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Sen. Fischer says her prayers are with the families of SC shooting victims

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Sen. Deb Fischer calls the shooting at an historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina a “horrible event.” Authorities have arrested 21-year-old Dylann Roof of Lexington, South Carolina, suspected of opening fire during a prayer service and killing nine. “It’s very, very sad that these instances happen in that we have individuals out there who […]

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Cold case: 2008 Kearney murder remains unsolved

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Today marks the seventh anniversary of the murder of a young Kearney woman which remains unsolved. Authorities say someone entered the home of 21-year-old Kelcey Fike in the early morning hours of June 17th, 2008, and murdered her. The house was then set on fire. Fike’s body was discovered as firefighters extinguished a fire believed […]

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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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Man dies days after house fire in Omaha; another still critical

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One man has died, another remains in critical condition from wounds suffered in a house fire Friday in Omaha. The Omaha Fire Department reports 56-year-old Vernon Gamble died from complications due to burns and smoke inhalation. 31-year-old Frederick Stennis remains in critical condition at Nebraska Medical Center. Firefighters say discarded smoking material set the house […]

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Tornado swipes Roseland, at least 13 homes damaged or destroyed

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Residents and first responders are on clean-up duty after a tornado tore through the small village of Roseland yesterday afternoon in south-central Nebraska’s Adams County. Fire chief Randy Klein said three homes were destroyed and another ten others were damaged in the storm. Thankfully, Chief Klein says, no one was seriously hurt. “We can rebuild […]

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Kearney police probe death of Hastings man in likely fall

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Police say a Hastings man who was found dead in a Kearney alley last week is believed to have fallen 30 to 50 feet to his death from a fire escape. 51-year-old Craig Demoor had been released from jail the day before. Police say foul play is not suspected. They believe his death was accidental. […]

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Victim’s name released in fatal fire near Kearney

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Authorities have identified the man who died Monday in a fire northeast of Kearney. Sixty-five-year old Eldon Schinkel was identified as the victim Tuesday by the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators believe Schinkel died while burning trash without a permit. Police and firefighters were called to the scene shortly after 2 p.m. Monday at a […]

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UPDATE: Arson suspected in Lexington fire

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A fire that destroyed a Lexington business Sunday is being investigated as arson. Firefighters were called to Roof Pros on West 5th Street around 8:30 Sunday morning after a passerby reported smoke. The fire destroyed a building that was comprised mostly of wood and sheet metal and was formerly a lumber yard. On Tuesday, the […]

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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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