Alex McLoon, KETV NewsWatch 7

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KETV NewsWatch 7

Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Alex:

Police patrolling for drunk drivers during St. Patrick's Day parade

'We had 45 fatalities last year, 172 serious accidents that were responded to by my unit. A large number of those were related to alcohol abuse,' Lt. Allen Straub said. → Read More

Amazon facility expected to speed deliveries, grow Sarpy County

Hundreds have started working at Amazon's fulfillment center. Sarpy County developers wait for more to be hired. → Read More

Gov. Pillen puts rail inspector responsibility on state agency

Nebraska’s governor and state agency are deadlocked over who should pay to hire rail inspectors. → Read More

State lawmakers work to bring billions to North and South Omaha

State senators from Omaha are working to appropriate money part of the Economic Recovery Act. → Read More

Lawmakers consider 2-person crew requirement on Nebraska trains

Nebraska railroad workers want an extra set of eyes on board. Union Pacific says technology helps. → Read More

Plattsmouth breaks ground on new wastewater treatment plant

Plattsmouth breaks ground on new wastewater facility Friday. → Read More

Nebraska lawmakers hold hearing on student restraint bill

Parents and child advocates said the proposed student restraint bill puts the most vulnerable kids at risk. → Read More

Omaha drivers damaged by potholes are spending thousands

City of Omaha says crews are patching potholes, working weekends as well. → Read More

Douglas County officials on juvenile justice reform

Douglas County opening Juvenile Justice Center downtown in July. → Read More

Douglas County address guns bottlenecking juvenile justice system

The new juvenile justice center opens in June. Officials are trying to find a way to process kids with gun offenses. → Read More

Omaha pharmacists discuss providing over-the-counter Narcan

Experts support over-the-counter naloxone, but Kohll's expects the cost will be a barrier. → Read More

Omaha firefighter spends time and money mentoring diverse recruits

Last month, before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the city recognized Gentry with the Living the Dream award for his effort toward achieving diversity. → Read More

Auto shops service more cars than usual after snow storms

Service manager recommends checking your tire tread ahead of next winter storm. → Read More

Omaha streetcar design, planning continues

Streetcar officials are meeting with car manufacturers this week. Property owners along the route should expect to be contacted by streetcar officials. → Read More

Opposition outnumbers support for 'Suicide Protection Order Act'

State Sen. Jane Raybould introduced LB482. She says it would safeguard people with mental illnesses from hurting themselves and others with guns. → Read More

OPD recruiting after police incidents, pandemic

OPD recruiting to maintain allocated strength of 906 officers on the streets and behind the scenes. A lieutenant says they're at 838 officers. → Read More

Nebraska Legislature hearing for bill aimed at transgender youth

The bill would ban medical professionals from providing certain gender-affirming care for Nebraskans under 19 years old. → Read More

Homeowners opposing OPPD project clearing trees

OPPD plans to upgrade old transmission lines in Omaha — homeowners fear they'll lose hundreds of trees. → Read More

Nebraska education officials discuss teacher retention bills with lawmakers

Officials from Omaha Public Schools, Millard Public Schools and statewide entities explained the pros and cons of teacher retention bills to lawmakers Monday. → Read More

Educators, lawmakers discuss teacher retention bills

State senators are scheduled to hear testimony on the bills Monday. → Read More