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Kent Luetzen


Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Kent:

Positively the Heartland: Nebraska nonprofit prepares to welcome more than 700 Afghan refugees

A local partnership aims to greet Afghan refugees with a warm meal once they land in the Omaha area. → Read More

Proof of vaccine or negative COVID test needed for Eagles concert Tuesday night

After taking a short rest stop during the pandemic, the Eagles are back in the fast lane and are making a stop at the CHI Health Center. → Read More

Applejack Festival to bring thousands to Nebraska City

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (KMTV) — Thousands of people will be pouring into Nebraska City during the next few weeks. The Applejack Festival will span the next three weekends and Arbor Day Farms is ready. 3 News Now reporter Kent Luetzen spoke with Connie Van Nostrand about the festival and tells us what to expect. → Read More

"Daegan Page was all in on life": Marine Cpl. Daegan Page laid to rest at Omaha National Cemetery

Twenty-three-year-old Corporal Daegan Page will be laid to rest on Friday. → Read More

Huskers take on Bluejays in Wednesday night volleyball match

Red will meet blue tonight on the court of CHI Health Center. → Read More

Wildfire smoke impacting air quality in the metro

You can see it when you step outside. Smoke from wildfires burning in Canada and the western U.S. is now in the metro area, impacting our air quality. → Read More

Lack of testing brings concern that Delta variant will go unchecked

The TestNebraska program recently ended, but now the number of COVID-19 cases is rising across the country. → Read More

Landmark settlement agreement reached in opioid epidemic

As the opioid crisis worsens with new synthetic drugs, Nebraska will likely see millions of dollars in the next few years to help fight this epidemic. → Read More

Cleanup underway in the metro after Friday's severe storms

Trees down, streets blocked off, power outages and traffic issues are the aftermaths of Friday night's storm. → Read More

I-80 to be under construction through summer

Starting Tuesday, all traffic from 78th street to 87th street will shift to eastbound lanes. → Read More

Omaha Fire Dept. offers safety tips ahead of holiday weekend

The Omaha Fire Department says families need to stay aware to prevent accidents throughout the weekend. → Read More

Omaha Food Lovers, Inner Rail Food Hall team up for Vacation in the Village

Inner Rail Food Hall is teaming up with Omaha Food Lovers on Saturday for the ultimate foodie experience. → Read More

College World Series events kick off Friday

The College World Series is back and the fun starts Friday night! → Read More

Record hot temperatures bring health risks

It doesn't take long out in the heat to start experiencing medical issues. → Read More

La Vista community to celebrate Ryan Larsen’s 12th birthday Tuesday as search continues

Larsen's 12th birthday will be celebrated by community members Tuesday evening at Central Park in La Vista. → Read More

Mallgoers share experiences of Westroads Mall shooting

Hundreds of people were inside Westroads Mall as a shooting occurred on Saturday, many either hiding in bathrooms and closets or some evacuating the mall immediately → Read More

Rep. Don Bacon says he had COVID-19 in late 2020; hopes others will get vaccine

Rep. Don Bacon told 3 News Now that he caught COVID-19 in late 2020. He hopes others strongly consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Bars welcome St. Patrick's Day crowds after canceling events last year

Wednesday is St. Patrick’s Day, and like last year, the holiday comes amid concerns about the pandemic. But unlike last year, there's a vaccine and we know more about COVID-19. → Read More

Meet the Omaha baby born in a hospital parking garage

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — It's not your typical childbirth story, but it's one an Omaha couple will tell for the rest of their lives. It started with an early morning walk to the bathroom and ended in the parking garage at Nebraska Medicine. 3 News Now reporter Kent Luetzen has more on how Baby Astrid entered this world in the story above. → Read More

Nebraska lawmakers discuss conversion therapy ban

On Friday, state lawmakers will hear testimony about a proposed law banning conversion therapy. → Read More