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Former U.S. Marine believed dead in his native South Sudan

For his Omaha family, a portrait and some memories are all that’s left of the South Sudan-born Thichuong, who risked his life in Iraq for his adopted country and gave his life in the struggle for his native one.

Police-sponsored ‘Haunted Precinct’ has the usual spooky fare but also sends message

The Omaha police southeast precinct is holding Meet and Treat, its fifth annual safe trick-or-treating event, today from 4 to 8 p.m. 

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Omaha Gutter & Siding Co

  Omaha Gutter and Siding Co. is your hometown home improvement provider. We have all types of aluminum rain ware in several colors along…

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Cunninghams Pub & Grill

Cunninghams Pub and Grill was founded in 2010 by Guy and Imogene Richards. Named after Imo’s mother Inez Cunningham, and operated by fam…

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4 men shot in separate incidents in Omaha

Four men were shot at separate locations and times late Friday and early today in Omaha, authorities said.

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.

The Big 93: Senate candidate Domina has campaigned in all Nebraska counties; soon Sasse will have done the same

Election Guide: The World-Herald's guide prepares you to fill out your ballot, with candidate biographies, campaign ads, in-depth profiles, sample ballots and more.

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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.

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." 

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.

Scathing federal review targets prisons records chief

Gov. Dave Heineman says the job status of the records administrator at the center of scandal at the Nebraska Corrections Department is under further review, following a highly critical Justice Department review of Kyle Poppert’s job performance.

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

Election Guide: The World-Herald's guide prepares you to fill out your ballot, with candidate biographies, campaign ads, in-depth profiles, sample ballots and more.

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 South Omaha slaying

Police said the four were arrested in the shooting death of Jose Fabila, 23, who was shot about 4 a.m. Oct. 18 inside a house at 3714 S. 24th St.

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 48 years and counting as an OPS teacher, coach and principal. 

Forecast: Sunny, warm through weekend

Early next week, conditions will begin to make a change toward more seasonal weather for mid-October in the Omaha area.

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.

Christie, Romney headed to Nebraska to support Republican candidates

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to make a Saturday appearance with Republican gubernatorial nominee Pete Ricketts. Mitt Romney will follow with a trip to Hastings on Monday on behalf of U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse.

Lawsuit filed by family in 33rd, Seward arrests clears legal hurdle

All charges against the Johnson brothers were dropped. The family is seeking compensation for medical expenses and property damage, among other claims. They are also asking for punitive damages.

Nebraska test scores up, but more schools facing underachievement penalty

Nearly half of Nebraska’s 1,011 public schools are now labeled in need of improvement for repeatedly missing federal No Child Left Behind proficiency targets, according to a report released today.

Grace: Remembering Dan Begley, who had a heart so big it couldn’t be contained

Mr. Begley was our constant on Webster Street. The lighted shamrock in his window every March. The blue Notre Dame flag hanging every football Saturday. The Democratic yard signs planted faithfully every election season.

Have flu-like symptoms? 911 line, doctor's offices, clinics, E.R.s will ask about Ebola exposure

People calling 911 in Douglas County now will be asked a series of questions about whether they may have been exposed to the Ebola virus. The questions will be directed at callers with flu-like symptoms who want to be transported.

Staff at OPS's Howard Kennedy Elementary seek role in Seventy-Five North's redevelopment plans

OPS board still mulling linking Kennedy to redevelopment project

Iowa soldier organizes a 23-mile march to remind veterans that people care

The  Council Bluffs man will show his commitment to soldiers when he leads more than 200 people on a 23-mile Ruck Up for Life through Council Bluffs and Omaha on Saturday.

Sen. Ernie Chambers vows anew to halt Nebraska's mountain lion hunting

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission ends its last meeting of 2014 without setting a hunting season for next year. 

National News (AP)

Woman quarantined in NJ shows no signs of Ebola

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary test.

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