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  2. As the City of Omaha proudly prepares to host the NCAA Men’s College World Series® (CWS), the Omaha Police Department is diligently coordinating an increased, proactive police effort to help best ensure the public’s safety. Throughout the CWS, OPD will have additional officers patrolling the riverfront as well as Omaha’s Old Market area. Visitors to TD Ameritrade Park Omaha should be aware of the stadium’s safety and security measures implemented by the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA). The public is asked to comply with these rules as well as be an active part
  3. Council Bluffs Public Works - Street Division gets 8th st from 19th Ave to 23rd Ave topped. Driveways and curbs have been handled and now the new top is down in the road. The crew was working hard today to get it completed. Now onto 16th Ave from 8th street to 16th street. Great job Streets Division!
  4. Council Bluffs, Ia -- 6/16/2021, Around 7:40 pm a man attempted to elude Council Bluffs Police during a traffic stop. Council Bluffs Police attempted to stop Davis around S. 27th and 5th Ave, from there Tyler Scott Davis fled. According to the Police scanner, Davis was driving a stolen vehicle. During the incident, Davis ran stop signs, drove reckless, was carrying drugs and paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license and more. The vehicle was eventually located in the alley between 7th and 8th Ave, in the 2000 block.The Driver had fled after crashing the Cadillac into a pol
  5. Omaha Police responded to the 3200 block of North 28th Street at 2:37 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a Shotspotter alert. When officers arrived they located 36-year-old Mack Johnson who advised he was sitting in a parked vehicle when he was struck by gunfire. Another victim, 22-year-old Jamiaha McKaufman said she was inside her apartment when she was struck by the gunfire. Both victims' injuries are non-life threatening. There is no suspect information. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestopper
  6. At 2:19 am Officers responded to the area of N 39th St and Ames Ave for a ShotSpotter activation that was upgraded to a shooting. Upon arrival Officers found an adult male victim deceased on scene, Timothy W. WASHINGTON III (06/18/1983). A short time later 2 adult female victims arrived at the Nebraska Medical Center by private vehicle. 33-year-old Melonie JENKINS and 21-year-old Danaija HUNTER were determined to be suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers anonymously at 402-444-STOP (786
  7. UPDATE: Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 Suspects Lerajai KEY and Terrance MOORE were both taken into custody without incident in the Kansas City Metro area today. They were arrested for their warrants related to the homicide. UPDATE: Saturday, June 5th, 2021 On Saturday, June 5th, Javondre MCINTOSH succumbed to his injuries and died. UPDATE: The Homicide Unit has obtained felony arrest warrants for Lerajai KEY (12/31/2003) and Terrance MOORE (2/20/2005) in regards to the homicide of Jiaquan WILLIAMS that occurred in the area of 29th & Bristol on 6/03/2021. The Hom
  8. At 3:45 p.m. Monday Omaha Police responded to the Nebraska Medical Center to investigate a cutting. Officers made contact with the victim, 19-year-old Brandon Moreno-Benitez, who said he met a male at a residence in the 5700 block of North 39th Street to purchase gaming equipment. The suspect, a black male in his teens, attempted to take money from Moreno-Benitez and then stabbed him. The victim's injuries are not life threatening. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP (7867) at www.p3tips.com or by downloading the p3ti
  9. At 5:14 pm, Officers responded to the area of US-75 & Drexel Street for a cutting. Upon arrival, officers met with a male victim who had puncture wounds to his leg and stated he was stabbed in the leg while waling along the Southbound side of US-75 by an unknown person. The victim was transported by medics to the Nebraska Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries. Victim: SOLIZ, John (05-21-83) Suspect: Hispanic Male, approx 40 years old, 6'0", stocky, buzzcut, no tattoos, clean shaven, wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information is urged to
  10. At 9:53 am Officers responded to US Bank at 3910 N 132nd St for a robbery. Upon arrival Officers spoke with employees who said the bank was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money by a suspect described as a black male wearing dark pants, white shirt, dark hat. Pictures of the suspect are attached to the release. OPD Robbery Detectives are asking for the public's help identifying the suspect. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers anonymously at 402-444-STOP (7867) at www.p3tips.com or by downloading the p3tips mobile app. Tips lea
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    Omaha Police has identified homicide victim

