8 people hospitalized after evacuation of downtown Omaha's First National tower

Police said eight people were taken to a hospital for evaluation after a mandatory evacuation at the First National tower in downtown Omaha due to a strong odor in the building. One person is in serious condition and the other is in critical condition, officials said. A spokesperson for First National told KETV NewsWatch 7 …

Crews battle 2 alarm apartment fire near 108th and Fort streets

Crews battle 2 alarm apartment fire near 108th and Fort streets “We are in it for the long haul,” firefighters say Share Shares Copy Link {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 8:37 PM CDT Oct 31, 2018 Nick Amatangelo Reporter/Multimedia Journalist Omaha fire crews are battling a two-alarm fire at the Park West apartment complex …

Law enforcement see increase in drug-laced candy

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Omaha Division, is advising law enforcement, first responders and parents to be aware of marijuana-laced and methamphetamine-laced candy this Halloween. The agency said these treats can look like traditional candies, but they may have harmful effects if consumed by a child. The DEA and law enforcement agencies throughout the country have …

Potential White House order targets birthright citizenship, worries families

Hadil Basma’s story strikes a chord with millions of first-generation Americans. “My parents are from Egypt, and 21 years ago, they came to Tennessee and I was born,” she said. Basma’s parents and sisters, now naturalized U.S. citizens, have lived in West Omaha since 2001. But she said she fears that a new plan from …

Hy-Vee issuing recall of several meat, potato products due to possible

Hy-Vee issuing recall of several meat, potato products due to possible contamination Share Shares Copy Link {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 4:00 PM CDT Oct 18, 2018 Josh Planos Digital Editor Hy-Vee is issuing a recall of several meat and potato products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with salmonella and listeria …

Nebraska women's gymnastics coach announces immediate retirement

Dan Kendig, head coach of the Nebraska women’s gymnastics program, has retired, effective immediately, according to a news release from the University of Nebraska Tuesday morning. Kendig headed the program for 25 seasons, leading the Huskers to 14 conference titles and 12 Super Six Finals appearances. “We thank Dan for his contributions to the Nebraska …

More than 45000 OPPD customers without power during season's first snow

More than 45,000 OPPD customers without power during season’s first snow OPPD website shows at least 36,000 customers in the dark as of noon Sunday Share Shares Copy Link {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 2:23 PM CDT Oct 14, 2018 Utility crews scrambled Sunday to catch-up with the power lines falling under the weight …

More than 10000 OPPD customers without power during season's first snow

More than 32,000 OPPD customers without power during season’s first snow OPPD website shows at least 32,000 customers in the dark as of noon Sunday Share Shares Copy Link {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 1:33 PM CDT Oct 14, 2018 Utility crews scrambled Sunday to catch-up with the power lines falling under the weight …