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News in Douglas County, Nebraska

Nebraska man could face execution after conviction in 4 killings
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:00:36 -0700

By Katie Knapp Schubert OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - A Nebraska man was convicted on Wednesday of killing four people during a 10-day murder spree last summer within days of his release from prison and could face the death penalty in a state that has not carried out an execution since 1997. Nikko Jenkins, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony and felon in ...

Suspect Found Guilty in 4 Omaha Shooting Deaths
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:57:17 -0700

Suspect pleads no contest, is convicted of murder in 4 shooting deaths last summer in Nebraska

Suspect guilty in 4 Omaha shooting deaths
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:17:49 -0700

A no-contest plea acknowledges there is sufficient evidence to convict but is not an admittance of guilt.

Neb. Officials: 2 Men Tried to Take TVs from Hotel
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:08:27 -0700

Authorities in eastern Nebraska say two men tried to steal more than a dozen televisions from a hotel under construction.

Douglas County inmate has testicles partially detached in fight
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:16:32 -0700

Anthony Floyd, 24, was taken this afternoon to the Nebraska Medical Center to have his testicles reattached, Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning said. The fight occurred in the jail's law library.

State senator says being Nebraska’s AG a long-time goal
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:41:52 -0700

Being the Nebraska attorney general has been a long-term goal for state Sen. Pete Pirsch.

Tingelhoff, Twohig vie to be next Saunders County Attorney
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:00:00 -0700

Political newcomer Steven Twohig is challenging veteran prosecutor Scott Tingelhoff to be the next Saunders County Attorney.

Omaha inmate attacked 1 day after surgery
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:54:01 -0700

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Douglas County jail inmate who underwent surgery after a fight with another inmate was the target of a second attack the day he returned from the hospital, authorities said. Jail guards used pepper spray Friday to break up the second fight involving Anthony ...

Murder Suspect's Testicles Partially Detached in Jail Fight
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:10:53 -0700

A fight between two jail inmates charged with first-degree murder ended with one of the combatants' testicles partially ripped off . Read more...

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:04:51 -0700

The Grand Island Independent. April 13, 2014. With the May 13 primary election fast approaching, voters face a daunting challenge to select from a confounding number of candidates in state and local races, including a broad field of seven candidates for the U.S. Senate and eight for governor.