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August 4th

Robbie Johnson, Nebraska Sandhills, featured on popular Outdoors channel

August 4, 2014

Tune in this evening to "Gregg Ritz Hunt Masters" on the Outdoor Channel, and join 40 million households across the world on a turkey hunt at the Mike Pitzel Ranch up by Taylor. Broken Bow's own Robbie Johnson from Arrow Seed served as guide.

Filmed the end of April, word has it that the show visited Arrow Seed and Schmick's Market shopping for provisions, and features a segment working cattle for the landowner as well as hunting turkeys.

The premier is Monday, August 4 at 8:30pm Eastern time(7:30 Central) on

Manager vs. Administrator: Bow to host informational sessions

August 4, 2014

The city of Broken Bow has two informational sessions concerning the pros and cons between City Administrator and and City Manager forms of government planned for this Thursday, Aug. 7, at 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Broken Bow Municipal Building.

The discussion sessions will be lead by Bill Podraza with Miller and Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C. of Kearney.

Please plan to attend, by law, the decision is be up to the voters and your opinion counts.

Nebraska senators to seek more prison oversight

August 4, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are looking at ways to increase oversight of the state's troubled prison system, possibly by creating an independent watchdog position or by having the department answer to the Legislature.

Some senators are already drafting legislation after learning that prison officials knowingly miscalculated sentences for hundreds of inmates.

August 2nd

Senator Deb Fischer's reaction to southern border visit

August 2, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today joined a bipartisan group of six other senators in visiting the southern border, which included briefings at the McAllen Border Patrol Station, the Hidalgo Bridge connecting the United States and Mexico, and facilities at Lackland Air Force Base currently housing children from Central American who have illegally crossed the southern border. Upon returning to Washington, Fischer released the following statement:

July 31st

UPDATE: Grubtill charged with arson

July 31, 2014

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church members gathered in their Parish hall for Sunday morning Mass July 27, as they did the evening before due to a Saturday morning fire in their church next door. A fire that the State Fire Marshall later that day ruled as arson.

Matthew Grubtill, 23, of Broken Bow has been arrested for the crime.

The beer bottles, beer caps and matches left in the church led the Broken Bow Police to Grubtill. He was arrested at his residence following the execution of a search warrant later that day.

Cargill to close beef plant, cites cattle shortage

July 31, 2014

(AP) — Cargill plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant which employs about 600 people on Friday due to a shortage of cattle.

A Midwest drought in 2011 and 2012 hurt cattle levels, said Cargill spokesman Mike Martin. Now, many herders are breeding the cattle they have and not selling them. U.S. beef cattle herd is at its lowest level since 1951, Cargill said.

The Milwaukee plant slaughters live cattle and packages beef products. The meat producer bought the plant, which can process as much as 1,400 animals a day, in 2001.

Lexington police looking for man who shot at officer

July 31, 2014

(AP) — Lexington police are looking for a 25-year-old man who they say shot at officers.

Police say officers sent at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday to check on a disturbance saw Jose Covarrubias, of Lexington, fire a handgun at a woman fleeing a house. The officers say he also fired at their vehicles, and one officer returned fire before Covarrubias fled the scene.

A child was treated at a hospital for a minor injury from an apparent ricochet.

An arrest warrant for Covarrubias says he's wanted on two counts of attempted murder and other crimes.

TRENDING VIDEO: Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up

July 31, 2014

TRENDING VIDEO: Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up

July 28th

TRENDING VIDEO: Dog Passes Out From Excitement To See Owner

July 28, 2014

TRENDING VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

Ken Neville dies as result of motorcycle accident

July 28, 2014

Tragedy struck central Nebraska July 27, 2014, as a one-vehicle, motorcycle accident 3.5 miles south of Broken Bow took the life of Kenneth R. Neville, 60 of rural Broken Bow.

According to Sheriff Dan Osmond, Neville was traveling south on the Sumner Road when his motorcycle, a 2011 Harley, drove off of the roadway, into a ditch and through a barb wire fence. Neville died at the scene as a result of his injuries. He was alone on the motorcycle and was wearing a helmet. The accident was reported at 5:39 p.m.

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