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Omaha shootings that killed 3 likely tied to vendettas within gang - Omaha.com: Crime & Courts

omaha.com — " Jakela Foster, 19, and " Latecia J. Fox, 24, and " Cameron R. Harris, 26, all died Saturday after a shooting at 3402 Parker St. No arrest yet made. " Roberto Gonzalez, 20, died Thursday after being shot in the street near 24th and P Streets.
Jan 25, 2015

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Jan 25, 2015

Omaha shootings that killed three likely tied to vendettas within gang omaha.com/news/crime/oma… via @OWHnews

Ex-Jay Spomer deals from side, Angels like upside - Omaha.com: Creighton

omaha.com — Give Kurt Spomer a chance. He'll take care of the rest. It started at Tri-Center (Iowa) High School and continued when he joined the Creighton baseball program as a walk-on. Now, in his fourth year as a professional after signing with the Los Angeles Angels organization as an undrafted free agent, it's held firm: giving Spomer a shot is a low-risk, high-reward proposition.
Jan 25, 2015

Tri-Center's Kurt Spomer walked on at Creighton & was undrafted. He's now 1 of the Angels' most prized prospects: m.omaha.com/creighton/ex-j…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @_robanderson: Awesome update on Kurt Spomer, one of several Creighton Baseball alums on the cusp of big things in the pro ranks: ow.ly/HTdBp

Brad Ashford strikes some Democrats as 'wolf in sheep's clothing' - Omaha.com: Politics

omaha.com — In his first three weeks in office, Rep. Brad Ashford, a Democrat, has shown he's more than willing to break ranks with his own party. Here are some of the votes where he has voted with Republicans.
Jan 25, 2015

Rep. Brad Ashford "has been voting largely along a party line. But it’s not his party." omaha.com/news/politics/… -- quite a lede @MortonOWH

Jan 25, 2015

Omaha's new US Rep. Brad Ashford is irritating many in the Democratic base by often voting with the GOP omaha.com/news/politics/… by @MortonOWH

Chatelain: Great expectations gone, Webster goes from worst of times to best - Omaha.com: Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos

omaha.com — The burden of expectations had weighed on him since he arrived from New Zealand in 2013. Webster tried to ignore it, but he knew he was a disappointment on the verge of full-fledged failure. He hadn't only been relegated to a role player, he was an ineffective role player. Double whammy.
Jan 25, 2015

Where did Tai Webster get the nerve to play the best basketball of his season? My column on his tumultuous January: omaha.com/huskers/chatel…

'Another monster year' for dealers as low gas prices add to demand - Omaha.com: Money

omaha.com — The truck is the latest in the family's long line of Fords, and one of the 16.5 million new cars, trucks and SUVs sold in the U.S. in 2014. Sales rose for an unusual fifth year in a row thanks to consumer confidence, low interest rates, new technology and pent-up demand, analysts said.
Jan 25, 2015

'Another monster year' for dealers as low gas prices add to demand omaha.com/money/another-…

Police chief: Omaha shooting that killed 3 is result of gang violence - Omaha.com: Crime & Courts

omaha.com — " Jakela Foster, 19, and " Latecia J. Fox, 24, and " Cameron R. Harris, 26, all died Saturday after shooting at 3402 Parker St. No arrest made. " Roberto Gonzalez, 20, died Thursday after being shot in the street near 24th and P Streets. No arrest made.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @OWHnews: Chief says #Omaha has had 11 homicides since Dec. 21, vowed that police would "not stand for this level of violence." bit.ly/1BoAu9I

01/24/2015 NU vs. Michigan State

Ameer Abdullah named MVP as North wins Senior Bowl - Omaha.com: Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos

omaha.com — Former Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah led the North squad to a 34-13 Senior Bowl victory on Saturday. But his accomplishments didn't stop there.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @OWHbigred: Ameer Abdullah named Most Outstanding Player as his North team wins the Senior Bowl: bit.ly/1yQw9gb #Huskers pic.twitter.com/gbzDvYTdPR

Co-founder of Douglas Theatre Co., once the 38th largest in North America, dies at 93 - Omaha.com: Money

omaha.com — "He just thought it was something new and he always had the entrepreneurial spirit," said Brehm's youngest daughter, Debby Brehm, about her father. "Knowing nothing about it, he just decided to try." Brehm and Hruska, a future U.S. senator, founded Douglas Theatre Co.
Jan 24, 2015

Co-founder of Douglas Theatre Co., once the 38th largest in North America, dies at 93 omaha.com/money/co-found… via @OWHmoney

Carter, UNO snap skid with win over Denver - Omaha.com: Mavs Today

omaha.com — CJ Carter led four UNO players in double figures with 23 points as the Mavericks snapped their five-game losing streak with a 80-69 victory over Denver on Saturday at Ralston Arena.

