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Lack of offense dooms Creighton in Big East tourney loss

The second-seeded Creighton Baseball team fell 8-1 to top-seeded St. John’s in a winner’s bracket contest on day two of the BIG EAST Baseball Championship at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on Friday, May 22. Creighton dropped to 31-18 following the loss while St. John’s improved to 38-14 with the win. As a result, the Red […]

Gov. Ricketts urges Nebraskans to voice their views on death penalty

Gov. Pete Ricketts confirms he will veto the bill repealing the death penalty and Ricketts calls on Nebraskans to let their senators know how they feel. Ricketts says he has been talking with state senators since they approved LB 268, which would repeal the death penalty in Nebraska. Ricketts says public opinion can be persuasive […]

Funeral arrangements set for Officer Kerrey Orozco

The Omaha Police Department remains in shock after the shooting death of Officer Kerrie Orozco Wednesday in the line of duty. John Wells is the president of the Omaha Police Officer’s Association and explains what fellow officers are feeling right now. Wells says, “You are trained to expect this could happen but it doesn’t really […]

Gov. Ricketts offers condolences to Officer Orozco’s family (AUDIO)

Gov. Pete Ricketts paused during a news conference on highway safety to remember slain Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco. “I’d like to take a moment right now to remember one of the members of our law enforcement community who has passed away recently,” Ricketts said. “The terrible tragedy with Officer Orozco is something that reminds […]

Omaha Police Chief Schmaderer shares details leading to fatal shooting of Officer Kerrie Orozco

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer released more information about the shooting death of Officer Karrie Orozco Wednesday. Schmaderer says Sgt. Jeffrey Kopietz and Officer Robert Laney, both members of the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force, were conducting surveillance along Martin Avenue just before 1 pm in northeast Omaha when they spotted the suspect, Marcus Wheeler. […]