The 5th Annual Heartland Walk for Warmth takes place tomorrow (Thursday) at 6:00 p.m. at Westroads Mall.
Kathy O’Hara, Spokesperson for United Way of the Midlands, says the event helps raise funds for energy assistance programs. She says the organization has seen a 30% increase in requests for help with energy assistance over the past year. O’Hara says the Walk for Warmth is a one mile walk outside. She says even though it’s been a milder winter, it can get cold in the house when you can’t afford to turn the heat on…
Omaha Police are investigating the death of Ralston’s Fire Chief.
Authorities were called to 6902 Pine Street around 7:30 AM for a report of a down party. There, they found the body of 40-year-old Kyle Ienn hanging from a bridge. Ienn was a Ralston firefighter for more than 20 years. He was named Fire Chief in 2000.
Lutheran Family Services is holding a yearlong celebration in honor of its 120th birthday.
LFS began as two orphanages in 1892. Spokeswoman Bev Carlson says since then, the human care organization has served children in multiple capacities. LFS offers assistance with adoption, foster care services, and childhood behavioral health. Carlson says the organization will hold a celebration on Saturday, September 22nd that’s meant to be a reunion