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Smoking Shelter Lights Fire Of Controversy

Updated: 01/10/2012 - A smoking shelter built by taxpayers has lit the flame of controversy in county government. The Douglas County Board wants questions about the project answered, but the County Housing Authority doesn't have to answer and may not appear at a board meeting.

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Kindergarten Round-Up

Updated: 01/10/2012 - It's kindergarten round-up time for Omaha public schools. Parents get the chance to tour schools and get information on enrollment and registration.

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Update: Shooting Victim Identified

Updated: 01/10/2012 - Omaha police have identified a drive-by shooting victim from just before noon on Tuesday. Joshua Drummond, 22, remains in extremely critical condition at the Nebraska Medical Center.

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Bill Would Raise Court Fees In Civil Cases

Posted: 01/10/2012 - Filing a lawsuit, buying a handgun and getting a vehicle inspected in Nebraska could all become more expensive under a bill introduced in the Legislature.

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New Smoking Shelter Has Nearby Resident Fuming

Updated: 01/09/2012 - A no smoking policy starting this month has tenants of a Douglas County Housing Authority community going outside and away from their subsidized town homes.

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License Plates For Nebraska Vets Proposed

Updated: 01/09/2012 - State Senator Amanda McGill introduced four bills supporting Nebraskans who have honorably served our state and country. Two bills support military members and spouses seeking work in licensed fields here in Nebraska.

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Kissing Bill Withdrawn

Updated: 01/09/2012 - In Nebraska, a kiss is still just a kiss – whether it is welcome or not. On Monday, State Senator Bill Avery withdrew his controversial bill that would have made a mouth-to-mouth kiss without permission in the category of second or third degree sexual assault.

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Bosselman Leader Dies of Cancer

Updated: 01/09/2012 - The second-generation leader of the Bosselman truck stop company based in central Nebraska has died after battling cancer. A spokeswoman for the company says Chuck Bosselman died Saturday. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Pizza Delivery Murder – Trial #2

Updated: 01/09/2012 - The murder trial against Dontavis “Mississippi” McClain continued Monday in Douglas County Court for his role as “co-conspirator” in the murder of Christopher Taylor. Deputy County Attorney John Alagaban called Shari Scott to the stand as a state's witness Monday morning.

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KC Chiefs Hire New Coach

Updated: 01/09/2012 - The Kansas City Chiefs have hired Romeo Crennel as their new head coach. Crennel joined the Chiefs as the defensive coordinator in 2010 after four years as the head coach in Cleveland.

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Barn Fire

Posted: 01/09/2012 - Several Cass county fire departments provide mutual aid to a barn fire.

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Lincoln Plant Source of Mixup

Posted: 01/09/2012 - The Food & Drug Administration says the Novartis manufacturing plant in Lincoln is the source of a nationwide alert of common over-the-counter medications. Some bottles of medicines like Excedrin and Gas-X may actually contain “stray tablets, capsules or caplets” of a powerful prescription pain drug.

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