    On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 2:19 a.m. Omaha Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert of multiple gunshots in the 5700 block of North 33rd Avenue. Officers arrived and located a male victim who had been struck by the gunfire. Officers attempted CPR until OFD medics arrived. OFD transported the victim to the Nebraska Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the OPD Homicide Unit at (402) 444-5656 or contact Omaha Crime Stoppers anonymously at (402) 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3
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    Council Bluffs Fireworks Information

    Fireworks are permitted in Council Bluffs on Friday, July 2, 2021, Saturday, July 3, 2021, and Sunday, July 4, 2021, from noon until midnight. City of Council Bluffs Fireworks Ordinance: Fireworks are permitted in Council Bluffs in 2021 on Friday, July 2, Saturday, July 3, and Sunday, July 4, from noon until midnight. Individuals must be 18 years or older to possess and discharge fireworks. Fireworks may only be discharged on your property or that of a consenting property owner. Fireworks shall not be discharged in areas zoned C-3 or C-4 Commercial Districts.
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    Council Bluffs Fire Hydrant Parties

    Old-fashioned summer fun! The Council Bluffs Fire Department hosts hydrant parties on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. throughout the summer at various locations. Hydrant parties are made possible thanks to our partners. We'd like to give a special thanks to Council Bluffs Water Works for providing the water and to Centris Federal Credit Union for providing frozen treats. 2021 Hydrant Party Schedule: June 15: Robert's Park (1000 N 25th St) June 17: 21st Ave & S 9th St June 22: Baldwin Cir June 24: S 22nd St & 4th Ave June 29: Bel A
  14. Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation is excited to host events again this year! In response to coronavirus, the schedule of events is subject to change. Additionally, there may be recommendations or requirements enacted at events to keep you and our staff safe and healthy. Check back regularly for the most up-to-date information. Printable Event Series Flyer May 29: Disney Night at River's Edge Come to Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park to meet Curella herself and watch 101 Dalmations on the big screen! RSVP on Facebook @CityofCB June 5: Opera To-Go at River's Edge Opera Omaha is
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    Summer Fest at River's Edge

    Grab the family and head to River’s Edge for Summer Fest this Saturday! Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation is pleased to present Summer Fest at Rivers Edge, a free event with outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy! Summer Fest at River’s Edge takes place at Tom Hanafan Park on Saturday, June 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Summer Fest activities include a bounce house, a 45’ obstacle course, a 65’ three-lane obstacle course, free face painting, lawn games, an on-site coloring contest, a chalk art mural project, and prize drawings! A live DJ will be cranking out the jams, and conc
  16. Council Bluffs, Ia --- 6/14/2021 at 4:34 am officers were called to 1435 N. 15th St. to investigate a female that was found in front of this location w/severe burns on her body. Officers, along w/medics from the Council Bluffs Fire Dept. arrived on scene and the victim was immediately transported to UNMC for treatment. Metro News Now/CBScanner - Council Bluffs Scanner noticed CBPD investigators and CSi came in and out of the home at 1435 N. 15 St. We also noticed a witness was being questioned by Detectives.
  17. Council Bluffs, Ia -- As Katelmen's Pool reaches capacity Pirates Cove on N 21st is about to open. Metro News Now spoke with a representative at Pirates Cove today. We're being told Pirates Cove is slated to open but the exact date is yet unknown. Pirate Cove's pool has been filled and is being tested currently. A lifeguard shortage is the reason Pirates Cove hasn't opened yet. Metro News Now has been told lifeguards have now been certified and they're getting ready to open. Kids and parents of the West End have been concerned the pool wouldn't open, those concerns however can b
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    New Habitat Corridor at Valley View Park

