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  • Omaha bank ends business relationship with NRA

    (The Hill) First National Bank of Omaha said Thursday that it would end its business relationship with the National Rifle Association (NRA) after feedback from customers. In a post on its official Twitter account Thursday, the bank announced it would no longer renews its contract with the NRA. Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA,” the bank wrote. “As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card.
  • First National Bank of Omaha bails on NRA-branded Visa card after customer outcry

    02/22/2018 2:12:06 PM PST · by Skywise · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/22/2018 | Thomas Franck
    The First National Bank of Omaha said Thursday it will not renew a contract with the National Rifle Association to issue its NRA-branded Visa credit card. "Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA," a spokesperson for the bank told CNBC. "As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card." The website advertising the card disappeared on Wednesday, less than one day after ThinkProgress reported the bank's support of the pro-gun lobby. The bank was one of many companies used by...
  • Officers involved in mentally ill man's death ‘will no longer be employed by the city

    07/20/2017 4:09:57 PM PDT · by LadyBuzz · 13 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 7/20/2017 | Roseanne Moring
    wo Omaha police officers who were involved in the June death of an unarmed, mentally ill man will stop working at the city on Friday. The police labor contract bars the city from releasing disciplinary information in most cases, so Assistant City Attorney Bernard in den Bosch didn’t say whether the officers had been fired. But he said Thursday: “As of tomorrow morning two officers will no longer be employed by the City of Omaha.” He said the two officers are Scotty Payne, a five-year veteran of the force, and Ryan McClarty, a two-year veteran.
  • He kept hiring strippers — and sending them to the porch of a neighbor with toddlers

    05/13/2017 6:47:09 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    The State ^ | May 12 2017 | GREG HADLEY
    <p>An Omaha, Nebraska, man allegedly harassed his neighbors more than 70 times over the course of three and a half years with a very unique — and disturbing — method.</p> <p>Douglas Goldsberry, 45, hired strippers on many occasions, he told police, per KETV. But he didn’t tell them to come to his home. Instead, he sent them to his neighbors’ porch, where they would bare their breasts and sometimes even fully undress, prosecutors claim, according to the Omaha World-Herald. All the while, he would watch from his own home, allegedly.</p>
  • Democrat Loses Omaha Race That Was Caught in Abortion Debate

    05/10/2017 11:02:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | May 10, 2017 | By THOMAS BEAUMONT
    Democrat Heath Mello lost his race for Omaha mayor Tuesday in a setback for supporters who argued that the Democratic National Committee and abortion rights groups were wrong to attack the anti-abortion former state senator. Mello, a 37-year-old Catholic from Omaha's working-class south side, had become a flashpoint for the internal Democratic battle over whether a candidate's position on reproductive rights should disqualify him from support by the national party after its crushing losses around the country last year. Republican Jean Stothert, a 63-year-old former nurse and city council member elected in 2013, was elected to a second term. It...
  • Democrats again fall short in a closely-watched election [Omaha mayoral race]

    05/09/2017 11:27:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2017 1:28 AM EDT | Thomas Beaumont
    Democrats again fell just short in a closely-watched election as Heath Mello lost the Omaha mayoral race on Tuesday after a fierce debate within the national party over his anti-abortion views. His loss was a setback for supporters who argued that the Democratic National Committee and abortion rights groups were wrong to attack the anti-abortion former state senator. It was also another near miss for Democrats fighting in typically Republican territory since Donald Trump’s presidential election victory. Democrats lost a special election for a House seat in Kansas and narrowly missed an outright win in a special election in Georgia....
  • Live results of the Omaha Mayor's Race

    05/09/2017 6:47:08 PM PDT · by ak267 · 20 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 5-9-17 | Omaha World Herald
    Polls closed at 8pm CST. Opening Results: Jean Stothert (R, Incumbent) 57% 17941 Heath Mello (D) 43% 13387 (updated every 45 minutes) Live Tweets from Jean's campaign office: @jeanformayor
  • The 1 stance you can't have to be a Democrat

    04/25/2017 3:42:46 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 04/24/2017 | Greg Corombos
    'There's a huge disconnect here'! Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says all Democrats should line up in favor of abortion, and he calls the position “not negotiable,” a clarification for which pro-life groups are exceedingly grateful. The issue arose after Perez publicly backed the pro-life Democratic Party nominee in the race for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. After criticism from pro-choice forces, Perez released a statement insisting he and the party were not straying from their stance on abortion. “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,”...
  • Prayer request: Friend of friend's 6 year old son, Bode, diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma.

    09/16/2016 8:25:03 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 45 replies
    wikipedia ^ | 16 SEP 16 | dcbryan1
    Please pray for Bode, a 6 year old boy whom was just diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma. Doctor found it in his testicles and he has spots on his lungs. Please pray for he and his family. Its a bad one. Thanks.
  • Omaha's Answer to Pothole Complaints: a New Dirt Road

    08/17/2016 4:28:43 PM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 16 Aug 2016 | Margery a. Beck and Scott Mcfetridge
    For miles and miles Omaha stretches on, one tidy, suburban-style neighborhood after another filled with modern low-slung houses set on spacious lawns with towering oaks and elms. It's a model of comfortable mid-American living, with one unusual exception: thanks to a quirk in how Omaha developed, about 300 miles of streets in these nice neighborhoods are pitted with potholes almost big enough to swallow an SUV. The bad roads have been both an anomaly and a source of complaints for years. But recently, they've become the center of a mini-crisis after local officials began dispatching crews to tear up the...
  • Man who was shot early Friday was involved in 2015 purse-snatching and assault at church

