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Omaha World Herald

The owner of a Nebraska dry-cleaning business has pleaded no contest to charges that accused him of causing the explosion that destroyed his business. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 54-year-old Michael McKernan of Valley entered the plea Thursday to second-degree arson and burning to defraud an insurer. McKernan owned Wardrobe Spa. He was there on Oct. 7, 2018, when the building exploded. Deputy Sarpy County Attorney Ben Perlman said McKernan had intentionally drilled holes into gas lines that connected to a dryer and a furnace.

Paradise Lakes Mobile Homes Slated for Destruction

Feb 28, 2020

A flood-damaged mobile home park in Bellevue will be torn down. Bellevue city officials say demolition of more than 200 mobile homes at Paradise Lakes will start in about 30 days. The mobile homes were condemned after they were damaged by floodwaters in March 2019.  The mobile homes have attracted looters and have been the scene of house fires over the past year.