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Omaha man killed after home invasion was reported in suburbs

Dec. 05, 2021 11:36 AM EST

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — A 43-year-old man died after he was shot during an alleged home invasion in an Omaha suburb early Saturday. Bellevue Police Sgt. Howard Banks said Lou Slaughter of Omaha died after he was shot by one of the three occupants of a home in the 1700...

Bergersen scores 32 to carry E. Washington over Omaha 92-81

Dec. 04, 2021 16:09 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Rylan Bergersen had a career-high 32 points as Eastern Washington beat Nebraska Omaha 92-81 on Saturday. Bergersen made 10 of 13 shots. He added six rebounds. Steele Venters had 21 points and eight rebounds for Eastern Washington...

Woman dies after being hit by vehicle in Omaha

Dec. 04, 2021 15:39 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman died early Saturday after she was struck by an SUV driven by a man in Omaha, police said. Kaitlyn Vanessen, of Omaha, was crossing a street in the Blackstone District about 2 a.m. Saturday when she was hit by an SUV, police said....

US drugstores squeezed by vaccine demand, staff shortages

Dec. 04, 2021 09:57 AM EST

A rush of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are squeezing drugstores around the U.S., leading to frazzled workers and temporary pharmacy closures. Drugstores are normally busy this time of year with flu shots and other vaccines, but now pharmacists are doling...

Striking Kellogg's workers to get 3% raises in new contract

Dec. 02, 2021 16:52 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's has reached a tentative agreement with its 1,400 cereal plant workers that will deliver 3% raises and end a nearly two-month-long strike if the deal is approved. The five-year deal with the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain...

Bacon faces backlash from Trump for infrastructure vote

Dec. 02, 2021 13:57 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Bacon is among a list of Republicans being targeted by former President Donald Trump, who is calling for a “Republican patriot” to challenge the Omaha lawmaker in next year’s primary election. On Wednesday, Trump reiterated in a...

Nearly all Nebraska COVID hospital patients are unvaccinated

Dec. 01, 2021 17:35 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials said Wednesday that the vast majority of the COVID-19 patients who are filling the state's hospitals are unvaccinated and many are younger adults. The number of people hospitalized in Nebraska with the virus continues to...

Jury awards $26M in malpractice lawsuit, a Nebraska record

Nov. 30, 2021 14:17 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County jury has awarded $26.1 million to a Sarpy County family who sued Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha after their child was sent home following an accidental fall and then suffered seizures that left her permanently disabled, though that...

Woman dies when her car is struck by pickup truck in Omaha

Nov. 29, 2021 18:25 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 78-year-old Omaha woman has died after her car was struck by a pickup truck in Omaha. The accident happened just before 11 a.m. Monday at the intersection of 144th and Eldorado Drive. Police say a 2012 Toyota Tundra was driving above the 45 mph...

Two men killed, third wounded in Omaha shooting on Saturday

Nov. 28, 2021 12:59 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two men were killed and a third man was critically injured Saturday in an Omaha shooting. The gunshots were reported near 34th and Jackson streets around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said William Harnage, 21, and Jang Puol, 18,...