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.
NOVEMBER 26, 2018 (LINCOLN, NEB.) — Nebraska State Troopers removed 16 impaired drivers from the road, issued more than 500 speeding citations, and assisted hundreds of motorists during a special Click It or Ticket enforcement surrounding the Thanksgiving weekend.
The enforcement, which was part of a national effort, including many other law enforcement agencies in Nebraska, was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $20,000 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation - Highway Safety Office.
“A projected record numbers of travelers, along with a winter storm that blanketed much of the state on Sunday, made for an eventful weekend for our troopers,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “I’m incredibly proud of the effort by our troopers and dispatchers this weekend, and thankful that many drivers planned ahead and were able to stay off the roads on Sunday.”
During the enforcement, which ran from Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25, troopers arrested 15 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and 1 for driving under the influence of drugs. In addition to those arrests, troopers issued citations for speeding (506), driving under suspension (35), no proof of insurance (33), minor in possession (5), open container (7), no seat belt (30), and improper child restraint (4).
Troopers also assisted 267 motorists in need of help, arrested 47 people for possession of drugs, and apprehended 9 fugitives.
The enforcement included vehicle checks, high visibility and saturation patrols, as well as regular enforcement efforts.
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Monday, February 25 th : Cheyenne County KS (St. Francis) St. Francis Emergency Building, 125 W Hwy 36
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.
Adverse weather has postponed the McCook Community College softball games scheduled for Wednesday at the Jaycees Sports Complex in McCook. MCC was to play Colby Community College. The coaches are looking to reschedule those games if the schedule allows.
Also, MCC’s softball games at Garden City, Kan, scheduled for Saturday have tentatively been moved up to Friday, as the teams are hoping for better
weather. You can stay up to date on all scheduling changes and game information by visiting the official website of McCook College Indian Athletics
Today’s icy conditions across Nebraska have forced the postponement of tonight’s women’s and men’s basketball games against Central Community College in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center. No makeup date has been set. Weather permitting, the MCC baseball and softball teams are scheduled for their home openers Wednesday at the Jaycees Sports Complex. The MCC softball team -- scheduled to play two games in Colby Tuesday (at 2 and 4 p.m.) -- are scheduled to open at home Wednesday in a doubleheader with Northwest Kansas Technical College starting at 1 p.m. That game had originally been scheduled for Feb. 10 but postponed by low temperatures. MCC baseball is scheduled to take on Colby Community College Wednesday in a nine-inning game starting at 3 p.m.
For a moment Tuesday night, McCook Community College fans probably flashed back to one week ago when a key-three pointer in the final two minutes of the game led to a men’s win over North Platte. On Tuesday night the Indians trailed Western Nebraska by as many as 13 points with 9:31 left in the game but hit a key 3-pointer at the 2:50 mark to take a 76-74 lead. This time the opponents wrestled back the lead and won 91-85.
“I am really proud of how the guys fought the entire game,” MCC Coach Brandon Lenhart said. “I thought we defended well tonight, we helped the helpers but at the end of the night there are no moral victories.”
After trailing 40-36 at the half, Western gradually upped the lead to 13 points but MCC was able to charge the offense with points in the paint which opened up the 3-point shooters to make it a close game late.
Dru Kuxhausen led Western with 30 points. Bryce Sanchious scored 21 and Jervay Green scored 20.
Freshman Mardrez McBride (Augusta, Ga.) led MCC with 20 points and tied for team-high in rebounds with six. Sophomore Peanut Cunningham (Louisville, Kent.) had 18 points and five boards.
Sophomore Amadou Dieye (Senegal) scored 12 (three of four from the 3-point line) to go along with six rebounds. Redshirt freshman AV Banks (Portageville, Mo.) scored 12 points (on four of six three-point shots) and nabbed five rebounds. Freshman Tyrek Battle-Holley (Jersey City, N.J.) scored 10 points.
MCC shot 44.8 percent from both the field, (30 of 67) and from the 3-point line (13 of 29) and 75 percent from the line (12 of 16).
Western shot 50.7 percent from the field, 34.6 percent on 26 3-pointers, and 77.8 percent from the line 14 of 18). The Cougars led at the half 40-36.
MCC won the rebound battle 38-34 but Lenhart was disappointed in his team’s ability to grab rebounds at key points in the game.
“We were up two late in the game, we defended well at the other end but just didn’t box out and Western was able to stop our momentum,” Lenhart said.
