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(Omaha, NE)  --  The Douglas County Election Commission is seeking a new home.  Election Commissioner Brian Kruse told county commissioners yesterday that the current facility near 114th and Dodge is too small.  The commission wants to move to a new site near 120th and West Center Road in time for the 2020 election. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in an Omaha slaying case that sparked a courthouse brawl.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge has sequestered the jury after a brawl broke out in the Douglas County Courthouse as trial began in the case of a January 2015 double homicide at a northwest Omaha party.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A county judge in Omaha has removed himself from a murder trial involving a former doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school.

Cases of chlamydia in Douglas County are at an all-time high, according to a new report.

Health officials say there’s a very low risk of contracting the Zika virus following a report of two cases in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Health officials say two travel-related cases of Zika virus have been reported in Nebraska.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of killing an Omaha police dog while holding officers at bay for more than 25 hours has died in custody.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Douglas County district judges have voted to challenge a colleague's ban on guns in his courtroom.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A disagreement over a Douglas County judge's controversial courtroom ban on guns continues after officers who refused to disarm weren't called to testify in court.

RALSTON, Neb. (AP) — Two credit card data theft devices have been found on gas pumps at a store in Ralston.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Douglas County board members have voted themselves a more than 30 percent pay raise over two years.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two men from California have been arrested after nearly 400 pounds of marijuana was found in a recreational vehicle in Omaha.

The Douglas County Department of Corrections will open a veterans housing unit this weekend.

Douglas County health officials want public input on priorities

Nov 10, 2015

The Douglas County Health Department and Live Well Omaha want to know what residents think are the county’s most pressing health issues.

VALLEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and one injured when a speeding pickup rammed a security guard shack in the eastern Nebraska community of Valley.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man bound for Wisconsin has been arrested after officers found nearly 63 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle.

Longtime Douglas County Clerk dies after battle with cancer

Oct 23, 2015
Doug Laursen

Douglas County’s longtime clerk has died after a battle with cancer.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Danger from high water has prompted authorities to temporarily close access to the Elkhorn River in eastern Nebraska's Douglas County.

The dean of UNMC’s College of Public Health says the state of Nebraska has work to do to improve health and well-being.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new alert system in Douglas County will notify authorities when they're approaching a potentially dangerous person.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says a man who was shot during a confrontation with deputies in west Omaha has died.

Douglas County budget includes more money for bridge projects

Aug 7, 2015

Douglas County’s new fiscal year budget does not include a property tax increase.

Douglas County has its first confirmed West Nile Virus case of the season.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Douglas County sheriff's deputy has been found not guilty of violating narcotics laws in acquiring medication.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two deputies involved in the shooting of a man in a west Omaha convenience store parking lot this week.

Authorities have identified a man who allegedly pulled a gun and shot at a sheriff's deputy Tuesday morning before being shot by another.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man who pulled a gun and shot at a sheriff's deputy has been shot by another deputy on the northwest side of Omaha.

A new report gives Douglas County a C grade when it comes to air pollution from ozone.

VALLEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say the death toll has risen to four in an eastern Nebraska collision.