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Police: Victim shot with BB gun near Benson High School  WOWT

BENSON, Neb. (WOWT) -- Omaha police officers responded to Benson High School Monday after a victim was shot with a BB gun. Officers were originally called ...

Lunch trouble at Benson High blamed on construction mix-up  WOWT

Parents and students at Benson High School took to social media over Monday's lunch menu. Some students say their only option for lunch was a cold cheese ...

Benson High School Hall of Fame honors 7 grads, 1st community partner  Omaha World-Herald

A medical nuclear physicist, an obstetrician, a retired investment executive, a financial planner with a Super Bowl ring, a labor relations attorney and a retired ...

Jason Jolkowski still missing 17 years later  WOWT

On June 13, 2001 19-year-old Jason Jolkowski never made it to Benson high School where he was supposed to meet his ride to work.

'What the hell is wrong with Omaha?' High school job training plan struggles to get traction  Omaha World-Herald

Cliff Levitan jabs a finger at a map of Nebraska. Stars signify recent public and private investment in new high school career centers or wings at a number of ...

Two finalists for Benson High School principal job discuss vision for school's future  Omaha World-Herald

Two finalists for the Benson High School principal job outlined their strategies for expanding the school's career academies, increasing family engagement and ...

Benson High principal resigning due to personal issues  Omaha World-Herald

Anita Harkins has been principal at the school for seven years. She was previously the principal of Norris Middle School.

How Omaha-area school districts are handling student walkouts  Omaha World-Herald

We want to ensure we are empowering our students, allowing them to express themselves and have open dialogue, while at the same time ensuring they are in ...

Benson High taps interim leader Tom Wagner for principal post  Omaha World-Herald

He replaces Anita Harkins, who stepped down as principal in February to focus on her health and personal matters.

Surprise scholarship more than money for Omaha high school students  WOWT

Omaha students, with eyes set on being a University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate in 2023, got a small taste of their life in college from the university's ...

Benson High School security guard Troy Travis remembered for big heart, helpful nature  Omaha World-Herald

Travis, 44, a graduate of and a security guard at Benson, died early Saturday after a motorcycle accident. "He was always there for the students as a shoulder to ...

Students, faculty to be tested after confirmed case of TB at Benson High  WOWT

Douglas County officials said Wednesday some students and faculty will need to be tested after they discovered a confirmed case of Tuberculosis at Benson ...

Seven to be inducted into Benson High School's Alumni Hall of Fame  Omaha World-Herald

The Benson High School Alumni Association will induct seven graduates into the Hall of Fame at 7:30 p.m. April 29 at the school, 5120 Maple St. A 6 p.m. dinner.

Local comedian remembers her roots, comes home for Fourth of July  KETV Omaha

Omaha is known for its beef, the Henry Doorly Zoo and even the College World Series. Little does its community know that it is also the hometown of a ...

Kelly: 'The big moment' nears for 22 Benson JROTC cadets – marching in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade  Omaha World-Herald

Twenty-two JROTC cadets sat with their parents at Benson High School, the final preparation for the students' big event — marching in the 75th Anniversary ...

20 weird and wonderful Nebraska high school mascots | Football  Sioux City Journal

With prep football season cranking up, we've rounded up some of our favorite Nebraska high school mascots. Did yours make the cut? Tell us which ones we ...

School security guard no longer works for OPS after student reports being put in chokehold  Omaha World-Herald

A 13-year-old Monroe Middle School student told police that he was placed in a chokehold by an Omaha Public Schools security guard after a disturbance in the ...

Memorial service held for Jasmine Harris  WOWT

Friends and family gathered for a memorial *service* Friday for Jasmine Harris.

A 5-foot-7 lineman, 'Deuce' Miller-Johnston is the center of attention for undefeated Westside  Omaha World-Herald

Sometimes outweighed by 100 pounds, Nolan Miller-Johnston more than gets the job done in the trenches for the 5-0 Warriors.

Avante Dickerson's pick-6 sparks No. 8 Omaha Westside to win over No. 7 Creighton Prep  Omaha World-Herald

Unbeaten Omaha Westside waited an extra day to play for the respect it felt it hadn't gotten to date. It's safe to say the eighth-ranked Warriors will have it ...

Area students stage walkouts in reaction to Florida shooting; Papillion principal's approach: 'Let's go together'  Omaha World-Herald

Students in several metro Omaha school districts walked out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, shooting.

