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Car crash involving Gov. Ricketts sends one to the hospital

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Lincoln police are investigating a traffic accident this (Wed) morning, involving Governor Pete Ricketts. It happened just before 7 a.m. in the area of 13th and Washington streets in downtown Lincoln. The governor and the state trooper driving the vehicle were not injured. Officers say the driver of the other vehicle was taken to the […]

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Nearly 50 lbs. of marijuana seized during western Nebraska traffic stop

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A California man has been jailed in western Nebraska on drug charges after a state trooper seized 47 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 30-year-old Christopher Jensen of Temecula, CA has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell it. He has been jailed in Lincoln […]

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Safety officials concerned as traffic fatalities on rise (AUDIO)

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Traffic fatalities increased last year, raising concerns among state safety officials. Last year, 242 people died on Nebraska roads, up from 225 in 2014 and up considerably from 2011 when there were 181 fatalities. State Safety Administrator Fred Zwonechek says many of those deaths could have been prevented. “There’s a lot we can do to […]

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Alcohol might have played role in double-fatal wreck in northeast Nebraska

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Alcohol might have played a role in a traffic crash that took the lives of two women. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 30-year-old Britney McCauley of Walthill and 24-year-old Brianna Wolfe of Macy died in the wreck in northeastern Nebraska. According to the patrol, the vehicle ran off U.S. Highway 75 in Thurston County Sunday […]

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Route from Omaha to Lincoln closed on Husker Saturday

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A road that gets a lot of use on Husker Saturday’s is closed. Nebraska Department of Roads Operation and Maintenance Manager for District 1, Roger Kalkwarf says Highway 92, or West Center Road, is closed to traffic near Yutan. Kalkwarf says, “A concrete culvert collapsed on us and we have to go in and do […]

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Police: Teen they shot was carrying loaded gun, clips, illegal drugs

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Lincoln police are releasing more information about the shooting of a teenager at the Nebraska State Capitol on Tuesday afternoon. Officers say 18-year-old Teriek Artis of Lincoln jumped out of the backseat of a car during a traffic stop and pointed a loaded gun at an officer. Artis was shot at least once and transported […]

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Panhandling problems in Omaha

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The Omaha City Council is being asked to put new regulations in place regarding panhandling. The new ordinance proposed would prohibit panhandlers from asking for money near ATMs or from people in cars at a traffic light. Open Door Mission President and CEO Candace Gregory says only a small percentage of those asking for money […]

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Young Nebraskan dies in crash as one car tries to pass another

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A young Nebraska man died in a traffic crash in Hastings in which it appears one vehicle was trying to pass another. An investigation is underway into the accident that left 23-year-old Patrick Voorhees dead. Authorities report Voorhees was a passenger in a Jeep which rolled after colliding with a pick-up late last night. Hastings […]

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Nebraska State Patrol’s I-80 Challenge starts Friday

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It will be a busy weekend for Nebraska law enforcement. Nebraska State Patrol spokesperson Deb Collins says as of Wednesday morning there have been 149 traffic fatalities so far this year on Nebraska roads, up from 143 at this time one year ago. She says they are conducting a special three day enforcement to reduce […]

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Hope Center founder dies in fiery interstate crash in South Dakota

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The founder of the Hope Center for Kids in Omaha and his wife have been killed in a fiery traffic wreck in South Dakota. The Hope Center reports Ty and Terri Schenzel died in a crash on Thursday. According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, four people died in the two-car crash Thursday […]

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More than 20 people die on Nebraska roads during July

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According to a report released by the Nebraska Department of Roads, 23 people were killed in traffic crashes on state roads in July. Of the 23 victims, 13 were not wearing their seatbelts. Officials also say two fatalities occurred on the interstate, 13 happened on non-interstate highways, and eight took place on local roads. Eleven […]

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Lincoln police identify bicyclist killed in traffic wreck

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Lincoln police have identified the name of the bicyclist killed in a traffic wreck Wednesday morning. 30-year-old Ronny Schmidt of Lincoln died after being stuck by a mini-van taxicab at a Lincoln intersection. The accident occurred Wednesday morning at around 5:30. According to Lincoln police, the taxicab traveling east on Cornhusker collided with the bike […]

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85-year-old Holdrege man dies of injuries from early July accident

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An 85-year-old Holdrege man has died of injuries sustained in a July 10th traffic accident. The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office reports John Stevenson died at a Lincoln hospital. On the 10th, Stevenson was traveling west on Nebraska 2 when he drove onto the off ramp at the Nebraska 50 interchange near Syracuse. Stevenson drove into […]

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Troopers make 2 drug busts on I-80, including seizure of 24 lbs. of heroin

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State troopers made a couple of drug busts during weekend traffic stops, including one which netted nearly 24 pounds of heroin. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper pulled a sports utility vehicle over Sunday afternoon a mile east of the Waverly exit on Interstate 80. During a search of the vehicle, the trooper found […]

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KDOT Announces Furlough Effects On Operations

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During the period of staff furloughs, the Kansas Department of Transportation will maintain many of its usual public services. Roadside maintenance and operations – Reduced KDOT field crews will be available for traffic control needed to shut down roads in emergency situations, such as flooding or traffic crashes. Routine mowing operations will be suspended. Crews will only remove dead animals ...

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