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Five people were transported — including a mother and an infant — to area hospitals Sunday after a three-vehicle accident along South Highway 30 near Kellie Drive in Blair.

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The Nebraska Department of Transportation and Blair police are encouraging motorists and residents to use caution while driving through the city after the closure of interstates 29 and 680 due to flooding in Iowa has led to increased traffic.

The Blair Police Department has received a grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Highway Safety Office to purchase one in-car camera system, according to Mark Segerstrom, administrator of the NDOT Highway Safety Office.

A man found sleeping in a running vehicle was arrested June 25 after police determined he had an active warrant. He also faces additional charges in Washington County after officers found drugs and a weapon in his possession.

The Blair Police Department recently participated in the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign. By means of funding for overtime pay through the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, the department increased its patrols in the city of Blair during the enforcement period.

Four Blair juveniles were cited after a break-in at the C.A. Dana-LIFE Library on the former Dana College campus last week.

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The driver of a red sedan reportedly had a seizure before crashing into a tree Thursday night near the intersection of Washington and 20th streets, according to witnesses.

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