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About 30 Union Pacific Coal Cars Derail Near Gothenburg

(Dawson Co., NE) -- No injuries after about 30 train cars carrying coal derail in western Nebraska. Omaha-based Union Pacific says the cars jumped the tracks about two miles southeast of Gothenburg around 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Rail traffic is being allowed to move through as the cleanup continues.
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Union Pacific coal train derails Thursday in west central Nebraska

GOTHENBURG, Neb. — A Union Pacific train derailed early Thursday near Gothenburg, Nebraska sending 30 coal cars off the tracks. No one was injured in the incident 2 miles southeast of Gothenburg. UP cleared one of three lines in the area to keep train traffic moving. The Nebraska State...

No injuries reported after coal train derails in central Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – No injuries were reported after a train derailed near Gothenburg, the Nebraska State Patrol says. The train derailed alongside Highway 30 but it did not cause any closures. Clean-up continues as crews work to upright the derailed coal cars. The cause of the derailment is...

Troopers assist with Nebraska train derailment

Troopers responded to assist with a train derailment east of Gothenburg this morning. Thankfully no injuries are reported and traffic on Highway 30 is not impacted. Crews are working on clean-up at this time. Trooper Martinez is one of our certified Drone pilots and flew the scene. This tech helps...

Three injured following Gosper County crash

SMITHFIELD, Neb. — Three people were injured following a crash between a car and a semi in Gosper County Wednesday morning. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the crash occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 23 and Road 434, about a mile east of Smithfield.
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Car-semi crash Wednesday near Smithfield temporarily shuts down U.S. Highway 23

BERTRAND — Little information is know about the drivers involved in a car-semitrailer crash Wednesday morning that temporarily closed U.S. Highway 23 near Smithfield. Before 9 a.m. the Bertrand Volunteer Fire Department was called to the crash near the intersection of Highway 23 and Road 434, one mile east of Smithfield. The Elwood Volunteer Fire Department was later paged to the scene for mutual aid for the Jaws of Life, and to help with a fuel spill from the semi.
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AirCare transports one driver from car-semi crash Wednesday in Gosper County

SMITHFIELD - One person was transported by AirCare to a Kearney hospital Wednesday following a car-semi crash in Gosper County. The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 23 and Road 434 one mile from Smithfield. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the Malibu was driving north on Road 434 when it failed to stop, entered the intersection and collided with the semi driving on Highway 23.

Gothenburg Health Ready to Assist During Formula Shortage

Parents of infants have been faced with a shortage of formula over the last couple of years. While this is a concern nationally, Gothenburg Health is ready to assist parents in the surrounding area to get the formula supplies they need. According to Melissa Thoene, PhD, RD with the Nebraska...
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Overton uses wind to their advantage to win Class D state golf

NORTH PLATTE — Call it a divine wind. Using Mother Nature’s gift — a perceived advantage — the Overton Eagles rallied from a 23-stroke deficit to win the Class D state high school golf championship Wednesday at Lake Maloney Golf Course south of North Platte. After...

Faulty light fixture leads to Lexington house fire

LEXINGTON, Neb. — A Lexington home sustained thousands of dollars in damage following a fire early Wednesday morning. Lexington Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bo Berry said crews responded just after 4 a.m. to the fire at a home in the 1400 bock of North Madison Street. Berry said upon...

Three Nebraska schools will soon have state-of-the-art fitness centers

GOTHENBURG, Neb. — Students at three Nebraska schools will soon enjoy state-of-the-art fitness centers. Earlier this month, Governor Pete Ricketts and fitness icon Jake (Body by Jake) Steinfeld, chairman of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils (NFGFC), announced the three Nebraska schools. The multi-million dollar DON’T QUIT! Campaign...

Regional Mexican ‘Fiesta 94.5’ Debuts In Grand Island, NE.

Flood Communications takes the wind out of AC “The Breeze 94.5” KILQ Grand Island-Kearney-Hastings, NE in favor of what the company says is the first full-power Spanish-language radio station in the market with the launch of regional Mexican “Fiesta 94.5.”. The company closed on its $1,618,860 purchase...