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Omaha North High School briefly evacuated because of natural gas odor  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha North High School was evacuated Wednesday morning because of a report of a natural gas odor in the school. School officials sent parents a note ...

Man injured in shooting near Omaha North High School  Omaha World-Herald

Ceon Barnes' injury was not believed to be life-threatening, authorities said. He was taken to Nebraska Medical Center.

New Assistant Joins Omaha North  WOWT

The defending Class A State Champion in high school football is Omaha North. The Vikings have a new addition to their team this season. Head Coach Larry ...

'Real life superhero:' North Omaha counselor and teacher touched countless lives  Omaha World-Herald

Chris Wiley, a North High guidance counselor and one of a few African-American male counselors in the area, died Monday, a day after celebrating his 65th ...

Beverly Ann Waite  Scottsbluff Star Herald

Beverly Ann Waite, 93, of Scottsbluff passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at The Residency. A memorial *service* will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, ...

Former football player inspires North High students  WOWT

A former major college football player shared his message of inspiration and hope with students at Omaha North High School today. He uses his life ...

Mother upset over fight at North High that left girl with a concussion  Omaha World-Herald

The mother of an Omaha North High School student who suffered a concussion when she was caught in a fight involving other students plans to transfer her ...

North High brawl leaves freshman girl with concussion  KMTV - 3 News Now

A 14-year-old girl is missing a week of school at Omaha North High School after suffering from a concussion during a student fight last week. Lizthy Lopez was ...

OPS: Omaha North High School threats are a hoax  WOWT

Omaha Public Schools spokesperson Monique Farmer tells 6 News, social media posts circulated online Tuesday detailing threats to students are believed to ...

100 Black Men: Providing mentors & motivation  WOWT

Real men, giving real time. That's the mission behind Omaha's 100 Black Men. They work with area youth to help them reach their full potential - teaching ...

North High educator Michele Ricard, 55, 'was dedicated, determined, passionate about anything she got into'  Omaha World-Herald

Ricard found her calling in teaching science. Ricard had worked at North High since 2004, teaching physics and other classes. She eventually became a ...

Omaha North High principal released following afternoon hospital stay  Omaha World-Herald

The principal of Omaha North High School was rushed to Immanuel Hospital on Wednesday afternoon after feeling ill.

ACE Mentor Program puts engineers in high school classrooms  Omaha World-Herald

Students are learning about architecture, construction management and engineering.

Death of North High honor student — an 'awesome' kid and 'math whiz' — is 'a shocker,' principal says  Omaha World-Herald

Andrew Wishart, 17, who planned to study engineering in college, died Wednesday night. Principal Gene Haynes said Wishart apparently died of natural causes ...

Omaha police are solving more homicides, but some relatives are still waiting  Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha Police Department has drastically improved its homicide clearance rates since 2013, and the department has been able to sustain the high numbers ...

Gibson, Richard E. "Dick" | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Gibson, Richard E. "Dick" Aug 22, 1929 - Sep 10, 2018 Richard "Dick" E. Gibson died on Monday in Omaha from complications from a cerebral hemorrhage.

Kersten, Nancy K. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Kersten, Nancy K. Feb 12, 1933 - Oct 5, 2018 Age 85. Weeping Water, NE formerly of Murdock, NE. Died on Friday, October 5, 2018. Born in Omaha, the ...

Friends remember high school shooting victim: "He was one of the nicest guys"  KETV Omaha

Investigators haven't released any information regarding possible suspects in the deadly shooting.

Omaha principal to reach 50-year milestone  KETV Omaha

An Omaha high school principal who has worked with the district for nearly 50 years is considered to be the king of the halls.

James 'Jim' Schneider, 59  Grand Island Independent

ARCHER — James “Jim” P. Schneider, 59, of Archer, formerly of Omaha, died on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha. Funeral services will ...

17-year-old arrested as family mourns mother of two shot in Walmart parking lot  Omaha World-Herald

KayViaun Nelson's loved ones gathered on the steps of her north Omaha church Thursday and mourned the potential lost when the 21-year-old was shot and ...

