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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A public defender says someone should have stopped an Omaha hearing before a judge sentenced an apparently intoxicated woman who, minutes later, tested out 5½ times the legal limit to drive.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha police chief says the shooting of a man who'd shot an officer was justified.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has been accused of sending a faked fax to Lancaster County Jail in an effort to free a friend.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Nebraska have started using the FBI's definition of sexual assault when recording crime data in order to provide a clearer picture of the state's sexual violence.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man suspected of using his pickup to fatally run down an Omaha convenience store clerk earlier this month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Human trafficking could carry stiffer penalties in Nebraska under a bill pending in the Legislature.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man was killed and a woman and another man were wounded in three Omaha shootings.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man was sentenced to a day in jail for poisoning four cottonwood trees on city property.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A former Council Bluffs candidate for mayor has been charged with stealing vending machines in Nebraska.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Nebraska man accused of threatening to stab someone with a syringe that he said held HIV-tainted blood has pleaded guilty to a reduced Iowa robbery charge.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Nebraska man accused of threatening to stab someone with a syringe that he said held HIV-tainted blood has pleaded guilty to a reduced Iowa robbery charge.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — The mother of a Lincoln man killed by an Offutt Air Force Base guard during a police chase has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the guard and Air Force commanders.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For a second time, an appeals court has overturned the fraud conviction of a Nebraska filmmaker caught up in Iowa's film tax credits scandal.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has warned thousands of current and former students about a computer security breach.

Since the week of Thanksgiving, OPPD has had 90 reports of scam phone calls.

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court has halted efforts by six people wrongfully convicted of a 1985 Beatrice murder to collect the millions they won in a lawsuit against Gage County.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A three-judge panel has found enough aggravating factors for the death penalty to apply to a man convicted of killing four people in 2013.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A January sentencing has been scheduled for an Omaha woman accused of helping an escaped inmate who fled to Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man who helped another man rob a 76-year-old woman at Omaha's St. Cecilia Cathedral has been given six to eight years in prison.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former doctor has been convicted in the revenge killings of four people, including the 11-year-old son of a faculty member he blamed for his firing 15 years ago from an Omaha medical school's pathology residency program. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jurors are set to resume deliberations for a second day in the murder trial of a former doctor charged with killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The defense has begun its case in the trial of a former doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 46-year-old Kearney man has been sentenced for selling misbranded drugs online.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Death penalty opponents who have worked in Nebraska law enforcement are urging voters to retain the Legislature's repeal of capital punishment.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An ex-exotic dancer says one of her former customers now on trial for the deaths of four people tied to an Omaha medical school told her he had killed "an old woman and a young boy."

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bail has been set at $500,000 for an Omaha teenager accused of throwing her newborn out of a second-floor apartment window.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It was a mystery that many thought might never be solved: Who savagely stabbed to death the 11-year-old son of two medical doctors and the family's housekeeper in 2008 in one of Omaha's most affluent neighborhoods?

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge has ruled that an Omaha man convicted of killing four people in the summer of 2013 is mentally fit enough to face a death penalty hearing.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An off-duty Omaha police officer needed surgery after being shot in the stomach while visiting a friend's home on the northwest edge of the city.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An off-duty Omaha police officer needed surgery after being shot in the stomach while visiting a friend's home on the northwest edge of the city.

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