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Minorities Lagging Behind In Math

Posted: 10/19/2011 - A new Nebraska state education report shows black and Hispanic public school students lagging behind Asians and whites in math.

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Listeria Cause May Be Dirty Equipment

Posted: 10/19/2011 - The Food and Drug Administration says the deadly listeria outbreak in cantaloupe was probably caused by pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean packing equipment at a Colorado farm. So far, the outbreak has killed 25 people in a dozen states including Nebraska.

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Boys Town To Open Sioux City Office

Updated: 10/19/2011 - The Nebraska-based Boys Town organization is opening an office in Sioux City as it expands to provide in-home services to help at-risk families in northwest Iowa and northeast Nebraska.

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Is Cursive Handwriting A Dying Art Form?

Updated: 10/18/2011 - When was the last time you wrote a note or letter by hand? Most of us communicate by sending messages by email or text. Cursive writing is still taught in our schools, but does it have the same importance it used to, or is it a dying art form?

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McDonald's Launching Its Own Channel

Updated: 10/18/2011 - The Los Angeles Times reports the McDonald's Channel will target dine-in customers, with programming customized to communities where restaurants are located.

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Underwater Mortgages

Posted: 10/18/2011 - A plan being discussed by state and federal officials could offer refinancing options to some homeowners whose houses are worth less than their loans.

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TransCanada Pipeline: Something to Consider

Updated: 10/18/2011 - Less than a week after a meeting with a delegation of Nebraska state senators, the president of TransCanada has written a letter thanking them for the meeting. Alex Pourbaix says while it is impossible to move the route of the Keystone XL pipeline, his company can offer some measures that should alleviate concerns.

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Support For Breast Cancer Patients

Updated: 10/18/2011 - For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery program has helped people (female and male) cope with their breast cancer experience. This experience begins when someone is faced with the possibility of a breast cancer diagnosis and continues throughout the entire period that breast cancer remains a personal concern.

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Pencil It In: Iowa Caucus January 3

Posted: 10/18/2011 - Iowa Republicans are holding their state's presidential nominating caucuses on January 3, even though New Hampshire is threatening to move its traditional first-in-the-nation primary into December.

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Schools Sought to Install Wind Turbines

Posted: 10/18/2011 - The Nebraska Energy Office is seeking up to four public schools that would like to install 2.5 kilowatthour wind turbines next to their school buildings.

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Vandalism In Community Park

Posted: 10/18/2011 - Vandalism continues in Rhylander Park in Plattsmouth,Nebraska. It has long been a problem.

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Weeping Water Tackles Water Problems

Posted: 10/18/2011 - Weeping Water has water issues under study. A one-time high nitrate level in one of the city’s three wells early this year prompted city leaders to begin planning ahead for the city’s water needs.

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He Lives in Storage Unit & Won’t Let Her In

Updated: 10/18/2011 - Lincoln police were called out to a self-storage business Sunday morning where they found two neighbors involved in a disturbance. In the middle of it all was one of the neighbor’s girlfriend.

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Thief Picks Wrong Place To Steal

Updated: 10/18/2011 - A thief is caught on camera after stealing a camera from the Douglas County Sheriff's office. The man followed the law by registering but broke another by stealing a $300 digital camera.

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New Aerial View of Flood Damage

Posted: 10/17/2011 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released new video of the damage left by the spring & summer Missouri River flooding. A photographer accompanied the aerial tour Saturday from Omaha north to Decatur, Nebraska.

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Did Man Fire Gun to Break Up Fight?

Posted: 10/17/2011 - We have seen it happen in movies, where someone fires a gun to break up a fight. It usually works because the actors stick to the script and they use a prop gun with blanks. On Saturday morning, however, an apparent attempt to stop a fight ended with two people being wounded.

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Update: Family Visitor Stabs 5-Year-Old

Updated: 10/17/2011 - Lincoln police have arrested a 17-year-old male for allegedly stabbing a 5-year-old girl. They say Paris Wells was visiting the girl’s family when, for an unknown reason, he removed a knife from the kitchen and entered the bedroom where the girl and two others were playing.

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