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Gas Prices Fall Again in Omaha?

OMAHA – The price at the pump for a gallon of gas fell another 8 cents in the last week, averaging $2.32 on Monday.

 

The average per – gallon price in Omaha for regular unleaded was $2.40 on October 9, according to gasprices.aaa.com.

 

At some places around Omaha could be found lower prices of $2.12, $2.14 and $2.19 a gallon, on Monday, GasBuddy.com said.

 

Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy.com said the downward price trend should continue for another week thanks to supplies outpacing demand and gas inventories continuing a slow recovery.

 

“While prices nationally remain higher than a year ago, we will likely continue to see improvement at the pump,” he said.

 

The national average was down 2 cents to $2.47 per gallon on Monday. Nebraska’s average slipped 5 cents in the past week to $2.37, and Iowa was down 2 cents to $2.40, AAA reported.

 

Prices for a gallon of regular unleaded a month ago and a year ago, according to gasprices.aaa.com:

 

A Month ago A Year ago
Omaha $2.54 $2.20
Nebraska $2.53 $2.25
Iowa $2.51 $2.20
Nationally $2.63 $2.24

Not safe in Omaha Anymore? 9 Shootings in Just 48 Hours

Omaha NewsOMAHA, NEBRASKA — Nine shootings in 48 hours across north and south Omaha leave residents shaken.

 

“Almost like 14 shots, outside. It sounded so close to us. Almost sounded like it was inside my house,” one concerned neighbor said.

 

 

“We have got to clean up these streets, it is not safe anymore,” another neighbor said.

 

A woman heard gunshots Saturday outside her home near 38th and Ames streets. A block away, near 37th and Ames streets, another shooting just two hours before that sent a 20 – year – old to the hospital with gunshot wounds to her leg.

 

Omaha police said neighbors should not be worried.

 

“We have had examples in the past where there has maybe been a surge in violent crime, so we are ready to handle situations like this,” Officer Michael Pecha said.

 

OPD said while this rash of violence catches your attention, they said that it is not random and is irregular.

 

“We just want to reassure people that when you look at the bigger picture and you look long term, one weekend may not represent the totality of the crime in the city, and that the city is not safe,” Pecha said.

 

Regardless, those touched by this weekend’s violence are worried.

 

Howard McDavid said he had just stopped at a gas station near 30th Street and Martin Avenue to fill up when someone drove by and shot up his car Saturday night.

 

He was not hurt, but another man walking across the street was. He got caught in the crossfire, police said.

 

“Be safe because these bullets [are] flying and they do not have anybody’s name on them,” a neighbor said.

 

If you have any extra information on any of these shootings, call Crimestoppers at 402 – 444 – STOP.

Live Updates about Irma Hurricane

The hurricane which impacted almost whole state is nearly done with Florida. According to the National Hurricane center’s latest updates, the storm is approaching the Florida-Georgia border.

The National Hurricane center said, “Irma continues to weaken while moving over extreme northern Florida.”

72% of Miami does not have power

According to Tomas Regalado (Miami’s Mayor), almost 72% of the city does not have power. However, officials already have a recovery plan in place. The most concerning issue is related to road conditions. “Thousands of trees are down,” said Regalado.

Marco Island: formerly and afterward

Yesterday Marco Island became Irma’s second landfall as a Category 3 hurricane, distressing the area. Ginny Reimann who lives on South Bahama said that no one is permitted on or off the island though the storm surge is down.

Record storm surge starting in Jacksonville

Since Irma moves out of Florida, perhaps historic flooding is happening in Jacksonville. A storm surge is flooding the city. Starting from last night the winds have been coming onshore and there is a flash flood emergency in the city.

New Roundabout In Omaha, Aksarben Created a “different” Problem for Drivers

A few weeks ago the new round about was opened on 63rd and Shirley streets in Omaha, Aksarben. Its main goal was to control speeding. However, the neighbors said that it really is not visible.

Hatfield who lives near the intersection said that “There are still improvements that need to be made”.

The roundabout was set up in this place for controlling the drivers thus making them drive slowly and avoid crushing.

Hatfield also said, “You can clearly see that cars are not going 50 miles per hour.”

