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  • 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...
  • Brutal Omaha beatings go viral

    09/22/2015 9:23:34 AM PDT · by lacrew · 47 replies
    WIBW ^ | Sep 21, 2015 | Brandon Scott
    A brutal beating video has gone viral and now Omaha Police are investigating who's behind the chaos. The video shows dozens of people involved in a knock-down, drag-out fight at the Southside Terrace housing complex 28th and R in South Omaha. The complex is a public, low-income housing property. In the video, a woman is pulled to the ground, kicked in the face and stomach, repeatedly punched, and her attackers pull her hair. Later in the video several men are also attacked. WOWT 6 News spoke with Afiya Madut, a Southside Terrace resident who said fights aren't uncommon at the...
  • SEE IT:- Baby girl fawns over her new deer friend (Cuteness Over-Load!)

    08/21/2015 5:00:06 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/21/2015 | ASHLEY LEWIS
    This baby girl from Nebraska cant stop fawning over her new friend. The tots mom, identified only as Ann Maree by KETV 7 in Omaha, shared the completely en-deer-ing video of her daughter, Kate, sweetly chasing a young deer in their backyard on Sunday. Our neighbor pointed out the fawn to us, it was in the backyard, Ann Maree told the TV station. My daughter who is 15 months, decided to walk toward it.
  • UPDATE=> 76 Yr-Old Woman Beaten-Robbed in Back of Cathedral SUSPECT ARRESTED

    08/20/2015 2:10:45 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 49 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | Aug 19th, 2015 10:17 am | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday two criminals entered St. Cecilias Catholic Cathedral in Omaha. One of the men snatched the purse from a 76 year-old woman. The other man slugged her in the side of her head. The attack tool place in the back of a cathedral! snip UPDATE: One suspect was arrested today.
  • Surveillance Video Shows Two Men Robbing, Beating Woman At Cathedral

    08/19/2015 7:17:22 AM PDT · by massmike · 29 replies ^ | 08/19/2015 | n/a
    On Sunday, a 72 year old woman entered the north vestibule of St. Cecilias Cathedral on 40th and Burt Street. As she stood at the welcome table reading a copy of the parish newsletter, two black men, approximately 16 years of age, entered behind her. One grabbed her purse from her arm and ran out the door. The second, for no explainable reason, hit the woman squarely on the side of her face, knocking her down . The incident has sparked outrage. Police are now looking for the men responsible for attacking the 72-year-old woman. WOWT 6 News heard from...
  • Thugs Rob Woman of 72-yrs Before Sucker Punching Her in Church

    08/19/2015 12:26:12 AM PDT · by csvset · 21 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 18 August 2015 | LiveLeak
    Thugs Rob Woman of 72-yrs Before Sucker Punching Her in Church Surveillance cameras catch a violent scene Sunday inside St. Cecilia Cathedral. In the video shared by Father James Netusil, Associate Pastor, two men can be seen entering the church before approaching a woman reading a church newsletter. One grabs her purse and takes off through the door while the other punches the woman in the side of the head.
  • Minnesota authorities reportedly nab 12-year-old wanted in Nebraska killing

    07/10/2015 6:16:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    fox ^ | 7-8-15 | fox
    Authorities in Minnesota reportedly arrested a 12-year-old boy early Wednesday in connection with a deadly drug-related ambush last month in a park in Omaha, Neb. The boy, along with two other boys Jamar Milton, 17, and Shuntayvious Primes-Willis, 15 allegedly planned to rob two men they lured to Miller Park on June 29 on the premise they wanted to do a marijuana deal, a Douglas County prosecutor told the Omaha World-Herald. Milton and Primes-Willis were arrested Monday, Fox 6 reported. Both teens were being held without bail and charged as adults with first-degree murder. Jamar Milton and the...
  • 12-year-old boy facing murder charge has had violent examples

    07/09/2015 7:08:27 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 9 replies
    Omaha World-Herald(Buffets Rag) ^ | July 9, 2015 | By Maggie OBrien and Alissa Skelton
    The father of a 12-year-old Omaha boy charged with first-degree murder is serving a life sentence in Minnesota for killing a man in 2010. Javaris Eugene Milton, 37, was convicted of first-degree murder in what Minneapolis authorities said was a marijuana-related robbery attempt. The crime is eerily similar to accusations that the boy, Jarrell Milton, his older brother and another teenager are facing in Douglas County.
  • Teens Charged with Murder, 12-Year-Old Boy Still Wanted

