05/06/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Kortal Mombat!

Confusion dominates Mortal Kombat’s reboot.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Nurses Day

Today’s news is dedicated to those fighting on the front lines: Omaha police warn about counterfeit painkillers laced with fentanyl, the police union mails controversial flyers about a City Council candidate, and a Covid-19 outbreak in a Kearney nursing home proves the value of being vaccinated.

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Around Omaha

Around Nebraska

  • A Nebraska woman in her 80s dies from Covid-19, even though she was fully vaccinated. Health officials say she had underlying medical conditions, and it is the only case of someone dying from Covid-19 after being fully vaccinated in the state. 
  • The ACLU of Nebraska asks Gov. Pete Ricketts to remove the media ban on staff members from North Omaha Information Support Everyone, known as NOISE. They have been banned from accessing the governor’s news briefings.
  • The Nebraska Passport program is underway, encouraging all Nebraskans to explore the state’s historical sites, museums, restaurants and more. 
  • A Covid-19 outbreak at a Kearney nursing home proves the value and effectiveness of the vaccine. Of the 23 residents who tested positive, only two had mild symptoms, which cleared quickly.

Reed Moore’s Things To Do

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Omaha Spring Wedding Guide:
Capture Spring with Your Attire

Spring recalls bright colors, beautiful yet unpredictable weather, and flowers galore. Many couples will incorporate its vibe, aesthetic, and theme into their wedding attire and may ask others to do the same through color, pattern and style coordination.

Your wedding attire will depend on your level of self-expression. But whether the festivities are outside or inside, capture the essence of springtime with colors, comfort, and breathable threads.

Brides who have long dreamed of a dramatic “Say Yes to the Dress” experience will find exclusive, dreamy designs and lots of luxurious accoutrements at high-fashion bridal houses such as Rhylan LangReady or Knot or Noa Brides. These boutique galleries specialize in making each bride feel like a princess.

If that’s not your style, no problem. There are a dizzying array of options when it comes to shopping for wedding finery, and services such as The Knot can help you locate dependable local sources, including David’s Bridal and Men’s Wearhouse.

But many couples that are looking to save money and wander from the well-trodden retail path to find their dresses, button-ups and pants are choosing to shop second-hand. Those who love the thrill of the hunt and living their “reduce, reuse, recycle” values could score incredible bargains at a high-end consignment shop such as The Humble Lily or Esther’s consignment shop. After all, there is no limit to what you can find among countless thrift and consignment shops around Omaha.

Because Omaha weather varies so much, you should prepare for the worst without stressing the weather. Backup umbrellas, rain boots, and jackets are essential, but so is a rain-or-shine attitude.

The Daily Funny

After a jury convicted Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd by choking him to death with his knee, many people said that the verdict would set a precedent that would hold police officers accountable in the future. But they are forgetting what it really took to lead to Chauvin getting charged in the first place.

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