Crime

Crime stories from Omaha, Nebraska, and Iowa.

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. 

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