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After calling the authorities, Katelyn Allen exited through a window as the burglar began trying to break into the bathroom.
The friend, Joshua Schmitt, 21, said he drove the Ford Explorer to Methodist Hospital, where Tielor Williams, 18, was pronounced dead Monday night.
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Parents, teachers hear from child molesters themselves about how they target kids
Parents need to realize that they cannot simply rely on the “tried and true” methods and trust children to report the situation, says an expert who has worked with offenders.
Teen facing Nebraska murder charge to get mental tests
Dylan Cardeilhac, 15, has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the slaying of 24-year-old Amanda Baker on Feb. 14.
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49-year-old sentenced to 40-50 years for attempted sex assault of child
Scott C. Whitsett was sentenced Wednesday in Douglas County District Court to 40 to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty.
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Board paroles Iowa inmate imprisoned for decades
The Iowa Board of Parole agreed Wednesday to release a 68-year-old Iowa inmate who has been imprisoned since 1974 for the killing of a man over a gambling debt.
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Nebraskan sentenced in 1970 for beating 87-year-old to death up for parole
Max A. Niemann, 62, was convicted of second-degree murder in Boone County. He was sentenced on Oct. 26, 1970, to 20 years to life in prison.
Sidney woman gets probation for theft
Authorities say Amanda Sykora wrote and cashed or deposited 13 unauthorized checks totaling more than $4,500 when she was treasurer of the wrestling club
18-year-old arrested in stolen-car case
The vehicle was taken Tuesday morning near North 24th Street and Hartman Avenue, police say.
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Four, including Omahan, vie for police chief position in Council Bluffs
Jeffrey Elliott of Fremont, Neb., John Farmer of Omaha and Terry LeMaster and Scott Milner, both of Council Bluffs, are candidates to fill the position vacated by Ralph O’Donnell, who retired at the end of March.
State Patrol begins consolidating dispatch centers
Consolidating from six to three communications centers is expected to save $750,000.
OPD safety expo set for April 26
The 18th annual event will take place at the Westroads Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Only 1 of 8 juveniles who fled from Iowa treatment facility is still at large
Authorities say two juveniles who escaped from a north-central Iowa treatment facility last week have been captured while a third remains at large.
Hypnotist at post-prom event in Iowa accused of public intoxication
The Marshalltown Police Department said 43-year-old Terry Woodward was taken into custody early Sunday.
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Inmate accused of partially tearing off another's testicles charged with assault
Marcus M. Escamilla, 34, is accused of partially tearing the testicles off Anthony Floyd, 24, during a fight Thursday in the jail's law library.
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Nebraska Legislature candidate Brent Smoyer apologizes after DUI arrest
“I have let down both my constituents and my family,” he said. “I will accept the penalty the court gives me, and I will work to regain the public's faith in me as I move forward.”
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Lawyer: Man had right to hand out religious fliers outside Pinnacle Bank Arena
A Nebraska civil liberties group is representing a Lincoln man arrested by police last month for handing out religious pamphlets outside Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Man charged after using machete to break up fight
A Grand Island man faces felony charges after wielding a machete near a downtown bar over the weekend.
Judge OKs settlement in Neb. prison van crash
The judge has given final approval to a $2 million state settlement with the family of a woman killed in the crash.
2 arrested in west Omaha hotel TV thefts
Douglas County sheriff's deputies find that the men had taken 13 TVs from a Marriott hotel under construction.
Bellevue man gets 25 years in Mills County sex abuse case
GLENWOOD, Iowa — A judge said Monday that John R. Schondelmeyer will serve “effectively a life sentence” for a sex abuse case in Mills County last September involving two girls, ages 9 and 8.
Coffee with a Cop set for Thursday in Benson
The informal get-together is set for 8 a.m. at Leo's Diner, 6055 Maple St.
Teen killed at Gallagher Park was shot in head as he sat in SUV, friend who was wounded says
PAC funded by Senate candidate Ben Sasse's great-uncle releases Shane Osborn attack ad
Nikko Jenkins found guilty of 4 murders
High school slam poets don't just recite verses, 'they leave their hearts beating on the stage'
Attorney: Man accused of trying to open plane's door needs psychiatric evaluation
49-year-old sentenced to 40-50 years for attempted sex assault of child
Brothers looking for pot sentenced for violent home invasion
At Boys Town panel, experts stress it's never too early to educate children
Kelly: New $24M UNO center embodies spirit of newlywed crash victim
Gov. Heineman calls 2014 a 'very good year for Nebraska taxpayers'
Ex-Iowan behind landmark free speech case recounts story in Bellevue
Arrest made in teen's shooting death at Benson's Gallagher Park
Section of 50th Street to close for bridge demolition
Rather than doing $250K in repairs, owner who lives in lot behind 94-year-old house in Dundee razes it
Plans for new $16M YMCA in Council Bluffs at 'critical juncture'
Woodmen request would take nearly $40M in valuation from tax rolls
With fixed AC, Fort Calhoun's nuclear station ends brief shutdown
Windy day could make driving difficult on east-west roads
Richard Brown steps down as Charles Drew Health Center CEO
OPD safety expo set for April 26
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Crew working to disassemble International Nutrition plant
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
18-year-old arrested in stolen-car case
U.S. Senate candidate Bart McLeay trails his 3 GOP rivals in fundraising
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Kelly: New $24M UNO center embodies spirit of newlywed crash victim
Jessica Lutton Bedient was killed by a drunken driver at age 26 in 2010. Thursday, the widowed husband and other family members will gather with others at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to dedicate a permanent memorial to Jessica.
Breaking Brad: How much would you pay for a corn dog?
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a new concession item: a $25 corn dog. For that kind of money, it should be stuffed with Bitcoin.
Breaking Brad: Pothole repair crew gets stuck in a pothole
In East Lansing, Mich., a pothole repair crew got stuck inside a pothole. How did this not happen in Omaha?
Breaking Brad: What do the moon, Colorado senators have in common?
How about that "blood red" moon Monday? It was as red as the eyes of a Colorado legislator.
Breaking Brad: Hey, Republicans, are you ready to be audited?
A quick list of audit red flags: 3) You fail to sign your return. 2) You fail to report income. 1) You are a registered Republican.
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