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Update on Omaha funeral home fire

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As an Omaha funeral home went up in flames early Tuesday morning, a co-owner Bill Cutler’s main concern was for the families of the nine deceased individuals inside. At one point during the fire, Cutler and a firefighter went inside Heafey-Heafey-Hoffman-Dworak – Cutler Funeral Home at 78th and Center Street to see if they could […]

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Lincoln woman rescued from fire dies of her injuries

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A young Lincoln woman rescued from her burning home earlier this month has died of injuries suffered in the fire. 24-year-old Blair Callahan died Thursday morning at CHI St. Elizabeth. She was rushed to the hospital January 8th, suffering from burns and smoke inhalation. A neighbor walking by the house during the early morning hours […]

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Investigation into Old Market explosion in Omaha continues

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What caused the gas leak that led to an explosion in the Old Market area of Omaha on January 9th is still not known. Mayor Jean Stothert says the ice buildup from fighting the fire and extremely cold weather has slowed investigation efforts. Mayor Stothert says, “Crews have been trying to warm 11th Street with […]

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House fire near Kearney claims life of teen

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A teenager died in a house fire late last night northwest of Kearney. Authorities have identified the victim as 16-year-old Kyah Kinkade of rural Kearney. Shortly after 11:30 p.m., local fire crews were called to the family home located at 5379 Bison Run after flames broke out inside the structure. Three of the four family […]

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Bodies found in burning truck might be victims of murder-suicide

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Two bodies have been discovered in a burned pickup in northeastern Nebraska and authorities now suspect the two might be victims of a murder-suicide. Deputies from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office responded Monday afternoon to a report of a car fire. They came upon a pickup engulfed in flames in a field about nine miles […]

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Human remains found after pickup burns up

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An investigation is underway after firefighters discovered human remains in a burnt out pickup in northeastern Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol reports the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office received a call Monday afternoon about a vehicle on fire in a field nine miles west and a mile north of Pierce. Deputies came upon a pickup fully […]

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Fast-thinking Omaha cops rescue five from flames

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An Omaha police officer is hospitalized after he and his partner went into a burning house Sunday morning to rescue five people. Officers Robbie Goering-Jensen and Anthony Abboud were in the area when the fire started. It was Abboud’s first day on the job after graduating the police academy. Goering-Jensen and Abboud suffered smoke inhalation […]

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81-year-old dies from burns in trash fire

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An 81-year-old west-central Nebraska man has died from burns he sustained when he tried to burn trash and his clothing caught fire. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports Fred Maire of Sutherland died from his burns at Great Plains Health in North Platte. The sheriff’s office says Maire was attempting to burn trash in a […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 11/09/2015

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  Roger McEowen, Director of the Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, commented on three recent agriculture-related […]

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Arson investigators say Lincoln house fire is suspicious

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An early-morning fire in Lincoln is being investigated as an arson case.   Firefighters were called to the home on the city’s northeast side around 1:30 AM on Tuesday.   When they arrived on the scene, they found a detached garage fully engulfed in flames and the fire was spreading to the house.   Investigators say the […]

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Conditions lead to wildfires in southeastern Nebraska

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High winds sparked wildfires in southeastern Nebraska on a day the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for high fire danger, due to high winds and low humidity. Rural fire departments from Beatrice and Pickrell battled a series of wind-whipped field fires north of Beatrice Monday that destroyed a combine and led to […]

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Grand Island apartment fire claims a life

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The man injured in a Grand Island apartment fire Sunday night has died. The Grand Island Fire Department says Jason Jensen of North Loup died Wednesday morning from injuries received in the fire. He was found unresponsive near the doorway of his apartment by officials Sunday and then life-flighted to Omaha. The state fire marshal’s office […]

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Wildfire burns 1,800 acres in Nebraska Panhandle

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A wildfire in the northern portion of the Panhandle burned nearly 1,800 acres of grassland before being contained. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency reports high winds drove the Lone Tree Fire in Dawes County east of the village of Whitney in northwestern Nebraska Tuesday. Five volunteer fire departments along with the United States Forest Service […]

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Yost won’t ‘fan the fire’ on Cueto struggles

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The one topic that Royals manager Ned Yost dreads these days is the Johnny Cueto issue. As fans continue to panic about Cueto's last four starts, Yost and his staff remain patient and calm.

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Huskers shift focus to South Alabama

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The Nebraska football team shifted its attention to South Alabama as the Huskers returned to the practice field on Monday following a heartbreaking season-opening loss to BYU. Junior wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp said he was anxious to get back to work. “We still have fire and we still have the momentum”, said Westerkamp. “It was a tough loss […]

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