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Troopers Arrest One Following Pursuit Near Aurora

Jan 22, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

JANUARY 21, 2022 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Minnesota man following a pursuit on In...
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Troopers Find 231 LBs of Marijuana, THC Products in I-80 Traffic Stop

Jan 21, 2022 / Cody Thomas – Public Relations Director, Nebraska State Patrol

JANUARY 21, 2022 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after locating more than 200 p...
Teddy Bear Toss Organized for Community Hospital Pediatric Patients

Teddy Bear Toss Organized for Community Hospital Pediatric Patients

Jan 21, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Neb.—Teddy bears were flying onto the basketball court during the first ever Teddy Bear Toss during half time of the Friday night McC...
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Nebraska State Patrol Responded to Officer Down Call

Jan 19, 2022 / Red Willow County Attorney

On January 17th, 2022, at 10:59 p.m. the Nebraska State Patrol in North Platte was notified of an "Officer Down" call for help from the Red Willow ...
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Community Hospital Nurse Anesthetists Celebrate National Nurse Anesthetists Week—January 23-29

Jan 18, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Three full-time Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who provide services at Community Hospital celebrate Nationa...
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McCook Selects New Essential Air Service

Jan 18, 2022 / Josh Keenportz

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Suspect Arrested, Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Franklin County

Jan 18, 2022 / Cody Thomas – Public Relations Director, Nebraska State Patrol

JANUARY 18, 2022 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, working with deputies from Franklin and Webster Counti...
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Update to Threats Made Against McCook Businesses

Jan 18, 2022 / MPD

Press release: January 18, 2022UPDATEThe following information is being released as an update to threats made against McCook businesses on January ...
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Police in Kearney say 1 man killed, 1 injured in shooting

Jan 17, 2022 / Ap

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man has died and another man was injured in a shooting in central Kearney. Police say the shooting was repo...
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Gov. Ricketts Announces New Directed Health Measure

Jan 14, 2022 / Media Release from Governors office

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued a new Directed ...
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Colorado to 'aggressively assert' water rights with Nebraska

Jan 14, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Colorado has warned it will “protect and aggressively assert” its water rights after Nebraska Gov. Pete Rick...
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Third woman sues Lincoln police for sex discrimination

Jan 14, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lincoln Police Department is facing another sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by a female officer. Department spok...
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Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

Jan 13, 2022 / Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be v...

State AG may sue to block planned mask mandate in Omaha

Jan 12, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Health officials want to impose a new mask mandate in Omaha to slow the spread of COVID-19 as surging virus cases continue...
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Pansing Brooks reports nearly $210K in campaign donations

Jan 12, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks says she has raised nearly $210,000 in her campaign for the state’s 1st C...
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Ricketts: Limit state spending, but OK to use pandemic cash

Jan 9, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts will unveil a state budget proposal much like the other frugal spending plans he has introduced over ...
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One in Custody Following Pursuit with Stolen Vehicle

Dec 30, 2021 / Nebraska State Patrol

DECEMBER 30, 2021 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — One person is in custody following a pursuit in southwest Nebraska Wednesday afternoon. At ap...