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114 super-smart Nebraska high school seniors named National Merit semifinalists  Omaha World-Herald

The annual list of National Merit semifinalists — a who's who of talented high school seniors — is out. And 114 Nebraska students are on it. The National Merit ...

Last-second zipper merges could speed commutes for everyone — but they're not popular in Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

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Student arrested with gun at Omaha South Magnet High School  KETV Omaha

Police say 15-year-old found with weapon, arrested on four charges.

'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 ...

93 Millard South students earn college degrees — 2 weeks before finishing high school  Omaha World-Herald

The initiative exposes high school students to considerable college-level work. The students and their families may save thousands of dollars, depending on ...

School attendance areas would change under OPS plan  Omaha World-Herald

The school board is expected to vote on the changes at its Sept. 16 meeting.

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.

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 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 ...

Photos: KHS vs Omaha South boys basketball | Gallery  Kearney Hub

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

In hopes of keeping autistic kids from feeling isolated, new Millard program teaches social skills  Omaha World-Herald

The programs will use recreation technicians and volunteer peers to teach basic skills, everything from how to start a conversation to how to call for an Uber ride.

Omaha-area high schools ranked by 2018 ACT scores  Omaha World-Herald

We collected 2018 ACT scores from 19 of the biggest schools in the Omaha area. Take a look to see if your school is on the list and where it.

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 ...

With costumes and pep, OPS administrators prepare for new school year  Omaha World-Herald

School leaders, administrators and two school board members gathered at Baxter Arena to prepare for the 2019-20 school year.

Former TV reporter, Ralston schools spokesman named OPS communications chief  Omaha World-Herald

Jeremy Maskel, a former TV reporter who later served as spokesman for the Ralston Public Schools, is the new Omaha Public Schools spokesman. His salary ...

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.

OPS, teachers have reached an agreement on a new contract, but it still needs school board's OK  Omaha World-Herald

Under the contract, teachers would receive a 1.81% pay increase for the 2019-2020 school year.

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.

How to fix Nebraska's struggling schools: State efforts worked in Loup County, but not yet in Santee  Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska Commissioner of Education recommends removing Loup County Elementary from priority list and expanding intervention in Santee schools.

Papillion-La Vista schools wiping hard drives, adding up costs after cyberattack  Omaha World-Herald

The cyberattack that struck Papillion-La Vista Community Schools in May, touching off an FBI investigation, is proving to be a significant and costly ...

Omaha-area school districts put renewed focus on trades  Omaha World-Herald

At Westside High, private donations will cover $1.1 million for construction and another $50000 for new equipment for the Engineering and Technology Lab.

2019 honorees inducted into Benson High School Hall of Fame  Omaha World-Herald

A computer engineer, dance studio owner and Army major are among the 2019 inductees into Omaha Benson High School's Hall of Fame.

Ricketts to grads who aced ACT: If you leave state for college, 'Come back to Nebraska'  Omaha World-Herald

The governor, an ACT official and Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matt Blomstedt presented certificates to the graduates, shook their hands and praised ...

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.

Omaha Lutheran church, school close after 132 years due to low enrollment, $130000 in unpaid tuition  Omaha World-Herald

Students walked the halls of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and School for the last time Wednesday. The north Omaha school will soon close its doors after 132 ...

What's down the road for Omaha streets? Reduced traffic lanes, added bike lanes and more  Omaha World-Herald

Omahans will see street projects next year that slim down traffic lanes and incorporate bike lanes, fix worn-out sections of 78th Street and 168th Street, and redo ...

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.”

Chasing a perfect ACT score: Brainy Nebraska students ace the test in record numbers  Omaha World-Herald

Explanations for a surge in high Nebraska ACT scores include greater effort, more preparation, quest for scholarships.

Council Bluffs schools to offer all students free meals starting this fall  Omaha World-Herald

The entire school district now qualifies for the Community Eligibility Provision — a program that allows students to eat free. The USDA funds the program.

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.

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 ...

FBI agent, Hollywood set designer among new additions to North High's hall of fame  Omaha World-Herald

Alumni and a former teacher from Omaha North High School have been named the newest Vikings of Distinction. A former football coach was named this year's ...

Two Omaha students named US Presidential Scholars | Education  Omaha World-Herald

The seniors attend Millard North High School and Brownell Talbot School.

'Reading is a skill that cuts across everything': Nebraska kids who can't read well will get extra help  Omaha World-Herald

If you let a child keep going up in grades without the ability to read, they're not going to do well in school,” State Sen. Lou Ann Linehan said.

