Reporter - Courts
Todd Cooper covers courts, lawyers, trials, legal issues, the justice system and government wrongdoing for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @CooperonCourts. Phone: 402-444-1275.
When he heard that the Nebraska death row inmate had died while awaiting execution, the father of the victims felt resignation and regret. “Man, it’s still hard. I’ve been living with a broken heart.”
The court agreed with an expert who concluded that "several aspects of the (valuation process) served to limit the price offered for Streck," so Wayne Ryan wasn't paid enough for his shares.
Arthur Lee Gales, who was sentenced to death after he was convicted of killing two children in 2000, has died, state officials said Monday.
The Nebraska Supreme Court dismissed prosecutors' case against an Omaha man, finding that police had waited nine months before they attempted to serve a warrant.
Former Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass faces a week to two months in jail after a judge found him guilty Monday of drinking and violating the probation he received for a DUI in March 2020.
On Friday, jurors convicted Fabian Inda, 30, of being a felon in possession of a weapon. That conviction will net him much more time than a kidnapping and torture case did.
The 16 jurors did issue a report on the death of Bentley Bruckner, saying officials at the Omaha Correctional Center should be performing medical screenings of all inmates they put into isolation.
A Douglas County grand jury has convened to investigate 15 deaths that occurred in custody or in the presence of police dating back to September 2018.
An advanced blood-alcohol test administered March 4 by the Saunders County Sheriff's Office placed Joe Stothert's blood-alcohol content at .165, two times the legal driving limit of .08.
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner broke out the "tactical kilt" he bought six years ago. Not only is it tactical, Wagner found it quite practical.