BestOfWeekend

The World-Herald creates lots of important journalism — stories, photos, video — that is both timely and compelling. But we also know our readers are busy.

Here is a convenient roundup of some of our best work from the last several days that's worth checking out.

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She was a freshman at Omaha North High School and the favorite aunt in a family teeming with nieces and nephews. Sarah loved to laugh, joke and sing, even if she typically botched the words to virtually every song she heard. But life wasn’t all braces and bubble gum for the 16-year-old.

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The Nebraska woman who has been charged with incest told a police officer that she wanted to have sex with her father because of a competition with her half sister to see who could do it first.

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Shawn Wilson arrived at a blood drive held by his employer in November 2017 ready to donate a pint and go on with work as usual. As it turned out, the appointment helped save his life.

Dr. Nagendra Natarajan said finding cancer during the course of other medical procedures isn't a common thing, although he does have one other patient who was diagnosed in a similar way. Young patients often don't go to primary care doctors on a regular basis, because they're healthy.

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More people than ever used Omaha’s airport last year, for the first time pushing Eppley Airfield past the 5 million passenger mark as more airlines offer more service. 

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A blue quilt serves as a bedspread in the Greeley, Colorado, home of Jerold Thompson. It is composed of 48 blocks, each one representing a U.S. state, featuring the colorful stitched outline of that state's official bird and flower. But the quilt has a special meaning for Thompson. 

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Some of the most successful movie franchises are not based on a novel, play or even a comic book but instead a multi-colored assembly of plastic marketed to children.

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Marlon Brando, by his own account, was only ever really happy in two places. The first place was Omaha. And the second place? His island.

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The arrival last month of new OPPD board members Amanda Bogner of Omaha, who owns a small business, and Janece Mollhoff of Ashland, Nebraska, who retired as a colonel in the Army Reserve means there are now three women serving on the utility's board.

402-444-1503; nigrin@owh.com

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