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3 hrs ago | Omaha World-Herald

Woodmen request would take nearly $40M in valuation from tax rolls

The property tax exemption request includes a majority of the Woodmen Tower at 1710 Farnam St., valued at $40 million in 2013.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

7 hrs ago | 1110 KFAB

Jenkins Expected To Plead Guilty Today

A man charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of four Omaha people last summer is expected to plead guilty to the charges in court on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

11 hrs ago | Omaha World-Herald

Teen who worked as a cook is killed in shooting at Benson's Gallagher Park

An 18-year-old man was fatally wounded and a 22-year-old man was injured in a shooting at a park in the Benson neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE, Education Etc.

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Gretna Breeze

More from Gretna Breeze

Several businesses and individuals were honored April 4 at Tobacco Free Sarpy's Reason to Celebrate luncheon for being strong advocates for... The Knights of Columbus fed 620 people and raised more than $17,300 during its second annual Chicken Dinner Sunday at St. Patrick's Catholic... The Gretna High School speech team won eight state medals and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gretna, NE, Sarpy County, NE

Mon Apr 14, 2014

KETV-TV

Woodmen seeks property tax exemption

The not-for-profit Woodmen of the World Life Insurance is asking Douglas County to exempt its tower and other buildings from property tax rolls.

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WOWT-TV Omaha

Burglars Hit Marriott Hotel Under Construction

Two men are behind bars after allegedly stealing more than a dozen televisions from a Marriott hotel that's under construction in West Omaha.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Omaha, NE

KHGI

Omaha hearing set on guilty pleas in 4 slayings

A Wednesday hearing is set on a motion by the defendant to plead guilty to killing four people in Omaha last summer.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Omaha World-Herald

Suburban Scene, April 13

The City of Bellevue has closed the land deal on a project to build a 200-room hotel, restaurants and retail stores.

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Related Topix: Bellevue, NE, Sarpy County, NE, US Military, Offutt Air Force Base, US Air Force, La Vista, NE

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Scared Monkeys

15 Year Old Janessa A. Rodgers-Bader Missing Since 4/7/14 in Omaha,...

The Douglas County female teen believed to have run away with her boyfriend 16 year old Erick Grijalva.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

Sunherald.com

Omaha inmate attacked 1 day after surgery

The Omaha World-Herald reports that jail guards used pepper spray Friday to break up the second fight involving 24-year-old Anthony Floyd.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Gretna Breeze

More from Gretna Breeze

Several businesses and individuals were honored April 4 at Tobacco Free Sarpy's Reason to Celebrate luncheon for being strong advocates for... The Knights of Columbus fed 620 people and raised more than $17,300 during its second annual Chicken Dinner Sunday at St. Patrick's Catholic... The Gretna High School speech team won eight state medals and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gretna, NE, Sarpy County, NE

KETV-TV

County clerk receives Jenkins' plea change

A man accused in four Omaha murders last summer has filed a motion to plead guilty to all felony counts.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE, Violent Crime

KLKN

Officials: Inmate hurt during fight at Neb. jail

Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning says 24-year-old Anthony Floyd had his testicles partially detached during the fight Thursday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

KLKN

Nikko Jenkins files paperwork to plea guilty

Twenty-seven-year-old Nikko Jenkins filed the motion Friday in Douglas County District Court.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Thu Apr 10, 2014

KPTM

Banning Designer Drugs, NE Bill Advances To Final Vote

The sudden death of 18-year-old Billy Tucker sent shockwaves throughout the Omaha area.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Omaha, NE

KETV-TV

Gas station fight caught on camera

Omaha police have investigated a late-night fight at an Omaha gas station that was caught on camera and posted online.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

Wed Apr 09, 2014

KETV-TV

Man to spend life in prison for beating, raping elderly woman

The 20-year-old accused of beating and raping an elderly woman which resulted in her death takes a plea deal.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Omaha World-Herald

Judge refuses to accept no-contest plea from Nikko Jenkins during hearing full of 'theatrics'

Of late, the widower of Andrea Kruger has purposely avoided the Douglas County Courthouse.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

SFGate

Judge declines no contest plea in Omaha killings

A judge says he will not accept a no contest plea from a man accused of killing four people in Omaha last summer.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

The Papillion Times

Campaigns kick it up as early ballots hit the mail in Nebraska

In Douglas and Sarpy Counties, voters can download a request form from their county election commissioner's website and mail it in.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Omaha, NE, Papillion, NE, University of Nebraska Lincoln, US News

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