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5:06 am
Tue May 8, 2012

D.J.'s Hero Awards Lunch set for Monday, May 14th

The Salvation Army's annual D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon happens Monday, May 14th.

Steve George, Chairperson for the event, says there are three goals of the event. One is to raise money for the Salvation Army’s programs. Another is to award scholarships to high school seniors who have overcome hardships in their lives, and the third is to feature a dynamic speaker. This year’s luncheon will be held at the Century Link Center.  George says there will be two guest speakers, Bob and Lee Woodruff.

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Business
12:56 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Berkshire meeting brings national, global exposure to Omaha

 

The annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting brought visitors from all over the U.S., and the world, to Omaha.

Berkshire Hathaway hosted a series of events in Omaha for shareholders during the meeting weekend. Saturday’s meeting brought at least 35,000 shareholders to downtown.

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Missouri River Flooding
9:22 pm
Sun May 6, 2012

Corps of Engineers to inspect Gavins Point Dam for post-flood damage

The Missouri River is expected to drop nearly three feet at Omaha at the end of this week as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inspects Gavins Point Dam.

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Business
9:16 pm
Sun May 6, 2012

Taxes, banking, Buffett's cancer diagnosis among the topics at Berkshire Hathaway meeting

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett says he’s “feeling terrific” following his diagnosis of stage one prostate cancer.

Buffett’s cancer was among the first round of questions fielded Saturday morning at Berkshire’s annual shareholders meeting. The 81-year-old Buffett announced last month he had stage one prostate cancer, and will begin treatment in July. He told shareholders that he has four doctors, who’ve told him he won’t need to be hospitalized or take a day off work.

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General News
8:00 am
Sat May 5, 2012

The Farmer's Market offers a wide selection of local produce

The Omaha Farmer’s Markets kick off this weekend.  The markets offer attendees a variety of items, including local produce, flowers, meat, and cheese.  Project Manager Heidi Walz says there are also local vendors with non-food items, including handcrafted jewelry and wooden toys. 

This year’s downtown Omaha Farmer’s Market will feature 110 vendors. The Farmer’s Market at Aksarben Village has expanded to 75 vendors.  Walz says the mission of the markets goes back to community, and that’s why they accept SNAP cards at all their locations.

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Sarpy County
2:34 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Ceremony at Offutt AFB marks ANZAC Day

Capt. Stephen Elms of the Royal Australian Navy speaks Friday at a ceremony marking ANZAC Day.
photo by Katie Schubert, KIOS-FM

A ceremony Friday at Offutt Air Force Base marked the anniversary of a World War One battle that killed more than 10,000 Australia and New Zealand soldiers.

ANZAC day is a remembrance of an eight-month battle at the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. More than 8,700 Australian soldiers, and 2,721 New Zealand soldiers, died in the battle to capture what is now Instanbul, Turkey. Australia and New Zealand soldiers have fought alongside U.S. troops in every war since then.

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Health/Medical
3:30 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Workplace wellness challenge brings city of Omaha, middle school, businesses together

 

A recent study by Gallup found that U-S businesses lose more than 150-billion dollars each year due to employees’ health-related issues.

The city of Omaha, an elementary school, and 13 businesses recently completed a 12-week wellness challenge. The program, called the Weight No More Wellness Challenge, sought to get participants exercising regularly and eating healthy.

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Sarpy County
10:23 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Bellevue Police Chief on administrative leave

Bellevue Police Chief John Stacey.
courtesy Bellevue PD

 

Longtime Bellevue Police Chief John Stacey is on administrative leave.

Bellevue city administrator Dan Berlowitz confirmed Thursday morning Stacey is on leave while the city attorney investigates a personnel matter. Berlowitz couldn’t disclose any additional information.

Arts
3:27 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

The OAYO's 13th Annual Side-by-Side Concert is this weekend

Maestro Thomas Wilkins
Courtesy of Omaha Symphony

The Omaha Area Youth Orchestra will play popular pieces from Rimsky-Korsakov, Delius and Mendelssohn at its annual Side by Side program.

The Side by Side Concert takes place Sunday at 7:00 in the Holland Center.  OAYO Executive Director Aviva Segall says the program offers the Youth Symphony the chance to perform alongside Omaha Symphony musicians. 

She says Maestro Thomas Wilkins will conduct the majority of the concert.

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Health/Medical
10:50 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Health Department, CDC examine public health role in curbing binge drinking

 

The Centers for Disease Control says Nebraska ranks second in the nation when it comes to binge drinking.

The Vital Signs report released in January says one in six adults binge drink. Binge drinking is defined as four or more drinks for women, and five or more drinks for men, on one occasion.

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