After a weeklong trial, jurors deliberated five hours before convicting Komlanvi Avitso of first-degree sexual assault for the rape of his Lyft passenger, a 24-year-old Omaha woman.
James Fairbanks and his attorney contemplated a self-defense claim, which prosecutor Brenda Beadle called "comical." She said Fairbanks was planning to hunt sex offenders.
Prosecutors say Scotty Payne "crossed a line" when he repeatedly tased Zachary Bearheels outside a convenience store; defense attorneys suggest most of the pulls on Payne's Taser trigger failed to deliver a shock.
OMAHA — Police said an Omaha woman embezzled more than $1.2 million from her employer and blew it gambling at casinos.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man convicted of killing his girlfriend with a sword lost an appeal Friday before the Nebraska Supreme Court.