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Crime stories from Omaha, Nebraska, and Iowa.

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.

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.

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) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has denied prosecutors' request to delay the trial of a former doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school.

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.

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