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16 hrs ago | KLKN

Teenager charged in Russian roulette death

A Nebraska prosecutor says a teenager has been charged with evidence tampering in connection with a fatal game of Russian roulette.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

KETV-TV

Man jailed in connection with child's death

Omaha police said a 24-year-old man has been jailed as part of an investigation into the death of a 1-year-old boy.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KLKN

Man sentenced to life for Omaha shooting death

A man has been sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of another man outside a west Omaha nightclub.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Nikko Jenkins Ordered Pre-Sentencing Mental Treatment

A judge has ordered a man convicted of killing four Omaha people last summer to a state psychiatric hospital for treatment in an effort to restore his mental competency to undergo sentencing.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

WOWT-TV Omaha

Lawyers Give Two Douglas County Judges Failing Grades

An evaluation survey conducted by the Nebraska State Bar Association has given passing grades to all but two of Nebraska's 137 judges.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

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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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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