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November 24th, 2014

Cattle quarantined on two Wheeler County farms

November 24, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Livestock have been quarantined on two Nebraska farms following diagnoses of a disease that can hamper an animal's ability to eat and drink, state officials said Monday.

The Nebraska Agriculture Department said in a news release that a U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory confirmed the diagnoses of vesicular stomatitis. The samples were taken from infected cattle on two farms in Wheeler County.

Arrest made in Kearney shooting, suspect found in Broken Bow

November 24, 2014

25-year-old man arrested in Kearney shooting

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A 25-year-old man has been arrested in Broken Bow after a Kearney shooting.

Authorities say Evan Swenson was arrested Sunday on a Buffalo County warrant. He faces charges of second-degree attempted murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony.

The shooting happened Saturday morning in south Kearney. Officers were called to the area after people reported a suspicious person. Once there, officers found a man who had been shot twice. The wounded man's name hasn't been released.

GAME UPDATE - Final Score Exeter-Milligan 40 & Anselmo Merna 26

November 24, 2014

FINAL SCORE - A-M 26, E-M 40

SCORE at the third quarter Anselmo-Merna 18, Exeter-Milligan 14

SCORE at the HALF- Anselmo-Merna 12, Exeter Milligan 14.

ANSELMO-MERNA competes today at Memorial Field for statewide honors in Class D Football, Go Coyotes.

The game is live streamed through NET, also on KCNI-KBBN. Look this week for a full write-up on this fun game, and on this site for quarter updates.

Hagel resigning as Defense secretary

November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.

November 23rd

Nebraska patrol enforcement set for Thanksgiving

November 23, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol has announced plans for stepped up enforcement to focus on seat belt usage over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The patrol says that as of Nov. 17, 200 people have been killed on Nebraska roads, compared with 184 by the same time in 2013. Of the 200 people killed this year, 117 were not wearing seat belts.

State Patrol Superintendent David Sankey says troopers will work overtime for the special enforcement period, which runs from Nov. 24 through Nov. 30.

'Shared parenting' bills to come up in session

November 23, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A coalition of fathers and family-law attorneys will once again ask lawmakers to change Nebraska's parental custody laws, which they argue are unfair to men.

Lawmakers have introduced bills several times in recent years, but none have made it out of committee. With 18 new senators taking office in January due to term limits, supporters are hopeful they can win enough support to change the law.

Pheasants being released in 9 Nebraska areas

November 23, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is releasing rooster pheasants in nine wildlife management areas in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

The nine areas include: Oak Valley (Madison County), Wilkinson (Platte County), Sherman Reservoir (Sherman County), Pressey (Custer County), Branched Oak (Lancaster County), Yankee Hill (Lancaster County), Twin Oaks (Johnson County), Hickory Ridge (Johnson County) and Peru Bottoms (Nemaha County).

The pheasants will be released to increase hunter opportunities to encourage families to go hunting together.

November 21st

Thursday night fire destroys barn in Ansley

November 21, 2014

A late 1800s barn north of Ansley was destroyed in a fire Thursday night, with the Ansley Fire Department calling in mutual aid from neighboring departments. The fire was just north of Ansley off State Highway 183 at Ted and Carol Sherbecks.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.

November 18th

A-M Coyotes win spot at state football finals

November 18, 2014

Congrats to Anselmo-Merna for a spectacular Monday win (56-36) in their state playoff Class D2 semi-final game against Maxwell. The Coyotes head to state Monday where they will take on Exeter-Milligan. The two, number one seed teams meet at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 24 on Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Monday Scores:
Class D-1
Semifinals
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 44, Guardian Angels 40
Hemingford 26, Elm Creek 15

Class D-2
Semifinals
Anselmo-Merna 56, Maxwell 36
Exeter/Milligan 28, Falls City Sacred Heart 22

November 17th

Nebraska hospital: Surgeon with Ebola has died

November 17, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, the facility said.

Dr. Martin Salia died of the disease shortly after 4 a.m., Nebraska Medical Center spokesman Taylor Wilson said.

"Dr. Salia was extremely critical when he arrived here, and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we weren't able to save him," said Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the biocontainment unit.

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