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OPS Board Considers Improvement Plan

Updated: 07/21/2014 - The Omaha Public School District has some ambitious plans for improvements on the table. The board aired-out a proposed $682 million bond issue Monday night.

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Heat Advisory Continues, Cooling Stations Open

Updated: 07/21/2014 - Dangerously hot weather will continue for Nebraska and Iowa, and the American Red Cross reminds everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe when the temperatures rise.

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Life Skills Forged in the Summer Sun

Updated: 07/21/2014 - The Omaha SummerWorks Academy spent some time in the heat at Columbus Park on Monday. Young men and women cleaned up the park and painted fire lines on the curbs.

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Dad Pulls Gun After Daughter Gets Text

Posted: 07/21/2014 - An Omaha man faces a felony after letting a neighbor know he didn't like the text message that man sent to his daughter.

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Special Enforcement Focuses on Lancaster County Parks

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Headquarters Troop-Lincoln, in conjunction with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska Game & Parks, will begin a three-week long special enforcement effort focusing on recreational areas in Lancaster County.

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IA Gov Race: Solar Grant Sparks Debate

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch says Gov. Terry Branstad's decision to return a $1 million solar energy grant shows that utility companies are calling the shots in his administration.

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Update: Young Woman Stabs Brother

Updated: 07/21/2014 - A young woman barricaded herself in a home Monday afternoon after allegedly stabbing her brother. Her refusal to give up ended up helping the situation.

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Iowa Republicans Hire New Communications Team

Posted: 07/21/2014 - The Republican Party of Iowa has hired a new team of communications staffers to get out the word on GOP candidates for the November election and promote the party.

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Helped Wanted: Stuff The Bus

Updated: 07/21/2014 - Join First National Bank, WOWT NBC Omaha and Shadow Lake Towne Center as we Stuff the Bus in collecting backpacks and supplies to help less fortunate children in our community go back to school.

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Omaha Drivers Paying Less at the Pump

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Average retail gasoline prices in Omaha have fallen six cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.36 per gallon yesterday.

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It Wasn’t His Finest Night

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Police say a man named Finest did not live up to his name Saturday night. Finest Pettis has turned himself in to face numerous charges.

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UPDATE: Warrant Issued in Shooting Investigation

Updated: 07/21/2014 - Details are under wraps but the Douglas County Attorney’s office tells WOWT 6 News that an arrest warrant has been issued in connection with the Sunday shooting that took the life of Frank J. Sanders.

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