Omaha, NE – Everyone is invited to the Blessing of the Pets at College of St. Mary on Monday.
Marketing Director Carmen Steele says people are welcome to come to the event and bring their pets, whether cats or dogs, fish or snakes. The event takes place in the college's new Prayer Circle and is being held in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. She says the Prayer Circle has been created around a new sculpture by a local artist. The crucifix sculpture is called "Embrace of Hope".
Omaha, NE – The 13th annual Omaha Women's Health and Wellness Conference takes place Friday at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. Sponsored by the Olson Center for Women's Health, the event includes workshops, exhibitions, and several guest speakers.
Omaha, NE – Swing, Swing, Swing! is Ballet Nebraska's debut production.
Artistic Director Erika Overturff says the production focuses on a love story set against the backdrop of the 1940's. Dance sequences include a G.I. Jive and a salute to Rosie the Riveter. Overturff says she thought Swing, Swing, Swing! would be a good way for Ballet Nebraska to reach out to a lot of people because it features more than just ballet, with both live music and swing numbers.
Omaha, NE – Authorities say a Valley man shot and killed at Creighton University Medical Center fired a handgun at officers.
Omaha Police responded to Creighton University Medical Center at 9:19 am Wednesday for a report of a despondent man making calls on a pay phone. Officers Lee Kerniskey and Eric Picht, along with Sergeant Lori Schenkelberg and Captain Katherine Belcastro-Gonzales, made contact with 39-year-old Jeffrey Layten.
Washington, D.C. – A new report based on census estimates predicts a major change in Iowa's political landscape. It says the state will probably lose a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives because of population trends.
Take away one member of Iowa's delegation -- which is already small compared to more populous states -- and Iowa could stand to lose some of its power and clout in Congress.
Omaha, NE – Live Well Omaha hopes policy and environmental changes will lead to a healthier Douglas County.
The organization launched its "Putting Prevention to Work" campaign Monday. Mary Balluff oversees health and nutrition services for the Douglas County Health Department. She says Live Well Omaha hopes to get businesses and churches involved in the wellness campaign.