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15-year-old student arrested after bringing gun to Omaha South High School  Omaha World-Herald

A 15-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday morning after bringing a gun to Omaha South High School, police said. The investigation began when one student said ...



'Tight-knit' Omaha South High staff make Goodfellows fundraising fun  Omaha World-Herald

For most high school students, finals week means headaches. Cramming. Begging. But for students at Omaha South High School, it also means Christmas ...



OPS will pay $675000 to family of teacher who died after breaking up fight  Omaha World-Herald

The OPS school board on Monday night approved a lump sum payment of $675000 to the family of Tom Dickey. The settlement was negotiated in the Nebraska ...



Omaha South senior can squat 700 pounds, plans to study physics at Creighton  Omaha World-Herald

"As lifting started to go on and on, I could see those changes of going from a little Butterball to somebody who looks like he takes his life seriously," Vincent.



Final school performance ratings give Omaha, Millard schools a boost  Omaha World-Herald

The Nebraska Department of Education has finally completed performance ratings for public schools, and there is good news for the Omaha Public Schools.



Omaha South High School mourns teacher Tom Dickey  KMTV - 3 News Now

Grief counselors are on hand as students and staff at Omaha South High School are dealing with the unexpected death of a teacher. School leaders say Tom ...



South High teacher helped break up fight before he died; 'We lost a friend and lost a colleague,' principal says  Omaha World-Herald

A South High educator who died unexpectedly Tuesday was taken to the hospital complaining he did not feel well after he helped break up a student fight.



Photos: KHS vs Omaha South boys basketball  Kearney Hub

Kearney High School vs Omaha South boys basketball in the first round of Class A boys state basketball Thursday in Lincoln.



24 Nebraska school districts, including OPS, rated as 'needs improvement' in state report  Omaha World-Herald

New test scores and ratings also identify 156 schools as needing improvement, including some suburban ones.



Five alumni to be inducted into Omaha South High School Hall of Fame  Omaha World-Herald

Five alumni will be inducted into the 2017 Omaha South High School Hall of Fame at a brunch on Oct. 7. The honorees are Margaret (Covalciuc) Munnelly, Vic ...



Nursing teacher Dorothy Patach, 95, 'cared deeply' about South Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

She believed that being human meant serving others,” Jennifer Katz said. “She just wanted to make people better and feel better, and you do that by giving.”



Blair sophomore competes at state powerlifting meet  Blair Enterprise Publishing

Blair sophomore Hailey Baker competed and finished fourth at the Class A state powerlifting championships March 2 at Omaha South High School.



Two students detained, one with a BB gun, after Fremont High School put on lockdown  Omaha World-Herald

The high school was put on lockdown around 4 p.m. Thursday after receiving an unconfirmed report of someone entering the building, possibly with a gun.



Gross High turns 50 years old; three generations of one family have called it home  Omaha World-Herald

Gross Catholic High School's 50th anniversary celebration will start with a pre-game tailgate before Friday's homecoming game against Schuyler Central High ...



14-year-old accused of bringing BB gun to Fremont High is arrested on suspicion of terroristic threats  Omaha World-Herald

School was in session Friday, and everything appeared to be back to normal at Fremont High Friday morning, according to a person who answered the phone at ...



Omaha South curriculum specialist Tom Dickey dies unexpectedly  KETV Omaha

Omaha South High School curriculum specialist Tom Dickey died unexpectedly Tuesday, school officials announced in a note to students and staff. An Omaha ...



Omaha South High School works to repair turf torn by car accident  KETV Omaha

Crews at Omaha South High School are trying to figure out how to fix the damage a car left after crashing onto the football field over the weekend. The flipped ...



Omaha South cheer team performs at Holiday Bowl; other local school news and events  Omaha World-Herald

The cheer team from Omaha South High School performed Dec. 27 at the Holiday Bowl Qualcomm Stadium, in San Diego.



JROTC cadets raise money to attend 75th anniversary for D-Day in Normandy, France  KETV Omaha

This summer marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France. For the last two years JROTC cadets across the Metro have raised funds, hoping to be ...



