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Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Courtney:

Former Rosewood Academy location will have a new owner

Sprouting Minds childcare will soon be opening up the facility at 176th and Maple. The owner, Casey Miller says they are giving families who had their kids enrolled at the currently closed Rosewood Academy free childcare for the month of August, which is when they hope to open. → Read More

Two plead not guilty of caretaker neglect in Rosewood Academy cases

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A former employee and co-owner of metro-area Rosewood Academy daycare centers pleaded not guilty to charges of caretaker neglect. The co-owner, Carl Hansen, and former employee Summer Dawson are each set for July trials. Sage Bartow, also accused of caretaker neglect, has an arraignment scheduled for tomorrow. → Read More

Closed Rosewood Academy daycare locations available for rent

Rosewood Academy appears to be moving out of its three metro-area daycare locations. → Read More

Rosewood Academy parent rattled by daycare investigation, closing; wonders if she could've done more

Evert said she didn't learn anything was out of the ordinary until parents started talking to eachother after a coronavirus outbreak at her daughter's facility, which is the Rosewood Academy location at 5225 N. 158th Ave. → Read More

For the first time, a judge dismisses mask citation issued by OPD

3 News Now has an update on a story we've been following involving a restaurant with a history of not following Omaha's mask mandate. → Read More

OPD releases reports on Rosewood Academy incidents

Cases led to child abuse charges against co-owner and 2 former employees → Read More

Omaha goes more than two months with no mask mandate citations

No citations have been handed out since Jan. 3, OPD says. → Read More

Animal shelter sues Fremont, other local shelter

After being accused of mismanagement and animal neglect for nearly a year, a Fremont animal shelter is fighting back. → Read More

Fremont to end contract with controversial animal shelter

The nonprofit opened in 1988, and has contracted with the city for years. → Read More

"Costco Exposed" campaign uses undercover video from local farm that supplies Fremont chicken plant

An animal rights organization released a new campaign targeting Costco chicken. It uses video it says is entirely from a local farm that supplies Lincoln Premium Poultry, which provides chickens to Costcos across the western states. → Read More

3 News Now and partners empower children in the community

Studies show children who grow up with books in their home have a substantial advantage over children who do not. → Read More

At Wheatfields, OPD used plainclothes officer to find mask mandate violations

Plainclothes officer used to find mask mandate violations. The department said it's the only time they've used the strategy. → Read More

Omaha gas stations frequently the target of mask mandate complaints, compliance checks

Some instructed not to turn away maskless customers to avoid violent reaction → Read More

Tracking the money in the Eastman/Bacon race

Current Congressman Don Bacon and Democratic challenger Kara Eastman don’t agree on much, including how their campaigns should be funded. In 2018, Eastman pledged to not accept corporate PAC money, something less than two percent of congress members were doing at the time. → Read More

Omaha issues no mask mandate citations

For nearly two months, the City of Omaha has had a mask mandate. Omaha Police and the Douglas County Health Department have received hundreds of complaints, but no citations have been issued, including several businesses with repeat issues. → Read More

COVID-19 test results not reaching local health departments

In most cases, a coronavirus test is processed in a matter of days, but Pottawattamie County's Director of Planning and Development Matt Wyant says it takes even longer for local health departments to find out. → Read More

MOVE IT MONDAY: Working Out Your Abs

Between being stuck at home and stress eating, it’s easy to push off working out. In this week’s Move It Monday we’re focusing on getting our core in shape. → Read More

Move It Mondays: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps

Just because you’re stuck at home, doesn’t mean you can’t get a good workout. In this week’s Move It Monday, Missy Henry with Edge Body Boot Camp shows you how you can work out your upper body. → Read More

Omaha matchmaker offers first date tips ahead of Valentine's Day

Courtney Quinlan’s company Midwest Matchmaking sets up around five to 10 dates a day. → Read More

Struggling with Sleep? Signs you need to see a doctor.

Every year, more and more people list getting better sleep as their New Year's Resolution. Anchor Courtney Johns talked to a sleep expert about what you can do to get a good night's sleep and what some of the signs are that you should see a doctor. → Read More