Lauren Melendez, WOWT 6 News

Lauren Melendez

WOWT 6 News

Omaha, NE, United States

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Recent:
  • WOWT 6 News
Past:
  • FOX 8 New Orleans
  • NBC12 WWBT Richmond
  • WKYT
  • KWCH Eyewitness News
  • WALB News 10
  • WIS News 10
  • WDBJ7
  • WHSVnews
  • nbc15_madison
  • FOX19
  • and more…

Recent articles by Lauren:

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

Two shot overnight near Omaha school

Two people were rushed to a hospital after a shooting early Thursday near an Omaha public school. → Read More

Friends trapped in flooding elevator

Tony Luu and his three friends were trapped and desperately calling for help. His friend frantically dialed 911, while Luu phoned his roommate who is a maintenance employee for the building. → Read More

Friends trapped in flooding elevator

Tony Luu and his three friends were trapped and desperately calling for help. His friend frantically dialed 911, while Luu phoned his roommate who is a maintenance employee for the building. → Read More