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Wildfires spread through several parts of Nebraska

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A warning by the National Weather Service about fire danger in Nebraska was borne out almost immediately after it was issued. High winds and low humidity get the blame for a number of grass fires Thursday in south-central Nebraska as well as a few in northeast Nebraska and even one reported just outside the Omaha […]

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Red flag fire warnings issued for parts of Nebraska

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The National Weather Service in Valley warns residents that portions of the state are in a red flag warning regarding fire danger. Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says this is partly due to an approaching front that is bringing windy conditions to the Midwest. Zapotocny says the red flag warning extends through the center of Nebraska and […]

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Prosecutors consider hate crime charge in burning of rainbow flag

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A 23 year old Omaha man is accused of taking a rainbow flag from a lesbian couple’s home and setting it on fire. Cameron Mayfield is charged with arson but more charges are pending if prosecutors determine this was a hate crime. “The law in Nebraska is pretty clear that anybody that commits a criminal offense […]

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Throw another log on the fire…just make sure it’s an old log

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As Nebraskans strive to stave off winter’s chill with wood stoves and fireplaces, one expert says the age of the wood you burn makes a big difference in the amount of heat you’ll get from the logs. Alison Davis, a former forester who’s now a senior advisor in the EPA’s Air Quality Office, says to […]

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Troopers Again Inspecting School Buses Across The State

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This month and next, as parents are purchasing their kids’ school supplies, teachers are prepping their classrooms, and students are looking forward to seeing their friends again, the Kansas Highway Patrol will be working to ensure these students are kept safe on their travels to and from school. Every July and August, KHP troopers, in conjunction with school districts across ...

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Red Cross Issues Top 4th of July Safety Steps for Travel, Grilling and Fireworks

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Topeka, KS, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 — This Fourth of July weekend, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill or enjoying fireworks, and the American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend. “Everyone looks forward to having fun over the Fourth of July, and the Red Cross wants ...

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Aoki on fire at Kauffman Stadium

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Early season statistics can produce some oddities.Take right fielder Nori Aoki's home and away averages as the Royals headed into Sunday's game against the Twins. Aoki was hitting a rousing .448 (13-for-29) in seven games at Kauffman Stadium, as oppose...

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Norton City Council Notes

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THE SWIMMING POOL PROJECT WAS THE MAJOR AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  RICK ENSZ FROM COOPER, MALONE AND MCCLAIN ONCE AGAIN TALKED ABOUT BEING THE BOND UNDERWRITER FOR THE POOL PROJECT.  HE WENT OVER THE COSTS THAT WOULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH GETTING BONDS FOR A NEW POOL.  WHILE THE CITY COUNCIL HAS NOT DECIDED ON A ...

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KDOT Fire

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Efforts are under way by the Kansas Department of Transportation to identify persons whose property may have been damaged in a grass fire Monday afternoon in Graham County.  The fire started about 3 p.m. as a KDOT crew was sealing cracks on U.S. 24 about five miles east of Hill City. The fire burned an area about six miles long ...

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School Board Notes

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School Board Notes  The energy audit and the capital outlay projects were items for the USD 211 Norton board of education last night. Joe Hurla of 360 energy solutions presented the findings of the preliminary energy audit for the norton district.  he met last week with four of the board members to go over the specifics.  last night he talked about the ...

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