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Midtown Crossing kicks off its brand new Turner Park Night Market tonight from 6-10 p.m.

Omaha Gives!, a 24-hour online giving challenge, came to a close at midnight last night, ending another successful event for the organizer and the local nonprofits who will benefit.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmers have planted 92 percent of the state's corn crop, which is three days behind last year's rate mostly due to wet fields from recent storms but their progress is two days ahead of the five-year average.

The Omaha Public Library will officially kick off its Summer Reading Program with a party this Friday at the W. Dale Clark Library, from 10:30 to 12:30.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center is asking Douglas County for $5 million for its Davis Global Center under construction in Omaha.

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — The Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium at Schramm Park State Recreation Area in eastern Nebraska will close Tuesday for renovations.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new name has been picked for a baby giraffe born last month at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against the city of Fremont over land for a Costco chicken processing plant has been dismissed.

News Director Cheril Lee has the story on a high school soccer player who just added an impressive credit to his resume...

  

  

In honor of National Bicycle Safety Month, AAA-The Auto Club Group recently announced that all membership levels will now include free bicycle service.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific railroad is planning a number of events over the next two years to celebrate the effort to build the first transcontinental railroad.

The Nebraska Watershed Network, part of UNO’s Department of Biology, is hoping to expand their Nebraska Environmental Stewardship Task Force, or NEST. 

The Omaha Public Library and City of Omaha Parks & Recreation department are teaming up to offer a Community Resource Expo this evening.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The western Iowa sheriff's deputy who was killed during a jail escape is being remembered for the way he treated everyone with respect.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — This year's Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska is scheduled for May 20.

On that day, people may enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities without the need to obtain fishing or park entry permits for the day.

The special day is held yearly on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day weekend. Anglers must observe all fishing regulations, and camping, lodging and all other user fees still apply at state park areas.

Visit OutdoorNebraska.org and check the online calendar for more details.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been announced for a western Iowa sheriff's deputy shot to death earlier this week in what officials say was a jail break by a man who had just been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

The Omaha Public Power District has recently been designated a “Tree Line USA Utility” from the National Arbor Day Foundation for the 16th year in a row.  

Dani Ohlman, Director of Volunteer Engagement at United Way of the Midlands, says the United Way has been busy connecting volunteers with agencies to work on meaningful service projects this month. 

Next Thursday, the Deer Park Neighborhood Association – one of the oldest and largest neighborhood associations in Omaha -- is holding a fund raiser for their new Resource Center, which they plan to open in mid-May.  

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A nonprofit corporation has signed an agreement with federal officials to raise $30 million for a new veterans outpatient clinic in Omaha.

Children’s Day/Book Day is a special celebration that involves children and families and focuses on the importance of literacy for children of all backgrounds.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man is taking road repair into his own hands by patching hundreds of potholes near his home over the past several years.

Asian Culture Week begins at Creighton University this evening at 5:30 with a roundtable seminar called “Lesson Globally Not Learned: A Historical Look at the Fate of Indigenous Cultures.”

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Changes have been announced at Omaha's Eppley Airfield as crews prepare to build a new six-story parking structure.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln's bike share program will likely begin this fall with 100 bikes and 17 stations across downtown and its university campuses.

Creighton University is the most beautiful college in Nebraska.  That’s according to Travel and Leisure magazine.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Construction is expected to start soon on a new addition for Omaha Central High School that boosters say will retain the historic downtown building's charm while providing more space for music, art and a state-of-the-art library.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — City officials and developers in rural Nebraska are closely watching a measure being considered in the Legislature that would create housing grants, but they acknowledge it won't solve the problem of a dearth of workforce housing in small towns.

The City of Council Bluffs was recently awarded a $20,000 Trees Please! Grant from MidAmerican Energy.

April is Earth Month at UNO. 

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