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.
VERNON, Texas, -- The McCook Community College softball team dropped a pair of games Saturday to start the season 0-4. The Lady Indians lost to Vernon College 12-7 and 20-9.
On Friday MCC fell in a pair of walk-off losses, losing to Western Texas 4-3 in the first game, and 8-7 in nine innings in the second game.
The Lady Indians are scheduled to open the home season Sunday taking on Northwest Kansas Technical School from Goodland. The doubleheader is set to begin at noon at the Jaycees Sports Complex.
GAME 1 – Vernon College 12, McCook CC 7: Leading 1-0 in the first inning on a Chanel Siebenthal (Lakewood, Colo.) single, the Lady Indians loaded the bases with one out but couldn’t capitalize and the Chaparrals took momentum of the game with four runs in the second inning, and added three in the third.
An RBI-single off the bat of Emily Charchuk (Victoria, British Columbia) in the fourth inning made it a 7-2 game but Vernon responded with a run in the bottom of the frame, and added another in the fifth to lead 9-2.
MCC stormed back in the sixth with five two-out runs. Freshman Jade Hollands, (Effingham, Kan.) led off the inning with a single and two outs later scored on a Charchuk double. MCC loaded the bases with a single by Brooklyn Jensen, (West Valley City, Utah) and a walk to Siebenthal which set up back-to-back two out singles off the bats of Sophomores Jerusha Miner (Gunnison Valley, Utah). Freshman Hannah Jensen, (Aurora, Colo.) made it a 9-7 game with a single.
The Chaparrals countered with three runs in the sixth for the final margin of victory.
MCC had 11 hits in the game with two each by Siebenthal, Serna and Charchuk.
Freshman Sarah Willier, (Ponoka, Alberta) took the loss allowing four runs, five hits and a walk in an inning and one-third. Three other pitchers saw action. Angel Valdez, (West Jordan, Utah) went two innings allowing three earned runs, Etta Van Burgsteden, (Kinistino, Saskatchewan) allowed four earned runs in two innings and Kayla Harrison (Richmond, British Columbia) pitched two-thirds scoreless innings.
GAME 2 – Vernon College 20, McCook CC 9: The Chaparrals took charge scoring seven runs in the first inning and making it a 9-0 lead in the second inning.
After MCC scored a pair of runs in the third inning, Vernon took a 13-2 lead with four more runs in the bottom of the frame. MCC scored the next seven runs with five in the fourth and two in the sixth but Vernon ended things in the sixth with seven more runs.
Sophomore Shae Muggridge, (Perth, Western Australia) took the loss for MCC allowing nine runs on six hits in two innings of work. Van Burgsteden pitched three frames and surrendered four hits and three earned runs. Valdez pitched the final frame giving up seven runs.
The Lady Indians collected 11 hits in the game led by three each from Miner -- who drove in five with a pair of doubles and a triple -- and Siebenthal who singled twice, doubled and scored two runs and drove in two. Charhuk singled twice in the game.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes stalked Chiefs wide receiver Damarcus Robinson on the sideline as chants of "MVP" echoed throughout Arrowhead Stadium, trying to track down a football that would serve as a keepsake not only of this night but of this season.
The first-year starter had just thrown an 89-yard scoring strike to Robinson, the 50th time one of his passes ended up in the end zone. It also gave Mahomes more than 5,000 yards passing, not to mention put a dagger in Oakland and clinched the AFC West title and No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
"They're special," Mahomes said after securing that memento, and after Kansas City had wrapped up a 35-3 whitewash of the Raiders on Sunday. "To do those things in this league, that doesn't happen."
Not very often anyway.
Mahomes finished with 281 yards passing, the highlights the strike to Robinson and a 67-yard TD pass to Tyreek Hill. That gave him 5,097 yards and 50 touchdown passes, and allowed Mahomes to join Peyton Manning as the only QBs to hit 5,000 and 50 in the same season.
"This team, we love each other. We root for each other. And that's why we've had so much success," said Mahomes, who already had shattered just about every franchise passing record.
Hill finished with five catches for 101 yards, becoming the Chiefs' single-season leader for yards receiving with 1,479, while adding a fourth-quarter touchdown run. Damien Williams added 51 yards and a score on the ground as the Chiefs (12-4) beat the Raiders for the eighth time in nine games.
The decisive win came after Kansas City squandered a chance to clinch the division with a fourth-quarter collapse against the Chargers and again in a shootout loss last weekend in Seattle.
"This was a tricky game," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "We felt like we let off the accelerator there lately and we didn't take advantage of opportunities."
No problem with that on Sunday.
Derek Carr had his league-leading streak of 332 passes without an interception snapped when the Chiefs' Daniel Sorensen returned a pick for a touchdown in the first quarter. Carr threw another pick and lost a fumble as Oakland (4-12) turned the ball over on its first four possessions.
He finished 23 of 32 for 184 yards, and Doug Martin ran for 100 yards but also lost a fumble, as the Raiders headed into an offseason of uncertainty surrounding where they will play next season.
"Obviously, we got a lot a work to do," said Raiders coach Jon Gruden, who wrapped up his first season back with the franchise. "I know today was not a good note, but it's a great group of guys who laid quite a foundation and I think we can build on that. I'm excited about that."
The Chiefs eliminated any drama in the first 20 minutes.
