In the first mass arrest since early June, around 100 people were arrested for obstructing traffic and failure to disperse. Many protesters waited for more than 12 hours to be released on bail.
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Your Top Local Stories
- Douglas County Corrections says that computer problems led to the lengthy time many protestors spent in jail following Saturday night protests in Midtown.
- In an examination of the Omaha Police Department, it was revealed that police used pepper ball guns more times in 2020 so far than they had in the las seven years combined.
- A criminal justice professor at UNO said OPD has an impressively low number of police shootings for a city of Omaha’s size.
- Omaha’s Little Bohemia neighborhood was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
- The Douglas County Board of Health called a special meeting this morning to discuss a mask mandate.
- Omaha Public Schools leaders are hoping that the practice administrators, teachers and students got with remote learning during summer school will help them this fall.
- Two sculptures celebrating Pride and Black Lives Matter that were displayed by Benson First Friday were removed by the City of Omaha without warning for breaking city code.
Around the State
- Local leaders plan to continue fighting for a repeal of Nebraska’s affirmative action ban even though state lawmakers decided not to introduce it in the current session.
- In order to better understand and manage groundwater, a low-flying helicopter will be used to collect data about groundwater aquifers for the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District.
- A Tekamah father’s fight for affordable diabetes care for his son inspired Representative Jeff Fortenberry’s legislation that would limit the price of insulin.
- The groundwork for a six-story hotel on UNL’s campus has started. Along with providing 154 hotel rooms for visitors, the hotel will be a teaching space for students going into hospitality.
- Nebraska restaurants are facing continued uncertainty about their futures during the pandemic.
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From our list of things to do during quarantine:
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