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26-year-old dies in one-car accident in Lincoln

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A 26-year-old Lincoln man died in a one-car accident this past weekend. Lincoln police report Joshua Cochran lost control of his car, slid sideways, and hit a utility pole near the intersection of 82nd and Adams Streets. Cochran was alone in the car an...

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Handcuffed suspect takes control of SHP car, takes off, arrested after spike strips flatten tires

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A handcuffed suspect arrested for speeding on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska and placed in the front seat of a State Highway Patrol cruiser took control of the cruiser and sped off, leading to high-speed chase that ended only when the patrol car ran over spike strips. The patrol reports a trooper stopped an eastbound […]

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Omaha police injured during car theft arrest

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Two Omaha police officers are recovering from minor injuries after trying to arrest a suspected car thief Wednesday night. The department reports both officers were following up on a stolen vehicle investigation when they saw the suspect in a stolen vehicle drive into a parking lot. Both officers approached the vehicle when the driver threatened […]

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Second man pronounced dead in Tuesday’s rail yard explosion

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A second man has been pronounced dead after an explosion at Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services in Omaha. Both were cleaning a rail tanker car. The explosion blew 40-year-old Dallas Foulk off the top of the tanker. He died after being taken to Creighton University Medical Center in critical condition. A second worker was trapped  inside […]

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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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One killed, one injured in one car accident in central Nebraska

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One person was killed, another seriously injured in a rollover accident near Loup City in central Nebraska late Sunday afternoon. According to the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Robert Evans of Loup City was driving northbound on North River Road northwest of Loup City at a high rate of speed when he lost control of […]

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One driver dead, another injured in Lincoln car crash

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One driver died, another suffered injuries in a car wreck Monday afternoon in Lincoln. The Lincoln Police Department is withholding the name of the man who died in the wreck until his family can be notified. According to Lincoln police, a car westbound on Old Cheney collided with another vehicle in the intersection of Old […]

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Tobias woman killed in single-vehicle wreck

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A 49-year-old Tobias woman has been killed in a single-car wreck in Saline County. The Saline County Sheriff’s Office reports Cynthia Crabtree lost control of her car on County Road 600 late Sunday night. The car went into a ditch and struck a utility pole. Crabtree was pronounced dead at the scene.

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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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One man dies, another injured in head-on crash in Omaha

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One man died, another suffered critical injuries when a car traveling west in Douglas County veered into the eastbound lane and struck a SUV. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports 63-year-old Richard Sake of Valley was driving west on West Dodge Road. His car left the road, entered the eastbound lane, and struck a SUV […]

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Crash near Cozad claims three lives, injures five

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A two-vehicle crash near Cozad last night killed three people and injured five. The Nebraska State Patrol says the driver of a Jeep that was westbound on Interstate 80 lost control, rolled in the median and hit an eastbound car. The driver of the Jeep was a teenager. He and two of his passengers were […]

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2 Omaha officers injured in overnight crash

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Two Omaha police officers were injured around 1:00 Monday morning when their cruiser was hit by another vehicle. Omaha Police Department spokesman Officer Michael Pecha says one suffered a hand injury that required treatment. The other officer suffered back and neck pain but refused treatment. Police cited the driver of the other car, identified as […]

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Fugitive accused of hitting mother with car – twice

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The search for a man considered armed and dangerous continues in the Omaha metro area Monday morning. Police officers from Omaha and Bellevue police along with Omaha’s swat team stormed an apartment this morning near 26th and Cuming Street.   This is in connection to an event Saturday when police located 32 year old Anthony Flud […]

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18-year-old charged in fatal wreck near Palmer

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An 18-year-old St. Libory man has been arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle homicide after his car and another ran into a pick-up, killing the driver. The Merrick County Attorney’s office reports Christian McMaster was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol and charged with the felony after being treated at a St. Paul hospital for […]

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Woman dies of injuries suffered in I-80 wreck a week ago

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A woman severely injured in a car crash on Interstate 80 in Omaha a week ago has died of her injuries. Omaha police report 38-year-old Maria Melendez of Omaha died at the Nebraska Medical Center. According to the police report, Melendez lost control on an icy I-80, her SUV went off the road near an […]

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