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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 package. Lawmakers announc... 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 inside a submerged v... 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 patients, but state of... 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 wanted in connection ... 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 convicted of the 1985 rape ... 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 two others critically... 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 remain high and it&r... 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 more than six hours to... 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 Office, have arreste... 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 near East 5 th and ... continue reading

More charges filed in deadly attack at Nebraska restaurant

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have filed additional charges against a 23-year-old man in a shooting at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in... continue reading
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MCCOOK POLICE DEPARTMENT MEDIA RELEASE

Release from McCook Police Department:   On November 19, 2020, at 1016, the McCook Police Department was contacted and asked to respond to a... continue reading
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14 year old Apprehended After Pursuit in Omaha

NOVEMBER 19, 2020 (OMAHA, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) apprehended a juvenile following a pursuit in Omaha Wed... continue reading
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Suspect Arrested After Confrontation with Trooper

NOVEMBER 16, 2020 (KEARNEY, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) and Buffalo County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested ... continue reading
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Nebraska Board of Education recommends mask mandate

(Lincoln, NE) - The State Board of Education is recommending a statewide mask mandate to ensure the safety of all students, staff, and community me... continue reading
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2nd virus vaccine shows overwhelming success in US tests

There's more promising news on the COVID-19 vaccine front as Moderna says its shot provides strong protection against the coronavirus. Monday's ann... continue reading