Juneteenth is a holiday on June 19 that marks the day when slaves in Texas learned of their freedom two years after the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln went into effect in 1863.
DMV officials were expecting someone from CenturyLink to set up the Internet connection at the new offices on Friday, a spokesman said, but no one showed up to do the work.
Last year, Omaha's homicide rate fell dramatically to a nearly 30-year low. Even so, people are still killed or injured in shootings, and each of those events has a ripple effect through families, neighborhoods and communities.
Dan Goodwin Sr. is revered, not just because he succeeded, but because he has devoted his life to helping others succeed along with him and because he has provided an example of how to live a life unbowed.
Court records show past trauma and hardship, and also run-ins with the law, for the three male suspects. The two female suspects have no local criminal histories.
An Omaha woman suffered a severe wound to her abdomen in a stabbing Sunday, according to police dispatch reports.
The person was struck at 30th and Pinkney Streets around 10 p.m.
Today, we focus on the victim. On Monday, we look into the backgrounds of the five suspects. The last installment, on Tuesday, will explore steps the community is taking to address and prevent gun violence.
James Overton said in an interview that parking has been the bar's biggest challenge and said he's working to resolve the problem.
The lake and its surrounding park, which has been closed since April, will remain closed until the fall of 2020 during construction.
The Empowerment Network is using the funds to serve more kids with job placements and add an additional South Omaha training site.
Principal Linda Tripp gave a teary goodbye to students, their parents, faculty and the congregation after a morning celebration in the church sanctuary.
The money will help demolish the worn-out barracks-style apartments of Spencer Homes, replace them with better housing and rejuvenate a nearby stretch of North 30th.
When the school started four years ago, there was just kindergarten and first grade. Now the school goes up to the fourth grade and will add fifth grade in the fall.
Federal and city officials are expected to announce the grant Monday in a press conference. Officials declined to comment or could not be reached for comment Friday. But The World-Herald confirmed through multiple sources that the city had won the grant.
In a cold drizzle Monday evening, about a dozen people gathered to mark the death of 24-year-old Tyler Johnson, the city's fifth homicide of the year and the fourth by gunfire.
As Brenda Council, 65, celebrated the official end to an impressive legal, political and community- oriented career that included some stumbles, she signaled that her future involvement in local causes would not change.
Just before 5 a.m. Saturday morning, police responded to a reported shooting near North 46th Street and Camden Ave., where they found a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Officials later pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
The street construction season is underway. Here's what to know to help you get around.
On Wednesday, Girls Inc. of Omaha leaders will cut the ribbon at 3626 N. 65th Ave., heralding in a new era for an old convent that will now serve as a home for young women.
Preston Love Jr. believes that history needs to be made real for young people. And that once they can see and feel the past through stops in cities like Memphis, Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery and Atlanta, they can have a better grasp of their own futures.
The man who lives at the house said he was asleep when a smoke detector went off. He, another adult and a child escaped, as did their dog.
Since 2008, the Omaha group's mentees have experienced a 100 percent graduation rate, with 93 percent going on to post-secondary institutions or military service.
Gehrls died Monday evening at his home after battling neck cancer. He was 71.
The landlord of the Yale Park Apartments has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Omaha, several city officials and a refugee advocacy group, alleging that all conspired to shut down the apartment complex to put him out of business.
Should you call in and report that house on the corner that still hasn't shoveled, or talk to your neighbors before lodging a complaint?