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South Dakota woman killed in northwest Nebraska crash

KILGORE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Nebraska say a South Dakota woman died in a crash near the village of Kilgore over the weekend. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the crash happened Saturday, when the woman’s vehicle left a county road, rolled and landed in a ditch. Investigators say the driver, 48-year-old Jacqueline Frances Kills In Sight, of the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, was thrown from the vehicle and died from her injuries. Kilgore is about 21 miles south of Rosebud and about the same distance west of Valentine, Nebraska.
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Nebraska OC provides status update on RB Markese Stepp

Another day of fall camp has come to a conclusion at Nebraska. Today it was the offense’s turn to talk. Matt Lubick, the offensive coordinator for the Huskers, provided updates on the running back room, specifically Markese Stepp, the 6’1 230 pound Sophomore transfer from USC. “Ahead of where we...
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Nebraska Man Drown in East Lake Okoboji

Spirit Lake, IA (KICD)– A Nebraska man has died after authorities say he went under the water in East Lake Okoboji Wednesday morning. Emergency personnel Francis Sites area of Rural Spirit Lake around 11:30 after receiving a call for man having disappeared under the water. An investigation determined 41-year-old Brandon...
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Nebraska Football: 3 teams Huskers will blow out in 2021

The Nebraska football program needs to take a step forward in 2021 and here are three games the Huskers will win with ease along the way. When it comes to the 2021 Nebraska football schedule, the Huskers made headlines this offseason as the Huskers reportedly talked about moving on from traveling to Oklahoma.
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DHHS COVID-19 weekly update: Nebraska sees an increase in hospitalizations

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Nebraska are up according to the latest report from the Department of Health and Human Services. They say there are 33 more people fighting the virus in a hospital during the last week of July compared to the week before. There were no deaths reported last week but Two Rivers Public Health Department reported one person dead from COVID-19 this week.

AUGUST 4th: 50% of Nebraska's population is fully vaccinated

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is reporting 1,976 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths since their last update on July 28th. The total number of COVID-19 deaths is at 2,285. 158 people are currently hospitalized. A week ago the number of hospitalizations was...

NE Colleges/Tyson Foods All Insist On Full Vaccination

Three colleges in Nebraska are requiring students to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Doane University is asking students to have their second dose of the vaccine by September 9th. Nebraska Wesleyan University is requiring students to be fully vaccinated by August 15th, and Creighton University is requiring all students to be fully vaccinated in order to return to campus. The vaccination requirements come as the number of new delta variant cases increases. Meanwhile, Tyson Foods will require all U.S. employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The company announced the policy today, which will affect about 120-thousand employees including thousands in Nebraska. Tyson officials say about half of its employees have already been vaccinated and the rest will have until October 1st or November 1st to get their shots depending on their work location. Tyson employs workers at half-a-dozen facilities in Nebraska including in Lexington, Madison, Dakota City and Omaha.

Mosquitos test positive for West Nile in Nebraska, none in WCDHD yet

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The first human case of West Nile virus for the 2021 season has been found in the Elkhorn-Logan Valley Health Department area (Burt, Cuming, Madison, and Stanton Counties). The person who tested positive was not hospitalized, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).