04/20/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Midlife Murder Crisis

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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

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Today’s chill news is, like, totally tasty, bro: the Omaha Police Department fails to report domestic violence statistics, OPPD proposes acknowledging humans’ role in climate change, and a clinical study in Lincoln tests a plant-based COVID-19 vaccine.

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Around Omaha

  • The Omaha Police Department fails to report domestic violence statistics from 2014 through 2019, something it is required to do by state law. 
  • The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is shutting down its nonemergency phone line that was set up during the COVID-19 pandemic to minimize officer interactions with the public. 
  • After two shootings just weeks apart, Westroads Mall officials say they have been working with OPD to add securtiy measures, including a canine patrol unit.
  • A 16-year-old charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the Westroads Mall shooting has been denied bail and will remain in the Douglas County Youth Center. Meanwhile, the state’s defense attorney is claiming the boy has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
  • The Omaha Public Power District is proposing an acknowledgment that humans contribute to climate change even though Nebraska’s Legislature has rejected a state climate plan, with opponents calling climate change a hoax. 
  • Despite restaurants opening and customers returning to dine in, servers, bartenders, cooks and other employees are not coming back to their jobs. 

Around Nebraska

  • Nebraska State Patrol team is among the agencies traveling to Minnesota to assist with security in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who is charged in the death of George Floyd last year.
  • 14 suspected or confirmed cases of Norovirus have been reported by the DHHS in Nebraska. The most common places for spreading Norovirus are in long-term facilities and child care facilities.
  • Be Well Clinical Studies, located in Lincoln, is testing a plant-based COVID-19 preventative vaccine, with trials starting in early May. Those who qualify for the study and are able to travel to Lincoln can apply and may receive a cash benefit for participating. 
  • UNMC is participating in a study with 20 other universities across the country called Prevent Covid U that will determine if the Moderna vaccine is capable of preventing an initial infection and the transmission of COVID-19.

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Best Food Trucks in Omaha:
Isla Del Mar

  • 5101 S. 36th St.
  • Other truck locations vary
  • 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • (402) 213-5723

At the intersection of Mexican food and seafood is Isla Del Mar – a fantastic restaurant that opened in 2020 and instantly became a Best Of Omaha award recipient. It is easily one of the best places to find either Mexican food or seafood in Omaha.

And that’s saying a lot given the quantity and quality of eateries in this city, both of which reflect the passionate, synergistic relationship Omaha shares between food and community. But Isla Del Mar meets those expectations and then some.

One bluish-colored Isla Del Mar food trailer can be found outside the restaurant’s physical location. Another can be found roaming the streets of Omaha, likely somewhere down L Street, where the truck has oscillated between 64th Street and more recently 24th Street. For more information about menu items and updated secondary food truck locations, do not hesitate to call.

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