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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new report says there are more doctors in Nebraska than there were 10 years ago, but 13 counties still don't have a primary care physician.

The Status of the Healthcare Workforce report issued Wednesday says data from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the state show the number of doctors has risen 11 percent.

The report says nearly a fifth of physicians in Nebraska are more than 60 years old and likely to retire in the near future. It also says 18 of 93 Nebraska counties have no pharmacist.

The report recommended more state support for programs and educational initiatives that provide incentives for health care professionals to practice in rural communities.


(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two men and seized 149 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, a trooper stopped an eastbound 2017 Dodge Caravan for failing to signal near York, at mile marker 353. During the stop, the trooper observed a vacuum-sealed bag of marijuana plainly visible inside the vehicle.

Troopers and deputies from the York County Sheriff’s Office searched the vehicle and discovered 149 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $447,000.

The driver, Robert Rosenwasser, 56, of Florida, and Milton Coore, 53, of Jamaica, were arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no Drug Tax stamp. Both men were lodged in York County Jail.


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Officers from the Chardon Police Department (CPD) and the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a man who was wanted on multiple felony warrants after escaping from the Nebraska Department of Corrections Work Ethic Camp (WEC) in McCook, NE on December 21, 2016.

CPD’s investigation into the whereabouts of Charles Canaday, 37, determined that he was hiding at a residence in Chadron. On Wednesday evening, CPD requested NSP SWAT team assistance in serving a search warrant on the home at 502 West Niobrara Ave. While serving the warrant, NSP SWAT found Canaday hiding in the home and observed several items related to drug activity.

CPD obtained a second search warrant to investigate the suspected drug activity. Officers from both CPD and NSP seized several grams of suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and multiple firearms and arrested two other men.

Charles Canaday was arrested and lodged in Dawes County Jail for outstanding warrants from Dawes County and Red Willow County related to his escape from the WEC, including Escape When Under Arrest on a Felony Charge, Attempt of a Class II Felony, Operating a Motor Vehicle to Avoid Arrest, Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony, Theft by Unlawful Taking ($500-$1,500) and a charge of Unauthorized Ingestion of a Controlled Substance from Fall River County, South Dakota.

At the time of his escape, Canaday was serving a sentence of six to 24 years for multiple Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief convictions from four Nebraska counties. His escape prompted an alert from the Nebraska State Crime Stoppers network. The Nebraska Crime Stoppers tip-line is always active at 1-800-422-1494 and can also be reached online at

During the service of the search warrant, Del Canaday, 31, and Gage Canaday, 27, were arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and being an Accessory to a Felony. Both men were lodged in Dawes County Jail.


The crash occurred at just before 11am on Thursday near mile marker 100 on Highway 385 in Morrill County. A southbound Jeep had crossed the center line and struck a northbound semi head on. The driver of the Jeep, Chester Shuster, 71, of Alliance was killed in the collision. It is believed that Shuster was suffering a medical episode at the time of the crash. A trooper and three civilians on scene performed CPR on Shuster paramedics arrived, but he was pronounced deceased on scene.


Construction on 42nd Street - Phase 4 between Avenue B and Rugger Drive is scheduled to begin on August 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

42nd Street will be closed to all traffic from the intersection of Avenue B to Rugger Drive. The Detour route around the construction area will be Avenue B to Hwy 26 to 5th Avenue.

Construction of this phase is estimated to be complete by September 23, 2018. Additional information will be sent prior to the start of Phase 5.

Access will be as follows:

Elite Health Center/ESU #13/Owen Oral Survery/Sandstone Estates – Access will be provided from 42nd Street from the west via Highway 71 or from the east via Avenue B

Regional West Medical Center – Access to RWMC will be from the west via 42nd and Avenue B or from the east via 42nd and Rugger Drive

Residences on North side of 42nd Street between Avenue B and Rugger Dr – Access provided from a temporary road on the north side of 42nd Street. Contractor will notify residents.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project.


67 people were removed from Nebraska roadways during the "You Drink, You Drive, You Lose" campaign by the Nebraska State Patrol.  It ran from December 15th to January 1st.  63 drivers were arrested for driving while intoxicated and 4 for driving under the influence of drugs.  

On Friday, June 8, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol Troop C and officers from the Grand Island Police Department conducted an undercover operation to target and identify individuals soliciting prostitution in the Grand Island area.

This was an operation of the Central Region of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force. The effort resulted in the arrest of seven individuals for soliciting prostitution.

In addition to attempting to rescue those being trafficking against their will for commercial sexual activity, other key tenets to the Human Trafficking Task Force are to attempt to reduce the demand for commercial sexual activity by conducting undercover investigations targeting and identifying sex buyers.

The following individuals were arrested and lodged in Hall County Corrections for Solicitation of Prostitution: Brandon Stickley, of Cairo, Craig Jones, of Kearney, Jesus Oliveros, of Grand Island, Buckley Haag, of Bartley, Michael Smidt, of Glenvil, Steve Cole, of St. Paul, and Mike Aipperspach, of Hastings.