Western Nebraska improves to 18-7 and 5-1 in the South Sub Region.
MCC falls to 9-13 and 2-5 in the region.
MCC plays the second of six straight home games Friday taking on Northeastern Junior College at 7:30 p.m.
“NJC is playing solid, hungry basketball but I think we can build off the positive things I’m seeing,” Lenhart said. “I know the guys are highly disappointed but they shouldn’t be disappointed in the effort.”
On Sunday the Indians take on Southeast Community College in a men’s-only game starting at 3 p.m.; followed by a game Monday against Central Community College (7:30 p.m.); Feb. 15 against Trinidad State (7:30 p.m.); and Feb. 16 against Otero Junior College (4 p.m.)
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SCOTTSBLUFF – The Western Nebraska women’s basketball team took control of the Region IX South Sub Region Tuesday night with a 98-63 win over McCook Community College.
The two teams entered Tuesday play tied for first place in the standings but it was the Lady Cougars that kept the perfect mark alive improving to 4-0 in sub-region play. Western Nebraska raced to a 28-9 first-quarter lead and got up 49-22 at the half.
“Tonight we had a hard time in the first half making shots and a lot of that goes to Western Nebraska and the defense they played,” MCC Coach Kellen Fernetti said. “They pressured us full and half-court and sped us up a bit.”
A trio of WNCC players topped the 20-point mark with Taylor Joplin and Tishara Morehouse each scoring 24 and Merle Wiehl adding 21.
“While the first half didn't go the way we envisioned, we did have a 41-point second half and were much better,” Fernetti said.
Sophomore Hailey Tiles (Rogers, Ark.) led MCC with 18 points. Sophomore Anna Sanjuan, (Reus, Spain) scored 11 points. Freshman Lena Goerke (Hamburg, Germany) had nine points. Sophomore Sam Hinkle (Rifle, Colo.) added eight points.
Tiles had seven rebounds, freshman Makenna Bodette (Colorado Springs) had six for the Lady Indians who were out-rebounded on the night 54-39.
“There was a lot to build on today. Our effort for all 40 minutes was something to be very proud of,” Fernetti said. “I’m very proud of how hard we played and that we never quit.”
The Lady Cougars improve to 17-3, 7-0 at home and 4-0 lead the South Sub-Region standings at 4-0.
MCC falls to 13-6 on the season and 2-1 in Region IX South Sub-Region play.
The four game road-swing to start South Sub-Region IX play continues Friday at Sterling, Colo., against Northeastern Junior College (11-5) before returning home Tuesday to host North Platte.
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Western Nebraska Community College won for the 20th time this season, handing the McCook Community College women a 104-64 loss.
“It’s disappoint to admit it but tonight was very similar to what happened to us in Scottsbluff,” MCC Coach Kellen Fernetti said. “We cut it to seven points in the second quarter then let them make big runs and it wasn’t much of a game after that.”
Western took a 22-12 lead after the first quarter, the Lady Indians looked to get back in the game but the Cougars ended up leading by 20 points at the half and cruised to the 40 point win.
“You have to tip your hats to Western, they are 20-3 for a reason,” Fernetti said. Our kids played hard but Western is tough.”
Sophomore transfer Hailey Tiles (Rogers, Ark.) led MCC with 18 points which included a 10-for-11 showing from the free-throw line. Freshman Makenna Bodette (Colorado Springs) scored 12 points and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Freshman Destiny Davis (Oklahoma City) was the other Lady Indian in double-figures with 11 points.
Sophomore Sam Hinkle, (Rifle Colo.) scored eight points. Freshman Lena Goerke (Hamburg, Germany) nabbed nine rebounds to go along with six points.
The Lady Indians shot 29.2 percent from the field; made five of 23 3-point shots (21.7 percent), and made 17 of 20 free-throw shots (85 percent).
Western Nebraska shot 55.6 percent from the field; 12-for-33 from the 3-point line (36.4 percent) and 16 of 20 free-throw attempts (80.0 percent. The Cougars out-rebounded MCC 47-39.
Western Nebraska improves to 20-3 and 6-0 in South Sub-Region play
MCC falls to 15-8 and 3-3 in South Sub-Region play.
Now the Lady Indians play the second of five straight games at home in the Peter and Dolores Graff events Center Friday against Northeastern Junior College (5:30 p.m.). The Plainswomen beat MCC 69-58 Jan. 25 at Sterling, Colo.
