The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects students annually based on their academic success, artistic and technical excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts.
Hundreds waited in line for hours to meet 50 Cent, who was greeting fans and promoting his cognac brand at an Omaha Hy-Vee.
Juanita Johnson will become the second Black woman to serve on the Omaha City Council after besting three-term incumbent Ben Gray, while Aimee Melton won a third term representing northwest Omaha.
The five-story, 130,000-square-foot facility will serve as the new home of Creighton's School of Medicine and as a hub for all of the university's health sciences schools and colleges.
A 27-year-old man went to an Omaha hospital Wednesday evening after being shot while driving on the North Freeway near Ames Avenue.
Voters OK'd school upgrades and additions in Douglas County West Community Schools in a mail-in election Tuesday.
The cost of gas in the Omaha metro pushed closer to $3 a gallon at some stations Wednesday, although the uptick in price isn't related to fallout of a pipeline shutdown, according to AAA Nebraska.
The Maha Festival, set for July 31, will be a one-day affair this year at Aksarben Village. Acts will be announced next week.
The $16.8 million school bond issue in the Douglas County West Community Schools appears to have passed handily.
Authorities have released the name of the second driver killed in a fiery head-on collision in western Douglas County at 280th Street and West Center Road.
The school board voted to renew the district's contract with T-Mobile for one year. That means continued connectivity to the 56,400 iPads for students and staff this summer and next school year.
The judge told those gathered he was not imposing a tough sentence on Otis Walker because of any notion that he got away with murder but because his actions were an affront to justice.
Most incumbents appeared to fare well Tuesday night, although one longtime councilman was in danger of losing his seat.
A fire in a Dundee neighborhood apartment building early Wednesday displaced dozens of residents.
The incumbents in the two west Omaha City Council districts appear likely to win reelection, although Melton's race remains close.
Political newcomer Juanita Johnson was poised to defeat longtime incumbent Ben Gray for the Omaha City Council race to represent northeast Omaha, based on partial results Tuesday night.
Danny Begley is poised to join the Omaha City Council representing downtown and midtown.
Don Rowe appeared headed for a victory over Patrick Leahy in Omaha's District 5 City Council race Tuesday.
Omaha voters chose experience over change Tuesday as they delivered a decisive reelection victory to Mayor Jean Stothert, who will soon begin a historic third term.
Check out the results of the 2021 Omaha city general election and Douglas County West school bond issue.
Kyle Marek, a youth soccer coach from Omaha charged with child enticement, will have to pay 10% of his $100,000 bail to be released from the Sarpy County Jail.
One of Omaha's favorite summer traditions is returning to Turner Park this July, Omaha Performing Arts announced Tuesday.