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Woman charged with bigamy pleads guilty to reduced charge
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:54:26 -0700

Laura J. McIntyre-Goins, 35, pleaded not to bigamy, the charge the Douglas County Attorney’s Office filed against her in July, but to disturbing the peace. A prosecutor agreed to amend the charge in e

Nebraska DMV Pilots New Enhancements
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:19:00 -0700

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles launched an enhancement to the popular Motor Vehicle Registration Renewal online application conveniently offering online renewals to more

Omaha lawyer, political junkie remembered for quick wit, sense of humor
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:39:29 -0700

Renne Edmunds moved to Omaha when he was 11 years old and graduated from Creighton Prep. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Creighton University. Edmunds, 83, died Oct. 22 at his home.

Douglas County halts immigration detainers
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:53:48 -0700

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's most populous county announced Thursday that it has stopped honoring federal requests to hold immigrants in jail without a warrant. The move sees Douglas County joining several others in the state and dozens of local agencies around the country in requiring a warrant ...

Douglas County Bat Watch Continues
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:33:12 -0700

The bat population in Douglas County appears to be plentiful, and that can be troublesome for the human population. This is the time of year when bats are likely to seek shelter in houses while trying to find warmth from the cooler nights.

Nebraska woman takes plea deal in bigamy case
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:04:57 -0700

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska woman accused of being married to two men at the same time has taken a plea deal.

County officials lament unfunded mandates
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0700

Aging bridges and roads, declining state and federal aid and obsolete 911 equipment were among problems officials from Lancaster, Douglas and Sarpy counties lamented Thursday at a joint meeting.

Fitch Upgrades Nebraska Methodist Health System Revs to 'A-' from 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:39:00 -0700

Fitch Ratings has upgraded the rating on the following revenue bonds issued on behalf of Nebraska Methodist Health System :

Terry Camp says AMTRAK poll intentionally biased
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:59:21 -0700

With less than a week until the votes are counted, a political poll commission by Amtrak gives Democrat Brad Ashford the lead in Nebraska's second Congressional district race.

Preparations for the Midterm Election
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:18:35 -0700

The latest numbers from the Secretary of State's office show some surprising numbers indicating an increase in the number of people voting early.