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Alyssa Curtis


Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Alyssa:

Renters say Omaha is not an affordable city anymore

"You come into the midwest because you would believe the midwest is a lot cheaper than other regions in the country but I really feel like price is getting inflated now." → Read More

Nebraska Mission of Mercy's annual day of service provides free dental care to those in need

Dental care can be hard to afford for many, but you can get free care on Friday and Saturday in Omaha. It's part of Nebraska Mission of Mercy's annual day of service. → Read More

OPPD may push back retirement of some coal-burning units at north Omaha station

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — For over 70 years, coal has been burning in north Omaha to fuel the metro's utilities. Two of these large cylinders burn low sulfur coal and Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) is converting them to natural gas. The other three of these large cylinders at OPPD’s north Omaha station are available to run on natural gas and are being retired. “The direction we're going is good,… → Read More

'Baby Bob' extension bridge will connect riverfront to north downtown Omaha

Bike advocates say they're excited for the bridge extension project to finally move forward, saying it'll make Omaha more accessible and welcoming. → Read More

Rapid at-home tests can diminish spread of COVID

Health officials say rapid at home tests are not as accurate as PCR tests but they do work. → Read More

Recovery efforts continue as two buildings in Neola, Iowa are still heavily damaged

Two large companies near the main street in Neola were heavily damaged by Wednesday's storm. → Read More

Metro COVID hospitalizations high: 'Had they been vaccinated, most of them would not be there.'

Health officials say if an emergency situation occurred in the area, such as the disaster in Kentucky right now, the hospital systems would be "in a world of hurt." → Read More

Doctors would like to see NE COVID-19 dashboard stay

Some doctors say the state needs continuous information that's reflective of the situation. → Read More

Local mentoring organization allows students to showcase social justice through art

The art project stems from a year long conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion. → Read More

Two Americas: Food insecurity widespread in the Omaha metro

Food insecurity in the Omaha metro area is widespread, but affects certain communities more than others. → Read More

Runners take off through the city Sunday for Omaha Marathon

The Omaha marathon is a qualifying event for other races like the Boston and New York City Marathon. → Read More

Huskers fans eagerly watch rival game against University of Oklahoma, 11 years after last matchup

Many fans visited Aksarben Village to enjoy drinks, food and football → 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

Former Creighton basketball coach wants to make the sport more accessible

Coach Chevelle Saunsoci says there's a lot of talent in North Omaha but not many resources to develop the athletes. → Read More

Elementary school in Auburn re-opens following COVID-19 outbreak

Last week, 3 News Now reporter Alyssa Curtis explained that Calvert Elementary in Auburn Public School District temporarily shut down following an outbreak of COVID-19. → Read More

Westside welcomes students and first time teachers back to school on Tuesday

First time teacher Miss Hofmann has special connection to the district → Read More

Tutoring centers and additional programming help combat learning loss due to COVID

Experts say it's going to take about 2 years to get kids back on track. → Read More

Westside schools to require masks for younger students, optional for those eligible for the vaccine

On Monday, Westside Community Schools announced that younger children, pre-K to 6th grade, will be required to wear masks when they start school in the fall. Children under the age of 12 are not yet eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Final steel beam raised on new Douglas County Justice Center

County officials say not only will it allow for more space, but it'll also bring new programs. → Read More

Residents wonder when power will be restored after Friday night's severe storm

OPPD says they're working on it but they have to clear ways to power lines that have been affected by trees → Read More