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FEBRUARY 14, 2019 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested several people and seized 100 pounds of marijuana during five traffic stops this week on Interstate 80. All five stops happened between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

At approximately 1:55 p.m. MT Tuesday, trooper located more than two pounds of marijuana after stopping an eastbound Toyota Yaris for speeding at mile marker 18 near Kimball. The driver, Jessica Reyna, 25, of Sacramento, California, and passenger, Chase Sinclair, 29, of Charlotte, North Carolina, were both arrested and lodged in Kimball County Jail.

Troopers then found 85 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop at approximately 3:45 p.m. CT Tuesday. A trooper had stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe parked in a no-parking area on the shoulder of the on-ramp at exit 324 near Giltner. The driver, Franklin Schillfarth, 55, of Maryland, was arrested and was lodged in Hamilton County Jail.

On Wednesday at approximately 7:20 a.m. CT, another trooper stopped an eastbound Kia Rio for speeding at 114 miles per hour on I-80 near North Platte at mile marker 176. Marijuana containers were plainly visible in the vehicle and the trooper found approximately two pounds of marijuana during a search. The driver, Brianna Glover, 23, and passenger, Rashawn Hampton, 23, both of Michigan were arrested and lodged in Lincoln County Jail.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. CT Wednesday, a trooper stopped a Chevy pickup pulling a trailer for failing to stay in its lane near Kearney at mile marker 280. The trooper could smell the odor of marijuana in the vehicle and conducted a search. The search revealed personal use marijuana and a handgun. Additionally three pounds of marijuana was located hidden inside a large, older television. An investigation revealed that the driver was unaware of the marijuana inside the television. The driver, Ryan Taylor, 35, of Florida, was arrested and cited for a concealed handgun violation and personal use marijuana. He was lodged in Buffalo County Jail.

Finally, at approximately 10:45 a.m. MT, a trooper discovered seven pounds of marijuana after stopping an eastbound Hyundai Sonata for speeding near Kimball at mile marker 18. The driver, Christopher Seligman, 35, of Maryland, was arrested and lodged in Kimball County Jail.


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COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old driver is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 26 for the Platte County crash death of a motorcyclist.

Court records say Daisy Gonzalez, of Madison, pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor vehicular homicide. Prosecutors dropped a related charge in return for her plea.

The records say the collision occurred Aug. 2 at the intersection of Nebraska Highway 91 and 490th Street. The records say her minivan collided with the motorcycle driven by 22-year-old Joshua Gasper, of Columbus. He died days later of his injuries.

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News Director Ryan Baker talked to Police Chief Dennis DaMoude tonight after the shooting in Holdrege Thursday afternoon.  

Press Release from Nebraska State Patrol

A Holdrege man has been arrested following the shooting deaths of two people and the wounding of a third person in multiple incidents that occurred in Holdrege during the afternoon hours of Thursday, February 21.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., the Holdrege Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at 416 Logan Street. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the incident. Additional crime scenes were then identified in multiple units at the Sunrise View Apartments at 1422 12th Avenue.

A short time later, a vehicle owned by the suspect was seen traveling in the north part of Holdrege. A short, low-speed pursuit ensued and the suspect drove to the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office where he was taken into custody without further incident.  

The suspect, Manuel Gomez, 45, of Holdrege, has been lodged in Phelps County Jail. Gomez is the only suspect in all three shootings.

The victims are identified as Raymond Burton, 65, David Rogers, 54, both of whom were found deceased in separate units of the Sunrise View Apartments. The third victim, Doyle Morse, 64, was able to call 911 after being shot at 416 Logan Street. He has been life-flighted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney in critical condition.

