Omaha, NE – TSA officials say nothing suspicious was found in a bag that prompted the evacuation of an Eppley Airfield concourse Wednesday afternoon.
A statement from the TSA says personnel at the Terminal B checkpoint discovered what they thought was a suspicious item in a carry-on bag. The item was found during an x-ray screening. The concourse was evacuated and the Omaha Police bomb squad called in to remove the device.
Omaha , NE – The Omaha Downtown Improvement District and the Downtown Family YMCA are offering a series of free group exercise classes this month and next.
DID Executive Director Joe Gudenrath says there will be three separate class options: boot camp, race conditioning and zumba. He says all classes are free and take place outside in various locations downtown.
Omaha, NE – The superintendents of Douglas and Sarpy County's learning community school districts are backing a new plan designed to reduce truancy.
They joined Governor Dave Heineman and Senator Brad Ashford Tuesday to unveil the plan. It focuses on prevention, early intervention, and connecting families who need services to community agencies. Heineman says students who miss more than 20 days of school scored 30 points less on Nebraska's 11th grade reading assessment.
Omaha, NE – Omaha has been named the Best Value City 2011 by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine.
Senior Editor Bob Frick says Omaha was chosen after conducting months of research and visiting the city. He says criteria included the cost of living, vibrancy of the local economy and arts and culture in the city.