This week's local crime and court updates from The Columbus Telegram.
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Juan Maldonado pleaded no contest to motor vehicle homicide, a misdemeanor, for the crash May 3, 2019, on Nebraska 92.
Officers with the Columbus Police Department paid respects to Mario Herrera, a Lincoln police officer who was shot while serving a warrant, on…
Two Platte County residents were arrested last Friday on charges of stolen property.
A supervisor told police a group of men had been asked to leave several times for, among other things, refusing to follow the city's mask mandate and that they then punched an 18-year-old guard in the face several times.
Hundreds of people lined the city's streets Saturday to pay their respects to a man many of them never knew.
Mario Herrera lived a life of protecting others, the Rev. Jamie Hottovy said. And he put his life on the line every day to do that, for 23 years.
"While our department continues to grieve, today we were held up by our law enforcement family," Lincoln Police Officer Erin Spilker said. "When a call goes out, law enforcement answers that call."
This year's annual Blue Mass, celebrated on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans in 2001, had some extra emotion attached following the death of Mario Herrera.
The city announced the Pinnacle Bank Arena will host Mario Herrera’s funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Nebraska State Patrol sent out a pretty incredible image of the 30 overpasses on Interstate 80 that the procession carrying Investigator Mario Herrera's body crossed under. "Supporters on every one," the post said.
A vehicle stolen out of Columbus has been located thanks to collaboration between the law enforcement agencies in Columbus and Lincoln.