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  • Illegal Dumping: Tires Pile Up on South Omaha Lot

    Illegal Dumping: Tires Pile Up on South Omaha Lot

    Illegal Dumping: Tires Pile Up on South Omaha Lot

    OMAHA (KPTM)- Who would dump trash near a local school in Omaha? That’s exactly what’s happening near an Omaha elementary school where hundreds of tires have been dumped, and even a toilet. “It’s just everywhere, it makes you sick,” said South Omaha Citizen Patrol Agent, Boss Hog. Boss said tires have been piling up near the area of 17th and Q for days. “We can’t spend 24/7 watching it. But who knows? They sneak in the middle of the night-day-or whatever to do what they got to do, dump them,...More >>
    OMAHA (KPTM)- Who would dump trash near a local school in Omaha? That’s exactly what’s happening near an Omaha elementary school where hundreds of tires have been dumped, and even a toilet. “It’s just everywhere, it makes you sick,” said South Omaha Citizen Patrol Agent, Boss Hog. Boss said tires have been piling up near the area of 17th and Q for days. “We can’t spend 24/7 watching it. But who knows? They sneak in the middle of the night-day-or whatever to do what they got to do, dump them,...More >>
  • Teens Find New Way To Legally Get High

    Teens Find New Way To Legally Get High

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (KPTM) - A quick search on YouTube and Twitter shows "Beezin" is picking up steam.It involves people applying a light layer of Burt's Bees natural lip balm wax on their eyelids.Those who are into "Beezin" say it adds to experience of being drunk or high.Others say it helps to keep them alert.So what's exactly causes that tingling sensation in Burt's Beeswax?Dr. Brett Cauthen at Today Clinic looked over the ingredients and offered us a quick explanation."It's the pepper...More >>
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (KPTM) - A quick search on YouTube and Twitter shows "Beezin" is picking up steam.It involves people applying a light layer of Burt's Bees natural lip balm wax on their eyelids.Those who are into "Beezin" say it adds to experience of being drunk or high.Others say it helps to keep them alert.So what's exactly causes that tingling sensation in Burt's Beeswax?Dr. Brett Cauthen at Today Clinic looked over the ingredients and offered us a quick explanation."It's the pepper...More >>
  • Severe Weather Watch: Omaha Area Part of Damaging Storm Outbreak Forecast

    Severe Weather Watch: Omaha Area Part of Damaging Storm Outbreak Forecast

    OMAHA (KPTM) - While remaining on a localized level through Tuesday, severe weather will ramp up across the Plains on Wednesday.The stage is being set for violent thunderstorms to line the central and southern Plains later Wednesday afternoon and night, from Nebraska to west-central Texas.Cities in the path of the outbreak include North Platte, McCook, Omaha and Grand Island, Neb.; Dodge City and Russell, Kan.; Gage and Clinton, Okla.; and Childress, Abilene and San Angelo, Texas.The worst of...More >>
    OMAHA (KPTM) - While remaining on a localized level through Tuesday, severe weather will ramp up across the Plains on Wednesday.The stage is being set for violent thunderstorms to line the central and southern Plains later Wednesday afternoon and night, from Nebraska to west-central Texas.Cities in the path of the outbreak include North Platte, McCook, Omaha and Grand Island, Neb.; Dodge City and Russell, Kan.; Gage and Clinton, Okla.; and Childress, Abilene and San Angelo, Texas.The worst of...More >>
  • Jobs...Omaha Center Helps Foster Youth Find Them

    Jobs...Omaha Center Helps Foster Youth Find Them

    By: Leah Uko luko@kptm.com OMAHA (KPTM) – For many foster kids, finding their first job isn’t easy. Starting Monday, a program aimed at helping foster youth land jobs will be held at the Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center. The Project Employment Program, hosted by Project Everlast and Goodwill Industries, covers how to create a resume and cover letter, interviewing techniques, dress code and other skills people need in order to enter and stay in the workforce. Sierra Johnso...More >>
    By: Leah Uko luko@kptm.com OMAHA (KPTM) – For many foster kids, finding their first job isn’t easy. Starting Monday, a program aimed at helping foster youth land jobs will be held at the Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center. The Project Employment Program, hosted by Project Everlast and Goodwill Industries, covers how to create a resume and cover letter, interviewing techniques, dress code and other skills people need in order to enter and stay in the workforce. Sierra Johnso...More >>
  • Rescue Group in Omaha Needs Help

