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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.

Omaha South High School knocks off Creighton Prep  KETV Omaha

Omaha South knocks off Creighton Prep to claim its third state title in the past seven seasons.

'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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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

Principal Linda Tripp gave a teary goodbye to students, their parents, faculty and the congregation after a morning celebration in the church sanctuary.

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.

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.

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.

Omaha South High School student surprised with $80,000 college scholarship  KETV Omaha

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Nebraska's students would learn about socialism under proposed social studies standards  Omaha World-Herald

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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 ...

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 | Public  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.

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.

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.

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 ...

You're right. Omaha-area traffic is getting worse, especially at night  Omaha World-Herald

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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 ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Earth Day Celebration / Siembra Salud Kickoff | Omaha events calendar  Omaha World-Herald

City Sprouts South is once again hosting their annual Earth Day Celebration event. The Earth Day Celebration takes place on Sunday, April 28 from 3-5pm at ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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'

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 ...

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 ...

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."

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 ...

Recycling in Omaha suspended Friday and Saturday | Omaha Metro  Omaha World-Herald

Recycling collection was suspended in Omaha on Friday and Saturday to allow Waste Management to focus on garbage and yard waste collection, the Public ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Lane closures and detours: Omaha plans to complete 69 road resurfacing projects in 2019  Omaha World-Herald

Among the areas that will see roadwork include a stretch of Farnam Street that runs past the Woodmen Tower and the Rose Theater; a mile of Q Street from 60th.

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 ...

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 ...

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

The Victory Boxing alum died from an overdose in 2016.

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 ...

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.

Preserving Brown Park's History  KETV Omaha

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

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

$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.

Dorothy M. Hurt | Obituaries  Fremont Tribune

January 5, 1921 – May 20, 2019. Dorothy M. Hurt, age 98, of Scribner died Monday, May 20, 2019, at the Hooper Care Center. Dorothy was born January 5, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bernice A. Fahlberg | Obituaries |  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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

'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.

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.

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.

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 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 ...

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.

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.

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