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Sunday | KETV-TV

Community rally implores people to vote early

Preston Love Jr.'s message in the days leading up to November is to vote early. While there may be problems in his community, one piece of the puzzle to solving them is civic engagement.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

KETV-TV

Douglas County attorney joins community leaders to discuss concerns Friday

OMAHA POLICE CHIEF TODD SCHMADERER aALLOWED "COPS" TO FOLLOW ALONG THIS SUMMER... WAS SOME PUBLIC DISTRUST, HE SAYS -- OVER LAST YEAR'S CAMERA -- AT 33-RD AND SEWARD.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

KETV-TV

The latest on Tuesday's officer-involved shooting

The Omaha Police Department is still dealing with a fatal officer-involved shooting that took the life of an armed robbery suspect and an audio technician for the TV show 'Cops.'

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Related Topix: Reality TV, Entertainment, Television

The Dam Station

Former Omaha Cop Gets Probation In Excessive Force Case

Former Omaha police officer James Kinsella was sentenced Thursday to 12 months probation for removing and destroying a memory card from a cell phone camera used to record a 2013 arrest in which officers were accused of using excessive force.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE, Cellphones

KETV-TV

Airsoft pistols or real guns: Can you tell the difference?

It can be difficult for amateurs and professionals to see the difference between an airsoft pistol and a real one, especially when stakes are high, and lives are on the line.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

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

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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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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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

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