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Woman pushing baby stroller killed when struck by car in Lexington; baby critically injured

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A woman pushing a baby stroller along a residential street in Lexington was killed when she was struck by a car shortly after 8:30 last night. The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Alejandra Zamora of Lexington. Investigators say Zamora was pushing a stroller with an infant near the intersection of 13th and Taft Streets […]

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29-year-old dies in deadly motorcycle accident in Omaha

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A 29 year old Ralston man is dead after a motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon in southwest Omaha. Police Sergeant Chuck Casey says just before 3:30 a Suzuki XR1 motorcycle hit the rear end of a turning car near 98th and Q Street. Sergeant Casey says witness’ says the motorcycle stopped at a red light at […]

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UNK students can now rent cars for $5 an hour

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Students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney no longer need to have a car of their own on campus to get around town. Scott Benson, UNK’s assistant director of business services, says they’re launching an affordable transportation option called Enterprise CarShare. “Students will be able to rent cars for $5 an hour and that […]

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Troopers seize 200+ lbs. of marijuana during separate I-80 stops

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State troopers have seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana during a number of traffic stops in central Nebraska. NSP reports the largest seizure confiscated 101.7 pounds of marijuana as well as 3.5 pounds of hashish during a stop late Thursday afternoon. According to NSP, a trooper stopped a car for speeding near the Giltner […]

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Motorcyclist dies in wreck at busy Lincoln intersection

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A 19-year-old motorcyclist has died after colliding with a car at a busy intersection in Lincoln. Lincoln police say David Romero died of injuries sustained when he rode his motorcycle into the back of a car turning from 56th Street onto O Street. Police say Romero was traveling west on O when a car driven […]

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Lexington woman dies in one-car accident

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A Lexington woman died early Sunday afternoon when the car she was driving left the roadway and struck a culvert in north Lexington. According to a Lexington Police Report, 19-year-old Elizabeth Thomas was driving a south on Highway 21 when her vehicle left the roadway, went into the east ditch where it struck a culvert […]

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Too tall to carry out a crime

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An Omaha woman on her way to work around 1:30 this morning came face-to-face with a carjacker near 33rd and L Street.   Omaha Police say Suzanna Menjivar just parked her vehicle and was getting out when she saw a man with a gun demanding her car. Police say the theft didn’t quite go as the […]

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Omaha police release name of 63-year-old shot and killed in car

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Omaha police released the name of the man shot and killed Wednesday afternoon as 63 year old Virgil Beard. Police were called to 26th and Parker on the city’s northeast side around 4:30 pm. When they arrived they found a vehicle with the back window shot out. Beard was found inside the car and was […]

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Two people die in Cass County crash

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Authorities have identified the two people killed in a car crash Tuesday in eastern Nebraska. Investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash which likely happened sometime before 6 a.m. The car — which landed upside down in a bean field — wasn’t discovered until shortly before 5 p.m. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department […]

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Early morning crash in Omaha kills woman

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An early morning crash in Omaha has killed a woman. Omaha police report the woman, who has yet to be identified, died at the scene at the single-vehicle accident near the intersection of North 90th and Sprague Streets. According to police, the impact of the crash threw the woman from her car very early Monday […]

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Nebraska ranks among 10 best states for low injury numbers

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Nebraska scores very favorably on a new ranking of the states for preventing fatal injuries, which can include everything from car crashes and drug overdoses to dating violence and workplace accidents. Richard Hamburg, deputy director of the Trust for America’s Health, says one place where Nebraska is ahead of the curve is with its requirement […]

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Woman dies in crash at Omaha Home for Boys

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An Omaha woman has been killed after her car ran off the road and crashed into twin utility poles in the parking lot at the Omaha Home for Boys. Omaha police say 48-year-old Dierdre Toombs wasn’t wearing seat belts and was thrown from the car. Police say Toombs was speeding when the car ran off […]

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100 fatalities on Nebraska roadways

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On June 9th, the death toll on Nebraska roads hit the 100 mark. The state’s fatality rate is up 22% compared to that date over the past four years. Statistics show that out of the 79 killed in car accidents this year 72% were not using their seat belt. Fred Zwonechek is the administrator for […]

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Hastings Runza restaurant rammed by sleepy teen driver

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Police say a 17-year-old driver claims to have fallen asleep at the wheel when his car plowed into a Hastings restaurant on Thursday. The accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. at the Runza restaurant located at 2nd Street and Elm Avenue. The crash left a giant hole in the northwest corner of the building as […]

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Second person dies from injuries in fiery Omaha crash

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A young Bellevue man has died of injuries he suffered in a fiery crash in southeast Omaha this past weekend. 22-year-old Michael Harnett died Wednesday night at an Omaha hospital. Harnett was behind the wheel when he lost control of his car, crossed several lanes of traffic, and ran through a fence at the Ready […]

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