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$144 found in donated clothes dryer is returned

Aug. 1, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — A volunteer trying to figure out why a donated clothes dryer didn't work took it apart and found $144. The money was found Saturday at Habitat for Humanity's HomeStore in Fremont. The Fremont Tribune reports that volunteer Jerry Getzfrid pulled off the front of the dryer to see what...

380,000-chicken facility proposed in Lancaster County

Jul. 23, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposed poultry farm that could house up to 380,000 chickens already faces opposition as Lancaster County officials considers new regulations for large livestock operations. Sunset Poultry LLC applied earlier this month for a special permit for eight barns housing up to 47,500...

Fremont woman charged in May crash death of Lincoln man

Jul. 19, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Fremont woman has been charged with vehicular homicide for a May crash that killed a Lincoln man. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 73-year-old Lois Vachal pleaded not guilty at her first court appearance last week. Prosecutors say Vachal ran a red light at the intersection of...

Small Nebraska post office reopens months after flooding

Jul. 8, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

NORTH BEND, Neb. (AP) — The small community of North Bend has its post office back after flooding required months of cleanup. The Fremont Tribune reports muddy waters several inches deep filled the North Bend Post Office when much of the town flooded in March after a levee failed. An outside contractor was...

Dodge County's new 911 simulator helps kids in an emergency

Jul. 6, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — While 9-1-1 might be the most recognizable phone number in the United States, when the time actually comes to dial the three digit number, many people find themselves ill-prepared for obvious reasons. "When people find themselves in a situation where they have to call 911 it's usually...

Fremont man arrested in Omaha hit-and-run that injured woman

Jul. 6, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Fremont man suspected of hitting a woman on an Omaha sidewalk last month without stopping. Omaha television station KETV reports that 69-year-old Aldean Drieling on Wednesday. Drieling is believed to have been driving a van that hit the 29-year-old woman on...

Nebraska students help communities recover from flooding

Jul. 2, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska students are beginning to work in several communities through a summer service program that was created in the wake of this year's devastating flooding. The program projects are varied and include documenting flood damage to roads and bridges, and developing...