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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.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man sought on an arrest warrant for drugs has been fatally shot by Douglas County sheriff's deputies in southeast Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three people are facing charges after Douglas County Sheriff's deputies found 22 pounds of marijuana and 1 pound of methamphetamine in two different traffic stops this week.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Opponents of the death penalty have released an economic study estimating the cost of administering the severe penalty in Nebraska.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County jury has convicted a 61-year-old man of murder in Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska wide receivers coach Keith Williams was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a car crash involving two vehicles early Sunday.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has granted federal officials' request to seize assets of former TierOne CEO Gilbert Lundstrom.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a six-month prison sentence for a Nebraska man who was manufacturing fireworks and explosive devices in a shed behind his Ralston house.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says a routine traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Lincoln turned up close to 50 pounds of marijuana in a pickup.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — The Fremont City Council has approved a development agreement with Costco Wholesale for locating a chicken processing plant in the eastern Nebraska community.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — A suburban Omaha city administrator has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an altercation in a dentist's office.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a woman fatally injured in an Omaha house explosion was a property inspector sent to check its condition after a tenant was evicted.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's office for Nebraska says nine former members of the Winnebago Tribal Council have been indicted on 11 federal counts related to misappropriation of tribal money.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investigators have been told a prison caseworker provided a cellphone to a prisoner who later escaped with another inmate from the Lincoln Correctional Center.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln police are investigating the fatal shooting of a convenience store clerk during an early morning robbery.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An employee of a performing arts group in Omaha has pleaded no contest to abuse of a vulnerable adult for taking about $113,000 from his mother, who suffers from dementia.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police are investigating a fatal stabbing.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The second of two men convicted in the drug-related slaying of a man found bound and burned near Gretna in 2012 has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to additional prison time for his participation in a deadly riot at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution last year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man has been arrested in connection with a car crash in Omaha that killed a teenage girl.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been sentenced to 71 years in federal prison in connection with seven robberies in the summer of 2014.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors say an Iowa man who ran a bar code theft ring in several states has been given 70 years in federal prison.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha pet store owner says his stolen snakes have been returned.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 31-year-old Omaha man has been given 20 years in prison for his role in killing an Arizona man whose burned body was found in an eastern Nebraska field.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say an anonymous tip led officers to the location of an inmate who escaped from a Lincoln prison last week.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Another trial starting date has been scheduled for a former doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement and social service agencies are preparing a major push to clamp down on human trafficking in Nebraska, but advocates say the state needs to do more for survivors who are likely to require housing, specialized counseling and medical care.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement officials believe two inmates who escaped from a maximum security prison last week made their getaway in a laundry truck.

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