The Nebraska Court of Appeals says the city of Omaha missed a filing deadline when it appealed the approval of a liquor license to a Florence neighborhood convenience store where a clerk was shot to death in 2009.
The appeals court ruling Tuesday came in favor of C.A. Howell Inc., which owns the BP gas station that has been selling liquor since the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission approved the establishment's liquor license in 2010.
The city of Omaha, which had opposed allowing the store to sell alcohol, went to court to challenge the approval. But the appeals court said the city did not file a proper objection until more than 30 days after the approval. State law says 30 days is the deadline to file such objections.