Westside, Millard West, Benson, Bellevue East students stage walkout  KETV Omaha

Students at Westside Middle School, Benson High School, Millard West High School and Bellevue East High School walked out of class Wednesday to protest ...

With OPS board vote, Benson High's $1.8M conversion into career academy is a step closer  Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha school board unanimously approved the plan, which aims to inject new life into the struggling school, plus its price tag Monday night.

Pay raises made to attract, retain drivers push busing costs higher in Millard  Omaha World-Herald

School bus drivers in Millard will get a pay boost, and some parents will pay higher fees for bus *service*, under a new busing contract approved by the Millard ...

Gross High turns 50 years old; three generations of one family have called it home  Omaha World-Herald

Gross Catholic High School's 50th anniversary celebration will start with a pre-game tailgate before Friday's homecoming game against Schuyler Central High ...

Driscoll, Glen Raymond “Poppy” | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Driscoll, Glen Raymond "Poppy" Apr 14, 1930 - Nov 28, 2018 Preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Nedra Driscoll. Survived by wife of 66 years, Beverly ...

Kroeger, Phyllis J. (Rydberg) (Eklund) | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Aug 11, 1928 - Jun 24, 2018. Passed away in Madison, WI from congestive heart failure. Phyllis is survived by her son, Grant Eklund, Anaheim Hills, CA; ...

Longtime Catholic educator Sister Marian Camel remembered for caring dedication  Omaha World-Herald

Martha Bruckner, a former St. Joan student who became an educator herself, said Camel inspired her career.

Khyri Thomas selected in second round of 2018 NBA Draft  KETV Omaha

Former Creighton guard Khyri Thomas was selected 38th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday night in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Jensen, John E. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

May 11, 1945 - Oct 18, 2018. Age 73 of Omaha. John passed away surrounded by his family. On hearing of his passing, it was said, "we have lost a warrior for ...

Lindwall, Rodger O. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Lindwall, Rodger O. Age 84 Rodger O. Lindwall passed away on December 2, 2018. Rodger was a lifelong Omaha resident, stoic Swede, talented athlete, avid ...

Irene Gnata  Lincoln Journal Star

August 20, 1926 - December 21, 2018. Irene Gnata, 92, of Lincoln, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018. Irene was born in Omaha to parents, Arthur and ...

Music fills the air for East Husker Conference  Blair Enterprise Publishing

Oakland-Craig hosted the East Husker Conference Choir on Monday, November 5th. All 16 schools in the conference participated in an honor choir boasting ...

Photo: Boys and Girls Metro High School All-Star Basketball Game  Omaha World-Herald

Metro High School All-Star basketball game at Omaha Benson High School Magnet in Omaha, Neb., on Friday, March 31, 2017.

Medical job-shadowing event shows Benson students inner workings of hospital  Omaha World-Herald

Benson is in its second year as a wall-to-wall career academy. All students, by 10th grade, enroll in one of three career- focused programs: business and ...

Boys & Girls Club All-Star games Friday at Omaha Benson  Lincoln Journal Star

Both honorary captains of the Super-State basketball teams — Nebraska women's recruit Taylor Kissinger of Minden and Nebraska-Omaha men's recruit Ayo ...

Benson High School grants honorary diploma for murdered teen  KETV Omaha

A murdered Omaha teenager was granted the high school diploma she never got the chance to earn.

Davie, Howard Franklin | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Davie, Howard Franklin Dec 5, 1924 - Dec 15, 2018 Age 94 of Omaha. He was born in Omaha to Paul and Alice (Anderson) Davie. Howard graduated from ...

Mapes-Jenkins, Jane R. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Mapes-Jenkins, Jane R. Age 77 Jane died Thursday, December 27, 2018, at her home in Norfolk. Jane was born April 20, 1941 to Herman and Phebe ...

Omaha Benson: smallest enrollment, most students ticketed - KVNO News  KVNO News

Omaha, NE - Data accumulated by Foundation Strategy Group a consultant contracted by the Douglas County board shows in 2013, more than 500 OPS ...

Marilyn Nielsen  Kearney Hub

BELLEVUE — Marilyn Marjorie (Seger) Nielsen, 96, of Bellevue, formerly of Minden, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at Bellevue Medical Center.

