Melissa Fry, KETV NewsWatch 7

Melissa Fry

KETV NewsWatch 7

Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Melissa:

Success for Learning Community Center of South Omaha comes with problems

The center is looking to expand, could run out of space → Read More

102-year-old Omaha woman leads workout class at assisted living center

"I just think it's so important to keep your body busy as well as your mind — it's very important to keep your mind occupied," she said. → Read More

Omaha's Digital Express bridges technology divide

In north Omaha, a new Digital Express at a Metropolitan Community College campus is filling the need to bridge the digital divide. → Read More

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services invests in child care programs

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services plans to invest $26 million into child care programs. → Read More

Nebraska's Blue Star Memorial Highways will get makeover

Travelers along Interstate 80 stop to rest just west of Gretna.At the stop is a Blue Star Memorial Highway marker."The Blue Star itself is representative of the Blue Star that families would put in the window if they had a family member serving in the war during World War II," Mary Carlson said.She is a veteran and a member of the Federated Garden Club of Nebraska.She says the state added this… → Read More

John Arch and Cori Villegas run for Nebraska Legislature

Two candidates running for the Nebraska Legislature in District 14 want reforms for child welfare in the state. → Read More

New study suggest 1 in 30 US kids has autism

Autism cases on the rise, long wait times for screening continue. → Read More

New artwork at Gene Leahy Mall comes from across the world

New pieces of art doll up downtown Omaha.Amazing artwork from across the world is now in place at Gene Leahy Mall."All of these are the best in class from the sculpture and art world and we're lucky to have them here," said Stephan Grot.He's the executive director of Kaneko. Their mission is to bring art to Omaha.The Gene Leahy Mall revitalization project was an interesting task."We only had a… → Read More

Nebraska teens perform on Broadway for Jimmy Awards

Nebraska teens take a bow after performing on a Broadway stage in New York City. "You feel like you know what it's going to be like but then we got done performing just the opening number and I was in tears." → Read More

Omaha clubs serve as hosts for College World Series players

Rotary Club of Omaha will treat Texas A&M players to a day of putt-putt golf → Read More

Nebraska Tourism Commission set a record in tourism revenue in 2021

Tourism took a big hit during the pandemic, but Nebraska bounced back faster than expected. In 2021, the state set a record in tourism revenue, and this year, leaders hope to top those numbers. → Read More

Schenzel Community Center in north Omaha offers new program for seniors to connect

Seniors who spent the pandemic in isolation meet up → Read More

Commitment 2022: Legislative race for District 14 in La Vista and Papillion

Incumbent faces two challengers for legislative race in parts of La Vista and Papillion. → Read More

Omaha woman gets tattoo to mark journey of mental health crisis

Five years ago, Isabela was planning to take her own life, but she made one last call to the Boys Town hotline. She recently thanked the crisis counselor she credits with saving her life. → Read More

Omaha police say one person is hurt after barricaded situation

Suspect barricaded inside an apartment for four hours → Read More

Omaha nursing student marks milestone in her own health battle

Five years post-transplant, Omaha nursing student aims to help others struggling with cancer. "I had amazing nurses. No matter how busy they were they always took time to spend time with me, and talk with me." → Read More

Older and younger patients are getting beauty procedures

Local clinics are seeing a huge increase in business due to popularity of procedures → Read More

Donations will help over 900 Afghan refugees in Omaha

Donations to help Afghan families "rebuild their lives" have been delivered to local non-profits by the truckload. → Read More

Local group translates COVID-19 messages for refugees

'Restoring Dignity Omaha' is helping refugees understand rules and regulations during the pandemic → Read More

'Art is a way of healing': Omaha man shows his growth through glass art

A local artist is getting a second chance at life, and his lessons learned are on display.It starts in a space at Hot Shops in north downtown Omaha. Matt Shrader dips his equipment into a tank of liquid glass burning at 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit.As it cools off, Shrader's creativity turns on."Art is definitely a way of healing, I know it is for me," Schrader said.Seven months ago, Shrader was… → Read More