"If police officers, firefighters and other first responders aren’t safe on the job, how can our community have confidence when they seek help in emergency situations?" Angela Sands said.
An Omaha man will spend more than 10 years in federal prison for his role in a series of bank robberies that netted nearly $1 million.
Officials said the student did not realize they had brought a real handgun to the school. No injuries were reported.
Lincoln Fire and Rescue bomb technicians disabled five explosive devices, two of which were uncovered amid a traffic stop Wednesday morning, the police chief said.
Two Pennsylvania men were arrested on suspicion of possessing over 310 pounds of marijuana products just west of Sidney.
The man's arrest came about two weeks after a pre-school aged girl told investigators he had touched her inappropriately, police alleged in court filings.
An Omaha man could be sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of the sex trafficking of a minor.
The Department of Correctional Services announced Tuesday that a prisoner at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution had died while receiving treatment at a Lincoln hospital.
The 29-year-old opened his apartment door and shot the teen before shutting and locking his door, police alleged in new court documents filed Tuesday afternoon.
"He minimizes his role in this and offers excuses instead of taking responsibility for his actions," Deputy Lancaster County Attorney Charles Byrd said.
"I feel today’s sentence was the best possible outcome and I’m relieved to have regained some faith in our justice system,” the 28-year-old victim said.
"We've all heard in court today how your choices have impacted her for the rest of her life, what she described in her words as a life sentence," the judge said.
The crash wasn't reported to authorities until around 11 that night — more than three hours after the plane crashed, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday.
The driver of the truck slid through the crossing on Road L due to icy conditions on Monday.
Volunteers and law enforcement agencies are searching on the ground and from the air for the elderly couple that was reported missing nearly two weeks ago.
Marty Nuzum was serving a life sentence that started in 2003 for a first-degree murder in Douglas County.
District Judge Gregory Schatz sentenced Jesean Morris, who pleaded no contest to attempted first-degree assault for the incident in June 2021.
Assistant Police Chief Brian Jackson said the confrontation that led up to Saturday's shooting "initially started with a disturbance about animals — dogs — and escalated from there."
The 26-year-old, whose license had been revoked after his third DUI conviction, rolled his SUV northwest of Lincoln just before noon Thursday, authorities said.
Three witnesses went to bat for Jack Stark: former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne, Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov and a young woman who was sexually assaulted as a teen.
Police previously arrested another man on suspicion of first-degree murder in the slaying. The suspect pleaded not guilty, and his case was listed as closed, according to court records.
Lincoln Police arrested a 29-year-old resident on suspicion of second-degree murder for the shooting near 18th Street and Euclid Avenue Saturday morning.
Community members and state officials squeezed into a classroom at the UNL College of Law to support the first graduating class of Lincoln's DUI Court.
In court Thursday, 49-year-old Christopher Weaver said briefly: "I did as much as I could to remedy the situation that I got myself into."
Jason Jones is charged with the Aug. 4 shooting deaths of Michele Ebeling, 53, Gene Twiford, 86, his wife, Janet Twiford, 85, and their daughter Dana Twiford, 55.
"The folks that live there, the folks that come to work there, they need to be safe and secure," Lancaster County District Judge Kevin McManaman said.
The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday handed public employee union members a win in a case that began with a ban on jeans for Nebraska Health and Human Services workers.
Dylan Will had been set for arraignment on Wednesday but instead entered the plea in a filed, written waiver.
A 22-year-old Omaha man will spend at least 16 years in prison after being sentenced for causing the deaths of two women and an unborn child while driving drunk at over 100 mph.