A former Marian High School basketball player, assistant coach and member of the school’s athletic hall of fame has been charged with sexually assaulting a student while she was a coach at the all-girls private school.
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Judge Jim Masteller dismissed the wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the family of former COPS sound engineer Bryce Dion. In doing so, Masteller pointed to Nebraska state law that grants governmental entities sovereign immunity from tort claims, provided that the governmental employees’ actions were reasonable.
Nebraska's insurance carrier agrees that the medical profession has concluded that such procedures are medically necessary to treat gender dysphoria, the lawsuit says, but the state specifically excludes coverage for services or drugs related to gender transformations.
Ayeshea Colbenson was sentenced to five years of probation for letting her pit bull puppy starve to death. The judge also banned her from caring for any animals for 15 years.
Jeffrey Eggeling pleaded no contest Tuesday to motor vehicle homicide and causing serious bodily injury by driving drunk. Trevor Canaday, 14, died after Eggeling ran into the car he was riding in with his father on the way to a show choir event.
A perplexed Douglas County District Judge Gary Randall sentenced Edward Galindo this week to two to five years in prison — a term that is cut in half under state law. Galindo had faced up to 57 years in prison after pleading no contest to burglary, two counts of false imprisonment and criminal mischief. With credit for nine months served, Galindo will be eligible for parole in about three months.
Tony Kenkel's attorney said his client’s fist-pump was not reflective of his remorse for his actions. He attributed that reaction to the pressure of being in a police interrogation.
A judge declared a mistrial after jurors deadlocked this week over whether Otis Walker, 24, was the gunman who shot and killed Markeise Dunn.
"I forgive the court for the apprehension and conviction of the wrong man," Jason Devers said.
Kay and Monica LeFlore, Kyle LeFlore’s parents. Kay said in court how Kyle, their youngest, had a quick wit and sharp mind, but was also tough.