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.
Little Sioux, IA – The Little Sioux Scout Camp is getting help with rebuilding from a group of 9/11 survivors.
The New York Says Thank You Foundation plans to bring 20 FDNY members, Ground Zero workers, victims' families, and financial district workers to Little Sioux starting Friday. They'll be building a chapel at the north shelter of the Scout Camp. That's where four Scouts were killed when a tornado devastated the camp June 11, 2008.
Omaha, NE – After a more than nine-hour meeting, Omaha City Councilmen approved an amended 2010 budget Tuesday night.
The $457 million budget has a projected $11 million deficit. Councilmen voted to cut $1.5 million from the Fire Department budget and $1 million for the purchase of police cars to save money. New revenue sources include a satellite television inspection fee, as well as increased building inspection fees. It also includes a two-and-a-half day furlough at a cost savings of $1.3 million.