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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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Those needing help can now text 911 in Buffalo County from any cell

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Buffalo County is now the first county in Nebraska to receive 911 text messages through all available cell phone companies. In January, 911 emergency dispatch centers in Buffalo and Douglas counties began accepting text messages from Sprint and Verizon customers with texting plans. Messages are accepted from people in situations in which it otherwise would […]

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Two die in weekend Lincoln house fire

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Two people, both confined to wheelchairs, died in a weekend house fire in Lincoln. Lincoln police report 74-year-old Ervin Martin and 69-year-old Janice Ortiz died Saturday night in the fire. Firefighters first responded to a medical emergency, but found the mobile home filled with smoke and flames when they opened the door of the residence […]

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Water levels dropping but threats from flooding remain high

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Emergency management officials in central and western Nebraska are keeping a close watch on water levels along the Platte River as recent rains have pushed the waterway out of its banks in many areas. Darrin Lewis, emergency management director for Buffalo County, says the threat is still there. “Emergency management has been out checking the […]

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Gov. Ricketts observes storm damage, declares emergency

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Gov. Pete Ricketts got a first-hand, aerial view of the damage left in the wake of the tornado that hit Roseland Wednesday evening. Ricketts flew over the area in a State Highway Patrol helicopter, observing damage not only to Roseland, but also Hebron and Deshler. Ricketts saw the damage in and around Roseland as a […]

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Grand jury will investigate western Nebraska death

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A grand jury will be empaneled to investigate a death in western Nebraska. The Attorney General’s office reports two Sidney police officers discovered the death at a residence after responding to an emergency call about a domestic assault. The 911 call came shortly after 6 o’clock in the evening of the 19th. Little is being […]

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Increase in Audi thefts

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There has been a jump in the number of break-ins and thefts of Audis in the Omaha metro area. Officer Michael Pecha says thieves have figured out Audi’s emergency key system. Audi owners receive a plastic wallet key that can be used to unlock the vehicle if the regular key fob cannot be used. Inside […]

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Whatever your emergency, there’s now an app for that

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Whether you need to find immediate shelter in a flash flood, you need to know what to do in an earthquake or you want to learn how to give a dog CPR, a new all-encompassing emergency smart phone app is available. Kara Kelly, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross, says the free application aims to […]

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O’Neill woman dies of injuries from wreck

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An O’Neill woman has died of injuries sustained in a one-car accident this weekend. The Holt County Sheriff’s Department reports 56-year-old Debra Christensen was ejected from her vehicle after it crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 20/275 in northern Nebraska, slid into the ditch, and rolled, landing on its top. Initially, emergency crews took […]

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Bill would shield youth from prosecution if they seek help for alcohol poisoning

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Youth faced with a case of alcohol poisoning would be able to call for help without fear of being prosecuted under a bill advancing in the Unicameral. LB 439 would provide limited legal immunity to youth who make an emergency call when they or a friend have had too much to drink. Sen. Adam Morfeld […]

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