The Omaha Police Department has drastically improved its homicide clearance rates since 2013, and the department has been able to sustain the high numbers. Most stark was that the rate of cases solved has nearly doubled in the northeast precinct where about half of the city’s homicides occurred.
“Twenty-five thousand dollars is a life-changing amount of money to a lot of people," said Mark Langan, president of the Omaha Crime Stoppers board and a retired Omaha police officer. "The enhanced reward causes people to call more now than they used to."
George Lundeen, a native of Holdrege, Nebraska, and a graduate of Hastings College, said the Stations project was unique, not only in its large size — perhaps the largest sculpture project of its kind in 50 years — but in the freedom given to the artists to fully develop the scenes.
Firefighters spent 45 minutes getting a house fire under control in northeast Omaha late Saturday and into early Sunday.
Firespring says its free “Givesource” software will eliminate the need for sponsoring community foundations to pay third-party software companies in “platform fees.”
The growing use of anti-anxiety pills reminds some doctors of the early days of the opioid crisis.
After voicing concerns before the Omaha Planning Board last week, a Douglas County farmer, won’t face higher property taxes after all.
A rare local revolt has a group of area residents galvanizing under a seasoned urban planner’s guidance to create a proactive guide for how their home turf is transformed. Can their vision come to fruition?
Douglas County Board member Jim Cavanaugh is calling for the county to scale down its plans for a $120 million complex to house attorneys’ offices, juvenile courts and youth detention.
Nebraska qualified for the $639,063 bonus by achieving the nation's 8th best ranking for accurately providing food aid to needy people.
Ed Jones was working his shift at a tobacco shop when two would-be robbers burst inside and immediately began shooting.
Omaha native and Creighton Prep grad Nicholas D’Agosto has been working in movies and TV for nearly 20 years, getting his start as ethical committee chairman Larry Fouch in Alexander Payne’s 1999 comedy, “Election.”
About five people wearing little or nothing demonstrated Saturday at one of Omaha's busiest intersections: 72nd and Dodge Streets.
While neighbors didn’t set out to revamp the secluded park, doing so emerged as one of several priorities during a recent survey and related meetings hosted by people who live in and near the Little Italy neighborhood.
Parent and teacher volunteers helped run the day of festivities that included bouncy houses, face painting, snow cones and plenty of food. Kids played soccer, danced to music blaring from speakers and frolicked around the park with cotton candy and popcorn on the sunny afternoon.
Anthony E. Munson had faced up to 50 years in prison on each charge.
As a special guest, Carissa Hindman and her family received a complimentary zoo membership, gift basket, all-day ride wristbands and a "zoo tour unlike any other."
Team members for the 122nd Aksarben Ball have been assembled. The annual event will be Oct. 13 at CHI Health Center, formerly CenturyLink Center.
The Salvation Army of Omaha received 794 fans this month from Westlake Ace Hardware, 8425 West Center Road.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha will hold auditions to sing the national anthem before sporting events and other occasions at Baxter Arena.
The FBI Greater Omaha Safe Streets Task force executed arrest warrants on six people Thursday on federal and state drug offenses and criminal conspiracies.
Boys Town National Research Hospital is notifying current and former patients and employees of a data breach, according to a release from the hospital.
The child was taken to Nebraska Medical Center in serious condition, according to rescue squad personnel at the scene.
The tents are down and the loud, colorful, hazy evenings are over, but people in Council Bluffs are still talking about fireworks.
Tibetan monks of the Gaden Shartse Monastery in southern India are re-creating an ancient tradition by building a sacred sand painting at the Omaha Healing Arts Center in the Old Market.
Eppley Airfield has reported 2.48 inches of rainfall as of July 19, officially .24 inches above normal for Omaha.