The Nebraska State Patrol has been assisted by the Holdrege Police Department, the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office, and South Central Area Law Enforcement Services in the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

Interview with Dennis DaMoude

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Monday, February 25 th : Cheyenne County KS (St. Francis) St. Francis Emergency Building, 125 W Hwy 36

Tuesday, February 26 th : Thomas County (Colby) Community Building downstairs, 285 E 5 th Street
Monday, March 4 th : Greeley County (Tribune) Tribune Fire Department, Ingalls and W Greeley Avenue
Tuesday, March 5 th : Graham County (Hill City) Frontier Stage, 321 Main Street
Thursday March 7 th : Hitchcock County (Culbertson) Culbertson Fire Station, Warsaw and Taylor
Monday, March 11 th : Decatur County (Oberlin) Golden Age Center, 105 W Maple Street
Tuesday, March 12 th : Sherman County (Goodland) Wolak Building, 1006 Center Street
Wednesday, March 13 th : Cheyenne County CO (Kit Carson) Kit Carson Volunteer Fire Department, 306 W 287/Hwy 40
Thursday, March 14 th : Dundy County (Benkelman) EMS Building, 1305 A Street
Friday, March 15 th : Wallace County (Sharon Springs) Wallace County Fairgrounds CAB Building
Monday, March 18 th : Kit Carson County (Burlington) Burlington Ambulance Building, 1576 Lowell Avenue
Tuesday, March 19 th : Yuma County (Wray) Wray Fire Hall, 145 Main Street
Wednesday, March 20 th : Red Willow County (McCook) Heritage Senior Center, 1312 W 5 th Street
Thursday, March 21 st : Wichita County (Leoti) Leoti Fire House, 301 N 4 th Street
Monday, March 25 th : Gove County (Grainfield) Gove County 4-H Building, 757 W 3 rd Street
Tuesday, March 26 th : Sheridan County (Hoxie) Bowen Scott House, 1041 Sheridan Avenue
Thursday, March 28 th : Logan County (Oakley) Logan County Courthouse downstairs, 710 W 2 nd Street
Tuesday, April 2 nd : Rawlins County (Atwood) Prairie Development Center, 208 S 4 th Street
Wednesday, April 3 rd : Norton County (Norton) Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, 14935 US Hwy 36


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DEWITT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old Nebraska boy died after he was hit by a bus driven by his father.
The Beatrice Daily Sun reports the incident happened Saturday in the driveway of the family's rural home about 5 miles east of DeWitt in southeast Nebraska.
Just before 1 p.m. Saturday, the family called for help after the boy was run over. Two-year-old Maddox Weber died at the scene.
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating.

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LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the agenda for the 31st Governor’s Ag Conference, which brings together ag producers, industry leaders and agri-business managers in Nebraska on an annual basis to talk about the future of agriculture.  The conference is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 4-5, 2019, at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney.

“For 31 years, the Governor’s Ag Conference has been a premiere forum for Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and industry leaders to come together to discuss agriculture and how to keep growing our state’s number one industry,” said Governor Ricketts.  “We hope you can join us to talk about the future of agriculture in Nebraska.  It’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss.”

“We’ve asked industry experts at the local, state and federal level to lead discussions at this year’s Governor’s Ag Conference and share their knowledge and experience with producers and agribusiness leaders from around the state,” said Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman.  “Conference speakers and attendees can use this opportunity to connect with colleagues and prepare for the future.”

The conference starts Monday, March 4, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. with a panel presentation featuring Nebraska entrepreneurs and recruiters.  The panel includes representatives from three innovative Nebraska companies and three organizations involved heavily in recruiting companies to Nebraska.

On the entrepreneur side, the panelists are Vishal Singh with Quantified Ag; Lukas Fricke with ChorChek; and Mitch Minarick with FARMAFIELD.  These speakers will discuss their companies, goals, visions and why they chose Nebraska communities to start their businesses. 

The three people representing recruitment success are: Phil Kozera with Bio Nebraska; Dan Duncan with Innovation Campus; and Bryan Slone with the Nebraska State Chamber.  They will discuss their efforts in recruiting and how to find and attract startups as well as how to connect to established industries. 

Governor Ricketts will moderate this panel presentation that will include questions and answers from the audience.

The annual “Celebrate Nebraska Agriculture” reception, at 6 p.m. on March 4th will feature an assortment of food and beverages from Nebraska.

The conference resumes on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 9 a.m. with a presentation from Jim Smith, executive director of Blueprint Nebraska, an organization that is spearheading a statewide, citizen-led economic development initiative.

