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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.

July 27th

UPDATE: ARREST MADE in Fire at St. Joseph's Catholic Church

July 27, 2014

UPDATE: Matthew A. Grubtill, 23, of Broken Bow, was arrested late Saturday and taken into custody after Broken Bow Police executed a search warrant on a Broken Bow residency. He is being charged with arson and criminal mischief and was booked into the Custer County Jail. The investigation of the fire at the Catholic Church is ongoing.

FIRE at ST. JOSEPH's

St. Joseph 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.

Nebraska soldier killed in Afghanistan

July 27, 2014

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Two soldiers based at Fort Carson were killed when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense says 30-year-old Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, of Hickman, Nebraska; and 19-year-old Pfc. Keith M. Williams, of Visalia, California, were killed in Kandahar Province on Thursday. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson.

The Defense Department did not release any other information.

Nebraska jail first to ax immigration detainers

July 27, 2014

(AP) — At least one Nebraska jail has stopped honoring federal requests to hold suspected immigrants in jail without a warrant, following the lead of other local entities around the country who say the practice puts them at risk of civil rights lawsuits.

Other Nebraska counties may soon follow suit, thanks in part to a push by civil rights organizations.

Loup Lines shares scope of tree seedling program

July 27, 2014

Many Nebraskans have been there, it’s considered a hallowed hall for Husker Football faithful. Now picture the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Memorial Stadium with nearly every seat holding a conservation tree seedling. Your mental picture provides a quick glimpse of the scope of the Lower Loup Natural Resources District’s conservation tree program.

July 26th

Nebraska should look deeper at incentives

July 26, 2014

(AP) — Nebraska needs to look at more than jobs and wages when deciding whether the state's tax incentives actually work, experts from a national research group told state lawmakers Thursday.

July 25th

Insurers owe Nebraskans more than $1.5M in refunds

July 25, 2014

(AP) — The federal government says insurers owe Nebraskans more than $1.5 million in refunds because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that nearly 16,600 Nebraska residents will be getting refunds, averaging $108 per family.

The law requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of the premiums they collect on medical care and quality improvement or return the difference to consumers and employers.

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