Doctors Beg to be Heard, Omaha City Council Okays New Police Union Contract, ACLU Sues Meat Processor and More Local News for Wednesday, November 25

11/25/20 • Day 73 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook As COVID Crisis Closes in, Health Care Workers Beg to Be Heard While Nebraska reaches 950 deaths from COVID-19, enough to fill more than 11 football fields with bodies laid head to toe, these are […]

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Police Shooting Deemed Justifiable, Douglas County Health Reports Improved COVID-19 Numbers, New Charges In Bellevue Sonic Shooting, Nebraska Inmate Dies With COVID-19 and More Local News for Tuesday, November 24

11/24/20 • Day 72 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Use of Force Justified in Police Killing of Kenneth Jones, Chief Says From the time Omaha police officers stopped the car, to the moment Kenneth Jones hit the ground with four bullet wounds, one minute […]

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Film Review: Refugee-pers Creepers, Two Die After Shooting at Bellevue Sonic, Grand Jury will Investigate Police Shooting and More Local News for Monday, November 23

11/23/20 • Day 71 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Refugee-pers Creepers Writer/director Remi Weekes’s His House is at least a quadruple “No thank you please” recipient. Without ever sinking to the depths of a single, manipulative jump scare, the relentlessly chilling film repeatedly tells you […]

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How to Ditch the Thanksgiving Grunt Work, Omaha Man Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop, Waitress Fired After Recording Gov. Ricketts, Ralston Issues Mask Mandate and More Top Local News for Friday, November 20

11/20/20 • Day 68 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Giving Thanks, Taking a Break  We don’t have to tell you how different Thanksgiving stands to look this year. We are all celebrating within our quarantine bubble, missing our extended family, and not necessarily looking […]

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COVID-19 Response in Data, OPS Announces Phased Return to In-Person Learning, Metro Expands Prisoner Re-entry Program and More Top Local News for Thursday, November 19

11/19/20 • Day 67 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Nebraska’s COVID-19 Response in Data A low positive test rate is a mark that the state is testing everyone, not just the sick, to understand whether the virus is hiding in its communities undetected. The […]

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Police Union President Contracts COVID-19, Metro Transit Launches New System, Metro Area Doctors Plea for Help and More Top Local News for Wednesday, November 18

11/18/20 • Day 66 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Omaha Police Union President in Critical Care for COVID-19 The president of the Omaha Police Officers Association, Tony Conner, is receiving intensive care due to complications of COVID-19, according to a press release from the […]

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Omaha Police Union President in Critical Care for COVID-19

The president of the Omaha Police Officers Association, Tony Conner, is receiving intensive care due to complications of COVID-19, according to a press release from the union. The press release described his condition as  “critical, but stable.” Twenty five officers of the Omaha Police Department’s 902 sworn members have COVID-19, according to Lieutenant Sherie Thomas, […]

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Amber Ruffin is Not Holding Back, OPS Expands Experimental COVID-19 Testing Program, Teachers Union Warns of School Shutdown and More Top Local News for Tuesday, November 17

11/17/20 • Day 65 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Amber Ruffin Is Not Holding Back Most know Omaha-born comedian Amber Ruffin from her work as a writer on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” which she has been doing since 2014. The hilarious “Amber Says […]

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