AUGUST 1, 2018 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two men and seized 94 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Cozad.

At approximately 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, a trooper stopped a westbound 2018 Ford F150 for failing to signal near mile marker 227. During the traffic stop, a Dawson County  K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance coming from inside the vehicle.

A search of the pickup revealed 94 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $282,000.

The driver, Michael Hedges, 26, and passenger, Brandon Cannon, 25, both of Oregon, were arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no Drug Tax stamp. Both men were lodged in Dawson County Jail

WAYNE- In the Class B American Legion Baseball State Tournament it looked by all accounts that the Alliance 1st National Spartans were poised for a run at the title after sweeping the Area 7 District Tournament. 

However, a first round loss 10 nothing to Hickman set the 1st National Spartans in the elimination bracket where they would have to battle back in order to get back into contention. 

Cullen Papenhagen threw a complete game shutout allowing just four hits on six strikeouts. Papenhagen had an efficient outing throwing just 88 pitches in the complete game. 

The loss exposed Alliance to the elimination bracket where they would face a Bennington squad coming off a tough pitching duel loss to McCook 1-0. 

Bennington Post 226 saw the ball well against Trevor Dubray as they racked up seven hits bringing in four runs in his seven innings of work for the 1st National Spartans. 

While Post 226 countered with Cooper Prososki who no-hit Alliance fanning 10 batters in his seven innings on the rubber. Prososki did walk two batters, but the win sets up a match-up with Schwisow Construction for Bennington. 

Alliance ends its season with a record of 38-6 under first year head coach Carlos Palomo. 

The Alliance Bulldogs 6 foot 3 inch Junior Middle Blocker signs going into her second to last season with Alliance with the Iowa State Cyclones. 

Hopp who has made noise on the summer volleyball circuit hopped on the opportunity to ink with the 14 year head coach of the Cyclones and former Husker Christy Johnson-Lynch. 

Hopp was a beast in her Sophomore season with the Bulldogs finishing with 100 block and adding 83 kills and 45 digs. 

Alliance will be stacked with D-1 talent this year as Senior Emersen Cyza has already committed to Wyoming after this season, as the Bulldogs will make a push for a Class B state championship. 

McCook, NE - MNB Bank seniors regular season would end on a sour note on Saturday at the Jaycee Complex as MNB Bank would drop a pair of games to the Alliance Spartans. Alliance winning game one 7-5 and taking game two by a score of 9-1. MNB Bank wrapping up the regular season on a three-game losing skid will take a 20-13 record into the post-season starting on Thursday, July 19th in Holdrege. The first round matchup for MNB Bank has yet to be officially announced by the Nebraska American Legion. All MNB Bank post season games will be carried live on The Zone 93.9 &

Game 1 
Alliance  7 Runs, 9 Hits, 2 Errors 
MNB Bank  5 Runs, 9 Hits, 4 Errors 

Game 2 
Alliance  9 Runs, 10 Hits, 0 Errors 
MNB Bank  1 Run, 7 Hits, 3 Errors 

CHADRON- It was a long weekend for the number two team in the Class B Area 7 District Tournament the Gering Platte Valley Companies as they played five days in a row at Maurice Horse Field.

It proved to wear on the PVC's as they fell in the championship match-up with Alliance 13-0 in six innings. Alliance coming into the match-up was undefeated against Gering outscoring them 25 nothing. 

The mental obstacle of this Spartans squad proved to be Gering's downfall committing 6 errors in the ballgame. 

The Alliance 1st National Spartans punched their ticket to the state tournament in Wayne improving to 38-4. While Gering finishes their season at 21-16.  


The 2018 Alma Twilight Track Meet took place on Thursday May 3rd.  Click the link provided to view all the results.

Nebraska’s Luis Alvarado earned preseason All-America honors for the second time in 2018 when he garnered third-team status from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Monday.

Alvarado, a senior from Puerto Rico, previously received second-team preseason All-America recognition from Collegiate Baseball on Dec. 18. He made the NCBWA third team as a utility player.

Alvarado, a 13th-round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners, elected to return for his senior season after his success on the mound and at the plate in 2017 helped NU capture the Big Ten regular-season crown. He earned 10 saves in 16 relief appearances as a junior, which tied for the seventh-most single-season saves in program history. Alvarado compiled a 1.72 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 15.2 innings of work in 2017.

At the plate, Alvarado made 57 starts in the outfield in 2017 and hit .283 with 64 hits, 39 runs scored, 12 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 25 RBIs. Over his first three years at Nebraska, Alvarado has a .275 batting average with 136 hits, 23 doubles, five home runs, 50 RBIs and 78 runs scored in 145 appearances.


Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska baseball team (20-22) completed a weekend sweep against Nevada with its 12-5 win on Saturday afternoon at Hawks Field.

Senior right-hander Luis Alvarado, who made his 11th start of the season, allowed only two hits in 8.0 innings of work. After not allowing a hit in the first 5.0 innings, the leadoff batter in the sixth hit a single. The lone run Alvarado gave up was a solo home run in the seventh inning. He recorded three strikeouts and didn’t walk any batters.

