Omaha, NE – West Nile Virus surveillance is underway in Douglas County and throughout Nebraska.
The Department of Health and Human Services began surveillance June first. Douglas County's mosquito trapping began Wednesday. West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne illness. Many people who contract the virus don't have any symptoms but some can become seriously ill or die.
Omaha, NE – Children in the Omaha area who used to have to sit on the sidelines and watch baseball games, now have a league of their own. The mission of the All Play Miracle League is to give kids a chance to play ball regardless of their ability. Martin Wells reports.
Slideshow: Jordan Hill and the All Play Miracle League in Action
Papillion, NE – Bellevue and La Vista's Mayors are weighing in on Sarpy County's decision to locate the Omaha Royals' new home in Papillion.
Sarpy County Commissioners voted 3-2 Monday to build a stadium at 120th Street and Highway 370. That site beat out the Kennedy Town Center in Bellevue and Southport West in La Vista. Cost, potential for growth, aesthetics, parking, and traffic were all factors in the decision.
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.