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Local law enforcement is participating in the 4th annual, “Shop with the Cop” program, which is scheduled forDecember 1st, 2018 at the Hampton Inn and Suites located in Scottsbluff. There are only 100 students selected in the entire county, who are nominated by school staff or a School Resource Officer to “Shop with a Cop.”

The purpose of the event is to foster positive relationships between youth and officers. Each student will be given the opportunity to spend $75.00 to purchase gifts for members of their family. We will have 2-3 students that are assigned to each police officer. The students will ride in the police officers patrol vehicle to a local department store. In the spirit of giving and the joy that it brings the giver, they are encouraged to spend the money on family or friends rather than themselves. After shopping, special volunteers wrap their gifts for them so that they can have a snack and continue to get to know the police officers before being picked up by their parents.

This is a great event that only comes once a year. It is only possible through the generous donations of individuals and businesses in our community. If you would like to donate to this years “Shop with a Cop” event you can find the official GoFundMe Fundraiser athttps://www.gofundme.com/2018-sb-county-shop-with-a-cop, or any Platte Valley Bank location. Feel free to contact your local police unions for more information.



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(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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#1. 2018 Toyota C-HR donated by TEAM Auto Center - Garrett Dudden

#2. 2018 Honda Pioneer 500 donated by Sandberg Honda - Brock Schank

#3 .$2,000 Cash donated by McDonalds of W.Neb & Torr. WY - Jennifer Schwab

#4. 2 Rndtrip tickets donated by Skywest Airlines - Teresa Swank

#5. La-Z-Boy Recliner donated by Webber’s Furniture - Troy Ouderkirk

#6. Fire Pit Table & Chairs donated by Carr-Trumbull Lumber - Evelyn Bjordahl

#7. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Diane Vandenberg

#8. $250 in Gift Cards donated by Runza - Karol Nyquist

#9. 2 - 2019 Western Nebraska Pioneers Season tickets - Judy Howell

#10. $250 Gift Card donated by The Steel Grill - John Maser

#11. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Maria Lara-Montelango

#12. WNCC Family Athletic Pass - Juan Gonzales

#13. $250 in Gift Cards donated by Runza - Mike Rotness

#14. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Gina Cannon

#15. $200 Cash donated by KNEB - Stacy Keller

#16. WNCC Family Athletic Pass - Steve Cervantes

#17. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Debbie Edmuds

#18. One year of Car Washes donated by Paradise - Angela Miller

#19. 12 Haircuts in a year donated by Attitudez Salon - Nickole DeWitt

#20. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Jayme Hallman

#21. Birthday Party donated by Carpenter Center - mindy Reed

#22. 3 month Family Membership donated by YMCA - Zita Bolinger

#23. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Michael Miller

#24. $100 in Gift Cards dontated Runza - Ruth Kozal

#25. King Kong Pizza Dinner donated by Sam & Louie’s Pizzeria - Andrew Weber

#26. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Craig Rubottom

#27. $75 in Gift Cards donated by Runza - Trisha Luckinbill

#28. $100 Gas Card donated by WTT - John Farrington

#29. $25 Gift Card donated by Runza - Danielle Lenebeck

#30. 60 minute facial donated by Rachel Ann Esthetics - Kristen Mitzel


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30th Annual Spooktacular

October 19th-21st and October 26th-30th

6:30pm-8pm

$8 per person + new this year; Scary section $2 extra

Games, characters, bounce houses provided by Planet Bounce and treats for

the kids! Fun for the whole family! Help us celebrate 30 years of spooky fun at

the Zoo!

Also new this year is the Flying Spaghetti Monster dinner

October 20th and 27th

$15 for Kids, $20 for Adults or Family pack for 2 Adults and 2 Kids for $60

A fun Halloween themed spaghetti dinner each Saturday of Spooktacular from

5pm-6pm. Includes fun foods and animal visits. Admission to Spooktacular is

included with ticket price for dinner. Dinner guests will also get into

Spooktacular before the general public.



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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.

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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.



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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.  


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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.

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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


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The YMCA is partnering with Gering Public Schools to offer an after school childcare program this year for GPS students in kindergarten through fifth grade!  The program will be hosted at Lincoln Elementary School.  Students from Geil and Northfield participating in the program will be provided bus transportation from their school to the program.

The YMCA After School Childcare Program will begin operation on September 4th, will run from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and from 2:30 until 5:30 on Wednesdays to accommodate early release.  Program fees will be $10 per day per child.  

Registration for the after school program will take place at the YMCA main office located at 22 South Beltline Highway East, in Scottsbluff.  The YMCA will begin taking registrations on Friday, August 10th.  Students from Northfield and Geil wishing to ride the bus to Lincoln for the program will also need to register to ride the bus.  

If you would like further information about the YMCA After School Program in Gering, please contact the YMCA at (308) 635-2318.

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Hastings is tied for second in the Clark Division of the Expedition League after a 12-1 loss at Western Nebraska. The Sodbusters host Hub City for a two-game series beginning at 6:35 tonight. 