Governor Ricketts, NDA Director Wellman and Nebraska Department of Economic Development Director Dave Rippe will update conference participants on legislative initiatives in agriculture and highlight the work being done between state agencies to grow Nebraska.  This panel presentation will be moderated by NDA Assistant Director Amelia Breinig.

Next on the agenda will be Jim Wiesemeyer, with Pro Farmer, giving participants an update on the national farm bill and how it will impact farmers and ranchers nationwide as well as here in Nebraska.   

The Governor's Ag Conference is coordinated by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and is co-sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America.  A $125 registration fee covers participation at activities on both Monday and Tuesday.  Registration and additional information is available online at www.nda.nebraska.gov, or by calling NDA toll-free at (800) 831-0550.

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On March 5, 2019 Deputies were sent to mile marker 197 (just east of Brady, NE.) on U.S. Highway 30. It was reported two vehicles had struck each other and there were injuries to both drivers. Deputies arrived and met with the drivers of the vehicles.

The investigation showed a black GMC Denali was eastbound on Highway 30 in its proper lane. A white Mitsubishi Mirage was westbound on Highway 30 and crossed the center line and struck the GMC Denali. The driver of the GMC was injured but refused medical treatment.

The driver of the Mitsubishi suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Great Plains Health. He was identified as thirty-one year old Joshua Baker of North Platte. Deputies believed Mr. Baker was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the accident. Deputies found suspected THC Wax in the vehicle and other items. Mr. Baker did not have a license or insurance at the time of the accident. Criminal charges are pending Mr. Bakers release from the hospital and laboratory testing. The investigation continues.


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On 2/5/19 at approximately 21:43, Scottsbluff Police responded to the intersection of Hwy 26 and 5th Ave in reference to an injury accident involving two vehicles.  The investigation found that a blue 2005 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Austin Rhamy (20) of Scottsbluff and a gray 2004 GMC Yukon driven by Raquel Wurdeman (23) of Gering were involved in the accident.  It was found that the Chrysler was north bound on 5th Ave and the GMC was east bound on Hwy 26.  The Chrysler and GMC collided in the intersection.  Both drivers reported they each had the green traffic signal in their respective directions of travel.  There were no witnesses on scene to confirm which direction of travel had the green traffic signal.  Both vehicles were estimated to have $7000 in damages.  Both vehicles were required to be towed from the scene.  Wurdeman and one passenger in the GMC had complaints of pain, but declined to be transported by ambulance for treatment.  Scottsbluff Fire Department and Valley Ambulance responded to the accident.  Eastbound lanes of Hwy 26 at 5th Ave were closed for approximately 45 minutes while the accident was investigated. 

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MARCH 4, 2019 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)— Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol
(NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Dawson County during the evening hours of Friday,
March 1.
The project was supported in whole or part by grant #93.959 under the SAMHSA Center for
Substance Abuse Prevention, Region II Human Services, and the Nebraska DHHS Division of
Behavioral Health.

In total, 15 businesses were inspected. Three businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-
compliance rate of 20 percent. All of the businesses checked the minor’s ID.

The businesses which failed the inspections were:
Bella Italia – Cozad (checked ID, sold to minor)
El Paraiso – Cozad (checked ID, sold to minor)
Casey’s General Store #2068 – Lexington (checked ID, sold to minor)
The inspections were conducted at liquor stores, convenience stores, restaurants, and bars.
Businesses that sell alcohol to a minor are referred to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.
Clerks who sell alcohol to a minor are cited for procuring alcohol for a minor.
NSP and other law enforcement agencies conduct these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol
out of the hands of minors.

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JANUARY 23, 2019 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — During the evening hours of Friday, January 18, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Keith County.

This project was supported in whole or part by grant #93.959 under the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Region II Human Services, and DHHS Division of Behavioral Health.

In total, 15 businesses were checked. One of the businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 7 percent. All of the businesses checked the minor’s ID.

The business which failed the inspection was:

Fat Dogs – Ogallala (checked ID, sold to minor)

The businesses include liquor stores, convenience stores, restaurants, and bars. Businesses that fail the inspections are referred to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. Clerks who sell alcohol to a minor are cited for procuring alcohol for a minor.

