Local News

Here's the latest local news from our sister station KFOR 1240amClick here for more stories from the KFOR news room.

Omaha North High School Plans for New Stadium

(7-28-14) Omaha North High School, Nebraska's current football champion, is thinking about getting a stadium of its own. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Omaha North is the only high school in the Omaha Public Schools system that doesn't have its own stadium for football, track and soccer.

Second Independent Candidate Qualifies for Senate Race

Another candidate has qualified to be added to the ballot for U.S. Senate in Nebraska. Secretary of State John Gale says more than 4,000 signatures have been verified for Todd Watson. Watson reported submitting nearly five thousand 400 signatures, about 14 hundred more than required with at least 750 of those signatures collected in each of Nebraska’s three congressional districts.

Attempted Burglary Foiled Monday Morning

An alarm Monday morning at an adult novelty store in Lincoln leads to the arrest of two Lincoln teenage men. Officer Jeri Roeder says that police responded to the alarm at Priscillas at 20th & O street around 4:35 Monday morning. When police arrived, they discovered three people running from the location. 

Pilger Gets Help from Sioux City School District

The Sioux City school district is donating excess desks, tables and shelving units to help out some northeast Nebraska students whose middle school in Pilger was heavily damaged by a tornado. Items will be delivered on Monday to a makeshift middle school of three modular buildings on the grounds of an elementary school in Wisner. The school was too damaged to save and was razed earlier this month.

Railroad Company will Tear Down Columbus Depot

Union Pacific intends to tear down its old depot in Columbus early next year, ending its more than 100 years of service to the public and the Omaha-based railroad. The railroad had talked to the city about acquiring and moving the building, which U.P. spokesman Mark Davis says is only 12 feet from the rails-too close for public safety. It had to be moved at least 35 feet from the tracks.

Winnebago Tribe Company's Leader Receives Award

The leader the Winnebago Tribe's economic development company in Nebraska is receiving a national award for leading a successful minority-owned business. Ho-Chunk President and CEO, Lance Morgan, will be honored in Washington, D.C., during events promoting minority business development. Ho-Chunk began in 1995 and has grown to include 35 subsidiaries, generating roughly $260 million.

Two Shot, One Beaten in South Omaha

Omaha Police have taken three men into custody Monday morning in connection with an early morning shooting in south Omaha. Officers found a man beaten with a blunt object. Two people were arrested. Moments later three blocks away, police found 2 people shot. They're recovering at an Omaha hospital. One more person was arrested. 

2014 Cornhusker State Games Come to an End, State Games of America in Lincoln 20

The torch is extinguished. The 2014 Cornhusker State Games are over. The 30th annual games welcomed more than 13,000 athletes, the most since 2001. Baseball was the most popular sport with more than 2,000 participating athletes. Now Executive Director of the Nebraska Sports Council, Dave Mlnarik, prepares for next year's State Games of America. More than 30 states will be coming.

State Senator Says Prison Mistake May Cost $20 Million

Mistakenly releasing more than 560 Nebraska inmates from prison will cost the state more than $4 million over the next 10 years, according to the Department of Corrections, but that number is a-fifth the actual cost, says Omaha Senator, Health Mello. The chair of the Legislature's Appropriations Committee says it will cost more like $20 million, based on the average inmate cost published last month.

Pinnacle Bank Arena gets Award

Pinnacle Bank Arena has been named a 2014 Facilities and Event Management Prime Site Award Winner by Facitities and Event Management, a publication for booking agents and promoters. The criteria for the award includes: Loading docks, staging, audience amenities and security.