Rusty Lord, WOWT 6 News

Rusty Lord

WOWT 6 News

Omaha, NE, United States

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Recent articles by Rusty:

6 First Alert: Long stretch of dangerous heat through early next week

6 First Alert Day are in place for intense heat expected to begin this weekend and last into early next week. → Read More

6 First Alert Day: Dangerous record heat this afternoon with triple digits on the way

Get the latest on the severe weather pushing through the Omaha-metro. → Read More

Rusty’s 6 First Alert Forecast - Record heat this afternoon, storm chance tonight

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A mild start in the 60s will turn into a record breaking afternoon for many. The record high today is 94 degrees set in 1934. I have 95 in the forecast for the Omaha metro this afternoon but thankfully it won’t be all that humid to go along with it. Record Heat Today(WOWT)Thursday Forecast(WOWT)Southwest wind gusts up to 35 mph are likely as well today helping to warm us up.… → Read More

UPDATE: Over a dozen confirmed tornadoes in WOWT viewing area so far

Rare December warmth and a powerful storm system combined to produce a severe weather outbreak across the Plains and Midwest. → Read More

Storm knocks out power to thousands in Omaha-metro

A storm swept through the Omaha metro early Wednesday morning leaving about 14,000 OPPD customers without power. → Read More

First Alert Day updates: Storms move through Nebraska and Iowa

Get the latest breaking weather developments. → Read More

El Paso imposes curfew as virus cases overwhelm hospitals

El Paso County has issued a daily curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in hopes of slowing the spread of the virus. → Read More

Jews For Trump car parade stirs protests, fights in New York

Skirmishes broke out between supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump as a Jews For Trump convoy of hundreds of cars draped with American flags and Trump 2020 banners rolled slowly through Manhattan and Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon. → Read More

Power cut to 117,000 customers as California faces fire risk

Pacific Gas & Electric started cutting power Sunday to tens of thousands of California residents and planned outages for many more to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires due to extreme fire weather. → Read More

Mass. couple arrested after death of 14-year-old boy with autism

An autopsy will be performed to determine the victim's exact cause of death and whether further charges are warranted in the case. → Read More

Grand juror speaks after judge ruling in Breonna Taylor case

An anonymous grand juror who sat on the panel last month had sued to speak publicly. → Read More

Will Apple reveal new iPhone 12 next week?

The tech giant has scheduled an Apple Event for Sept. 15. → Read More

Smile!: Katy Perry gives birth to a baby girl named Daisy

The baby is Katy Perry’s first. → Read More

Study: Google searches for anxiety symptoms are up during pandemic

Acute anxiety symptoms can include a racing heart, sweaty palms, upset stomach, trouble breathing, chest pain, dizziness and headache. → Read More

Lord & Taylor is closing all its stores

Lord & Taylor is closing all of its stores after 194 years in business. → Read More

Attorney: Woman was in body bag 2 hours before found alive

The city of Southfield, Michigan, said it's conducting an internal investigation but insisted that the fire and police departments followed procedures. → Read More

Lay’s BBQ chips recalled over allergy concerns

Frito-Lay is recalling barbecue flavored potato chips that may contain undeclared milk products. → Read More

Triceratops skull excavated in South Dakota

The geology professor and students unearthed a Triceratops skull that weighed 3,000 pounds → Read More

National Weather Service estimates derecho winds topped out near 130 mph in Iowa

Central & Eastern Iowa. (WOWT) - As more and more assessment of the damage takes place following the derecho that moved through the Great Plains and Midwest, we continue to learn more about just how strong the winds were. The worst of the damage continues to be found in Linn, Jones and Cedar counties in Eastern Iowa. While the strongest measured wind gust from the Derecho was 112 mph in… → Read More

Tuesday marks 100 years since women were guaranteed the right to vote in US

For decades, several generations of women’s suffrage advocates marched, lobbied and practiced civil disobedience to get women the right to vote. → Read More