With warmer weather upon us, it’s time to dine al fresco.
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Today we have stories about a stolen OPD cruiser damaging several cars during a pursuit, rising coyote sightings in Omaha, and Gov. Pete Ricketts and Tom Osborne opposing medical marijuana in Nebraska.
- A stolen Omaha police cruiser leads officers on a high-speed chase through north downtown and Benson and damages several vehicles. Police say pepper balls were usedto subdue the man who stole the cruiser.
- Coyote sightings are rising in Omaha, but experts say the animals don’t represent a serious threat.
- Tiffany Gamble starts STEM nonprofit in Omaha to empower young Black girls to learn about technology and science.
- A former treasurer for an agriculture commodities business is sentenced to one year in prison for embezzlement and wire fraud.
- Neighbors in Spruce Ridge in West Omaha are surprised to see an assisted living facility for disabled seniors being built in the middle of their neighborhood.
- The Nebraska Department of Education’s new proposed health standards include teaching students about gender identity. The new standards also emphasize physical and emotional health.
- Nebraska’s longest-serving paramedic suffers a fatal medical emergency while fighting brush fires near Calhoun. He worked with the Ponca Hills fire department for more than 50 years.
- Medical marijuana supporters have renewed efforts for legalization in Nebraska, but Gov. Pete Ricketts and former Husker football coach and U.S. Rep. Tom Osborne hold a news conference to oppose legalization.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do In The Spring
Appreciate Parks and Recreation
Lake Zorinsky Park
156th and F streets, Omaha
Whether you’re looking for exercise or just to get away from the din of city living, Lake Zorinsky – also known as Ed Zorinsky Recreation Area – is a nice place for escaping. Walkers, joggers, cyclists and four-legged friends can enjoy 7.8 miles of a looped trail that frames a beautiful lake.
Zorinsky boasts more than just an awesome trail. It includes fishing (at the designated dock) and makeshift baseball, soccer and football games. Bauermeister Prairie – one of the only tall-grass prairies native to and still standing in eastern Nebraska – is here for all nature lovers to admire.
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