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Aaron Hegarty


Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Aaron:

Omaha city official talks potholes: 'There's a lot of areas of poor pavement in the city'

72nd Street north of Dodge is one stretch that's been a problem this year, says Austin Rowser, an Omaha street engineer and Assistant Director of Public Works for the city. → Read More

Nebraska Humane Society at capacity for dogs, asks folks to consider fostering

NHS is responsible for taking in strays, Wiese said. Typically, 5-15 come in in a day. They need open kennels for them, she said. → Read More

Snow or no snow, state wrestling tournament happens regardless of weather

The snow stopped falling Thursday afternoon, but that definitely wasn't the case when the state high school wrestling tournament started at 9:30 a.m. → Read More

Nebraska Republican Party tweets cartoon depiction of oral sex

The Nebraska Republican Party's official Twitter account tweeted a cartoon depiction of oral sex Friday morning, claiming it's from material taught in Nebraska schools. → Read More

UPDATE: Omaha police name officer in use of force internal investigation

Omaha police have identified an officer involved in a use of force investigation connected to a video that has been circulating on social media. → Read More

Herbster, Nebraska GOP reactions don't change after 3 more go public in sexual assault allegations

The Herbster campaign continues to call allegations of sexual assault "a failed political hit job." → Read More

Chemical leak at Costco chicken supplier in Fremont injures three, shuts down operations

Three people were injured, and one was hospitalized, after an ammonia leak at Lincoln Premium Poultry in Fremont on Saturday. → Read More

'Admit that you have a problem': Father of bullied 5th grader speaks at Omaha school board meeting

His son "no longer trusts he can reach out to the adults at school for help when he needs it," he told the board. Last week, he said his son is bullied by students, and was cursed at by a cafeteria worker. → Read More

Bikers support bullied Omaha 5th grader; Parents say cafeteria worker cursed at son, withheld lunch

Bikers joined Casey Crawford to show support to Crawford's son, Cohen, as he left Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School on Monday afternoon. → Read More

Omaha-based Union Pacific battles package theft in L.A.

Thieves have been taking to a railway in Los Angeles at record numbers. Omaha-based Union Pacific owns the railway and operates trains in that area, where the thieves rip through packages, take what they like, and leave the rest behind. → Read More

Omaha police see increase in ‘ghost guns’ recovered in 2021

Ghost guns, or privately manufactured firearms, are “typically acquired over the internet in a kit,” said John Ham, spokesperson Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Kansas City Field Division. → Read More

'Transparency and accountability' in Nebraska: Next year serious police misconduct will be public

LB 51 was signed this spring. It includes several police reform pieces, including a requirement for a public list of officers who have been decertified, have a serious misconduct on their record, or were found guilty of a felony or Class I misdemeanor. → Read More

Eviction court in Douglas County is getting busier, but legal help prevents quick evictions

Immediate evictions only at two percent, says director of volunteer lawyers program → Read More

Who is Trev Alberts?

Nebraskans know more about Alberts than they did the last two ADs hired. → Read More

Closed Rosewood Academy daycare locations available for rent

Rosewood Academy appears to be moving out of its three metro-area daycare locations. → Read More

Rosewood Academy parent rattled by daycare investigation, closing; wonders if she could've done more

Evert said she didn't learn anything was out of the ordinary until parents started talking to eachother after a coronavirus outbreak at her daughter's facility, which is the Rosewood Academy location at 5225 N. 158th Ave. → Read More

Dodge County Humane Society director tampered with evidence, officer says in testimony

Fremont officer says he recommended charge for obstructing government operations → Read More

OPD releases reports on Rosewood Academy incidents

Cases led to child abuse charges against co-owner and 2 former employees → Read More

Omaha goes more than two months with no mask mandate citations

No citations have been handed out since Jan. 3, OPD says. → Read More

Animal shelter sues Fremont, other local shelter

After being accused of mismanagement and animal neglect for nearly a year, a Fremont animal shelter is fighting back. → Read More