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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 ...

Grant, Carl Wayne "Bud" | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Grant, Carl Wayne "Bud" Age 90 Carl Wayne "Bud" Grant died of complications from a stroke at The Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, on January 27, 2019. A native ...

'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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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.

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.

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

The state issued its report card on Nebraska schools on Friday, and 24 districts were rated as needing improvement. After a three-year hiatus, state officials ...

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 ...

Local, national experts talk student mental health issues  KETV Omaha

On Tuesday, local and national experts sounded off at the Nebraska Child Health and Education Summit regarding the mental health crisis with students.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Omaha police and others around state find nothing suspicious after rash of bomb threats  Omaha World-Herald

The Nebraska State Patrol said it and other law enforcement agencies across the state responded to bomb threats and have not found any devices.

Team Jack Carnival for Cancer slated for Sunday | Sarpy News  Omaha World-Herald

Hosted by members Bellevue West High School's DECA team, the Team Jack's Carnival for Cancer will be held Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Bellevue West's ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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

The Victory Boxing alum died from an overdose in 2016.

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.

South High adds four to Hall of Fame  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha South High School honored four alumni, a teacher and a community partner when new members were inducted into its Hall of Fame at the Livestock ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

S. Jeanne Giles | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

December 24, 2018. Jeanne Giles, age 82, of Lincoln, died 12-24-2018 at Southlake Village under the loving care of Kindred Hospice. Jeanne Giles was born ...

12 months of events & community celebrations | Metro Guide  Omaha World-Herald

There's activities throughout the year in the Omaha metro area.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Bernice A. Fahlberg  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 ...

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 ...

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.

John Elway, Scott Frost help recognize resilient teens honored with $10000 D.J.'s Hero scholarship​  Omaha World-Herald

The scholarship, which recognizes teens who have overcome adversity, is named for David and Peggy Sokol's son, D.J., a teen who stayed involved in his ...

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.

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 ...

$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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Catherine Kelley  Kearney Hub

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

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 ...

Iowa TE Noah Fant threatened with gun in Omaha park, police report says  KETV Omaha

Iowa tight end Noah Fant, a graduate of Omaha South High School, was threatened with a handgun in a public park, according to a police report. The incident ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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."

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, ...

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 ...

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.

Duncan, Stansbury lead Colter Run entries again  Rapid City Journal

A pair of Dawes County natives and prominent distance runners at Chadron State College won the men's races Saturday during the Colter Run that is always ...

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 ...

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 ...

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