GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A 24-year-old has been given 85 to 110 years in prison for beating to death a man at a Grand Island park.
Hall County District Court records say Ahmed Said was sentenced Tuesday. He'd been convicted in June of second-degree murder and use of a weapon. Court records say he fatally beat 41-year-old Abdulma Khamis on April 12 last year at Pioneer Park.
A portion of the crime was captured on security video from a nearby car dealership.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Democratic Lincoln City Councilwoman Jane Raybould has accused U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer of allegedly serving the interests of the Republican Party and its donors over the needs of most Nebraska residents.
The two U.S. Senate candidates discussed trade, health care, immigration and taxes at a Monday debate in Grand Island.
Raybould called Fischer "corrupt," citing her support for insurance companies, railroads and cable companies. She says Fischer has received $120,000 from health care companies and pharmaceutical companies. Raybould's campaign says the city councilwoman doesn't accept donations from corporate political action committees.
Fischer says the accusations are out of desperation. She emphasized her independence as a lawmaker and her ability to find bipartisan solutions to problems. Fischer also highlighted her efforts supporting road work, paid family leave and national security.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have rescued goats, rabbits, a tortoise, a dog and more than 200 chickens found on a Grand Island property.
The animals were seized Thursday and Friday. An animal control officer said some of the animals were dying as they were being moved. Several carcasses also were found, as well as chicken bones.
Officials say the property owner is being cited for the excessive number of animals on the property, their condition and the lack of shelter, food and water.
On June 7th at about 7:30 PM Sergeant Wangler and another Officer responded to the residence located at 3410 16th Street in Columbus regarding an anonymous report that a wanted individual was at that location. In the course of the contact with the Suspect; 24 year old Jorje Robledo, a gunfight ensued. Initially, during the conflict, Robledo was armed with a handgun. As the situation developed, Robledo transitioned to a rifle. Both Wangler and Robledo were shot during the exchange and received multiple gunshot wounds.
Both Wangler and Robledo were initially taken to the Columbus Community Hospital and later to the University of Nebraska Medical Center by medical helicopter. Wangler is currently in stable condition, however he will require additional surgery relating to a wound in his neck. Robledo remains in critical condition.
Sergeant Wangler is a 19 year veteran of the Columbus Police. He is married and has two children.
We would like to extend our thanks to the Nebraska State Patrol, Platte County Sheriff's Department and the Omaha Police Department for the support they have offered in this matter.
The incident is being jointly investigated by the Columbus Police Department and Nebraska State Patrol.