Omaha, NE – The Mayor Suttle Recall Committee is approaching a Friday deadline for collecting nearly 27,000 signatures.
Recall Committee members and volunteers began circulating petitions October 21st. They must collect 26,643 signatures to force a recall election of Mayor Jim Suttle.
Committee spokesman Jeremy Aspen says they know exactly how many signatures have been collected so far. But details won't be released until sometime Friday, when the petitions are turned in to the Douglas County Election Commission.
Omaha, NE – The Omaha Public Library's Executive Director says he wants the library system to have a clear vision through 2020.
A series of public forums on the future of the Omaha Public Library system begin Tuesday at the Millard Branch. Executive Director Gary Wasdin says a strategic plan is in the works that examines how each library branch can best serve its community. He says the goal is to improve on what's already a strong library system.
Papillion, NE – The former Omaha Royals are now the Omaha Storm Chasers.
Team officials announced the new name at a community event Monday evening in La Vista. The team has been the AAA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals for 42 years. For all but three of those years, they were known as the Omaha Royals. 1,500 names were submitted and nine finalists chosen in a name-the-team contest.
Omaha, NE – The Salvation Army's Tree of Lights Campaign officially kicked off Friday evening.
The campaign's familiar red kettles began appearing last week in the Omaha metro area. Salvation Army of Omaha spokeswoman Susan Eustice says the need for assistance from the organization's programs is up ten to 35 percent this year.
Papillion, NE – The Omaha Royals will play at Werner Park starting April 15, 2011.
Royals team officials announced the stadium's name Thursday at a news conference. The ballpark is under construction at 126th Street and Highway 370 in Papillion. It's on track for completion by April 2011.
Omaha, NE – Nebraska's Senior U.S. Senator says tax cuts and incentives for businesses to invest in America need to be continued.
Senator Ben Nelson's comments came Wednesday during an appearance in Omaha. Nelson expects it'll be more difficult to get things done in Washington when Congress re-convenes. The November second election resulted in a Republican-controlled House of Representatives and a Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate.