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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 »

Man dies of injuries from golf cart accident earlier this month

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A young man thrown from a golf cart during an accident earlier this month in Gretna has died of his injuries. 31-year-old Patrick Jurgensen of Gretna had been listed in critical condition at Creighton University Medical Center since the accident on July 10th. Jurgensen died Wednesday night. According to the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, Jurgensen […] Read More »

Western Nebraska man dies after car dives into lake

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A western Nebraska man died after his car sunk into a Panhandle lake. Morrill County officials report the body of 50-year-old Brett Golden of Redington was found inside his car, which was nearly completely submerged in a small lake at Bridgeport State Recreation Area. The car hit a tree, bounced off, drove through a beach, […] Read More »

Alleged mother-son murder-suicide in Omaha stuns neighbors

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Friends, family and neighbors of 54 year old Maureen Flanagan and her 18 year old son Cooper are shocked at Wednesday’s discovery of an alleged murder-suicide in their west Omaha home. The causes of death have not been released and autopsies are scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Authorities say Maureen Flanagan was found dead in the […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer wants to give businesses credit for giving family leave (AUDIO)

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Sen. Deb Fischer wants to provide businesses an incentive to provide their employees with paid parental or medical leave. Fischer, a Republican, sponsors legislation with Independent Senator Angus King of Maine that would give businesses a tax credit to give paid leave for workers. Fischer calls it a common sense approach. “It recognizes the impact […] Read More »