Omaha, NE – The Douglas County board has approved a new fiscal year budget that raises the tax levy two cents.
Board members approved the 2010-2011 budget Tuesday on a 5-2 vote. An amendment approved by the Board added $1.7 million in cuts from the Department of Corrections, Douglas County Health Center, Public Defender's office, County Attorney's office, veterans' services, community services, and the Sheriff's Department back to the budget.
Concert series presents Thursday shows through August.
Omaha, Nebraska – The inaugural season of Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing is underway. The concert series which has presented a stellar lineup of musicians for Omaha summer audiences has now been reborn at a new venue, Turner Park at Midtown Crossing, 31st and Dodge Streets.
The first concert in the new series & new location took place Thursday, July 8th with the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band and an evening of soulful latin jazz.
Omaha, NE – UNO says it will help students who are in transition due to Dana College's closing.
Rita Henry, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UNO, says she's already received over 120 calls from former Dana students. She says the students want to know what they need to do to transfer to UNO and how many of their credits will be accepted at UNO. Henry says it's important for these students to carefully weigh their options and choose the school that's the best fit for them.
Omaha, NE – Omaha Police collected 30 guns and more than one thousand rounds of ammunition during last month's gun amnesty day.
Gun amnesty day gives anyone who has an illegal or unwanted gun the chance to dispose of it without penalty. Omaha Police Gang Unit Sergeant Eric Nordby says they hope for the same success at tomorrow's event. "There will be no questions asked, no investigations, and no arrests."
Saturday's gun amnesty day is at 30th and Spencer streets. It happens from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Omaha, NE – Summer is the time for vacations and for some, that means travel. Dr. Marvin Bittner of Creighton University says people who are traveling overseas this summer need to be aware of more than just the current exchange rate. He says it's okay to bring back souvenirs, but no one wants to bring back an infection.
Omaha, NE – The EPA, Douglas County Health Department officials and MAPA are moving ahead with ozone reduction plans.
Next month, the EPA plans to change its standards relating to the amount of ground-level ozone. Depending on the new measurement, the Omaha metro could find itself out of compliance with standards. Several local organizations are partnering on plans to reduce ozone levels in the metro.