This week's local crime and court updates from Kearney Hub.
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Federal prosecutors are recommending against jail time for an Omaha-based “social media influencer” who filmed himself participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
A trooper saw a Ford Explorer fail to signal a turn after exiting Interstate 80 at mile marker 360, near Waco. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity.
"He’d always sit on the porch and holler racial slurs, all the time, towards me, towards the neighbors, even towards people walking down the street,” one of the vicitms testified at trial.
An Omaha man who fled to Nicaragua while awaiting trial on child enticement charges won’t be going to any remote locales anytime soon. His next destination: Tecumseh or Lincoln. In prison.
Bud Crawford, the world champion boxer from Omaha, has filed a lawsuit against his former promoter, Top Rank, alleging racial bias hindered his career.
The female passenger reported that she had been handcuffed by the suspect during the drive from Indiana to Nebraska.
Lloyd Criffield, 75, was placed on two years probation Friday in Sherman County District Court for a July 4, 2019, incident that involved a 10-year-old and a 14-year-old in Sherman County.
About two hours after the crash, the driver's preliminary breath test was .156 — nearly double the legal limit.
Recent raises demonstrate the problem, Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha said. “These people deserve to be well paid for what they do. $56 an hour to work overtime? That’s not sustainable if that’s your business model and you don’t get to fully staffed."
The 45-year-old man was leaving the clinic near 48th Street and Old Cheney Road when an organizer with Sidewalk Advocates for Life approached him, according to the affidavit for his arrest.
The 4-month-old baby was admitted to CHI St. Elizabeth for "immediate life-saving care" after investigators found the child to be severely malnourished, according to the affidavit.
Kiaris "Keyz" Avant was killed Saturday evening as he sat in a car near the South Omaha public housing complex where he'd grown up. He was shot in the head in what police say was a targeted shooting.
Sarah Nelson Torsiello had worked for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for more than 18 years, starting in August 2003. The department announced her arrest and resignation late Tuesday night.
A jury has acquitted a former Nebraska state trooper on a charge that he deprived a motorist’s rights when he slammed the butt of an AR-15 into the drunk man’s head.
According to court documents, Chase Rayburn, 18, of Kearney was sentenced to prison last week in Buffalo County District Court. In November, Rayburn pleaded no contest to robbery, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and unlawful possession of a firearm on school property.
"If Wayne police wanted to help Jeff (Olsufka) they would have let him have a glass of water to treat his dehydration, rather than forcing him to submit to drug testing,” attorney Adam Sipple said.
A look at how past actions by lawmakers have played a role in Nebraska's nation-leading incarceration spike.
An Omaha man pleaded no contest Thursday to four felony counts that could land him in prison for up to 200 years for a Sept. 11, 2018, shooting that wounded Omaha Police Officer Ken Fortune.
The new 1,512-bed prison would replace the aging Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.
Volunteer Fire Chief Bo Berry said there was extensive damage to the living room and heat and smoke damage to the rest of the house. He said it's likely repairable, but the property damage would be around $45,000.
Joesef Barraza has been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and three counts of sexual assault; and Rachel Pageler with kidnapping and accessory to first-degree murder.