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Crime stories from Omaha, Nebraska, and Iowa.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A grand jury has concluded that criminal charges are warranted against two former Omaha police officers in the June stun gun-related death of a mentally ill man.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have arrested an Oregon man found with pot and a cannabis extract called shatter in a van after an Interstate 80 traffic stop in Lincoln.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man arrested last week in the armed home invasion robbery and rape of a woman just southwest of Omaha will remain behind bars.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the death of a convenience store clerk who was run down after closing for the night.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska investigators say a county treasurer accused of selling cars without a dealer's license and helping customers evade taxes was reimbursed for mileage for driving to and from an auto auction.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police have arrested an escaped inmate accused ramming a police cruiser last month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska-based bank has increased security at all its branches in the wake of several Lincoln bank robberies.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Nebraska man has been sentenced to more than a year in federal prison for escaping last year from a federal halfway house in western Iowa.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been convicted of second-degree murder and weapons counts in the shooting death last year of another Omaha man.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Douglas County's top prosecutor has scheduled a news conference to reveal his findings regarding Omaha police officers' actions in the death last month of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected a post-conviction appeal by a death-row inmate who helped carry out one of the deadliest bank shootings in U.S. history.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man who'd worked at an Omaha wine and spirits store has taken a plea deal in a gift-card scheme.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police are warning Lincoln residents of a phone scam coming from a number that appears to belong to city mayor's office.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska attorney general's office is warning the public about a Florida-based company that officials say is running an insurance scam.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 60-year-old Omaha man has been sentenced to 40 to 50 years in prison for causing a crash last year that killed a motorcyclist.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman already serving time in federal prison for selling millions of dollars in worthless travel vouchers has been sentenced again, this time for state charges in the case.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement in southeastern Nebraska say a traffic stop on Interstate 80 led to the discovery of 118 fraudulent credit cards.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a state-required DNA test for a Nebraska prison inmate links him to four rapes reported more than 10 years ago in Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state regulators have shut down an Omaha day care and authorities have cited two employees for child neglect.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man convicted of killing four people in Omaha in 2013 was sentenced to death Tuesday by a three-judge panel.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A three-judge panel will announce later this month the fate of a man convicted of killing four people in and around Omaha in 2013.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found in a house basement after a standoff with officers in northeast Omaha.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Nebraska filmmaker caught up in Iowa's film tax credits scandal has been acquitted at his third trial.

Approximately 90 hotels in and around the metro area have received training from the Coalition on Human Trafficking.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska prison officials have allowed 73 inmates to avoid submitting samples of their DNA for more than two decades just because the inmates refused.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A death penalty sentencing hearing has been postponed for a former doctor convicted of killing four people connected to an Omaha medical school.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 45-year-old man who had managed a feedlot in central Nebraska has been given five years of probation for wire fraud and other crimes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has suspended until May 2020 the fraternity whose members were accused of making vulgar comments during the Women's March in Lincoln.

The Women’s Fund of Omaha partnered with the Creighton Human Trafficking Initiative to develop a report focused on the Nebraska commercial sex market.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lancaster County is planning to implement two supervision programs for nonviolent offenders in order to ease the jail population.

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