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2014-01-21 23:02:13

An Industrial Accident at International Nutrition Killed 2 and Injured Over 10 Omaha, Neb. (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Inkelaar Law would like to offer condolences to the victims and their families following the explosion and collapse of the International Nutrition plant. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims as well as their families,” said Thomas Inkelaar, founder of the Omaha-based personal injury firm, “All of us here at Inkelaar Law wish the injured victims a speedy...

2008-10-13 21:00:02

A 13-year-old Michigan boy was abandoned Monday in Omaha under Nebraska's safe-haven law, said state health and human service officials. The boy's mother left him at Creighton University Medical Center, said Todd Landry, director of the Division of Children and Family Services. "We have made a formal report of the abandonment to the Michigan Department of Human Services," Landry said, noting a 14-year-old girl from Iowa who was left last week in Omaha has been returned to her family....

2008-08-07 06:00:22

By Chelsea Keeney, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 7--Put the sailboats and fishing poles away -- Cunningham Lake is not ready yet. The lake is being kept about 10 feet below full pool so that construction can be completed on a sediment weir -- a low dam -- in the Pawnee Wetlands, said Randy Winter, aquatic habitat program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Winter said he had hoped that boaters could get out on the water for a few days this fall, but he isn't betting on...

2008-08-06 03:00:50

By Steve Jordon, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 6--Omaha's natural gas supplier today rolls out its new natural-gas-powered Honda Civic GX NGV, a vehicle that costs more but is cheaper to run than a standard model and emits 25 percent less pollution. At $24,100, the sedan cost about one-third more than a gasoline-powered Civic. But fuel will cost about 6 cents per mile, compared with about 15 cents for gasoline. At that rate, the lower fuel cost would make up for the higher price tag...

2008-08-06 03:00:16

By Chet Mullin, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 6--Longer hours, outsourcing, the threat of layoffs and a shrinking economy can pile up stress in the workplace. Money and work continue as the leading causes of stress for three-quarters of people responding to an October 2007 survey by the American Psychological Association. In 2006, 59 percent of respondents said money and work were the leading causes of stress. It's a fair assumption that stress levels are rising among workers, said...

2008-08-05 15:00:56

By Joseph Morton, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 5--WASHINGTON -- Senators and House members know that one issue burns brighter than all others in constituents' minds right now. "It's gas prices," said Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb. Pain at the pump has dominated the teleconferences that Fortenberry holds with residents of the 1st Congressional District. Other Nebraska and Iowa lawmakers say that they have had the same experience and that the volume of letters and e-mails they get...

2008-08-04 03:00:28

By Wes Taylor, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 4--LYONS, Neb. -- The inside of the Nebraska Screw Press building is cavernous, dark and damp. The ceiling is crisscrossed with metal support beams, rusted and brown. The expansive floor is dotted with hulking metal machinery -- which may, in fact, be the hub of a small Nebraska town's green movement. "I like the analogy of taking the ugliest place in town and making something out of it," said Robert Byrnes, the man at the center of the...

2008-08-03 03:00:10

By Bryan Redemske, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 3--When my parents shipped me off to college in the fall of 1995, the sum of my possessions fit neatly in the trunk and back seat of my mom's car. It was mostly clothes and shoes, along with a huge pile of CDs and a Sony Discman wired into a boombox. No computer, no iPod, no mobile phone, no digital camera. And, looking back, no idea how I managed to survive without all of that. When I headed back to school the following year, I did...

2008-08-01 03:00:26

By Kevin Cole, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 1--Ernie Chambers is one step closer to his day in court with the Almighty. He will appear before Douglas County District Judge Marlon Polk at 9 a.m. Tuesday for a scheduling hearing concerning his lawsuit vs. God. In his lawsuit, Chambers seeks "a permanent injunction ordering Defendant to cease certain harmful activities and the making of terroristic threats." The longtime state senator filed the lawsuit last year, he said, to make the...

2008-08-01 03:00:24

By Martha Stoddard, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 1--LINCOLN -- Other states are watching what Nebraska decides about taxing and regulating flavored malt beverages, according to a national alcohol policy consultant. By deciding to treat the products as distilled spirits, Nebraska would add momentum to national efforts to keep the drinks out of the hands of minors, said James Mosher, the California-based consultant. "They're starter beverages," Mosher said Thursday. "It's a way to drink...