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Fresh Thyme Stores In Omaha And Lincoln Announce Closure

Sep 29, 2020

Fresh Thyme grocery stores in Omaha and Lincoln are closing.  Local store management tells the Omaha World-Herald the two remaining stores in Omaha and the store in Lincoln will shut down.  There's no specific closing date as of yet. The company closed stores in Omaha and Grand Island last November.

KPTM

New details are being revealed in the case of a man who is accused of planting a fake bomb in downtown Omaha.  Prosecutors say 25-year-old Thomas Trouba had 863 pounds of marijuana, more than 400-thousand-dollars in cash and other drugs when he was arrested.  Surveillance footage shows Trouba allegedly placing two suspicious packages outside the courthouse last Friday.  Bond in the case has been set at two-million-dollars.  

Fall Enrollment At UNO Highest Since 1992

Sep 9, 2020
UNO

Fall enrollment at the University of Nebraska-Omaha is the largest in nearly 30 years.  The school says the 15-thousand-892 students is the biggest enrollment number since 1992. The university also says the two-thousand-220 freshmen is the largest first-year class in a decade.

Local Food & Education Resources

Mar 16, 2020
Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt

Lawmaker Proposes Train System

Jan 15, 2020

A Nebraska lawmaker is proposing a new train system to link the state's two largest cities.  State Senator Adam Morfeld unveiled a proposal yesterday that calls for building a train system between Lincoln and Omaha.  Morfeld says a train system would boost each city's economy and help attract jobs.  The proposal also calls for a study to be conducted to determine the cost and economic impact of the project.

 

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen Signs Off Feb 2020

Dec 9, 2019
PRX

Public media organization PRX says Studio 360, hosted by author and Omaha native Kurt Andersen, is wrapping up production and broadcast distribution.

The final broadcast episode of Studio 360 is set to air by the end of February 2020 and will be succeeded by Oregon Public Radio's variety show Live Wire with Luke Burbank.

Moth Radio Hour Comes to Omaha

Jan 23, 2019
https://themoth.org

The Moth Radio Hour is coming to Omaha's Rose Theater Thursday, March 7th!

The Moth is a non-profit dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Since launching in 1997, The Moth has presented over 35,000 true personal stories, told live, without notes, to standing-room-only audiences around the globe.

(Omaha, NE)  --  The fight is continuing over a historic building in Omaha.  The owner of the property at 18th and Howard says the Omaha Planning Board voted yesterday to recommend local landmark status for the building.  The Douglas County Board advanced a plan last month to acquire the building by eminent domain and tear it down to build a new juvenile justice center.  The planning board's recommendation will go to the Omaha City Council for its consideration.

A public-private partnership could be used to fund a new VA hospital in Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in an Omaha slaying case that sparked a courthouse brawl.

DALLAS (AP) — A standoff at some Dallas apartments has ended in an incident that began as officers tried serving a warrant in a Nebraska shooting.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha could get a $136 million medical facility built next to the ailing veterans hospital if a public-private initiative is carried through.

A series of workshops this month in Omaha look to educate parents and teens on responsible use of social media and smart devices.

Neighbors opposing proposed Omaha outdoor shooting range

Mar 2, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some neighbors say Omaha would be breaking a promise if it were to build an outdoor shooting range at the city's Public Safety Training Center.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former ultrasound technician accused of fondling patients will serve four to five years in prison.

Power restored to Creighton campus following Tuesday outage

Mar 2, 2016

Power is back on in 12 buildings at Creighton University that lost electricity Tuesday morning.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says community policing and more officers on the streets are making a difference in the city.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nobel Peace Prize winner who advocates for girls and women and education will speak in Omaha this summer at a fundraising lunch for Girls Inc.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The brother of a crew member for the TV show "Cops" who was killed by a police bullet in 2014 while filming a shootout has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an armed Omaha man has been hospitalized after a standoff with officers.

Omaha Fire Chief retiring in May

Feb 24, 2016

Omaha Fire Chief Bernard Kanger plans to retire in May.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha firefighters are training in body armor so they can help police with crime scenes when they're needed to save lives.

Omaha's Dundee Theater to become Film Streams' second venue

Feb 24, 2016
Alley Poyner Macchietto/Film Streams

A historic movie theater in Omaha’s Dundee neighborhood will continue on.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman who authorities say was bitten by a tiger while trespassing at the Omaha zoo has been arrested in another case and accused of trying to bite an officer.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been hospitalized for smoke inhalation after an Omaha fire that displaced at least 15 people.

Creating Camelot exhibit comes to Omaha's Durham Museum

Feb 19, 2016

A new exhibit at Omaha’s Durham Museum takes you in to the personal life and presidential campaign of John F. Kennedy.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal authorities have indicted an Omaha woman accused of selling thousands of worthless airline vouchers.

Girls Who Code Club coming to Omaha

Feb 18, 2016

An Omaha Public Library branch will be the home of a Girls Who Code club.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Parents, teachers and others will be able to grade health and sex education textbooks over the next few weeks to help the district choose materials that meet the Omaha school district's new sex education content standards.

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A funeral Mass is scheduled Wednesday for two men who were slain helping their sister move from the Omaha home she was sharing with a man who police say killed the brothers.

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