One of four people charged in the slaying of a northeast Nebraska man has taken a plea deal. Court records say 42-year-old Becky Weitzenkamp, of Oakland, pleaded guilty to an accessory count after prosecutors dropped an arson charge. Her sentencing is set for June 5.

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Friday morning a judge ordered Devin Watt to be held in jail on a $500,000 bond, and to not have any contact with minors under the age of 19. Bellevue police arrested Watt on Thursday. According to court documents, prosecutors believe that Watt had sex with a child between the ages of 12 and 16. Watt is also charged with enticing a minor and having child pornography in his possession.
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Two people were arrested following a high-speed pursuit Thursday in the Omaha metro area, Douglas County officials said. The 16- and 17-year-old males carjacked a man near 25th and Indiana avenues around 5 p.m., police said. One of the teens had a gun and both were waring dark clothing with hoods up, investigators reported.
One of four people charged in the slaying of a northeast Nebraska man has taken a plea deal. Court records say 42-year-old Becky Weitzenkamp, of Oakland, pleaded guilty to an accessory count after prosecutors dropped an arson charge. Her sentencing is set for June 5.
The cause of an early morning fire at a north Lincoln business is under investigation. Shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday, Lincoln Fire and Rescue were able to contain a fire at Terracon Consultants Inc, near 20th and Cornhusker Highway.
A missing teenager is home safe after disappearing for several days. On Saturday, the family of Lavie Copperwood reported her missing to authorities. The 13-year-old was last seen near 120th and Fort.4 month ago
A missing teenager is home safe after disappearing for several days. On Saturday, the family of Lavie Copperwood reported her missing to authorities. The 13-year-old was last seen near 120th and Fort.
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Omaha Police have identified a pedestrian critically injured in a traffic accident early Wednesday morning as Antwan Broaden, 47, of Omaha. Broaden was hit by an SUV driven by Carlos Tellez-Sanchez, 19, of Omaha, near 107th and Q streets. It happened shortly before 1 a.m.
A 19-year-old was injured after his friend accidentally shot him in the buttocks at a cabin near Malcolm. The incident took place at a cabin near 112th and West Mill Road. Three teenagers were at the cabin, and had a Vietnam War era protection vest, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said.
Lincoln Police continue to search for a suspect after a shooting Thursday night near 48th and Adams. Police said a 20-year-old man was shot just before 8:30 p.m. The victim was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim remains in the hospital Friday morning with non-life threatening injuries.
A man with a felony warrant tried to hide from Omaha police in an attic and ended up falling through the ceiling, officers said. Police said they had been looking for the man earlier and determined he was at the apartment complex near 39th and Frederick streets. When officers arrived around 1:45 a.m., the man refused to come out, police said. The SWAT team was called in and they evacuated people from surrounding apartments.4 month ago
A man with a felony warrant tried to hide from Omaha police in an attic and ended up falling through the ceiling, officers said. Police said they had been looking for the man earlier and determined he was at the apartment complex near 39th and Frederick streets. When officers arrived around 1:45 a.m., the man refused to come out, police said. The SWAT team was called in and they evacuated people from surrounding apartments.
One person was hospitalized and two dogs are dead after a house fire Tuesday afternoon. Crews were called to a house around 3:30 p.m. near 69th and Spencer streets that was completely engulfed in flames, according to the 911 call.4 month ago
One person was hospitalized and two dogs are dead after a house fire Tuesday afternoon. Crews were called to a house around 3:30 p.m. near 69th and Spencer streets that was completely engulfed in flames, according to the 911 call.
Investigators in southeastern Nebraska say a 26-year-old Pawnee City man has died in a crash near Auburn, and another man has been arrested. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the crash happened Saturday night on U.S. 75 north of Auburn when a car tried to pass a sport utility vehicle, which then turned left into the car.4 month ago
Investigators in southeastern Nebraska say a 26-year-old Pawnee City man has died in a crash near Auburn, and another man has been arrested. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the crash happened Saturday night on U.S. 75 north of Auburn when a car tried to pass a sport utility vehicle, which then turned left into the car.
A 27-year-old was killed in a crash Monday after allegedly driving the wrong way on Highway 75, according to Omaha police. He has been identified as William Villagran, of Fremont.4 month ago
A 27-year-old was killed in a crash Monday after allegedly driving the wrong way on Highway 75, according to Omaha police. He has been identified as William Villagran, of Fremont.
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Crews are investigating a house fire that happened in Omaha over the weekend. It happened near 40th & Gold on Sunday. Heavy smoke and flames could be seen as firefighters approached the scene.
