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August 16th, 2014
LINCOLN â€“ A petition initiative to increase the minimum wage in Nebraska has met the qualifications to be voted on during the general election. Secretary of State John Gale says enough verified signatures have been submitted to add the issue to the ballot in November.
At least 80,386 signatures were required to add the petition initiative to the ballot. At least five percent of those who signed had to come from 38 of the stateâ€™s 93 counties. â€śIn this case, 89,817 signatures were verified which was more than enough to meet the threshold,â€ť explained Gale.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” The 8-year-old who received national attention for his touchdown run in the 2013 Nebraska spring football game has had a recurrence of brain cancer.
Jack Hoffman, from Atkinson, had been in remission since October. His father, Andy, said doctors found a "spot of concern" in Jack's brain in April, and follow-up tests in Boston on Wednesday showed the tumor had grown.
Andy Hoffman wrote on Jack's CaringBridge page that the tumor would be treated with chemotherapy.
VIDEO: Husker Fan Day 2014
Tune in this evening to "Gregg Ritz Hunt Masters" on the Outdoor Channel, and join 40 million households across the world on a turkey hunt at the Mike Pitzel Ranch up by Taylor. Broken Bow's own Robbie Johnson from Arrow Seed served as guide.
Filmed the end of April, word has it that the show visited Arrow Seed and Schmick's Market shopping for provisions, and features a segment working cattle for the landowner as well as hunting turkeys.
The premier is Monday, August 4 at 8:30pm Eastern time(7:30 Central) on
The city of Broken Bow has two informational sessions concerning the pros and cons between City Administrator and and City Manager forms of government planned for this Thursday, Aug. 7, at 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Broken Bow Municipal Building.
The discussion sessions will be lead by Bill Podraza with Miller and Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C. of Kearney.
Please plan to attend, by law, the decision is be up to the voters and your opinion counts.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska lawmakers are looking at ways to increase oversight of the state's troubled prison system, possibly by creating an independent watchdog position or by having the department answer to the Legislature.
Some senators are already drafting legislation after learning that prison officials knowingly miscalculated sentences for hundreds of inmates.
Washington, D.C. â€“ U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today joined a bipartisan group of six other senators in visiting the southern border, which included briefings at the McAllen Border Patrol Station, the Hidalgo Bridge connecting the United States and Mexico, and facilities at Lackland Air Force Base currently housing children from Central American who have illegally crossed the southern border. Upon returning to Washington, Fischer released the following statement:
St. Josephâ€™s 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. A fire that the State Fire Marshall later that day ruled as arson.
Matthew Grubtill, 23, of Broken Bow has been arrested for the crime.
The beer bottles, beer caps and matches left in the church led the Broken Bow Police to Grubtill. He was arrested at his residence following the execution of a search warrant later that day.
(AP) â€” Cargill plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant which employs about 600 people on Friday due to a shortage of cattle.
A Midwest drought in 2011 and 2012 hurt cattle levels, said Cargill spokesman Mike Martin. Now, many herders are breeding the cattle they have and not selling them. U.S. beef cattle herd is at its lowest level since 1951, Cargill said.
The Milwaukee plant slaughters live cattle and packages beef products. The meat producer bought the plant, which can process as much as 1,400 animals a day, in 2001.
(AP) â€” 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.