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October 7th

Ebola News Guide

October 7, 2014

News Guide: A quick look at Ebola developments
The Associated Press

Two patients are hospitalized in the United States with Ebola, the deadly infectious disease that has killed thousands of people in West Africa and recently emerged in the U.S. and Europe. Public-health officials across the country are taking steps to ensure that the virus does not get a foothold in North America. A look at the essential developments worldwide:

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October 6th

Judicial Center Townhall Meetings scheduled

October 6, 2014

The Custer County Board of Supervisors have scheduled a series of Town Hall meetings to discuss the upcoming ballot concerning the Judicial Center. They invite you to come with questions. To help with information, we have included here a 'letter to the editor' the Chief published the end of September.

Following are the locations, the Supervisors who will be in attendance, the date and time:

Broken Bow, Mid-Plains Community College, Larry Hickenbottom, Ran Varney and Mark Haynes, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

Sargent Community Building, Richard Hodson and Don McCullough, Oct. 6 at 7p.m.

Second Ebola patient arrives in Nebraska

October 6, 2014

This article includes a statement from Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health on DHHS/Nebraska Medical Center Opening Nebraska Biocontainment Unit to Care for Second Ebola Patient

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia arrived Monday at a Nebraska hospital where he will be treated for the deadly disease.

Ashoka Mukpo, 33, will be kept in a specialized containment unit at the Nebraska Medical Center that was built specifically to handle this type of illness.

Martinez killed in Dawson County accident

October 6, 2014

According to a press release from the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, a Broken Bow man, Randy Martinez, 23, was killed in a one vehicle accident on Oct. 5, 2014.

The preliminary accident investigation indicates the following: at approximately 5:05 a.m., a 1994 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Randy Marteniz, was traveling southeast on the Buzzards Roost Road, at approximately one mile northwest of Eddyville, when he lost control on a curve, then traveling southbound, entered the west road ditch rolling the vehicle into a hayfield.

VIDEO: 5th American With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska

October 6, 2014

A plane carrying an American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia landed Monday in Nebraska, where he will undergo treatment for the deadly disease.

September 28th

Members sought for Nebraska health care boards

September 28, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Board of Health is seeking professional members for several health care boards.

The boards are responsible for licensing health care providers. Terms run for five years.

There are vacancies on boards for alcohol and drug counseling; audiology and speech language pathology; chiropractic; cosmetology; dentistry; mental health practice; nursing; psychologists; podiatry; registered environmental health specialists; and veterinary medicine and surgery.

Members sought for Nebraska health care boards

September 28, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Board of Health is seeking professional members for several health care boards.

The boards are responsible for licensing health care providers. Terms run for five years.

There are vacancies on boards for alcohol and drug counseling; audiology and speech language pathology; chiropractic; cosmetology; dentistry; mental health practice; nursing; psychologists; podiatry; registered environmental health specialists; and veterinary medicine and surgery.

Governor hopefuls promise action on property taxes

September 28, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Property taxes have surfaced as a key issue in Nebraska's race for governor, with the candidates offering drastically different approaches for easing the burden on farmers, ranchers and homeowners.

September 26th

Chicago facility fire impacts Omaha flights

September 26, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nearly 20 Omaha flights into or out of Chicago airports have been canceled because of a fire at an air traffic control facility in a Chicago suburb.

Omaha Airport Authority officials urged travelers to check with their airlines or go online at www.flyoma.com to see whether their flights have been affected.

Officials say Friday's early morning fire started in the basement of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, forcing evacuation of the center. More than 850 flights had been canceled in Chicago alone, and more cancellations were expected.

September 25th

VIDEO: Nebraska Zoo Needs Your Help Naming Cute Red Panda Twin

September 25, 2014

Meet the newest additions to the Lincoln Children's Zoo in Nebraska. The zoo is running a contest to name the furry red panda twins. Buzz60's Leigh Scheps (@LeighTVReporter) has the adorable video.

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