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Jake Wasikowski


Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Jake:

People upset over 'likes' by OPOA president

A local activist says the Omaha Police Union president should step down for liking certain posts on social media. → Read More

Nebraska ends emergency SNAP benefits

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Residents want answers as to why federal money isn’t coming to Nebraska to help those in need. Nebraska is the only state in the country that didn’t extend the emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program from the federal government. It allowed SNAP recipients to get hundreds of dollars extra each month for food. “It’s really hypocritical to me to talk about being a… → Read More

Ralston: No tax increase likely for budget

Metro suburbs are figuring out how they’ll cover budget shortfalls because of COVID for next year. → Read More

Athletes want OPS to start fall sports with #Letusplay

The first football Friday is in the books amid smaller crowds, but student athletes from Omaha high schools are saying it’s their turn. → Read More

CB business closes to focus on helping elderly mother

A Council Bluffs business owner says it’s time to close, but not for the reason you may think. → Read More

NE Task Force 1 heads to Texas for rescue efforts

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Projections from Hurricane Laura are getting worse, but a group of Nebraska First Responders are ready to help. Nebraska Task Force 1 was deployed to College Station, Texas. That’s where they’ll be ready to help with water search and rescues once the hurricane hits. It’s now projected to be a Category 4 hurricane with winds up to 140 mph. The rescue team includes 25… → Read More

Fmr. Rep. Ashford feels he can beat U.S. Senator Sasse as write-in candidate

A former U.S. Congressman could be challenging U.S. Senator Ben Sasse in a unique way. → Read More

UNO students return to class with COVID changes

Omaha’s largest university welcomes students back for the fall semester. → Read More

Blair theater uncertain about future

Some movie theaters are ready to re-open while some are still waiting including one small metro area theater. → Read More

Lincoln mailboxes set for removal will now stay

Impacts of major changes for the U.S. Postal Service are possibly being seen in Nebraska. → Read More

Creighton students return for in-person classes

It’s the first day a for in-person classes since March at Creighton University. → Read More

Report highlights adult mental health issues

A collaborative effort to address mental health in the metro is trying to break stigmas. → Read More

Gov. Ricketts talks delays in COVID test turnaround times

The governor wants the public to know there’s concerns over a slowdown in turnaround times. → Read More

Grand Jury recommends no criminal charges in Blair officer-involved shooting

A decision in Washington County’s first fatal officer involved shooting. → Read More

Husker fans worried about college football season uncertainty

Less than a month from the start of the college football season, and the floor seems to be dropping out. → Read More

Husker AD: Memorial Stadium capacity decision by August 29

A Nebraska football schedule was released but how many fans will be allowed to attend the games? → Read More

Fmr. US Defense Sec. Hagel calls Trump corrupt, incompetent

A former U.S. Senator from Nebraska says the President is incompetent. → Read More

Gov. Ricketts says state would sue over mask mandate; city pushes back

The fight over a mask mandate continues in the metro. → Read More

BBB sees increase in COVID-related scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning people and businesses about scammers preying on you during the pandemic. → Read More

Outpouring of support for Bellevue flower shop after graduations canceled

A Bellevue flower shop gets an outpouring of support because they had a ton of flowers for graduation events. → Read More