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Nebraska prison proposal clears big hurdle in Legislature

Apr. 20, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska inched closer to building a new $230 million prison on Tuesday after lawmakers approved design and planning money for the facility, which would replace the state's oldest prison. The measure won final approval despite objections from a few...

Police: Officer fired gun during Omaha arrest; no one hurt

Apr. 20, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say no one was hurt when an officer fired a gun during arrest in the city this week. The gun was fired Monday in a north Omaha neighborhood during an attempted arrest of a woman wanted on felony warrants, police said in a news release. ...

Two teenagers charged in fatal Nebraska mall shooting

Apr. 19, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two teenagers have been charged in Saturday's fatal shooting at a Nebraska shopping mall. One man was killed and a woman was wounded in the shooting at Westroads Mall in Omaha that prosecutors said was likely gang related. The shooting around midday...

Police arrest man accused of firing gun at officers in Omaha

Apr. 19, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man they accuse of firing a gun from a car he was in at police officers in Omaha. The incident happened early Sunday morning, when officers responded to reports of shots fired in a north Omaha neighborhood, police said in...

Ricketts creates credential system for media covering events

Apr. 19, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — News outlets that want to attend Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts' press conferences will have to answer detailed questions about their business model and submit a notarized letter from a manager before they'll be given access to ask questions under a new policy the governor's...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Apr. 19, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. April 16, 2021. Editorial: How we can be inspired off the court by Husker volleyball’s success There’s no inherent reason for Nebraska to be a volleyball talent pool, producing more major college players per capita than any...

Teen arrested on murder warrant in Nebraska mall shooting

Apr. 18, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A teenage boy suspected in a shooting at a Nebraska mall that left one man dead and a woman injured was arrested Sunday on a murder warrant, police said. Omaha Police said 16-year-old Makhi Woolridge-Jones is facing a first-degree murder charge in the...

1 killed in Omaha mall shooting that sends shoppers running

Apr. 17, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A shooting at a Nebraska mall left one person dead and another wounded as terrified shoppers ran for cover. Authorities believe the shooting at Westroads Mall in Omaha was an isolated incident, and not a random attack. Police...

Omaha man pleads to count in fatal shooting of sex offender

Apr. 16, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and a gun charge in the shooting death last year of a registered sex offender. James Fairbanks, 44, entered the plea Thursday in the May 14 shooting death of 64-year-old Mattieo Condoluci,...

Man pleads no contest in crash that killed truck driver

Apr. 15, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — An 18-year-old man pleaded no contest Thursday in a crash that killed a concrete truck driver, who prosecutors hailed as a hero. Garrett Bragg, of Murdock, entered the plea in Sarpy County Court to misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide in the Oct. 7,...