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Bill to keep some injured in police pursuits from collecting damages advances

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Fewer people injured in police car chases would be able to file for damages under a bill advancing in the Unicameral. LB 188 tightens the definition of innocent third party in a police pursuit, making a change in the law passed in 1981. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha sponsored the original law and mounted an […]

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One person dies, another is injured in eastern Nebraska accident

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A one person died, another suffered critical injuries in a two vehicle accident near Wahoo, in Saunders County. The Saunders County Sheriff’s Office reports a car westbound on Highway 92 crashed with a northbound pick-up on Highway 77 Sunday morning. The driver of the car died at the scene. A passenger in the car was […]

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Slick conditions cause fatal wreck in central Nebraska

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A Grand Island man was killed in a traffic crash northwest of Grand Island when a SUV lost control on a snow-covered roadway, crossed the center line, and struck his car head-on. The Hall County Sheriff’s Office reports 43-year-old Leopoldo Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene, Highway 2 and Schauppsville Road near Cairo. According […]

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Missing North Platte man found dead in Lincoln

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A North Platte man who had been missing for about a week has been found dead in Lincoln. Lincoln police report the body of 28-year-old Craig Baxter has been found in a car near 44th and O Sunday. Foul play is not suspected. The cause of death has not been released by police. Baxter was […]

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Connecticut driver stopped in western Nebraska after hitting 114mph

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A Connecticut man has been charged with drunk driving and speeding after a state trooper clocked him driving 114 miles per hour on Interstate 80 near North Platte. The Nebraska State Patrol says several motorists called the patrol to report reckless driving on I-80 Tuesday afternoon. The trooper stopped the eastbound car three miles east […]

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One person killed, another wounded on slick road in Sarpy County

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One person is dead, another wounded after their car slid on snow-covered pavement into an intersection and was t-boned by another vehicle in Sarpy County. The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident occurred shortly after seven o’clock this morning near Bellevue. A car traveling west couldn’t stop as it approached the intersection and slid […]

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Teen who died in rollover accident identified (UPDATE)

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A teen-ager died in a rollover accident in south-central Nebraska early this morning. The Phelps County Sheriff’s Office reports 17-year-old Parker Sturgis of Wilcox was thrown from the car he was driving. A preliminary investigation revealed that Sturgis was traveling west on 727 Road when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a culvert. The […]

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Teen dies in rollover accident in south-central Nebraska

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A teen-ager died in a rollover accident in south-central Nebraska. The Phelps County Sheriff’s Office reports a teen-age boy from Wilcox was thrown from the car he was driving. According to the office, the teen was driving west on a county road when the car went off the road, hit a culvert, and rolled a […]

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Two teens die in south-central Nebraska crash

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Two teen-agers have died in a car crash on a gravel road in south-central Nebraska. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports 17-year-old Jacob Johnson and 15-year-old Taylor Johnson were pronounced dead at the scene. The two were brother and sister. The sheriff’s office reports the crash occurred on Road 312 south of Clay Center Tuesday […]

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McCook man shoots himself after car pursuit

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A young McCook man has committed suicide after fleeing from authorities. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 24-year-old Cody Lienemann was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A .22 caliber handgun was recovered at the scene. A medical helicopter flew Lienemann to McCook Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. According to the […]

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Nebraska couple dies on slick roads Christmas Eve

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A newly married Nebraska couple died in a car crash due to slick conditions early on Christmas Eve. The Seward County Sheriff’s Office reports 37-year-old Quincy Bearce-Kimsey could not stop his vehicle at the intersection of Nebraska 15 and Rock Creek Road, because of the snow. The car was struck by another vehicle. Both Bearce-Kimsey […]

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Bodies found in burning truck might be victims of murder-suicide

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Two bodies have been discovered in a burned pickup in northeastern Nebraska and authorities now suspect the two might be victims of a murder-suicide. Deputies from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office responded Monday afternoon to a report of a car fire. They came upon a pickup engulfed in flames in a field about nine miles […]

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One dead, several injured in eastern Nebraska car-van accident

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One person is dead, several suffered injuries, in a car-van accident in eastern Nebraska. The Saunders County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident occurred last night north of Colon on Highway 109, south of County Road R. A van loaded with 12 individuals attempted a U-turn to travel south on Highway 109. A southbound car collided […]

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One dead in Tecumseh crash

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Little is being released about a fatal car wreck in southeastern Nebraska. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department has only released confirmation that at least one person died in a wreck north of Tecumseh. The crash occurred Sunday afternoon at the intersection of state Highways 41 and 50. No identities of anyone involved in the crash […]

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