Omaha, NE – Omaha Police have identified the victims of an apparent murder-suicide Sunday night in Midtown.
71-year-old Robert Anderson and 63-year-old Karla Anderson were found dead inside a home at 112 South 50th Street. Omaha Fire and Rescue Personnel were called to the home around 10:30 Sunday night for a report of an unconscious person. They found Mrs. Anderson's body and notified Police. Police found Mr. Anderson's body inside the home a short time later.
Omaha, NE – Early voting for Omaha's April seventh city primary is reported to be slow and steady.
Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps says his office has mailed about about four thousand to five thousand ballots to early voters. He says anyone coming in to the Election Commission office to vote early won't have to wait in line.
Omaha, NE – Construction is expected to be complete this November on a new Salvation Army community center in Omaha.
The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is being built on Y Street in south Omaha, between 27th and 30th Streets. The Krocs donated $60 million to the Salvation Army for construction of community centers nationwide.
You can hear more on this story Thursday on Omaha Public Radio news.
Omaha, NE – With spring comes severe weather season, and officials say now is the time to prepare for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.
The Omaha metro area experienced an active severe weather season last year. Two natural disasters happened in Douglas County within 19 days of each other. One of those natural disasters happened in the middle of the night when two tornadoes damaged southwest Omaha and Millard. Another storm hit the Little Sioux Scout Camp, causing significant damage and killing four Scouts.
Council Bluffs, IA – Council Bluffs officials hope a $750 million state stimulus plan will mean road improvements, infrastructure upgrades, and the addition of a new Business Park.
Iowa Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge was in Council Bluffs Thursday to announce the I-JOBS program. The $750 million would be divided among infrastructure, water quality, public building, and community projects statewide. The Iowa Legislature must still approve the I-JOBS program before funds are allocated.
Omaha, NE – A UNMC Cardiologist has returned to Omaha after a two and a half week medical mission to Bangladesh.
Dr. Edward O'Leary was part of the medical team that performed heart procedures, lectured and trained doctors. He says only about two to three percent of Bangladesh's citizens can afford medical care. A majority of people are poor and must sell their belongings to be able to pay for medical procedures.