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Friday 05/29/2015
From the Archives: Iowa sheriff trails criminals to Omaha, comes up empty-handed

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Posted: May 29, 2015 - 1:00 am
Thursday 05/28/2015
From the Archives: Guide Rock tops Halsey-Dunning in 1965 state basketball tournament

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Posted: May 28, 2015 - 1:00 am
Wednesday 05/27/2015
From the Archives: 30,000 watch the 'Human Fly' climb The World-Herald building in 1916

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Posted: May 27, 2015 - 1:00 am
Tuesday 05/26/2015
From the Archives: Creighton student/Elvis super fan road trips to Vegas to see the King

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Posted: May 26, 2015 - 1:00 am
Photos on Twitter: Kerrie Orozco funeral

Posted: May 26, 2015 - 2:53 pm
Sunday 05/24/2015
From the Archives: Helen Huntley, Iowa's first licensed female pilot, made first solo flight at age 17

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Posted: May 24, 2015 - 1:00 am
Thursday 05/21/2015
From the Archives: Heavy metal band Max Force wins 1982 Midlands High School Battle of the Bands

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Posted: May 21, 2015 - 1:00 am
Wednesday 05/20/2015
From the Archives: Man swims from Sioux City to Omaha ... handcuffed

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Posted: May 20, 2015 - 1:00 am
Tuesday 05/19/2015
From the Archives: Omaha Central students head to 1958 state hoops tournament

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Posted: May 19, 2015 - 1:00 am
New bronze sculptures at Lauritzen will let visitors 'explore the garden in a whole new way'

More than 30 bronze art works — including Rearing Elephant, a 12-foot tall elephant playing in the water, and Boys Will Be Boys, a pair of playful, wrestling bears — were delivered Monday to Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens for its Gone Wild exhibit that will run from Saturday through Oct. 4.

Posted: May 19, 2015 - 1:00 am
Friday 05/15/2015
Photos: When your best friend is this cute, you can't leave him at home
Posted: May 15, 2015 - 1:00 am
From the Archives: Marshall Tucker Band gets 3 encores during Rosenblatt concert

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Posted: May 15, 2015 - 1:00 am
Thursday 05/14/2015
From the Archives: Husker track team 'walloped' Houston in 1963

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Posted: May 14, 2015 - 1:00 am
Wednesday 05/13/2015
From the Archives: Nebraska mom gets a taste of a soldier's life before letting sons join

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Posted: May 13, 2015 - 1:00 am
Tuesday 05/12/2015
From the Archives: 'When we got too old to sing, we took up dancing'

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Posted: May 12, 2015 - 1:00 am
Friday 05/08/2015
From the Archives: Camel recovers from neck injury at Henry Doorly Zoo

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Posted: May 08, 2015 - 1:00 am
Thursday 05/07/2015
From the Archives: Boxers before 1938 match in Omaha

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Posted: May 07, 2015 - 1:00 am
Wednesday 05/06/2015
From the Archives: Water fight at Gateway to the West Days in Blair

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Posted: May 06, 2015 - 1:00 am
Tuesday 05/05/2015
From the Archives: Benson's 1957 ROTC military ball at Peony Park

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Posted: May 05, 2015 - 1:00 am
Water Works 2015 has students rowing, casting and more

Whether rowing or casting, about 1,900 fifth-graders from Douglas and Sarpy Counties headed for lakes Tuesday for Water Works 2015, an all-day event featuring six water-related sessions.

Posted: May 05, 2015 - 11:00 pm
Friday 05/01/2015
Iowa town's 101-year-old, Swedish-coffee-pot-looking water tower grounded

STANTON, Iowa — The locally iconic coffeepot water tower is no longer perched over this Montgomery County town. And for the people who lived near it, that means a whole new way of referring to home.

Posted: May 01, 2015 - 1:46 am
Thursday 04/30/2015
From the Archives: Ralston pool groundbreaking includes special guests

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Posted: April 30, 2015 - 1:00 am
Wednesday 04/29/2015
From the Archives: Kids mark their spot for 1988 Memorial Park concert

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Posted: April 29, 2015 - 1:00 am
Tuesday 04/28/2015
From the Archives: Optical illusion on the playground

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Posted: April 28, 2015 - 1:00 am
Thursday 04/23/2015
Photos, video: Arbor Day festivities in full swing

Nebraska is the original home of Arbor Day, and festivities have been in full swing for a week.

Posted: April 23, 2015 - 1:30 am
Wednesday 04/22/2015
From the Archives: Nebraska's bodybuilding priest

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Posted: April 22, 2015 - 1:00 am
Tuesday 04/21/2015
From the Archives: UNO students gather after 1970 Kent State shootings

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Posted: April 21, 2015 - 1:00 am
Kids climb champion tree during Earth Day Omaha event

The giant swamp white oak in central Omaha’s Elmwood Park has been designated a champion tree, so what better way to mark the honor than to have kids climb it? That’s what youngsters did Saturday, hoisting themselves up by ropesduring the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum’s annual Treeclimb.

