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Man dies after being thrown from pick-up bed; driver faces charges

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A 23-year-old died after being thrown from a bed of a pick-up this weekend. The driver of the truck faces criminal charges. The Saunders County Sheriff’s Office reports Jacob Smaus [smells] of Prague died Sunday afternoon of injuries sustained in the wreck which took place at about 1:30 that morning. According to the sheriff’s office, […]

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Early morning crash in Omaha kills woman

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An early morning crash in Omaha has killed a woman. Omaha police report the woman, who has yet to be identified, died at the scene at the single-vehicle accident near the intersection of North 90th and Sprague Streets. According to police, the impact of the crash threw the woman from her car very early Monday […]

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Moustakas holds Final Vote lead on last day

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As of the morning of the final day of voting, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas had 15.7 million votes and maintained his lead in the American League for the Esurance MLB All-Star Game 2015 Final Vote.

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12 year old murder suspect located in Minnesota

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The third suspect in an Omaha murder last week near Miller Park is now in custody. Omaha police say 12 year old Jarrell Milton was located by the U-S Marshals and the Fugitive Task Force in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was taken into custody early this morning. He will be transported back to Omaha where he […]

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Woman abducted from Sarpy County daycare

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An abduction in Sarpy County this morning ended with one man behind bars and a woman in the hospital. Sarpy County Sheriff’s officials say a man walked into a daycare center near 156th and Giles just before 8:30. He was armed with a knife and took a woman against her will, got into a vehicle […]

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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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