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Omaha.com top stories for Wednesday, July 18

Police: Couple fled Sidney, Nebraska, with infant daughter, prompting Amber Alert

Sidney Police Chief Joe Aikens said the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services had taken custody of the baby at birth because it tested positive for controlled substances. Read more

Subscribers onlyNebraska holds $20 million contract with distributor who supplied death penalty drug in Nevada

Nebraska prison officials won't say whether the pharmaceutical distributor sold them the four drugs intended for the Aug. 14 execution of Carey Dean Moore. But the Nevada case offers a clue as to how Nebraska may have obtained the drugs. Read more

Subscribers onlyMcKewon: Ron Brown's return to Nebraska means it's 'Back to the Future' under Scott Frost

Nebraska coach Scott Frost wanted a program that reflected what he experienced in the 1990s. Ron Brown, an assistant throughout that era and again under coach Bo Pelini, was a key part of Husker football and will be again now that he's returned. Read more

Bikini bar's liquor license denied by Omaha City Council, but fate not yet sealed

The Omaha City Council sided with neighbors and parents who don't think a bikini bar belongs at 72nd and Blondo Streets.   Read more

No, Britney Spears' boyfriend didn't play Husker football

Men's Health reported this week that Britney Spears' boyfriend was on the Nebraska football team in the Bo Pelini era, but the Husker athletic department says it has no such record. Read more

Subscribers onlyA Jesuit, an actor and a playwright: Creighton Prep grad returns home to produce 'Amends'

Omaha native Joe Hoover and his artist brother Bill make up the cast for new play at B Side in Benson. Read more

Subscribers onlyReview: Yamato Sushi Train is a fun ride, but the 'special sauce' is a bit much

File the sushi conveyor in the “super fun but kind of random” folder. Read more

The world's tallest mohawk — and 21 other world records held by Nebraska

Everyone knows in their Big Red hearts that Nebraskans are the best at certain things. Read more

Gage County will appeal $28 million Beatrice Six judgment to U.S. Supreme Court

Gage County officials will make a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of avoiding a $28 million judgment.  Read more

Offutt recon planes are 'safe and effective,' Air Force secretary tells Sen. Deb Fischer

The 55th Wing's aging C-135 reconnaissance fleet remains a "safe and effective weapon system," Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said in a letter Wednesday to Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska.  Read more

Today's forecast

Scattered thunderstorms possible. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.

Today

75° 69°

Scattered thunderstorms possible. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.

Humidity:82%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SE at 12 mph
Chance of Rain:60%
UV Index:0 Low
Sunrise:06:06:30 AM
Sunset:08:53:30 PM

Sports

Subscribers onlyBright future awaits Donovan Williams after first power-conference offer from Nebraska

Nebraska is the first power-conference school to offer Lincoln North Star guard Donovan Williams, though more could follow. “It’s real big for me and my family, and I’m just excited to see what the future holds for us," Williams said. Read more

Money

Subscribers onlyProposed $12 million housing project south of downtown upsets neighbors losing scenic view

"It's going to feel like a cornstalk in a tomato field," one neighbor said of a housing project to sprout south of downtown Omaha where a family's flower shop and greenhouse operation once stood. Read more

Living / Entertainment

New movies and TV streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and HBO Now

Including "Succession," "The Snowman" and Sacha Baron Cohen's latest joint. Read more

Opinion

Editorial: Trump's Helsinki debacle ill serves our national security

President Donald Trump prides himself on his strength. But at his summit in Helsinki, Finland, with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he sh… Read more

Live Well Nebraska

Immanuel is 4th U.S. hospital to earn stroke certification; docs call procedure a game-changer

Immanuel Medical Center has become the fourth hospital in the country to earn a new certification indicating that it meets rigorous standards for treating stroke patients using a procedure that targets clots blocking large vessels in the brain. Read more

Momaha

Cutting up food (and blowing on it) and five other things parents probably do for way too long

"As a mom of five, with kids ranging in age from 3 to 23, the lines between one kid to the next have blurred. I’ve lost all points of reference, especially in regards to when specific behaviors of mine should subside." Read more

Good News

Events this weekend: Check out a classic car show, music festival, flea market and more

Looking for something to do this weekend? Attend an outdoor music festival, see a car show or shop for vintage flea market. Read more

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