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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Attorneys for a Nebraska death row inmate say the state's recent struggle over capital punishment has raised new legal questions that they need to explore, while a state attorney says the prisoner has exhausted all options except for clemency.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A deejay has been charged with a hate crime after police say he assaulted a transgender woman at an Omaha bar.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Missouri man convicted of a hate crime in connection to the October 2013 assault of a Marine in downtown Omaha has been sentenced.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police have begun investigating an assault in the Old Market area as a hate crime.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The trial for a former University of Nebraska women's basketball player charged with faking a hate-crime attack has been set for Jan. 7.

Lincoln Police say a reported hate crime against a 33-year-old woman never happened. The Lancaster County Attorney's office issued an arrest warrant Tuesday afternoon for Charlie Rogers. She was arrested for filing a false police report.  Rogers reported to Lincoln police on July 22nd that she was assaulted by three men wearing ski masks. Police said at that time that derogatory language regarding a person's sexual orientation was also spray painted on the walls of her home. The FBI was involved with the investigation.

Omaha’s Memorial Park is the site of a vigil Thursday night in support of a Lincoln woman who was the victim of a hate crime.

Lincoln Police are investigating a hate crime that happened early Sunday morning.

Lincoln Police spokeswoman Officer Katie Flood says few details are available as the investigation is in its early stages. She says police are investigating a report of an assault and arson at a home on Lincoln’s south side.

Flood says derogatory language regarding a person's sexual orientation was spray painted inside the home. The victim, a 33-year-old woman, was injured and treated at a Lincoln hospital. She described her alleged attackers as three men wearing masks.