: 04/23/2014 - The Senate Government Oversight Committee has passed a bill guaranteeing state workers new whistleblower protections.

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Iowa House Backs Tax Credits for Wind Energy

Posted: 04/23/2014 - The project completion deadline and tax credits for wind energy and other renewable energy projects would be extended under a bill overwhelmingly approved by the Iowa House.

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