Religious group to protest at South teacher’s funeral

In a press release that ended with the words "God Hates Nebraska," the Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church announced it would picket outside the Nov. 12 funeral for Omaha South High School teacher Stacey Klinger, who died last week after being hit by a car. The group claims Klinger was "cut off by an angry God for teaching rebellion to the youth of this nation." The WBC is infamous for...

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South High teacher dies in traffic accident

Omaha South High School teacher Stacey Klinger, 45, died Nov. 3 after she was struck by a car while crossing 23rd Street after school. Witnesses say Salvador Jimenez, 32, was turning left following a stop at the intersection of 23rd and J St. when he struck Klinger. Jimenez tried to administer CPR before officials arrived and transported Klinger to the Creighton University Medical...

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Two dead in shooting at 63rd and Boyd

Xavon Watson, 18, and Lendale Kyles, 21, died after being shot Nov. 7 near 63rd and Boyd St. Police have made no arrests. There have been 29 homicides in Omaha this year. There were 26 homicides at this time last year.

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State Supreme Court passes on Fremont law

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Nov. 5 refused to rule on whether or not municipalities could enact local immigration laws. The court said plaintiffs have not proven the City of Fremont broke state laws when it approved an ordinance passed by voters in June that prohibits undocumented immigrants from working or living in the city. A lawsuit filed with Nebraska's Federal District Court by the...

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Pipeline company says no more research needed

Senators Mike Johanns and Ben Nelson had their say, now TransCanada has responded with its own letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refuting Johanns’ claim that more research is needed before the Keystone XL Pipeline project can be approved. One week after Nelson wrote to Clinton urging her to make a scientific — not political — decision, Johanns asked the State Department in a...

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Heineman out, Bruning in for 2012 Senate race

One day after Gov. Dave Heineman said he would not run for Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson’s seat in 2012, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced on Nov. 5 that he would. And he has formed an exploratory committee to begin raising funds. Both Heineman and Bruning won landslide reelection bids on Nov. 2. Nelson won a sweeping bid for reelection in 2006, garnering 64 percent of the vote...

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Shooting Rounds

Rodney Anderson, 21, is expected to survive after being shot Oct. 26 near 33rd and Fowler. Police made two arrests in the case: Willie McIntrye, 30, will be charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm charges; and Tracy Johnson, 20, faces attempted murder and a pair of weapons charges. Tiffany Long, 29, survived after allegedly being shot by her boyfriend, Quo Vadis Kellog, 30, Oct....

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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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Terry’s Movement on Immigration

“Let me start with blending what I think will happen with where I am,… more »

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

“In 2008 all eyes were on the Latino vote. That year we had 19.5… more »

Public Hearing this Thursday on Election Commissioner Changes

Senator Sara Howard's LB 235 will have its public hearing this Thursday, February 14th… more »

A Second Opinion

Calculations for the cost of extending Medicaid in Nebraska as a critical piece of… more »


Meet the Chief

First, a primer on how to pronounce “Schmaderer,” the new police chief’s last name:… more »

A State of Homelessness

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

Ganging Up

<p>Some of the community leaders behind the first South Omaha Violence and Intervention meeting.  </p> Alberto Gonzales didn’t enter the meeting room at the South Omaha Library on March 15… more »