Omaha, NE – The Salvation Army of Omaha's Winter Night Watch program served more than 16,000 meals between December first and February 28th.
Winter Night Watch wrapped up its 22nd year on February 28th. About 275 meals were served every night of Winter Night Watch to Omaha's homeless and near-homeless. This year, the program expanded in to south Omaha two nights a week. A donation from Dundee Presbyterian Church allowed the Salvation Army to add a second unit.
Omaha, NE – New Census figures show more than half of Nebraska's population lives in three counties.
The Census data was released Wednesday. Nebraska's three largest counties, Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster, grew by nearly 125,000 residents over the past decade. The state's other 90 counties saw declines in population. Also, Nebraska experienced the most growth in its minority population over the past ten years. The state's Latino population grew 77 percent.
Omaha, NE – A UNMC administrator who led medical missions to Haiti last year has died.
The school announced Sunday that Dr. Rubens Pamies died at his sister's home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He was 52 years old and suffered an apparent heart attack. Pamies was a native of Haiti. He spent the first six years of his life there before moving to the U.S.
Pamies led teams of UNMC doctors on medical missions to Haiti after last year's earthquake there. Earlier this year, Pamies published a book about the Haiti earthquake.