Crime

In papers filed Thursday in Saline County District Court, attorneys with the Nebraska Attorney General's Office allege that two "aggravating circumstances" exist that warrant capital punishment — that Trail had a substantial history of "serious assaultive or terrorizing criminal activity" and that the slaying exhibited "exceptional depravity." Read more

Benjamin L. Oates III, formerly of Omaha, died Saturday about 6:45 p.m., a prison spokeswoman said. He was being treated for a long-term medical condition, but the cause of death is under investigation.  Read more

Jordan D. Williams of Omaha is expected to survive, police said. Williams told officers that he left a party near 149th Street and Seward Plaza about 5:15 a.m. when he was approached by two men. Read more

The facts of Tuesday's $1,200 political vandalism of the Nebraska Republican Party headquarters in Lincoln are a conspiracy theorist's dream. Two bricks. Multiple strikes of a window. A Pokémon-shaped hole in the front glass of the GOP office, Pikachu to be specific. Graffiti on the sidewalk saying: "ABOLISH ICE." Read more

Barbara Robinson, 46, was arrested and jailed on suspicion of domestic assault, making a terroristic threat with a firearm and theft following an incident Sunday afternoon, according to Omaha police records. Read more