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Nebraska woman celebrates 114th birthday

Oct. 1, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thelma Sutcliffe is celebrating a birthday — her 114th. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Sutcliffe was born Oct. 1, 1906, in what then was the town of Benson. The Gerontology Research Group says she is the oldest living resident of Nebraska, the fourth-oldest American and the...

Nebraska man accused of impersonating US Marshal

Sep. 30, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man accused of falsely identifying himself as a U.S. Marshal at various places in around Omaha was arrested Wednesday, authorities said. Jeffrey Ostdiek, 55, of Sarpy County was taken into custody at a hotel in Omaha, the U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release. Ostdiek...

Omaha police plan review after man shot himself in jail

Sep. 30, 2020 7:58 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police plan an an internal investigation after a man shot himself inside the Douglas County Jail. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 22-year-old Brandon Jennings is hospitalized in critical condition. Police say it's unclear how Jennings concealed the small gun used in the...

In this undated photo provided by the The ACLU of Nebraska, Wally Wolff holds up voter registration paperwork at his home in Omaha, Neb. The ACLU of Nebraska began sending thousands of notices Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, to felons informing them of their right to vote after learning that the state incorrectly notified Wolff that he wasn't eligible to cast a ballot because of his status as a convicted felon. (Abiola Kosoko/ACLU of Nebraska via AP)

New effort seeks to protect Nebraska felon voting rights

Sep. 29, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska on Monday began sending notices to thousands of felons informing them of their right to vote after learning of a case in which the state incorrectly notified an Omaha man that he wasn't eligible to cast a ballot. The ACLU launched the public...

Man being booked into Omaha jail fires gun, injures self

Sep. 28, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man being booked into the Douglas County jail fired a gun that officers discovered during a strip search and wounded himself, the county Department of Corrections director says. Department Director Mike Myers said in a statement that the incident occurred Sunday night when Omaha police...

Omaha police arrest 2 over fatal shooting near apartments

Sep. 28, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police have arrested two men in connection with the the fatal shooting of 20-year-old man near an apartment complex in the south part of the city. Police said they responded to a report of shots being fired at about 1:20 a.m. Sunday near the Arbor Villa Apartments and found...

2 dead in Nebraska accident involving commercial truck

Sep. 26, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two people are dead following a traffic accident Friday evening involving a commercial truck hauling a dumpster in Nebraska. A preliminary investigation found that the commercial truck driven 40-year-old Christopher Anderson, a Douglas County resident, didn't make a curve and struck a...

Nebraska court overturns order releasing man from prison

Sep. 25, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska prisoner who convinced a judge to throw out his first-degree murder conviction and order his release will remain behind bars after the state Supreme Court overturned that ruling on Friday. The decision was a win for prosecutors, who had to scramble to keep Jack Harris in...

7 teenagers injured in accident in Omaha

Sep. 25, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Seven teenagers are hospitalized with serious and critical injuries after two cars collided on a Nebraska roadway. The accident happened Thursday evening in the Omaha area. Douglas County deputies told KETV-TV that a teenage driver went off the road and tried to correct course but...

1st female Nebraska federal district court judge dies at 66

Sep. 24, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Laurie Smith Camp, a longtime Nebraska attorney who became the first woman to serve on the state's federal district court, died unexpectedly overnight at age 66, court officials said Thursday. John M. Gerrard, the chief judge of Nebraska's federal district court, said Smith Camp died...