    07/07/2015 3:14:32 PM PDT · by Trailerpark Badass · 38 replies
    WOWT ^ | Jul 07, 2015 | WOWT 6 News
    Warrants for first degree murder have been issued for two teenagers and a 12-year-old boy for the June shooting death of Jamymell Ray, 31. Two of the teenagers have been taken into custody, but a 12-year-old boy still remains wanted. The 12-year-old has been identified as Jarrell Milton. Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call the Omaha Police Homicide Unit at (402) 444-5656 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP. The shooting happened on Monday, June 29th near 24th & Redick. Ray and Charles Fisher, 30, were both hit by gunfire. Fisher was treated at the hospital and...
  • Illegal immigrant leaves blood on the streets of Omaha

    07/07/2015 7:35:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/07/2015 | By Robert Klein Engler
    On Sunday morning, June 22, 2014, Edward Horowitz, M.D. was crossing with the green light at 38th Street and Dodge, in Omaha, Nebraska.  Out of nowhere came a speeding blue car, which struck Horowitz hard with such a “horrific bang” that he was thrown against the window of a U-Hall van stopped for the red light.  He later died. The woman driving the U-Haul became hysterical.  A witness said a blue car hit Dr. Horowitz while he was walking in the crosswalk.  The driver of the car that hit Dr. Horowitz then sped off. div class="article_body bottom"> The driver...
  • 8 injured, 7 critically, in separate north Omaha shootings overnight

    06/28/2015 7:57:28 AM PDT · by LadyBuzz · 21 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 6/28 | By Emerson Clarridge and Kevin Cole / World-Herald staff writers
    Five men and three women were shot late Saturday and early Sunday at six locations throughout north Omaha, police said. Four of the eight victims were on porches when they were shot. Seven of the wounded were taken to hospitals in critical condition.
  • Omaha Juneteenth Parade Cancelled, Five Arrested

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  • It all begins with "Black Larry" and Omaha's Boys Town

    05/31/2015 5:56:54 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 5 replies
    Libertarian Republican ^ | Sunday, May 31, 2015 | Eric Dondero
    This FROM THE EDITOR: We will have a major update to the Dennis Hastert child sex ring story here tonight. Witness, sworn statement. Stay tuned... We will begin our coverage of the so-called "Dennis Hastert Sex Scandal," with a video from the early 1990s, from a trusted source of this website. The documentary was set to air on the Discovery Channel in 1994, but was pulled at the last minute, and never ran on cable TV. Some blog sleuths eventually dug it up, years later. It contains some mind-numbing accusations and earth shattering evidence against some Nebraska politicians at the...
  • A good woman and a really bad man died today

    05/20/2015 9:23:26 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 65 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | MAY 20, 2015 | Maggie O'Brien,
    An Omaha police officer and a suspect involved in a shootout Wednesday have died. Kerrie Orozco, 29, a gang unit officer, was serving a warrant on the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force when she was shot. Orozco is the 25th officer and first female in the department killed in the line of duty. Orozco had been taken to Creighton University Medical Center in extremely critical condition after being shot about 1 p.m. near Read Street and Martin Avenue.
  • Major Omaha-area construction projects face a shortage of workers

    03/11/2015 4:28:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Omaha World-Herald ^ | March 9, 2015 | Janice Podsada
    Some are calling it one of the biggest construction projects in the country right now the $400 million expansion of Googles data center operations in Council Bluffs, a massive undertaking involving roughly 2,000 construction workers with no deadline announced. We dont how long its going to be going on, we just know that theyre continuing to build, said Bob Mundt, president and chief executive of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce. Since 2007, Google has invested more than $1.5 billion in its facilities in the Lake Manawa area and now at a 975-acre site opposite the MidAmerican energy...
  • 2 women dead after 10 people are shot in northeast Omaha

