CRIME & SAFETY
18 people killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roads in August
Over the past month, Nebraska has seen a high number of deaths from traffic accidents, despite a slight decline compared to last year. Most of these fatal accidents took place in rural areas, with several victims found not wearing seatbelts. This situation calls for stronger safety measures. This in-depth report will take a closer look at the statistics and underline the need for immediate intervention.
Body of Missing 72-Year-Old Glenwood Woman Found After a Week
Authorities in Mills County, Iowa, have confirmed the death of Judy Krueger, a 72-year-old local woman. Krueger had been missing for a week, sparking a widespread search. Her body was found on a Saturday morning.
Protocol for missing persons cases
Tune in for a special KSNB Local 4 News report focusing on the intricate rules of missing person cases in Nebraska. Recognize how elements such as age and case urgency influence each inquiry, drawn from local police knowledge. The cases range from young runaways to adults choosing to go off the grid. Discover why quick reporting often leads to vital clues, speeding up the resolution and ensuring the safety of the missing people.
Two arrested on Interstate 80, over two pounds of meth seized from their vehicle
BUFFALO COUNTY, Neb. — Two people face charges after more than two pounds of meth was found in their vehicle. Jamie Ramos-Gonzalez, 63, of Lexington, and Jaymee Coleman, 33, of Broken Bow, are each charged with possessing more than 140 grams of meth. Ramos-Gonzalez also faces a charge of...
Oconto man sentenced in Custer County District Court
Hunter Eller, age 26 of Oconto, was sentenced in Custer County District Court Thursday morning. He had entered a plea of no contest and been found guilty on May 18 to two counts of third degree sexual assault, both class I misdemeanors. In arguments, the state recommended following the recommendation...
Document: Man Dead, Another Injured in Northeast Shooting
The Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Homicide Branch is investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another injured on Sept. 20 on the 5200 block of Foote Street, NE. According to MPD documents, officers responded to the report of a shooting at the location, where they located two...
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting, Extortion, and Homicide Trial Delayed in Nebraska
This week in Nebraska, there were three incidents of concern. One incident involved a shooting in Northeast Nebraska that resulted in the death of one man and the injury of another. Another incident involved a true-crime author who allegedly assisted a death row inmate in extorting money from a prison nurse. The third incident involved a homicide trial being delayed due to a lack of key witness testimony.
Nebraska Woman Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Daughter's Unlawful Abortion
Jessica Burgess, a Nebraska woman, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for aiding her daughter's illegal abortion. Burgess procured pills online and guided her daughter about using them to terminate the pregnancy, which was already over 20 weeks. Her admission to these counts resulted in the dismissal of other accusations against her.
Garing City Approves Casino and Racetrack Development; Local Man Linked to Drug Distribution Arrested
Garing city is moving forward with building a casino resort and a quarterhouse racetrack, as reported by KNEB.tv News. The project, part of southern Garing’s developmental plan, was given the green light by the Garing Planning Commission, even as some local residents expressed worry over potential problems like noise, crime, and traffic congestion. They approved the proposal, thanks to a partnership with Elite Casino Resorts, despite hearing these concerns.
A True-crime Author Assisted A Tinder Killer In Jail: Know More Here
Local sources claim that a true-crime author assisted a death row inmate in Nebraska who had killed and dismembered a woman he met on Tinder to extort $25,000 from a prison nurse. According to reports, Samantha Al-Rekabi was writing a book on the 2017 slaying of Sydney Loofe, 24, and...
Must-see: Piece of metal 'went airborne and impaled' grill of pickup truck on Interstate 80 in Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska State Patrol shared a photo from a scary situation on Interstate 80 this week. On Wednesday, a piece of metal "went airborne and impaled" the grill of a pickup truck near Lincoln, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. "This situation could've been much worse...
Defendant Waives Rights to Independent DNA Testing in 2021 Murder Case
On Sept. 21, a defendant waived his rights to independently test DNA evidence recovered from a homicide scene. Nyjell Outler, 21, is charged with first-degree murder while armed, two counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, and assault with a dangerous weapon, for allegedly shooting 21-year-old Demetris Johnson on March 20, 2021, on the unit block of Madison Street, NE. The incident occurred at a gender-reveal party.
Non-Fatal Shooting Case Continues as Defense Introduces New Evidence
On Sept. 20, DC Superior Court Judge Rainey Brandt continued a motion hearing to consider new evidence introduced by the defense. Kenneth Davis, 44, is charged with four counts of assault with intent to kill, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, six counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm for his alleged involvement in a non-fatal shooting on May 15, 2023, on the 1600 block of Eastern Avenue, NE. The incident left one individual suffering from non life-threatening injuries.
Norfolk man arrested in connection to burglaries, arsons in Nebraska
A Norfolk man has been arrested in connection to a recent series of burglaries and arsons in Nebraska.
Suspected Killer of Iowa Police Officer's Bail Increased to $2M in Virtual Court
Kyle Ricke, a man suspected in the fatal shooting of an Iowa police officer, recently participated in an online hearing in Kossuth County, Iowa court. He had outstanding harassment charges at the time of the incident.
American Authorities Arrest Fort Morgan Pair on Drug Charges at Capri Hotel
A 31-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, both from Fort Morgan, were arrested recently at the Capri Hotel. This event followed the issuance of a search warrant by American authorities, not Scottish.
Possible Accident Behind Bailey Yard Explosion in Nebraska, Investigation Continues
Investigators now believe that last week's disturbance near Union Pacific's Bailey Yard, North Platte, was likely an accident. The disturbance stemmed from an explosion in a stationary container carrying perchloric acid, a chemical used in many products, including explosives. The Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Office is working with the Federal Railroad Administration and the railroad on the investigation.
Teen Crime in Nebraska Decreases Overall Despite Recent Spate
Recently, several cases involving teen offenders in Lincoln, Nebraska's capital, have raised public worry. However, long-term data shows a decrease in youth arrests for violent crimes both locally and nationally. Channel 8 News gathered this information from the Department of Justice, Nebraska's Voices of Children, and local law enforcement.
Woman sentenced for transporting cocaine across Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (KSNB) - A California woman is heading to prison after she was accused of traveling with more than 19 pounds of cocaine in her vehicle on Interstate 80. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 35-year-old Imelda Ambriz, of Los Angeles, CA, was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for transporting cocaine. After her release, she’ll begin a three-year term of supervised release. There’s no parole in the federal system.
Hastings Police and Nebraska State Patrol discuss protocol with missing person cases
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - In 2022, there were a total of 188 reports of missing people in the state of Nebraska with 171 of the cases being resolved. Although recovery time for these cases can be quick and abductions are rare in Hastings, police receive these kind of reports a couple times a week.