Rachel Urbanski, WOWT 6 News

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Past articles by Rachel:

Holy Name Church hosts longest-running fish fry Fridays through Lent

For 39 years one Omaha church has been, you could say, the leader in fish fries → Read More

UPDATE: CDC on coronavirus health emergency

The CDC stresses that the coronavirus is not spreading rapidly in the U.S. but it could happen. → Read More

Omaha High School gives back to other students through donation closet

It can be awkward for children to show up to school, without proper clothing, hygiene products, and food. Students at Omaha South High School are doing their part to give back. → Read More

Proposed chicken operation worries Mineola, Iowa residents

A planned chicken feeding operation near Mineola, Iowa is causing some controversy. → Read More

FBI to seek partnership on human trafficking cases from Mexican consulate

The FBI is now collaborating with the Mexican consulate here in Omaha to ensure any victims of trafficking have the ability to report it without any fear of losing their immigration status. Currently, the FBI has 1,900 open cases, some of them in the heartland. → Read More

Homicide victim remembered as Omaha murder rate climbs

As 2019 comes to an end, deadly crime is rising. Over the past five years homicides have declined but violence over the weekend brought Omaha to 22 murders on the year matching last year's total. → Read More

Omaha Police release pepper balls to subdue mayhem at Westroads Mall

Officers swarm to Westroads Mall after several fights inside the mall spill into the parking lot outside. → Read More

Traffickers targeting homeless as drug mules to obtain prescription drugs

A quick-thinking pharmacist helped to crack a case of prescription fraud. Then the case grew into something bigger, human trafficking. → Read More

Sarpy County cracks down on false alarms

They are tired of emergency officials getting called out to false alarms - so they are getting ready to crackdown. → Read More

9-year-old boy hit by Metro bus Tuesday evening

A 9-year-old boy was hit by a Metro bus near the intersection of Pinkney and Florence Blvd Tuesday evening. → Read More

Parents concerned over unmonitored crosswalk at elementary school

Parents at Carriage Elementary in Papillion have some safety concerns involving a lack of assistance at a crosswalk near the school. → Read More

Motorcyclist killed in multi-vehicle crash on Highway 75 near Highway 34

The Sarpy County Sherriff's Office said a motorcyclist involved in a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday on Highway 75 has died. → Read More

U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse announces reelection campaign, Nebraska democrats have concerns

In the aftermath of two mass shootings, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse announced his reelection campaign, saying civics and socialism are what’s at stake for 2020. → Read More

Omaha CBD shop is broken into twice in one week

Chris Birch, the store owner walked up to a familiar scene Tuesday morning when his shop had been broken into for the second time, this time he claims the thieves knew what they were after. → Read More

Fireworks sellers expect one last rush of business

Firework stands are still open in the metro. You have until 11:59 p.m. Thursday to set them off. → Read More

OPD gang unit works to improve crime rates through community involvement

Numbers from the Omaha Police Department show that homicides are down and arrests are up. Fifty percent of this is due to community engagement. → Read More

No bond for Marvin Young, charged with first-degree murder of Camisha Hollis

Marvin Young was formally charged in court Friday afternoon for the murder of Camisha Hollis. → Read More

HEARTLAND FLOOD: Mills County residents learn about options for their damaged property

Mills County residents were hit hard by the Heartland Flood, and on Tuesday they learned what their options are to move forward. → Read More

Men involved in series of Omaha break-ins caught on camera

Police are looking for two men who broke into a home and stole over $2,000 worth of items. → Read More

Spring floods put a dent in the sod business

Omaha is growing. That means more houses and more sod but with the heartland flood taking over many fields and farms, you might have to wait if you want to roll out a green new deal on your brown old yard. → Read More