Archive - 2012 - News Article
Last week we reviewed some of the stories making headlines in the Custer County Chief during the first half of 2011. This week, we take a look back at some of the important stories and events from the second half of the year.
While much of the country has struggled this past year with a low economy and a high unemployment rate, our region has managed to not only remain healthy - but to grow! That is an accomplishment we should all be very proud of.
It was the phone call every parent fears; âHello, this is so-and-so with the Sheriffâs Office. Do you have a daughter, Jordan? There has been a horrific accident. She is alive, but. . .â
Jordan Marshâs parents, Jim and Stacy Marsh of Ansley, received that phone call Sunday night, Nov. 13, at about 9 p.m.
âStacy got up and answered the phone, and I could tell immediately something bad had happened,â recalls Jim of that night.
A domestic dispute early Monday morning led to a Broken Bow man being flown to Kearney with knife wounds. According to the report, the Broken Bow Police Department was notified when Geoffrey Eng was allegedly stabbed in the face and neck while trying to defend a minor girl from her boyfriend who was assaulting her. The boyfriend, 20-year-old Randy Martinez of Broken Bow, allegedly stabbed Eng four times when Eng attempted to pull Martinez away from the girl.
The new year brings with it some new changes to the stateâs drinking and driving laws, aimed at reducing the number of repeat offenders.
A handful of changes in Nebraskaâs DUI laws went into effect Jan. 1, with perhaps the most significant change involves the use of ignition interlock devices. The new law passed by the Nebraska Legislature allows someone arrested for DUI, first offense, to forgo the 30-day license revocation that is automatic with most DUI arrests in exchange for six months of using the interlock device.