    01/24/2015 10:49:01 AM PST · by csvset · 44 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 24 january 2015 | Emerson Clarridge
    One of the women killed early Saturday was Jakela Foster, 19, The World-Herald has learned. Foster had a young son, and according to her Facebook page, was a sales associate at DialAmerica, a telemarketing firm. She had studied culinary arts at Metropolitan Community College. A party at a northeast Omaha house turned into a killing scene early Saturday when, police said, eight people were shot, including two women who died. Hours earlier, two more people were shot in a house nearby, also during a party, police said. That 10 people were shot within 4 hours in the Prospect Hill neighborhood...
  • St. Patrick Hospital 1 of 4 sites in U.S. ready for Ebola patients ( Montana )

    09/30/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Rob Chaney
    There are four places in the United States set up to handle a patient sickened by the Ebola virus, and Missoula is one of those. .... And any hospital equipped to care for a tuberculosis patient can care for an Ebola patient, according to Dr. George Risi, an infectious disease specialist who recently returned from spending 20 days in a Sierra Leone Ebola ward. Accompanied by St. Patricks intensive care nursing director Kate Hurley, Risi helped local clinic staff care for up to 95 patients at a time. While untreated Ebola kills more than 70 percent of its victims, more...
  • Cops Crew Member Killed by Omaha Police

    08/28/2014 2:24:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | August 27, 2014 | Daniel Holloway
    Bryce Dion, a 38-year-old crew member for the series Cops was shot and killed by police in Omaha Tuesday night during the filming of an episode. A 32-year-old robbery suspect was also killed in the incident. Dion was accompanying police responding to an armed robbery at a Wendys restaurant. The Omaha World-Herald reported that Dion was killed after three officers opened fire in response to shots the suspect, Cortez Washington, fired with an Airsoft pellet gun. Dion was wearing a bullet-proof vest, but was shot under the left arm in an unprotected area. Dion was a seven-year veteran of the...
  • 'Cops' Crew Member Killed by Officers While Show Films Armed Robbery (Omaha)

    08/27/2014 11:57:02 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    Yahoo TV ^ | 8-27-2014 | Jeremy Blacklow
    A staffer on the long-running television crime show Cops was shot and killed Tuesday night, reportedly by gun fire from local police, while videotaping an armed robbery in progress in Omaha, Nebraska, that also left the suspect dead. According to Deputy Chief David Baker of the Omaha Police Department, the incident took place at a Wendy's restaurant at around 9:20 p.m. CT, in the vicinity of 42nd Street and Dodge. Initial reports said the TV crew member, later identified by Langley Productions (which produces Cops) as audio technician Bryce Dion had been critically injured. The news of his death...
  • 9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day (2013)

    06/06/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Colossal ^ | 9-25-2013 | Christopher Jobson
    This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civilians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6th, 1944 during WWII. The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the temporary installation that lasted only a few hours...
  • First Evidence Found of Storied Battle That Stopped Spains Eastward Expansion

    03/21/2014 5:54:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Western Digs ^ | March 17, 2014 | Blake de Pastino
    Nearly 300 years ago, two great alliances collided on the Great Plains in a battle that changed the course of American history. But until now, no physical evidence of the storied conflict had ever been found. In the summer of 1720, where the Platte River meets the Loup in eastern Nebraska, Spanish soldiers, New Mexican settlers and their Pueblo and Apache allies clashed with warriors from the Pawnee and Oto nations of the Plains. In a daybreak raid, the Pawnee and the Oto possibly with the support of French traders routed the Spanish, killing their commander, Don Pedro...
  • Moby Grape - Miller's Blues (Live)

    02/21/2014 8:55:35 PM PST · by DemforBush · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    A little blues-rock to start the weekend off right.
  • (OMAHA) Nebraska has the highest black homicide rate in U.S., national group says

    01/24/2014 9:24:46 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    World Herald ^ | 01/24/2014 | Christopher Burbach
    The day of the funeral for a 5-year-old Omaha girl killed by a stray bullet, a national organization declared that Nebraska has the highest black homicide rate in the nation. The statistics that the Washington D.C.-based Violence Prevention Center analyzed do not include the Jan. 15 killing of Payton Benson. The numbers come from 2011, the most recent year for which comprehensive national homicide data is available. But a high ranking is not a one-year anomaly. Thirty black people including 27 people in Omaha were killed in homicides in Nebraska in 2011. That translates to a black homicide...
  • Peyton's calls collect $24,800

