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Nebraska girl killed after running in front of SUV on Easter
Heartbreak for a Bellevue family as they remember their 6-year-old girl who was fatally struck by an SUV on Easter Sunday. Police said what happened near 23rd and Emiline Streets seems to be an accident and the driver will not be cited.
Nebraska State Patrol finds 368 pounds of marijuana during arrest
(KTIV) – An Indiana man was arrested Saturday during a traffic stop on I-80, after the Nebraska State Patrol found nearly 370 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. Thirty-seven-year-old Bradley Wooten, of Carmel, Indiana, was arrested for possession of marijuana- more than one pound, possession with i
Hub Territory Track Meet Results, April 18
100 — Madison Smith, Lexington, 12.21. 200 — Madison Smith, Lexington, 25.84. 400 — Nicole Messbarger, KCHS, 1:01.07. 800 — Hannah Anderson, Gothenburg, 2:24.92. 1,600 — Kayla Barrios, Lexington, 5:50.74. 3,200 — Sydney Barner, North Platte, 12:42.74. 100HH — Grace Schwarz, Bertrand, 16.07. 300LH —
Out-of-state farm company travels through Nebraska holding free barbecues in various communities
BATTLE CREEK – It was a gloomy day in Battle Creek, but that didn’t stop the grills from being fired up and pumping out burgers in the Farmer’s Pride parking lot. Verdesian Life Sciences is a company that is dedicated to helping farmers by developing products and technologies that help grow more cro
Lexington Community Foundation gets $79K grant from Susan G. Komen
LEXINGTON — Lexington Community Foundation will receive $79,627 from Susan G. Komen Great Plains to partner with Lexington Regional Health Center for breast health education and breast cancer screenings in Dawson County, specifically to at-risk populations.
Utah man killed in semi crash east of Cozad
Cozad, Neb. — A Utah semi-truck driver died in a one-vehicle crash Saturday off the westbound lanes of I-80 in Dawson County. The Nebraska State Patrol responded to the crash approximately 4 miles east of Cozad about 12:20 a.m. Patrol investigators said the truck driver, identified as 50 year old Jo
Nebraska Supreme Court session to be held in Scottsbluff RU
SCOTTSBLUFF — In honor of Law Day, Nebraska Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments in the Scottsbluff High School auditorium on April 29. This visit marks the first time the Supreme Court has held court arguments in Scottsbluff. The event is part of a continuing effort by the Nebraska Supre
'Sprinter' storm closes 1-80 from Lexington, creates hazardous travel conditions in the Kearney area
KEARNEY — Some meteorologists dubbed today’s weather a “sprinter” storm because it combined elements of both spring and winter storms. Across south-central Nebraska there was heavy rain, hail, thunder and lightning — all what you’d expect in spring storms — as well as a wintry blend of wet, heavy sn
Man who drove 4 mph, then 147 mph, arrested on Interstate 80 in Nebraska
Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested a California man Saturday who is accused of driving under the influence of drugs while driving 4 mph and, later, 147 mph on Interstate 80.
Floodwater mosquitoes likely in Nebraska but too soon to know about West Nile-carriers
Though stagnant water can be an appealing breeding ground for mosquitoes, it's still early to know if floodwaters will impact this season's mosquito population. When the flooding occurred in March, temperatures were still cool. Cool weather is not conducive for mosquito development.
Kansas woman who bought out Payless store for Nebraska flood victims to appear Monday on ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’
HAYS, Kan. — A Kansas woman who donated 204 pairs of shoes to Nebraska flood victims after buying all the remaining shoes at a Payless store that was closing will appear this afternoon on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Drugged driver arrested after high-speed pursuit on Interstate 80
GRAND ISLAND — Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested a California man following a pursuit on Interstate 80 early Saturday. About 12:40 a.m. a trooper saw a Ford Mustang traveling at just 4 miles per hour on I-80 near Kearney at mile marker 269, according to a press release from the patrol. As the
Nebraska man’s rapid heartbeat stabilizes after ambulance hits pothole: report
Paramedics near Omaha last Monday were racing to a hospital to save a 59-year-old man whose heart was racing at work, Omaha's WOWT reported. The man’s heart reached 200 beats per minute during the seven-mile 20-minute ride in an ambulance, the report said.
Looking for a job? Nebraska corrections officials offer $3,000 bonus to work at certain prisons
LINCOLN — State corrections officials took more steps Monday to improve recruitment and retention of prison staff. The moves include a continuation and expansion of bonuses for newly hired employees at certain prisons, and incentives for referring and supervising new staff.
Nebraska energy plant suspending production to make repairs
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) — A northeastern Nebraska renewable energy plant is suspending production so it can make repairs that its owner hopes will resolve ongoing discharge and odor issues, a company official said.
368 pounds of marijuana seized in NSP traffic stop
GOEHNER, Neb. — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol found 368 pounds of marijuana and arrested an Indiana man during a traffic stop on I-80 near Goehner on Saturday. Just before noon on Saturday, a trooper saw an eastbound Dodge Ram failing to stay in its lane. During the traffic stop, the troop
New Disaster Recovery Centers to open in Nebraska.
(KTIV) – FEMA is still working to provide aid to people impacted by last month’s flooding, but time is running out to meet with an official in person. If you’re a resident of Woodbury County and want to sit down with a FEMA official, you are encouraged to do so by Thursday, April 25th.
Kearney area girls gunning for national Elks Hoop Shoot crowns
KEARNEY — Molli Kalsbeck of Kearney and Hannah Herrick of Amherst will compete Saturday in Chicago for national championships in the Elks Hoop Shoot. Both girls began advancing nine months ago through local, district and state levels in the best-of-25 free-throw shooting contest.
State seeks emergency transfer of Cozad Care residents
A hearing has been set in Dawson County County District Court next week on an emergency motion to transfer residents of Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center in Cozad. Department of Health and Human Services filed an emergency motion Thursday to transfer residents to other appropriate placements.
Three area fire departments battle field fire in high winds
SMITHFIELD — Sustained winds of 20 MPH only added to the problem as Bertrand, Loomis and Elwood fire departments worked to battle a fire which spread through a field east of Smithfield on Wednesday, April 17.