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Teen-ager dies in central Nebraska accident

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A teen-ager has died in a rollover accident in central Nebraska in which a 15-year-old was behind the wheel. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 16-year-old Jayden Friend of Fullerton died late Saturday night after being thrown from the car. Friend was pronounced dead at the scene. The 15-year-old driver was taken to a hospital. The […] Read More »

State Bar hopes to lure more law students to rural Nebraska (AUDIO)

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Too many rural Nebraska counties have too few attorneys. The Nebraska State Bar Association hopes to do something about it. Twelve counties have no lawyer. Twenty-two have three or fewer. Some rural lawyers are aging. Some have retired. Some want to retire. “There’s one lawyer who wants to retire, but says his clients won’t let […] Read More »

Expert: Nebraskans’ premiums may bounce 30% under Obamacare

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An official with the Nebraska Health Care Alliance estimates when the federal health care law goes into effect in several months requiring all policies to be compliant, the expense will be staggering. Paul Utemark, CEO of the Fillmore County Hospital, says premiums in Nebraska could increase an average of about 30%. “If you look at […] Read More »

Vargas resumes throwing without any issues

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Manager Ned Yost got some good news on Friday afternoon: left-hander Jason Vargas has resumed throwing. Yost said Vargas, who is recovering from an appendectomy, threw from as far as 90 feet and also from the usual 60 feet, 6 inches with no apparent pr... Read More »

Driver might have fallen asleep in I-80 crash that killed two

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Witnesses report the driver didn’t panic and might have been asleep just prior to the car plunging down a steep hill on Interstate 80 between Seward and Lincoln early Friday morning. The accident killed 29-year-old Nell “Renee” Jorgensen of Hannibal, MO and her 11-year-old daughter, Morgan Smith. Jorgensen’s four-year-old son survived with minor injuries. The […] Read More »

Group bashes Heineman over illegal immigrant children stance (AUDIO)

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Harsh criticism of Gov. Dave Heineman flowed freely during a Capitol Rotunda news conference held by Latino advocates who object to the governor’s stance on the estimated 200 illegal immigrant children now house in Nebraska. In fact, the news conference began with moderator Ben Salazar of Omaha stating he never called Gov. Heineman a racist. […] Read More »

Causes of death release involving Omaha mother and son

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Early autopsy results show that a 54 year old Omaha woman died from blunt force trauma to the head and her 18 year old son from carbon monoxide poisoning. The bodies of Maureen Flanagan and her son Cooper were found last Wednesday inside their west Omaha home. A friend checking on their well being found […] Read More »

Defenders Of Freedom Air Show this weekend at Offutt AFB

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A huge crowd is expected at the 2014 Defenders of Freedom Air Show at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue this weekend. One of the events on the ground includes the Air National Guard’s Mobile Experience simulator. Crew member Nikki Verheye it includes five touring vehicles that are designed to educate about the Air Guard’s […] Read More »

Nebraska Democratic Party executive critical of Gov. Heineman

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Governor Dave Heineman is getting more flack about wanting information on the children from Central America in Nebraska. Dan Marvin is the Executive Director of the Nebraska Democratic Party and says Governor Heineman has been “jacking up” the issue which is not helpful in solving the problem. Marvin says Governor Heineman has been calling these […] Read More »

Three truck accident on I-80 kills one, seriously injures another (UPDATE)

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A three truck accident at a work zone on Interstate 80 in Seward County claimed one life and seriously injured another person. The Nebraska State Patrol has released the names of the victims. Dead is 28-year-old Marcus Lathon of Chesapeake, VA. Seriously injured in the wreck was 34-year-old Kwasi Obeng-Benne of El Paso, TX. Emergency […] Read More »

Saturday marks 25th anniversary of the crash of Flight 232 in Sioux City

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A new permanent exhibit and garden that pays tribute to the crew, passengers and the Siouxland response to the 1989 crash of United Airlines Flight 232 is now open at the Mid America Air Museum in Sioux City. Museum director Larry Finley says he gets weekly questions from visitors about Flight 232 and how local […] Read More »

One dies, two are injured in triple truck crash on I-80

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One person died, two suffered injuries in a three semi tractor-trailer collision late Thursday afternoon on Interstate 80 between York and Seward. The Nebraska State Patrol reports the three trucks wrecked on the eastbound lanes of I-80. One of the persons injured in the wreck was taken by helicopter to Bryan West Campus in Lincoln. […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns says Malaysian plane crash poses grave situation

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Sen. Mike Johanns says a plane crash in eastern Ukraine could have grave international ramifications. It appears a surface-to-air missile brought down a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, killing 295. It could have been launched by pro-Russian separatist rebels. “Very, very risky, difficult situation and I can’t overstate how very challenging this could be […] Read More »

ACLU criticizes Heineman on illegal immigrant children stance

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The Nebraska ACLU chapter is criticizing Gov. Dave Heineman, claiming he has no need to know information on the illegal immigrant children now in Nebraska. ACLU spokesman Tyler Richard says the governor should never have written the federal government, demanding information on the 200 children being housed in the state. “Our concern is that this […] Read More »

Nebraska Farm Bureau warns Congress of EPA expansion

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Nebraska Farm Bureau members have wrapped up their annual trek to Washington, after lobbying against a proposed expansion of the power of the Environmental Protection Agency. Todd Reed of Lincoln co-owns a custom farming operation south of Greenwood. He worries a change in definition could allow the EPA to regulate waterways on farms. “That land […] Read More »