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Bucks Rewarded To Drivers Who Buckle Up

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Topeka — Thousands of vehicles will be traveling the Kansas roadways during the Labor Day weekend. Many families will head out on one last camping trip or getaway as the school year begins. Safe Kids Kansas, State Farm and the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) want to encourage families to buckle up and drive safely to protect their most valuable ... Read More »

Cleanup Continues Following Frankfort Train Derailment

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Clean up continues, while no cause has yet been determined, of a Union Pacific train derailment at Frankfort Monday morning. Final reports indicate that as many as 12 cars of a 137 unit train carrying coal from Wyoming to Texas jumped the tracks at the west crossing on Highway K-9. Some 1,000 feet of track were damaged, and will be replaced. The route normally serves ... Read More »

An Unusually High Number of Dead Deer Are Being Found In The Listening Area

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Kansas and Nebraska Games and Parks said the cause is two similar diseases, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease and Blue Tongue Disease.  The diseases are spread through bites by a certain gnat or midge.  The diseases cause the deer to suffer a loss of appetite.  As the deer grow progressively weaker they tend to salivate excessively.  Deer with EHD develop a high ... Read More »

Exmark Recalls Mowers

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Exmark is recalling more than 2,000 riding mowers made at its plant in Beatrice. The company says a part on the Quest 42-inch ZRT riding mowers could fail and cause a crash. No injuries have been reported. The recall covers some mowers made in 2009 and 2010. Read More »

Grass Fire Burns Approximately 200 Acres

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A rural grass fire was reported on the east side of Nebraska Highway 4 outside of Lewiston.  Fire departments from Burchard, Pawnee City and Filley were called to the grass fire Tuesday afternoon. The fire started on the east side of Nebraska Highway 4 outside of Lewiston and moved south.  The fire crossed the dirt road 610 Avenue. An estimated ... Read More »

Current Pipeline Shuts Down

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TransCanada Corp. says its pipeline that transports crude oil from Canada through seven states—including a portion of the local area—was temporarily shut down for “mechanical issues.‘‘ Spokesman Terry Cunha says no oil spilled along the 2,148-mile-long pipeline‘s route. He says the company was working Wednesday to find out the cause of the problem. Crude began flowing through the $5.2 billion ... Read More »

Dry Weather Poses Fire Problems

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The dry weather conditions were a factor in a field fire three miles north of Barneston on Tuesday. The cause of the fire is unknown but a member of the fire department said the grass was dry enough a cigarette could have started the fire. Barneston, Wymore and Blue Springs fire departments worked for approximately two hours to extinquish the ... Read More »

Marysville City Pool Issues?

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Concerns about the Marysville City Pool were addressed by City Administrator Rick Shain. Shain reported that there have not been any problems with algae. He said the pool did close early one day after the PH balance was found to be outside acceptable levels. Shain reported that the pumps and chemicals normally added corrected the balance overnight. The cause of ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Home in Sterling, Nebraska

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A house owned by Kate Agena, located on Illinois Street in Sterling, Nebraska was completely destroyed by a fire early Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Agena was not home when the fire started. Read More »

Series Of Fires Reported In Hanover Thursday Night

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Firemen responded to another series of fires in Hanover Thursday night. Two residences and a warehouse owned by Hanover Electric were involved. The cause remains to be determined, and will be investigated. However, investigation into several fires in the Hanover community over the past several years have turned up little evidence in convicting a suspected arsonist. The Washington County Community ... Read More »