Prosecutors on Friday filed a motion for mistrial over COVID-19 delays that meant the jurors would have been outside of the courtroom and unsequestered for at least six days.
"The state believes he has crossed the Rubicon, that he has passed the point of no return, where there are irreversible consequences for his actions," Deputy Lancaster County Attorney Chris Reid said.
Issa Augustino has been charged with sexual assault of a child and felony child abuse, but remains at large, with recent bank activity indicating he's now in Canada.
An Omaha police officer who had been charged in January with third-degree domestic assault has resigned from the department.
A 21-year-old woman has been charged with felony theft after she was accused of stealing more than $37,000 in about a month's time at an Omaha convenience store.
Narcotics task force investigators met with the 30-year-old woman Wednesday at a north Lincoln hotel under the guise of a drug deal, according to police.
The ACLU of Nebraska has gone to federal court seeking the release of information on the alleged mistreatment of workers rounded up during a 2018 immigration raid in Nebraska.
The prosecutor said in court that Dayton Wenz and Jordan Humphrey met up so Wenz could buy Xanax from Humphrey. Wenz reportedly grabbed the bag of Xanax and ran off.
The prolonged con first started in February 2020, when the supposed woman first asked the Lincoln man to send cellphones to an address in Nigeria.
Harlie Saathoff told the court she apologized. “I do take responsibility for how I acted that night,” she said, her voice cracking with emotion.
In response to the ruling, attorney Vince Powers, said: “My clients just wanted to help people in their community. They did not want to be treated that way.“
Fireworks, ammunition and guns were accepted “with no questions asked” at two Omaha locations this weekend.
The man accused in the killings of four Laurel residents last week had his bail set at $5 million.
Douglas County sheriff's deputies are investigating after a person's body was found along a road in northern Douglas County.
All three victims were taken to the Nebraska Medical Center. Two were taken by ambulance, while one person with critical injuries was taken by helicopter.
An Omaha man charged with first-degree murder and sexual assault of a 58-year-old woman was ordered to be held without bail.
While on work release for a local construction company, a 37-year-old man began communicating with a 12-year-old girl in June, sending sexually suggestive messages.
Police arrested Pau Lantos on Wednesday at a gas station at 27th and Dudley streets. At a court hearing Thursday, a judge set his bond at $150,000.
Prosecutors charged Diego Carter Sr. on Friday with first-degree sexual assault of a child. At a brief court appearance, his bond was set at $750,000.
Dayton Wenz, a 2022 graduate of Omaha Central High School, was the victim.
“Usually, abortions are performed in hospitals, and doctors are involved, and it’s not the type of stuff that occurred in this case.”
In Laurel, it isn't unusual for people to leave their doors unlocked — everybody knows everybody. But that sense of security was shaken Thursday when four people were killed and left in burning homes.
Police investigating the killings of four people in a small northeast Nebraska town have arrested a neighbor of the victims. The Nebraska State Patrol said a police team surrounded then entered a home in Laurel about 2:30 a.m. Friday after gathering evidence at two burned houses where the four bodies were found Thursday morning. The Nebraska State Patrol arrested 42-year-old Jason A. Jones, of Laurel on suspicion of homicide. He had been badly burned and was taken to a hospital in Lincoln. He was charged later Friday with 10 felonies, including four counts of first-degree murder. Those killed were identified as 86-year-old Gene Twiford, 85-year-old Janet Twiford, 55-year-old Dana Twiford and 53-year-old Michele Ebeling.
Investigators arrested Jason A. Jones after linking the Laurel man to a pair of receipts and a gun left at the scene of two Thursday morning house fires.
Jason Jones was arrested early Friday, the Nebraska State Patrol said. He was found with burns over a large part of his body and was in serious condition.
The 26-year-old Colorado resident and 2014 Chase County High School graduate were convicted of both second-degree murder and the kidnapping of Annika Swanson.
Col. John Bolduc, superintendent of the state patrol, said the state patrol is investigating the connection between the two fires. He asked anybody with information to contact the state patrol at 402-479-4921.
Reynaldo de los Angeles showed no emotion as the verdict was read.
Daniel Holliday was serving a sentence of 30 to 35 years on Dawson County charges that included two counts of first degree sexual assault.