Employee who killed gunman likely saved lives, police say

Employee who killed gunman likely saved lives, police say

Superior, Neb. -- Authorities say an employee who shot and killed a gunman at a Nebraska grain elevator likely prevented further loss of life. Nebraska State Patrol Sgt. Jeff Roby said Friday that the victims killed in Thursday's shooting at Agrex Elevator in Superior were 60-year-old Sandra Nelson, of Formoso,…
Fire at Nebraska prison sends 1 person to hospital

Fire at Nebraska prison sends 1 person to hospital

Lincoln, Neb. -- Authorities say a fire in a housing unit at the Lincoln Correctional Center has sent one person to the hospital. The Lincoln Journal-Star reported that Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to the facility fire at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The extent of the injuries to the person…
Sen. Fischer offers praise and condolences upon learning of the Passing of Sen. Cap Dierks

Sen. Fischer offers praise and condolences upon learning of the Passing of Sen. Cap Dierks

Courtesy/Kansas State University -- Dr. Merton L. (Cap) Dierks.The Nebraska Veterinarian and former Legislator received his Veterinary Medical Degree from K-State. Fischer Statement on the Passing of Senator Dierks LINCOLN, NEB. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer released the following statement after learning of the passing of Senator Cap Dierks.: “I met Senator Dierks in…
Maywood man passes in Dawson Co accident

Maywood man passes in Dawson Co accident

The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Frontier County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating a fatality accident in southern Dawson County.    Around 3:00am Saturday morning, a passerby came upon the scene of a one vehicle rollover accident that occurred about 9 miles south of Cozad on Highway 21.…
Union Pacific: Q3 Earnings Snapshot

Union Pacific: Q3 Earnings Snapshot

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $1.67 billion.The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had net income of $2.57 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.48…
Cause of explosion sought that leveled building in Taylor

Cause of explosion sought that leveled building in Taylor

Taylor, Neb. -- Investigators are looking for the cause of an explosion that leveled a vacant building in the small north-central Nebraska town of Taylor. The explosion happened Tuesday afternoon, when Loup County volunteer firefighters were called to the town of about 200 people and found the shattered ruins of…
Make Every Day a Drug Take-Back

Make Every Day a Drug Take-Back

Lincoln – A small act can make a big difference. Leftover prescription drugs, especially those related to pain management, present risks for overdoses, poisoning, or misuse. Take a few minutes and dispose of leftover or expired medications.  According to the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), more than 50…
Salmonella outbreak sickens 650 including some Nebraskans

Salmonella outbreak sickens 650 including some Nebraskans

NEW YORK (AP) _ U.S. health officials say a salmonella outbreak tied to onions has sickened more than 650 people in 37 states. Six to 10 people in Nebraska were sickened, according to the latest data, and one to five people in Iowa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…