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Thursday | KETV-TV

Douglas County sees sex offender registry problem

Local law officials said sex offenders are ducking the system because they want Douglas County to make registering more convenient, but the county said it's not going to cater to convicts.

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Thursday | KETV-TV

I-Team: Is registering as a sex offender inconvenient?

Local law officials said sex offenders are ducking the system because they want Douglas County to make registering more convenient, but the county said it's not going to cater to convicts.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thursday Jul 10 | KXKT-FM Omaha

Papio-Missouri River NRD River Access Sites To Reopen

All Papio-Missouri River NRD river access sites in Douglas County, closed recently due to high water in the Elkhorn River, will reopen Friday.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

KETV-TV

Victim pleased with convicted serial rapist's sentence

A VICTIM SAYS A CONVICTED LIKELY NEVER WILL BE A FREE MAN AGAIN. GOOD EVENING, I'M ROB McCARTNEY.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

KETV-TV

Men suspected of stealing booze from bowling alley

Investigators said a group of burglars were after alcohol when they kicked their way through a bowling ball-sized hole at Sempeck's Bowling Alley in Elkhorn.

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Related Topix: Elkhorn, NE

KETV-TV

Omaha mayor proclaims July Ozone Awareness Month

THIS TIME OF YEAR .... IF CONDITIONS ARE JUST RIGHT THE AIR CAN GET PRETTY HAZY ..... FILLED WITH POLLUTANTS AND OZONE.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

KETV-TV

Omaha mayor urges residents to reduce ozone pollution

"What we're trying to do is get the public to take their own initiative to try to reduce the ozone," said Russ Hadan, air quality officer for the Douglas County Health Department.

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KOTA-TV Rapid City

Omaha man says he accidentally shot 2 teens

A police officer testified Tuesday at a preliminary hearing in Douglas County Court that 21-year-old Davonte Hill told him he did not fire his gun at the two 16-year-old boys during the June 8 incident.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

KETV-TV

Man accused of taking pictures up woman's skirt

If convicted, a man will be the first in Douglas County to go to prison for looking up a woman's skirt.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

KETV-TV

Douglas County prosecutes first upskirting case since new clause

If convicted, a man will be the first in Douglas County to go to prison for looking up a woman's skirt.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Elkhorn River Shut Down for Holiday Weekend

No boating, canoeing, tanking or tubing on the Elkhorn River over the fourth. Access to the river in eastern Nebraska will continue to be restricted through the July 4th weekend because of dangerous high water.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Court: Iowa custody dispute belongs in Nebraska

A Nebraska appeals court has ruled that an Iowa judge shouldn't have decided a custody dispute involving two boys from Omaha, even though their mother now lives in Iowa.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

KHGI

County attorney says man will be cited in crash

The Douglas County attorney says he will charge an 83-year-old man with misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide following a crash in May that left a motorcyclist dead.

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KETV-TV

Party leads to chaos downtown

CELEBRATION TURNS TO CHAOS DOWNTOWN, AFTER LAST NIGHT'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING MATCH.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

WOWT-TV Omaha

State Toughens Case Against Alleged Assailant

Prosecutors have put more punch into their case against Gary Jackson. He's accused of stabbing Omaha Police Officer Sophia Jordan and the state is charging him with Assault of an Officer.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

WOWT-TV Omaha

Lincoln Firefighters File Grievance Over Pickup Truck Use

A flood advisory is in effect for Douglas and Sarpy counties until 11:15 a.m. Friday.

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Related Topix: Cuming County, NE, Dodge County, NE

KLKN

Man accused of stabbing Omaha officer identified

The man was identified as 29-year-old Gary Jackson, of Omaha. He remained in Douglas County Jail on Friday, pending charges of attempted murder and use of a weapon.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

WOWT-TV Omaha

Bowling Alley Burglars Bagged

Two weeks ago burglars kicked a hole in the side of Sempeck's near 204th & West Dodge in Elkhorn.

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Related Topix: Elkhorn, NE

Examiner.com

Illegal alien with history of DUIs charged with killing doctor in Nebraska

On Sunday, police in Omaha arrested Pedro Diego-Antonio , 31, after he reportedly hit a man crossing the street at the intersection of 38th and Dodge Streets.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Omaha, NE, Creighton University

Wed Jun 25, 2014

KXKT-FM Omaha

Charges Filed In Crash That Killed Omaha Firefighter

The Douglas County Sheriff's Department says a 30 year old Fremont man will be charged with misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide for the death of Omaha Firefighter Scott Petersen.

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