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TransCanada files eminent domain papers in nine Nebraska courts

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TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP filed papers in local courts in nine Nebraska counties to acquire the remaining 12% of easements from landowners through eminent domain. This action was required to meet a January 22nd deadline set by the state of Nebraska. Andrew Craig is TransCanada’s land manager for the Keystone project and says they reached […] Read More »

Eastern Nebraska man dies after jumping from van

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A 33-year-old Beatrice man died from injuries suffered when he apparently jumped from a moving van near Pickrell, early Sunday morning. Gage County Sheriff’s authorities say Jason Meisenhelder had exited the rear door of a Dodge Ram Wagon Van, while the vehicle was moving. Sheriff’s deputies, Beatrice Fire and Rescue and Pickrell Quick Response team […] Read More »

State senator who authored the 24-7 bar bill explains his motives

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Nebraska bars could stay open around the clock under a bill filed in the Unicameral. Senator Tyson Larson of O’Neill says taverns across the state should be able to set their own operating hours. “I don’t think the government should tell a business that’s selling a legal product when they can and cannot sell that […] Read More »

Woman rescued from Lincoln house fire, home destroyed

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A northeast Lincoln home is destroyed by fire on Monday morning, but a neighbor helps get the resident inside out of the house safely. Joe Benes told news partner KLIN News on the scene that he saw a nearby home on fire and was concerned the resident was still inside the home near 57th and […] Read More »

Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance in Omaha

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A wreath was placed at the Dr. Martin Luther Kin Jr. Memorial at 24th and Lake Street in Omaha this morning. City Councilman Ben Gray addressed the crowd saying today is a day for reflection and remembering a great man.  Gray said, “Reflecting on an individual, a man who stood in the path and fought […] Read More »

Omaha woman killed in accident, driver facing multiple charges

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A 31 year old Omaha woman is dead after an accident early Sunday morning. Police say Megan Jackson was a passenger in a 2004 Jeep Cherokee just before 4:30 am when the driver lost control near 24th and Lake Street. The vehicle hit a utility pole and then rolled, went through a wood privacy fence […] Read More »

Update: Omaha woman dies after tragic accident

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An Omaha woman hit by a car last week passed away Sunday evening at an Omaha hospital. Omaha police say 55 year old Joanne Smith was standing behind her vehicle unloading items from the trunk when she was hit by another driver near 51st Street and Northwest Radial Highway last Wednesday evening.   Both of Smith’s […] Read More »

Speaker Hadley eager to get going this legislative session (AUDIO)

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Sen. Galen Hadley of Kearney says he welcomes his new role as Speaker of the Legislature. Hadley says it’s an honor to be elected Speaker, to represent the Unicameral to the residents of Nebraska. He also will preside over the flow of this legislative session. “I would like to have things run smoothly. I think […] Read More »

Thinking of flying down to Havana? Better think again.

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Nebraskans who’ve heard the news about travel restrictions to Cuba being relaxed will be disappointed if they try to book a flight. Gail Weinholzer, with AAA-Nebraska, says travel agents are getting a lot of calls from people who think Cuba will be the next hot vacation destination. For now, it will only be easier for […] Read More »

Fremont driver dies after hitting diesel tanker

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A Fremont man died after his car went under a tanker trailer filled with diesel fuel on U.S. Highway 30 east of Columbus, crossed three lanes of highway, and ran into a ditch. The Colfax County Attorney’s Office reports 53-year-old Terry Kirchmann died at the scene. According to the accident report released by the office, […] Read More »

Man killed in Omaha after struck by car, dragged 75 feet

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A 58-year-old man died after being struck by a car and dragged about 75 feet. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports Rick Mattson was walking north on 204th Street in Omaha when a northbound car hit him, then dragged him forward. The driver told investigators she did not see the man. The crash remains under […] Read More »

Humboldt man dies, children injured in one-vehicle wreck

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A Humboldt man died, his three young children were injured, when he lost control of his sports utility vehicle on Nebraska 4 Highway. The Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office reports Dennis Schlund died at the scene, Nebraska 4 near 624th Road near Table Rock. The office reports Schlund lost control of the vehicle driving east on […] Read More »

Senators say Nebraska needs to develop wind energy

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A group of senators hopes to push through legislation this session that will spur development of renewable energy in Nebraska, especially wind energy. Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha is sponsoring a bill that would create a state production tax credit for wind energy. “It’s important to make investments like this, because an investment in wind […] Read More »

Lead study shows boys more harmed than girls

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Creighton University Psychologist Dr. Maya Khanna recently conducted a study of 40 children living in Omaha’s Lead Superfund Site – the largest residential clean up project in the nation. Kara Henner Eastman is President & CEO of Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance and says the children were ages 3 to 6 and they were tested for […] Read More »

Astronaut Anderson hosting Symphonic Space Odyssey

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There will be a very special guest at Sunday’s Omaha Symphony concert. Ashland native and retired astronaut Clayton Anderson will take the helm at Symphonic Space Odyssey at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Anderson says, “I have several roles. I will read a story to the audience. I’ll sing a little bit with the symphony […] Read More »