One person has been killed as a result of an early morning crash along Highway 75 at the L street exit4 month ago
One person has been killed as a result of an early morning crash along Highway 75 at the L street exit
A teenager was transported by medical helicopter to a nearby hospital after a crash Sunday afternoon, Papillion police said. The crash was reported sometime before 3:30 p.m. near 84th and Giles.
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Omaha police are investigating a crash Sunday afternoon after a vehicle struck a pole. The crash was reported near 41st and L streets. An investigation revealed that a 1998 Toyota Camry was traveling westbound on L Street when it struck a pole and crossed over the center line, eventually striking a large landscaping rock, which caused it roll over, according to a news release from the Omaha Police Department.
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A metro motorist spent the night in jail the result of an early morning hit-and-run. It happened around 12:30 am. Police say the driver hit a vehicle near 60th and Hillsdale and left the scene heading south on 60th Street.
Omaha police set up a large perimeter in the search for a hit-and-run driver. The driver crashed into a pole near 30th and Whitmore streets around 2:30 a.m. Friday.4 month ago
Omaha police set up a large perimeter in the search for a hit-and-run driver. The driver crashed into a pole near 30th and Whitmore streets around 2:30 a.m. Friday.
A judge has convicted a Norfolk woman accused of killing her 4-year-old daughter. Judge James Kube rendered his verdict Wednesday in Madison County District Court after the nonjury trial of 23-year-old Carla Montoya. The charge was intentional child abuse resulting in death. Her sentencing is scheduled for March 15.
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Omaha Police have identified the victim of a deadly shooting late Tuesday night as William Bunderson Sr., 79. His son, William Bunderson Jr., 55, is under arrest.
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Police are reported shooting near 65th and Jaynes Streets. Police were called to the scene shortly after 11 p.m. An emergency dispatcher said one person was taken from a house in grave condition
A 24-year-old Lincoln man was arrested after police said he was masturbating inside a Burger King on Sunday night. Police responded to the call around 8:30 p.m. at the Burger King near 17th and South streets.
Omaha police officers found a woman unconscious but breathing after getting shot late Monday night. Officers responded to a reported shooting near 33rd Street and Lafayette Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. They found the female victim there, and paramedics took her to the hospital to be treated for critical injuries.4 month ago
Omaha police officers found a woman unconscious but breathing after getting shot late Monday night. Officers responded to a reported shooting near 33rd Street and Lafayette Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. They found the female victim there, and paramedics took her to the hospital to be treated for critical injuries.
Omaha police identified the man shot inside the inside the Rose and Crown Pub early Monday morning as Frank Rizzuto, 51. Officers said Rizzuto was shot during an altercation at the bar around 1:40 a.m. near 20th Street and Saint Marys Avenue.4 month ago
Omaha police identified the man shot inside the inside the Rose and Crown Pub early Monday morning as Frank Rizzuto, 51. Officers said Rizzuto was shot during an altercation at the bar around 1:40 a.m. near 20th Street and Saint Marys Avenue.
Rose and Crown Pub shooting 20th and St Mary4 month ago
Rose and Crown Pub shooting 20th and St Mary
A Nebraska man, dubbed a “hero” by locals, has been arrested and charged with the homicide of 30 pedophiles, after police caught him making an attempt to kill a infamous baby rapist behind an Omaha McDonald’s restaurant.4 month ago
A Nebraska man, dubbed a “hero” by locals, has been arrested and charged with the homicide of 30 pedophiles, after police caught him making an attempt to kill a infamous baby rapist behind an Omaha McDonald’s restaurant.
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Fire crews responded to a blaze near 132nd and Q Streets. The call came in around 3 p.m. Saturday. The fire was declared under control by 4 p.m. Witnesses said black smoke was coming from the roof of the building, and people were running out of the structure without coats and shoes.
Officials with the Nebraska City Police Department as well as the The Center for Search and Investigations of Missing Children is searching for a missing girl. Audrey Hafner, 16, was last seen Friday in Nebraska City. She's considered missing and endangered.
A driver ran after rear-ending a car but police tracked him down at a nearby bar, officials said. The 27-year-old was behind the wheel of a pick-up truck heading east near 144th Street and Eagle Run Driver. Police said he crashed into the back of a sedan around 10 p.m. and ran from the scene.4 month ago
A driver ran after rear-ending a car but police tracked him down at a nearby bar, officials said. The 27-year-old was behind the wheel of a pick-up truck heading east near 144th Street and Eagle Run Driver. Police said he crashed into the back of a sedan around 10 p.m. and ran from the scene.
Omaha Police say they have located Gale Redmond, a vulnerable adult who had gone missing. Authorities put out word that they were looking for help in locating him4 month ago
Omaha Police say they have located Gale Redmond, a vulnerable adult who had gone missing. Authorities put out word that they were looking for help in locating him
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