    Check out the new Habitat Corridor experience at Valley View Park! Complete with a trail, benches, and information signage, this habitat corridor is restoring the Valley View prairie! The original area of the tallgrass prairie has declined by 99%, making it the most endangered ecosystem in North America. Conversion to agriculture has been the primary reason for this decline. It has resulted in increased soil erosion and pesticide usage while decreasing habitat for grassland breeding birds and pollinator insects. The former agricultural site in Valley View Park was replanted in 2020 with d
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    Woodrow Wilson Construction Project update

    The new multi-million dollar project for Woodrow Wilson Junior High is in its last stretch of completion. Much of the new outer structure has been completed. From the outside we can see new lighting, the new parking lot being poured, the new HVAC systems are in place and the new offices and front entry structure is completed. Most of the project is slated to be completed by July 9th, 2021. BVH Engineering is a big part of this project. BVH States on their website "As part of a major overhaul of their Middle School facilities, Wilson Middle School in Council Bluffs, IA, is curren
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    Progress on the Ave A corridor project

    The new Ave A Corridor project is coming along very well. With construction already underway, we can now see how it's shaping up. Pictures below show the corridor from the western view and eastern view. If you've never heard of this project underway. You can view the city page on this project at https://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/2347/FIRST-AVE 1st Avenue, a former railroad corridor, is a 66’ wide right-of-way stretching from I-29 in the west to Indian Creek in the east. It is one block south of West Broadway and represents an opportunity to link downtown Council Bluffs with downtown
  21. Council Bluffs, Ia - The Council Bluffs Public Works -Street Division is working hard this summer to update roads, curbs and gutters around town. Today the Street Division completed milling on 16th ave from 8th street to 16th street. They've also completed milling south 8th from 19th Ave to 23rd Ave. New driveway entries have also been completed from south 8th from 19th Ave to 23rd Ave. Both areas of the south end are near time for the new top surface to be added. The Street Division is also been busy installing new gutters around Bluffs street in downtown Council Bluffs. T
  22. On Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 7:12 p.m. officers responded to 18th and Binney Street to investigate a ShotSpotter alert of numerous gunshots. The call was then upgraded by dispatch to a shooting with one victim. Officers arrived and began life-saving measures on the victim until Omaha Fire Department medics arrived. OFD transported the victim to the Nebraska Medical Center in extremely critical condition with CPR in progress. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips mobile
  23. At 5:54 p.m. Tuesday officers responded to the 4800 block of North 31st Avenue to investigate a shooting. The caller advised there had been a car accident and someone had been shot. When officers arrived they located four victims. At this time it has been confirmed that one person was injured by gunfire. Three victims were transported to the Nebraska Medical Center - one in critical condition and two in serious condition. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips mo
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    Kwik Shop at 3222 Q St. Omaha, Ne robbed

    Robbery-3222 Q Street At 12:38 am Officer responded to Kwik Shop at 3222 Q St for a robbery. Upon arrival Officers contacted the clerk who said that two suspects entered the store, one of the suspects started to make a purchase, the other suspect brandished a knife and took the cash drawer. Both suspects fled on foot westbound. Both suspects were described as Black males about 45 years old. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers anonymously at 402-444-STOP (7867) at www.p3tips.com or by downloading the p3tips mobile app.
  25. On Sunday, May 16th, 2021 at 10:09 pm, Officers responded to 1009 S 28th St #1 for a CPR in progress. The victim, 22-year-old female Shaleigh SOVEY was suffering from a head injury and was transported to the Nebraska Medical Center with serious, life-threatening injuries. Suspect Devon ENGEL (06/10/98) was arrested and booked into Douglas County Corrections for 1st Degree Domestic Violence Assault and two counts of Felony Child Abuse/Neglect. On Tuesday, May 18th, 2021, SOVEY succumbed to her injuries and died. The investigation is ongoing and being conducted by the OPD Homicide Unit.
  26. Update 06/08/2021: This update is to clarify information regarding the arrest of Brandon Mass. Mass was arrested for leaving the scene of an injury or death accident for striking a pedestrian during the incident. The suspect for the shooting portion of the incident has not been identified yet. Anyone with information about the shooting suspect is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips mobile app. Update 06/08/2021: With assistance from the OPD Gang Unit, officers located the suspect, 24-year-old Brandon Mass. Officers
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