Millard principal’s condition improves

Principal Curtis Case was upgraded to fair condition Jan. 6 after being shot a day earlier at Millard South High School. Case was previously listed in serious condition. Robert Butler Jr., 17, shot Case and Assistant Principal Vicki Kaspar shortly before 1 p.m. on Jan. 5. He had been suspended from school earlier that day. Butler was found dead in a nearby parking lot from a self-inflicted...

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Man killed at gas station

Milton Jackson, 54, was shot and killed Jan. 6 while inside the Shell Rapid Lube near 114th and Center. Police have made no arrests.

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Sen. Janssen introduces Arizona-style law

Fremont Sen. Charlie Janssen announced to state lawmakers on Jan. 6 that he will carry a bill extending the power of local law enforcement to identify undocumented immigrants. The Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act (LB48) would require police officers to check a suspect’s resident status during stops or arrests if there is reason to believe the person could be in the country illegally. State...

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Recall groups unite as election approaches

Three groups supporting the recall of Mayor Jim Suttle announced Jan. 5 they will work together with the Mayor Suttle Recall Committee in an effort to encourage more people to vote in the Jan. 25 election. Representatives from the Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom, the Conservative Coalition of Nebraska and Citizens for Omaha's Future say they will combine resources in hopes of removing the mayor...

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City set to sell Rosenblatt for $12 million

The Omaha Planning Board approved a city proposal on Jan. 5 designating Rosenblatt Stadium as a surplus property, paving the way for the purchase of the stadium later this spring by the Henry Doorly Zoo. The stadium and 35-acre plot will be sold for $12 million. Zoo officials have yet to finalize a plan for the property, but say an additional $3 million must be raised to cover the cost of...

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Millard South principal dies following school shooting

Assistant Principal Vicki Kaspar, 57, died late Jan. 5, a few hours after she was shot shortly before 1 p.m. at Millard South High School by Robert Butler Jr., 17. Butler was found dead a short time later in a nearby parking lot from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Principal Curtis Case, 45, was also shot during the incident and remains in serious condition at the Creighton University Medical...

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Omaha man pinned by train in Council Bluffs

Michael McGillen Jr., 28, was airlifted to the Creighton University Medical Center Jan. 6 after he was found pinned between a guardrail and a rail car at a power plant near Council Bluffs. He remains in critical condition. Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Sgt. Duane Richie told the Associated Press that McGillen works for the Iowa Interstate Railroad.

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Bruning proposes new drug regulations

State Attorney General Jon Bruning announced two billsto restrict drugs in Nebraska, in preparation for the state's new legislative session that gets underway Jan. 5. One bill proposes a ban on chemical compounds found in K2, a synthetic, marijuana-like drug. Certain versions of the drug were banned at the federal level, but it is still available in Nebraska as drug makers have found recipes...

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