    08/05/2016 4:31:55 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 8 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | August 5, 2016 | Jay Withrow and Alia Conley
    A 20-year-old man who was involved in a purse-snatching and assault of an elderly woman at an Omaha church last year was critically injured early Friday in a shooting in northeast Omaha. Wayman Clark was taken in critical condition to Creighton University Medical Center after the 1 a.m. shooting near 34th and Seward Streets. A 21-year-old man, Johnathon Semans, was arrested in connection with Friday’s shooting. Clark was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to robbery in the August 2015 case in which he punched a 76-year-old woman during a purse-snatching at Omaha’s St. Cecilia Cathedral.
  • Crowd Cheers Clinton's Call To 'Raise Taxes On The Middle Class'

    08/03/2016 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 105 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | August 3, 2016 | Robert Kraychik
    Hillary Clinton called for raising taxes on the “middle class” while campaigning on Monday in Omaha, NE. Joined by left-wing Democrat billionaire Warren Buffett, she received applause from those in attendance. “Because while Warren is standing up for a fairer tax code, Trump wants to cut taxes for the super-rich,” said Clinton. “Well, we’re not going there, my friends. I’m telling you, right now - we’re going to write fairer rules for the middle class and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class!”
  • Hillary Clinton Loads Up Omaha Rally With High School Kids – Still Can’t Fill It Up!

    08/01/2016 10:28:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 1, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Hillary Clinton held a rally today at North High School in Omaha. The gym was half empty when the rally started. She packed the high school gym with high school kids who are too young to vote.
  • Billionaire Warren Buffett Pledges to Drive Voters to the Polls in Nov.

    08/01/2016 7:17:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/1/16 | Asher Klein
    "I’m gonna be doing selfies, whatever it takes," Buffett said, before introducing Hillary Clinton at a rally in Omaha, Nebraska Buffett pledged to "take at least 10 people to the polls who otherwise would have had difficulty getting there" on November 8, challenging his congressional district to "give America a civics lesson."
  • Hillary Clinton due in Omaha Monday

    08/01/2016 1:15:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 49 replies
    WOWT ^ | July 31, 2016 | WOWT
    OMAHA, Neb. -- Democratic presidential nominee nomination Hillary Clinton is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Omaha Monday afternoon. The event will be held in the gymnasium of Omaha North High School near North 36th Street and Ames Avenue from 4:30-6 p.m. Doors open at 2:45 p.m. The gym holds 500 people and they'll have overflow seating for 500 more in Viking Hall, a cafeteria area. Tickets are available through her campaign website, which indicates Mrs. Clinton will discuss her commitment to building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. Patty Zieg, Democratic National...
  • College World Series Final at Noon ( CT )

    06/30/2016 1:33:18 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 20 replies ^ | Jun 29, 2016 | By: WOWT Sports
    The following severe weather policy, approved by the NCAA, Creighton University, the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) and College World Series of Omaha, Inc., is in effect for the 2016 NCAA® Men’s College World Series® (CWS). Due to the severe weather and the concern for student-athlete welfare, the 2016 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Game between Arizona and Coastal Carolina has been postponed until Thursday, June 30 at Noon (CT). The game will tentatively be televised on ESPNews. Gates at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha will open at 11 a.m. (CT).
  • Omaha Beach: The Greatest Moment in American History

    06/06/2016 10:20:34 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 40 replies
    Vanity | June 6, 2016 | JewishRighter
    To my thinking, the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944 was the greatest day in American history. Of course, the grand scale of American industrial and military might and organizational genius on display that day are worthy of tremendous admiration. But more importantly by far was the greatness of the quintessential American character that prevailed: bravery, sacrifice, heroism, nobility of spirit, love of freedom and hatred of evil. And nowhere was this character better revealed than Omaha beach. Bloody Omaha. If the mention of that place does not arouse a mixture of somber reflection and profound admiration in your heart,...
  • Ex-Black Panther convicted in officer's death dies in prison (David Rice)

    03/13/2016 5:19:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 13, 2016 3:44 PM EDT
    One of two former Black Panthers convicted in the 1970 bombing death of an Omaha police officer has died in prison. Nebraska Department of Correctional Services spokesman Andrew Nystrom said David Rice died around midnight Saturday at the state penitentiary in Lincoln. […] The 68-year-old Rice, who had changed his name to Mondo we Langa, was convicted along with fellow Black Panther Edward Poindexter in the death of officer Larry Minard. Authorities say they lured police to a house with a 911 call, then detonated a homemade bomb that killed Minard. …
  • Omaha: Custodian destroys Mary Poppins mannequin, Buddha on display in Cathedral (Cath Caucus)

    03/13/2016 4:45:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | March 11, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    In a way what follows echoes the post about concerts in churches.  HERE  What is appropriate in a church and what is not?This remarkable bit of news is from Kelly: With a pair of bolt cutters and sense of indignation, custodian cuts down what flies in churchA Mary Poppins mannequin hung from the ceiling at St. Cecilia Cathedral [?!?  No, really.  There’s a photo.] for its 31st annual flower festival, but a custodian used bolt cutters to send it crashing to the floor on the first morning of the event. The custodian said he hopes the incident sparks “conversation”...
  • Drunk woman is rushed to hospital after sneaking into a zoo and being bitten by a tiger on Halloween

    11/02/2015 5:40:25 AM PST · by dayglored · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Nov 1, 2015 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Jacqueline Eide was taken to the hospital after being bitten on her left hand by a tiger at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Sunday morning Eide had sneaked into the zoo to pet the tiger, but when she reached into the cage she was bitten A spokesman for the zoo said that the tiger believed to have been involved was an 18-year-old Malayan tiger named Mai The woman was cited by police at 7.20am for criminal trespass and remained in the hospital for treatment A 33-year-old woman suffered severe hand trauma after sneaking into a Nebraska zoo...