    01/19/2014 6:34:21 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 24 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 19, 2014, 7:29 PM EST | Darren Powell
    Not only is Peyton Manning heading to his third Super Bowl, he made $24,800 for his charity during the AFC Championship Game. Eight businesses will donate the money to Manning's Peyback Foundation after they committed to donate a combined $800 for each time he said the word "Omaha" at the line of scrimmage. Manning said "Omaha" 31 times during Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. "This has been terrific for us," said David G. Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, which headed up the effort. "Before Friday, we had calculated that news coverage of...
  • Swearing toddler in Omaha police union video taken into protective custody

    01/09/2014 2:27:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/09/14
    OMAHA, Neb. A toddler who was cursed at and encouraged to curse in a video posted online has been placed in protective custody, Omaha police announced Wednesday. In a news release, police said that four children, including the toddler from the video that was posted by the police union, were removed from the home. The union has faced criticism for posting the video on its website.
  • NRA beat Bloomberg anti-gun group in 65 of 67 Va. delegate races

    11/08/2013 7:18:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 8, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly 10 percent of New York Mayor Michael Bloombergs anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns retired from their job or were sacked in Tuesdays elections, including the organizations two leaders: Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Some 95 key members of the group that targets and criticizes lawmakers backed by the National Rifle Association are losing their title of mayor. According to an election review of Bloomberg's membership list of about 1,000, three quit the group, 69 retired from their jobs, and 23 were rejected by voters.On the retirement list: Bloomberg and Menino.Among the defeated members of Mayors Against Illegal...
  • Republicans have way to protest party's takeover by religious right

    03/30/2005 8:45:00 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 269 replies · 6,687+ views
    Omaha World Herald/ ^ | 3-27-05 | Harold Andersen
    the (relatively silent) majority of Americans feel(s) that the most compassionate treatment for Terri Schiavo - as well as the proper legal course of action - is to let her vegetative existence end, as advocated by her legal guardian, her husband. For Republicans who consider their party a captive of the religious right on matters like medical research and right-to-die legislation and now legislative intrusion into the judicial system, there is a way to at least feel more comfortable with their political consciences. That way is to leave a party whose leadership is currently attempting to leave behind in the...
  • Citizens ask for tougher enforcement of immigration laws

    09/16/2013 5:59:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    World-Herald News Service ^ | September 16, 2013 | Alissa Skelton
    OMAHA, Neb. - An Omaha rally Friday honored a 93-year-old woman who was raped and killed in July and called for tougher enforcement of immigration laws. U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont, a candidate for governor, spoke at the rally to support victims of crimes committed by people who are in the United States illegally. Louise Sollowin, 93, was raped and brutally beaten in her South Omaha home July 21. She died in the hospital four days later. Sergio Martinez-Perez, a Sonora, Mexico, native who is in the country illegally, has been charged in...
  • Andrea Kruger's Murder Was Quick and Random

    09/07/2013 5:11:55 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 126 replies
    WOWT ^ | Updated: Wed 10:25 PM, Sep 04, 2013
    While the investigators in the Jenkins case are still keeping details of the murders under wraps, sources tell Channel Six News it appears that what led up to Andrea Kruger's death happened quickly. In the early morning hours of August 21, Andrea Kruger, a wife and mother of three, was on her way home from work, approaching the intersection of 168th and Fort, where she was about to become the victim of a random attack. Our sources tell us Nikko Jenkins, along with an unidentified second party were in a vehicle stopped at that intersection when Andrea Kruger happened to...
  • Jenkins Case Stirs Sentencing Debate

    09/07/2013 5:37:21 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Nikko Jenkins left prison in July well short of the maximum time he could have spent there. That's renewing questions over prison time and state law. Sgt. John Wells, with the Omaha Police Officers Association said, "He was definitely one of those people that when he was released from prison, had grave concerns that something like this may happen." Wells and his partner had taken Jenkins into custody a decade ago for robbery. By the time the case worked it's way through court, Jenkins had been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Under the Good Time law, he was released...
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Man to be charged with first-degree murder in connection with rape, death of 93-year-old