Mahomes started the scoring barrage when he threw a perfect post pass to Hill, who waltzed into the end zone for his long touchdown reception. And a few minutes later, Sorensen stepped in front of tight end Jared Cook — who had inexplicably stopped his route — for a 54-yard pick-6.
The Chiefs defense kept causing turnovers, and Williams capped another effortless drive with a short touchdown run, giving Kansas City a comfortable 21-0 lead late in the first half.
"This was a tricky game," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, "and the guys took care of business."
The league's highest-scoring offense continued its onslaught after the break.
Mahomes delivered the clincher when he floated a pass deep downfield to Robinson, who ran out of the grasp of his would-be tackler. Robinson was so far ahead of the defense that he turned around at the 15-yard line and backpedaled into the end zone — getting a taunting call as his reward.
Not that it mattered for the Chiefs, who were already celebrating their postseason bye and what they hope is a Super Bowl road through Arrowhead Stadium. Hill merely added to the party when he added his rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
"We're all trying to reach a goal," Hill said, "and that's the Super Bowl. Head down, and we're all focused, man. Like I said, it feels great, but right now, I just want to win the Super Bowl. We just want to win the Super Bowl."
The Chiefs' Travis Kelce had five catches for 62 yards, giving him 1,336 yards this season. That broke the NFL record for tight ends set by the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski in 2011, only for the 49ers' George Kittle to pass him a few minutes later. "The individual accolades in this game alone, I think, are a bit overrated," Kelce said. "You've got 11 guys out there trying to push for one goal and sure enough, we achieved that as a team."
Mahomes was 14 of 24, giving him a franchise-record 383 completions this season. He began the day tied with Trent Green with 369. ... Reid broke a tie with former Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer for seventh on the NFL's career wins list with his 206th.
Raiders: DT Maurice Hurst was inactive after dealing with an ankle issue all month. He finished with four sacks, matching the lowest total to lead the Raiders since sacks became a stat in 1982.
Chiefs: SS Eric Berry (heel), WR Sammy Watkins (foot) and RB Spencer Ware (hamstring) were among the inactives. ... LB Reggie Ragland left after his interception with a hip injury. FS Jordan Lucas (neck) and DT Derrick Nnadi (concussion) also left the game.
Raiders: Draft prep begins with Oakland holding three first-round selections.
Chiefs: A postseason bye and divisional-round game at home await.
CHADRON- Gering PVC's struggle out of the gate, but scratch out a victory over Ogallala 7-5 Monday evening. Gering's pitching duo of Brayden Tarr and Chris Palomo combined to fan 15 batters in the victory. As Tarr got the start for Gering and went five innings allowing 5 earned with 7 K's, then Palomo came in relief for three innings strikingout 8 on 51 total pitches as he was credited with the win. Below are the highlights from last nights win over Ogallala
The PVC's thus far this season have been shoutout in three contests with Alliance 25 to nothing. Including being no-hit in the season opener. Tune in tonight on kettfm.com or Sunny 99.3 beginning at 4:45pm for the Runza Pre-Game show.
Scottsbluff Head Coach Joe Benson
York Head Coach Glen Snodgrass
The MNB Bank Seniors have received the #2 seed in the Class B6 area tournament that will start on Thursday, July 19th in Holdrege. MNB Bank will battle #7 seed Doniphan-Trumbull in the opening round of the double-elimination format. Listen to all the postseason action of the MNB Bank Seniors on 93.9 The Zone and online 939thezone.com.
A critical switch to zone defense in the second half helped the Cloud County T-Birds down the McCook Community College men Friday 84-82 in the Region IX vs. Region V shootout.
The two teams were tied at 45 at halftime, but the Indians were able to take control offensively in the second half and scored on 10 straight possessions and led by nine points with 11:44 left in the game. Cloud County switched to a zone defense and the Indians went cold scoring on only two of the next 15 possessions.
“That was frustrating that we didn’t make the adjustments but Cloud County deserved to win,” MCC Coach Brandon Lenhart said.
The Indians shot 41.7 percent from the field in the first half, made four of 10 3-point shots and 11 of 12 free throws (91.7 percent). Those numbers cooled off to 37.9 percent in the second half, 34.8 from the 3-point line and nine of 15 from the foul line (74.1 percent.)
“We shot the ball well in the first half but not in the second, we were a plus in rebounding in the first but not the second,” Lenhart said. “We fouled too much in crucial situations,”
Sophomore Peanut Cunningham (Louisville, Kent.) led MCC in scoring with 21 points and tied for the team lead with seven rebounds. Freshman Mardrez McBride (Augusta, Ga.) scored 17 points and picked up six boards. Sophomore Ron Rice (New York, N.Y.) scored 13 points with five rebounds. Freshman Kailee White Jr. (Henrietta, N.Y.) scored 10 points and picked up seven rebounds.
Alvin Thompson led the T-Birds with 24 points.
Cloud County won the rebound battle 47-40, turned the ball over fewer times than MCC 17-13.
Cloud County improves to 4-1 and will travel to North Platte Saturday.
The Indians, now 3-3, continue the two-day look at Region V teams hosting Garden City Community College at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center.
MCC will travel to Columbus Tuesday (7:30 p.m.) to play Central Community College in the Indians’ first game in the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference.
The next home game for MCC is Nov. 28 when the Indians host York College JV at 6 p.m.
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