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Monday meeting in Wayne focuses on disaster preparedness

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An emergency response and recovery group that formed after severe storms hit northeast Nebraska in June of 2014 is broadening its scope. The Northeast Nebraska Long Term Recovery Team is becoming the Northeast Nebraska COAD, or Community Organizations Active in Disaster. Kim Schultz, emergency response coordinator at the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department in Wayne, […]

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Plenty of warning for winter storm helps Nebraska Emergency Management Agency prepare

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The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is coordinating the state’s response to the winter storm. Jodie Fawl, public information officer, says blizzards are nothing new for the state, and they are keeping in touch with the National Weather Service and local emergency management officials. “So, if there were issues in any county across the state, those […]

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Snowstorms take toll on blood supplies, donors needed

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Severe winter weather has left blood supplies for many hospitals across the region at critically low levels. Katie Marshall, spokeswoman for the Midwest region of the American Red Cross, says there’s an “emergency need” for blood donors. “What we’re seeing at this point is that the blood that’s coming in is going out to hospitals […]

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New-tech way to call for help sees successful first year

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The Text-to-911 service in Buffalo County is marking a full year of operation. Debuting last January, the service is intended to help people in situations where a phone call could put them in further danger. Communications Supervisor Lieutenant Robert Tubbs, with the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, says the majority of emergency calls still come from […]

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No damage reported after minor earthquake near Broken Bow

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Custer County residents were rattled by a minor earthquake this  morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 3.5 quake struck the area shortly after 10 a.m. The epicenter was located about 9 miles east-northeast of Broken Bow. Local emergency management officials say the quake was felt throughout the entire county with one report of […]

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Offutt Air Force Base drill

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There was a lot of activity at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue this morning but there was no need for alarm. This morning’s exercise started at 9 a.m. Those near Offutt heard sirens and saw emergency vehicles responding to the main installation as well of some of off-base locations. This exercise was part of […]

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Woman who bought gun used to kill Omaha officer is given probation

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The Georgia woman who bought the gun that was used to kill Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco last May was sentenced to one year probation. A judge also sentenced Jalita Johnson to 180 days of home confinement and community service. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms conducted an emergency trace of the firearm recovered […]

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UNL cheerleader dead after fall from Lincoln parking garage

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A University of Nebraska-Lincoln cheerleader has fallen to her death at a downtown Lincoln parking garage. Lincoln police report they received an emergency call Tuesday afternoon from a person who stated a woman had jumped or fallen from the top of the Que Place garage. Dead is 21-year-old Brianna Anson of Bellevue, a member of […]

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Tempers flare at Omaha Public Schools meeting

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The last time Omaha Public Schools updated their sex education curriculum was in the 1980’s and plans are in the works to make changes in the program for students. More than 1,000 concerned parents and residents showed up to Tuesday’s school board meeting to voice their opinion on the changes that include gender identity, emergency […]

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County officials gather in Kearney to discuss 911, road construction

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County officials have been discussing problems and priorities during their annual legislative conference in Kearney. Nebraska Association of County Officials Executive Director Larry Dix says upgrading emergency 9-1-1 calling systems is high on the list of priorities. NextGen 9-1-1 can track and locate cell phone calls. The transition to NextGen 9-1-1, though, can be costly. […]

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Grand Island officials ask for prayers for family of drowning victim

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A 5-year-old Lincoln girl has drowned at a Grand Island water park. Hall County authorities identify the victim as Nubari Koffree. Grand Island firefighters found Nubari unresponsive at the Island Oasis wave pool after responding to an emergency call around 4pm Saturday. Nubari was taken to CHI Health St. Francis where she was pronounced dead. […]

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Keeping cool and avoiding heat related illness

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Hospital emergency rooms have been busy treating people impacted by this heat spell. Linda Sather is an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Nursing and says there are things you can do to protect yourself from a heat related illness. Sather says first you need to wear light colored clothing […]

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Moustakas reinstated; Cuthbert optioned

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The Royals have reinstated third baseman Mike Moustakas from the bereavement/family emergency list for Friday night's game against the Blue Jays and optioned infielder Cheslor Cuthbert to Triple-A Omaha.

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Moustakas on bereavement list; Frasor designated

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The Royals placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the bereavement/family medical emergency list on Monday and recalled infielder Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha to take his place on the active roster.

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Royals place Moustakas on bereavement list

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The Royals placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the bereavement/family medical emergency list on Monday and recalled infielder Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha to take his place on the active roster.

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