Omaha, NE – Six Omaha women are being honored for their leadership and dedication to the community. The University of Nebraska-Omaha's Women of Color Awards honor women who lead and work to improve the lives of others. The winners are:
Dr. Mary Goodwin-Clinkscale, Arts and Humanities. Clinkscale is involved with the Greater Bethel Temple and United Way of the Midlands. She established the Growing and Building Together Children's Academy.
Omaha, NE – Omaha Public Works crews are starting work to repair potholes and remove graffiti city-wide. Public Works plans to have crews on the roads seven days a week, weather permitting, through April 11th to fix potholes. Crews are also working to remove graffiti from signs, benches and other spots.
Omaha, NE – Senator Brad Ashford is responding to Governor Dave Heineman's claim that lawmakers are ignoring Nebraskans' wishes by not passing an immigration bill. Governor Heineman was supporting a bill that would have denied federal, state and local benefits to illegal immigrants. He said the measure ensured that tax dollars are being spent wisely.
Omaha, NE – The Save Rosenblatt Committee is continuing its efforts to ensure that the College World Series remains at its current home long-term. More than one hundred people rallied outside Rosenblatt Stadium Saturday afternoon in an effort to encourage city leaders to keep the CWS at Rosenblatt.
Omaha, NE – The Chairman of the Save Rosenblatt Committee says he's optimistic that the College World Series will remain at that stadium long-term. Jason Smith says the NCAA has expressed interest in securing a long-term deal that would keep the CWS at Rosenblatt.
Omaha, NE – No details are available about Tuesday's meeting between the City of Omaha and the NCAA. Mayor Mike Fahey and the Stadium Oversight Committee met with NCAA officials in Indianapolis. The meeting comes one week after the Stadium Oversight Committee presented its recommendation to build a new ballpark on Qwest Center parking lots C and E.
Omaha, NE – The University of Nebraska at Omaha plans to establish a scholarship in memory of Brittany Williams. The 21-year-old Williams was shot to death January 20th while she was waiting in her car at a drive-thru in Omaha. Williams was a pre-nursing student at UNO, a Goodrich scholar and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
Omaha, NE – A Navy Lieutenant stationed at Offutt Air Force Base is preparing for a cross-country bicycle ride to benefit the American Red Cross. Lieutenant Jeffrey Greene is a Red Cross Volunteer and a planning officer for U.S. Stratcom. He plans to leave March 10 from Oceanside, California for the bike ride. The bike ride is expected to last two and a half months and end in Buffalo, New York, in May.
Omaha, NE – The victims and families of the Von Maur shootings are about to receive the final allocations from the Victims' Fund. The Fund was set up by the United Way after the December fifth shootings, which killed eight people and left four injured. $1.2 million was donated to the fund and initial payments totaling $240,000 were distributed. Monday morning, Von Maur Victims Fund Advisory Chairman John Ewing announced how the remainder of the donations will be disbursed.