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.

Fees add thousands of dollars to the cost of a student's college education  Omaha World-Herald

Student fees are another expense for college students, but administrators say they try to keep them apprised of the cost of those fees.

2 Bellevue kids left behind on field trip to Omaha Children's Museum  Omaha World-Herald

One mom said she's "thankful it wasn't worse, but I haven't been sleeping well thinking about all the possibilities of what could have happened to my daughter."

Drivers in road-rage incident ticketed after SUVs caused $300000 damage to Omaha college's building  Omaha World-Herald

A road-rage incident that ended in the side of a historic building on Metropolitan Community College's Fort Omaha campus caused nearly $320,000 in damage ...

'Blind Side' couple will speak at D.J.'s Heroes Awards Luncheon  Omaha World-Herald

Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, the Tennessee couple whose family inspired the 2009 movie “The Blind Side,” will talk about the way they have lived out that motto ...

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.

'I made a poor decision': Omahan gets prison for drunken-driving crash that killed family's 'rock'  Omaha World-Herald

Hours before he drove drunk and rear-ended a car on the Kennedy Freeway near L Street — snapping the neck of a 67-year-old Omaha woman — Vismar ...

Suffragist, comedy writer among Central High Hall of Fame inductees  Omaha World-Herald

A suffragist, a Hollywood comedy writer, a Vermont lawmaker and local business leaders are among 12 new inductees to the Central High School Hall of Fame.

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 ...

Two candidates will interview today for position as full-time lobbyist at UNO  Omaha World-Herald

The University of Nebraska at Omaha wants a full-time lobbyist, and on Monday two candidates will interview for the job.

Nebraska officials back off plan to drop basic-skills test for aspiring teachers  Omaha World-Herald

State officials have backed off a proposal to eliminate the basic skills test that applicants must pass to enter a Nebraska college or university's teacher-prep ...

Part of 24th Street named for 87-year-old Omaha barber, activist  Omaha World-Herald

On a sun-splashed June day, when blue skies reflected back all that is good and possible in the world, a who's who of Omaha's black community gathered to ...

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.

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.

Seeking long-term fixes for Omaha roads, Stothert will host four town hall meetings  Omaha World-Herald

The city will share the scope of road fixes needed and seek public input on what residents want to do and how to pay for it.

Risk of crashes, confusion: Neighbors want Farnam to be a permanent two-way street  Omaha World-Herald

Neighbors along a residential 1-mile stretch of Farnam Street have spent years fighting to get rid of confusing rush-hour traffic rules that make their street one ...

UPDATED: 10 Omaha road projects sure to detour, slow and annoy you this summer  Omaha World-Herald

How is this year's street construction season treating you? We've gotten through a few projects, but more is yet to come.

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.

176 former ITT Tech students in Nebraska will share $1.76 million in debt relief under settlement  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — State Attorney General Doug Peterson announced Monday that 176 former ITT Technical Institute students in Nebraska will share more than $1.76 ...

Flood-damaged Q Street reopens in western Douglas County  Omaha World-Herald

Q Street has reopened in western Douglas County following emergency repairs from the March floods. Tom McDonald, manager of construction and ...

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.

Commemorative sign goes up for Fred Astaire Avenue in Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

10th Street between Martha and Castelar Streets is officially "Fred Astaire Avenue."

Stothert: One option to fix Omaha's streets — $200 million in bonds over five years  Omaha World-Herald

Stothert said she wants the public's help in developing a long-term plan to better maintain and update streets. The mayor would like to see every lane mile ...

Harrison Phillips hosts free football camp for kids with special needs  KETV Omaha

Harrison Phillips is hosting a free football camp for kids with special needs.

State to open new express DMV office near 56th and Ames  Omaha World-Herald

A new Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles office will open next week near 56th Street and Ames Avenue, replacing the longtime Florence neighborhood ...

Museums in the Omaha area | Arts-culture  Omaha World-Herald

Boys Town Hall of History. 14057 Flanagan Blvd., Boys Town; 402-498-1185; Presents the 101-year history of Boys Town through permanent ...

Stothert proposes annexation of four west Omaha subdivisions with nearly 1000 residents  Omaha World-Herald

The City of Omaha would take in nearly 1,000 new residents from four subdivisions on the edges of west Omaha under a new annexation proposal from Mayor ...

