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WOWT 6 News

Omaha, NE, United States

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Fire erupts from gas line north of Oakland, NE

A large fire erupted from a gas line north of Oakland on Thursday, drawing area first responders to the scene. → Read More

Inmate at Douglas County Corrections dies after found unresponsive in cell

An inmate at the Douglas County Department of Corrections was found unresponsive in his cell and later declared deceased, according to DCDC Director Mike Myers on Sunday. → Read More

Millard Schools superintendent positive for COVID-19

Dr. Jim Sutfin, superintendent of Millard Public Schools, announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. → Read More

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo to celebrate rehab of snow leopard cubs

Two snow leopards cubs have recovered from “swimmer’s syndrome” and will be the focus of a celebration Wednesday morning at the Henry Doorly Zoo. → Read More

Nebraska certifies 2020 General Election results

The Nebraska Canvas Board announced Monday the certification of the 2020 General Election results and stated no major problems were noted by the board. → Read More

Fremont mask directive goes into effect 12:01 AM Saturday

The Fremont City Council passed a city-wide directive health measure Friday morning requiring people ages 5 and older to wear masks. → Read More

Dump truck driver convicted of motor vehicle homicide charges in Sarpy County

A Papillion man was convicted of two counts of motor vehicle homicide on Friday following a crash in 2019 that left two children dead and three others hospitalized. → Read More

Omaha City Attorney Paul Kratz to retire

Omaha City Attorney Paul Kratz will retire in Dec. 11, according to a statement issued by the Mayor’s office on Monday, after 23 years of leading the law department. → Read More

Omaha Police investigating homicide near Erksine Park, victim identified

A 30-year-old man was found deceased early Sunday while the matter is being investigated as a homicide, according to authorities. → Read More

NSAA Football Championship finals will not be played at Memorial Stadium

The State Football Championship Finals for high school football will not be held at Lincoln’s Memorial Field on Nov. 23 and 24, the NSAA announced Friday night. → Read More

Man dies in concrete truck accident in southwest Omaha

A man has died as the result of an accident involving a concrete truck rollover near 147th and Meadows Parkway Monday morning, according to the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Omaha squirrel behind election office blackout has died

Somber news came on Election Day as the Omaha Public Power District reported the squirrel responsible for a power outage at the Douglas County Election Commission has passed away. → Read More

23 Omaha Police Officers positive for COVID-19

Twenty-three Omaha Police Officers have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Monday, according to a department spokesman. → Read More

Omaha Public Schools to test students, staff for COVID-19 at 3 schools

As of Monday night’s Omaha Public School Board meeting, students and staff at three schools will become part of a new pilot program for COVID-19 testing with a saliva swab. → Read More

Motorcyclist identified in west Omaha fatal crash

An Omaha man has died due to an accident Saturday afternoon near 168th and Ames Streets, according to authorities. → Read More

David Karnes, former U.S. Senator for Nebraska, dies at 71

David Karnes, a former U.S. Senator for Nebraska in 1987 and a civic force in Omaha for decades, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 71. → Read More

One dead, two injured in Gage County house fire

Two people suffered injuries and one person has died because of a house fire early Saturday in rural Gage County outside Filley, according to the Nebraska State Fire Marshal Agency. → Read More

No foul play suspected after man’s body found outside Wahoo

Authorities believe no foul play is suspected after the body of a man was found north of Wahoo Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Iowa officials declare Gov. Reynolds’ use of $21M pandemic relief funds “not allowable”

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' use of $21 million in CARES Act funds was determined to be “not allowable” by state officials, according to a release from the State Auditor’s Office on Monday. → Read More

Sunday Oct. 18 COVID-19 update: 229 new cases in Douglas County

Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported today by health officials across Nebraska & Iowa. → Read More