With a little bit of effort, you'll make friends in no time  Omaha World-Herald

You have your plush comforter, shower shoes and Command strips and are as ready as can be. But friends? That's one area in which you might feel a little less.

Students compete and collaborate at robotics championship in Council Bluffs  Omaha World-Herald

This year marked the 10th U.S. Open Robotics Championship, put on by Create. In its first year, the event drew 72 teams. This year, 550 teams came to Council ...

South High Magnet mourns loss of teacher  WOWT

Grief counselors were on hand Wednesday as students and staff at Omaha South High School dealt with the unexpected death of a teacher.

Melissa Jarecke marks 50 years in real estate | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Fifty years is a long time. It's the difference between the house at 2806 Angie Drive in Bellevue being valued at $22,900 or $114,000, between people being ...

Josephine Brooker  Kearney Hub

KEARNEY — Josephine “Jo” Chamberlin Brooker, 99, of Kearney, formerly of Omaha, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Kearney.

In front of thousands in Omaha, Clinton plugs platform to woo 'battleground' 2nd district  Omaha World-Herald

Clinton's trip to Omaha comes as part of the candidate's whirlwind tour of battleground states since she accepted her party's nomination on Thursday.

Woman dies after being shot in parking lot at Irvington Walmart  Omaha World-Herald

As of late Wednesday night, no arrests had been made in the slaying of Kayviaun T. Nelson, 21. Police were searching for a 2001 Bronze Chevy Malibu four ...

14-year-old charged with teen's death  KETV Omaha

A teenager was found guilty of second-degree murder Thursday morning. Advertisement. Related *Content*. Social media plea: Family of Tyon Wells sends video ...

Outstanding Omaha North student dies suddenly  KETV Omaha

The sudden death of an Omaha North student shocks his family and community.

Rep. Don Bacon to hold next town hall meeting Aug. 26 at Omaha North  Omaha World-Herald

Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., will host his sixth town hall Aug. 26 at North High School, 4410 N. 36th St. The town hall, from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m., is open to residents ...

Nebraska native who's legally blind sees Huskers play for first time thanks to special glasses  Omaha World-Herald

Jamey Dougall is legally blind. When he watches a game, he relies on the announcers for play-by-play. This season, thanks to new technology and a pair of ...

After 60 years with the Omaha Symphony, violinist takes her final bow  Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha Symphony's final concert of the season just happened to coincide with the retirement of violinist Marcia Hinkle.

'We need to make this a better world for all of us': Whitt helms Creighton's diversity, inclusion efforts  Omaha World-Herald

A Q&A with Creighton University's newest vice provost.

Omaha South curriculum specialist Tom Dickey dies unexpectedly  KETV Omaha

Omaha South High School curriculum specialist Tom Dickey died unexpectedly Tuesday, school officials announced in a note to students and staff. An Omaha ...

Candidates for Nebraska Public Service Commission split on Keystone XL  Omaha World-Herald

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline is drawing mixed reviews from candidates seeking two seats on the Nebraska Public *Service* Commission.

Janet Bystrom  Kearney Hub

KEARNEY — Janet J. Bystrom, 75, of Kearney died Monday, June 11, 2018, at Homestead Assisted Living in Kearney.

Benning, Donald R. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Benning, Donald R. Oct 10, 1936 - Jul 14, 2017 Of Omaha. Survived by wife. Marcidene (Dee) Benning; children, Victoria L. Benning, Tracy L. Benning (Deb), ...

Keel laid for Navy ship named after fallen Omaha hero Miguel Keith  Omaha World-Herald

Amid a flurry of welding sparks, Mary Easley of Omaha etched the initials of Delores Keith into a piece of the hull of the ship that one day will bear the name of ...

Mother Of Teen Accused Of Shooting North High Student Speaks  WOWT

The suspect accused of shooting and critically wounding Omaha North high school student Tyrus Harris appeared before a judge Wednesday.

Bellevue West's Zavier Betts: Life Under the Spotlight

Look up and down the rosters of Nebraska's Class A high schools and you won't find many with a “9" listed under grade. Zavier Betts was no different.

From the archives: Poverty amid prosperity | Omaha Metro  Omaha World-Herald

Alarming figures reveal the reality of a metro area in which economic hardship has a stronger and stronger grip on the black community.