38-mile bicycle network unifies Omaha's bike trails, but cyclists say it's not enough  Omaha World-Herald

Is it done? No. Does it solve biking in the community? No. But it's a huge milestone ahead,” an organizer said.

Three Nebraskans correctly spell their way to next round of National Spelling Bee  Omaha World-Herald

The second round is Wednesday. Most contestants who spell two words correctly will be eliminated at the end of the day based on results from a written test ...

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 ...

Drivers on 84th Street from Omaha to Papillion will see coordinated signals  Omaha World-Herald

Motorists on 84th Street may notice a smoother commute later this year or early next year.

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 ...

Teen injures ankle in fall from electric scooter 2 days after the devices debut in Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

Witnesses told police the girl was riding the scooter on 31st Avenue near Farnam Street when she drove into a business driveway too fast, began wobbling on ...

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 ...

Higher parking fines are one thing, but what's that thing blocking the windshield?  Omaha World-Herald

People with three parking tickets more than 30 days old might need a phone to pay up in order to pry a device — called a “Barnacle” — off their.

Two Interstate entrance loops to close in southwest Omaha as I-80 work approaches  Omaha World-Herald

Project will be closing mainline Interstate 80 eastbound and diverting traffic to an adjacent collector road.

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.

Omaha-area street crews are keeping an eye out for buckling roads in the severe heat  Omaha World-Herald

In excessive heat, roads can buckle due to "explosions" beneath street pavement, and several roads in the Council Bluffs and Omaha area have buckled over ...

Hansen: After 51 years, the all-Nebraska platoon is reuniting with 'some stories to tell'  Omaha World-Herald

A group of 75 Nebraska boys battled through boot camp, went their separate ways into the teeth of the Vietnam War and then lost nearly all contact with one ...

Former Joe Banana's spot to remain a restaurant as Omaha's 10th Street corridor gets shaken up  Omaha World-Herald

The former Joe Banana's corner along busy 10th Street south of downtown Omaha looks like it will remain a restaurant, though renovated and likely with a ...

Bellevue will close stretch of Capehart Road for up to two months  Omaha World-Herald

The closing is necessary for the Metropolitan Utilities District to relocate and replace water and gas mains in preparation for the widening of 36th Street.

5-foot python discovered in Omaha resident's yard | Omaha Metro  Omaha World-Herald

Ball pythons, which aren't venomous, are a popular pet in the Omaha area, said Mark Langan, vice president of field operations for the Nebraska Humane ...

Preview: 'Beauty and the Beast' premieres Friday at the Ralston Community Theater  Omaha World-Herald

The Ralston Community Theatre is celebrating its 40th anniversary by presenting celebrated Disney musical “Beauty and the Beast.” It starts Friday at the ...

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.

If someone claiming to be OPPD calls and asks for your money, don't give it to them  Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha Public Power District said Friday that it had heard from 70 people who were targeted by scammers purporting to be from the utility.

Annexation endangers future of Bellevue family farm, a 'slice of heaven' for 4-H kids  Omaha World-Herald

Tucked away at the end of a dead-end road in western Bellevue, the Jones family farm is a reminder of how quickly Sarpy County is growing. As cities and ...

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 ...

Trash talk: How Omaha stacks up against Minneapolis, Kansas City, Des Moines, Denver, other cities  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha residents get a higher level of basic curbside waste *service* than many cities in the region provide.

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.

Zoo's elephant herd will grow by one — and hopefully more later  Omaha World-Herald

Callee will move into his new Omaha home Wednesday, and Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium officials hope that the bull African elephant could soon be a dad.

Bobcat basks in Council Bluffs couple's backyard birdbath  Omaha World-Herald

Council Bluffs residents Lynne Branigan and Gardner Broadbent spotted a bobcat behind their house off Madison Avenue near Timbercrest Drive Saturday.

Henry Doorly Zoo is the second-best zoo in the country but has the best exhibit, voters say  Omaha World-Herald

Nowhere to be seen on the list of winners: San Diego.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

'So cool!' Iowa offers new 'blackout' license plates to positive reviews  Omaha World-Herald

Simple and elegant — not something you usually say about a license plate,” the Iowa Department of Transportation said. “But that's what we're hearing about ...

$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 ...

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 ...

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.

Henry Doorly Zoo visitors will experience sea lions like never before in new exhibit, opening in 2020  Omaha World-Herald

The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium's new $27.5 million, 1.5-acre Owen Sea Lion Shores will open next summer.

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 ...

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.

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.

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