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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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Pick-up driver dies in rollover accident in southeast Nebraska

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A southeastern Nebraska man died in an accident this weekend when he lost control of his pick-up and it rolled several times. The Richardson County Sheriff’s Office reports 37-year-old William Lester of Falls City was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, near Verdon. The office says Lester was driving south on Nebraska 67 […]

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Icy conditions likely cause of deadly crash in Omaha

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Authorities released the name of the man killed this morning in a one vehicle accident near 186th and State Street near Bennington in Omaha. Investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department say 44-year-old Patrick Dubas was behind the wheel of a Chevy Trailblazer and heading westbound when he slid off the road and struck a […]

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Norfolk man dies from injuries suffered in January crash

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A Norfolk Man injured in an auto accident in late January has died. The Platte County Sheriff’s Office reports 26-year-old Matthew LeComte died at a Lincoln hospital. According to the sheriff’s office, LeComte ran into the back of a manure spreader near Humphrey as the truck slowed down to make a turn. The accident occurred […]

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Yordano ready to set aside heavy heart in Game 6

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When Yordano Ventura takes the mound in a must-win Game 6 of the World Series tonight, his glove will be the No. 18 and the initials "R.I.P." in memory of countryman Oscar Taveras, the 22-year-old Cardinals outfielder who died in a car accident in the ...

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Update on Boy in Fiery I-70 Crash

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An update on the condition of the 9-year old Aurora, Colorado boy who was pulled from a burning vehicle on I-70 late last week. Jonah Turner has been updated to fair condition at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. The Kansas Highway Patrol is reporting that the accident was caused by mechanical problems with the 2003 Cadillac Escalade Turner and 4-family ...

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