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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nativity scene will be removed from the Nebraska Capitol in the days before Christmas because atheist groups have reserved all the available space.

The great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens will be in Omaha this week to perform one of his most famous works.

Holiday Under Glass is Joslyn Art Museum’s annual holiday luncheon concert series.

Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign begins Friday

Nov 6, 2014

The Salvation Army of Omaha provided assistance to more than 170,000 low-income people last year.

The Wells Fargo Family Festival takes place this Sunday at six downtown arts and cultural venues in Omaha.

The granddaughter of the famed Maria and Baron Von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music, performs a Yuletide concert Friday evening at the Holland Center.

The 4th of July weekend is the busiest summer holiday period for travelers, according to AAA Nebraska.

This year, the Joslyn Art Museum’s Holiday Under Glass series will nearly double its offerings with nine concerts.

UNMC ophthalmologist urges safety when using fireworks

Jul 2, 2012
courtesy Creighton University

The Nebraska State Fire Marshal's office says 144 people were injured in 2010 by misuse of fireworks.

 

In the city of Omaha, residents can shoot off fireworks from 8 am to 11 pm through Wednesday. An ophthalmologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center says if you choose to do so, wear eye protection and don't let children use fireworks.

 

Dr. John Peters says 1,300 people suffered eye injuries nationwide last year due to misuse of fireworks. He says about half of those injuries were to people under age 19.