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Child drowns in back-yard pool in Lawrence

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Authorities in southeast Nebraska report the weekend drowing of a child. The Nuckolls County Sheriff’s Office says a two-year-old girl died Sunday morning after drowning in a family-owned swimming pool in Lawrence. Officers were dispatched to the home at around 10:20 a.m. when the 911 call came in. The girl was transported to Mary Lanning […]

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Father’s battle inspires KC draftee Bodner

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Near the end of 27th round in the 2015 MLB Draft on Wednesday afternoon, right-hander Jacob Bodner received a call from the Royals -- a call he'd been waiting on while at his sister's home in Cincinnati.

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Omaha murder investigation

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At 2:33 Friday morning Omaha police responded to a shot-spotter call in the northeast part of the city. That was followed by a radio call of a shooting on north 24th Street. Officers found one victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Medics arrived a short time later and pronounced the man dead at the scene. He […]

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MLB apologizes to Royals for missed call

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Manager Ned Yost got the news from Major League Baseball that just about every Royals fans already knew from Tuesday night: that Indians baserunner Jose Ramirez was out on a potential double-play ball in the decisive eighth inning of a 2-1 loss to Clev...

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Royals miffed by ‘call stands’ in decisive 8th

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To the Royals, Tuesday night's 2-1 loss to the Indians was decided a replay of an attempted double play in the top of the eighth inning that ultimately led to the winning run.

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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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