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City of McCook Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire Tuesday

Per McCook Fire Department: The City of McCook Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire Tuesday evening at #26 S... continue reading
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Five Arrested Following Traffic Stop in Red Willow County

JANUARY 20, 2021 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested five people fol... continue reading

Benkelman Evacuated Due to Large Wildfire

Per Dundy County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page: There is currently a large fire on the northwestern side of Benkelman. Mutual ... continue reading
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Troopers Locate 35 LBs of Marijuana Hidden in Tires

JANUARY 14, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after loca... continue reading
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Troopers Locate Missing Endangered Illinois Juvenile

JANUARY 9, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a California man... continue reading
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Ricketts hints at ballot measure if property tax push fails

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will push to reduce property taxes during this legislative session by li... continue reading
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Nebraska man arrested in stabbing death of 4 month old

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in the stabbing death of a 4-month-old baby in Nebraska. Police in F... continue reading
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NSP Investigating after Man Dies from Self Inflicted Gunshot during Brief Standoff in Kearney County

JANUARY 7, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is investigating an incident in which a subj... continue reading
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More GOP lawmakers enlist in Trump effort to undo Biden win

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Republican lawmakers have joined President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effor... continue reading
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Elderly to be next priority for COVID19 vaccine

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials say people 75 and older are the state's next priority for distribution of ... continue reading

GOP senator rebukes dangerous ploy to fight Biden victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska has issued a pointed rebuke of GOP attempts to object Jan. 6 to t... continue reading
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House approves Trumps COVID19 relief checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted overwhelmingly to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Dona... continue reading
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NSP Investigating After Subject Commits Suicide during Traffic

DECEMBER 24, 2020 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating an incident that occurred in Gr... continue reading
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Governor Ricketts announces new directed health measures

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the State is moving from the “yellow” to “blue&r... continue reading
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Winter storm claims three lives

Additional Details Released Regarding Triple-Fatality Crash Wednesday DECEMBER 24, 2020 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  &mdash... continue reading
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Congress seals agreement on a COVID relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top negotiators in Congress have sealed a deal on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief packag... continue reading
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15 year old body found submerged in car in Grand Island lake

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Investigators in south-central Nebraska say a 15-year-old Grand Island boy has been found dead ... continue reading
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Nebraska relaxes restrictions after hospitalizations dip

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will relax its coronavirus restrictions on Saturday after a recent decline in hospitalized pa... continue reading
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NSP SWAT Makes Arrest in Homicide Investigation

DECEMBER 10, 2020 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol SWAT Team have arrested a person w... continue reading
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Lead investigator in Beatrice 6 exoneration dies after crash

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a former police investigator whose work helped exonerate six people wrongly convict... continue reading
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2 killed and 2 critically injured in Omaha house explosion

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fire officials say an explosion that leveled a home in Omaha, Nebraska, has left two people dead and t... continue reading
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Nebraska virus numbers improving but cases remain high

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest virus numbers in Nebraska show some improvement but health officials say virus cases still ... continue reading

Six Hour Standoff Ends with Arrest in Hayes Center

DECEMBER 2, 2020 (HAYES CENTER, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have brought a standoff of mo... continue reading
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Standoff Ends With Arrest near McCook after Four Hours

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), working with the McCook Police Department and Red Willow County Sheriff’s ... continue reading
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Friday Morning Police Chase

On November 27, 2020, at 4:36 am, officers with the McCook Police Departmentattempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation... continue reading