Siena-Francis House to feed 400 on Thanksgiving

Nebraska's largest homeless shelter will serve more than 400 Thanksgiving meals to Omaha's homeless community on Thursday. Mayor Jim Suttle and players from the two teams playing in the United Football League Championship game on Nov. 27 will be on hand at the Siena/Francis House to help serve meals and sign autographs.

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Report questions TransCanada’s emergency response plan

An environmental law center has some questions about TransCanada's ability to respond to a pipeline rupture on the Great Plains in a new report released Nov. 23 in Lincoln. Plains Justice, based in Billings, Mont., based its report on the Canadian oil company's emergency response plan for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline currently under consideration by the U.S. State Department. The 60-page...

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Man fumes over no smoking policy

Employees at Buffalo Wild Wings near 76th and Dodge asked Earl Davis, 31, to please go outside to smoke. Davis didn't just refuse, he raged, breaking tables, chairs and big-screen TVs before police used a taser gun to get him under control. Davis was charged with felony destruction of property, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

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Two wounded in Monday shootings

Joseph Walker, 58, survived after being shot Nov. 22 while inside a house at 4202 Kansas Ave. Police have made no arrests. While responding to a disturbance call at 541 S. 24th St. on Nov. 22, police found Robert Singleton, 33, lying in an abandoned apartment suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Singleton told police that he had been shot on Nov. 19 while walking near 24th and Jones but...

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What’s a recall say about Omaha?

Omaha could become the first major American city to recall two mayors. We asked Dr. Paul Landow, a professor in the political science department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, what that says about our city's political makeup. "As the recent election demonstrated, the long recession, high unemployment, unending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and frustration with Washington, have taken...

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Flynn enters 2012 Senate race

Pat Flynn announced Nov. 19 he will run for Senate again in 2012 as a Republican challenger in the race for Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson's seat. The Schuyler, Neb. investment adviser lost a 2008 bid for Chuck Hagel's open seat, garnering only 22 percent of the vote against Mike Johanns in the primary election. Flynn is the first candidate to officially file for the 2012 campaign. Nebraska...

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Recall committee submits 37K signatures

Omaha appears headed for a recall election after the Mayor Suttle Recall Committee turned in more than 37,000 signatures Nov. 19 in an attempt to remove Mayor Jim Suttle from office. The Douglas County Election Commission has until Dec. 4 to validate the signatures. The group needs 26,643 signatures from registered Omaha voters to force a recall election. Suttle says he will not resign. If the...

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Police ask for help pursuing murder suspect

The Omaha Police are searching for Kevin Watt, 24, in connection with the Nov. 10 murder of 25-year-old Adrian Lessley. Investigators believe Watt was the gunman in the shooting at 3113 Lincoln Blvd. that also saw Jason Marion, 34, transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Jeromie Wade, 27, was charged with being an accessory to a felony in the incident. Anyone with...

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Terry’s Movement on Immigration

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

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Public Hearing this Thursday on Election Commissioner Changes

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A Second Opinion

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Meet the Chief

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A State of Homelessness

As winter takes hold the number of homeless moving into shelters is on the… more »

Ganging Up

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