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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) — The brother of a crew member for the TV show "Cops" who was killed by a police bullet in 2014 while filming a shootout has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Omaha.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Six states have filed a new lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act.

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.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has decided to continue a business specialty court that began hearing cases in 2013 as a pilot project.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Greater Omaha Packing Co. boiler room operator is suing the company, saying he wasn't paid for the half-hour lunch breaks he was never allowed to take.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts has appointed an eastern Nebraska judge to serve on the state Supreme Court.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lancaster County judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging the death-penalty question going to Nebraska voters in November, but has also prevented a pro-death penalty group from being part of another suit challenging ballot wording.

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.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest U.S. Supreme Court ruling banning life sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles is likely to have a limited effect in Nebraska.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has declined to halt Iowa's efforts to turn over management of its Medicaid program to private insurers.

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — A judge has resentenced a man convicted of killing a 21-year-old Blair woman nearly 33 years ago.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its decision last month giving six people wrongly convicted of a 1985 murder another chance at suing officials who prosecuted them.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is pushing for a special new court that would focus on veterans.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A veteran prosecutor and Nebraska state senator want the veil of secrecy lifted from grand jury investigations into police shootings.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Douglas County prosecutors have lost their bid to get more time behind bars for an Omaha man sentenced to 30 to 35 years in prison for strangling his girlfriend and then dumping her body in an open grave.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man serving time for sexual assault is getting another shot at his case after the state Supreme Court cited his lawyer's failure to object to the remarks of a prosecutor who had promised to remain silent during the man's sentencing hearing.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Two lawsuits related to a Bellevue man's drowning last year will be tried together.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of an inmate accused of attacking a prison caseworker with the worker's own pepper spray — despite the prison's destruction of both the spray and surveillance video of the attack before trial.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that six people wrongly convicted in a 1985 slaying of a woman in southeast Nebraska should have a chance to argue that the officials who prosecuted them acted improperly.

PENDER, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for a case that will determine whether businesses that sell alcohol in the village of Pender can be regulated by the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Michael McCormack is set to retire after 18 years of service.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's courts and office of probation administration say a report that is critical of what was called a lack of progress on juvenile justice reform is inaccurate.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha private investigator has taken a plea deal on allegations that she defrauded a client of more than $856,000.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The founder and former chief executive officer of TierOne Bank has been found guilty of 12 counts related to the bank's failure in 2010.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction and lengthy sentence of an Omaha woman for the 2013 killing a 4-month-old baby in her care.

CAMBRIDGE, Neb. (AP) — Frenchman Cambridge Irrigation District water users have filed a second lawsuit seeking damages for lost irrigation water.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say they will receive more than $455,000 in a settlement with two pharmaceutical companies that were accused of overcharging state Medicaid programs.

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