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15 hrs ago | KETV-TV

Charge dropped against former Omaha police officer

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine dropped the charge against a former Omaha police sergeant involved in arrest that sparked an investigation at 33rd and Seward Streets.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

19 hrs ago | KETV-TV

Homeowner shoots intruder during early-morning burglary attempt

A 29-year-old man is in a hospital after being shot by a homeowner who said he feared for his family's safety during an attempted burglary early Tuesday morning.

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21 hrs ago | KHGI

Charges dropped against former Omaha officer

The Omaha World-Herald reports Aaron Von Behren's misdemeanor charges of being an accessory to a felony and obstructing governmental operations were dismissed Monday.

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Yesterday | WOWT-TV Omaha

Overnight Storms Leads To Power Outages

More than 1,500 OPPD customers in eastern Nebraska were left in the dark after storms rolled through the area early Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE, Sarpy County, NE

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WOWT-TV Omaha

Healthier Eating on the Run

We've all been there - in the rush, with the kids in the car, you run into a local convenience store to grab something quick.

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Related Topix: Bennington, NE

WOWT-TV Omaha

Murder Case Will Go To Trial

A Douglas County Court Judge ruled on Monday that the murder charges against two Omaha men, accused of killing Frank Sanders in his home, will go to trial.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Omaha, NE

KETV-TV

Crime Stoppers Most Wanted: John Carlson

CALL THIS NEXT STORY A WIN/WIN. YOU COULD EARN SOME CASH... WHILE AT THE SAME TIME..

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The Smoking Gun

Cops Arrest Wanted Ex-Con After He Posts "Ice Bucket Challenge" Video To Facebook

A convicted felon being sought for violating parole was arrested after he posted an "Ice Bucket Challenge" video to Facebook, where it was Jesean Morris was apprehended Friday by gang unit officers following up on information provided by a source who was aware that the 20-year-old Omaha resident was a wanted man.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Weird

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KHGI

Authorities say man arrested in Omaha shooting

The Douglas County Attorney's Office says 22-year-old Thomas Jones-Ross was arrested Thursday.

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KXKT-FM Omaha

Heavy Rain Pounds Metro Area

The afternoon commute was a little more difficult on Friday as a slow moving thunderstorm dumped heavy rain on the Omaha area.

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Related Topix: Weather, Omaha, NE, Natural Disasters, Flood

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WOWT-TV Omaha

Three More Caught After Corrections Screw-Up

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Director Mike Kenney announced Tuesday three inmates released early due to a miscalculation of sentence time have been arrested.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

WOWT-TV Omaha

Tracking Sex Offenders Gains Traction

Sex offenders in Douglas County now have another place to register. In addition to the Douglas County Sheriff's office on 156th and Maple, sex offenders can register on the first floor of the Douglas County Correction Center downtown at 1616 Leavenworth.

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KETV-TV

Abandoned building could be new 911 center

The Thomas Fitzgerald home was abandoned after years of no use, but if you vote to approve a $25 million bond in November, it could be the new 911 center designed for Douglas County.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

WOWT-TV Omaha

Douglas County Bat Watch Begins

Avoid wild animals, especially bats, skunks, foxes, and raccoons. Avoid any animal wild, farm, or pet that you do not know.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

WOWT-TV Omaha

Exposure Suspect Caught in South West Omaha

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is confirming that they have a suspect in custody wanted for numerous exposure incidents in the South West Omaha area.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

WOWT-TV Omaha

Nebraska Supreme Court Denies Ex-Teacher's Appeal

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld the convictions of a former Omaha middle school teacher accused of molesting and enticing female students.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

WOWT-TV Omaha

River Recovery Sends Crews to Missouri

WOWT 6 News has seen the Omaha Fire & Rescue boat on the river. The Douglas County Sheriff's Department indicated their boat is also at the scene.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

KETV-TV

Big bond issues for Elkhorn and DC West

MORE SPACE..MEANS MORE MONEY. THAT'S THE SITUATION FOR TWO WESTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

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Related Topix: Elkhorn, NE, Education Etc., Waterloo, NE, Valley, NE

KETV-TV

Indecent exposure reported Monday night

A walk to a friend's house turned into a scary encounter for two young Omaha girls Monday night, and it's not the first report from the area.

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WOWT-TV Omaha

Judge Rules on Care For Killer Jenkins

Convicted killer Nikko Jenkins will get mental health care from the Lincoln Regional Center -- but it will be provided to him on the campus of the Lincoln Correctional Center.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

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