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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.

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.

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