    07/25/2013 5:52:23 PM PDT · by angcat · 4 replies
    A teenager will now face first-degree murder charges in connection with the rape and death of a 93-year-old South Omaha woman.
  • Observations at the Douglas County GOP Pancake Breakfast (Omaha) with Palin & "No Amnesty" signs

    07/04/2013 11:14:34 AM PDT · by Kolath · 7 replies
    self | 7/4/2013 | Kolath
    I had a fun morning at the GOP Douglas County July 4th pancake breakfast. In some instances, I had my Sarah Palin Picture (2' by 3'), in other instances I had my "NO AMNESTY" sign. Reflections: Palin is still popular with the rank-and-file. The GOPe wannabe crowd didn't even want to look. Many good comments, smiles and thumbs up. When I had the "NO AMNESTY" sign it was the same. To be more specific, certain groups were far more receptive such as the Janssen for Governor volunteers, rank-and-file members, and the young crowd. Many, many smiles and thumbs up. The...
  • This gives me HOPE that NOT ALL politicians are SCUM!

    06/11/2013 7:02:49 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 12 replies
    City of Omaha WebSite ^ | 11 June 2013 | US Navy Vet
    Mayor Jean Stothert is dedicated to making Omaha city government more efficient and customer service oriented. Her priorities include improving public safety and reducing crime, enacting policies that help attract new businesses and create jobs in Omaha, and restoring the publics confidence in city government. Mayor Stothert is also committed to smarter budgeting by eliminating waste and finding efficiencies, as well as keeping taxes low for Omaha families and businesses. Demonstrating her commitment to fiscal discipline and leading by example, Mayor Stothert has cut the mayors personnel budget and her own salary by 10 percent. A graduate of Seattle Pacific...
  • WN60 (June 6, 1944)(Photos taken this week)

    06/06/2013 8:31:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies ^ | 6-6-2013 | Laughing_Wolf
    I'm camping at Colleville-sur-Mer, which should be a familiar name to those of you who are familiar with D-Day. Not only do I have a quick walk to the beach, but that walk happens to take me straight into the area of some of the hardest fighting that day. The eastern-most thrust on Omaha walked into a meat grinder, and one part of that grinder was a German position known to them as WN60. WN60 is on a high bluff to the east of where the eastern push by the Big Red One attemped to move up the draw towards...
  • Looky here(Agenda 21 ALERT), IBM report: Omaha's westward growth cause for concern

    06/04/2013 8:12:45 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 40 replies
    The Omaha World Herald(Buffet's RAG) ^ | June 4, 2013 | By Erin Golden
    Omaha should cut down on suburban sprawl, restructure incentives for inner-city development and do a better job sharing data between government departments, according to a new report from IBM business consultants. The city was one of 33 communities that received a grant last year for a study. A team of five consultants visited Omaha in October to assess the city's planning and development efforts and offer their recommendations. Monday, the city released the consultants' final report.
  • Stothert beats Suttle to become Omaha's first female mayor (Defeats "Bloomberg Clone")

    05/14/2013 10:27:47 PM PDT · by Kolath · 8 replies ^ | 05/14/2013 | Robynn Tysver
    Jean Stothert made it look easy. The Republican City Councilwoman made history tonight as the first woman ever elected Omaha mayor. "Oh, what a ride this has been," Stothert told supporters Tuesday night. She thanked Suttle and said he'd pledged his help during the transition. "Campaigns are very competitive and ours was no exception," she said. "And yet I've always thought of him as an incredibly hard worker." Stothert entered the race as the frontrunner and never ceded her woman-to-beat status. She held a commanding vote lead even in early returns released from the Douglas County Election Commissioner.
  • ACTION ITEM! Video about the revival of a inner city parish by using actual Catholicism

    04/12/2013 7:48:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | April 12, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I want about 15 minutes of your time.If you are a bishop or a priest or a seminarian, please give your special attention.Below is an excerpt from a documentary to be shown soon on EWTN (30 April 6:30 EDT) about the vision that has revived an inner city church and parish in Omaha.St. Peter’s in Omaha. HEREThe documentary is called Where Heaven Meets Earth.These priests have their heads screwed on in the right direction and I give them high marks.You will note along the way that, as part of their backstory, they inspired by what Fr. Philips did at...
  • Vanity: Obamacare "Neutron Bombs" Omaha Insurance Company (Mutual of Omaha)

