Civic Center Park’s official opening Tuesday was the result of more than a decade of dreaming, scheming and hard work, La Vista’s leaders say — and there’s more to be done. The park features two lakes, a trail system and a fountain that lights up at night and can be synchronized with music for holiday shows.
Connor J. Frillman of La Vista was taken to Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Omaha Police Department.
The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors.
"We're trying to take 'neighborhood watch' and turn it into 'neighborhood eyes,' " La Vista Police Chief Bob Lausten said of the program, which launched at the end of August.
Sarpy County has confirmed its first human West Nile infection of the year, health officials said Tuesday. The individual, who is under 40, was not hospitalized, according to the Sarpy/Cass Health Department.
A man was killed Thursday at First Star Recycling in southwest Omaha when he was pinned under the bucket of a front-end loader, police said.
Come October, diners and drinkers in La Vista will pay an extra handful of change at restaurants, coffee shops and bars.
A majority of La Vista City Council members appear to have an appetite for a restaurant tax. The response to the city’s proposed 1.5% tax included a mix of supporters and opponents Tuesday night during a public hearing.
Rescuers performed CPR on Kingston Goracke after he was found unresponsive in the pool. Kingston, who is from Papillion, died Monday night.
The boy remained in critical condition Monday morning, the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said.
Under the county's steady property tax rate of 29.69 cents per $100 of valuation, the owner of a $200,000 home pays $593.80 a year in property taxes.
The disagreement between Mayor Doug Kindig and Gov. Pete Ricketts came down to this: the governor is against most new or increased taxes; the mayor says the reality of operating a growing city means finding new sources of revenue.
The cyberattack that struck Papillion-La Vista Community Schools in May, touching off an FBI investigation, is proving to be a significant and costly inconvenience. About 900 school laptops in all have to be serviced.
La Vista Mayor Doug Kindig said he was disappointed that Ricketts expressed his dissent on social media rather than in a one-on-one phone call. “Is that how we communicate in this state now with our elected leaders?” Kindig asked.
The tax would apply to myriad food and drink establishments, including cafés, bakeries, coffee shops, food trucks, caterers and similar businesses located in grocery or convenience stores.
Motorists on 84th Street may notice a smoother commute later this year or early next year.
The study comes at a critical time. The historic flooding in March damaged two Bellevue communities that were important sources of affordable housing: Paradise Lakes and Green Acres.
Cast members of “Into the Woods” at the Papillion-La Vista Community Theatre have pretty impressive credentials, especially when it comes to vocal work.
Board members voted to buy an 86.9-acre site about ¾ of a mile south of Shadow Lake Towne Center, but officials emphasized again that construction is probably a long way off.
The distillery shares space with Lucky Bucket brewing, so there are no shortage of locally made drink options in this spacious La Vista spot.
Officials announced that they intend to buy a site on the east side of 72nd Street about three-quarters of a mile south of the Shadow Lake Towne Center shopping center.
Don’t expect to see young athletes this year at the project’s site in La Vista near Interstate 80 and Giles Road — the estimated $125 million endeavor will soon miss another self-imposed deadline.
First in is a variety of restaurants.
Nothing at Osaka Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, a new spot in La Vista, blew me away. But nothing disappointed, either.
Candy was thrown and horses were ridden as the unofficial start of summer marched into the metro area Saturday afternoon.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation is preparing to relinquish control of 84th Street to La Vista, Papillion, Ralston and Omaha, a move that will grant those cities the ability to control aspects like the speed limit and what goes in the medians.