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Nebraska Wesleyan student had been on party bus prior to I-80 death

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Investigators say 22-year-old Maury Lorence was on a party bus rented by a fellow Nebraska Wesleyan student prior to his death on Interstate 80 very early Sunday morning. The search for a dark colored semi tractor-trailer with polished aluminum rear doors continues. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office believes that was the vehicle which first hit […] Read More »

Nikko Jenkins release haunts Corrections (AUDIO)

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Questions remain about why Nikko Jenkins was released from prison after promising to kill when he got out. Nikko Jenkins has been convicted of killing four in Omaha upon his release from prison, though he requested mental health treatment. Deputy Corrections Director Larry Wayne has told a special legislative committee it’s heartbreaking to think he […] Read More »

Broken Bow to host workshops for wanna-be homeowners

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First-time homebuyers in central Nebraska who need to learn about things like mortgages, escrow and balloon payments might consider a special course being offered in Broken Bow. Melissa Krysl, spokeswoman for the Central Nebraska Housing Developers, says they’ll be hosting two workshops that offer a thorough overview for those looking to buy a house. “We […] Read More »

Body pulled from pond in Grand Island, charges filed

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The body of a 44-year-old Grand Island man has been pulled out of a detention pond in the city and the owner of the vehicle had been charged in his death. The Grand Island Police Department reports John Zebert died after the SUV he was in drove into the pond extremely late Sunday evening and […] Read More »

Colorado man killed in head-on collision on I-80

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A Colorado man has been killed in a head-on collision in Lincoln County. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 49-year-old Casey Shannon died Saturday night after his car crossed the median on Interstate 80 near Sutherland and crashed into a semi tractor-t... Read More »

Teen-ager killed in eastern Nebraska wreck

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A teen-age boy has been killed in a single-car crash in eastern Nebraska. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the crash which killed a 15-year-old boy is under investigation. The office says it has yet to determine what caused the fatal crash near Blair. The boy’s name has not been released. Read More »

UNMC specialist: All hospitals should prepare for Ebola

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One health care worker in Dallas that treated a patient with Ebola contracted the deadly illness and is receiving care. Dr. Mark Rupp, an Infectious Disease Specialist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and says every hospital in the country needs to be prepared as this likely won’t be the last outbreak that we will […] Read More »

Nebraska Wesleyan football player struck and killed on I-80

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An investigation is underway into the death of a Nebraska Wesleyan University football player, run over and killed early Sunday morning while walking along Interstate 80 near Lincoln. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says a number of drivers had reported a pedestrian stumbling in the inside eastbound lane of the interstate. “We had received a […] Read More »

Omaha hospitals, physicians under new name

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Interconnected health care organizations in Omaha will now share the same name. The Nebraska Medical Center, Bellevue Medical Center and University of Nebraska Medical Center Physicians will now be known as “Nebraska Medicine”. UNMC Chancellor Dr. Jeffery Gold says,“This is an opportunity for us to tell ourselves within the organization and more importantly the local, […] Read More »

Dead mountain lion near Ericson likely killed by car

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It appears a female mountain lion has been run over and killed near Ericson. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports the body of the female lion was discovered along a road. It appears to have been struck and killed by a vehicle. An investigation is underway, including forensic analysis. Game and Parks says that […] Read More »

State Patrol hands Corrections investigation over to prosecutors (AUDIO)

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A criminal investigation into the prison sentencing miscalculation scandal has been handed over to prosecutors. Gov. Dave Heineman ordered the Nebraska State Patrol to investigate whether anyone at the Department of Correctional Services broke the law when the department miscalculated prison sentences and released hundreds of inmates prematurely. “The state patrol has given the report […] Read More »

Water levels rising higher on the Missouri River to prep for ’15

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The Missouri River will be rising at least three more feet over the coming weeks as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares for next year with above-normal releases from Gavins Point Dam. Jody Farhat, chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division in Omaha, says the increased releases now will help lower the […] Read More »

Game 2 updates: Royals at Orioles

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Welcome to MLB.com's live game update from Game 2 of the American League Championship Series. This will be your place to go for news on and off the field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, consistently refreshed with the news of the day and the biggest de... Read More »

Nebraska’s Ebola patient shows slight improvement

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The second Ebola virus patient to be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center is showing a very modest improvement. Ashoka Mukpo arrived at the Med Center on Monday and remains in stable condition. Dr. Phil Smith is the director of the Biocontainment Unit and says “Mr. Mukpo’s condition is slightly improved. He’s been taking in […] Read More »

Sen. Chambers fires back at Gov. Heineman over Nikko Jenkins’ case (AUDIO)

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A member of the special legislative committee investigating the release of serial killer Nikko Jenkins from prison has fired back at Gov. Dave Heineman. Heineman earlier in the week criticized state Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha, chairman of the committee, accusing Lathrop of reaching a conclusion about the case before the committee completes its work. […] Read More »