    04/12/2013 5:42:00 PM PDT · by Kolath · 9 replies
    Kolath | 4/12/13 | Kolath
    Mutual of Omaha, know by the business world for its MedSup, life insurance, disability coverage, banking and "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" series took a major hit last Monday when it's Blair, NE facility downsized. Estimates from employees indicate a 25%-30% downsize. The effects were noticeable the following day by the empty parking stalls. Mutual's Blair facility handles the company's incoming mail, medical claim forms, archival storage and backup bank processing. Obamacare appears to be the main culprit as the health care law is effecting Mutual's business operations and customer base. Work flow had noticeably decreased since the start of...
  • Jim Suttle has tougher road in mayoral race (Bloomburg RAT in trouble...Omaha, NE)

    04/07/2013 2:39:23 PM PDT · by Kolath · 4 replies ^ | 4/7/13 | Paul Goodsell and Matt Wynn
    There's no question that Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle had a rough primary election last week. But despite his weak showing, Suttle still has a chance to catch up to front-runner Jean Stothert. A World-Herald analysis of the primary numbers as well as results from the 2009 mayoral elections and the 2011 recall vote suggest that Suttle still has a path to retaining the Mayor's Office. But the same analysis shows that Suttle's margin for error is slim. And it's also possible that differences between 2009 and 2013 will allow Stothert to hold off any late Suttle charge to the finish...
  • Councilman Apologizes Over T-shirt Photo

    03/19/2013 3:12:46 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 19 replies
    WOWT 6 News ^ | 3-19-2013
    A photo involving an Omaha City Council member is creating a lot of controversy. In the photo, Chris Jerram holds a photo depicting his fellow council member, Jean Stothert, on a stripper pole. Jerram apologized and said he made a mistake. It's disgusting, and it's demeaning, and it's not only demeaning to me, but to all women," said Stothert on Monday. "You know, to be depicted of the way I was on that t-shirt should not happen." The shirt reads "Jean, quit stripping us of our tax dollars" -- and it has a woman and stripper pole next to it....
  • Backlash Against Wendys, Taco Bell Franchisees for Cutting Hours and Blaming Obamacare

    01/09/2013 3:57:44 PM PST · by drewh · 77 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | January 9, 2013 12:11 PM | By Elizabeth S. Mitchell
    Backlash Against Wendys, Taco Bell for Cutting Hours and Blaming Obamacare By Elizabeth S. Mitchell on January 9, 2013 12:11 PM Few things grab the publics attention like a celebrity-backed boycott, protest, or backlash against a specific brand or company. Today, Wendys and Taco Bell find themselves on the wrong end of just this sort of upheaval. Roughly 100 Wendys employees in the Omaha, Nebraska area will have their weekly schedules reduced to 28 hours a week so that they will no longer qualify for the health care benefits that Obamacare mandates for full-time employees. A Taco Bell in Guthrie,...
  • To Sidestep Obamacare, Wendys Reduces Hours for Hundreds in Nebraska

    01/09/2013 8:09:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 08 Jan 2013 02:35 PM | Michael Mullins
    Employees at various Wendys restaurant locations in Nebraska will work fewer hours this year, reportedly due to costs associated with Obamacare. Under the new healthcare law, businesses with 50 or more full-time employees must offer health benefits to their staffers working between 32 and 38 hours. Non-managerial workers at Omaha-area Wendys will see their hours cut to 28 hours a week, according to local NBC affiliate WOWT. The number of employees in Omaha who will be affected by the decision is in question. The Huffington Post reported approximately 300 staffers, while WOWT reported 100 workers. There are 11 Wendys...
  • Omaha could be deciding vote in presidential election(BS ALERT)!

