John Oakey, KETV NewsWatch 7

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KETV NewsWatch 7

Omaha, NE, United States

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Healthy Thanksgiving leftover ideas

HEALTHY LEFT OVER IDEA. SO HERE WE ARE AT THANKSGIVING. PROBABLY THINKING WE HAVE GOT TURKEY GOING ON. BUT WHO ABOUT THE DAY AFTER, AND THE DAY AFTER THAT? WE GET KIND OF TIRED OFNG DOI THE SAME THINGS. LAURA: YOU ARE TIRED OF COOKING AN EDATING A LOT OF HEAVY FOOD SOMETIMES. SO WHAT ARE SOME LIGHTER OPTIONS THAT WE CAN EAT HEALTHIER? I PUT TOGETHER JUST A SIMPLE WRAP YEAR RFO US -- HERE FORS. U… → Read More

Simple, easy turkey leftover ideas

EMERGED A DIETITIAN. SOME IDEAS FOR THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS. FORGET THE TURKEY SANDWICHES, TURKEY CASSEROLES. YOU HAVE SOME GOOD IDEAS FOR US. >> ALSO GOA OD IDEA FOR GAME DAY. WE ARE GOING TO BE MAKING TURKEY NACH HOSERE. WE HAD OUR BASE OF SOME BEANITOS CHI.PS WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THESE OTHER THAN JUST REGURLA TORTILLAS, THEY ARE HIGHER IN FIBER AND PROTEIN BECAUSE THEY ARE MADE FROM BNSEA,… → Read More

Pre-made Thanksgiving meal could be an option

Plus, tips for cooking a better turkey and mashed potato → Read More

Former Bellevue police officer found dead

Craig Wiech was scheduled to appear in court Monday → Read More

Papillion man owns Glacier guide company in Iceland

We first met Ryan Newburn in 2015. The Papillion man had returned from a six-month trip walking across Japan. He was preparing to walk across New Zealand and Australia. Since then, Newburn's life has changed direction, but the adventures continue."If you would have told me then what I'd be doing now I wouldn't believe you," said Newburn. "The original plan was to do all these long walks for five… → Read More

Cool down at Omaha splashpads

It's hot, you don't have access to a pool, so why not hit one of the metro's splashpads."For cooling off, spray grounds all over Omaha,"says Kim Reiner. "We have been to possibly all of them at every city park. We like Benson Park, it's a nice big one.""Oh My! Omaha" blogger Reiner says splash pads are the perfect, free way to cool down. Her favorite is Benson Park. It's a big location. But you… → Read More

Thinking outside the box for free family fun

It's a summer staple in Omaha. Jazz on the Green is back. It might not seem like a great place to take kids, but Oh My! Omaha blogger Kim Reiner has some ideas to keep them entertained."In July, we like to go have fun at Jazz on the Green," says Kim Reiner. "Pack a picnic, bring a bag of distractions if they get bored with dancing."Reiner says the event at Midtown Crossing's Turner Park is the… → Read More

Nebraska and Iowa Passport programs offer free fun

Nebraska and Iowa's Passport programs offer you an incentive to visit parts of the state you might not have considered. There are two spots around the metro you can visit that are free and fun for kids. One is obvious, the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian bridge. It stretches from Iowa to Nebraska."Over in Council Bluffs, the pedestrian bridge is one of the stops," says Kim Reiner. "Kids can go get their… → Read More

Take the kids to the Joslyn Museum

You know the Joslyn Museum's beauty inside and out. There is a lot of history. For most kids, that may seem boring. So send the kids downstairs to Art Works."They have a great space downstairs, Art Works," says Kim Reiner. "Hands-on activities for kids. Usually inspired by traveling exhibits, permanent ones, so you learn a little, too."Reiner writes the "Oh My! Omaha" blog. She says to also… → Read More

Summer fun: Heron Haven and Fontenelle Forest

The warm weather and sunshine should encourage you to get outdoors.We caught up with blogger Kim Reiner who writes the "Oh My Omaha: Exploring Omaha and Beyond" blog. She told us about a hidden free way to explore nature near 120th Street and West Maple Road. It's called Heron Haven."There are trails and a boardwalk over the pond," And it's great for bird watching, frogs. My kids always find… → Read More

'The opportunity to get it looking like it does is incredible': CWS Inc. helps local team get its field back

'The opportunity to get it looking like it does is incredible': CWS Inc. helps local team get its field back $50,000 grant restores flooded field The floods of 2019 devastated the area. Valley was hit and also lost their high school and legion baseball field. But thanks to a grant provided by the College World Series, the field is back, better than ever."When you got here the parking lot was… → Read More

Volunteers play important role at College World Series

The College World Series has been a part of Omaha for over 70 years. Volunteers have played a big role during that time. Josh Point has been a College World Series Ambassador since 2003. The Bellevue West and UNO grad grew up going to games at Rosenblatt. Now, he gives back as a volunteer."We provide an experience here in Omaha that's not replicated elsewhere," Point said. "Sometimes, we take it… → Read More

Arrest in Council Bluffs stabbing

Council Bluffs Police have arrested a man for a weekend stabbing.Police say they found 39-year-old Carnell Walker near 21st Street and Third Avenue Saturday night. Walker went to the hospital with multiple stab wounds. Police arrested 50-year-old Dennis Ruppe. He faces charges of attempted murder, willful injury and aggravated assault. COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Council Bluffs Police have arrested a… → Read More

Early city planners set a plan for our parks and boulevards

Back in the late 1800s, Omaha's early city planners laid out a plan for our parks and boulevards. It's paid off. → Read More

Visiting Omaha's past on the South Gold Coast

"This is where they originally built their mansions. Had great views of Downtown and the river." → Read More

Millionaires and Mansions: Exploring Omaha's North Gold Coast

The Durham Museum resumes its River City History Tours → Read More

You can learn about Omaha's bootlegging history

"He was the Al Capone of Omaha. He really had his hands in politics and city services." → Read More

Garth Brooks coming back to Nebraska

Garth Brooks is coming back to Nebraska. The country music star will play in Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Aug. 14. This will be the first musical event at the stadium in 34 years.Gov. Pete Ricketts released a statement this morning. “We are thrilled to welcome Garth Brooks back to the Cornhusker State," said Ricketts. "Memorial Stadium is the perfect venue for this historic concert as everything… → Read More

Local gym uses 'smart fitness' technology for workouts

"The robotic machine diagnosis exercises for that individual based on their strength...So we work them at their highest intensity." → Read More

Carjacking leads to pursuit, arrest

A carjacking and pursuit ends with an arrest early Tuesday morning. Omaha police say a man with a weapon, stole a truck near 90th Street and Tomahawk Boulevard. Officers later spotted the truck about a mile and a half south of the area and started a pursuit.OPD tells KETV the suspect jumped out near 121st and Parker streets. The suspect tried to run, but was caught. Police say he has a felony… → Read More