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Woman is found guilty of failing to report suspected child abuse
Thomas W. Hill of Fremont was reported missing April 18. His car was was found April 17 in Omaha by the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.
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Iowan who made bomb threats in Nebraska sentenced
Matthew Fell, 30, of Waterloo, Iowa, was sentenced in Lincoln by Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf. Fell had pleaded guilty to making a false threat.
Police probe bank robbery
Man holds up US Bank branch near North 30th Street and Forest Lawn Avenue on Thursday afternoon.
Lincoln man faces charges after wife found dead in home
Kent Burklund, 41, was arrested Monday and booked at the Lancaster County Jail on charges of second-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
Burklund’s wife, Bettina, was found dead in the couple’s home Monday.
Woman pleads not guilty in fatal 2012 Iowa crash
Twenty-two-year-old Lance Knudsen was found lying in a Sioux City street with head injuries Sept. 22, 2012, and later died.
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York campaign signs vandalized with graphic spray-painted drawings
One sign owner said property owners where the creatively offensive artwork took place started calling him early Easter morning when they discovered the problem.
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Waitress who served alcohol to teen before fatal crash gets jail time, probation
A waitress convicted of providing alcohol to an underage friend before he drove drunk and died on West Dodge Road was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail and two years of probation.
Police ID body found near 36th, Seward Streets
Police investigate after a woman walking her dog makes the discovery Wednesday morning.
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'Fairly old' human skull found in Mills County
After initial examinations, an investigator said, officials don't believe the skull was from a recent death and had been there for a while.
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Owners of exotic dance bar deny prostitution allegations
Goodfellas owners Louis A. Venditte, his wife, Ruby Venditte, and John W. Wagstaffe have pleaded not guilty to prostitution and conspiracy charges.
Lexington couple accused of injuring toddler
A Lexington woman and her boyfriend accused of injuring her 17-month-old son have been charged with child abuse.
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Nebraska teacher convicted of sexually assaulting girl
Richard Cobos of Gering was convicted Tuesday of sexual assault of a child. He faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced on June 4.
Judge: Case against man in 2-year-old's death can proceed
Scotts Bluff County Judge Leo Dobrovolny ruled last week that probable cause exists to try Dustin Chauncey, who is accused in the July 11, 2008, death of Juliette Geurts of Gering.
Chinese man released on bond in seed piracy case
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of six Chinese businessmen charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets of U.S.-based corn seed manufacturers for a Chinese competitor has been released from custody pending trial after posting a $50,000 cash bond.
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Iowa man gets 70 years in Minnesota woman’s death
Tailer Handsaker, 21, entered a guilty plea Monday in Dickinson County District Court to second-degree murder and two counts of willful injury. A first-degree murder charge was dropped under the plea deal.
Investigator of state's attorneys retiring in July
Dennis Carlson, who has investigated ethical complaints against Nebraska lawyers for 33 years, will retire at the end of July.
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Inmate van driver convicted of killing Lincoln woman in crash to be sentenced in June
Jeremy Dobbe had been assigned to pick up other work-release inmates last summer when he collided nearly head on with a minivan driven by Joyce Meeks.
Lori Jenkins, charged as accessory in 4 murders, waives speedy trial
Lori Jenkins, 47, already is awaiting sentencing in federal court for purchasing ammunition that her son used in the killings of four Omahans last summer.
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Iowa State servers hacked, nearly 30,000 SSNs at risk
Information technology staff said there's no evidence data files on the servers were accessed in the breach, which was done by someone using the computing power to buy digital currency, according to an ISU press release.
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Bellevue man is killed at Minnesota dance hall after South Sudanese basketball tourney
An Omaha-area basketball team was at the tournament to raise awareness of the conflict in South Sudan. Three of the slain man's friends, including two from Omaha, were injured.
Public defender to represent Nikko Jenkins in sentencing
Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon reappointed the Douglas County Public Defender's Office to represent Jenkins, who resisted the judge's motion.
Oil industry ad campaign mocks Nebraska cowboys who protested Keystone XL pipeline
In Omaha, bus tour calls for hourly minimum wage over $10
Fremont police searching for missing 56-year-old man
Prosecutor: Baby might be alive if day care employer had spoken up
NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting
Beau McCoy calls Pete Ricketts a 'convenient conservative' for immigration stance
Omaha senator seeks minimum wage ballot measure
Agreement reached to end dog racing at Bluffs Run at end of 2015
Police probe bank robbery
Man accused of trying to open flying plane's door pleads not guilty
Ben Sasse shifts tactics, calls ad by Shane Osborn 'hypocritical'
Forecast on the upswing after Thursday's rain
EB Harney Street lane closed
Ex-UNMC student loses appeal; claimed program didn't make accommodations for his depression
Grace: Your older self has a request — use sunscreen
At NU's helm, J.B. Milliken built the university by building relationships with state leaders
City's Personnel Board is behind ‘ban-the-box’ proposal
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
Richard Paul Dreier, 90, was wounded in attack during WWII
Police issue arrest warrant in teen's shooting death
Kelly: Huskers' glory days of '80s live on — on the small screen and on stage
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Construction to start in May on West Broadway apartment/retail structure
3 Nebraska Board of Education candidates call for high standards
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