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Board to Consider Change on Job Apps

7 mins ago - 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: 6:15 PM - 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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Iowa House Backs Tax Credits for Wind Energy

Posted: 5:32 PM - 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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Long Overdue Honors for WW II Veteran

Updated: 5:26 PM - A World War II veteran has finally been honored with the medals he deserved after sacrificing his own safety for the well-being of others.

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UP Ordered to Compensate Injured Worker

Posted: 3:02 PM - The Union Pacific Railroad has been ordered to reinstate an injured employee and pay the worker more than $85,000 in damages in a clash over an injury on the job.

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Doubleheader At Werner Park Canceled

Posted: 2:17 PM - The High School baseball doubleheader, scheduled for Wednesday night, has been canceled at Werner Park due to the weather.

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UNO Student Who Had Guns In Dorm Room In Court

Posted: 10:47 AM - A 20-year-old University of Nebraska at Omaha student charged with possession of firearms on school grounds waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday and was bound over to district court for trial.

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Arbor Day Well-Rooted in Nebraska

Posted: 10:42 AM - People across the nation will observe Arbor Day on Friday, but no state will celebrate with as much fervor as Nebraska, where the celebration of trees got its start 142 years ago.

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Bond Set For Suspect In UNO Vehicle Break-Ins

Posted: 10:28 AM - Bond was set Wednesday at 10 percent of $73,000 for the suspect in a rash of break-ins on the UNO campus last summer. Jayden Disher faces several counts of theft and criminal mischief.

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State Recruitment Pitch: The Good Life For Veterans Is In Nebraska

Updated: 11:04 AM - Gov. Dave Heineman is promoting “The Good Life For Veterans” jobs recruiting campaign, focused on meeting Nebraska’s workforce needs by attracting military veterans and their families from other states to move to Nebraska.

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Failure To Appear Draws Prison Time

Posted: 9:19 AM - Man with long criminal history in Cass and Sarpy counties will serve 20 to 48 months in the Nebraska Department of Corrections after sentencing in Cass County District Court this week.

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Legal In Colorado But Not Here

Posted: 9:11 AM - Three men returning from Colorado stopped by Cass County sheriff’s deputy. A 2011 Chevy Malibu was stopped for speeding on Interstate 80 about 2am on Monday and the deputy smelled marijuana.

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Help Police, Fire Departments Serve And Save

Updated: 8:47 AM - The annual Omaha police and fire department blood drives, formerly called the Battle of the Badge, is now Protect, Serve and Save. First responders see firsthand the need for blood due to emergencies, accidents and disasters. You can help ensure an adequate blood supply in the community.

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