UNL gets federal biofuel center

The U. S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln would house one of five new federal biofuel research centers. The centers are funded with $10 million from the 2010 Agricultural Appropriations Bill and operated by the Agricultural Research Service and the U.S. Forest Service. The four additional centers, some operating from more than one location,...

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City fire finances a mess

How bad is the record keeping in the Omaha Fire Department? Bad enough that Nebraska State Auditor Mike Foley says he can't perform a department audit because the financial books are too disorganized. In a report released Oct. 28, Foley called the OFD’s payroll and time sheets “inadequate and unreliable,” saying there was no way to tell if employees were working their assigned shifts....

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Cocaine deal led to Sanchez-Gonzales shooting

Three people were charged Oct. 27 with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of Cesar Sanchez-Gonzales at his South Omaha auto repair business on Oct. 22. Investigators say the murder resulted from a cocaine deal gone bad. Prosecutors identified Robert Nave, 36, of Kansas City, as the alleged gunman. Along with Kim Thomas, 57, and Shawn McGuire, 41 — both with Kansas City ties...

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Numbers Cruncher

Amount Pete Ricketts has donated to GOP candidates and campaigns in Nebraska this year: $74,700 Number of GOP legislative candidates whose campaign funds have nearly doubled thanks to Ricketts: 2 Amount Joe Ricketts, Pete’s father, has contributed through a one-man Political Action Committee to defeat Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada: $860,000 Source: Federal Election...

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Pipeline decision months away

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ruffled feathers two weeks ago when she said the State Department is "inclined" to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Opponents of the nearly 2,000-mile line that would pump 37 billion gallons of oil a day from Canada to Texas immediately raised concerns over the comments, but now an anonymous State Department source tells Reuters that a decision is...

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Shooting at 33rd and Fowler

Rodney Anderson, 21, was expected to survive after being shot Tuesday evening near 33rd and Fowler Ave. Police have made no arrests.

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Omaha gay protection ordinance defeated

The Omaha City Council failed to pass an amendment on Tuesday offering non-discrimination protection to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. The measure failed on a 3-3 vote with Councilman Franklin Thompson — who has proposed putting the decision to a public vote — abstaining. Councilmen Ben Gray, Pete Festersen and Chris Jerram voted in favor of the ordinance. Thomas...

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Running Gun Battle Leaves Man Dead

Omaha Police found a 24-year-old dead behind the wheel of 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass crashed into a telephone pole blocking southbound 30th Street, the result of a possible running gun battle through the streets on Saturday morning according to WOWT-MAN DEAD. Omaha police are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old man found slumped behind the wheel of a car, the result of a possible...

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Terry’s Movement on Immigration


If You’re Not At The Table, You’re On The Menu


Public Hearing this Thursday on Election Commissioner Changes


A Second Opinion



Meet the Chief


A State of Homelessness


Ganging Up

<p>Some of the community leaders behind the first South Omaha Violence and Intervention meeting.  </p>


Police reviewing gun policy following school shooting