Thomas Warren is leaving his job as Omaha police chief. Paul Landow, chief of staff to Mayor Mike Fahey, confirmed today that Warren, 47, will retire from the department Friday. Warren did not return calls for comment. Landow said Warren was leaving for a "dream job" but declined to elaborate, saying more information would be released at a Tuesday morning press conference.
It's finally time to play. The college football bowl season began way back in December with Utah beating Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl. The festivities come to a conclusion tonight in New Orleans. Here's a primer on LSU and Ohio State to get you up to speed before kickoff.
Ohio State, LSU coaches weigh in on BCS title
Fans ready for BCS title game
Slick sidewalks and streets in the Omaha area this morning led to slips and falls that sent more than 40 people to emergency rooms. This morning's slippery conditions were due to a slight glaze caused by freezing rain, according to Van DeWald, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley.
A Lincoln police officer and the sister of a man murdered in a cult slaying 26 years ago today urged repeal of Nebraska's death penalty. Their comments came on same day the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a Kentucky case challenging whether that state's procedures for lethal injection amounts to cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Video: U.S. Supreme Court takes up lethal injection case
Nebraska's death row inmates
Online Edition photographer Patrick Doty is on assignment to prowl the metro every weekend to find people enjoying the many activities Omaha has to offer. This weekend he headed to Elmwood Park to find people - and their dogs - taking advantage of the sun and warmer temperatures after a long streak of frigid weather. Were you there?
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