“NJC will be another test for us,” Fernetti said. “We’re a little banged up and working through some illness on the team so we’re going to rest up then gear up for Northeastern,” Fernetti said.
On Monday the Lady Indians take a break from the Region IX competition and host Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference opponent Central Community College (5:30 p.m.). MCC continues the homestand Feb. 15 against Trinidad State (5:30 p.m.); and Feb. 16 against Otero Junior College (2 p.m.).
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Nebraska's Hannah Whitish was named to the 12-player All-Big Ten Team by the conference coaches when the annual preseason honors were announced on Monday, Oct. 22.
The announcement of the preseason teams marked the tip-off of Big Ten Women's Basketball Media Week (@B1GWBBall) on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Whitish, a 5-9 junior guard from Barneveld, Wis., led Nebraska in scoring (12.6 ppg) and assists (4.7 apg) as a sophomore in 2017-18. She owned a 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio as Nebraska's point guard while also ranking among the Big Ten's best three-point shooters. Whitish played a major role in lifting Nebraska to the nation's top turnaround in the win column last season, as the Huskers recorded 14 more victories (21) in 2017-18 than in 2016-17 (7). She captured second-team All-Big Ten accolades at the end of last season while helping Nebraska to the NCAA Tournament.
Whitish was the lone Husker honored by the league in preseason voting of the conference coaches.
The Big Ten Conference does not rank its team's No. 1 through No. 14 in preseason voting, instead the coaches and select media members each choose their projected top-three teams in the league.
Maryland is the preseason pick of the coaches and the media to win the Big Ten, while Iowa was picked No. 2 by both the coaches and media. The league coaches chose Michigan in the No. 3 spot, while the conference media selected Minnesota. Iowa senior center Megan Gustafson, the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year, was chosen by the coaches to repeat that honor. Gustafson, Maryland's Kaila Charles, Michigan's Hallie Thome and Minnesota's Kenisha Bell were all unanimous preseason all-conference selections by the coaches.
2018-19 COACHES PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM*
Hannah Whitish, Jr., G, Nebraska
Alex Wittinger, Sr., F, Illinois
Kathleen Doyle, Jr., G, Iowa
Megan Gustafson, Sr., F, Iowa
Kaila Charles, Jr., G, Maryland
Hallie Thome, Sr., C, Michigan
Shay Colley, Jr., G, Michigan State
Kenisha Bell, Sr., G, Minnesota
Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah, Sr., F, Northwestern
Teniya Page, Sr., G, Penn State
Ae’Rianna Harris, Jr., F, Purdue
Dominique Oden, Jr., G, Purdue
Whitish and the Huskers will hit the court for the first time together at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Tuesday night for a free Open Practice. Doors at the arena open at 6:45 p.m., and the practice is expected to last until approximately 8 p.m. Autograph opportunities will follow the practice.
Season tickets for Nebraska women's basketball are on sale now at Huskers.com.
Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska softball team (13-22, 2-7 Big Ten) dropped the series finale to No. 25 Northwestern (29-7, 9-0 Big Ten) on Sunday by a score of 4-0.
Northwestern's Danielle Williams (19-3) dominated in the circle. She pitched a complete 7.0 inning game and gave up one hit. She also had one walk and 12 strikeouts.
Courtney Wallace (2-4) started and pitched 3.0 innings, giving up three runs, including two unearned runs, off four hits. She also had one strikeout. Lindsey Walljasper pitched 4.0 innings of relief. She gave up one run on two hits and also had one strikeout.
Samantha Owen had Nebraska's only hit on the day. Madi Unzicker drew a walk to give the Huskers another base runner. Tristen Edwards was hit by a pitch, while Sarah Yocom reached on an error to give the Huskers four base runners against the Wildcats.
In the second, Northwestern took a 1-0 lead. The Wildcats got a base runner after a leadoff double. A sac bunt moved her to third. Nebraska retired the next batter for the second out, but a single scored one run.
In the third, the Wildcats took advantage of a Husker error to extended their lead to 3-0. A leadoff walk put a runner on. A fielder's choice allowed the batter to reach. The runner should have been out at second, but an error allowed her to advance. The Huskers got a big double play, but the lead runner still reached third. A hit by pitch loaded the bases and a singled scored two runs.
In the fifth, the 'Cats scored one run off two hits to go up 4-0.
Nebraska was unable to make up the difference in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings.
Nebraska is back in action on Tuesday when the team travels to Omaha to take on in-state rival Creighton. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. A live radio broadcast will be available on Huskers.com.