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Earthquake shakes things up a bit in north-central Nebraska

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It was a slight tremor, but a tremor nonetheless. The United States Geological Survey says a light earthquake, measuring just 3.3 on the Richter scale, shook north-central Nebraska this morning. The quake likely woke a few people up, because it struck around 4:10am. The Geological Survey reports the epicenter of the earthquake was approximately 3 […]

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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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Royals DFA Kratz; Butera will be backup C

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The Royals have made a decision on their backup catcher. Thursday morning, the team announced that catcher Erik Kratz, who went on the disabled list with a foot injury on May 6, was reinstated and then was designated for assignment, consequently keepin...

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Omaha Chief Schmaderer praises “Officer Kerrie” at funeral

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Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer spoke at Officer Orozco’s funeral service this morning and stated we are blessed to get a glimpse of Kerrie’s life. Schmaderer stated he is very proud the entire nation had the opportunity to meet her through the extensive media coverage given regarding her tragic death. “The greatest aspect of knowing […]

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Funeral services underway in Omaha for Officer Kerrie Orozco

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Funeral services are underway for Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco at St. John’s Church on the Creighton University Campus in Omaha. Law enforcement officers from across the country are attending this morning’s service. Thousands are also at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center where services are telecast on large screens. The streets are currently lined with citizens holding […]

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Omaha mourns as slain law officer is laid to rest

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Hundreds of mourners gathered in an Omaha church — with several thousand more and at an arena nearby — to pay their respects this morning for Iowa native and Omaha Police Officer Karrie Orozco. The 29-year-old new mother was fatally shot in the line of duty last week in a shootout with a wanted man, who […]

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Floodwaters close numerous roads in Nebraska

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Flooding brought on by the severe weather which roared through Nebraska has made a number of highways impassable this morning. The Nebraska Department of Roads and the Nebraska State Patrol closed several highways due to high water. Both NDOR and NSP remind motorists not to drive around road closure barricades or attempt to driver through […]

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Illegal pet shop raid in Omaha

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As many as 500 birds, lizards, snakes, rats and mice were found in a pet shop being illegally operated out of a home in west Omaha this morning. Nebraska Humane Society’s Mark Langan says a number of animals were found inside the house and they are in good health. However, upwards of 300 mice were […]

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Red Cloud man surrenders after holding woman at knifepoint

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A 30-year-old Red Cloud man has surrendered to law enforcement after holding a woman against her will in south-central Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol reports Charles Folkman gave up without a fight early this morning after an all-night standoff with police. The 46-year-old woman he had held at knifepoint was released to authorities, then treated […]

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Severe weather could extend into southern Nebraska today

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There were rumbles of thunder over parts of Nebraska this morning. David Eastlack is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says severe storms are brewing in the Midwest but for the most part we will be spared. Those traveling south into Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma should pay close attention to weather […]

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Fire heavily damages Jefferson County hog lot, 200+ firefighters respond

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Firefighters from perhaps 20 departments in Nebraska and Kansas battled a major fire at the Livingston Enterprise State Line Hog Facility, south of Fairbury in Jefferson County. The blaze broke out Sunday night and was contained early this  morning. Fairbury Rural Fire Chief Kenny Krause says upwards of 200 firefighters helped fight the blaze. “It […]

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Sen. Chambers criticizes Omaha police in fatal shooting (AUDIO)

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Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha decried the police shooting of an unarmed man Monday night, during legislative floor debate. Chambers took to the legislative floor this morning to criticize Omaha police for the shooting death of 30-year-old Danny Elrod, seeing the shooting death of the suspect in a robbery as a tragic trend. “I am […]

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VA Help

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Jody Tubbs with the Kansas Commission on Veteran’s Affairs will be meeting with constituents tomorrow in the Norton area.  Tubbs will be at the Decatur County Extension Office at nine tomorrow morning, followed by at the Senior Center/Community Building in Norton at 10:30 then at the Courthouse in Hill City at one.  Tubbs will be able to assist veteran’s or ...

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School Board Notes

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The projects from 360 Energy Solutions and the handbooks for the next school year were items for the USD 211 Norton Board of Education yesterday morning.  Joe Hurla from 360 Energy presented the bids received for the various projects throughout the district including boiler work, lighting and heating control work.  Projections for all the projects was set at 1.1 million ...

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