Katherine Garcia, KETV NewsWatch 7

Katherine Garcia

KETV NewsWatch 7

Omaha, NE, United States

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Recent articles by Katherine:

Pandemic affects Nebraska's achievement gap

New department of education report shows student test scores are lower than average → Read More

Nebraska health officials weigh in on six omicron cases identified in the state

Just once week since the omicron made headlines, six Nebraskans test positive for the new strain → Read More

BBB warns holiday shoppers of fake social media ads

Scammers steal small business' pictures, create fake companies and promote bogus deals on Facebook and Instagram → Read More

Nurse describes inside of Nebraska Medicine COVID-19 ICU

As of Tuesday, 21 people were in those COVID-19 intensive care units → Read More

Metro health systems are on-guard as omicron variant bolsters

On the heels of a major travel weekend, the new omicron variant of COVID-19 could already be here → Read More

Black Friday gets a late start at Metro shopping centers

Between the Husker game and the option of shopping online, there were fewer early holiday shoppers this year → Read More

'It's so great,': Travelers prepare to celebrate thanksgiving in person

Masked travelers came and went this Thanksgiving, ready to reunite with family members and friends. → Read More

'Try not to have that holiday dinner with a side of COVID': UNMC doctor urges caution ahead of gatherings

Dr. Mark Rupp warns you don't want to be the one putting your grandparents and some immunocompromised family members at risk → Read More

Omaha City Council takes first steps in developing a climate action plan

A new proposal could strengthen the fight against climate change in Omaha, but some advocates say the city is already behind → Read More

With few hospital beds open around Nebraska, rural health districts struggle to provide care for patients

Nebraska's rural health departments are watching COVID-19 cases go up and the number of available beds go down → Read More

Make some merry memories at Santa's Rock n Lights

This year, Santa's Rock n Lights is bigger and better. The drive-thru animated light show is open through Jan. 2. You can bump to holiday tunes playing in sync with colorful lights on the mile-long stretch of trail.It takes about six or seven days to build the entire lighted trail, spotted with mega dinosaurs, Santa on his sleigh and rows of Christmas trees. Michael Fox manages the crew to put… → Read More

UNMC trains first responders on high stakes domestic violence situations

Officials say this kind of training is only needed once or twice a year, but first responders need to be ready for these situations in the field every day → Read More

Health authorities worried about post-holiday surge in COVID-19

Doctors say if you're coming to the dinner table this Thanksgiving, you should be fully vaccinated → Read More

Omaha and Lincoln city leaders hold summit

The agenda was packed with topics including mass transit, climate change action and affordable housing → Read More

Lutheran Family Services resettle Afghan refugees

The organization has resettled nearly 200 refugees in the Metro since the initial airlift from Kabul → Read More

2022 Olympic curling trials take off with goal to bring in record-breaking crowds

This is the second time Omaha is hosting the trials at Baxter Arena, attracting more than 22,000 people in eight days back in 2017. → Read More

Annual Hy-Vee Veterans Day Breakfast becomes tradition for Metro current and former service members

All military members also receive a 15% discount on Veterans Day at all Hy-Vee locations → Read More

Suspect in KorVanta Hill's murder tacks on violent felony charge

Elijah Robinson is accused of strangling his 17-year-old girlfriend and child's mother, threatening to kill her multiple times. → Read More

Commissioners discuss gap in mental health care options within Douglas County Corrections

The corrections director says he's in full support of adding more programs and new facilities to treat inmates with several mental illness → Read More

Health systems pleased with turnout from kids at vaccine clinics

Many parents said their kids are as excited about the shot as they are → Read More