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Eastern Nebraskan survives Nepal quake, works to rebuild business

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A 29-year-old Fremont native who runs a business in Nepal is still in that far-away nation, helping to rebuild after the devastating earthquake late last month that claimed more than 7,000 lives. Carson Cook, a 2004 graduate of Fremont High School, moved to Nepal last year to start a credit card call center. Cook says […]

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Double homicide investigation underway in Omaha

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A double murder investigation is underway in northeast Omaha. Police Department spokesperson Officer Michael Pecha says officers responded to a “shots fired” call around 4:30 am at an apartment building at 28th and Spencer Streets. He says when they arrived they located to adult males and both were declared dead at the scene. Police did […]

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When utility scammers call, hang up and call the real utility

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Con artists are ratcheting up the pressure with an aggressive new scam involving Nebraska Public Power District customers. Mark Becker, a spokesman for NPPD, says the scammers will call and claim you’re overdue on bills that must be paid immediately with a prepaid card or the power will be shut off within 20 minutes. “In […]

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Grand jury will investigate western Nebraska death

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A grand jury will be empaneled to investigate a death in western Nebraska. The Attorney General’s office reports two Sidney police officers discovered the death at a residence after responding to an emergency call about a domestic assault. The 911 call came shortly after 6 o’clock in the evening of the 19th. Little is being […]

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Omaha officer involved in fatal shooting resigns

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An Omaha police officer who shot and killed a robbery suspect has resigned. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer accepted the resignation of Officer Alvin Lugod. Lugod fatally shot robbery suspect Danny Elrod February 23rd. Omaha police responded to a robbery call at a Dollar General and found Elrod, who was 39, at a nearby parking lot. […]

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Beachy, Medlen helped by wisdom gained from first surgery

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Even the words sound ugly: "ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction." Probably why they call it Tommy John surgery. It can't be easy. Right-handers Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy ought to know.

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Omaha police cleared in fatal shootings, including shooting that killed “Cops” crew member

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A grand jury has cleared an Omaha police officer in the shooting death of a robbery suspect. Omaha Police Officer Alvin Lugod will not be charged in the death of Danny Elrod, who he shot twice in the back. The incident took place on February 23rd as officers responded to a call about a robbery […]

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Red Cross urgent call for blood donors

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Severe winter weather across the country has affected blood supplies. American Red Cross, Nebraska – Southwest Iowa Regional spokesperson Katie Marshall says storms in March already forced the cancellation of more than 200 blood drives that resulted in nearly 7,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. Marshall says, “That is already on top of an already […]

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Call to 911 sparks search for suspect, sparring with police

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Police dispatchers in Beatrice got a 911 call from a man last night who said his phone was broken, demanded that it be fixed, used profanity toward the dispatchers, then hung up. Police Sergeant Jay Murphy says officers launched a search for the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Mathew Stevison. “Officers located Stevison, riding a bicycle,” Murphy […]

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Utility warns of power cut-off scam, hundreds of customers get calls

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Utility customers in Nebraska and several neighboring states are being warned about a telephone scam. MidAmerican Energy spokeswoman Ashton Newman says 1,500 customers contacted the utility to report receiving a suspect call in recent months. “The good news is the majority of our customers appear to not be falling for these scams and they are […]

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Bill would shield youth from prosecution if they seek help for alcohol poisoning

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Youth faced with a case of alcohol poisoning would be able to call for help without fear of being prosecuted under a bill advancing in the Unicameral. LB 439 would provide limited legal immunity to youth who make an emergency call when they or a friend have had too much to drink. Sen. Adam Morfeld […]

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5 horses removed from Boone County farm

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Five horses were rescued by the Nebraska Humane Society from a farm in Boone County on Friday.  The Boone County Sheriff’s Department sent a request to NHS and three equine team members responded to the call. The owner willing relinquished the animals. Several deceased horses were found also found on the property.    Charges are pending […]

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KC has no regrets regarding tough call by third-base coach

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Though fans may always wonder if Alex Gordon could have scored in the ninth inning of Game 7, in the end, the difference is that one team had Madison Bumgarner and the other didn't, not that third-base coach Mike Jirschele didn't bet the season on one ...

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Royals’ Game 7 hero Saberhagen gets call for first pitch

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The Royals, perhaps attempting to recapture some of that Game 7 magic, contacted Brett Saberhagen in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's Game 6 and asked him to throw out the ceremonial pitch for Wednesday night's finale. Saberhagen said yes without h...

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Kansas City police officer honored with Legacy Seat

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James Cisneros works off-duty security for the Royals and was stationed in the bullpen during Games 1 and 2. He assumed that his assignment would be the same for Game 7, but on Tuesday afternoon, he got the call telling him that he would have the honor...

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