Updated: 7:53 AM Authorities say a 52-year-old woman who was pointing a flare gun has been shot by an Omaha officer. A police new release says the incident occurred around 8:45 p.m. Thursday in north-central Omaha. Officers had been dispatched to the home of Madonna Runco. Runco told them her daughter was playing music too loudly in the garage and said the woman, Paula Moen, had a mental illness.
Posted: 5:09 PM An eastbound coal train and westbound train carrying cargo containers collided Thursday morning derailing 13 coal cars and 22 cars of the intermodal cargo train --which carries ocean-going containers on flatbed cars. That's more train cars than originally reported.
Posted: 5:42 AM Many Republican leaders are pushing their party to accept a more welcoming U.S. immigration policy, arguing that it will make the GOP more appealing to Hispanic voters whose numbers are growing rapidly.
Posted: 4:49 AM Despite wet weather in April, the amount of water flowing into the Missouri River remains below normal because of slow runoff and the ongoing drought.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday that the cold weather reduced the amount of runoff from snowmelt in the past month.
Updated: 5:26 AM The Omaha Police Department is conducting training this week for newly appointed gang unit officers.
Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says the class will focus on gang identification and investigations, situational tactical training and narcotics investigations. There also will be a strong emphasis on community relations and community outreach.
Updated: 4:05 AM The California agency overseeing national health care reforms was granted sweeping authority to conceal spending on contractors that will perform most of its functions.
The degree of secrecy the Legislature gave Covered California appears unique among states attempting to establish their own health insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama's health law.
Posted: 11:10 PM The head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency says that the Obama administration has discussed declassifying key data on U.S. missile defense in order to provide it to Russia.
The administration has been exploring how to ease Russian concerns that the U.S. missile defense shield is aimed at countering Russia's nuclear arsenal.
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