Senior Scott Schreiber led the Husker offense with a 3-for-6 performance, which included a home run, a double, three RBIs and two runs scored. The home run marked his 16th of the season, matching his single-season total from 2016. It was the 42nd home run of his career, which puts him in a tie for fifth in career home runs in school history with Steve Stanicek.

In the bottom of the first, Mojo Hagge drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second when Jesse Wilkening drew a one-out walk. Luke Roskam’s RBI double scored one run. Gunner Hellstrom’s sacrifice fly brought in Wilkening to give NU a 2-0 lead after the opening frame.

Zac Luckey singled in the leadoff spot in the second inning. Alex Henwood drew a walk to put runners on first and second. Hagge singled up the middle to drive in one run. In the following at-bat, with two runners on, Schreiber launched a home run to right field and give Nebraska a 6-0 lead.

In the bottom of the fifth, Joe Acker laced an RBI single that scored Luckey. The run extended the Husker lead to 7-0. In the sixth, Schreiber hit a leadoff double and then later in the inning scored on Gunner Hellstrom’s RBI single.

Nevada scored one run in the top of the seventh when Joshua Zamora homered, but NU responded with four runs in the bottom of the seventh. Henwood hit a leadoff single and advanced to second when Acker walked. Hagge walked to load the bases before the first out of the inning was recorded. One run scored when Wilkening hit a sacrifice fly to left field. Roskam’s walk loaded the bases again. Hellstrom was hit-by-pitch, which added a run for the Big Red. Jaxon Hallmark drove in two runs with a single to right field.

The Wolf Pack scored four runs in the top of the ninth after both teams played a scoreless eighth inning.

The Huskers resume Big Ten play at home next weekend when they host Maryland for a three-game series, beginning on Friday at 6:35 p.m. (CT).


Senior Luis Alvarado garnered Preseason All-America accolades as a second-team selection from Collegiate Baseball on Monday.

Alvarado, a Salinas, Puerto Rico native, is one of five relief pitchers on Collegiate Baseball’s second team. The right-hander made 16 appearances out of the bullpen in 2017 after not pitching during each of his first two seasons at Nebraska. Alvarado earned 10 saves in 2017, tying the seventh-most single-season saves in Husker history.

Alvarado compiled a 1.72 ERA, while striking out 15 batters in 15.2 innings of work last season. During Big Ten play, he went 7-for-7 in save chances to help NU capture the regular-season conference crown. The Huskers, who went 35-22-1, qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last four years.

Alvarado also played a key role offensively, starting 57 games last season and batted .283 with 64 hits, 12 doubles, two home runs and 25 RBIs. He enters his senior campaign with a career batting average of .275 in 145 appearances.

A two-time MLB Draft Pick, Alvarado was selected in the 13th Round of the 2017 draft by the Seattle Mariners after being picked in the 33rd Round of the 2014 draft by the Boston Red Sox. In 2015, Alvarado made the Big Ten All-Freshman Team after batting .303 in 35 appearances.

The Arapahoe Warrior Football Team finished the 2017 season 7-2 and a playoff berth. Hometown Family Radio able to catch up with Head coach Dustin Kronhofman as he tells us what to expect for 2018. Arapahoe will open up the season this Friday night at Elwood.


Dustin Kronhofman


Arapahoe, NE - The Arapahoe Warriors would start off the Football Game scoring two unanswered Touchdowns through the air, before Elm Creek would get on the board with a Touchdown of their own. Arapahoe started the game out strong defensively keeping Elm Creek out of the end zone multiple times throughout the game.  Elm Creek would score three unanswered touchdowns to make it 32-26 late in the fourth quarter.  Elm Creek was faced with a 4th down with just under a minute left to play, but the defense from Arapahoe gave Elm Creek fits as the Warriors would hang on to defeat the Buffalos.  

Scoring Recap 

Arapahoe 32, Elm Creek 26 


1stQ 5:32 - 29 yard TD pass Gentry Anderson - Carson Schroeder - PAT Good - 8-0 Arapahoe


End of 1stQ - 9 yard TD pass Gentry Anderson - Yordi Gutierrez - PAT Good - 16-0 Arapahoe

2ndQ 5:09 - 9 yard TD run Karsten McCarter - PAT Fails - 16-6 Arapahoe 

2ndQ 3:28 - 24yd TD run Gentry Anderson - PAT Good - 

24-6 Arapahoe 

3rdQ 9:37 - 11 yard TD run Carson Schroeder - PAT Good - 32-6 Arapahoe


3rdQ 9:24 - 20 yard TD pass Karsten McCarter to Trey Miner - PAT Good - 32-14 Arapahoe


3rdQ 3:02 - 15 yard TD run Xavier Perez - PAT Fails - 32-20 Arapahoe


4thQ 5:19 - 2 yard TD run Karsten McCarter - PAT Fails - 32-26 Arapahoe 

Dustin Kronhofman Post Game Interview

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