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Despite peak demand and violence overseas, Nebraska gas prices are dropping

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Gasoline prices often skyrocket following international events, but escalating military action in Israel and the recent downing of a Malaysian airliner have not brought a pump price hike. In the past week, gas prices have actually dropped in Nebraska. Fuels analyst Harold Hommes says there have been no catastrophes impacting Gulf Coast refineries. “Refinery production […] 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 »

Nebraska State Patrol 4th of July special enforcement underway

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Drivers – be on your best behavior this 4th of July holiday weekend. The Nebraska State Patrol will be conducting a special enforcement, “Drive to Save Lives” starting July 3rd and running through the 5th. Lt. Kevin Bridges with Troop A in Omaha says an $18,960 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety is […] Read More »

4th of July travel forecast shows boost in Nebraska, nationwide

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Nebraskans who are planning to celebrate Independence Day by hitting the open road will find plenty of company on the interstates and gasoline prices a little higher as they leave the state. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for  AAA-Nebraska, says the travel forecast for the 4th of July weekend calls for a boost in vacationers. “AAA Travel […] Read More »

CWS, concert sell-out = parking snarls in Omaha

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Those heading to the T-D Ameritrade ballpark today for the College World Series can expect some competition for that parking space later tonight. Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority Communication’s Director Kristi Anderson says they will try their best to accommodate everyone heading to the first championship game at TD Ameritrade Park and  the Bruno Mars […] Read More »

Gas prices creep up in Nebraska following unrest in Iraq

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Militants stormed Iraq’s main oil refinery this week and were driven back by the country’s military, escalating fears of a looming Iraqi civil war. It’s prompted a modest rise in gasoline prices in the U-S, according to Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for Triple-A-Nebraska. “Unfortunately, anytime there’s significant political unrest in the Middle East, it tends to […] Read More »

Former Energy Advisor Critical of Current Keystone XL Status

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The continued delay in a decision the Keystone XL pipeline has had its share of consequences according to a former White House energy advisor. Jack Rafuse of the Rafuse Organization, who served in the Nixon White House, says companies looking to transport oil from Canada have been buying more rail cars with the pipeline’s status […] Read More »

Siouxland lands another air carrier, starting today

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Frontier Airlines is returning flights between Sioux City, Iowa, and Denver, Colorado, today, after cancelling the route in 2008 when the company filed Chapter 11. Last year, Frontier was purchased by Indigo Partners, which provides low-cost air transportation. Frontier spokeswoman Tyri Squyres says the airline is returning because it believes Sioux City has a strong market […] Read More »

Roads Projects Moving Forward in Nebraska

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Work continues on numerous roads projects throughout Nebraska, with the first roads from the 2011 Build Nebraska Act ahead of schedule. The 2011 Build Nebraska Act, which allocated a portion of sales tax revenues to fund 17 different projects over the next ten years. Governor Dave Heineman says the completion of the projects from Omaha to […] Read More »

Motor club makes predictions about summer gas prices

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Gasoline prices are forecast to stay relatively high during the summer driving season ahead as Nebraskans join millions of motorists in taking road trips to destinations nationwide. Nick Jarmusz, at AAA, predicts gas prices nationwide will be averaging between $3.55 and $3.70 a gallon, while in Nebraska, they’re now averaging around $3.54. “It’s always hard […] Read More »

Click It or Ticket Campaign to Start This Weekend

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Nebraskans are being encouraged to buckle up as they head out this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. State Patrol Superintendent Colonel David Sankey says too many people have lost their lives from not wearing a seat belt. “What we’re seeing is, a large amount of our fatality crashes are single-vehicle rollover crashes and the occupants aren’t […] Read More »

Lincoln Airport Adds Direct Flight To Atlanta

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Passengers wishing to fly from Lincoln to Atlanta will get their chance to do so beginning this September, as Delta Airlines flights will connect the two cities. Lincoln Airport Executive Director John Wood says the upcoming schedule is particularly good for both business and leisure travelers. “Atlanta is the largest hub in the world. Not […] Read More »

Memorial Day travel forecast is up, gas prices are down

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After a long, cold winter and a wet, chilly spring, many Nebraskans are eagerly making plans for the first getaway of the summer season. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says they’re forecasting an upturn in the number of Memorial Day travelers nationwide, compared to last year. She says almost nine out of ten vacationers will be […] Read More »

Report: Nebraska’s elderly are driving longer & are safer, more vulnerable

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A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds older Americans are spending more time behind the wheel compared to previous generations. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for AAA-Nebraska, says there’s been a big rise in recent years in the number of senior citizens holding onto their driver’s licenses. “In fact, about 84% of all […] Read More »

Biodiesel plant in SE Nebraska to be first in US using new technology

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Crews from Flint Hills Resources are retrofitting the former Beatrice Biodiesel Plant so it’ll be the first of its kind in the country to use a new process to make fuel. Flint Hills spokesman Jake Reint says the new technology will allow the use of feed stocks like animal tallow, unrefined oil, used vegetable oil […] Read More »