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Broken Bow Man Sentenced for Cyberstalking

Broken Bow Man Sentenced for Cyberstalking

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (USDOJ) – United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Marshal Marshall, 37, formerly of Broken Bow, Nebraska, was sentenced Thursday in Lincoln, Nebraska, to the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison by Senior United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf. Marshall had previously entered pleas of guilty to cyberstalking.  In addition…Read more »

Hy-Vee investigating card system security incident

Hy-Vee investigating card system security incident

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa-based grocery store chain is warning customers about what it says is a security incident involving payment card systems. Hy-Vee said Wednesday that it launched an investigation after detecting unauthorized activity and thinks the activity has ended. The investigation focused on card payments at Hy-vee restaurants, fuel pumps…Read more »

Road Repair Work: Near 25th Street and 5th Avenue

Road Repair Work: Near 25th Street and 5th Avenue

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the City of Kearney: “The City of Kearney Public Works Department announces that the inside east bound lane near 25th Street and 5th Avenue will be closed for concrete repairs beginning Friday, August 16 at 7:00 a.m. weather permitting. The area will reopen by Monday afternoon.  Citizens are…Read more »

Man, mother, given probation for animal neglect

Man, mother, given probation for animal neglect

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) – A woman and her son have been given probation in connection with livestock deaths at their central Nebraska farm. Dawson County District Court records say 61-year-old Diane Wempen and 34-year-old Eugene Wempen Jr. were sentenced last month to 30 months of probation and 76 days in jail. They each served a…Read more »

U. of Nebraska withdraws ticket issued to governor’s vehicle

U. of Nebraska withdraws ticket issued to governor’s vehicle

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Gov. Pete Ricketts’ security detail got an unexpected surprise when they drove the governor to a University of Nebraska football practice. University parking officials ticketed the governor’s official vehicle Wednesday for illegal parking on campus near the Husker practice facility, but the citation was later withdrawn. A spokesman for Ricketts says…Read more »

Axtell Community Schools Awarded $25,000 Grow Rural Education Grant

Axtell Community Schools Awarded $25,000 Grow Rural Education Grant

AXTELL, Neb. – The following is from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program: “Axtell Community Schools was just awarded a $25,000 grant to enhance its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. Axtell Community Schools will use the Grow Rural Education funds to construct…Read more »

Anonymous $100,000 gift for Disaster Relief Fund

Anonymous $100,000 gift for Disaster Relief Fund

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the Kearney Area Community Foundation: “One month after the July 9th flood, there was a $100,000 check in the mailbox at the Kearney Area Community Foundation from an anonymous donor for the Disaster Relief Fund on Friday, August 9th. “Wow – it is hard to wipe the smile…Read more »

Lincoln police cite mother who’d left 2 kids in hot car

Lincoln police cite mother who’d left 2 kids in hot car

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Officers have cited a 29-year-old mother who they say left her two children in a hot car while shopping at a store on the south side of Lincoln. A woman who’d spotted the sweating children in the car a little before 5 p.m. Sunday told police she asked the older child,…Read more »

University expected to take another development step soon

University expected to take another development step soon

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) – The University of Nebraska at Kearney is expected to announce construction soon of a university engagement center for its University Village project. The center is envisioned as a space for meetings and community events that also can house businesses and state offices. It also will be another step toward turning a…Read more »

Nearly 200 will lose jobs with closure of E. Nebraska plant

Nearly 200 will lose jobs with closure of E. Nebraska plant

DAVID CITY, Neb. (AP) – An eastern Nebraska company that manufactures electrical wiring assembles will close, putting nearly 200 people out of work. The Lincoln Journal Star reported Monday that Fargo Assembly said in a letter to the Nebraska Department of Labor that it will close its plant in David City. The letter sent last…Read more »