HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) - The city of Hastings has sworn in its new chief of police. Television station KSNB reports that dozens of people turned out Wednesday to see Chief Adam Story take the oath of office. Last month, the City Council voted unanimously to hire Story as police chief to replace Pete Kortum, who is retiring and plans to move to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Story has been with the Hastings Police department for 22 years.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the shooting death of another man in January. Television station KETV reports that 33-year-old Malik Stelly was sentenced Wednesday for his first-degree murder conviction in the Jan. 11 shooting death of 28-year-old D'Angelo Branch in northeast Omaha. Prosecutors say a tip to Crime Stoppers said Stelly was simply carrying out "target practice" with the deadly shooting.
PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a shooting in eastern Nebraska that left one person dead and another in critical condition. The Sarpy County sheriff's office says it found the body of a 68-year-old man in the garage of a home in the Lakewood Villages housing addition in suburban Omaha. The sheriff's office says a conscious 67-year-old woman was found in the basement of the house with a gunshot wound to the head.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Police say tip helped officers find a large stash of marijuana and methamphetamine during a traffic stop. Television station KOLN reports that the stop happened Tuesday afternoon near Industrial Road and Superior Street. Officers reported a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car they stopped. A search turning up 73 pounds of marijuana and 5.5 grams of meth.
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