Police were sent to the scene a little after noon Saturday.
The man’s name hasn’t been released. An autopsy was scheduled.
The blast occurred just after 8 p.m. Saturday. The men were up and walking when police arrived but were soon taken to a hospital. Their names haven’t been released.
They had been working on a vehicle in a garage at a duplex, which also suffered some damage.
The cause of the explosion is being investigated.
One of the programs helps families who are most in need of assistance this holiday season. Those in need are encouraged to apply in person.
Volunteers will help register clients to receive help on Nov. 2-4 at the Salvation Army’s Citadel Corps, Kroc Center and North Corps in Omaha.
Lunch will be provided for volunteers staying all day.
For more information, call 402-898-6000 or contact Kay Weinstein at Kay_Weinstein@usc.salvationarmy.org.
The Salvation Army Christmas programs are supported by donations to the Tree of Lights Campaign and collections at the familiar red kettles around the city, which begins Nov. 10.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha nonprofit providing substance abuse treatment and other services is working with real estate developers to build apartments and turn a vacant building into an expanded center.
The Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition and Arch Icon Development propose to create a new campus for the coalition at the former home of the South Omaha Eagles Club.
Developers would erect a building with more than 40 apartments on what are currently parking lots. Then they would renovate the vacant club and its banquet hall, making space for social services including residential addiction treatment, plus offices and cultural events.
The apartments are expected to cost about $7.8 million. The club renovation would require donations.
An Arch official says nothing will likely be built before 2019.
Omaha police say in a news release that officers were responded to a northeast neighborhood around 2:35 a.m. Saturday to investigation a shooting. Arriving officers found 35-year-old Damon Jackson already dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
No arrests had been reported by midday Saturday. Police reminded the public of a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office says Loren Winkelbauer drowned Friday afternoon at Crystal Lake Recreation Area. Witnesses told investigators that Winkelbauer was camping at the park when his hat blew into the lake. Witnesses say he went into the water to retrieve it, went under and did not resurface.
Emergency responders were unable initially to find Winkelbauer in the water, but someone spotted the man’s body by looking down from a higher bank along the lake.
Winkelbauer, who had owned and operated Winkelbauer Photography in Hastings since 1977, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Crystal Lake is located north of Ayr, about seven miles south of Hastings.
PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A former youth pastor in Omaha has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.
Court records say 34-year-old Klint Bitter waived his right Wednesday to a preliminary hearing, and his case was forwarded to Sarpy County District Court in Papillion (puh-PIHL’-yuhn) for trial. A trial date hasn’t been set.
Bitter remains in jail, pending $1 million bail. His attorney, Thomas Petersen, would say only that Bitter is cooperating and had surrendered as authorities requested.
Authorities say he’d found the girl in an online classified ad for an 18-year-old girl and had sex with her in February. Bitter has said he had asked the girl whether she was underage.
Officials say Bitter was youth pastor at Christ Community Church in Omaha but was fired after he was charged.
Police had been searching for the vehicle and its driver since it slammed into a man before dawn on Oct. 2 on a central Omaha street.
The crash killed 34-year-old Anh Tuan Phan, who lived in Omaha. Officers dispatched to the scene found the man near the curb in the northbound lanes of 72nd Street. He was taken to an Omaha hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police did not announce any arrests Wednesday when the news of the found vehicle was released. Police say investigators are actively following up leads and that the case is still under investigation.
The plane made an emergency landing Tuesday night.
Officials say the pilot, who was the only person on the plane, had taken off from Millard Airport earlier in the evening and was returning when he realized that his retractable landing gear was not working.
The pilot was forced to land the plane on its belly.
Emergency crews responded, and the airport was shut down until nearly 9:45 p.m., when the plane was removed from the runway.
The blaze at the Black Sand Apartment Homes was reported around 5 a.m. Wednesday, and more than a dozen firetrucks eventually were dispatched as flames leaped from the roof.
Officials say the fire caused $2.5 million in damage and displaced more than 50 people living in the 30-unit building.
No residents were injured, but two firefighters suffered minor injuries while fighting the blaze.
The fire was brought under control by 6:15 a.m.
Firefighters say the apartments were equipped with water sprinklers, but none were located in the area where the fire started, allowing the fire to grow.