Crime

Crime stories from Omaha, Nebraska, and Iowa.

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.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of robbing and punching a 76-year-old woman at Omaha's St. Cecilia Cathedral has pleaded guilty.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State authorities say an Omaha man convicted of killing four people has faked suicide attempts in an effort to get out of solitary confinement.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man is in critical condition following a stabbing in Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man was injured when he was shot while standing on a second-floor balcony at an Omaha apartment building.

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — An Iowa woman has been convicted of trespassing and criminal mischief for smashing windows at a defense contractor's building near Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska homeowners are being urged to be careful about hiring contractors to repair damage from recent storms.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman have been arrested in connection to the death of a man found dead in northeast Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska judge has dismissed a charge against a Minnesota man who admitted his intention to buy marijuana in Colorado.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A dead man has been found in northeast Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln woman has been accused of stealing nearly $28,000 while managing a convenience store last year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State psychiatric experts say an Omaha man is competent to face a death-penalty hearing for killing four people just weeks after he left prison.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An arrest warrant alleging murder and four counts of attempted murder has been issued for an Omaha man recovering from burns.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school told a judge he doesn't want the Chicago attorney who was removed from his defense team reinstated.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A jury has awarded $2.64 billion to the family of a 19-year-old Peru State college student who disappeared in 2010, but the massive judgment likely won't be collectable.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three former bank executives must pay over $3.1 million for their roles in a fraud scheme that led to Lincoln-based bank's collapse.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Relatives of a homicide suspect say he's innocent of the allegations because he was at a family picnic when an Omaha woman was shot.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 45-year-old woman found fatally shot in an Omaha neighborhood west of Fontenelle Park.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old man who was shot near the Capitol in Lincoln has been sentenced to prison after pleading no contest to drug and weapons charges.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has reinstated a man's drunken driving conviction, reversing last year's Nebraska Court of Appeals ruling that found his constitutional rights had been violated.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Nebraska and various state officials that faulted them for releasing a prisoner who killed an Omaha woman and three others shortly after he got out.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska corrections officials say another staff member has been assaulted at a state facility in Lincoln.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha private investigator convicted of fraud has been given a year and a day in prison.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Three Iowa child sex cases against a Nebraska jail officer have been consolidated.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking to remove defense lawyers representing a former doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police have arrested a man in connection to the 2007 death of a woman. Police announced on Friday that 33-year-old Charles Simmer faces a first-degree murder charge in the Omaha stabbing death of 50-year-old Joy Blanchard. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two more former bank executives have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a fraud scheme that led to Lincoln-based bank's collapse. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 28-year-old man has pleaded guilty to a 2012 gang-related killing in Omaha.

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