2 Teens Arrested in Fatal Omaha Shooting, 12-Year-Old Sought

omaha-policeOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police have arrested two teenagers in connection with a fatal shooting last week, and they are still looking for a 12-year-old suspect.

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says the two suspects in custody in connection with the June 29 shooting are 15- and 17-years-old.

Thirty-one-year-old Jamymell Ray died after the shooting that took place, and a 30-year-old man was wounded but he was released from the hospital the following day.

The two men were driving near a northeast Omaha park when they were shot.

Lincoln Police Investigate Death of Man Whose Body Was on Bike Path

lincoln-policeLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found on a bike path under a bridge in Lincoln.

A jogger found the body of a man in his mid-50s early Monday morning on the Salt Creek Levee Trail, a few blocks west of downtown. Police have identified the dead man but have not released his name. Jeff Tyson is chief financial officer of the People’s City Mission, and he says the man was a frequent guest at the mission, which provides housing and other services for the poor and homeless.

Tyson says police are treating the death as a possible homicide. Police say there was swelling on the left side of the man’s face and a cut on his left hand.

Buffett Makes Planned Stock Gifts Worth $2.8B to 5 charities

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett has given more than $2.8 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune.

Buffett, who is Berkshire’s chairman and CEO, said in a news release Monday that he made his annual gifts last week.

Buffett has been giving away blocks of Berkshire stock since 2006 with the biggest share going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

He also gave Class B Berkshire shares to his own foundation and to the foundations run by each of his three children.

In addition to these major gifts that Buffett makes each summer, he also gives smaller blocks of stock to several unnamed charities each year.

9-Year-Old Loses Hand While Playing with Fireworks in Boston

ambulance-lightsBOSTON (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy has lost a hand while playing with fireworks in Boston.

Police say a 5-year-old boy was also injured in the accident Sunday in the Dorchester neighborhood.

The 9-year-old’s family says he is being treated at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Investigators are trying to determine where the illegal fireworks came from.

The state fire marshal’s office says a man was hospitalized with serious injuries to his hand while igniting fireworks Saturday in the backyard of a home in Saugus. Investigators found a large cache of fireworks in a bedroom of the home.

Authorities also reported large seizures of fireworks over the weekend in Pembroke, Hyannis and Dennis.

Eastern Nebraska Man Run Over by Tractor, Officials Say

sarpy-co.-sheriffSPRINGFIELD, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a neighbor found the body of a man who was run over by a tractor in eastern Nebraska.

Sarpy County Sheriff Jeff Davis says the body of 72-year-old Jerry Norris was found around 7 p.m. Sunday in a field about three miles west of Springfield. Norris’ family had reported him missing because he hadn’t been seen for several hours after he left home to do some mowing.

The accident is being investigated.

Omaha Boy Scouts Say Man Didn’t Pay for $28,000 in Popcorn

boy-scoutsOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America’s Omaha-based Mid-America Council has sued a Scout leader over a $28,000 popcorn order the organization says he did not pay for.

The lawsuit filed in Douglas County District Court alleges Ernest Citta III of Omaha received a delivery of $28,125 worth of popcorn products. The lawsuit says months passed without payment.

On April 17, six months after the delivery, the council sent a letter to Citta demanding payment. The council said Citta indicated the customer who ordered the popcorn canceled their order, but that he declined to say who the customer was.

The council has asked a judge to declare that Citta owes the money by default.

No attorney for Citta was listed in online court records. Attempts by The Associated Press to reach him were not successful.

Police Say Woman Kneed, Spit on Omaha Officer During Confrontation

omaha-policeOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say a 19-year-old woman assaulted and spit on an officer during a confrontation at a hotel early Sunday.

Officers were called to the Baymont Inn around 3 a.m. because a woman said her girlfriend had hit her, punched the hotel wall and stole her vehicle.

While officers were there, the suspect returned. Police say she kneed an officer and spat in the officer’s face. Once she was in custody, the woman repeatedly banged her head in the back of the police car.

The woman was treated at the Nebraska Medical Center before being taken to jail. She is suspected of assault, destruction of property, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and felony assault on an officer.

Vacant Omaha House Destroyed by Fire Early Saturday

OMAHA-FIRE-AND-RESCUE-BADGEOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a vacant house in eastern Omaha.

The fire occurred near 16th Street and Carter Boulevard around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. No one was injured.

The homeowner told Omaha television station KETV that the property was being renovated before fire destroyed it.

Omaha television station WOWT reports that a neighboring home sustained heat damage from the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Authorities Seek Nebraska Man Charged with Sex Assault, Other Crimes

sarpy-co.-sheriffOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities are searching for a man charged in an arrest warrant with an attack on his ex-girlfriend last month.

Police are searching for 35-year-old Nicholas Moss. Moss is charged with false imprisonment, sexual assault and violating a protection order.

Court documents say Moss’ ex-girlfriend found her Council Bluffs, Iowa, home broken into and her dog missing. She said Moss soon called her and told her he would kill the dog if she didn’t meet him. Sarpy County Sheriff’s investigators say Moss sexually assaulted her at a Bellevue motel before forcing her into his truck. She was able to escape when he stopped at an intersection.

Moss faces up to 55 years if he’s found and convicted of the charges.

Nebraska Woman Faces Charges in Western Iowa Crash

handcuffsCOUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — An Omaha, Nebraska, woman faces charges following a chase and single-vehicle crash in Council Bluffs, Iowa, earlier in the week.

26-year-old Jessica Hauger was arrested late Tuesday after the incident.

Police say Hauger sped away when an officer attempted to pull her over in Council Bluffs. Police say Hauger lost control of the car she was driving as she attempted to take the westbound Interstate 480 ramp and crashed into a utility pole.

Police say the car was reported stolen from Omaha. Hauger was arrested on suspicion of theft, failure to stop for emergency vehicles and other counts.

She remained in the Pottawattamie County Jail on a $5,000 bond and could not be reached Saturday for comment.