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Jake Oblas is a returning sophomore from Cisco College for the 2019 Hastings
Sodbusters. Last year the 6’2 first-basemen was a huge part of our offense and is a
very exciting player to be coming back. He hit .319 while leading our team in steals and
was second on our team in homeruns. Having Jake back guarantees we will have a
solid bat in our lineup that will help.

What is better than 1 Oblas in Sodbuster green? How about 2 of them. Along with Jake,
this year we have Austin Oblas, a 6’5 right handed pitching freshman from Arkansas
Tech. Austin looks to be a nice piece to the puzzle for Hastings and hopes to be as big
of a contributor as Jake in his first year.
The Sodbusters add a unique talent to the 2019 roster with Wyatt Andersen. The Senior
in high school recently commited to play college baseball at South Dakota State
University and will join the Jackrabbits the fall of 2019. As a talented middle infielder,
Andersen followed the unique path of playing travel ball with a variety of teams since he
was 11 years old. The Sodbusters are excited to not only help develop his game, but
add a talent to the infield for the upcoming season.




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Two more McCook Community College sophomores are moving on to play volleyball in the fall. Sophomores Brooklyn Evans and Haley Jacobsen will be teammates at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo.

The duo signed their letters of intent Friday afternoon in a joint ceremony, although the two didn’t realize they were interested in the same college until later in the school search process.

“I guess what sold me on Missouri Valley College was the family-vibe I felt when I visited,” Evans said.

When Jacobsen visited campus she said noticed right away that having a men’s volleyball added a whole additional layer of energy to the sport she’s always loved.

“I was a great experience and the best opportunity for me to go to a school where I can compete, have fun and learn,” Jacobsen said.

Located in Marshall, Mo., Missouri Valley University is an NAIA school competing in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The Vikings volleyball team went 14-17 this past season.

Evans and Jacobsen become the fifth and sixth players among the seven sophomores who have signed on with four-year programs to continue their college volleyball careers.

These players were part of a sophomore squad helping lead the Lady Indians to back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time this century and also helped MCC capture its first Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference Championship in 38 years and finished the season at 21-14, which included wins against two top-20 ranked opponents.

Evans is a 5-7 libero from Ogden, Utah, who converted from setter after her freshman season.

Evans, named co-captain in August, played in 35 matches for the Lady Indians leading the team in digs wit 321 (2.43 percent). That total ranked ninth among players in the Region IX South Division. She also had 98 assists (10th most in the division) and 37 service aces (ranked 11th in the region).

She will continue playing her libero/defensive position for the Vikings.

At MCC, Evans said she loved all the opportunities to help develop her leadership skills both on and off the court.

She is a nursing student who is interested in pursuing emergency room opportunities.

Jacobsen is a 5-9 middle blocker/right side hitter from Chatfield High School in Littleton Colo., who played in 25 matches for the Lady Indians where she had 78 kills, 41 digs, and 50 total blocks. Her blocks per set (0. 66) was 11th best in among players competing in the Region IX South Division.

At Missouri Valley College, she expects to continue playing right side where she spent most of her time this past season.

She knows she’s going to miss her coach and teammates.

At MCC she’s majoring in business and is interested in a career in human resources.





Haley Jacobsen

Brooklyn Evans

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View below the boys & girls Southwest Conference tournament brackets. Teams that fall in the first round will play another game at Gothenburg high school on Jan. 24th. The semi-finals & championship games will be played at Lexington high school on Jan. 25th & 26th. 



Girls Semi Finals 
Ogallala 61, McCook 49 
Broken Bow 57, Minden 33 

Boys Semi Finals 
Ogallala 70, Broken Bow 53 
Cozad 65, Ainsworth 51 

Saturday, Jan. 26th Schedule 
1pm - McCook vs Minden Girls - Third Place 
2:45pm - Broken Bow vs Ainsworth Boys - Third Place 
4:30pm - Ogallala vs Broken Bow Girls - Championship 
6:15pm - Ogallala vs Cozad Boys-Championship 

Bracket with all the tournament scores HERE




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   Mens Varsity

1. McCook 180
2. Minden 108
3. Ogallala 66
4. Gothenburg 65
5. Cozad 40
6. Ainsworth 37
7. Valentine 21
8. Broken Bow 9
  Womens Varsity
1. Gothenburg 125
2. Ogallala 104.5
3. McCook 90.5
4. Cozad 71
5. Broken Bow 52
6. Ainsworth 41
7. Minden 28
8. Valentine 15

 

Individual Results





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The Southwest Conference Volleyball Tournament will take place on Friday, October 19th at Cozad High School.  McCook has received the #6 seed and will take on #3 seed Minden in the opening round of the conference tournament at 12:00pm.  View the full bracket below.





