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Farm truck accident kills Hebron man

An accident involving a farm truck and a semi tractor-trailer in southern Nebraska has claimed the life of a 62-year-old man. The Thayer County Sheriff’s Office reports James Summers of Hebron died in the accident near Hebron. According to the office, Summers was crossing U.S. 81 in his farm truck when a semi driven by […]

Lincoln woman charged with leaving scene of fatal August accident

A 34-year-old Lincoln woman faces a variety of charges in connection with the death of her friend who fell out of the sunroof of her sports utility vehicle in August. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says Lindsey McCallister has been charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident, tampering with evidence, and drunk […]

Ebola patient released from Omaha hospital

Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha has successfully treated their second Ebola patient. Ashoka Mukpo was released this morning from the hospital’s biocontainment unit and is on his way home to Providence, Rhode Island. Mukpo did not attend a morning news conference in Omaha but Dr. Jeff Gold, Chancellor of the University of […]

Kenney defends controversial program; denies governor knowledge

State Corrections Director Mike Kenney defends his controversial program to allow prison inmates released prematurely to serve out the rest of their sentences at home. Kenney objects to state senators on a special legislative committee calling his temporary alternative placement program illegal, insisting it was the best alternative for a handful of inmates who had […]

State highway officials hope awareness reduces teen highway deaths

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teenagers in Nebraska. This is National Teen Driver Safety Week and parents are urged to review the rules of the road with their young drivers. Nebraska Department of Highway Safety Administrator Fred Zwonechek says in 2013, teens represented 7.1% of all licensed drivers in the state […]