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Tractor pull accident in Howard County injures five

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Five people were hurt Sunday during a tractor pull in Boelus and at least two of the victims were critically injured. Howard County Sheriff Tom Busch says a tractor and sled went through the far end of the track, colliding with multiple vehicles, event staff and participants. It happened shortly before 3 p.m. No spectators […]

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OSHA opens investigation into fatal construction accident

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A federal investigation has been opened into the fatal construction accident Wednesday near downtown Lincoln. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has confirmed it will investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of 41-year-old Michael Snider of Sedalia, Missouri. A construction worker has been killed near downtown Lincoln after a large piece of rebar fell more […]

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Construction worker dies in accident near downtown Lincoln

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A construction worker has been killed near downtown Lincoln when a large piece of rebar fell more than 100 feet and hit him on the head. The Lincoln Police Department will not release a name until his family is notified, but said he was from Missouri. According to Lincoln police, a Missouri-based construction crew was […]

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OSHA recommends western Nebraska company pay fine in fatal accident

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Federal labor officials propose a western Nebraska concrete company pay a nearly $15,000 fine in the death of a worker in April. 26-year-old Craig Anderson of Columbus died in the accident April 11th while working south of Schuyler. Anderson worked for Gehring Construction & Ready Mix Company. Anderson, who was operating a payloader, attempted to […]

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Hastings Runza restaurant rammed by sleepy teen driver

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Police say a 17-year-old driver claims to have fallen asleep at the wheel when his car plowed into a Hastings restaurant on Thursday. The accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. at the Runza restaurant located at 2nd Street and Elm Avenue. The crash left a giant hole in the northwest corner of the building as […]

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NU assistant soccer coach killed in Iowa

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The University of Nebraska Athletics Department confirmed that assistant soccer coach Peter Underwood was killed in a car accident on Saturday, May 16, 2015, while on a recruiting trip near Atlantic, Iowa. Underwood just completed his fourth season with the Nebraska women’s soccer program, serving the last two as a full-time coach and the previous […]

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Death investigation complete on an 8 year old Fremont girl

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Fremont police completed their investigation in the tragic death last month of an 8 year old Fremont girl.   After Eva Imus was injured at home, Fremont Police Chief Jeff Elliott says a babysitter was driving her to the hospital when the vehicle was involved in an accident. He says Eva was then put into another […]

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One dead, another trapped after Omaha rail yard accident

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One man is dead, another trapped inside a rail car after an industrial accident in Omaha. The Omaha Fire Department reports an explosion Tuesday afternoon at GE Rail blew one worker off the top of a tanker car. The second man was trapped inside the tanker after the explosion blew the ladder off the car. […]

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Construction worker killed in weekend accident near Schuyler

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Authorities in northeast Nebraska’s Colfax County say a construction worker was killed on Saturday near Lake Socorro. The worker is identified as 26-year-old Craig Anderson, of Columbus. Reports say Anderson was trying to free up a stuck cement truck by pulling it with a payloader when the chain snapped and hit him. Anderson was declared […]

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Four-time state wrestling champ severely hurt in one-car crash

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Doyle Trout, a senior at Centennial High School who won his fourth state title in wrestling in February, was severely injured Sunday in a one-car crash near his home in Waco, Nebraska. According to the York News Times, York County Sheriff Dale Radcliff said the accident happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Easter. Radcliff says Trout […]

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Teen driver could face charges in accident that killed four

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Four people have died from a three-vehicle wreck near Valley in Douglas County. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports three died at the scene Sunday evening and one person died while being rushed to an Omaha hospital. Those killed in the crash were 40-year-old Amber Wood of Kennard, 49-year-old Jason Miller of Valley, 57-year-old John […]

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Lincoln man dies after car suddenly slams into concrete pillar

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A 54-year-old Lincoln man was killed in a one vehicle accident Thursday night. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says that Todd Peterson was traveling on State Fair Park Road when the accident occurred. Flood says a witness to the wreck stated the car suddenly veered off the roadway and struck a bridge support beam. […]

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Omaha man charged in deadly accident

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The Douglas County Attorney released more details in Sunday’s deadly hit-and-run car accident in Omaha. Don Kleine says 35 year old Justin Ayers’ blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit when he slammed into another vehicle at 75th and Maple Streets.  64 year old Kathleen Benes of Valparaiso was pronounced dead at the […]

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Omaha man arrested in fatal car accident

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A 35-year-old Omaha man has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident in Omaha. Omaha police arrested Justin Ayers after being alerted by a witness to the car wreck that killed 63-year-old Kathleen Benes of Valparaiso. According to police reports, a car driving an estimated 100 mph rammed into the […]

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Teen charged with motor vehicle homicide

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A Plattsmouth, Nebraska teenager is facing charges of motor vehicle homicide in an accident last January that claimed the life of a passenger. Taylor Hughes was 17 years old when prosecutors say she failed to yield to a vehicle and her SUV was hit by a minivan in Sarpy County. The passenger was Hughes’ 7 […]

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