Arapahoe, NE - The Southwest Roughriders traveled to Arapahoe to take on the Warriors in High School Football action where Southwest would get a big win on the road on Homecoming night for the Arapahoe Warriors.  Southwest would continue to pound the football on the ground with running backs Kaden Guerrero and Ty Bennett with also some help through the air with Quarter Back Blake Williams.  Southwest improves record to 2-4 on the year as Arapahoe drops to 3-3 on the season as the Roughriders defeated the Warriors 50-36.  Next action for Southwest will be on October 12th hosting Alma, and next action for Arapahoe will also be on October 12th hosting Hitchcock County.

 

Scoring Drive

 

1st Q - 6:00 - 66yd TD pass Blake Williams to Matt Van Pelt - Two Point Conversion Fails - Southwest 6-0

 

2nd Q - 11:39 - 10yd TD run Carson Schroeder - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 8-6

 

2nd Q - 7:57 - 16yd TD pass Gentry Anderson to Yordi Gutierrez - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 16-6

 

2nd Q - 53.2 - 17yd TD run Kaden Guerrero - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 16-14

 

2nd Q - 7.8 - Southwest Grant Slater pick six - Two Point Conversion Good - Southwest 22-16

 

3rd Q - 9:03 - 56yd TD run by Kaden Guerrero - Two Point Conversion Good - Southwest 30-16

 

3rd Q -3:49 - 39yd TD pass Carson Schroeder to Yordi Gutierrez - Two Point Conversion Fails - Southwest 30-22

 

3rd Q - 2:54 - 64yd TD run by Kaden Guerrero - Two Point Conversion Fails - Southwest 36-22

 

4th Q - 11:55 - 1yd TD run by Ty Bennett - Two Point Conversion Fails - Southwest 42-22

 

4th Q - 5:19 - 2yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Good - Southwest 42-30

 

4th Q - 5:11 - 40yd TD run by Kaden Guerrero - Two Point Conversion Good - Southwest 50-30

 

4th Q - 1:20 - 2yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Fails - Southwest 50-36





Nick Brost

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We feature the Southwest Roughrider Football team. The Roughriders are coming off of a 4-5 record and a playoff Berth in 2017. Hometown Family Radio talks with Southwest Football Head Coach Nick Brost about his huge senior class he has returning this season in 2018. Southwest will open the season Friday August 31st hosting Perkins County.

 





Nick Brost

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Nebraska wide receiver JD Spielman earned his second watch list recognition Thursday morning, as he was named to the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse watch list. The Hornung Award is presented to the most versatile player in major college football. Spielman, who was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list last week, showed his versatility during a record-breaking freshman season which saw him earn All-Big Ten recognition at both wide receiver and kickoff returner. He hauled in 55 passes for 830 yards and a pair of scores, establishing school freshman marks in receptions, receiving yards, 100-yard receiving games (two) and all-purpose yards (1,572). Spielman ranked first or second among all FBS freshmen in receiving yards, receiving yards per game, catches and all-purpose yards in 2017. His redshirt freshman season was highlighted by establishing Nebraska’s single-game receiving yards record with a 200-yard performance against ninth-ranked Ohio State. In conference play, Spielman became just the second Big Ten freshman since 1985 to lead the league in receiving yards per game during the conference season (88.1). He tied Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor for second in the Big Ten with an average of 157.8 all-purpose yards per game in league play and was fifth in catches per game. Spielman will look to be NU’s first-ever Hornung Award winner, as Ameer Abdullah was a finalist for the award in 2014.





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