Cem Brinklow, KETV NewsWatch 7

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Recent articles by Cem:

Fire chief receives hero's welcome by community of Syracuse

After 10 weeks of rehab at Madonna in Lincoln, Eric Fass was welcomed home by the community of Syracuse showing their support and love for their fire chief. → Read More

Digging deep for tree diversity: '115 spread throughout this area'

Volunteers helped Keep Omaha Beautiful plant over 100 trees in four Omaha parks on Friday. It's part of an effort to diversify the city's tree canopy in the event another invasive species of insect, or disease, makes its way through the area, like the Emerald Ash Borer has. → Read More

Local artist makes finals in nationwide talent search

A nationwide contest for the most talented beard in America has come down the the final 10. Meet Collin Smith -- a finalist from Omaha. Collin submitted a video showcasing his many talents, and of course, his beard. → Read More

'All good things must come to an end': Owners of Nobbie's announce store closing at end of year

For 33 years, Nobbie's helped create memories for so many — especially during the spooky season. The party and costume store is closing by the end of the year, with one last hurrah for Halloween. → Read More

Pearl Harbor sailor given military honors after DNA testing identified his remains

Eighty years after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Eli Olsen was laid to rest with military honors in Exira, Iowa. The sailor was 23 years old when he served on the USS Oklahoma. DNA testing from his siblings identified him in 2017. And in September of 2020, the community and Navy paid their respects in honoring Olsen's sacrifice. → Read More

Paying it forward: Big Brothers Big Sisters mentee becomes mentor

Andrew White remembers the impact his Big had in his life. When the time came to enroll in the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentorship, he didn't hesitate to apply. → Read More

Rotary Club of Omaha and volunteers honor lives lost during 9/11

Twenty years ago, America was attacked and 2,977 lives were lost. For the last 17 years, Lynn Castrianno and local volunteers place nearly 3,000 flags in the ground at Memorial Park. Each flag carries a name and age — a reminder of those we lost. → Read More

College of Saint Mary reveals new $18M athletic and wellness facility

The College of Saint Mary has grown from four sports teams to 11 in just 20 years. With the growth comes new needs. A new state-of-the-art indoor facility is aimed at helping the college compete for generations. → Read More

Community organizers march in support of voting rights

Voting rights advocates say a 2022 ballot initiative in Nebraska requiring proof of identification is restrictive on people's voting rights. On Saturday, over a dozen groups marched in opposition of the ballot measure and in support of voting rights. → Read More

UNO office in Afghanistan damaged by car bomb, Taliban attack

UNO has had a strong partnership with Afghanistan for over 40 years. The university trains Afghan teachers and helps build strong curriculums. On Aug. 3, that neighborhood was attacked by the Taliban. → Read More

Brain cancer survivors excited about annual 5K race: 'We're a family'

The Head for the Cure 5K was held virtually last year. Survivors of brain cancer look forward to seeing familiar faces at the annual event. But the pandemic is causing some runners to change course. → Read More

Coach Scott Frost takes questions from the media ahead of Huskers Fan Day

Coach Frost took a wide range of questions from the media about camp and the upcoming season. → Read More

Missing juvenile: 13-year-old boy is missing in Lincoln, last seen Friday night

Lincoln police are asking the public's help in finding a missing 13-year-old. Last seen near Prescott and 48th streets Friday night → Read More

Area churches hold prayer services focused on recent violent crime in the city

With a rise in violent crimes involving teens and kids, Omaha pastors are inviting the community to prayer services every Tuesday. Aimed at unifying congregations under the same goal -- stop violence in the youth -- community leaders are hopeful the city can make a change. → Read More

'It's bright and colorful, just like his personality was': Dom's Park is open to the public

After losing their 4-year-old son to cardiac arrest in 2018, Ryan and Tiffany Walters wanted to keep his name alive. On Saturday, their dream became a reality when Dom's Park was opened for families to create new memories and remember Dominik Walters. → Read More

'Like taking a journey through time': Photo exhibit highlights North Omaha's storied history

Dozens of black & white photos hang at the Charles B. Washington Library with the faces from North Omaha's historic past that dates back to the 1930s. From motorcycle and social clubs, to mini golf and drill teams — North Omaha's history is on full display. → Read More

Camp Kroc kicks-off summer filled with activities and education

The Kroc Center Omaha had a limited summer camp last year due to the pandemic. This season, Camp Kroc is planning to have field trips, visits from guest speakers, swimming, art and even a little bit of classroom time. Hoping to fill the halls with laughter and joy. → Read More

'She was a woman of flowers': Friends, family plant flowers in honor of Mo Borden

For years, Mo Borden's strip of colorful flowers was a bright spot in the Elmwood area. Known as 'The Devi's Strip' because it was so hard to water, friends and family are tending to the garden after Mo died last November. Keeping her legacy blooming. → Read More

'Street art is becoming more exciting': Summer Arts Festival creates creative cube art by local artists

The Summer Arts Festival commissioned 22 local artists to paint murals as part of a large street art project → Read More

The wait for live music is over at The Waiting Room

Concert venues are slowly bringing bands back on stage. The Waiting Room in Benson is readying for a summer full of music and shows. And concert goers seem eager to attend. → Read More