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Douglas County retirees lose health plan challenge
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:12:00 -0700

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Douglas County is not obligated to contribute the same amount to retiree health plans as it does for active employees, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled.

Nebraska men accused of killing, cooking protected birds
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:38:54 -0700

NEBRASKA – Three men in Douglas County, Nebraska, didn’t know the “no swallowing swallows” rule before they allegedly captured, cooked, and yes, probably swallowed some of more than 200 of the state’s protected birds. Douglas County Prosecutor, David Smalheiser, says …

Douglas County confirms first case of chikungunya
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:05:41 -0700

Officials at the Douglas County Health Department say one person in Douglas County has a confirmed case of chikungunya.

Douglas County Confirms First Chikungunya Case
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:56:35 -0700

Douglas County has its first case of the mosquito-borne virus called chikungunya. The case is the state’s fourth and recently was confirmed by laboratory tests.

I-Team: Is registering as a sex offender inconvenient?
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:59:59 -0700

Local law officials said sex offenders are ducking the system because they want Douglas County to make registering more convenient, but the county said it's not going to cater to convicts.

PHOTOS: Wedding Pics photobombed by tornado
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 06:56:45 -0700

These wedding photos taken by photographer Collen Niska captures a tornado in the background.

3 accused of capturing, killing more than 200 protected birds
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:31:08 -0700

Prosecutors in Douglas County charge three men for capturing and killing more than 200 protected birds.

Audit looks at juvenile justice spending
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:15:03 -0700

After a recent audit, state officials are investigating to see if guardians, who are paid with millions in taxpayer dollars to help children, showed up for them in court.

Suspect in fatal hit-and-run awaits transfer to Douglas County
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:14:39 -0700

A man accused in a deadly hit-and-run accident made his first court appearance in Pottawattamie County Tuesday.

Bail set at $250K for man accused in fatal hit-and-run
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:45:53 -0700

A Douglas County judge set bail Friday at $250,000 for a man accused in a deadly hit-and-run crash early Monday morning.