Protestors gathered at 11th and Howard Streets on Aug. 29. Photo by Alex Preston.

10/13/20 • Day 30 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends

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Protesters in Omaha believe that police have shown a clear pattern of targeted intimidation and harassment during recent demonstrations, part of which has become the basis of a lawsuit filed against the city by the ACLU of Nebraska.

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Today we have stories about the Douglas County Board’s hearing on Don Kleine, the surge in scam calls to metro-area consumers and Nebraska’s Indigenous Peoples Day declaration.

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In Omaha
  • The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution to give their support and trust to County Attorney Don Kleine.
  • Douglas County fire officials are reinstating the burn ban throughout the county for the next couple of days.
  • The number of scam phone calls and texts has been increasing, the Omaha Better Business Bureau says as it encourages caution among consumers.

Around the State

  • The Nebraska Legislature passed a bill to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples Day.
  • A Lincoln police officer has been put on leave after being cited for assault and driving under the influence.
  • Getting ready to vote in Nebraska or Iowa? Here’s a handy how-to guide that can help answer your questions. 

What to do during quarantine? our list of things to do during quarantine:

Decorate for Fall
Along with pumpkins, there are several ways you can dress up your home for the fall. Buy some gourds at the grocery store or make a fall wreath with some of the fallen leaves in your yard. If you’re a Halloween fanatic there’s no better time to dust off your storage boxes to get your home looking spooky throughout October.

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