Oct 08, 2019 12:10 PM

Iowa man gets 19 years for crash that killed 2 in Omaha

Posted Oct 08, 2019 12:10 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska judge has imprisoned an Iowa man who authorities say was driving drunk when his pickup truck rammed into a sports car in north Omaha, fatally injuring two other Iowa men.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that 29-year-old Tony Kenkel, of Earling, Iowa, was sentenced Monday in Omaha to 19 years. He'd pleaded no contest in June to two counts of manslaughter. Prosecutors dropped two related counts in exchange.

Police say the collision occurred Oct. 13 last year on Nebraska Highway 36 near Glenn Cunningham Lake, when Kenkel's eastbound pickup crossed the center line and struck the oncoming car.

Authorities say 21-year-old Joseph Daniels and 21-year-old Thomas Greise were fatally injured. They lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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Oct 08, 2019 12:10 PM
Man gets 25 years in prison for postal service truck robbery

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former postal employee has been given 25 years in prison for kidnapping a driver while stealing a U.S. Postal Service truck and its contents in Grand Island.

Federal court records say 45-year-old Gary Fellows was sentenced Monday in Omaha. He'd pleaded guilty to robbery and use of a firearm for a crime of violence.

Prosecutors say Fellows was armed on Dec. 14 last year when he approached the truck driver at the post office distribution center and forced him into the truck cab, covering his head and binding his hands. Fellows then drove the semitrailer to a rest area off Interstate 80, where two other men helped Fellows remove bags of cash and deposits from the trailer. The loss to the U.S. Postal Service was set at more than $68,500.

Prosecutors say Fellows was employed by the U.S. Postal Service at the time as a truck driver in Omaha.

Co-defendants Sidney Britt and Joshua Britt are scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 18.