According to Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman, “On August 21st The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office Investigated a two vehicle accident that occurred on Highland Rd and Apartment Drive east of Scottsbluff. A 2014 Jeep driven by 22 year old James Cabral crossed the centerline and struck a 2010 Ford Taurus driven by 25 year old Nohemi Aguirre. Cabral was transported to RWMC ER due to injuries caused by the accident. Citation was issued to Cabral for Willful Reckless Driving. Assisting in the investigation were Officers from the Scottsbluff Police Department. Assisting at the scene was Scotts Bluff Rural Fire department and Valley Ambulance.”
Authorities with the Nebraska State Patrol, Custer County Sheriff’s Office, Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lexington Police Department worked together to quickly locate the victim of an apparent abduction and arrest the suspect this morning in Lexington.
The incident happened at approximately 5:00 a.m. when the Custer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Callaway following reports that an adult female had been taken against her will by a known acquaintance. The male suspect was reportedly also driving a stolen vehicle.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., troopers were able to locate the suspect and victim at the Walmart in Lexington. Ryan Ingram, 32, of Kearney, was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, violation of a protection order, false reporting, open container, possession of drug paraphernalia, and outstanding warrants. Ingram was lodged in Dawson County Jail.
The Custer County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency on the ongoing investigation.
Farmers, ranchers, friends of the Panhandle of Nebraska and the Southern Hills, South Dakota Eagle Radio and Double Q Country 97.5FM/105.9FM invite you to enjoy an opportunity to see local businesses, ask questions, help in your industry, and do business together all in one location. Come to the Double Q Country Ag Show at the Dawes County Fair Grounds, August 25th, from 8am to 3pm. Visit one on one with the businesses in our area. It’s all free, it’s all for you, and it’s all day at the Dawes County Fair Grounds this Saturday.
Come to the AG Show this Saturday for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Luke Bryan along with special guests Jon Pardi and Carly Pearce. We’ll be giving away a pair and the only way to win is by registering at our Ag Show at the Dawes County Fair Grounds 8am-3pm. You will also be able to enjoy great food from Duncan’s BBQ. Below is a list of the great businesses that will be attending thanks to our title sponsor Dustin White Irrigation.
-NICK WRIGHT-SHELTER INSURANCE-ALLIANCE
-FARMER’S COOPERATIVE-PANHANDLE LOCATIONS
-GMC OF CHADRON
-AIRMED CARE NETWORK
-SECURITY FIRST BANK-CHADRON
-SECURITY FIRST INSURANCE-CHADRON
-FARMER’S STATE BANK-ALLIANCE, BRIDGEPORT, CHADRON
-AIR QUALITY TEAM-POTTER
OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old man died after his personal watercraft collided with another at Lake McConaughy in western Nebraska.
Keith County Attorney Randy Fair said Monday that Nathaniel Maxcy, of Lincoln, was pronounced dead Saturday at Ogallala Community Hospital.
Fair says Maxcy was driving when his watercraft and the other collided as they crossed paths in the lake’s Martin Bay. The juvenile on Maxcy’s machine was rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment and soon was released.
The driver of the other watercraft wasn’t taken to the hospital.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Correctional Services Department says an inmate assaulted a staff member at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.
The assault occurred a little after 7 p.m. Sunday. The department says the inmate refused the staffer’s request to return to a secure area and then attacked the staffer.
The department says the inmate hit the staffer several times in the face. The staffer later received several stitches to close a lip wound.
The names of those involved haven’t been released.
According to Public Relations Director Cody Thomas of the Nebraska State Patrol, “Friday at approximately 2:00 p.m., troopers were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover crash near Bridgeport on Highway 385. Troopers determined that a northbound 1998 Lexus ES 300 lost control, entered the east ditch and rolled. The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. The driver, Justin Guerra, 28, of Scottsbluff, was transported to Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance before being flown to Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.”
The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting Alliance residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk will take place on Saturday September 8, 2018 at Alliance Central Park, 10th Street and Niobrara Ave. in Alliance.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will complete a 2 mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
In addition to the 2 mile walk participants will enjoy live entertainment, free food from Runza, and interaction with the following event sponsors: Runza, Dave’s Pharmacy, and Eagle Communications KCOW, among others.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Nebraska alone, there are more than 34,000 people living with the disease and 82,000 caregivers.
Register today. Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The water levels will be lowered at two Nebraska state parks as part of projects to improve the areas.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says Memphis Lake in Saunders County and the wetlands at Kiowa Wildlife Management Area south of Morrill, Nebraska, will both be lowered.
Around Memphis Lake, the wetlands will be restored to provide better habitat for wildlife.
At Kiowa, the wetlands are being lowered for a fire break can be created ahead of planned prescribed burns in the area this winter.
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — An entrepreneur in western Nebraska is turning a long-vacant downtown building into an event center.
Shots Bar and Grill Owner Chad Leeling said that he wanted to bring country and rock bands back to downtown Scottsbluff. The new Dark Horse event center will feature live music three nights a week, Leeling said.
“There’s nothing going on entertainment-wise during the winter months,” he said. “Now, we can schedule bands year-round for music and dancing.”
Leeling plans to offer discounted rates for residents to use the space as a reception area for weddings, reunions, graduation parties and other special events.
“I’m offering that service so people can afford it and not have to pay $3,000-$4,000 for some of the other events centers,” Leeling said. “I’ll charge about $500 to make it affordable.”
Dark Horse will also hold free country dance lessons once a week in the new 10,000-square-foot (930-square-meter) space.
Leeling plans to fill the space with pool tables, dart boards, foosball, basketball games and more.
“A lot of people who tell me they never get out have said they’re excited to hear country and rock bands that we no longer have here on a regular basis,” he said.
Construction could be complete in a month, according to Leeling. Dark Horse still needs to pass inspections and be approved for a liquor licensing before the venue can open.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Labor Department says the state’s preliminary unemployment rate remained 2.9 percent in July, unchanged from the June figure.
The department said in a news release Friday that the rate also matched the July 2017 figure.
Last month’s rate remained well below the U.S. rate, which dropped to 3.9 percent in July from 4 percent in June.
State Labor Commissioner John Albin says July’s labor force employment “marks six straight months of record highs.”