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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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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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