    Rescue Group in Omaha Needs Help

    A rescue group fears it won’t be able to continue to foster pets without owners much longer if it can’t get more donations. The Homeward Bound in the Heartland is asking the public to donate dog and cat food, cat and puppy formula, animal toys, cat litter and any other basic needs to help foster its animals. “Anything that will entertain a cat is a good thing,” said Karen Laikko who was fostering two cats. The rescue group takes in animal...More >>
    A rescue group fears it won’t be able to continue to foster pets without owners much longer if it can’t get more donations. The Homeward Bound in the Heartland is asking the public to donate dog and cat food, cat and puppy formula, animal toys, cat litter and any other basic needs to help foster its animals. “Anything that will entertain a cat is a good thing,” said Karen Laikko who was fostering two cats. The rescue group takes in animal...More >>
  • Stir Concert Cove Season Pass Giveaway CONTEST RULES

    Stir Concert Cove Season Pass Giveaway CONTEST RULES

    FOX 42 KPTM  Stir Concert Cove Season Pass Giveaway CONTEST RULESWho Can Enter 1.  To be eligible to participate in this contest, entrants must be U.S. residents who are 19 years of age or older and resideMore >>
    FOX 42 KPTM  Stir Concert Cove Season Pass Giveaway CONTEST RULESWho Can Enter 1.  To be eligible to participate in this contest, entrants must be U.S. residents who are 19 years of age or older and resideMore >>
  • Vote For Dominick: Disabled Teen Needs Help Winning Wheelchair Accessible Van

    Vote For Dominick: Disabled Teen Needs Help Winning Wheelchair Accessible Van

    By: Melina Matthes MMatthes@kptm.com COUNCIL BLUFFS (kptm) - A local disabled teenager needs your help. He's a finalist entered in a national contest. The top four win a new wheelchair accessibleMore >>
    16-Year-Old Dominick Overman has cerebral palsy.  His family says they can't afford a wheelchair accessible van, so they're trying to gather enough votes to win one.More >>
  • Border Problems: Fiancée Denied Entrance to US Because of Internet, Man Says

    Border Problems: Fiancée Denied Entrance to US Because of Internet, Man Says

    OMAHA (KPTM)-  One Omaha man said his fiancée wasn't allowed back into the United States when traveling from Canada because of an Internet search. "People treated as criminals that are coming in with good intentions,More >>
    OMAHA (KPTM)-  One Omaha man said his fiancée wasn't allowed back into the United States when traveling from Canada because of an Internet search. "People treated as criminals that are coming in with good intentions,More >>
  • Laura Berry - Reporter

    Laura Berry - Reporter

    Laura joined the Fox 42 News team  in June of 2013 as a Video Journalist. She comes to KPTM from KOLN in Lincoln, Nebraska where she worked as a Video Journalist and fill-in anchor . Laura's educationalMore >>
    Laura joined the Fox 42 News team  in June of 2013 as a Video Journalist. She comes to KPTM from KOLN in Lincoln, Nebraska where she worked as a Video Journalist and fill-in anchor . Laura's educationalMore >>
  • REGIONAL NATIONAL SALES ASSISTANT

    REGIONAL NATIONAL SALES ASSISTANT

    REGIONAL NATIONAL SALES ASSISTANT Make your mark in Broadcasting. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the nation, programming 167More >>
    REGIONAL NATIONAL SALES ASSISTANT Make your mark in Broadcasting. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the nation, programming 167More >>
  • Caught On Camera: Crooks Stealing Surveillance Cameras Around Omaha

    Caught On Camera: Crooks Stealing Surveillance Cameras Around Omaha

    By: Melina Matthes MMatthes@kptm.com OMAHA (kptm) - You may think having surveillance at your business will protect your hard work, but think again. Police said crooks are stealing security camerasMore >>
    Police say they're looking for the person responsible for stealing security cameras around town.More >>
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