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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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AUGUST 10, 2018 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — During the evening hours of Thursday, August 9, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Lincoln 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 the Nebraska DHHS Division of Behavioral Health.

In total, 12 businesses were inspected. Six of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 50 percent. Four of the businesses that sold to a minor did not check ID.

The businesses which failed the inspections were:

Ozzie’s I-80 – Sutherland (Did not check ID, sold to minor)

The Bottle Stop – North Platte (Did not check ID, sold to minor)

Flying J Travel Center #687 – North Platte (Checked ID, sold to minor)

Time Saver #7 – North Platte (Checked ID, sold to minor)

Starting Gate – North Platte (Did not check ID, sold to minor)

Unreel Events – North Platte (Did not check ID, sold to minor)

 

The investigators inspected liquor stores, convenience stores, golf courses, and bars.

The Nebraska State Patrol performs these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors. Businesses which 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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Hastings, NE - Due to the rainy weather in the central Nebraska region the NSAA has moved up the first pitch times of the state softball tournament to take place starting Wednesday at the Bill Smith Softball Complex. Class A will start things off with first round action at 2:30pm followed by Class B at 4:30pm, and Class C at 7:00pm. Full bracket below. 

State Softball BRACKET 




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Hastings, NE - The state high school softball tournament will start on Wednesday at the Bill Smith Softball Complex. Below is a bracket for each of the three classes. 

BRACKET




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The 2018 NSAA Boys Class B State Tennis Tournament gets underway at Woods Tennis Center in Lincoln on Thursday starting at 8:00am with first-round matches and the Tournament will conclude on Friday with fifth and sixth places matches, Semi-Final matches, and Championships and Consolation matches. 

 

Participating for McCook in #1 Singles is Zion Moyer, #2 Singles Syd Wier, #1 Doubles Caden Bortner/Mason Michaelis, #2 Doubles Logan Barenburg/Isacc Hinze. View the full Class B Tennis Brackets below.

 

#1 Singles Bracket

 

#2 Singles Bracket


#1 Doubles Bracket


#2 Doubles Bracket

 

Class B Team Scores





Matt Wiemers

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Lincoln, NE - First round action will take place Thursday in Lincoln with the first matches of the day starting at 1:30pm, followed by 3:30pm and then the second session at 5:30pm & 7:30pm. Class A & B will be at Pinnacle Bank Arena. C1 will take place at Northstar, C2 will be at Lincoln Southwest, D1 at Lincoln East High School, and D2 first round match ups will be at Lincoln Southeast. View all the match ups below. 

State Tournament BRACKET 




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Cole Evans tossed a four-hitter and struck out 11 in a 2-1 elimination win over Papillion at the National Division State Tourney in Columbus. Home Federal plated two-unearned runs to secure the win and live to play another day. 

Rans Sanders knocked in Keyin Wentling in the bottom of the sixth to give Home Federal a 2-0 lead.

The Grand Island Seniors (27-16) play Millard South (52's Patriots) (36-11) at 1pm. Pre-game 12:45 on KRGI. 




Coach Jake Ritzdorf

OF Vann Stevenson

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FORMER CENTRAL CATHOLIC STANDOUT STEPH BRAND WAS NAMED AS THE TOP ASSISTANT VOLLEYBALL COACH AT U-N-K.  BRAND, WHO SERVED AS A GRADUATE ASSISTANT THE PAST TWO SEASONS FOR THE LOPERS, FILLS THE VOID LEFT BY FORMER ASSISTANT KALEIGH ZOUCHA, WHO ACCEPTED THE HEAD COACHING POSITION AT VALDOSTA STATE IN GEORGIA. BRAND ALSO SERVED AS ASSISTANT VARSITY AND HEAD J-V COACH AT CENTRAL CATHOLIC, WHERE SHE WAS A FOUR YEAR STARTER AND MEMBER OF THE UNDEFEATED 2010 CLASS C-1 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM.





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Steven Hinze of McCook signed his letter of intent to continue his Track career at Iowa Western Community College.  Hometown Family Radio able to talk with Hinze as well as McCook Bison Track Coach Tom Sughroue.





Steven Hinze

Tom Sughroue

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Nebraska sophomore middle blocker Lauren Stivrins was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. It marks the first defensive weekly honor for the Scottsdale, Arizona native, but the second career individual honor as she was named the Big Ten Player of the Week in October. 

