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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.



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 ...



Grief counselors will be available for Omaha South High students after teacher's sudden death  Omaha World-Herald

Tom Dickey, a career education and technology supervisor, died at the Nebraska Medical Center after being taken there from South High.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



District roundup: Josh Schmiesing's overtime goal advances Papio South past Omaha Central  Omaha World-Herald

Josh Schmiesing scored in the first overtime, and Papillion-La Vista South beat Omaha Central 1-0 in the opening round of the District A-3 tournament at Omaha ...



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 ...



Jirka, Phyllis A. (Radik) | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Jirka, Phyllis A. (Radik) Age 81 Preceded in death by husband, Victor; brothers, Emil Jr., (Bonnie) and John Radik; brother-in-law, David Gilmore. Survived by ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Ellis, John Warren "Jack" | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Sep 25, 1930 -. Surrounded by family, the spirit of Dr. John W. Ellis peacefully left this world. Preceded in death by his parents, Walter C. and Hattie Ellis.



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 ...



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

Imagine what life would be like at the North Pole if all of the characters were Broadway-caliber stars. That's the festive backdrop for the Physicians Mutual ...



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

If Nebraska freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez's knee injury keeps him sidelined Saturday -- he was held out of contact drills all week -- walk-on Andrew ...



Millard students surprise World War II veteran — their pen pal — with lost medals  Omaha World-Herald

For several years, the Millard students have been pen pals with Richard Slovek, 91, a veteran of World War II.



South High teacher charged after what police say was physical fight with ex-wife  Omaha World-Herald

An English Language Learners teacher at Omaha South High School was arrested Tuesday and later charged after what police said was a physical fight with his ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Remmert, Ralph James | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Remmert, Ralph James Age 36 Ralph James Remmert, "The Prince of South O," of Los Angeles, CA, passed away on January 14, 2018, at Hollywood ...



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.



$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 ...



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 ...



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.



OPS severs ties to ex-coach in job fight after 2003 sexual misconduct allegations become public  Omaha World-Herald

A former teacher and coach at Omaha South High School who resigned in 2003 amid allegations of sexual misconduct no longer will officiate basketball games ...



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'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.



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 ...



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 ...



More ice cream is coming to downtown, this time rolled Thai-style  Omaha World-Herald

Mixins, a new rolled ice cream spot, will open just west of the Old Market this weekend.



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.”



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.



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 ...



Catherine Kelley  Kearney Hub

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



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.



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.



Blair senior goes out on his own, wins Class A powerlifting title  Blair Enterprise Publishing

Some dudes grunt and snarl. They coat their hands with chalk, psyching themselves up with malice. They slap themselves or have a teammate wail on them to ...



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 ...



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.



Omaha high schools stuck on low-achieving list - KVNO News  KVNO News

Omaha, NE - All seven high schools in the Omaha Public Schools district have made the unwelcome federal list of Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools this ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Youth center wins ruling over firing staff member who failed to disclose sexual misconduct allegations  Omaha World-Herald

Douglas County's youth detention center won a court ruling Tuesday over the firing of a staff member for failing to disclose accusations he had engaged in a ...



New OPS board member Tracy Casady is 'excited and ready' to get to work  Omaha World-Herald

Board members voted 7-1 Monday to appoint Casady to the seat vacated by the election of Vinny Palermo to the Omaha City Council.



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.



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.



Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo just hit a landmark more than 50 years in the making  Omaha World-Herald

The Henry Doorly Zoo welcomed its 50 millionth visitor since 1966. The zoo started counting visitors in 1966. At the time, less than 90000 people visited the zoo ...



Nebraska Supreme Court: Judge should have let jury decide suit over alleged misdiagnosed tumor  Omaha World-Herald

A unanimous court said the district judge improperly granted what's called a directed verdict for the doctors. Directed verdicts are permitted only “when ...



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

As summarized in the decision, the couple sought damages after HHS placed a 10-year-old boy with them for potential adoption in 2010 and did not tell them ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Douglas County assessor race is hotly contested after bumpy years of valuations  Omaha World-Herald

Diane Battiato, seeking reelection as Douglas County assessor/register of deeds, faces a strong challenge from a candidate, Walt Peffer, who was recruited by ...



Baby king penguin ready to make its debut at Omaha zoo  Omaha World-Herald

A 4-month-old king penguin hatched at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium this winter. After being raised by hand off-exhibit, the new chick is ready to make its ...



At school, this gym teacher — a former UNK wide receiver — keeps his rap career under wraps  Omaha World-Herald

A word of advice: If you go to Norris Middle School, don't challenge your physical education teacher to a rap battle. You'll get smoked.



Driving for 6: Bunch’s story perhaps more interesting than we thought; and Bookie's big spring at OU  Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska sophomore quarterback Andrew Bunch performed well in the Spring Game before a big crowd in a stadium his grandfather and great grandfather ...



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.



Husker commit Arop reopening recruitment  Lincoln Journal Star

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



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.



One-eighth the size, but twice as cute: Baby pygmy hippo now on display at Henry Doorly Zoo  Omaha World-Herald

A pygmy hippo calf was introduced to Omaha on Friday morning. The male hippo, named Silas by his keepers, was born April 30 and is finally going on display ...



Students mark first day at new elementary school; more back to school photos  Omaha World-Herald

Prairie Queen Elementary School, the newest elementary school in Papillion La Vista Community Schools, opened its doors for its first school year Tuesday ...



