Lauren Melendez, WOWT 6 News

Lauren Melendez

WOWT 6 News

Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Lauren:

Teen composer debuts Masterworks at Omaha Symphony

Winston Schneider has played the piano since he was five and never looked back. The award-winning pianist will have his original works performed by Omaha Symphony. → Read More

Omaha teen first confirmed case of West Nile virus in Douglas County this year

The Douglas County Health Department on Friday confirmed that a teenage boy has tested positive for West Nile after being bitten by a mosquito. → Read More

14-year-old boy arrested in homicide case to be charged in juvenile court

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said Wednesday that charges against the 14-year-old boy arrested after a fatal shooting Monday will be filed in juvenile court. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Infusions at Omaha hospital help California mom keep unborn baby alive

In January, a California mother to Omaha temporarily with family to receive a total of 15 infusions before flying back to California to give birth to baby Katalina on Feb. 1. → Read More

Mulholland Grocery to begin rebuilding after devastating fire

The Mulholland Grocery Store in Malvern, Iowa is making progress on rebuilding. → Read More

Omaha museum invites you inside Black history

A local museum in Omaha is taking a non-traditional approach to arts and education. → Read More

Teenager killed in car and semi collision along I-29

A 17-year-old boy has died following a semi-versus car crash. → Read More

Omaha Police release Impaired Driving Campaign numbers

A week-long effort to deter drivers from getting behind the wheel while under the influence turned up quite a number of arrests in Omaha. → Read More

Omaha teens face felony charges of robbery

Three teens are in deep water after a night of alleged bad decisions landed them in cuffs. → Read More

Nebraska Medicine returning to normal operating status Monday

No crisis of care plans are in place and surgeries or other delayed procedures can be scheduled. → Read More

Little girl’s curiosity leads to family’s friendship with Omaha Police

When 4-year-old AJ saw Sgt. Martin using his flashlight while on duty, she was instantly captivated. A year later, they're best friends. → Read More

Suspect accused in Omaha apartment fire to be booked for 1st-degree arson

One man was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening. → Read More

Omaha Police prioritizing diversity while recruiting new officers

After a year of tough conversations surrounding race relations, Omaha Police have been focusing on diversity amid recruitment efforts for the department. → Read More

Train derailment south of Omaha metro

6 News was on the scene of a BNSF train derailment south of the Omaha metro Friday morning. → Read More

Omaha PD investigating double homicide in Midtown

In addition to the two victims found shot to death, a third man was rushed to the hospital after being pierced by bullets. → Read More

Benson Theatre grand opening just a week away

Performances are just the tip of the iceberg. Theater directors say the new space was designed specifically to be shared with the community for diverse needs. → Read More

Council Bluffs fire crews clean up 200 gallons of spilled gasoline at gas station

Firefighters had quite the cleanup after a large fuel spill at a gas station in Council Bluffs. → Read More

Omaha Police investigating sexual assault reported at Central High

Omaha Police confirmed to 6 News on Wednesday that officers are investigating an alleged sexual assault outside Central High School. → Read More

Storm knocks out power to thousands in Omaha-metro

A storm swept through the Omaha metro early Wednesday morning leaving about 14,000 OPPD customers without power. → Read More

Goodwill Omaha program encourages success for people of color with social media marketing certificate

A new social media program for young adults in Omaha is promising to put its graduates in positions for a lifelong career in marketing. → Read More