Stivrins had a career-high 10 blocks in a five-set win over No. 7 Penn State on Friday and followed with eight blocks in a sweep of Rutgers on Saturday. She averaged 2.25 blocks per set to go with 2.25 kills per set on a .516 hitting percentage. Stivrins helped the Huskers hold Penn State to a season-low .114 hitting percentage and Rutgers to .024.

The Huskers have now collected six Big Ten weekly awards this season. Nebraska plays at Iowa on Wednesday at 7 p.m.





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Nebraska middle blocker Lauren Stivrins was honored as the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Huskers to a pair of road victories over the weekend.

Stivrins picked up her first-career Big Ten weekly honor after becoming the third Husker in school history to post a 1.000 hitting percentage with at least 10 kills when she went 10-for-10 in a sweep of Northwestern last Friday. She followed the next night with eight kills, four blocks and three service aces in a 3-1 win at previously unbeaten No. 7 Illinois. The sophomore from Scottsdale, Arizona averaged 2.57 kills per set on .536 hitting for the weekend.

The Huskers have now picked up a Big Ten weekly honor in four consecutive weeks, and Stivrins is the third player-of-the-week honoree in the last four weeks, as outside hitter Mikaela Foecke earned the distinction twice.

Nebraska hosts Iowa on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The match will be televised on BTN, streamed at BTN2GO.com and can be heard on Husker Sports Network radio affiliates, Huskers.com and the official Huskers app.

Big Ten Weekly Awards (Oct. 1, 2018)
Co-Player of the Week: Alexis Hart, Jr., MINNCo-Player of the Week: Lauren Stivrins, So., NEB
Defensive Player of the Week: Kendall White, Jr., PSU
Setter of the Week: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINN
Freshman of the Week: Serena Gray, PSU





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EVANSTON, Ill. - The No. 3 Nebraska volleyball team swept Northwestern 25-19, 25-12, 25-23 in its first Big Ten road match of the season on Friday night at Evanston Township High School.

The Huskers (12-1, 3-0 Big Ten) pulled away midway through the first two sets for decisive wins. In set three, the Huskers trailed most of the set and were down 23-20 before mounting a 5-0 run to finish off the match. 

Jazz Sweet had a match-high 12 kills on .346 hitting and had five blocks. Lauren Stivrins had 10 kills on 10 swings, becoming the third player in Nebraska history to have a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage with at least 10 kills. Mikaela Foecke and Lexi Sun each added eight kills. 

Nicklin Hames had 32 assists and 15 digs, and Callie Schwarzenbach posted six blocks. The Huskers outhit Northwestern (10-5, 0-3 Big Ten) .265 to .143. 

Ella Grbac led Northwestern with eight kills. 

Set 1: An early 7-3 Husker lead became 7-6 after a brief Northwestern run. But Foecke and Sun smashed kills, and Hames dumped one to make it 10-6 Huskers. Nebraska led 14-10 but again sloppy passing allowed the Wildcats back within one, 14-13. Sweet answered with her fifth kill to keep the Huskers in the lead, and a block by Hames, an ace by Densberger and block by Foecke and Stivrins made it 19-13 Huskers after a 5-0 run. Nebraska won 25-19 with five kills from Sweet and four from Sun. 

Set 2: After falling behind 3-1, Nebraska went on a 7-2 run to take an 8-5 lead with three kills by Stivrins. After Northwestern cut it to 15-12 to force a Husker timeout, Foecke terminated twice and served three aces, and Stivrins blasted three more kills as the Huskers finished the set on a 10-0 run to win 25-12. The Huskers held Northwestern to .000 hitting, and Stivrins had six kills on six swings. Nebraska had four aces in the set, three by Foecke.

Set 3: The Wildcats used a 5-0 run to take an 8-4 lead early in the set. The Huskers clawed back to take a 13-12 lead with two blocks by Sweet and Schwarzenbach and kills by Sun, Foecke and Sweet. But Northwestern responded with a 4-0 run to go back ahead, 16-13. The Wildcats led 20-16 before kills by Stivrins and Sun trimmed the deficit to 20-18. Northwestern still led 23-20 when back-to-back kills by Sweet cut it to 23-22. Northwestern hit wide on the next rally to tie the score at 23-23, and an ace by Sun gave the Huskers match point at 24-23. Sweet and Schwarzenbach ended the match with another block, as the Huskers finished set three on a 5-0 run to win 25-23. 




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