Lincoln Pius X says student's posting about bringing a gun to school was a joke  Omaha World-Herald

The student admitted to the posting, the school said.



Fern Watanabe, an astute busineswoman and loving mom, dies at 95  Omaha World-Herald

Fern Watanabe was committed to the success of young women in business so she started a scholarship at South High School for girls who wanted to pursue ...



Gun found in student's backpack at South High, two arrested  WOWT

Two Omaha South High School students were arrested Friday after a gun was found in one of their backpacks.



Weidner models dress at Omaha Fashion Week  Albionnewsonline

By Gabby Christensen At just 15 years of age, Boone Central freshman and Boone County 4-H member Claire Weidner received the opportunity to not only ...



An Omaha waitress served Warren Buffett for 10 years—here's what she learned from him  CNBC

Warren Buffett's longtime waitress Ellen Augustine explains what she learned while serving the Oracle of Omaha steaks for a decade.



Late goal, saves give Omaha Westside boys Metro Conference soccer title over Omaha South  Omaha World-Herald

One big goal, two highlight saves and a third win in as many nights gave Omaha Westside a conference title Wednesday evening.



Shaving the stigma: OPS teacher lets students buzz head before chemo treatments  KETV Omaha

'I just figured if I had to cut it anyways, I might as well make it fun'



Gillen, Robert Francis | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Gillen, Robert Francis Apr 11, 1946 - Oct 2, 2018 Bob Gillen grew up in the home of his grandparents, James and Martha (O'Leary) Gillen, in South Omaha.



Museums in the greater Omaha area | Metro Guide  Omaha World-Herald

14057 Flanagan Blvd., Boys Town; 402-498-1185; www.boystown.org. Presents the 101-year history of Boys Town through permanent exhibits. Discover how ...



Steven M. Sipple: Bunch's story already intriguing, and it could get much better  Lincoln Journal Star

Andrew Bunch took a sizable gulp of limelight this week as several members of the robust Nebraska football media corps sought him out to tell his story.



Family of South High student who died after fainting on bus wonders if recent car crash could be related  Omaha World-Herald

The family of 16-year-old Graciela Cabrera is searching for answers after her sudden death Tuesday.



Lance's Journal: From refugee camp to law school  1011now

Gat Ramdiet is living what he calls, 'The American dream.' But about 20 years ago, he was just trying to survive as his country was involved in a decade long ...



Omaha South High Senior trying to bring a voice to the voiceless  91.5 KIOS-FM

It took Jessica Mendoza, a senior at South High School, five tries to make it to the United States from Mexico.



Ex-South High coach's job dispute with Douglas County reveals 2002 allegations of sex with teen  Omaha World-Herald

An employment dispute at the Douglas County Youth Center has unearthed decade-old allegations of sexual misconduct by a former basketball coach at ...



Nebraska interim athletic director Dave Rimington has deep Omaha roots  KETV Omaha

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln named Dave Rimington as its interim athletic director Tuesday. The announcement comes five days after Chancellor Ronnie ...



Victory Boxing hosts fundraiser honoring alum who lost fight with opioid addiction  KETV Omaha

The Victory Boxing alum died from an overdose in 2016.



The familiar blends with the fresh in Omaha Symphony's holiday concert  Omaha World-Herald

"Billy Elliott" spin-off is sure to put a twinkle in your eye.



Henry Doorly Zoo academy student paints a photo of Sam the giraffe for his mourning keepers  Omaha World-Herald

Haley Estlund painted a plaque of Sam and his daughter Penelope for zookeepers.



Full-ride scholarship offers incentive for MCC students to study trades  KETV Omaha

Johnny Rodger's Jet Award Foundation, MCC, Urban League of Nebraska and the 100 Black Men of Omaha are teaming up to award 50 students with the Jet ...



Omaha Central High School will induct 10 alums into Hall of Fame  Omaha World-Herald

These individuals were selected by the Central High School Alumni Association for their achievements in business and community *service* and will be ...



Another upset gives Elkhorn South girls Metro Conference girls soccer tournament crown  Omaha World-Herald

The Class B No. 2 Storm came back from a two-score halftime deficit to beat Millard North — Class A's second-ranked team — 3-2 in the girls final of the.



