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Registration opens for urban cycling adventure in Omaha

May. 19, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Registration has opened for the July 13 Owl Ride, Omaha's nighttime urban cycling adventure. The University of Nebraska Medical Center says people can register online . Those who register by June 30 will be guaranteed an Owl Ride sport shirt. The cost is $45 for adults and $25 for...

Omaha travelers can sign up for airport security pre-check

May. 19, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Travelers will have the chance to sign up in Omaha for the Transportation Security Administration's pre-check program this week. Travelers who get approved to join the program are allowed to keep their shoes and belts on when they pass through airport security. The registration center...

Power outage affects nearly 18,000 customers south of Omaha

May. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say nearly 18,000 customers were without power Saturday south of Omaha. Television station WOWT reports that more than 9,000 Omaha Public Power District customers in Sarpy County and about 8,000 customers in Douglas County were without power by early Saturday afternoon. The...

93 high school seniors in Omaha receive associate degrees

May. 18, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ninety-three Millard South High School seniors graduated last Friday from college. That is correct — college. The students also will graduate from Millard South on May 25. But through a new program, the Millard South group was able to get high school and college credit for many of...

Omaha gets $25M federal grant to redevelop housing project

May. 18, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A $25 million federal grant will be used to help rejuvenate a neighborhood in north Omaha in the redevelopment of a deteriorating public housing project, according to officials. The Omaha Housing Authority announced Monday that the five year grant will help demolish the Spencer Homes...

Omaha police plan increased patrols of pedestrian bridge

May. 18, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say they're planning to increase patrols of a downtown pedestrian bridge after a shooting there. Police say the increased focus on the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge comes after shooting around 1:45 a.m. Thursday on the bridge injured a 20-year-old man. Police say they've...

Omaha promises $750K for 2020 Olympic Swim Trials

May. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha has pledged $750,000 in taxpayer money to cover some of USA Swimming's more than $3 million in costs to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials. The City Council approved a plan Tuesday to make the second of three annual $250,000 payments to the Omaha Sports Commission for USA...

Man found guilty of killing girlfriend in Omaha suburb

May. 16, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of killing his longtime girlfriend in an Omaha suburb has been convicted after a nonjury trial. Sarpy County District Court records say a judge found 57-year-old Alan Stack guilty Tuesday of second-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon. He'd been charged with beating...

Omaha mayor signs off on electric scooter pilot program

May. 15, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha pedestrians will now be able to try out electric scooters on the city's streets during a six-month pilot program. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Mayor Jean Stothert signed off on the scooter program Tuesday. That will allow two companies that rent battery-powered scooters,...

Nebraska farmer amputates leg with knife to escape auger

May. 14, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A northeastern Nebraska farmer is recovering after cutting off his own leg with a pocket knife to save himself from a piece of farm equipment he had become caught in. Omaha television station KETV reports that 63-year-old Kurt Kaser, of Pender, was unloading corn last month when he got...