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6 hrs ago | SFGate

Man faces first-degree murder in Omaha death

The Omaha World-Herald reports 19-year-old Jaquez Clifton has been charged with first-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

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10 hrs ago | KHGI

Douglas County deputy fires at car

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the three were arrested after their vehicle was stopped early Monday morning on U.S. Highway 275 just inside Dodge County.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

KETV-TV

Underage drinking: Prosecutor sounds off on MIP cases

CRACKING DOWN WITH ZERO TOLERANCE.. THERE'VE BEEN MAJOR M-I-P BUSTS IN THE METRO..

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

KETV-TV

Matt's Tuesday Morning Forecast

The Heat Advisory continues today and only a few locations could see some relief from a brief shower or storm.

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Related Topix: The 80'S, Pop/Rock, Weather

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KETV-TV

Number of federal prisoners housed in Nebraska prisons on the rise

ON OUR COUNTRY'S SOUTHERN BORDER --- IS BRINGING DOLLARS TO OMAHA. THOSE FEDERAL --- IMMIGRATION PRISONERS --- CAPTURED AT THE BORDER, HAVE TO BE HOUSED SOMEWHERE.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

Sun Jul 20, 2014

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Sentencing for Nikko Jenkins Delayed

A judge's finding that a man convicted of killing four people in Omaha is not mentally fit enough for sentencing means that Nikko Jenkins' scheduled August sentencing will likely be delayed.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

Sat Jul 19, 2014

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Nebraska retirees lose health plan challenge

The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that Douglas County is not obligated to contribute the same amount to retiree health plans as it does for active employees.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

KLKN

Judge finds convicted Omaha killer not competent

A judge has ruled that a man convicted of killing four people in Omaha is not mentally fit enough to go through sentencing in the case.

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Sunherald.com

Autopsy results released in deaths of Omaha pair

A news release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on Friday said investigators are still awaiting toxicology results to confirm the cause of Cooper Flanagan's death.

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WOWT-TV Omaha

Douglas County Confirms First Chikungunya Case

Douglas County has its first case of the mosquito-borne virus called chikungunya.

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Free Republic

Immigration arrests at Southwest border play out far afield

To help handle a recent spike in migrant traffic on the Southwest border, federal immigration officials are stepping up transfers of detainees to some jails farther inland, including Nebraska.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

KETV-TV

Two bodies found in west Omaha home

WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE.. TWO BODIES FOUND IN A WEST OMAHA HOME.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE, Friend, NE

KETV-TV

Ex-officer makes plea deal in obstructing case

Douglas County prosecutors say James Kinsella disposed of a cellphone memory card after illegally searching the phone for evidence of alleged police brutality.

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Related Topix: Cellphones

KXKT-FM Omaha

Police: Mother/Son Deaths Not A Homicide

Autopsies have been ordered on the bodies of a woman and her 18-year-old son found at their west Omaha home.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WOWT-TV Omaha

EXCLUSIVE: A Look Inside OPD Helicopter During Shooting Investigation

WOWT 6 News took a ride with The Omaha Police Department's Helicopter Able 1 to learn the benefits of having "eyes in the sky."

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WOWT-TV Omaha

Bodies Found Inside Omaha Home

The Douglas County Sheriff's Department is investigating the deaths of two people found inside a townhouse southeast of North 156th and Blondo in Omaha Wednesday morning.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

KETV-TV

Police had been called to home twice hours before officer-involved shooting

The man shot by an Omaha police officer had contact with police two other times within 12 hours of that Sunday morning confrontation -- including one where police took him away in handcuffs.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

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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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

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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