Home | Tag Archives: news (page 4)

Tag Archives: news

12-year-old pulled from school swimming pool in Omaha has died

kqnk-300x150-default

A 12 year old Omaha boy that was pulled from a school swimming pool Thursday has died. Omaha police have identified him as Demariont’e Brown-Elliot. Police say Brown-Elliot attended Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School and was in the swimming pool for physical education class.  It was toward the end of the period and the children […] Read More »

Nebraska Crossing Outlets one year anniversary

kqnk-300x150-default

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary at Nebraska Crossing Outlets in Gretna. Developer Rod Yates says they have good reason to celebrate. He says when they opened one year ago capacity was at 80%. Since then they have added approximately 60,000 square feet of new brands. Yates says in the first year they marked $140-million […] Read More »

Gale disappointed not quite half of Nebraska voters turned out for election

kqnk-300x150-default

Secretary of State John Gale says he’s disappointed with the voter turnout for the General Election. Gale says he’s pleased the 47.5% turnout this year beat the 43% turnout in 2010, but still disappointed turnout didn’t reach the 50% mark he had projected. “I deeply appreciate everybody who did vote, don’t mistake me there, but […] Read More »

Nebraska firearm deer hunting season starts Saturday

kqnk-300x150-default

This weekend marks the opening of firearm deer hunting season in Nebraska. Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says it is going to be very cold and there is two to four inches of snow in the forecast. He says that combination makes for a hunter’s paradise.  The forecast is calling for two to […] Read More »

Cold weather fire prevention reminders

kqnk-300x150-default

Four recent house fires in Omaha could have been prevented. Omaha Battalion Chief Tim McCaw says now that the cold weather is here there are several things you need to do to protect your home. Chief McCaw says if you are using space heaters make sure you do not overload electrical outlets. Be careful with […] Read More »

Gov. Hieneman says voters sent a message

kqnk-300x150-default

Gov. Dave Heineman says voters sent a message to Washington in the 2014 elections. Heineman, a Republican, says the big Republican wins throughout the United States should be taken as a very powerful statement. “At the federal level, all across America, the American people sent a very powerful message: we want you to get something […] Read More »

Omaha counselor accused of “improper sexual contact” with client

kqnk-300x150-default

A licensed mental health counselor from Omaha who has three offices in southwest Iowa is accused of having sex with an Iowa client. According to online documents, in 2012 Amy Jo Murphy began counseling a couple at her clinic in Corning, Iowa. After the couple divorced, the counseling continued for one spouse and the Iowa […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns predicts big clashes between Obama and Congress (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Sen. Mike Johanns calls the results of the 2014 election “remarkable”, but predicts a real clash is coming between a Republican-controlled Congress and President Barack Obama. Johanns says voters ushered in huge change, across the country. He points out that not only did Republicans gain control of the Senate and gain seats in the House, […] Read More »

Attorney General-elect Peterson will defend same-sex marriage ban

kqnk-300x150-default

Attorney General-elect Doug Peterson says he will defend Nebraska’s definition of marriage. But, Peterson adds he expects the United States Supreme Court to take up the issue next year. The American Civil Liberties Union has threatened to file a lawsuit against the state law. Peterson anticipates the case will follow the same path a similar […] Read More »

Affordable Health Care enrollment starts Saturday

kqnk-300x150-default

The government marketplace opens Saturday for those needing to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Matt Leonard is the manager of consumer sales with Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska and says this is a time for those with existing plans to check out new options and for those without insurance to […] Read More »

Economist: Fed is shifting how it uses bonds

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraska investors likely heard the Federal Reserve has ended what it calls quantitative easing — or the QE3 program — and has stopped buying bonds. Economist Ed Seifried, professor emeritus at Lafayette College, spoke at the Ag Bankers Conference in Omaha this week. Seifried says instead of selling bonds to purge money from the economy, […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer favors having new Congress, not old, take up Keystone XL

kqnk-300x150-default

Sen. Deb Fischer favors putting off any Congressional action on the Keystone XL oil pipeline until the new Congress convenes in January. Fischer says the push by Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, to have the lame-duck Congress take up Keystone legislation is merely an effort to help her beleaguered re-election hopes. “We’ve seen the […] Read More »

State officials focus attention on children awaiting adoption (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

State officials are focusing attention on more than 300 children waiting for adoption into a good home. November is Adoption Awareness Month. Andrea Walter of Lincoln, along with her husband Adam, adopted three children in 2012 after taking them in as foster children. She says while some couples aren’t in a position to adopt, they […] Read More »

Omaha reviewing street snow/ice removal policy

kqnk-300x150-default

Drivers in Omaha are still complaining about the condition of city streets during Tuesday morning’s commute. An overnight winter storm left roadways ice covered. The Omaha City Council is now reviewing the Public Works Department policy on snow and ice removal. City Council President Pete Festersen says he didn’t see many city trucks treating streets […] Read More »

UNMC, Nebraska Medicine partnering with Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

kqnk-300x150-default

The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and Nebraska Medicine have entered into an agreement with Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital to provide physician and academic services to a new facility being built in west Omaha. UNMC Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey Gold says this partnership provides a number of benefits. Dr. Gold says, “This partnership will give […] Read More »