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Once eyeing medical career, she now helps expand kids’ horizons in after-school programs at Marrs Magnet

Amber Noutoua, coordinator of the popular after-school program at Marrs, is the recipient of this year’s Afterschool Champion award. 

Kelly: ’85 World Series also featured a K.C. Royals team with lots of Omaha ties

I covered the 1985 World Series. Sure enough, a look back shows it was the same as 2014 — 15 former Omaha Triple-A players, including future Hall of Famer George Brett, played on that team.

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Omaha’s civilian management union says it wants to cooperate on deal

But so far, it and Mayor Jean Stothert have been unable to find agreement on a contract proposal

21-year-old sexually assaulted woman in Old Market alley, police say

A police spokesman said Lucas Ortiz and the victim, 24, were at Eat The Worm, a tequila bar at 1213 Howard St., before they went to the alley connecting 12th and 13th Streets to talk.

Stothert, police chief testify about contract talks between city, union

As the City of Omaha and the Omaha police union began discussions about a new contract this year, they found themselves in an unusual position. The union pushed the city for an extension of the current contract, while the city wanted to open negotiations.

MidAmerican utility crew rescues Iowa man pinned beneath truck

The wife of a man seriously injured on the job is crediting a MidAmerican power company line crew with saving her husband’s life.

4 shot in separate incidents in Omaha

Police are still investigating, but do not initially believe the shootings are connected, said Officer James Shade, a police spokesman. No suspects are in custody and no arrests have been made.

Nebraska Supreme Court rejects woman’s bid for resentencing in 1998 slaying

Niccole Wetherell was 18 when she and six other youths attacked and killed Scott Catenacci at Bellevue’s Haworth Park in 1998. Catenacci, 19, was stabbed and cut 57 times.

Hagel honors Creighton grad for 50 years in military courts

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday honored fellow Nebraskan LeRoy Foreman, who grew up in Omaha and graduated from Creighton University law school before devoting more than 50 years to the cause of military justice.

The Big 93: Sasse, Domina hit all 93 Nebraska counties

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Nebraska Supreme Court: Failure to challenge anti-gang violence law not grounds for appeal

Ricky Sanders was convicted of firing a gun at an Omaha home in 2011 under a law passed in 2009 and amended in 2010 by the State Legislature.

Authorities identify victims of southeast Omaha stabbing

Robert Romero, 49, and Katherine Aguilar, 48, were stabbed Thursday night near 14th and Center Streets, police said.

Man shot in hand by driver who gave him a lift, police say

Jeffrey Holsinger’s injury is not life-threatening, police said.

Lincoln man sentenced 10 to 15 years in former girlfriend’s shooting

Lancaster County District Judge Steven Burns sentenced Paul Boye, 32, on Thursday on a second-degree assault charge. He will be eligible for parole in five years.

Student proficiency is up across the board

Achievement gaps persist, report shows, but math and reading scores are up "everywhere." 

New grading policies at Bluffs high schools emphasize attendance

Students who miss 10 or more class sessions in a trimester can receive a “P*” grade, representing a passing grade that counts as the equivalent of a “D” for calculating a students’ grade-point average.

Former U of I employee gets probation for using university money in eBay scheme

A written statement from the U.S. District Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa says Jennifer Robyn Whitmore-Meier, who now lives in Colorado, had pleaded guilty to three counts of mail fraud.

NE Nebraska man charged in wife's shooting death

Court documents show deputies were called to the Privetts' home in Verdigre early Monday where they found 66-year-old Linda Privett dead. Deputies say Phillip Privett also was in the home.

Nebraska village clerk arrested on suspicion of taking money from village accounts

Megan Brandt is charged with theft by unlawful taking and unauthorized use of a financial transaction device. She was arrested Thursday and remained in the Antelope County Jail on Saturday on $100,000 bond.

Public comment period open on Nebraska roads plan

The Nebraska Department of Roads says a revision to the plan is posted on its website at Comments will be accepted until Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Lincoln man's lawsuit against police dismissed

A Lancaster County District judge dismissed Kirk Botts' lawsuit Wednesday, saying Botts failed to first file a claim with the city, as required by law.

Hansen: If Kansas City Royals win, party’s in Room 9856 at the Nebraska Medical Center

Dustin Roberts and his brothers have loved the Royals since they were kids. This year, Dustin came down with a mysterious illness and nearly died. He's still recovering. “I don’t have much pain during the games," Dustin said of watching the Royals play.
 "It just kind of goes away. ... The Royals are keeping me distracted."

Millions of dollars sunk into Ashford, Terry political ads

As the race comes down to the wire, the spots are getting steadily more audacious and aggressive.

Nearly 25% of Nebraska's schools face penalties for underachievement

The annual State of the Schools report lists Nebraska schools that failed to meet goals in the same subject and grade span for two or more consecutive years.

The only debate in Iowa’s 4th District House race between King, Mowrer is a feisty one

Jim Mowrer, the trailing Democrat, goes on the offensive, with Rep. Steve King calling his opponent's attacks "tiresome."

Nebraska, Iowa voters face deadlines this weekend for registering

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In police union contract talks this year, City of Omaha asked for 3 concessions

A trial between the city and the Omaha Police Officer’s Association began Thursday and gave insight into city-union negotiations, an often tense process that is normally confidential.

Police arrest 4 in 23-year-old's slaying in South Omaha

A man, who himself has twice been shot, killed a friend at a South 24th Street gathering last week, Omaha police said Friday.

4 students charged with procuring alcohol for minor after UNL freshman's death; frat suspended

An autopsy showed that Clayton Real, 18, from Grafton, Nebraska, died of acute alcohol intoxication with a blood alcohol level of .378, according to police.

Crowd of 200+ celebrates Gene R. Haynes Street near North High

A portion of 36th Street that leads into North High was dedicated to Haynes, who has spent over 48 years as an OPS teacher, coach and principal. 

Longtime Omahan George L. Dennis, 70, was vet for President Nixon's dogs

Dennis died Monday after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. 

Bond rating agency Moody's downgrades City of Omaha for 2nd time in 2 years

Moody’s cited labor costs and the city’s sewer projects as it downgraded Omaha from Aa1 to Aa2, Mayor Jean Stothert announced Thursday night.

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Ships idle off Los Angeles amid port problems

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are facing their biggest crisis in a decade as container ships idle offshore because cargo can't be moved off the docks fast enough.


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