World-Herald Scholars: Best of the best | Sport  Omaha World-Herald

They've mastered their lessons and are ready to pack up and move on to their next adventure — college. The nine members of The World-Herald's 2017 All ...

Crowd at Hillary Clinton's Omaha rally exceeded 3300 with overflow  Omaha World-Herald

Barbara Carlson waited in the sun for more than two hours to attend Hillary Clinton's rally in Omaha on Monday, but she never made it inside the gym.

Rasmussen: Churchich passed way into Husker memories  North Platte Telegraph

You can call him 1962 Omaha High School Athlete of the Year,

Omaha woman accused of fatally wounding 15-year-old girl, victim's mom have a history of threats  Omaha World-Herald

Catessa Barnum and the mother of the girl she is accused of fatally shooting have had a history of harassment and threats, according to documents each woman ...

Kelly: John McCain to be buried at U.S. Naval Academy cemetery next to longtime friend from Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

At the U.S. Naval Academy, John McCain and his Omaha buddy Chuck Larson were academic opposites — but they became lifelong friends and now will lie ...

Students from across Nebraska take honors in state's junior science fair  Omaha World-Herald

Thirty-three junior high school students and 28 senior high school students from across the state recently competed in the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences ...

Omaha North grad Charles R. Larson was 4-star Navy admiral  Omaha World-Herald

The U.S. Naval Academy was one of Adm. Charles R. Larson's true loves.

LeFlore, Kyle W. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

LeFlore, Kyle W. Jul 20, 1990 - Jan 6, 2018 Survived by wife, Latasha T. LeFlore; son, Kyle W. LeFlore, Jr.; mother and father, Monica and Kay W. LeFlore; ...

Bellevue East names Wagner new principal | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

A Westside High School assistant principal will be the next principal at Bellevue East High School, the school district said Friday.

Creighton's Justin Patton, No. 16 pick in NBA draft, headed to Minnesota Timberwolves after trade  Omaha World-Herald

Justin Patton became the fourth first-round NBA draft pick in Creighton history Thursday when the Chicago Bulls selected him with the 16th overall pick. However ...

Several past Husker QBs have found success in coaching ranks  Lincoln Journal Star

All due respect to the center position and those who play it, but from the playground to the Superdome, the coach-on-the-field role almost always falls squarely ...

Attorney: Days numbered before Nebraska executions resume  WOWT

Nebraska's Corrections Department is one step closer to carrying out its first execution since 1997. On Thursday, state officials unveiled a new combination of ...

Bellevue East High School names new principal | Education  Omaha World-Herald

A Westside High School assistant principal will be the next principal at Bellevue East High School, the school district said Friday. Jeffrey Wagner will take over at ...

Metro girls holiday tournament: Millard South, Millard North, Omaha Northwest, Omaha Westside advance to semifinals  Omaha World-Herald

Millard North's chances of reaching the Metro girls holiday tournament semifinals were becoming more and more slim early in the second half against Bellevue ...

Recent grad Simon Jones, 18, who wrote blog about his cancer battle, inspired others to turn suffering into 'something better'  Omaha World-Herald

Jones, who graduated May 23 from North High, died Tuesday at his home. He had been diagnosed with cancer more than four years ago and created a ...

Meet the 2016 All-Nebraska Academic Team | Education  Omaha World-Herald

They had standout high school careers that ended with a flourish. Top grades, scholarships and awards. They also found success in competitions, academic or ...

Omaha African-American leaders honored for STEM contributions  Omaha World-Herald

12 African-American leaders in Omaha were honored Thursday night for their contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

OPPD prepares students for future careers through ‘Legacy’ model  KETV Omaha

Keeping young talent in Omaha is the target behind a workforce development program sponsored by Omaha Public Power District. A group of Omaha high ...

Career closet helps community members dress for success  KETV Omaha

An Omaha business is not only helping people find jobs, it's dressing them for work. Spruce Staffing opened its career closet Thursday, offering free, donated ...

For Sudanese Refugees in Omaha, Basketball is a Beacon for Change  VICE

Omaha is home to the largest Sudanese resettlement population outside of Africa, and assimilating can be especially challenging for kids thrust into the public ...