According to Hatfield, the roundabout met its goal, however, it brought a new problem as well. The new problem is that drivers have some difficulties seeing the roundabout which clarifies the skid marks.

Hatfield said, “I think we definitely need to make the visual profile higher for safety reasons.”

However, Omaha city states there is no need to be worried about. The traffic engineer of Omaha city Todd Pfitzer said: “We do expect to see some skid marks and tire marks on those things, it’s kind of inevitable, it happens to every project”.

According to him “if the city puts a larger roundabout, crews would have had to take peoples’ front yards, so they put in a mini one”.

 

Pfizer said: “That middle has to be just concrete so a truck can roll over it and that’s by design,” The city says it’s now working to make sure drivers can see.

The city states with any new project, it’s an experimental run. If more developments need to be made in the future, they will be done.

New Route for Southwest. The only airline to fly nonstop from Omaha to Tampa International Airport

 

Next year seasonal nonstop flight between Omaha’s Eppley Airfield and Tampa International Airport in Florida will launch.
The service will launch on March 10. It will be offered every week on Saturdays.

This route is new for Southwest. Manager of airline affairs of Eppley Steve McCoy said that it will be the only airline which will fly nonstop from Omaha to Tamaha International Airport.

Also, Southwest flies seasonally to Orlando International Airport as well as to Los Angeles International Airport.

Gas Prices In Omaha Declined Slightly And Could Continue To Drop In May


In the Omaha area  the month of may began with a 4-cent drop in the average prices of a gallon of gasoline. In the past week the price of regular unleaded fell to an average of $2.28 a gallon Monday. At one Omaha location regular unleaded was selling for as low as $2.10 per gallon and $2.12 at another.  The other retailers offered regular unleaded for $2.19.

In Nebraska average prices also dropped 2 cents to $2.33 a gallon,  and 4 cents in Iowa to $2.30.

Dan McTeague, a GasBuddy.com petroleum analyst, attributed the drop to a nationwide oversupply of gasoline.

The oversupply, “as refiners ramp up production, will continue to exert downward pressure on prices at the pump,” he said, adding that prices could continue to fall.

The expected bump in fuel demand doesn’t seem to be coming, leaving refineries with a lot of inventory that has yet to find a market,” McTeague said. “Gas prices appear poised to drop yet again this week.”

A month ago, Omaha’s average price for regular unleaded gas was $2.23 a gallon. It was $2.06 per gallon a year ago. In Nebraska, the average a month ago was $2.28. A year ago, the average was $2.17. In Iowa, the average a month ago was $2.27 a gallon. A year ago, it was $2.13.

 

Couple Threatens to File A Complaint After Incident With Omaha Police

This couple was dragged from their car and put in handcuffs for no reason – that’s what an Omaha couple says Omaha police officers did to them.

Now, there is an internal investigation at the Omaha Police Department to find out what went on.

The whole situation was caught on camera by Trent Reis who says he was parked in his car with his fiancé, Willecia Jones.

They state they were about to go into a friend’s house when two officers pulled up behind them.

Jones said, “I, you know, was persistent about not giving my ID.” As she says, she didn’t think she and Reis had done anything wrong.

Reis said, “These guys jogged over to our car and immediately the officer who was on her side of the vehicle pulled out his baton.”

Jones said, “They never once told us why they pulled us over.”

In the video one of the officers said it was because Jones didn’t have her seat belt on when the car was moving.

Jones said, “We were parked on the correct side of the street. We abided by every law so they had no probable cause to do what they did.”

After Jones didn’t give the officer her ID she says she was yanked from the car and handcuffed.

Reis says he eventually handed over his ID, but the same thing happened to him. He says that’s when one of the officers took his phone and stopped the video.

Reis says he then heard one of the officers tell Jones that she was going to jail for not giving them her ID.

‘”I said, “but I’m sure going to talk to Lt. Pauly about this,”’ said Reis.

“They kind of got shook up about it,” said Jones.

She says after the officers heard Lt. Pauly’s name they took off the handcuffs and released Jones and Reis.

Jones said, “They did not check our car. They did not issue a ticket.”

The couple says after what happened they both plan to file a complaint.

Reis also shared that he’s in the process of applying to be an officer with the Omaha Police Department.