One way to win the first-time homebuyer bidding war: Write a love letter  Omaha World-Herald

Becky Rupiper-Greene and her husband lived in their Aksarben home for 27 years. In a hot market, they decided to sell. But they had no idea what awaited ...



With new law, Nebraska districts must now spell out policies to support pregnant and parenting students  Omaha World-Herald

Legislative Bill 427 was approved last month on a 31-7 vote, despite objections from some rural senators who said smaller school districts don't need another ...



$12.85 million plan would modernize Burke High's stadium, other facilities  Omaha World-Herald

And the original idea to transform the stadium has morphed into something more ambitious: a multiphase plan to fix up not just the stadium, but also the school's ...



Henry Doorly Zoo's new Glacier Bay Landing will be a hub for families with young kids  Omaha World-Herald

A new concession area and restroom may not seem like a big deal, but the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium's newest addition could transform how young families ...



Longtime principals at Millard North, Millard South will get facilities at the schools named for them  Omaha World-Herald

Millard school board members approved naming the baseball complex at Millard South High School the John Lammel Baseball Complex. The information ...



Longtime Omaha zoo polar bear Bam Bam dies at Kansas City Zoo  Omaha World-Herald

Bam Bam was euthanized Tuesday evening after it was discovered that she had untreatable liver cancer.



Baa-a-a-ck by popular demand, Omaha-area yogis can practice alongside baby goats  Omaha World-Herald

Goat yoga classes will be back by popular demand this spring at two Honey Creek, Iowa, spots.



Henry Doorly Zoo euthanizes its 17-year-old giraffe, Sam, who spent his whole life in Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

Sam was born at the zoo on July 23, 2001. He was one of two male giraffes in the zoo's African Grasslands.



After she jumped from plane, things went wrong: Omaha woman injured in skydiving accident  Omaha World-Herald

Abbey Lacy said that when she first landed in the tree she wrapped her arms and legs around a limb, but then they became numb. So she let go of.



Henry Doorly Zoo extends membership drive because of flooding  Omaha World-Herald

The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium has extended its membership drive by two weeks. Memberships are currently on sale for $6 to $10 off the normal price, ...



Preserving Brown Park's History  KETV Omaha

Lining the press box walls of Brown Park is the history of baseball in South Omaha.



Bernice A. Fahlberg | Obituaries | journalstar.com  Lincoln Journal Star

June 16, 1924 - December 10, 2018. Bernice A. Fahlberg, 94, of Lincoln, died on December 10, 2018. Bernice Halmes Thompson Fahlberg was born in ...



Omaha South student can wear Native American plume at graduation  KETV Omaha

A South High student wanting to wear a Native American plume at graduation will be allowed to do so, school officials confirmed Tuesday.



Michael George Furlich | Obituaries | siouxcityjournal.com  Sioux City Journal

Michael George Furlich, 99, of Sioux City, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at a Sioux City hospital, surrounded by family.



Eight educators honored in Archdiocese of Omaha | Education  Omaha World-Herald

In January each year, schools and parishes submit nominations for the awards. Nominations are reviewed by a selection committee, and eight educators are ...



Rubek: Several wide-open fields could make for wild Nebraska state soccer tournament  Omaha World-Herald

A little something for everyone with the latest installment of state soccer selections. So find your reason for optimism and roll with it.



Girls Who Code Club seeks to bring greater gender diversity to male-dominated tech industry  Omaha World-Herald

The club, which started in March for a 20-week run, is part of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit that seeks to equip girls in grades six through 12 with.



Omaha zoo in line for $30.6 million over a decade from city, continuing 50-year-old deal  Omaha World-Herald

Mayor Jean Stothert wants to continue Omaha government's longstanding support of the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium — to the tune of $30.6 million over a ...



A legacy after life: What happens after animals die at the Omaha zoo?  Omaha World-Herald

Like a kidney donation from a car accident victim or the brain of a football player given for concussion research, death sometimes has a silver lining. The same is ...



