Christopher Burbach, Omaha World-Herald

Christopher Burbach

Omaha World-Herald

Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Christopher:

Omaha police officers kill gunman at west Omaha Target

Omaha police officers fatally shot a gunman at a west Omaha Target store midday Tuesday. → Read More

Multiple events to commemorate Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Omaha

A myriad of events in Omaha will honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. over the next two weeks. → Read More

Omaha City Council approves affordable housing plan

Omaha's newly passed Housing Affordability Action Plan outlines suggested strategies to address a critical shortage of affordable homes for middle- and low-income people in the city. → Read More

Midlands Voices: Black people: 'We are dying daily' because of anti-vax claptrap

Former Sen. Ernie Chambers shares his frustration that many Black people are resisting the COVID vaccine. → Read More

Omaha's Cinco de Mayo, delayed by COVID, set for this weekend

After being delayed due to COVID, Omaha's Cinco de Mayo is now set for this weekend. → Read More

Douglas County attorney seeks funding for homicide trial backlog, rise in autopsies

The Douglas County Attorney’s Office is seeking more money to pay for a growing number of autopsies, a backlog of homicide trials and a rise in felony prosecutions. → Read More

Douglas County Clerk Dan Esch leading in tight re-election race

Republican challenger Scott Petersen trailed incumbent Dan Esch, a Democrat, in a close contest. → Read More

Maureen Boyle, Mike Friend lead in Douglas County Board races; Rodgers survives Chambers' bid

Late voting results indicate these two new faces will join the Douglas County Board: Maureen Boyle and Mike Friend. → Read More

Want to vote? Deadlines to register or ask for a mail ballot are almost here

Don't be discouraged if you see people lined up outside the Douglas County election office. Officials say the early voting lines move quickly. → Read More

Black leaders help Kara Eastman stump for votes in North Omaha

“Ladies and gentlemen, vote Nov. 3 like your life depended on it, because it does,” Omaha City Councilman Ben Gray told about 50 people gathered beside an outdoor mural at → Read More

More than 1,000 seek COVID-19 rental assistance from Douglas County in first week

Unable to pay your rent because you lost your job in the pandemic? Here's where you can get help in Douglas County. → Read More

Bellevue West standout Chucky Hepburn gives $1,000 Gatorade grant to PACE free sports

Hepburn chose to pass the money to PACE because of his and his father's close connection with the organization and its leaders. → Read More

PACE will hold drive-thru registration for youth sports in North Omaha

The registration is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Metropolitan Community College's North Omaha campus at 5370 N. 30th St. It’s for soccer for kids ages 5 → Read More

Health director: It's time to relax rules in Omaha metro as people are becoming fatigued

Douglas County Health Director Adi Pour urged everyone to "be careful in these next two weeks." → Read More

PACE will hold drive-through registration event for youth sports in South Omaha

Police Athletics for Community Engagement, or PACE, is registering girls and boys ages 5 through 14 for soccer and ages 8 through 14 for baseball. PACE provides everything the kids → Read More

Clergy proceed with caution as Nebraska services can begin again

Congregants can gather beginning May 4, but some places of worship won't start right away and others are still weighing options. → Read More

Douglas County residents urged to wear masks in public

“Wearing a homemade mask in public helps reduce the spread of COVID-19,” Douglas County Health Director Adi Pour said. → Read More

Second Douglas County Health Center resident dies of COVID-19

Two more residents and five staff members at the county health center also have tested positive for coronavirus. → Read More

Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds halts all walk-in traffic

Diane Battiato, who heads the Assessor/Register of Deeds, said Monday that she's suspending all walk-in traffic immediately due to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Omaha Housing Authority temporarily halts evictions amid coronavirus outbreak

The public housing agency's moratorium doesn't spare tenants from paying the rent owed, but will prevent people from being kicked out of their home during the pandemic. → Read More