Executive Director Danielle Conrad released this statement:

“This situation should have a thorough review and response by the Omaha Police Department and an independent review if necessary…generally, law enforcement has the right to ask for the identification of someone in the driver seat at any time. A passenger, however, is not obligated to provide identification under most circumstances.”

Police Union representatives say if you don’t show your ID when asked it’s an offense.

The only things officers are saying right now is that it’s an internal investigation and a personnel matter.


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Omaha Shooting Victims Identified as Three Teenagers… Find Out More Here!

After a Monday morning shooting near 79th Street and Nebraska Avenue, three people were hospitalized with critical injuries .

Police received reports of a shooting around 12:30 a.m, which is when they found the victims.

Paramedics rushed all three victims to Nebraska Medicine for treatment. All three of the victims are expected to survive.

Metropolitan Utility District crews were also called in after reports of a stray bullet possibly hitting a gas line that went into the house.

The investigation is still at its beginning stages, a lot of information is not yet available. Many witnesses were interviewed, many of which were afraid to release their names because they are in fear that the shooter may return to the neighborhood.

Witnesses told the police that the shooter walked up to the house and started shooting. He fired 6-7 shots, then fled with a dark colored SUV. The shooter was well aware of what he was doing. He was last seen driving East on 79th St.

Omaha police have identified three teenagers who were injured in a shooting Monday morning.

Trey Johnson, 19, Emoni Phelps, 14, and Maniya Swiney, 14, are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Nebraska Medicine.

No other information was released.

How Is Social Media Helping The Nebraska State Police?

Social media plays a great role in our everyday lives. Its influence continues to grow daily. The Nebraska State Patrol is very pleased with social media and how it helps then keep the public updated.

Nebraska State Patrol has been active on social media for the past 6 years. They believe that any message that is sent out through social media can help drivers hold a stronger focus when driving. This is mainly because losing focus while driving is a very common occurrence in this day and time.

Giving the public updates about road conditions and community events through social media sites such as Twitter is very common. The information that is released can be useful to people because they will have a better idea of what is going on in a specific area that they may be traveling to or through. This is much better than calling 511 to get information about road conditions or using a weather app.

During the most current ice storm in Nebraska, there were no fatal accidents. The law enforcement states that the main reason is because of social media.

It is very important for people to know about the conditions they are driving in to and not just take a chance for the best and go.

Being active on social media can also be of benefit to the department and the overall community in many ways. Communication is the key, having a way to engage with a majority of the community helps build a sense of trust. Social media becomes a platform for the community to express its questions and concerns and get their answers. It allows the spread of knowledge and information with almost no effort. This is very beneficial because it can serve as a sense of protection to the community or even help find missing persons and wanted suspects.

Omaha Power Outage Affects Over 1,500 People.

Over 1500 people are left without power in Omaha on Monday afternoon. These scatter outages were reported mostly near 40th and Harney Streets. The official cause was not immediately reported but an OPPD specialist is investigating the reason right now.

OPPD Storm Manager Ryan Mayberry expressed his thoughts about feeling positive about the situation. He also expressed that he was mainly concerned about tree branches and cars hitting poles, other than that the wind was not going to be too strong.

OPPD crews, trouble shooters, technicians, and tree crews, are on standby ready to report to any situation when needed.

When experiencing a power outage, here are some important points…

1. Safety

a. Never touch a downed or fallen power line, always assume that the power line is live and high voltage.
b. Do not go near anything that is touch a fallen power line this includes, other people or equipment.
c. Do not drive over a fallen power line.
d. Immediately call 911 if you experience a power line fall.

2. Outage Report

a. When experiencing an outage please call OPPD.
b. Always pinpoint your location because it allows the utility to access the vicinity of the situation, more crews may be needed.
c. An option is available for you to be prompted about updates regarding the reported outage.
d. Ways to report an outage include calling 1800-544-OPPD (6773), a free app for I-phone users on the app store and for android users on Google Play store called OPPD Connect. Also, a mobile version of OOPD.com is available.

3. Outage Map

a. There is an option for customers to view a map of the outage and receive the latest information about the number of outages and locations of other electrical issues in the service area.

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