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Road 702 Fire Monday, April 25th Update

Apr 25, 2022 / Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

There are many interior pockets of unburned vegetation within the Road 702 Fire perimeter. As windsshift or increase, these areas within the fire m...
Nebraska Army and Air National Guard firefighters work the edges of a burned area near Hayes Center, Neb., April 24, 2022, to extinguish hot spots and prevent reignition.

Update on the Nebraska Spring Fires

Apr 24, 2022 / Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team along with the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency provided an update Sunday afternoon on the fires th...
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Community Hospital Recognizes Patient Experience Week

Apr 21, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

Recognizing and encouraging global efforts to improve the healthcare experience for patients, their families and caregivers, Community Hospital in ...
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Witnesses Credited with Saving Scotts Bluff County Deputy after Crash

Apr 19, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB.)  — Multiple bystanders are believed to have saved the life of a Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Deputy this morn...
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Fertilizer company complains about railroad shipment limits

Apr 17, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major fertilizer company says the limits Union Pacific is putting on rail traffic to clear up congestion will delay ship...
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Troopers Wrap-Up Distracted Driving Initiative

Apr 11, 2022 / Cody Thomas – Public Relations Director, Nebraska State Patrol

APRIL 11, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol has completed a week-long enforcement and education effort focused on distra...
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Extra Assistance Arrives over the weekend to help with Gosper/Furnas County Fire

Apr 11, 2022 / Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

Local and state assets are continuing their response to the wildfire in Gosper and Furnas counties that has burned nearly 30,000 acres. Both counti...
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Elwood Fire Chief Killed in Crash During Fire Response

Apr 8, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(ARAPAHOE, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a fatality crash that occurred on Highway 283 Thursday afternoon, during ...
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Nebraska Supreme Court to Hold Court Session at McCook High School

Apr 7, 2022 / McCook Public Schools

McCook- In honor of Law Day, Nebraska Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments in the McCook High School auditorium on April 28, 2022, at 9:...
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Guns, Controlled Substances Found in I-80 Traffic Stops

Apr 6, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested three people after finding firearms and controlled substan...
Brantley Gilbert to perform at Nebraska State Fair

Brantley Gilbert to perform at Nebraska State Fair

Apr 6, 2022 / Press Release

Brantley Gilbert will perform at the Nebraska State Fair on Thursday, Sept. 1, as part of the Nebraska Lottery Concert Series. The concert will be...
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McCook Economic Development Corporation Hires New Exec Director

Apr 5, 2022 / McCook EDC

The new executive director for McCook Economic Development Corp. won’t have far to move when he takes over the role on April 25. Charlie McPh...
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Kearney Man Injured Following Monday Morning Crash Near Cambridge

Mar 30, 2022 / Josh Keenportz

Cambridge, Neb. —A Kearney man remains in serious condition as of Wednesday after an accident occurred early Monday between a semi and an SUV...
Large search fails to find woman's remains in SE Nebraska

Large search fails to find woman's remains in SE Nebraska

Mar 27, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

The Nebraska State Patrol has completed a three-day search operation as part of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Linda Dillard. ...
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US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska announces resignation

Mar 26, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska says he will resign from office, effective March 31, after a California ...
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Wildfire Burns Nearly 1,000 Acres South Of North Platte

Mar 17, 2022 / Tyson Havranek

In North Platte, a wildfire just southeast of the city has burned nearly 1,000 acres. The Nebraska Forest Service said as of Wednesday afternoon, ...
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Troopers Stay Busy During State Basketball

Mar 14, 2022 / State Patrol Release

(LINCOLN, NEB.)  — A busy week of basketball in Lincoln was coupled with a busy week on Nebraska roads as teams and fans from across the...
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Nebraska advances permanent Daylight Savings Time bill

Mar 14, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska have given initial approval to a bill that would place the state in permanent Daylight Savings Time if neighbor...
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COMMUNITY HOSPITAL RECEIVES EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE AWARDS

Mar 14, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, NE (March 14, 2022) – Professional Research Consultants (PRC) has recognized Community Hospital as a national 2022, 5-Star Award Winn...
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Nebraska canal project targeting Colorado clears key hurdle

Mar 10, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is taking another step toward building a canal that would divert water out of neighboring Colorado under a 99-y...
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Nebraska advances small business emergency grant program

Mar 10, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have given initial approval to a grant program for small businesses that are hit by natural disasters...
Troopers Find 25,000 Suspected Fentanyl Pills During I-80 Traffic Stop

Troopers Find 25,000 Suspected Fentanyl Pills During I-80 Traffic Stop

Mar 8, 2022 / State Patrol Release

MARCH 8, 2022 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after locating thousands of suspe...
Trooper Hit as NSP Responds to Dozens of Weather-Related Incidents

Trooper Hit as NSP Responds to Dozens of Weather-Related Incidents

Mar 6, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — A Nebraska State Trooper was struck and received minor injuries while responding to a motorist assist near Maxwe...
Troopers Promote Safe Travel for State Basketball

Troopers Promote Safe Travel for State Basketball

Mar 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

MARCH 4, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — This year’s action in vying for the state title in the NSAA Girls and Boys State Basketball Tourn...
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Local Financial Advisor Honored for Performance

Mar 2, 2022 / Jennifer Maris - Senior Branch Office Administrator Edward Jones

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Sharleen Riemenschneider of McCook recently qualified for the firm's Managing Partner's Conference, which celebrates...