Social service agencies, city officials and philanthropists are pushing forward with an ambitious plan to get the residents of the Yale Park Apartments out of temporary shelters and into new apartments or hotel rooms by Wednesday or Thursday next week.
Some 500 refugees were packing a few days worth of clothes and relocating from their north Omaha apartment complex late Thursday in the wake of a massive, daylong city code inspection that uncovered multiple gas leaks and unsanitary conditions.
More than 1,400 Omaha Public Power District customers in northeast Omaha lost power for a few hours Friday evening after a driver hit a pole north of 30th and Lake Streets, utility officials said.
More than 100 city workers responded to the Yale Park Apartments on Thursday, inspecting apartments, comforting displaced families and preparing temporary shelters at community centers.
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert called him "the stereotype of a slumlord."
City of Omaha housing inspectors descended Thursday morning on a north Omaha apartment complex to inspect units and potentially remove and relocate up to 500 refugees from Myanmar living among bedbugs, lice, rodents, gas leaks, mold and other squalid living conditions.
The chances of Kenneth and Sam Jones thriving despite tough childhoods would seem slim. But both did thanks, in large part, to an organization they now serve as adults. The Joneses were stationed in June at the Salvation Army North Corps' facility at 24th and Pratt Streets.
Wead protested discrimination at downtown lunch counters, rallied support in the white community, kept peace during the 24th Street riots. He built playgrounds, helped set up Omaha’s first Heart Start program and worked on behalf of poor and abused women and children.
With school back in session, my heart goes out to the many dedicated educators who are not only trying to educate students academically, but also preparing them to become good, solid citizens.
The incident occurred around 10 a.m. at the BP gas station near 30th Street and Martin Avenue.
A homeless Omaha man has been arrested on suspicion of child enticement after allegedly asking a 9-year-old girl to perform a sex act on him.
Police said Keith Chambers suffered a life-threatening injury in the shooting.
Police said Joshua Holland was shot around 12:50 a.m. Tuesday near 30th and Pratt Streets.
The home is situated about three blocks north of 30th Street and Redick Avenue.
Paramedics considered the person in critical condition en route to Nebraska Medical Center, according to initial 911 dispatch reports.
The teen was taken to Nebraska Medical Center with serious injuries, according to rescue squad personnel at the scene.
Ameca Hatten was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center with injuries to her pelvis, abdomen and head, according to Omaha police.
Three women were stabbed and the man who police say attacked the women was killed late Wednesday afternoon at the Siena-Francis House.
The Step-Up Omaha program serves 14- and 15-year-olds, teaches them about city government and challenges them to brainstorm solutions to problems.
LaVon Stennis Williams was motivated to write a book after talking with youths who had seen a movie about the Tuskegee Airmen but thought that they were fictional characters.
In late August or early September, the Fontenelle Park lagoon, which is about 10 feet deep, will be stocked with 200 channel catfish. That will be followed in September by 2,000 bluegills and 1,000 largemouth bass.
Both were sitting outside on separate porches when the shooting occurred, said Sgt. Danny Flynn of the Omaha Police Department. It was reported about 8:50 p.m.
The small fire near North 16th and Lake Streets was reported by the home's owner around 5:35 a.m. Wednesday.
Both incidents are under investigation, and anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers.
Police reported that the shooting took place around 1:45 a.m. and that the suspect fled the scene.
A 9-year-old girl who was mauled by a pit bull terrier was in serious condition, days before her 10th birthday.