Nov 07, 2019 1:07 PM

Omaha officials announce plans for flexible concert hall

Posted Nov 07, 2019 1:07 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Officials have announced plans to build a flexible music venue in downtown Omaha.

Omaha Performing Arts President Joan Squires said Wednesday that it's hoped the venue's size and configuration will appeal to touring artists.

Fundraising has begun for the $109 million facility. Officials say it will be able to hold up to 3,000 patrons and have no fixed seats.

It will sit just north of the Holland Performing Arts Center. The opening is planned for 2023.

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Nov 07, 2019 1:07 PM
Omaha man sentenced for robbing Nebraska bank

An Omaha man has given a federal prison sentence for robbing a Nebraska bank.

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Alex R. Ives, 31, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court to 37 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. for bank robbery. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Ives will serve a three-year term of supervised release. Ives was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $9,073.


On February 4, 2019, Ives entered Bank of the West at 8707 West Center Road in Omaha with a blue scarf covering his face. He demanded money from multiple tellers. Ives left the bank with approximately $13,769.99, including some $20 bait bills. On February 13, 2019, Ives contacted the Omaha Police Department stating he was responsible for the robbery. Omaha Police officers responded to his location and placed him under arrest.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Omaha Police Department.