Omaha, NE – Omaha has a $5 million budget shortfall this fiscal year and a projected $11 million shortfall in 2010.
Wednesday, Mayor Jim Suttle unveiled plans to fill the budget gaps. Among the options for the current fiscal year are a two-dollar fee increase for parking in city lots and garages. Wage freezes, fire alarm fees, and ending financial support for the Convention and Visitors' Bureau are also options.
Omaha, NE – It will be a winner-take-all contest Wednesday to decide the College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium. Tuesday night, Texas tied the best-of-3 title series at a game apiece after a 5-1 victory over LSU. Longhorns pitcher Taylor Jungmann quieted the LSU bats. Omaha Public Radio's Greg Echlin has more.
Omaha, NE – The National Weather Service says while temperatures in the 90s may be uncomfortable, they're not uncommon this time of year.
An excessive heat warning is in effect for Omaha through Wednesday evening. The NWS issues those when the heat index is projected to reach 115 degrees or higher. The excessive heat warning takes in to account both temperature and humidity.
Omaha, NE – The head-to-head match-up between two college baseball powers resembled a heavyweight bout Monday night at Rosenblatt Stadium. LSU got by Texas, 7-6, in 11 innings in the finals of the College World Series. Omaha Public Radio's Greg Echlin has more.
Omaha, NE – A new report shows green energy jobs grew in Nebraska over a nine-year period when the state saw overall job growth decline.
The report comes from the Pew Charitable Trust. It found that from 1998 to 2007, green energy jobs grew 108 percent in Nebraska. At the same time, overall job growth declined 4.9 percent. Nebraska was one of only seven states that experienced growth in green industry jobs and a decline in overall jobs.