At least 6 members of the Revolutionary Action Party, an activist group that hopes to “empower and instill a revolutionary consciousness” in Omaha communities, were arrested by Omaha police on the evening of May 22, according to news outlet NOISE. The arrests followed a rally and cookout that ended in a confrontation with police and a display of severed pig heads outside of the Omaha Police Officers Association Hall.
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Happy National Scavenger Hunt Day
You don’t need a map to find what you’re looking for in today’s news: Omaha police arrest protesters with severed pig heads, Nebraska wins Big Ten baseball title and stormy weather is coming to Omaha.
- Authorities lower the lake at Walnut Creek Recreation Area to aid in their search for a missing 11-year-old La Vista boy who has autism. The search is a week old.
- Expect stormy weather this week as thunderstorms roll into eastern Nebraska.
- A man is hospitalized in a shooting at an Omaha gas station.
- Two multi-million dollar, long-discussed trail projects are underway to connect North and South Omaha communities with more multi-modal transit and recreation.
- In 1996, a burglar’s getaway car ran into an Omaha Police Department officer, paralyzing him. Decades later he’s learning how to walk again.
- After a famous Omaha gardener died of COVID-19 last fall, friends, family and neighbors are keeping her flower beds thriving on the corner of 57th and Leavenworth streets.
- Nebraska wins the Big Ten baseball title, as well as a ticket to the NCAA tournament.
- As material prices continue to soar, Lincoln construction crews are experimenting with alternatives to lumber.
- Years after an upside-down Nebraska flag flew at the Capitol unnoticed for 10 days, groups still say the state flag needs to stand out with a bold new design.
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- Old Market: 1308 Jackson St. (402) 933-5168
- Maple Street: 3655 N. 129th St. (402) 933-0091
- Millard: 17664 Welch Plaza (402) 702-8800
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