Crime

Crime stories from Omaha, Nebraska, and Iowa.

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.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Iowa man who was previously sentenced to life in prison for a murder committed in Nebraska when he was teenager has been resentenced.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska football wide receiver has been cited for driving drunk.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Lincoln Correctional Center inmate who was brutally beaten by another inmate has lost his lawsuit against the state of Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lancaster County Attorney's office has dropped charges against an Oregon woman who authorities say had more than $100,000 of suspected drug money during a traffic stop along Interstate 80.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man accused of stealing from the IRS has pleaded not guilty.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man convicted of killing his father on Christmas Day in 2014 has been sentenced after his family asked the judge to give the defendant minimum time.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in an Omaha slaying case that sparked a courthouse brawl.

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