From the archives: Poverty amid prosperity | Omaha Metro  Omaha World-Herald

Alarming figures reveal the reality of a metro area in which economic hardship has a stronger and stronger grip on the black community.



Omaha area schools' high-tech football helmets monitor hits but don't diagnose, prevent injury  Omaha World-Herald

Athletic directors and even manufacturer Riddell acknowledge that the helmets and the accompanying InSite Impact Response system aren't a magic bullet ...



Omaha South football recruit has more than 12 scholarship offers  KETV Omaha

Omaha South High School's Noah Fant is being heavily recruited, and looks to make his decision on where he'll attend college soon.



Omaha's zoo wants your broken branches to feed its elephants  Omaha World-Herald

Some species encouraged include elm, hackberry, mulberry, birch, honey locust, linden and willow.



Whooping cranes on display at the zoo's safari park in Ashland  Omaha World-Herald

The endangered species is one of the tallest North American birds, with a height of about 5 feet.



Man Sentenced For Role In Sexual Assault Of Teen  WOWT

Nicholas Bregg was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison for his role in the sexual assault of a teenage girl in 2014. The 20-year-old Bellevue man was ...



'They're not bad at all': North Platte woman collects tarantulas, scorpions and centipedes  Omaha World-Herald

Sabine Kantenseter of North Platte has a centipede, a true scorpion, one whip scorpion, three tail-less whip scorpions and about 20 tarantulas.



Update: MUD says water service being restored  KETV Omaha

UPDATE: Shortly before Noon, Friday, the Metropolitan Utilities District said it had isolated a water main break in South Omaha, and water *service* was being ...



Editorial: Korean War was a laudable cause that has brought freedom for millions  Omaha World-Herald

Our country rightly paused last week to honor the *service* of America's Korean War veterans and to note our continuing interest in helping protect a democratic ...



When Omaha zoo's animals don't feel the love, zookeepers have to step in and play Cupid  Omaha World-Herald

Sometimes, zookeepers have to get their hands dirty to help endangered species procreate.



Omaha zoo's first red panda in 20 years dies unexpectedly  Omaha World-Herald

A red panda at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium died unexpectedly on Tuesday.



Africa through a different lens: A reporter loses his camera, but gets the sights of a lifetime  Omaha World-Herald

Even minus his camera, a World-Herald reporter walks away from the trip of a lifetime with some lasting images.



A big new baby animal is now on display at the Omaha zoo  Omaha World-Herald

A female Malayan tapir calf is now on display at the Henry Doorly Zoo.



From cookies to cakes, he wants to be the best  Omaha World-Herald

Obed Sanchez came to the United States from Mexico as a youngster. Without citizenship, he didn't see a way to get a regular job after high school. At 17, he.



Cartoonist Jeff Koterba on his love affair with journalism – from paper boy to dream job  Omaha World-Herald

My love affair with journalism began when I was a kid growing up in South Omaha. My dad repaired old TVs and sold them from our front porch, advertising his.



Catherine Kelley  Kearney Hub

KEARNEY — Catherine Ann (Basan) Kelley, 91, of Kearney died Friday, April 27, 2018, in Kearney.



Police: Autopsy shows Omaha woman was not pregnant when she was slain  Omaha World-Herald

Update (7:07 p.m.) — A cluster of relatives and friends of the mother and toddler daughter slain in northwest Omaha mourned Tuesday evening at a vigil outside ...



Three penguins are missing in Omaha, but not from the zoo  Omaha World-Herald

These penguins can't swim, waddle or slurp down fish. But they are lovable, and their owners want them back.



Kelly: Omaha zoo's Lee Simmons tells tales of mistakes and triumphs  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha's king of the jungle has recorded for posterity his lifetime of “zoo memories and animal stories.”



Police investigating earlier visit to residence where mom, 2-year-old were killed  Omaha World-Herald

Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says the probe will look into an incident earlier Sunday in which police talked to both Dontevous Loyd and Destacia Straughn.



Nebraska Supreme Court: State isn't legally liable for sexual assault committed by foster child  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state cannot be held liable for a foster child's sexual assault of a Gage County boy. But the boy's ...



