Instead of enjoying chocolates, roses and romantic dinners, some Omahans joined those in hundreds of cities around the world in hosting a One Billion Rising event. The Valentine's Day event was aimed at preventing violence against women and girls.
For the past eight years, the UNO College Democrats donated time and money to create a memorial to all the service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. The event is known as the Tribute to the Fallen, and this year they partnered with the Veterans Student Organization (VSO) for the first time to continue the solemn event.
Monday evening, gunshots fired outside an Omaha grocery store struck and killed a UNO student, marking the city's seventh homicide of 2011.