From the archives: Scroll through some of our neatest old photos – 1950-1969  Omaha World-Herald

History from Nebraska and western Iowa captured through the lenses of World-Herald photographers.

'We're devastated': Downtown shooting that killed 20-year-old, injured 6 believed to be gang-related  Omaha World-Herald

Mayor Jean Stothert on Sunday said the city will increase its police presence downtown. Business leaders in downtown also announced that they will host a ...

Hall, Harold L. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Hall, Harold L. Dec 15, 1942 - Oct 19, 2018 Harold "Bud" Hall, 75, of Omaha, peacefully passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018 in his home, surrounded by ...

New bikini bar is moving into Omaha's former Mt. Fuji Inn  Omaha World-Herald

A new bikini bar named Candyland is seeking a liquor license as it moves into the former Mt. Fuji Inn near 72nd and Blondo streets.

Nebraska girls outscore boys overall in first year of statewide ACT exam  Omaha World-Herald

Girls flexed their academic muscle on the initial statewide ACT exam last year, setting the bar for this year's group of test-takers. The girls outscored boys overall, ...

Omaha woman who died in January at 81 never forgot the doll she got from Goodfellows as a child  Omaha World-Herald

Sally Winn never forgot about the time Goodfellows gave her a doll. She got it as a young girl — then Sally Brick — in the late 1930s or early.

Engagements | Engagements  Omaha World-Herald

Cameron Todd Bruett and Courtney Alys Dixie Mathia Sanders of Omaha is pleased to announce the engagement of her son, Cameron Todd Bruett, to Cour.

Omaha Benson High's JROTC cadets in France to take part in D-Day parade  Omaha World-Herald

The 25 cadets were selected last year by the 70th Anniversary D-Day Committee to lead the survivors of Omaha Beach during the parade, according to an OPS ...

OPS Guard Remembered: "He Loved People, He'd Help Anybody"  WOWT

Community support and good memories are providing some comfort to the family of a longtime Omaha Public Schools employee who died of injuries suffered in ...

Chandler leads Class A team in All-Star game, but Allen shines for B-C-D with 33 points  Omaha World-Herald

Isaiah Poor Bear Chandler got the MVP award Friday night for being on the winning team. But Teddy Allen got the bragging rights.

Districts hope code of conduct helps curtail parents' bad behavior  Lincoln Journal Star

BANCROFT — For as long as high school athletes have competed against one another, their parents and other adults have gathered to watch and cheer for ...

Peck, Stephen K. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Peck, Stephen K. Feb 20, 1946 - Jun 1, 2018 Steve was born in Kansas City, MO, to Keith and Dorothy Peck. He was the youngest child, having two older.

Former Superintendent Owen Knutzen led OPS during 'turbulent times' of desegregation in the 1970s  Omaha World-Herald

Owen Knutzen, a former Omaha Public Schools superintendent, is being remembered for his pivotal leadership and the way that he guided Omaha through ...

Heartland Airborne Memorial final dedication to complete monument  KETV Omaha

Americans honor the *service* of millions of men and women who risked their lives to protect this country. In the metro, a veterans' group is celebrating a ...

2 Omaha Public Schools principals resign for family, health reasons  KETV Omaha

Two principals for the Omaha Public Schools district have chosen to resign. Dr. Steven Scraggs, principal for Burke High School, will resign in July. Anita Harkins ...

Mourners pray for peace and justice at site of north Omaha slaying  Omaha World-Herald

A site of recent violence became a place of healing Wednesday evening when more than a dozen gathered in the driveway of a house where a man was found ...

Stretch of road in Benson renamed 'Scotty Orcutt Way'  Omaha World-Herald

The street on the west side of Benson High School, 5120 Maple St., was renamed in honor of coach Edward “Scotty” Orcutt, who coached and taught at Benson ...

900-plus OPS students honored at Awesome Awards ceremony  KETV Omaha

More than 900 African-American students were given awards during Omaha Public School's Awesome Awards ceremony.

Welcome to the Weekend -- Feb. 8  KETV Omaha

3rd Annual Omaha Home & Garden Expo. CHI Health Center Omaha. Advertisement. Friday, February 8 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday, February 9 from 10 ...

Omaha thespian Kay McGuigan, who 'acted all around town,' dies at 50  Omaha World-Herald

On Aug. 31, after battling colon and liver cancer for a year and a half, McGuigan died at age 50.

