05/14/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

My Year Without Movie Theaters

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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Dance Like a Chicken Day

Flap your arms and strut your stuff for today’s news: An arrest has been made in a Council Bluffs cold case nearly 40 years old, City Councilmember Ben Gray congratulates his opponent on her victory in District 2, and Nebraska health officials discover a highly contagious Indian variant of Covid-19 in the state.

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Around Omaha

  • The FBI arrests a man for allegedly making a series of hoax threats toward Omaha schools and businesses, including Millard Public Schools and Union Pacific headquarters. 
  • An Omaha family says its dog, a 3-year-old German shepherd mix suffering from a seizure, was wrongly euthanized at the Nebraska Humane Society. The NHS blames miscommunication for the mistake. 
  • Police say a man tried to escape an arrest during a traffic stop by jumping a fence and hiding at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. The police find him near the elephant exhibit. 
  • Omaha City Councilmember Ben Gray congratulates his challenger Juanita Johnson on her victory in the District 2 race. Johnson says she’s ready to get to work, and she will be sworn in on June 7. 
  • For National Stroke Awareness Month, experts at CHI Health remind the public that strokes can affect young adults just as much as the older population. A 27-year-old who suffered a stroke tells her story.
  • Nearly four decades after Firozeh Dehghanpour’s mysterious death in 1983, her close friend Steven Martin speaks out about her cold case and hasn’t given up looking for answers. After he encourages the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office to search for DNA evidence, an arrest is made.

Around Nebraska

  • With the end of the school year in sight, the Lincoln Department of Parks and Recreation is gearing up for summer camps, which will operate at 75 percent capacity, according to officials. 
  • Nebraska health officials say they have discovered an extremely contagious variant of coronavirus in the state known as B.1.617, which was first identified in India. 
  • A Nebraska prison employee is arrested by the State Patrol on suspicion of unauthorized communication with an inmate, which is a felony. The employee, a food service specialist, has not yet been charged, but she resigned from her job. 
  • Breland Ridenour, a Republican and IT Manager for Skarda Equipment Company, joins the race for Nebraska governor. Ridenour, who lives in Omaha, grew up in Beldon. 

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Omaha Spring Wedding Guide
Hire a Seasoned Photographer

On all accounts, spring provides a unique backdrop for any wedding. Chances are you have seen countless great wedding photos from loved ones on social media – as several talented photographers have served Omaha. But how does one find an experienced photographer who can connect with newlyweds and guests?

In the era of social media, it has become easier than ever to find a wedding photographer in Omaha. Additionally, many allow you to peruse their portfolio to see their experience capturing weddings and their overall vibe.

If the pictures resonate with you, reach out and ask to meet in person. Doing so will afford you a better idea of who you will be working with and iron out any concerns about pricing, venue, and more.

Some venues offer wedding packages that provide a photographer. If you do not want to sift through portfolios, this is an option. That might be preferable, given spring is a busy season when photographers get booked fast.

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