Joey Safchik, KETV NewsWatch 7

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Recent articles by Joey:

Federal funds for North Omaha improvement project

Federal funds are coming to the North 24th Street business corridor, to improve safety and promote a thriving economy in North Omaha. The money will be used to improve traffic, transit, sidewalks, parking and more on North 24th, stretching from Meredith Avenue to Cuming Street. → Read More

Sarpy County sheriff details interactions with Target shooter

Questions continue about how Joseph Jones was able to obtain the AR-15-style rifle he used when he opened fire in a Target. The Sarpy County sheriff told KETV the department still possesses a gun confiscated from Jones in 2021. → Read More

Omaha Target shooting suspect: Family tried to get him help

A relative of Joseph Jones, the Target shooting suspect, told KETV NewsWatch 7 that he called law enforcement numerous times and was concerned about Jones possessing firearms. → Read More

NHA presents 'Roadmap to Strong Rural Health' in Lincoln

Rural populations in Nebraska rely heavily on Medicaid, according to the Nebraska Hospital Association. Rural hospitals hope state senators will increase reimbursement rates, or up front per diem payments during this legislative session. → Read More

Metro Community College students refurbish car for classmate

The National Auto Body Council donated a damaged car to MCC. As a class project, advanced students fixed it up. → Read More

Omaha's zoo delivers your donations to animals

Balls and pipes and tools, oh my! The Henry Doorly Zoo delivers Christmas gifts donated by the Omaha community. → Read More

Ashland mobile home park to be cleared by summer

KETV investigates why Nebraskans who live at El Rancho Mobile Home Park must move out by the end of July. → Read More

Children's Hospital nursing programs address staff shortages

The Omaha hospital wants new nurses to feel comfortable caring for the most vulnerable young patients. → Read More

Children's, Creighton Prep raise awareness about youth cardiac arrest

Children's Hospital wants to see life-saving AED devices in every Nebraska school, partnering with Project Adam to make schools “heart safe.” Creighton Prep is leading the way. → Read More

Omaha school districts take different approaches to winter weather

The days of asking "school or no school" are gone. Now, there are other options: remote learning or late starts. → Read More

22-year-old sentenced for fatal Omaha DUI crash that killed two

Prosecutors call this one of the worst drunk driving cases in the Douglas County courthouse in the last 10 years. Victims’ families say they are satisfied with the sentence. → Read More

Economists advise planning ahead, even as inflation rates ease

You may breathe a sigh of relief at the grocery store checkout counter. Inflation is on its way down, although it is still over 6%. If your wage does not increase to match that, economists believe it is in your best interest to shop smart, and be flexible. → Read More

Extremes in weather reach wallets

Severe weather in Nebraska, including the ongoing drought, was included on a list of disasters that cost billions of dollars in 2022. → Read More

Rate of inflation slowing down

Recent reports show the economy on the right track, although local economists say there is still work to do. → Read More

Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging ends rural transportation program

The Rural Transportation program will end June 30, 2023 — KETV Investigates asks why. → Read More

Nebraska City special education teacher charged with child abuse

Court documents allege a Nebraska City special education teacher and two paraprofessionals abused a teenager with autism, epilepsy and fatty liver disease. → Read More

Omaha woman charged in son's fentanyl overdose death

Paris Hunt is charged with felony child abuse. The County Attorney is sounding the alarm about counterfeit pills containing fentanyl. → Read More

End in sight for Omaha's high utility prices

Natural gas prices have soared over the past two years. Now, according to economists, there may finally be an end in sight. → Read More

Restaurants pay more to serve up popular egg dishes

You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs — for local restaurants, that means raising prices in order to pay for the product. → Read More

Millard Girl Scout takes classroom safety into her own hands

Sara Micanek is spending her senior year testing barricades that could protect her peers during a school shooting. → Read More