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MOVING ON UP: Columbus Police making themselves at home in new facility

One locker is refrigerated for evidence, such as blood or urine, that needs to be kept cold. April 25, 2020 The Columbus Police Department officially started operations earlier this month in its new downtown station at 2330 14th St. Funded by half of a $16 million bond issue approved by voters in 2018, the new facility is intended to help the depar...
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JAN
17

Man arrested for 19-year-old cold case murder

"After all these years, my dad will finally be able to rest in peace and our family will be able to rest a little better at night knowing that the person who did this is finally getting what he deserves, January 14, 2020 OMAHA, Neb. (FOX 42 KPTM) — The family of a man who was murdered 19 years ago is now getting justice. Metro Area Fugitive Task Fo...
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MAR
18

Supreme Court rejects Gage County appeal of $28 million wrongful conviction ruling

The six people were wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of Helen Wilson. They spent more than 75 years combined in prison until DNA evidence cleared them in 2008. March 4, 2019 The U.S. Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Nebraska county that has to pay a $28 million court judgment to six people wrongfully convicted for a 1985 slay...
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FEB
24

Nebraska county seeks help in paying $28M judgment

DNA evidence cleared them in 2008. February 24, 2019 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska lawmaker is looking to help a southeastern county pay a $28 million federal judgment owed to six people wrongfully convicted for a 1985 slaying. Sen. Myron Dorn of Adams is a former chairman of the Gage County Board. The county has had to raise its property tax by ...
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MAY
27

Fentanyl Bust In Nebraska Seizes 118 Pounds Of Opioid Drug Enough To Kill 26 Million People

The Nebraska State Patrol made a history-making drug bust as it seized 118 pounds of the opiate drug fentanyl last month. Enter Article DATE HERE Largest Fentanyl Seizure In Nebraska The bust is the largest fentanyl seizure in the history of Nebraska and among the largest in the United States. The drugs were seized during a routine traffic sto...
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MAY
03

Omaha man is sentenced to life in prison for 2007 slaying of his aunt (DNA)

While family — even Simmer's mother — long suspected Simmer, the homicide unit wasn't able to pin the killing on him until Schneider ordered tests in 2016 on a DNA sample found on Blanchard's doorknob Enter Article DATE HERE Rarely is a case tinged with so much irony. Consider: Joy Blanchard, 50, was a peace lover who loved to throw parties fo...
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NOV
17

Former State Patrol investigator accused of stealing prescription drugs, controlled substances

Court documents indicate that Kober had previously been assigned to pick up the drop-off boxes from drug take-back events. November 15, 2017 Former Nebraska State Patrol investigator Christopher G. Kober has been accused by federal prosecutors of stealing drugs while on the job and intending to distribute them to others. The Patrol fired Kober, 44,...
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OCT
14

Nebraska State Patrol, DEA agent make state's biggest fentanyl seizure yet

This fentanyl seizure is the largest-ever in Nebraska and one of the largest in the nation October 12, 2017 The Drug Enforcement Agency and the Nebraska State Patrol made a record-setting fentanyl seizure — 15 kilos, with a potential street value of $15 million — during routine surveillance at the Amtrak train station in Omaha on Wednesday morning....
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MAY
08

Nebraska trooper charged with theft from patrol facility

Trooper take ammunition Enter Article DATE HERE OMAHA, Neb. - A Nebraska State Patrol investigator has been accused of stealing ammunition from the patrol's facility in Omaha. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 44-year-old Christopher Kober, of Bellevue, was arrested Friday and has been charged with felony theft. If convicted, he faces up to ...
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SEP
28

Sergeant whose decision derailed murder case was tied to lost evidence in 2013

Omaha World-Herald, omaha.comBYLINE: Todd Cooper / World-Herald staff writerOmaha, NEThe sergeant in charge of the 2014 murder case that fell apart last week faced major questions, even an internal investigation, over lost evidence in a 2013 murder case.Omaha Police Sgt. Mat...
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JUN
10

DNA match leads to more burglary charges for man in prison

Lincoln Journal Star, journalstar.comBYLINE: LORI PILGERLink to ArticleLincoln, NEDavid R. Morgan (courtesy photo)Police say they now can put a name to a DNA profile charged in a "John Doe" arrest warrant in December for a 2009 burglary at a downtown hardware store.And it co...
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JAN
21

100-box search fails to find missing evidence in Lincoln murder case

Lincoln Journal Star, journalstar.comBy PETER SALTER / JournalStar.comLink to ArticleLancaster County, NEDarrel Parker carries a bucket of sunflower seeds to a bird feeder in his Moline, Ill., backyard. Parker retired as parks director of Moline, Ill., but still works part t...
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MAR
19

Marijuana raids continue;

Lincoln Journal Star (Nebraska)BYLINE: ZACH PLUHACEKLincoln, NEPolice's pot stash growsMore than two dozen yard waste bags filled with drying marijuana - evidence of 11 recent raids on pot-growing houses in Lincoln - are neatly organized in a nondescript warehouse in the cit...
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MAR
19

Pot piling up in Lincoln police warehouse


Lincoln Journal Star, JournalStar.comBYLINE: ZACH PLUHACEK / Lincoln Journal StarLink to ArticleOne VideoLincoln, NEPaper lawn bags filled with mar­i­juana dry in a police prop­erty room on March 18, 2010. (ERIC GREGORY / Lin­coln Jour­nal Star) Sgt. William Koepke, with the...
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FEB
17

Rusty gun a rude surprise

Omaha World-HeraldLink to ArticleOmaha, NENever trust a rusty gun.One Omaha police officer learned that lesson earlier this month while checking a shotgun into the evidence room at Central Police Headquarters, 505 S. 15th St.Officer Darrelle Bonam, a veteran of more than fiv...
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DEC
02

Officials Perplexed By Unclaimed Urns

www.ketv.comLink to Articleone pictureCase County, NEUrns Contain Remains Of Madeline, William KayCass County Sheriff's deputies are trying to track down family members of a deceased couple whose remains are in two urns stored in the sheriff's department's evidence room.Each...
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FEB
20

Former prosecutor sentenced again

Omaha World-Herald (Nebraska)BYLINE: WORLD-HERALD NEWS SERVICECouncil Bluffs, NECOUNCIL BLUFFS -- Drunken-driving charges against a former assistant Pottawattamie County attorney were resolved Wednesday when Jeff TeKippe pleaded guilty Cass County.TeKippe, 47, was sentenced ...
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