'Our time is now': Bears ready to compete for state title after building years  Omaha World-Herald

Three years after a one-win season, Bryan is one of the top contenders in Class A.

Paralyzed gunshot victim gets prom in Lincoln hospital  Lincoln Journal Star

In the weeks of his slow recovery from three gunshot wounds, Tyrus Harris' spirits were unusually low on April 18, the night of his high school prom.

Betty J. Vogler, 94 | Obituaries  Blair Enterprise Publishing

Betty J. Vogler, 94. Betty J. Vogler was born October 1, 1922, to Malcolm and Eva G. (Baldwin) Thornton in Omaha, Nebraska. She passed away August 3, 2017, ...

'Dusk to Dawn' program aims to prevent violence among youths  Omaha World-Herald

The collaborative effort involves Nebraska Medicine, the Omaha Police Department, Boys & Girls Clubs and the anti-violence group YouTurn Omaha.

Woman now charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting of 15-year-old girl who was sitting in car  Omaha World-Herald

Catessa Barnum, 25, faces a manslaughter charge, amended from first-degree assault. She also is charged with use of a firearm to commit a felony.

Bellevue University's Chinese students graduate, tackling school and life in a new land  Omaha World-Herald

Last weekend, 82 Chinese students graduated from Bellevue University, the first class of a partnership between Bellevue and Guangzhou College of Commerce ...

NBA scouts recognize Justin Patton's skill; ex-Bluejay understands pro game is mental, physical task  Omaha World-Herald

Simply put, the sky is the limit for the 19-year-old from Omaha. “My potential — it's unfathomable,” Patton said. “I could go as far as I want to go.”

Southwest wrestler journeys from trouble to the top  Lincoln Journal Star

It took 85 seconds for Lincoln Southwest High's Kenny Martin to pin his opponent for the state wrestling title in February, giving life to dimples that deepened at ...

Omaha track standout meets NBA star at family reunion  WOWT

A young man's dream recently came true and it's making us smile.

Don Wynne, 87, helped turn a 1-man transport business into one of the top tank carriers in U.S.  Omaha World-Herald

Don Wynne started his fuel transport business with one truck and one employee — himself — back in 1952. Today, Wynne Transport *Service* Inc. ranks as one of ...

Former Creighton star Justin Patton relishes chance to meet with teams at NBA draft combine  Omaha World-Herald

CHICAGO — Former Creighton standout Justin Patton stood at the edge of the main court, his hands resting on hips and his shoulders rhythmically rising as he ...

Justin Patton DraftExpress Profile: Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook  DraftExpress

Justin Patton DraftExpress Profile: scouting reports, videos, stats and logs.

Richard Lee Hurley, 77 | Obits  Blair Enterprise Publishing

Richard Lee Hurley, 77, of Omaha, Neb., died on Friday, Sept. 8, in Omaha after a brave battle with cancer.

Kelly: Diane Battiato was made to measure for county post  Omaha World-Herald

After her swearing-in Thursday, Diane Battiato got on a step stool to speak at a lectern.

Kelly: Before speech, Hillary Clinton meets with parents of slain Democratic staffer Seth Rich  Omaha World-Herald

Just before taking the stage Monday at Omaha North High School, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke privately for five minutes with the ...

Navy ship will bear name of Omaha Marine killed in Vietnam War  Omaha World-Herald

A South Omaha park carries the name of Miguel Keith, a Marine Corps lance corporal who received the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War after he died ...

Goodwill program helps area youths with disabilities develop job skills, confidence  Omaha World-Herald

The summer session, which includes two weeks of follow-up, was made possible by a $33600 grant from Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation, a state and ...

TBL: Leaving Omaha the hardest part for Justin Patton, but former Jay 'all in' on NBA draft decision  Omaha World-Herald

Justin Patton left Omaha Friday to begin his preparation for the NBA draft, and he joined Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line" to discuss that next step.

Duncan, Travis L. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Duncan, Travis L. Jun 28, 1974 - Sep 2, 2017 Travis passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the Josie Harper Hospice House after a long battle ...

