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Lewis and Clark Bridge closed due to suspicious backpacks

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have shut down traffic on a bridge between Longview, Washington and Rainier, Oregon, because of suspicious backpacks hanging from the bridge on the Oregon side. Multiple news outlets report that witnesses called 911 around 9:30 a.m. Monday to report seeing a man lo

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-03-19 20:59:21

Motorcycle show coming to Beatrice

Bikers from around the area will converge on Beatrice this July for a one-day motorcycle event. The Beatrice City Council approved an all-day motorcycle show for July 14 that will be hosted by the Lords of Ventus Motorcycle Riding Group. Located in and around Charles Park, the event will feature ven

BEATRICE DAILY SUN - 2018-03-20 20:10:00

Area resident scammed in car purchase

A Gage County man is working with authorities and his bank after being allegedly scammed out of $8,000 while buying a vehicle. The rural Cortland resident reported to the Gage County Sheriff's Office that he had been shopping on Craigslist and was going to purchase a vehicle. After communicating wi

BEATRICE DAILY SUN - 2018-03-20 14:57:00

CPI student referred for weapon offense and alcohol possession

Police found a shotgun, handgun and beer inside the vehicle of a student at Career Pathways Institute Monday morning. A shop teacher discovered a shotgun in the student's vehicle while it was parked inside the shop at CPI, which is at 1215 Adams St. The 17-year-old male, who is a member of his schoo

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2018-03-20 23:33:00

Highway 77 construction set to begin April 2

Spring construction on Highway 77 is slated to begin April 2, between Beatrice and Pickrell, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. The project, which includes concrete repair and roadway resurfacing, will result in occasional lane closures along stretches of Highway 77 until the co

BEATRICE DAILY SUN - 2018-03-19 21:53:00

Backpack Program Continues To Help Beatrice Students

Beatrice-For the past ten years Beatrice elementary students have benefited from the Backpack Program which provides those students in need with food on the weekends. Patty Kaufman, who helped kick-off the program ten years ago, says the need for the program continues in the school district...http:/

KWBE.COM - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Menards to push 'Dark Store Theory' in tax case

The result of an upcoming hearing before the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) could have a dramatic affect on the property valuation of Pottawatomie County. On April 9, BOTA will hear arguments on the appraised value of Menards, a large home improvement chain store at 515 McCall Road in Manhattan.

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-03-20 15:15:00

Man injured in accident near hospital

At 3:49 p.m. March 9, Daniel Zamora II, Clay Center, rear-ended a legally 2009 maroon Jeep owned by Steve Gurney, Clay Center, with a block 2010 Dodge in the 600 block of LaFayette Street, which was parked 50 feet east of Sixth Street. Zamora was transported to Clay County Hospital for treatment of

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-03-19 19:35:00

Man holding 6-year-old son in hotel room surrenders

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) - Police say a three-hour barricade situation in which a man held his 6-year-old son in a Washington-area hotel room has ended. The Washington Post reports that Prince George's Police Chief Hank Stawinski said negotiators were able to persuade the man to release the boy and


For some, St. Patrick's Day Road Races a family tradition

Sarah and Scott Toerber and their six daughters spent their St. Patrick's Day morning running. The Toerbers, from Blue Rapids, hope to make the St. Patrick's Day Road Races an annual family event after running for the second year on Saturday. "We've found that sports is one thing that we can all do


Vets home land plan well done

During the past week, Grand Island residents have had the chance to debate, discuss, visualize and dream about a redevelopment plan for the Grand Island Veterans Home land. The plan, called the Veterans Legacy Project, received 9-0 approval from the Grand Island City Council last week. That vote, wi


Man arrested for DUI; motorists hit deer, turkey

A DUI arrest and accidents involving deer and a turkey were among the incidents reported by Washington County authorities earlier this month. On March 3, Brian Nutsch, Washington, struck a deer with a 2006 Ford on K-148 a quarter-mile south of 25th Road. Damage estimated at more than $1,000. No inju


Bridge collapse: Out on errands, killed in an instant

MIAMI (AP) - They had just finished up lunch, and set off to run a humdrum errand: a drive to the travel agency to pick up airline tickets for their annual visit to their beloved homeland Cuba. Osvaldo Gonzalez and Alberto Arias, friends and business partners, happened to pass under a Miami bridge t


Epworth and Grace properties can remain exempt

YORK - Real estate owned by Epworth Village in York and Grace Children's Home in Henderson will be allowed to remain exempt. That decision was made this week by the York County Commissioners, based on a recommendation from York County Assessor Ann Charlton. The two entities' property exemptions came


The time to plant is now

Now is the time to get outside and plant something. Trees, shrubs, perennials and some vegetables can be planted here in March. Seeds and plants from containers or bare-root are available for planting. Planting early allows for the new plants to get going. Youth interested in planting are invited to


Juvenile dies after crash near the MLK memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) - United States Park Police say a juvenile has died after a commercial tour bus crash that occurred adjacent to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. A police news release says the juvenile male passed away as a result of his injuries at Children's Hospital in the distri


Accidents, fatalities on K-18 down since renovation

Fatalities and injuries on Kansas Highway 18 have dropped significantly since the road was revamped. Jared Tremblay, transportation planning analyst for the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization, shared crash data Thursday during a joint meeting with Manhattan, Pottawatomie County and Riley


Great routes for a weekend cruise in Nebraska

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Post-Secondary Honors: Emporia State University

Emporia State University had more than 750 students named to the university honor roll and dean's lists for fall 2017. Students from this area include: Sienna Werner of Sabetha, university honor roll; and Randee Bontrager of Seneca, university honor roll and the Teachers College dean's list. To qual


Traffic stop results in drug arrest

Beatrice police arrested a man on multiple drug charges following a traffic stop Monday evening. Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday a Beatrice police officer was driving in the 600 block of North 13th Street when he met a van traveling without its headlights on. The driver of the van had the hazard lights