Omaha woman who died after crash is remembered as friend to 'creatures big and small'  Omaha World-Herald

Heather Johnson, 51, died surrounded by family on Sept. 25, two days after being injured in a crash north of Glenwood, Iowa.

Video: Government shutdown knocks on door of Omaha Housing Authority  WOWT

As the partial government shutdown continues some of Omaha's most vulnerable are worried about keeping a roof over their heads.

String of vehicle break-ins  WOWT

A string of vehicle break-ins has an Omaha neighborhood on edge and looking for a defense. The latest incident leaves some clues as the suspect leaves, what ...

Omaha club's focus: Increasing chances through chess | Living  Omaha World-Herald

Jerome Helm started the Increase the PIECE (Perseverance, Integrity, Effort, Creativity, Enjoyment) chess club about a year ago to help keep kids off the streets ...

From the archives: Poverty amid prosperity | Omaha Metro  Omaha World-Herald

Alarming figures reveal the reality of a metro area in which economic hardship has a stronger and stronger grip on the black community.

Grace: Even as Omaha-born doctor Michael Metz, 63, fought terminal cancer, he 'lived life to the full'  Omaha World-Herald

Dr. Michael Metz, who was living in Adelaide, on the southern coast of Australia, died in October from complications of lung cancer at the age of 63.

Longtime Omaha University, UNO worker Pearl Parsons dies at 92  Omaha World-Herald

Pearl Parsons served with education deans at Omaha U and UNO for 22 years, then shot a hole-in-one.

OPS Announces 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Class  WOWT

The Omaha Public Schools will induct 10 new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 21st. This year's honorees include: Yvonne ...

Omaha's best pizza: Sarah Baker Hansen lists 8 of the top pies  Omaha World-Herald

I have lots of favorite pizzas in Omaha; anyone who loves food knows that our city is a bit crazy for this particular food. I've seen people actually get into.

Schools announce competition winners, special projects and honors  Omaha World-Herald

Scholarship competition: The Polish Heritage Society of Nebraska has announced its annual St. John Paul II high school scholarship competition. It is open to ...

Video: Settlement reached with Children's former pharmacy director  WOWT

Ousted Children's Hospital pharmacy director Lisa Kwapniowski has reached a settlement with the state health department.

Crimestoppers video of Ulta shoplifter at Nebraska Crossing  WOWT

The Sarpy County Sheriff is looking for a woman who walked out of the Ulta store at Nebraska Crossing with nearly $1400 in stolen merchandise.

Benson head coach Perone to join Broncos staff  Grand Island Independent

HASTINGS — After seven seasons as head coach of the Omaha Benson High School's girls basketball program, Jon Perone is taking his game to the next level.

James Elsberry  Fremont Tribune

March 15, 1940 – Aug. 7, 2017. FREMONT -- James "Jim" A. Elsberry, age 77, passed away Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Nye Legacy Nursing Home. Jim was born ...

Henry, J. William "Bill" | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Henry, J. William "Bill" Jul 3, 1942 - Mar 8, 2016 Bill Henry was born on July 3, 1942 in Evanston, Wyoming, and passed away March 8, 2016. He was preceded ...

Ready-to-go Bears start boys soccer season 2-0 at Benson  Blair Enterprise Publishing

The Blair boys soccer team wasn't happy with how it opened the season at Omaha Benson last spring.

Ramped-up immigration enforcement reaches families far from the border, including in Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

In a region that includes Nebraska, Iowa, the Dakotas and Minnesota, ICE during the last fiscal year made 4175 arrests for immigration violations, up 67 percent ...

Girls basketball: Ibis knee injury dampens No. 1 Benson's dominating victory  Lincoln Journal Star

A knee injury early in the fourth quarter to Omaha Benson senior Kianna Ibis put a damper on a 71-31 victory against Lincoln Northeast on Saturday.

Grace: Omaha Refugee Task Force helps smooth newcomers' rough transition  Omaha World-Herald

The task force meets six times a year to help the city's newest residents adjust to drastically different lives than the ones they left behind in countries like Thailand ...

Helen Kenefick, wife of former Union Pacific president John Kenefick, dies at age 93  Omaha World-Herald

A longtime supporter of Sacred Heart School in Omaha, Kenefick also served on the boards of St. Joseph's Hospital, the College of St. Mary and volunteered at ...

