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 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 www.nebraskacrimestoppers.com.
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.
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.
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
The Blues earned a hard-fought sweep of the Red in the Nebraska Coaches Association Volleyball match at Lincoln Northstar 25-22, 28-26, 25-23, 28-26.
Grand Island's Alexa Blase had seven kills and nine blocks to pace the Blue. Taryn Mayfield of Northwest and Bailee Sterling were also on the Blue.
Emily Krolikowski of Centura and Claire Ostrand of Nebraska Christian represented the region on the Red. Diane Torson of Hampton was the assistant coach.
The Fairways and Greens around the State are filled with Highschool Competitors and spectators today and Wednesday at the NSAA State Boys Golf Championships are going on.
Class A (Norfolk Country Club)
North Platte High (7th Place after 1st Day)
T15 - Jayden Jones, 10 North Platte (+4 76)
T24 - Kyle Zimbelman, 12 North Platte (6+ 78)
T37 - Chesney Tatman, 12 North Platte (+10 82)
T42 - Drew Phillips, 11 North Platte (+11 84)
T59 - Finn Lucas, 10 North Platte (+18 90)
Class C (Kearney Country Club)
Perkins County (8th after 1st Round)
T28 - Joshua Johnston, 12 Perkins County (+12 83)
T39 - Jacob Woodmancy, 10 Perkins County (+14 85)
T55 - Tyson Patrick, 12 Perkins County (+17 88)
82 - Aaron Fay, 11 Perkins County (+25 96)
Carson Thelander, 10 Perkins County (not finished)
Class D (Lake Maloney/North Platte)
Medicine Valley (3rd Place After 1st Round)
6th - Joeseph Chancellor, 12 Medicine Valley (+7 79)
T8 - Sheldon Johnsen, 12 Medicine Valley (+9 81)
T19 - Sidney Schultz, 12 Medicine Valley (+13 85)
T71 - Coby Uhlig, 12 Medicine Valley (+34 106)
90 - Brady Henderson, 11 Medicine Valley (+54 126)
Paxton (9th After 1st Round)
T8 - Jeremy McMillan-Peters, 10 Paxton (not finished)
T49 - Jeff Storer, 12 Paxton (+22 94)
T62 - Jordan Callihan, 11 Paxton (+29 101)
T74 - Dalton Drews, 12 Paxton (+36 108)
T91 - Brylie Hahn, 11 Paxton (+56 128)
Garden County (14th After 1st Round)
T34 - Connor McCord, 11 Garden County (+18 90)
T54 - Brexton Robertson, 12 Garden County (+24 96)
T74 - Drake Yates, 11 Garden County (+36 108)
T84 - Peyton Stanczyk, 12 Garden County (+43 118)
T91 - Chandler McCord, 11 Garden County (+56 128)
T30 - Koby Walker, 11 Mullen (+17 89)
The McCook Softball Team will participate at the Holdrege Tournament starting August 25th. McCook will take on Minden in the first game at 10:30am. This is a double elimination format. View the bracket on the link below.
The McCook Bison Softball Team will host a Softball Tournament on Saturday September 1st at the Jaycee Sports Complex. View the bracket.
Garden City Community College downed the McCook Community College baseball team 19-7 in action Tuesday at the Jaycees Sports Complex.
The Broncbusters opened the game up with six runs in the second inning to take an 8-1 lead. MCC came back with three runs in the bottom of the inning to close the gap to 8-4. Garden City added a pair of runs in the fourth and put the game away with four in the sixth and five in the seventh.
Kaden Sitzman (McCook) started on the mound for MCC and gave up six earned runs in two innings and struck out four. Braydon Peif (Greeley, Colo.) followed with two innings of work and two earned runs surrendered. Shaun Hickey (Summersville, New Brunswick) worked 1.2 innings and allowed four earned runs. Spencer Ray (Greeley, Colo.) allowed five earned runs in one inning and Casey Quagilano (Colby, Kan.) pitched the final one-third of an inning.
Trailing 8-1 in the second, the Indians got a leadoff home run by Parker Kretzel (Thornton, Colo.) and a two-run single by Jacob Reid (Mississauga, Ontario) to make it an 8-4 game.
Garden City added two runs in the fourth inning to make it 10-4.
Chris Bellemare (Grande-Carriere, Quebec) led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a solo home run to make it a 10-5 game.
Garden City’s Russell Cruz smashed a two-out grand slam home run in the sixth to stretch the Broncbuster lead to 14-5 and added five in the seventh.
MCC came back with a pair of two-out runs in the seventh on a Beau Hawley (Greeley, Colo.) single.
The Indians had 11 hits on the afternoon. Kretzel had a home run and a single, Hawley a double and single with two RBIs. Reid had two singles and two RBIs, Michael Sookdeo (Brampton, Ontario) doubled and singled.
With the win Garden City improves to 19-18.
MCC falls to 10-21 and will travel to Hastings College Thursday for a pair of games against the Hastings College JVs.
MCC’s next home game will be April 11 at 1 p.m. against Western Nebraska then the Indians close out the home schedule against Northeastern Junior College April 14 and 15 and April 17against Southeast Community College.
Nebraska Head Coach Scott Frost announced Wednesday that Ron Brown has joined the Cornhusker football staff as Director of Player Development. Brown has 24 previous years of coaching experience at Nebraska, serving as an assistant coach from 1987 to 2003, and again from 2008 to 2014. Brown served as associate head coach at Liberty University for the past three seasons, working for Head Coach Turner Gill. In his new role at Nebraska, Brown will serve in a non-coaching role, mentoring Husker football student-athletes in numerous off-field development areas. Brown will work closely with Nebraska’s nationally renowned Life Skills program and assist in community outreach efforts of Husker football players and staff. “Coach Brown had a tremendous impact on me during my playing career at Nebraska, and I am sure he will have a similar impact on many young men in our football program in the years ahead,” Frost said. “Coach Brown understands Nebraska and what makes this a great place for student-athletes to grow and learn in all areas.” Brown will bring 31 years of college coaching experience to the Nebraska football staff. Brown coached for four seasons at his alma mater, Brown University, before his 24 seasons at Nebraska and the past three years at Liberty. In addition to outstanding team success that included three national championships at Nebraska, Brown coached more than 40 academic all-conference players and nearly 40 players that went on to professional careers. Brown coached the Nebraska tight ends (2008-10) and running backs (2011-14) during his most recent stint with the Huskers. During that time, he tutored future NFL running backs Rex Burkhead and Ameer Abdullah, who rank second and sixth, respectively, on NU’s all-time rushing list. Burkhead earned first-team Academic All-America honors in both 2011 and 2012, while Abdullah was a Doak Walker Award finalist as a senior in 2014. Abdullah left Nebraska as the school’s No. 2 all-time rusher and all-time leader in all-purpose yards. During his time as an assistant from 1987 to 2003, Brown coached the Nebraska wide receivers and tight ends. Brown’s players had a reputation for their tenacity and downfield blocking, helping Nebraska to nine NCAA rushing crowns in 17 seasons. Brown spent four years from 2004 to 2007 as the Nebraska State Director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. A native of New York, Brown earned his bachelor’s degree from Brown in 1979, and a master’s degree from Columbia in 1982.
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