crime

Omaha
11:47 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Benson High School student killed in Omaha shooting

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police have released the names of a teenager who was fatally wounded and a young woman who also was shot in northeast Omaha.

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Government
9:36 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Omaha Mayor wants end to furlough program for some inmates

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle is asking state officials to keep inmates convicted of violent or gang-related crimes from getting a chance at furlough programs.

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Omaha
3:43 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Westside High School student charged as an adult after explosive device found

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 17-year-old student at Omaha's Westside High School has been charged as an adult after police say they found explosive materials and drugs in his backpack.

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Crime
1:08 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Fourth person arrested in connection with shooting death of a 16-year-old

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a fourth man has been arrested in the shooting death of a 16-year-old Omaha boy.

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Education
9:34 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Former Westside Community Schools official accused of stealing from District 66

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former finance director of the Westside Community Schools in Omaha has been charged with stealing more than $160,000 when he worked for the district.

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Government
12:20 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Task force recommends solutions to curb gun violence

Expansion of gun amnesty programs, a gun buy-back, and an additional OPD gang specialist are among the recommendations of a task force studying violence in Omaha.

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Government
2:01 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Report looks at ways to reduce crime in Omaha by removing rundown properties

A task force studying the role of poorly maintained properties in Omaha’s crime activity has released a list of 59 recommendations.

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General News
3:26 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

The Science of Solving Crime is the Subject of the next Omaha Science Cafe

Tuesday’s Omaha Science Café will feature a coroner, an FBI agent, and a forensic psychiatrist speaking about the science of solving a crime.

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Sarpy County
11:40 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Bellevue Police Department moves forward

Bellevue Interim Police Chief Mark Elbert.
courtesy Bellevue Police Department

Bellevue’s Interim Police Chief says things are starting to return to normal for the department.

Captain Mark Elbert is Interim Chief, following the resignation of John Stacey. Stacey was placed on administrative leave in early May following allegations that he made an inappropriate remark to a teenage girl while she was touring a Fire Station. Stacey’s last day with the Bellevue Police Department was Thursday.

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Omaha
6:02 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Community garden stolen

courtesy www.cityofomaha.org/parks

Omaha Parks and Recreation officials say a community garden was stolen over the weekend.

In a news release, Parks officials say the 4,800 square foot garden at Sherman Community Center was dug up and stolen. Sherman Community Center is located at 5701 North 16th Street.

Children who participate in programs at the Sherman Community Center planted the garden. Among the produce planted there were tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and onions.

There were about 75 plants in the garden.

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