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Omaha Public Radio News
12:02 am
Mon December 17, 2007

Von Maur re-opens Thursday

Omaha Public Radio News
7:23 am
Fri December 14, 2007

Von Maur victims fund raises more than $290,000

Omaha, NE – United way of the Midlands established the Von Maur Victims Fund after the December fifth shootings that left eight people dead. As of Friday, December 14, $294,000 has been donated to the fund, which was set up to assist victims and their families. The United Way says donations have come in from the Omaha metro area and 33 states. A news release from the Midlands chapter says an advisory committee will work out a process and criteria for funding decisions. The first disbursement is scheduled to happen within a week.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:42 am
Fri December 14, 2007

Westroads shootings create questions about childrens' mental health needs

Omaha Public Radio News
1:12 am
Mon December 10, 2007

No reopening date for Von Maur store at Westroads

Omaha Public Radio News
6:57 am
Fri December 7, 2007

Nebraska's Senators honor victims of Westroads shooting

Omaha Public Radio News
1:15 am
Thu December 6, 2007

President Bush's statement on Omaha killings

Washington, DC – President Bush commented publicly today before a speech on Housing about the killings of eight people at Westroads Mall. The White House Office of the Press Secretary released the President's comments earlier this afternoon:

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:46 am
Thu December 6, 2007

One shooting victim in critical condition, one upgraded

Omaha, NE – Three victims of yesterday's shooting at Westroads Mall were taken to Nebraska Medical Center. Spokesman Paul Baltes says two patients were released last night. The third, 61-year-old Fred Wilson, has been upgraded to serious condition. Wilson underwent surgery last night after suffering a gunshot wound to the upper chest. Information on the Nebraska Medical Center web site (www.nebraskamed.com) says Wilson is a Customer Service Manager at Von Maur, where the shootings happened.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:42 am
Thu December 6, 2007

Leaders react to Omaha shooting

Audio courtesy of NPR's Jason Beaubien

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:41 am
Thu December 6, 2007

Police Chief: Westroads killings were premeditated

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:40 am
Thu December 6, 2007

Six of eight shooting victims were Von Maur employees

Omaha, NE – The eight people who died in Wednesday's shootings inside the Von Maur department store are:

Gary Scharf, 48, a customer

John McDonald, 65, a customer

Angie Schuster, 36, an employee

Maggie Webb, 24, an employee

Janet Jorgenson, 66, an employee

Diane Trent, 53, an employee

Gary Joy, 56, an employee

Beverly Flynn, 47, an employee

NPR's Jason Beaubien contributed to this report.

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