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Stranded Dog Rescued

Stranded Dog Rescued

Learfield Wire Services

November 14, 2019

OMAHA-  A dog is safe after being rescued from Flanagan Lake in northwest Omaha.  Two people were walking with their dog yesterday when the dog ran towards some ducks on the water.  The dog named Lola became stranded on ice, and the owners tried to rescue the dog.  Two Omaha firefighters in wet suits...

Mumps Cases On The Rise

Mumps Cases On The Rise

Learfield Wire Services

November 14, 2019

LINCOLN-  The number of mumps cases is on the rise in Lancaster County.  The Lancaster County Health Department says nine mumps cases have been reported since September.  Three of the cases have been confirmed, but officials have not said if the cases are related to an outbreak of at least 30 cases...

UNO Responds To Intimidating Note

UNO Responds To Intimidating Note

Learfield Wire Services

November 14, 2019

OMAHA-  University of Nebraska-Omaha officials are responding after an intimidating note was found near campus.  UNO student worker Joshua Garcia found a note on his car Tuesday evening that read "Illegals are not welcome."  UNO Chancellor Jeffrey Gold announced yesterday that everyone is welcome...

Creighton Economist Predicts Slowing Retail Growth

Creighton Economist Predicts Slowing Retail Growth

Learfield Wire Services

November 14, 2019

OMAHA-  An economist at Creighton University thinks retail growth will be slower this holiday season.  Doctor Ernie Goss forecasts retail sales to grow by three-to-four percent, which is down from last year's growth.  Goss says the overall economic growth rate is down and people are spending more...

Pumpkin Sets New State Record

Pumpkin Sets New State Record

Learfield Wire Services

October 15, 2019

WAHOO --  A Wahoo man is the new state record holder for the largest pumpkin.  The "Omaha World-Herald" reports that 33-year-old Brent Cernik displayed a nearly 15-hundred pound pumpkin at the Ryan Norlin Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Anamosa, Iowa, on Saturday.  Cernik's pumpkin weighed in at one-thousand-492-point-five-pounds,...

Rental Lawsuit Filed

Rental Lawsuit Filed

Learfield Wire Services

October 15, 2019

OMAHA  --  An Omaha landlord group is trying to prevent the city's new rental registrations and inspections program from taking effect.  The Metropolitan Omaha Property Owners Association filed the lawsuit against the city of Omaha last week.  The City Council approved an ordinance earlier this year...

Assisted-Living Center For Combat Veterans Could Come To Omaha

Assisted-Living Center For Combat Veterans Could Come To Omaha

Learfield Wire Services

October 15, 2019

OMAHA  --  A new assisted-living center for wounded combat veterans could be coming to Omaha.  The Omaha World Herald reports the city council unanimously approved early plans for the 40-acre military-focused Dunham House on Tuesday.  Paying for construction costs hinges on donations by the Wounded...

Western, northern Nebraska Sees First Snowfall

Western, northern Nebraska Sees First Snowfall

Learfield Wire Services

October 10, 2019

NEBRASKA  --  Western and northern Nebraska are seeing their first snowfall of the season.  Snow started to fall late last night.  Areas near Whitney in far northwest Nebraska saw up to nine inches of snow.  The National Weather Service reports accumulation as far east as Valentine, just south of...

Prosecutors Argue Against New Trial

Prosecutors Argue Against New Trial

Learfield Wire Services

September 12, 2019

WILBER-- Prosecutors are trying to prevent a convicted killer from getting a new trial.  The Omaha World-Herald reports that Michael Guinan of the Nebraska Attorney General's Office told a judge yesterday that Aubrey Trail does not deserve a new trial.  Guinan says Trail staged a suicide attempt during...

Spin Making It Harder For Kids To Access Scooters

Spin Making It Harder For Kids To Access Scooters

Learfield Wire Services

September 12, 2019

OMAHA-- The public scooter company that operates in Omaha is making it harder for kids to gain access to electric scooters.  The Omaha World Herald reports Spin is now requiring people who rent scooters to verify they're at least 18 by using their driver's license.  The change comes after a nine-year-old...

Nebraska Giving Property Owners 100-Plus Dollar Tax Break

Nebraska Giving Property Owners 100-Plus Dollar Tax Break

Learfield Wire Services

September 12, 2019

LINCOLN--  Nebraska is giving property owners a slight property tax break this year.  According to the state Department of Revenue, this year's Property Tax Credit Act will give non-agriculture land owners a 104-dollar-and-15-cent tax credit per 100-thousand dollars of valuation.  Agriculture land...

Omaha Police Investigating Convenience Store Robberies

Omaha Police Investigating Convenience Store Robberies

Learfield Wire Services

September 12, 2019

OMAHA --  Police are investigating two early morning robberies at Omaha convenience stores.  Police say an employee at the Bucky's at 40th and Dodge says someone entered the store with a gun around 12:40, jumped over the counter, and demanded money.  The suspect then took cash, hit the employee with...

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