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14 hrs ago | 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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Madden 15 Gameplay! (So Much Rage!!)

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

19 hrs ago | 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

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Report: Police complaint policies lacking

A new report says most Nebraska law enforcement agencies fall short of providing the public with a simple, unintimidating way to file complaints against officers and departments.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Omaha, NE, Sarpy County, NE

Fri Aug 08, 2014

WOWT-TV Omaha

Gun Burglar Faces Stiff Sentence

White pled guilty to Class III Felony burglary in Cass County. Three rifles and a pistol were stolen from a rural residence on Waverly Road last fall according to the Cassgram.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

WOWT-TV Omaha

Man Located Who Claimed Dead/Dying Friend In Car

A suspect has been located in a strange incident in which a man walked into an Omaha hospital emergency room and told nurses he had a dead or dying friend in his car.

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE

Thu Aug 07, 2014

KETV-TV

Woman, 82, sentenced for fatal crash

An 82-year-old driver convicted in crash that killed a bicyclist west of Omaha in March has been sentenced.

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KETV-TV

Judge wants Lincoln Regional Center to prove why it can't treat Jenkins

A judge has ordered state psychiatric hospital officials to court next week to explain why the Lincoln hospital can't house and treat a man convicted of killing four Omaha people last summer.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Death Penalty

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Hearing set for placement of Omaha killer

A judge has set a hearing for Thursday to try to find a psychiatric facility to treat a man found too mentally unfit to undergo sentencing for the shooting deaths of four people last year.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Mon Aug 04, 2014

KETV-TV

Lincoln Regional Center says it's not equipped to deal with Jenkins

THE LINCOLN REGIONAL CENTER SAYS IT'S NOT EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH CONVICTED KILLER NIKKO JENKINS.

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Related Topix: Bruning, NE

Fri Aug 01, 2014

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

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