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Eighteen people were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways in August. That's the same number of fatalities as August 2013. Nebraska Department Of Roads Communication Director Mary Jo Oie said the number is too high. "The people that build the highways want people to be safe on them," Oie said. "Driving is just a very dangerous thing. We get so use to seeing these numbers because people think that it happens to somebody else. It's not just somebody else. It...

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 5:23 PM

The Omaha Public Power District has taken another step aimed at reducing emissions at its coal-fired power generating plants. At its regular monthly meeting for September, the OPPD Board of Directors authorized management to begin...

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Roadwork is under way on Nebraska Highway 2 between Lincoln and Nebraska City, but Otoe County won't be affected until next month.The 38-mile project will be controlled by one-lane work zones and should be completed some time in...

Updated Sep 12, 2014 at 9:29 AM

According to the Nebraska Department of Roads, you may now drive from Union toNebraska City on US-75 over two newly surfaced concrete lanes, new concrete shoulders, improved drainage, four newly repaired bridges, and new...

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 2:08 PM

NEBRASKA CITY – Officials announced this week that the Nebraska City Medical Clinic remains in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield patients.CHI Health St. Mary's, however, remains out-of-network."That was good news for...

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Work is scheduled to begin the week of September 15 on US-75 north of Auburn, Reference Post 28.34 to 29.37, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.Herbst Construction, Inc., of Le Mars, Iowa, has the $125,151 contract...

Updated Sep 10, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Highway 75 North will be open to traffic by Sunday evening. "Everybody's been really, really patient, but people are going to love it," Nebraska Department Of Roads Communication Director Mary Jo Oie said Wednesday morning. "It's...

Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 2:06 PM

SYRACUSE – Blue Cross and Blue Shield and CHI Health’s inability to reach a contract agreement has left many people scrambling to find medical care within network; CHI Health St. Mary’s and the Nebraska City Medical...

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 12:20 PM

LINCOLN - An increased Nebraska State Patrol presence is planned for Husker home football games during the 2014 season.Troopers and communications specialists with the Nebraska State Patrol Headquarters Troop-Lincoln and Troop...

Updated Aug 8, 2014 at 2:17 PM

A male suspect has been arrested in Des Moines for allegedly stealing a 1993 Chevy suburban from Tag's One-Stop convenience store in Nebraska City Aug. 5. Jeremy James Walker, 29, of Saylor Township in Polk County, Iowa, was...

Updated Aug 8, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Iron Horse Trail Lake near DuBois has been placed on "Health Alert Status," which restricts all body-contact activities including swimming, wading, and water skiing are restricted. Water tests collected on Aug. 4 ...

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