Two elephants Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo helped import from Africa have moved to California  Omaha World-Herald

The Dallas Zoo sent two of its rescued elephants to a zoo in Fresno, California, on Tuesday.



Instead of euthanizing its blind black bear, the zoo gave him a new life in Ashland  Omaha World-Herald

Everyone at the zoo's Bear Canyon found a new home except Starsky. Now the zoo has given him a place of his own.



Halfway through its master plan, the Henry Doorly Zoo has radical transformations yet to come  Omaha World-Herald

A ton has changed in the past eight years at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, and there's still plenty new to come. Here's what's there now and what's coming.



A frog species was once in the double digits in the wild. The Omaha zoo is working to change that  Omaha World-Herald

Once upon a time, only about 75 adult dusky gopher frogs were left in the wild. In 2001, the frog was placed on the endangered species list. It's currently listed as ...



A baby giraffe is the first arrival at the Lincoln Children's Zoo's major expansion  Omaha World-Herald

The baby giraffe is the first tenant in the zoo's massive expansion, opening in May.



Omaha zoo's great macaw escape, spurred by the Goodyear Blimp, has come to an end  Omaha World-Herald

On Sunday, during the 11 a.m. Birds of Flight show at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, a green- winged macaw named Cayenne spotted something strange ...



Animals, food trucks and booze: Zoo plans new after-hours events for 21-and-older crowd  Omaha World-Herald

Once a month in June, July and August, the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in Omaha is hosting an adult swim-style after-hours Thirsty Thursday event for folks ...



Nebraska Supreme Court sets precedent by ruling that some judicial records are public  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Supreme Court set a precedent Friday when it ruled that some of its own records on judicial education should be open to public ...



Henry Doorly Zoo, Zipline Brewing start selling latest beer, African Elephant XPA, Sept. 29  Omaha World-Herald

Beer sales will support Nigeria's last herd of elephants by funding education and anti-poaching programs, the zoo said.



Plambeck, Helen Marie | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Plambeck, Helen Marie Age 78 Helen Marie (Lorence) Plambeck passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at her daughter's home in Bellevue, on June 8, ...



State Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex couples who challenged state's policy on placing foster children  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — Three same-sex couples who successfully challenged a policy banning the placement of foster children with gay parents saw their victory affirmed ...



Students see courts in action with a visit from the Supreme Court  WOWT

Students got their first look at how the court system operates on Thursday with a visit from the Nebraska Supreme Court.



Photos: 106 of our favorite shots of Omaha's Henry Doorly zoo creatures through the years  Omaha World-Herald

Through the years, Omaha's Henry Doorly zoo has cared for animals as large as elephants and as small as tree frogs, offering the public a broad look at the ...



Husker commit Arop reopening recruitment | Men's Basketball  Lincoln Journal Star

The youngest player to ever commit to the Nebraska men's basketball team is now looking at other schools.



All you need to know about the Henry Doorly Zoo's new $22.5 million sea lion exhibit  Omaha World-Herald

The sea lion's home will open in spring 2020 at the former site of Durham Bear Canyon.



Hall of Fame inductees to be honored at Gala 2015  Omaha World-Herald

The Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation's sixth annual celebration for school-community partnership and recognition of new Hall of Fame members — Gala ...



Free birds, anyone? Zoo slashes prices for daily bird shows after lackluster attendance  Omaha World-Herald

Birds of Flight shows feature more than 30 trained birds that fly over and into the audience. Some are allowed to fly beyond zoo grounds, but they always return.



Tired of having old tires around? City offering free drop-off sites  WOWT

Tired of looking at old tires sitting in the garage with no place to go? The city of Omaha offered a free drop-off site Saturday for used tires.



Omaha police arrest man after woman is found dead in bathtub  Omaha World-Herald

Authorities were called to 5309 N. 39th Circle at 11:19 a.m. on a report of a possible cutting and found the body of a 57-year-old woman.



Nebraska legislators advance proposal to hike judges' salaries by 2.5 percent  Omaha World-Herald

Current salaries range from $172000 annually for the seven Supreme Court judges to $154800 for the 58 judges who preside over county courts. Under the bill ...



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