Omaha, NE – This week is CPR and AED Awareness Week.
The American Red Cross says 94 percent of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest die before getting to a hospital. The Red Cross estimates that thousands of lives could be saved if individuals received CPR and AED training.
Papillion, NE – The Omaha Royals' new home will be in Papillion.
Sarpy County Commissioners voted Monday 3-2 to build a stadium at a site along 120th Street and Highway 370 in Papillion. The site was chosen from three finalists. The other two were in Bellevue and Papillion.
Omaha, NE – A restored B-17 bomber will take to the sky over Omaha Saturday.
The plane, called Liberty Belle, is owned by the Georgia-based Liberty Foundation. Liberty Belle flew in to Omaha on Memorial Day. The aircraft was built in 1945 and retired from service in 1967. It was heavily damaged in a tornado in 1979. In 1990, the Liberty Foundation bought the B-17 and spent 13 years restoring it.
Lincoln, NE – Lethal injection will soon be the sole means of execution in Nebraska.
Thursday, Governor Dave Heineman signed in to law a bill that implements lethal injection as the method of execution for death row inmates. The bill came about following a 2008 Nebraska Supreme Court ruling that execution via electrocution was cruel and unusual punishment.
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning says there will be safeguards in place to ensure that lethal injection is carried out properly.
Omaha, NE – A wage freeze and delaying a police recruit class are among Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey's recommendations to close a budget gap.
At a news conference Thursday, Fahey announced that the 2009 city budget now has a $14 million total shortfall. Six million dollars in cuts were made to the budget last December. Since then, sales tax revenues have come in short of expectations for four out of the five months of 2009.
Papillion, NE – Sarpy County Commissioners are still mulling over the recommended site for a new Omaha Royals ballpark.
Commissioners received a recommendation Tuesday during closed session. Sites in Bellevue, Papillion and La Vista are in the running for the new stadium. Kermit Brashear, who is handling the negotiations for Sarpy County, says Board members didn't make a decision on the site.
Omaha, NE – The Great Plains Theatre Conference begins Saturday.
The fourth annual conference will be held at Metropolitan Community College's Fort Omaha campus. This year, 57 plays will be presented, including five that are part of the Mainstage Series. Those are the top five plays chosen for reading at the event.
Omaha, NE – A new report says many Nebraska families aren't making the income they need to survive independently.
Opportunity at Work released the Family Bottom Line report Thursday. The report shows that child care, housing and transportation are Nebraskans' greatest expenses. In a two-adult family with a preschooler and an infant, child care costs the family 28 percent of their income. In a one-adult household, the figure is 32 percent.