Omaha Police Chief Thomas Warren, Mayor Mike Fahey and Governor Dave Heineman plan to hold a press conference at 9:30 this morning regarding the investigation in to yesterday's killings of eight people at Westroads Mall.
Omaha, NE – Nebraska's Second District Congressman, Lee Terry, is visiting Omaha this week while Congress is on Thanksgiving break. Terry sat down with Omaha Public Radio's Katie Knapp earlier this week to discuss a possible re-election bid. Terry says an announcement will be made after the first of the year. He's also backing a candidate in the U.S. Senate race to replace retiring Senator Chuck Hagel. Terry also commented on Senator Trent Lott's retirement announcement.
Omaha, NE – Congress is on its Thanksgiving break, but a lot of issues remain on Capitol Hill. There's a farm bill stalled in the Senate, an appropriations bill waiting to be passed, and funding for the Iraq war remains a controversial topic. Second District Congressman Lee Terry says he and his colleagues also need to deal with energy legislation. During a visit to Omaha, Terry talked with Omaha Public Radio's Katie Knapp about the issues and the 2008 election.
Omaha, NE – The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce is forecasting continued economic growth in 2008, although it's not expected to match this summer's four percent pace. The Chamber 's 2008 Economic Outlook cites a housing slump, rising energy prices and credit tightening as some economic challenges next year. But Doctor Barry Asmus says those oil prices of $100 a barrel actually have a positive side. He spoke to about 700 business leaders today in Omaha.
Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey was approached about a possible candidacy last month. Fahey announced today he will not run for the U.S. Senate, leaving Nebraska Democrats without a challenger to three Republican candidates in the race to replace outgoing Senator Chuck Hagel. Omaha Public Radio's Katie Knapp has the story.