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Bird Flu Prompts Slaughter of 1.8M Chickens in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska agriculture officials say another 1.8 million chickens must be killed after bird flu was found on a farm in the latest sign that the outbreak that has already prompted the slaughter of more than 50 …

Added Crews Making Progress on Midwest, Southwest Fires

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Beefed up fire crews made major progress on a large prairie fire burning near the Nebraska-Kansas line on Tuesday and lighter winds allowed firefighters to keep flames from advancing significantly at big fires in the Southwest …

Firefighters Work to Stop Nebraska Wildfire That’s Killed 1

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters were taking advantage of higher humidity and calmer winds Monday to work toward containing a wildfire in rural southwestern Nebraska that has killed one person, injured at least 15 firefighters and destroyed at least six …

Rural Nebraska Fire Chief Dies in Crash on Way to Wildfire

EDISON, Neb. (AP) — A wildfire in southern Nebraska fueled by dry conditions and strong winds forced the evacuation of the small village of Edison, destroyed several homes and factored into the death of a rural fire chief who was …

Lincoln Considers Steps to Avoid Flooding

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln’s defenses against Salt Creek flooding will face a stiffer test against heavier rains in the future, a study commissioned by the city found. The city installed the Salt Creek levee system in the 1960s to …

Devastating Nebraska Floods Threaten to Stretch into the South

BROWNVILLE, Neb. — Emergency officials in Southern U.S. states kept a wary eye on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as massive flooding that killed four people and caused more than $1 billion in estimated damages to homes, businesses and crops …

Flood Insurance Workshops Planned in Nebraska City

Flood insurance workshops will be held this week for residents of the small northeast Nebraska city of Pilger who want to rebuild after a June tornado destroyed much of the town. Flooding rules have complicated rebuilding plans for many Pilger …

Nebraska Won’t Disclose Oil Train Records

Nebraska officials have refused to disclose the details of crude oil shipments railroads haul through the state. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says it plans to keep the information railroads provided confidential. Officials say the information is proprietary and releasing …

Nebraska Disaster Declaration Approved

The governor has approved a state disaster declaration to help Nebraskans recover from the tornadoes and severe thunderstorms that swept through parts of eastern Nebraska over the weekend. On Monday Gov. Dave Heineman toured Beaver Crossing, Sutton and other communities …

Nebraska Boy’s Drowning Death Lawsuit Settled for $300,000

A lawsuit filed after the drowning of an 11-year-old boy who was fishing in Lake Wanahoo has been settled for $300,000. The Lincoln Journal Star reports the lawsuit settlement was approved March 26 in Saunders County Court. The parents of …