Omaha, NE – The Omaha Public Library has extended the community challenge two weeks.
The community challenge was issued in late August in response to budget cuts. The library's 2009 budget was cut three times. Officials planned to close branches, eliminate programs and reduce hours in response.
Omaha, NE – State Senator Tom White is officially running for the Second Congressional District.
White announced his candidacy Wednesday morning at the Omaha Press Club. He was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2006, serving on the Business and Labor, Revenue, Rules, and Urban Affairs Committees. In July, White announced the formation of an exploratory committee a first step toward a 2010 run.
Omaha, NE – Omaha Police are asking for the public's help to locate an arsonist.
Police and Fire officials were called to Beth Israel Synagogue July 30th for a report of a playground on fire. Arson investigators determined the fire was intentionally set. It caused $10,000 worth of damage to the equipment, which is a total loss.
Omaha, NE – Omaha City Councilman Chuck Sigerson has been upgraded to good condition, one week after suffering a stroke and heart attack.
Sigerson remains at Alegent Lakeside Hospital after suffering the stroke and heart attack at his northwest Omaha home August 29th. In a statement issued Sunday, the Sigerson family says the District 7 Councilman is out of intensive care and listed in good condition. He's scheduled to begin a formal rehabilitation program this week.
Omaha, NE – The first tornado shelter is complete at the Little Sioux Scout Camp.
The Camp was destroyed June 11, 2008, by a tornado. Four Boy Scouts were killed and four dozen more injured when the tornado leveled the shelter they were in. At that time, the Camp had no tornado shelters. The Ranger's house was also destroyed by the storm. 14 months after the storm, the first shelter is complete, and the Ranger's house re-built.