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21 hrs ago | The Papillion Times

Bookends: Rex Harrison's son plans Omaha reading, show

British novelist and playwright Carey Harrison will present programs at local venues in the coming week.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE, Arts, Poetry, Dixon, NE, Ralston, NE, Valentine, NE

Yesterday | The Papillion Times

Omaha-area jails and ERs new front line in battling mental illness

Charlie Callison struggled to get his son Stephen committed to a treatment facility until Stephen's behavior became dangerous.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE, Papillion, NE, Sarpy County, NE, State Prisons, Prison

Yesterday | The Papillion Times

Around and about: Blue Jean Ball raises $260K for Make-A-Wish

At the Make-A-Wish Blue Jean Ball, from left: Sheri Abramson and Jenni Herchenbach, event co-chairwomen; Kathy and Gary Gates, honorary chairmen; Michele Martin, president of the organization's Friends Council; Brigette Young, president of Make-A-Wish Nebraska; and Kelly Titus, event co-chairwoman.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Dodge County, NE, Omaha, NE, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food, Fashion, Oscar de la Renta, Designers

Sat Apr 19, 2014

KETV-TV

Chambers: Don't send Nikko Jenkins to death row

DO NOT SEND NIKKO JENKINS TO DEATH ROW. THAT'S THE MESSAGE TODAY --- FROM OMAHA STATE SENATOR --- ERNIE CHAMBERS.

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Related Topix: Chambers, NE, Death Penalty

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Omaha World-Herald

Omahan charged in fatal shooting in Benson neighborhood

An Omaha man was charged Friday with first-degree murder in a fatal shooting at Gallagher Park.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

KHGI

Nebraska judge reprimanded by state's high court

The Nebraska Supreme Court has issued a public reprimand for a Douglas County District judge for intervening in a friend's drunken driving case.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

KETV-TV

Judge finds Nikko Jenkins guilty in 4 Omaha murders

Accused spree killer Nikko Jenkins walked into a Douglas County courtroom and left a guilty man in connection with the August 2013 murders of four people.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

ABC15.com

Suspect guilty in 4 Omaha shooting deaths

A Nebraska man described by one prison psychiatrist as a "psychopath" and "one of the most dangerous people" the doctor had ever evaluated was found guilty Wednesday of four counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of four Omaha people last summer.

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Related Topix: Prison

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

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

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

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