    11/01/2012 6:20:56 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 11 replies
    The Omaha World Herald ^ | November 1, 2012 | By Joseph Morton
    Television ads aside, Omahans might be feeling a little neglected these days as the presidential campaigns bear down with a laser focus on the remaining handful of swing states. Just across the river, Iowans have been awash in campaign rallies with the candidates themselves and top-level surrogates such as former President Bill Clinton. Ohio, seen as ground zero, has gotten special attention. Even Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., flew to the Buckeye State to stump for Republican Mitt Romney last month.
  • VIDEO UPDATE EXCLUSIVE: Dog Shot By Omaha Police Officer

    10/30/2012 9:10:46 PM PDT · by Altariel · 20 replies
    WOWT (Channel 6 News) ^ | October 29, 2012 | Mike McKnight
    An Omaha police officer shot and killed a dog on a public sidewalk. The officers report claims the shooting was justified; however, the owners call the incident an execution of a friendly, family pet. Mike McKnight obtained surveillance video of the incident for a Fact Finders exclusive. On October 7th, after midnight, police blocked a street in the area of 35th and Vinton to look for an armed suspect. They say Chris Schulte, who lives in the area, ignored orders to stop and walked the family dog toward the search area. He was arrested and his dog, Teela, shot. Chris...
  • Nebraska Freepers: Join us for an Omaha GOP Victory Rally!!!! (Nov 2nd)

    10/29/2012 6:43:58 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    Deb Fischer For Senate ^ | 10/29/2012 | Kolath
    You are cordially invited to a Omaha Victory Rally for US Senate Candidate Deb Fischer and special guests Gov. Dave Heinemen, Rep. Lee Terry and Sen. Mike Johanns Friday, November 2nd 4:30pm to 5:30pm TAC Air (Eppley Airfield) 3737 Orville Plaza Omaha, NE 68110 Cheer on Candidate Fischer and show your support by signing up to volunteer (Get Out The Vote). RSVP: Sarah Wellman 402-658-1794
  • Obamaha? In Case of a 269-269 Electoral Split

    02/29/2012 6:19:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/29/2012 | Jake Tapper
    Nebraska may be a reliably red state, but the Obama campaign has had staff on the ground in Omaha since October, and the campaign has an office opening there planned for March 15, campaign sources say. Why? Because Nebraska is one of two states (the other is Maine) that awards electoral votes according to congressional district. And in case of any 269-269 electoral college tie, the campaign is taking no chances. Scoff if you like but the campaign did this in 2008, and won Nebraskas 2nd congressional district. The Obama campaign jokingly referred to the strategy and the...
  • Buffett to buy The World-Herald

    11/30/2011 1:01:53 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 13 replies
    The Omaha World Herald ^ | November 30, 2011 | JEFF BUNDY
    Warren Buffett said he is buying The Omaha World-Herald Co. in a $200 million transaction because well-run newspapers have a future and because Omaha is a vibrant community. He said his hometown paper has been true to its role as a primary source of information for the community. I wouldnt do this if I thought this was doomed to some sort of extinction, said Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, whose surprise appearance at a meeting of the companys employee-shareholders at the Holland Performing Arts Center drew a standing ovation. The World-Herald is the last major employee-owned newspaper...
  • Second Amendment Foundation Wins Preliminary Injunction V. Omaha Ban On Alien Handgun(NE)

    11/23/2011 5:04:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 November, 2011 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, WA --( A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement by the City of Omaha, NE of an ordinance that prohibits legal non-citizens from registering handguns in the city, in a case brought by the Second Amendment Foundation, the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association and Armando Pliego Gonzalez. The order was granted by U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon while the court considers whether the registration ban for legal immigrants is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. Were delighted with the judges order, said SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. Mr. Pliego has been a legal permanent resident since 2008,...
  • Controversial book likely at OPS

    10/25/2011 9:55:39 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 6 replies
    The Omaha World Herald ^ | October 25, 2011 | By Jonathon Braden
    Omaha Public Schools employees likely will get a controversial book about cultural proficiency during the second semester of this school year. Reading the book won't be mandatory, but district officials hope employees do read it. "You really can't mandate anything," said Carolyn Grice of OPS's student and community services department. "It will be an expectation." The school board spent more than $130,000 in federal stimulus money to purchase 8,000 copies of the book, "The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change." OPS officials have said the book is one aspect of the district's three-year plan "to...