Posted: April 21, 2015 - 5:12 pm
Friday 04/17/2015
From the Archives: Dodge Street traffic in Omaha, January 1964

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Posted: April 17, 2015 - 12:00 am
Thursday 04/16/2015
From the Archives: Powwow at Dodge Park

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Posted: April 16, 2015 - 12:00 am
Wednesday 04/15/2015
From the Archives: At the Ak-Sar-Ben horse track

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Posted: April 15, 2015 - 12:00 am
Friday 04/10/2015
From the Archives: Dan Quayle at Peony Park

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Posted: April 10, 2015 - 1:00 am
Thursday 04/09/2015
From the Archives: Bell-bottoms, beards and Model A Fords

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Posted: April 09, 2015 - 1:00 am
Wednesday 04/08/2015
From the Archives: Huskers' first spring game featured varsity vs. alumni

Sixty-five years ago today, the Nebraska football team held its first spring game. It didn't exactly look like the game that will be played this Saturday by the 2015 Huskers.

Updated: April 08, 2015 - 10:31 am
From the Archives: Watching 'The Blob' at the Council Bluffs Drive-In in 1988

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Posted: April 08, 2015 - 1:00 am
Video: 'It's a blessing for me,' woman says after she and 29 others become U.S. citizens

Thirty people from 14 countries became U.S. citizens Tuesday during a naturalization ceremony.

Posted: April 08, 2015 - 4:33 am
Tuesday 04/07/2015
From the Archives: Patches the cat and Fancy the dog cuddle up

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Posted: April 07, 2015 - 1:00 am
Thursday 04/02/2015
From the Archives: Officer recovers after 1961 Royal Air Force jet bomber crash at Offutt

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Posted: April 02, 2015 - 1:00 am
Wednesday 04/01/2015
From the Archives: UNO drill teams practices in 1971

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Posted: April 01, 2015 - 1:00 am
Tuesday 03/31/2015
From the Archives: Union Pacific sponsors salvage drive during World War II

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Posted: March 31, 2015 - 1:00 am
Wednesday 03/25/2015
From the Archives: 4-year-old, Ak-Sar-Ben stables horse meet face-to-face

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Posted: March 25, 2015 - 1:00 am
Tuesday 03/24/2015
From the Archives: Girl, bird she rescued do some summer reading

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Posted: March 24, 2015 - 1:00 am
Friday 03/20/2015
From the Archives: 1986 Santa Lucia Festival in downtown Omaha

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Posted: March 20, 2015 - 1:00 am
Thursday 03/19/2015
From the Archives: Ethel Kennedy campaigns for JFK in Nebraska

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Posted: March 19, 2015 - 1:00 am
Wednesday 03/18/2015
From the Archives: British double-decker squeezes over Ak-Sar-Ben bridge

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Posted: March 18, 2015 - 1:00 am
Tuesday 03/17/2015
From the Archives: Pompom squad brings homecoming spirit to Dodge Street overpass

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Posted: March 17, 2015 - 1:00 am
From the Archives: Nanny the goat takes part in the 1980 St. Patrick’s Day parade

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Posted: March 17, 2015 - 1:00 am
From the Archives: The painting of the shamrock outside Marylebone Tavern

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Posted: March 17, 2015 - 1:00 am
Saturday 03/14/2015
Grand marshal brings authentic Irish touch to Omaha's St. Patrick's Day parade

Photos: St. Patrick's Day parade in Omaha

Posted: March 14, 2015 - 3:30 pm
Friday 03/13/2015
Omaha Fashion Week: Designer Showcase puts the spotlight on burgundy, tassels and fringe

If the pieces of Omaha Fashion Week's first designer showcase bear any weight on Omaha's future wardrobe, burgundy and tassels are roaring back.

Posted: March 13, 2015 - 1:18 am
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Get Fit in the Park
Stinson Park
10:00 am
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Importance of Spiritual Practice in Daily Life
Omaha Public Library, Millard Branch, Meeting Room
2:00 pm
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Open Mike with the Janousek Brothers
O'Leaver's Pub, 1322 S. Saddle Creek Road
9:00 pm
Genre: Open mike. Cost: no cover.
 
O Comic Con
The Mid America Center
12:00 am
O Comic Con is an expo-style pop culture and comics convention to be held at the Mid-America Center May 29th, 30th, and 31st.
 
Bingo with the Omaha Rollergirls
Crossbones Bar
6:00 pm
Play bingo with the Omaha Rollergirls at South Omaha bar, Crossbones.