Rohlfing, Barbara R. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Rohlfing, Barbara R. Dec 25, 1936 - Jun 9, 2015 Omaha. Preceded in death by loving husband, Robert Rohlfing and daughter-in-law, Michelle Rohlfing. Su.

Golf USA transition will be seamless | Money Talks Blog  Omaha World-Herald

Jason Gomez, who has worked at the golf shop since he was a 16-year-old on Omaha North High School's golf team, is the new co-owner with the retirement of ...

Police make 7 more arrests in Thursday bank robbery, shooting investigation  Omaha World-Herald

Four hours after three men robbed an Omaha bank wearing Halloween masks and gloves and pointing guns, police gang and emergency response unit officers ...

Longtime Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale won't run for re-election  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — After serving 17 years in the office, Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale announced Monday that he won't seek re-election in 2018.

Chalkboard: The week in Omaha-area school news  Omaha World-Herald

A roundup of Omaha-area school news: Academic Decathlon: Students from Mount Michael and Gross High Schools received recognition in the 2015 Academic ...

Keele will be new BCDA executive  Albionnewsonline

Michelle Keele, 26, took over as executive director of the Boone County Development Agency, Inc. on Tuesday, Aug. 8. She replaces Doug Koch, who has ...

Jury finds Omaha man guilty in 2009 slaying | Crime & Courts  Omaha World-Herald

After the guilty verdict was read out in court and the jury was polled and dismissed, Johnnie Wofford hugged prosecutors and the handful of Omaha police ...

Gifford Park mainstay, known for camera at community events, dies at 57  Omaha World-Herald

Sallie Foster was probably was best known for taking pictures of various events around Gifford Park: community garden work, tennis games, Easter-egg hunts, ...

This Omahan is a global rock star — in the field of cosmetic dentistry  Omaha World-Herald

The name Dr. Michael Sesemann may not ring a lot of bells in Omaha, but in international cosmetic dentistry circles, it nears rock star status.

Youth Emergency Services: A place for youths on the streets to feel safe  Omaha World-Herald

Many aren't homeless in the classic sense; they don't spend every night outdoors or in a shelter. But they start each morning wondering where they'll be at the ...

Shatel: Strength of Foltz family guided us after tragedy, leading the top Nebraska sports stories of 2016  Omaha World-Herald

It's time for the annual glance back and peek ahead, also known as the top sports stories of 2016 (and what to watch for in 2017).

Midland names Jeff Jamrog head football coach  Midland University News

Midland University has named former NCAA Division II head coach and University of Nebraska-Lincoln assistant Jeff Jamrog as the institution's next head ...

Mad Chatter: The biggest college basketball game in Nebraska history — at least on paper; college football playoff picks; Bielema's collapse  Omaha World-Herald

No. 10 Creighton hosts No. 1 Villanova. There has never been a matchup quite like it in Omaha or Lincoln.

District pulls sponsorship of Holocaust literature trip to D.C.  Lincoln Journal Star

A semester-long Holocaust literature class taught in several of Lincoln's high schools for more than 15 years will no longer end with a one-day trip to the ...

Kelly: Bride books her destination wedding in Omaha, packs menu with local food  Omaha World-Herald

We wanted to do a fun destination wedding to one of my favorite places in the world,” Caroline said. “We wanted to show off the city and let people know.

Mad Chatter: A Nebraska basketball stat worth savoring; missed tackles piled up on Huskers; Justin Patton's breakout  Omaha World-Herald

How do you explain 2-0? How do you explain upset wins at Indiana and Maryland, two of the Big Ten's best programs, immediately following a disastrous three ...

'94 flashback: Benning survived and thrived on title team  Lincoln Journal Star

Out of 150 players, there were at least three cheerful guys on the 1994 Nebraska football team that were all business about “Unfinished Business,” that led them ...

Thousands remember veterans at Offutt Cemetery, Memorial Park  Omaha World-Herald

Nebraskans took time to remember the patriotic origins of the holiday, and to think about the military veterans who fought and died for their country.

I-Back Heaven: Ranking the Top 50 Nebraska Running Backs of All-Time  Bleacher Report

The legendary I-back position is unique to the Cornhuskers. Four of them have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame—the first in 1954 and the ...

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