Father Hauser, Creighton professor who 'lived and loved in abundance,' dies  Omaha World-Herald

The Rev. Richard Hauser, a prominent Jesuit priest at Creighton University, was a professor, author and speaker around the country, but his favorite time each ...

Gil Savery, Pulitzer Prize-winning former editor of Lincoln Journal, dies at 101  Omaha World-Herald

Gil Savery, who died Friday, was a strong believer in the First Amendment and people's rights, said Kent Savery, one of his sons.

Omaha murder suspect's girlfriend said he asked her to hide car for him  Omaha World-Herald

She walked to the front of the courtroom, through the little swinging door that separates gallery from witness stand and past the man she had a child with and ...

Abbott Drive​, downtown Omaha's link to Eppley Airfield, owes its name to a wealthy Sand Hills rancher  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha's older neighborhoods are full of street names that honor the town's early settlers. So why is Abbott Drive — the entryway to downtown from Eppley ...

Junior ROTC bestows top national honors on two cadets in OPS  Omaha World-Herald

Lt. Col. Katie Glessman of Benson High School and Maj. Jared Polack of Burke High, both seniors, have won the Legion of Valor award.

Sinclair, Debbie Kay “Stubby” | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Sinclair, Debbie Kay "Stubby" Age 62 Debbie "Stubby" Kay of Omaha, NE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 14, 2017. Beloved wife to ...

Munroe-Meyer 'visionary' Dr. Bruce Buehler remembered as advocate for children with disabilities  Omaha World-Herald

Hailed as a visionary and a passionate advocate for children with disabilities, Dr. Bruce Buehler elevated the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of ...

Phil Patterson, who helped start Big Brothers in Omaha, dies at 82  Omaha World-Herald

Patterson and friends Jim Rosenquist, Bob Hasebroock and L.A. Bukacek founded a Big Brothers chapter in Omaha in 1959 using $1000 in seed money from ...

Bob Hoig ignored friends' warnings about starting Midlands Business Journal  Omaha World-Herald

He died Monday in hospice care from complications of flu and pneumonia. He was 86.

Neighbors focus on thefts  WOWT

People living in a Florence neighborhood have found out the hard way that it's not enough just to watch out for each other. They are investing in technology to ...

Police: Autopsy shows Omaha woman was not pregnant when she was slain  Omaha World-Herald

Update (7:07 p.m.) — A cluster of relatives and friends of the mother and toddler daughter slain in northwest Omaha mourned Tuesday evening at a vigil outside ...

Wahoo's Barsell, a Pearl Harbor attack survivor, dies at 97  Lincoln Journal Star

In 97 years, Walter Barsell saw almost everything. He survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and spent time on Okinawa after the Americans took the island.

Omaha's Philip Pogge put faith, family and country above all else  Omaha World-Herald

Philip Pogge relied on his strong faith, belief in family and *service* to country while proudly raising six children alongside his wife of 71 years. “The two of them ...

29-year-old shot and killed in Omaha remembered as doting father of 5  Omaha World-Herald

A young father of five, whose family says he chanced into the wrong place at the wrong time, was fatally shot at a friend's apartment early Thursday.

Photos: Ernie Chambers through the years | Multimedia  Omaha World-Herald

Love him or hate him, Ernie Chambers has been a mainstay of Omaha politics for decades. A look at his work through the years.

Korrine Bowers brings successful background to Westside volleyball head coaching job  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Westside has hired Omaha Skutt assistant Korrine Bowers as its volleyball head coach, the school announced Thursday.

Schools honor students, plan fundraisers, plant trees and more  Omaha World-Herald

Cadets honored: Two Omaha Public Schools' JROTC cadets — Jordan Fashing of Benson High School and Joshua Polack of Burke High School — received ...

'Omaha is lucky to have him' — After homelessness and prison, R&B singer became an advocate for others  Omaha World-Herald

An R&B singer, educator and volunteer, Dominique Morgan is an immediately engaging presence. He speaks with passion about every subject and delights in ...

Where could Omaha's pro soccer league team play? Here's how the interim stadium options stack up  Omaha World-Herald

If a team comes to Omaha, the United Soccer League would also seek to build a pro soccer stadium. The USL is asking all of its teams to play in a ...

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