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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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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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