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2007-07-04 06:18:33

By Jason Kuiper, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 4--One person died and another was critically injured Tuesday night in a two-vehicle accident near 183rd and Harrison Streets in Sarpy County. The accident happened about 6:20 p.m. when a westbound Honda Accord driven by Nichole Doering, 18, of Papillion, veered off Harrison Street. Doering overcorrected and drove back onto the road into the path of an oncoming Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck pulling an empty trailer. The pickup struck the car...

2007-02-03 06:00:18

By Leslie Reed, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Feb. 3--LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Supreme Court disbarred two lawyers Friday. LaVon Stennis Williams of Omaha, an attorney since 1991, was disbarred after voluntarily surrendering her law license. In surrendering the license, she said she was not challenging allegations that she withdrew $93,590 from an estate account over a period of 20 months. More than $50,000 was withdrawn via checks made payable to Williams. Williams, a former member of...

2007-01-27 00:00:20

By Leslie Reed, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jan. 26--LINCOLN -- The first-degree murder convictions of two Omaha men in a drug ring-related shooting were upheld today by the Nebraska Supreme Court. Jesse Gutierrez, 36, and Adam Sommer, 26, were sentenced to life in prison plus 200 years for the murders of Maria Ojeda, 33, and Danny Lopez, 36, and the attempted murder of Marcos Lucero, Gutierrez's uncle, in March 2004. Gutierrez recruited Sommer and another man, Christopher Haukaas, to...

2006-12-10 06:00:24

By Josefina Loza, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Dec. 10--Aledia and James Mills don't make millions of dollars. But they're invited to lavish parties and hobnob with major hip-hop celebrities such as P. Diddy, Atlanta rapper T.I. and St. Louis rapper Nelly. The couple -- in their mid-20s -- live in Omaha. They have two children. But despite that domesticity, partying still is an important part of their lifestyle. That's because it's part of their professions. James, who played pro...

2006-12-09 06:00:24

By Michael Kelly, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Dec. 9--From the notebook: --Penguins can't fly, but the urban legend about them has again taken flight. The story this week was that a child took home to Des Moines a small penguin from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo. In the family car, the boy had talked about having a "new friend." The parents thought nothing of it because he often spoke of imaginary friends. When they arrived home, the parents were shocked to discover a small penguin in a...

2006-12-02 06:00:21

By Stu Pospisil, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Dec. 2--In their own way on opposite sides of town, Phillip Bates of Omaha North and Kyle Wheeler of Millard South were put in charge of their teams. Bates operated a Viking offense that grew through the season to post nine wins, the most for the Ames Avenue school since 1961. Wheeler directed a Patriots defense that was key to an 11-1 record, the best ever for the Q Street school. During the season, each was a team captain. After the season,...

2006-12-02 06:00:00

By Stu Pospisil, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. A pair of future major-college linemen are the honorary captains of The World-Herald's All-Omaha Area football team for non-Class A schools. Elkhorn's Trevor Robinson can take up to a year to make his college choice. Nebraska, Notre Dame and Boston College are among those that already have offered scholarships to the 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive tackle who played with a broken thumb in the Class B state final against champion Crete. "He padded it...

2005-06-28 20:40:51

RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - Temporary pools in an indoorarena in Omaha, Nebraska will be the venue for the 2008 U.S.Olympic trials, USA Swimming said on Tuesday. The American team for the Beijing Olympics will be selectedduring the June 30-July 7, 2008 competition. "Some might raise their eyebrows at the awarding of ourmost important event of the Olympic quadrennial to Omaha, butwe are confident this is going to be an extraordinarypartnership that will serve the best interests of our...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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