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 ...



Bail amounts in car crash deaths have spiked since suspect in Sarah Root case fled  Omaha World-Herald

Staggering bail amounts — as much as 40 times the typical amount of just two years ago — have come following the national attention over a Honduran man ...



Iowa Hawkeyes Arrive in New York City  WOWT

The Iowa Hawkeyes have arrived in New York City for their matchup with Boston College. The eighth annual New Era Pinstripe Bowl will be Wednesday in ...



Nebraska Supreme Court: Lincoln can't sue Lancaster County over injury to officer  Omaha World-Herald

A friendly tap, or a punch, on the shoulder between two law officers triggered an unexpected legal dispute that reached its conclusion Friday in the Nebraska ...



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.



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, ...



Garfield (Seattle) avenges earlier loss to return to Super 25 boys basketball rankings  USA TODAY High School Sports

Garfield (Seattle) avenged its only in-state loss as Jaylen Nowell scored 25 points in a 65-63 defeat of Rainier Beach (Seattle). With the win, the Bulldogs (20-2) ...



Long-abandoned veterans memorial hall in Nebraska City transformed through volunteer effort  Lincoln Journal Star

NEBRASKA CITY — If Ted Beilman had wanted to, the first time he swung open the doors to the Veterans Memorial Building, he could have written his name in ...



William “Bill” Benjamin Chaney III  Lincoln Journal Star

July 9, 1939 - July 17, 2017. William “Bill” Benjamin Chaney III, age 78, was born in Nebraska City on July 9, 1939, to William & Jennie (Runyon) Chaney.



Street named for Marlin Briscoe, Omaha native and Super Bowl champion  Omaha World-Herald

Before Marlin Briscoe became a starting quarterback in professional football, he had to survive “The Hole,” Omaha South High School's notoriously rugged ...



Martin Bomber Plant near Bellevue helped end World War II and now faces its own demise  Omaha World-Herald

That day in 1942 she reported for work at Glenn L. Martin Bomber Plant near Bellevue, 19-year-old Kathryn Narmi gazed wide-eyed around the 12-acre factory ...



Hansen: Memories of the Smoke Pit — closing after more than 50 years — are as sweet as the sauce  Omaha World-Herald

The smell that pulls hundreds of people to the Smoke Pit restaurant on one of its last days in business ... well, it's the barbecue sauce, sure, but it's something.



Dozens become U.S. citizens at Northwest High naturalization ceremony  KETV Omaha

Some OPS officials believe this may be the first time a naturalization ceremony was held at a high school.



Students In Nebraska's Two Dual Language Programs Outperforming Peers  NET Website

April 15, 2014 - 6:30am. Students at two Nebraska school districts are doing something few students in the country get to do. They're going to a dual language ...



Heritage Services' 25 years of tapping donors leaves mark on city  Omaha World-Herald

An Omaha group has raised nearly a half billion dollars in donations for public-use buildings that are transforming the city, providing spaces for symphony ...



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.



Spain, James A. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Spain, James A. Nov 22, 1938 - Mar 9, 2016 Age 77 of Omaha. James graduated from Omaha South High School in 1955. He was a dedicated member and ...



Nebraska Medicaid officials try to save insurance program that covers 247  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — Nebraska Medicaid officials are taking steps to preserve a program under which Medicaid helps pay private health insurance premiums for some ...



Kelly: Owner of Todd's Drive-in restaurant helped a generation of Omahans come of age in the '60s  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha teenagers flocked there in the late 1950s and through the '60s, and owner Steve Urosevich was the adult in charge.



Omaha couple installs metro's first "Little Free Pantry"  KETV Omaha

An Omaha couple's mission to provide free food any time, no ID and no questions asked, came to life after they installed the metro's first "Little Free Pantry."



Garcia breaks 5K record during Colter Run  Rapid City Journal

Alejandro Garcia, who has received an array of scholar-athlete awards recently while concluding his cross country and track and field career at Chadron State ...



40 years gone, but not forgotten | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Forty years ago this month a linden tree was planted on the north side of the main entrance to Pawnee Elementary School in honor of Manuel Puentes.



No. 21 Mater Dei leads four new teams in boys Super 25 basketball rankings  USA TODAY High School Sports

Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) had a big week to lead a group of four new teams in the Super 25 boys basketball rankings. The Monarchs (23-3) are No. 21 after ...



'It's just awesome to know that people haven't forgotten': On Honor Flight to Lincoln, families of war dead find they're not alone  Omaha World-Herald

Children and widows of fallen military personnel from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were saluted Saturday. Large crowds cheered the families at the start and ...



On the menu at the zoo: Family dish from African immigrant working at TreeTops restaurant  Omaha World-Herald

Hilowle's years-long journey to Omaha and U.S. citizenship took her from Somalia to a refugee camp in Kenya to three U.S. states, where she had to learn a new ...



2014 Ak-Sar-Ben Coronation Court of Honor | Special Sections  Omaha World-Herald

Four men and one woman will be inducted into the Ak-Sar-Ben Court of Honor during the annual Ak-Sar-Ben Coronation and Scholarship Ball on Oct. 18.



Around and About: Introducing the 2017 Aksarben escorts | Aksarben Ball  Omaha World-Herald

The Aksarben Women's Ball Committee has announced the escorts for the 121st Aksarben Coronation and Scholarship Ball, to be held Oct. 28 at Baxter Arena.



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