Husker student section going from Red to Gold for #AveryStrong - Omaha.com: Big Red Today Blog

omaha.com — The Red Zone student section at Pinnacle Bank Arena will transform into The Gold Zone against Michigan State on Saturday to create awareness for pediatric cancer in honor of Avery Harriman, the 7-year-old son of Husker assistant Chris Harriman and wife Cheryl.

7-year-old Iowa boy dies after attack by 2 family puppies; both have been euthanized - Omaha.com: Iowa

omaha.com — After the attack, the boy was taken to Clarinda Regional Health Center, where he was later pronounced dead. The sheriff said the dogs were taken Thursday night to a pound.
Jan 24, 2015

Two family "puppies" that attacked and killed a 7-year-old Iowa boy have been euthanized omaha.com/news/iowa/year… via @OWHnews

Jan 24, 2015

7-year-old Iowa boy dies after attack by 2 family puppies; both have been euthanized omaha.com/news/iowa/year… via @OWHnews

Nebraska knows it can't wait to go on run - Omaha.com: Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos

2 women dead after 10 are shot in northeast Omaha - Omaha.com: Crime & Courts

omaha.com — Police said no arrests had been made. The homicide investigation, complicated by multiple victims, "will be arduous" and had just begun, a police official said.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @OWHnews: 2 women dead, 10 people shot overnight in same northeast #Omaha neighborhood. Updated story by @eclarridge: bit.ly/1ur2S5T

Win free registration for UNO's Claussen-Leahy Run on April 25

omaha.com — Momaha is giving away two free registrations for the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Claussen-Leahy Run and walk on April 25 at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with a free 800 meter Kids' Race, followed by mini sports clinics run by UNO student-athletes.
Jan 23, 2015

For my runner friends who want a free registration to UNO's Claussen-Leahy Run on April 25 Click here: bit.ly/1EcAQno

Nebraska can, and does, do better than tax study that Ricketts cited in State of the State speech - Omaha.com: Nebraska

omaha.com — The study that Gov. Pete Ricketts cited in his address - put out by the Wallet Hub website - appears to stand alone in putting Nebraska near the very top of the 50 states in taxes.
Jan 23, 2015

paging @harrisj MT @mattwynn: Crap studies pointing to crap media coverage for credibility. Oy vey. omaha.com/news/nebraska/…

Jan 23, 2015

RT @mattwynn: Most horrifying part of story is how crap studies point to crap media coverage for credibility. Oy vey. omaha.com/news/nebraska/…

Pivovar: Situation for early ’90s Jays was worse - Omaha.com: Creighton

omaha.com — A younger colleague was moaning about the current state of Creighton basketball and how difficult it's becoming to chronicle the Bluejays' losing ways. Losing, I wanted to say in my best Jim Mora "Playoffs" voice. You don't even know what losing is until you cover a program that wins 24 games in three seasons.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @OWHjays: As bad as it seems, things will get back on track. But the '90s were truly painful. @PivOWH: bit.ly/1CuqU72 pic.twitter.com/jT1rZkSkAc

Creighton guard Isaiah Zierden tears MCL, will miss remainder of the season - Omaha.com: Creighton

omaha.com — Creighton guard Isaiah Zierden said Friday that a preliminary read of an MRI indicated that he again tore the medial cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @OWHjays: INJURY UPDATE: Creighton guard Isaiah Zierden has torn his MCL for a second time: bit.ly/1D0iORJ pic.twitter.com/G3ROUhBU1x

High court upholds dismissal of lawsuit over email calling home inspector 'total idiot' - Omaha.com: Nebraska

omaha.com — The decision Friday came in a lawsuit filed by Matthew Steinhausen in 2012 against Shelly Nitz, Woods Brothers Realty and HomeServices of Nebraska. Steinhausen said the email was libelous. But a Lancaster County District judge said the email was opinion protected by the First Amendment.
Jan 23, 2015

High court upholds dismissal of lawsuit over email calling home inspector 'total idiot' - Omaha.com: omaha.com/news/nebraska/…