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News in Douglas County, Nebraska

Board won't make Woodmen tax decision on Tax Day
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:28:54 -0700

A decision on a multi-million dollar request of Douglas County's Board of Equalization will have to wait another two weeks.

Six vying to replace Bruning as attorney general
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:00:00 -0700

In the most wide-open race for attorney general in recent memory, six people are vying to become Nebraska's next top law enforcement officer.

Buescher opposes federal government's overreach
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0700

COLUMBUS — Former Douglas County domestic violence prosecutor Brian Buescher wants his presence to be known to violent criminals and feared by an overreaching federal government as he runs for Nebraska attorney general.

Nebraska judge reprimanded by state's high court
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:59:10 -0700

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

Judge Reprimanded By Nebraska Supreme Court
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:29 -0700

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

Douglas County Board candidates say they aren't ruled by party
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:16:00 -0700

Incumbent Pam Tusa says she's not afraid to ruffle feathers; her opponent, James Cavanaugh, says a good commissioner works past "partisan mind frames."

Woodmen of the World seeks property tax exemption
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:43:52 -0700

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.

Woodmen building: A tax free tower?
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 02:43:38 -0700

In front of the seven-member Douglas County board, high-ranking bosses and attorneys for Woodmen of the World argued the group's property in Omaha shouldn't be on the tax rolls.

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

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 ...