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Off-duty deputy fires gun at driver after reporting chase

Off-duty deputy fires gun at driver after reporting chase

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Omaha police say an off-duty mall security guard faces charges after using his vehicle to chase suspected shoplifters in an incident that also saw an off-duty sheriff’s deputy fire a gun at one of the suspects. Police say the incident began Wednesday night, when the off-duty deputy spotted a white vehicle…

Inmate in handcuffs briefly escape courthouse in Lexington

Inmate in handcuffs briefly escape courthouse in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) – A handcuffed inmate escaped from the Dawson County Courthouse in Lexington but was quickly found a few blocks away. The Kearney Hub reports 19-year-old Luis Sandoval-Magana had been terminated from drug court on Monday for violating terms of the program and was sentenced to five days in jail. Soon after being…

Crews contain large fire at Hastings fertilizer plant

Crews contain large fire at Hastings fertilizer plant

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) – Crews have contained a large fire at a Hastings fertilizer plant. The fire was reported about 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the CPI Dry Fertilizer Plant and was contained just before 4 a.m. Friday. The blaze forced authorities to close U.S. Highway 6, but the road was reopened early Friday. Authorities urged…

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KGFW Sports – Legion Baseball 5/23/19

KGFW Sports – Legion Baseball 5/23/19

Wednesday Five Points Bank Juniors def. Gothenburg – 13-2 5-innings Jersey’s Seniors def. Gothenburg – 16-7 5-innings Today Post 52 Juniors/Runza Seniors vs. Lexington – 5:00/7:30 @ Memorial Field

KGFW Sports – Boys Golf Champions

KGFW Sports – Boys Golf Champions

Class A @ Norfolk Country Club Team Champion – Creighton Prep Individual Champion – Luke Kluver (Norfolk) – +2 74 Class B @ Elks Country Club in Columbus Team Champion – North Platte Individual Champion – Luke Gutschewski (Mount Michael Benedictine) – -1 71 Class C @ Meadowlark Hills GC in Kearney Team Champion –…

KGFW Sports – 5 Lopers in Texas

KGFW Sports – 5 Lopers in Texas

Five members of the The UNK track and field team will be competing in the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships, which begin today in Kingsville, Texas. Representing UNK will be Elm Creek senior thrower Jacob Bartling (discus and shot put) and Waco senior Mackenzie Crowder (shot put), Florida sophomore Montrez Jackson (high jump), Cairo…

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Groups work together to improve water quality in Ohio

A collaboration of stakeholders representing Ohio’s agriculture, conservation, environmental, and research communities are working together on a statewide water quality initiative. The newly formed Agriculture Conservation Working Group recently held a two-day retreat in Ostrander, Ohio, where the conversation centered on identifying a path to healthy waterways in the state. Scott Higgins, co-chair of the…

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Grab your chest — ‘Alien’ turns 40 Saturday

Grab your chest — ‘Alien’ turns 40 Saturday

Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the release of director Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi film classic, Alien. The film, about a blue-collar crew aboard a deep space mining vessel who answer a distress call on a derelict planet and inadvertently bring aboard a killer alien, was…