October 15th, 2014
AMOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) â A former NFL star and his mother will go to trial next year in a mortgage fraud case after they turned down plea deals that called for state prison terms.
Irving Fryar and Allene McGhee rejected the deals Tuesday during a state Superior Court hearing. They're charged with conspiring to steal money through a mortgage scam run by William Barksdale, who has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison.
Their trial is scheduled to start Feb. 3.
LADY INDIANS TOP AINSWORTH OCTOBER 14, three out of four sets
Allen def. Whiting, Iowa, 23-25, 25-12, 25-14, 25-9
Aquinas def. Lincoln Lutheran, 25-15, 25-9, 21-25, 25-15
Beatrice def. Ralston, 25-19, 25-19, 25-22
Bellevue East def. Omaha North, 25-16, 25-23, 26-24
Bellevue West def. Omaha Westside, 25-22, 25-16, 15-25, 21-25, 15-11
Blue Hill def. Lawrence-Nelson, 25-17, 27-25, 25-22
Boone Central/Newman Grove def. Fullerton, 25-17, 25-18, 25-19
Broken Bow def. Ainsworth, 19-25, 26-24, 25-17, 25-15
Cambridge def. Hitchcock County, 25-12, 25-22, 25-15
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
âTo protect your belongings, itâs best not to leave personal items in your vehicles,â Chief Scott said. âAnd weâre asking that you keep your vehicles locked.â
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.
ALINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â 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.
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.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â 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
The meeting begins at noon in the Municipal Building
â¢ Roll Call
â¢ Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
â¢ Approval of Consent Agenda
â¢ Minutes â September 23, 2014 Regular Council Meeting
â¢ Claims â October 14, 2014 Regular Council Meeting
â¢ 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.
â¢ Approval of Application of Pat Zulkoski as a member of the Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) â 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.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â 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.