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October 15th

Lock Your Vehicle

October 15, 2014

Following a string of thefts over the past weekend, Broken Bow Police Department is warning local residents to lock their vehicles.

Chief Steve Scott reports that an arrest has been made in connection with those thefts, which involved unlocked vehicles in driveways and on streets. Wallets, cash, credit cards, cell phones and personal items were
reported stolen.

“To protect your belongings, it’s best not to leave personal items in your vehicles,” Chief Scott said. “And we’re asking that you keep your vehicles locked.”

October 14th

How plasma transfusions, antibodies fight Ebola

October 14, 2014

A Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola has received a plasma transfusion from a doctor who beat his own infection with the deadly virus after getting a similar treatment. The reason: Antibodies in the blood of a survivor may help a patient fight off the germ.

Dr. Kent Brantly went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sunday to donate the plasma to nurse Nina Pham. Brantly got Ebola while caring for patients in Africa, and received plasma from a 14-year-old boy who recovered under his care there.

Westerkamp leading Nebraska's receivers with style

October 14, 2014

ALINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It's a good thing for Nebraska that Jordan Westerkamp ultimately chose football over ice cream.

The little boy who grew up to become the Cornhuskers' mustachioed master of the circus catch wasn't sure the sport was for him when he showed up at a suburban Chicago park for the first practice with his third-grade team.

The kids were in the middle of a drill when Jordan went to the sideline feigning illness. In reality, he couldn't resist the siren song of the ice cream truck rolling by on a 98-degree afternoon.

October 12th

Trout Fishing Night set for Melham Park

October 13, 2014

Lakes in Seward and Broken Bow have been added to the sites that will host trout family fishing events in October. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says the events will help teach families and inexperienced anglers about fishing.

Each body of water will be stocked with catchable-sized trout before the events. Loaner equipment, bait and fishing instruction is also available. The Trout Family Fishing events will begin Oct. 19 and run on various days through Oct. 30.

Ebola patient in Nebraska continues improvement

October 13, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist being treated for Ebola continues to show improvement and is described by hospital officials as steadily heading in the right direction.

Taylor Wilson, spokesman for Nebraska Medical Center, said Sunday doctors are pleased with 33-year-old Ashoka Mukpo's progress and that he was better Sunday than the day before.

He's described as weak but responding very well to treatment.

He's receiving an experimental Ebola drug called brincidofovir and IV fluids.

Broken Bow City Council Agenda for Oct. 14, 2014

October 12, 2014

Broken Bow City Council agenda for Oct. 14, 2014
The meeting begins at noon in the Municipal Building

Agenda:
• Roll Call
• Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
• Approval of Consent Agenda
• Minutes – September 23, 2014 Regular Council Meeting
• Claims – October 14, 2014 Regular Council Meeting
• Approval of Request by H & H Catering to cater the Pheasants Forever Annual Banquet Oct. 24, 2014 between the hours of 5 p.m. - Midnight at the Broken Bow Municipal Building.
• Approval of Application of Pat Zulkoski as a member of the Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department

Nebraska deals with marijuaa influx from Colorado

October 12, 2014

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in small Nebraska communities near the Colorado border say they are struggling to keep up with the amount of marijuana crossing the state line.

KHAS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1sCSASM ) drug arrests are increasing, straining county budgets and putting more pressure on Nebraska law enforcement.

Deule County Sheriff Adam Hayward says just finding enough room for all the evidence in the cases in a problem.

Early voting ups workload for election officials

October 12, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska county elections officials are seeing an uptick in their workload as voters cast early ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and other races.

Requests for mail-in ballots have prompted county election commissioners to hire additional staff to send ballots and process them as they're returned.

October 11th

What do you care about most?

October 11, 2014

Ebola News Guide update; new developments

October 11, 2014

The first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday in Dallas, and the government said it would begin taking the temperatures of travelers arriving from West Africa at five U.S. airports.

A look at the essential developments worldwide:

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