Collin Ruane, WOWT 6 News

Collin Ruane

WOWT 6 News

Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Collin:

TSA agents give advice to make air travel easier

The Transportation Security Administration collected more than 4,000 firearms at its checkpoints last year. → Read More

Local doctor gives advice on how to avoid measles as number of cases in U.S. continues to grow

Measles cases in the United States are the highest they've been 25 years and expected to continue to rise. → Read More

Volunteers spend Earth Day giving back with Habitat for Humanity

Dozens of volunteers showed up to lend a hand at Habitat for Humanity's Restore Monday. → Read More

Fog puts gray damper on the morning commute

The Friday morning commute ran into a thick blanket of fog draped across the metro. Be sure to leave extra time to negotiate your way through the trouble spots. → Read More

Nebraska Legislature hears testimony on bill to increase safety for road crews

A member of a pothole crew was injured in Omaha and remained in critical condition as of Friday. → Read More

Heartland Flood: NHS helping displaced owners care for pets

As the Heartland recovers from historic flooding, the Nebraska Humane Society has its hands full helping pets and their owners who have been displaced. They have about 60 pets from dogs and cats to parakeets... → Read More

Waterloo police give tour of badly damaged areas

Waterloo Police Chief Tim Donahue surveyed the damage left behind in western Douglas County. Floodwaters have finally gone down enough to see the extent of it. 'To see something basically turn Waterloo... → Read More

Evacuated residents fear for the worst, grateful for support

Areas along the Elkhorn River remained impassable on Saturday due to continuously rising water. → Read More

Residents evacuate along Platte River

Communities near and along the Platte River were on edge early Thursday morning. People there were prepared to head to higher ground at a moment's notice. Just across the river from Yutan, neighbors were... → Read More

Women's Build celebrates International Women's Day

Behind the walls of a house near 18th & Pratt, a transformation began Friday. It was one empowering women to help renovate the space for a local family who will soon call it home. 'There's a sense of... → Read More

Tree removal begins at Gene Leahy Mall

You can't see the future for the trees - so they were coming down at the Gene Leahy Mall Wednesday morning as part of an ambitious redevelopment plan that officially began to unfold. → Read More

Two hurt in Monday house fire sent to burn unit; third victim named as suspect

Omaha Police have released the names of the three victims — one of them a suspect — in a Monday morning house fire. → Read More

Metro group raising awareness of the need for organ donations

With six people being added to the organ transplant waiting list every hour, 8,000 people will die this year waiting for an organ donation. → Read More

Local woman up for national award for charity work

A woman wanting to better the lives of foster kids in the Heartland is now up for a national award. → Read More

Three years after Sarah Root's death, a renewed push for Sarah's Law

Three years after Sarah Root died in a metro traffic accident, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst has launched a new push to shepherd Sarah’s Law through congress. → Read More

Metro weathering the polar plunge

Some of the worst conditions in the metro from this cold blast scraped across the landscape early Wednesday morning. → Read More

First responders extend the reach of life-saving tools

Metro first-responders are adding to their tool belts with new gear that can save lives. → Read More

If you can't see where you're headed, you're going to need a map

There’s a new push taking shape to help metro kids blaze a trail to the future. → Read More

MUD Board approves sale of HQ building to county

The Metropolitan Utilities District put the wheels in motion Wednesday morning to sell its current headquarters building to Douglas County for $6 million. → Read More

Restaurant fire put out quickly

Fire crews battled a fire at The Drover near 73rd and Dorcas Monday morning. → Read More