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Lawmakers Defend Gubernatorial Candidate Krist

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Twenty-one Nebraska lawmakers have signed a letter defending Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist against Republican allegations that he drank alcohol on the job. The letter was signed by current and former senators who served with Krist in the Legislature. The senators say they never saw Krist impaired by alcohol when he…read more »

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Colorado Meatpacker Recalls Ground Beef After E. Coli Death

Eds: APNewsNow. Edits headline, summary and story. Adds distribution points. AP photos planned. FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado meatpacker is recalling more than 132,000 pounds (60,000 kilograms) of ground beef after an E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday the beef was produced and…read more »

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Man Arrested Following High Speed Chase

A high-speed chase that reached speeds of 110 miles per hour on I-80 heading into Lincoln was brought to a stop with the help of spike strips. As the vehicle continued driving on rims, state patrol troopers successfully performed a tactical vehicle intervention to bring the SUV to a stop. Troopers had to use a…read more »

Nebraska Agencies Are Aiding Refugees Living In Squalor

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Social service agencies are scrambling to help up to 500 refugees who may have to find new places to live because of the squalid conditions in their Nebraska apartment complex. Omaha housing inspectors pored over the Yale Park Apartments on Thursday because of nearly 100 complaints filed by occupants who’ve been…read more »

A Home Outside Eagle Is Destroyed by Fire

Fire destroys a rural Eagle home. Multiple volunteer fire departments responded to the fire Wednesday night near the Woodland Hills Golf course. Neighbors report hearing a loud explosion before the fire started in the home on Deer Haven Trail. The residents got out safely.read more »