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Police ask for help pursuing murder suspect

The Omaha Police are searching for Kevin Watt, 24, in connection with the Nov. 10 murder of 25-year-old Adrian Lessley. Investigators believe Watt was the gunman in the shooting at 3113 Lincoln Blvd. that also saw Jason Marion, 34, transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Jeromie Wade, 27, was charged with being an accessory to a felony in the incident. Anyone with...

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State inspector accused of false mad cow reports

Galen Niehues, 41, was indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office on Nov. 24 on charges that he faked mad cow disease reports. According to the indictment, Niehues submitted travel expenses and investigation reports on 92 cattle suspected of having mad cow disease but never actually performed the inspections. He was employed by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture as a cattle inspector from July...

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American citizens file complaint against ICE in Omaha sting

Two U.S. citizens plan to sue the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency for searching and detaining them in an Omaha parking lot last April. Arquimides Bautista, 20, and Rosalba Artimas, 46, say they were detained while on a bus trip with 40 colleagues from Denver to Omaha for an Amway business convention. The incident began after ICE agents overheard the group speaking Spanish at a local...

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Sarpy daycare provider arrested

A local daycare owner is out of business and in the custody of the Sarpy County Sheriff's Department following a suspected case of child abuse last week. Diane Honaker, 50, is accused of shaking a 6-month-old girl after the Children's Hospital & Medical Center reported injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome to local authorities on Nov. 12. Honaker, who operated a daycare service out of...

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Omaha man gets life sentence for actress’ murder

Patrick Bauldwin, 46, received a life sentence on Nov. 17 for the Feb. 26, 2006 murder of local actress Passinetta Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was found strangled and savagely beaten in her home at 41st and Lake more than four years ago. Bauldwin, who was once engaged to Fitzgerald, was arrested in June of 2009. Investigators determined that Bauldwin's blood was present on the clothing Fitzgerald was...

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City sees fifth homicide in four days

Omaha was home to another homicide Wednesday, the fifth in the city since Sunday. Officers patrolling in the area of 31st and Seward heard gunshots late on Nov. 10 and found Adrian Lessley, 25, dead at the scene at 3113 Lincoln Blvd. Another shooting victim, Jason Marion, 34, was transported to Creighton University Medical Center and is expected to survive. Jeromie Wade, 28, was arrested and...

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2010 homicide rate outpaces last year

Two Tuesday homicides, the 30th and 31st this year, made 2010 deadlier than 2009 with 51 days still remaining. Angelo Domena, 20, died Nov. 9 after being shot inside the Northside Apartments at 3025 Meredith Ave. Police arrested Nathan Adkins, 24, on suspicion of criminal homicide and a felony weapons charge. Robert Harden, 59, died after allegedly being beaten to death by Adam Yale, 31, inside...

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Two dead in shooting at 63rd and Boyd

Xavon Watson, 18, and Lendale Kyles, 21, died after being shot Nov. 7 near 63rd and Boyd St. Police have made no arrests. There have been 29 homicides in Omaha this year. There were 26 homicides at this time last year.

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