Coach/GM Bryan Frew

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THE HASTINGS SODBUSTERS GRABBED AN EARLY LEAD, BUT SPEARFISH SCORED THREE IN THE FOURTH AND NEVER TRAILED AGAIN ON THEIR WAY TO A 9-4 WIN IN EXPEDITION LEAGUE PLAY. THE SASQUATCH ADDED FOUR IN THE BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH TO EARN A SPLIT OF THE TWO-GAME STAND. THE SODBUSTERS ARE ON THE ROAD TODAY FOR THE START OF A THREE GAME SERIES AGAINST THE BADLANDS BIG STICKS AT DICKINSON, NORTH DAKOTA.





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IT’S AFTERNOON BASEBALL TODAY FOR THE HASTINGS SODBUSTERS, TAKING ON THE WESTERN NEBRASKA PIONEERS IN A 1:05 GAME AT DUNCAN FIELD.  GRAND ISLAND NATIVE TREY KISSACK DELIVERED ANOTHER SOLID DAY ON THE MOUND, STRIKING OUT ELEVEN IN SIX INNINGS LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER A FOURTEEN STRIKEOUT GEM LAST WEEK.  BUT THE PIONEERS SCRATCHED OUT A PAIR OF RUNS IN THE EIGHTH TO SECURE A 5-3 VICTORY. THE SODBUSTERS THEN HIT THE ROAD TO START AN EIGHT GAME ROAD TRIP TOMORROW AT SPEARFISH. 





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A6 - Omaha Marian 
Omaha Marian 13, Omaha North 0 
Grand Island 5, Bellevue East 4
Bellevue East 11, Omaha North 1 
Omaha Marian 9, Grand Island 6 

BRACKET 
GISH games carried on Thunder 99.7 & thunder997.com 

B5- Hastings 
GICC 14, St Paul 2 
Adams Central 14, Lexington 3 
Hastings 21, Holdrege 2 
GINW 8, GICC 0 
Hastings 12, Adams Central 0 
Lexington 25, Holdrege 8 
GICC 11, Lexington 10 
Adams Central 12, St Paul 0 

BRACKET 
Noted coverage on KRGI 1430/105.5 with GICC & GINW 







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High school softball district tournaments will start on Thursday throughout the state of Nebraska. The KRGI Sports Network will have coverage of the Class A District 6 tournament in Omaha on Thunder 99.7 FM. The Class B District 5 tournament will take place in Hastings. Listen for coverage of the Northwest Vikings & Central Catholic Crusaders on KRGI 1430/105.5. Below are first-round matchups of both tournaments with a bracket that can be viewed or downloaded. 

Class A District 6 - Omaha Marian (BRACKET)
#1 Omaha Marian vs #4 Omaha North - 9am 
#2 Grand Island vs #3 Bellvue West - 11am 

Class B District 5 - Hastings (BRACKET) 
#1 Northwest - Bye 
#4 GICC vs #5 St Paul - 10am 
#3 Adams Central vs #6 Lexington - 10am 
#2 Hastings vs #7 Holdrege - Noon 






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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Scott Frost's championship rings and other items reported stolen from his home have been found.

Police said the new Nebraska coach located them in his garage Monday, although some other memorabilia he reported stolen is still missing.

Frost had reported Sunday night that burglars entered an unlocked garage door over the weekend and stole memorabilia originally estimated at more than $100,000.

Frost and his family don't live in the home yet because it is under renovation. The theft occurred between Friday at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, according to a police report.

Originally reported missing were two Nebraska championship rings, 10 Oregon championship rings, two Central Florida championship rings, five pairs of Air Jordan shoes, football helmets and a gaming console. Also, a gun safe electronic keypad was ripped off.

Lincoln Police Capt. Todd Kocian said Monday night that Frost found all of his championship rings, the gaming console and one Central Florida football helmet.

Still missing were the shoes, five other football helmets and photographs.

Kocian said he had no details about how Frost came to find the items reported stolen.

"The incident that occurred at our home is obviously very disappointing and discouraging," Frost said in a statement earlier Monday. "All of our belongings were gone through and it will take some time to determine exactly what is missing and the value of those items.

"I would like to clarify that some items initially reported as missing have been found, including some of the rings listed on the police report. Also, the value of what we believe to actually be missing is lower than what has been publicly reported."

Nebraska spokesman Keith Mann said he had no information beyond what Frost said in the statement.

No arrests have been made and there were no suspects, Kocian said.

Before Monday night's development, police had listed the value of the items at $172,600.

The burglary was reported less than a week before Nebraska begins preseason practice.

Frost, who signed a seven-year contract that pays him $5 million this year, was The Associated Press national coach of the year after leading Central Florida to a 13-0 record last season.

Frost grew up 90 minutes west of Lincoln, in Wood River, and won a share of the 1997 national championship as the Cornhuskers' quarterback. Nebraska hired him in December to take over a program that went 4-8 last season and hasn't won a conference championship since 1999.




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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





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