FEBRUARY 14, 2019 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested several people and seized 100 pounds of marijuana during five traffic stops this week on Interstate 80. All five stops happened between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.
At approximately 1:55 p.m. MT Tuesday, trooper located more than two pounds of marijuana after stopping an eastbound Toyota Yaris for speeding at mile marker 18 near Kimball. The driver, Jessica Reyna, 25, of Sacramento, California, and passenger, Chase Sinclair, 29, of Charlotte, North Carolina, were both arrested and lodged in Kimball County Jail.
Troopers then found 85 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop at approximately 3:45 p.m. CT Tuesday. A trooper had stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe parked in a no-parking area on the shoulder of the on-ramp at exit 324 near Giltner. The driver, Franklin Schillfarth, 55, of Maryland, was arrested and was lodged in Hamilton County Jail.
On Wednesday at approximately 7:20 a.m. CT, another trooper stopped an eastbound Kia Rio for speeding at 114 miles per hour on I-80 near North Platte at mile marker 176. Marijuana containers were plainly visible in the vehicle and the trooper found approximately two pounds of marijuana during a search. The driver, Brianna Glover, 23, and passenger, Rashawn Hampton, 23, both of Michigan were arrested and lodged in Lincoln County Jail.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. CT Wednesday, a trooper stopped a Chevy pickup pulling a trailer for failing to stay in its lane near Kearney at mile marker 280. The trooper could smell the odor of marijuana in the vehicle and conducted a search. The search revealed personal use marijuana and a handgun. Additionally three pounds of marijuana was located hidden inside a large, older television. An investigation revealed that the driver was unaware of the marijuana inside the television. The driver, Ryan Taylor, 35, of Florida, was arrested and cited for a concealed handgun violation and personal use marijuana. He was lodged in Buffalo County Jail.
Finally, at approximately 10:45 a.m. MT, a trooper discovered seven pounds of marijuana after stopping an eastbound Hyundai Sonata for speeding near Kimball at mile marker 18. The driver, Christopher Seligman, 35, of Maryland, was arrested and lodged in Kimball County Jail.
NOVEMBER 26, 2018 (LINCOLN, NEB.) — Nebraska State Troopers removed 16 impaired drivers from the road, issued more than 500 speeding citations, and assisted hundreds of motorists during a special Click It or Ticket enforcement surrounding the Thanksgiving weekend.
The enforcement, which was part of a national effort, including many other law enforcement agencies in Nebraska, was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $20,000 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation - Highway Safety Office.
“A projected record numbers of travelers, along with a winter storm that blanketed much of the state on Sunday, made for an eventful weekend for our troopers,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “I’m incredibly proud of the effort by our troopers and dispatchers this weekend, and thankful that many drivers planned ahead and were able to stay off the roads on Sunday.”
During the enforcement, which ran from Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25, troopers arrested 15 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and 1 for driving under the influence of drugs. In addition to those arrests, troopers issued citations for speeding (506), driving under suspension (35), no proof of insurance (33), minor in possession (5), open container (7), no seat belt (30), and improper child restraint (4).
Troopers also assisted 267 motorists in need of help, arrested 47 people for possession of drugs, and apprehended 9 fugitives.
The enforcement included vehicle checks, high visibility and saturation patrols, as well as regular enforcement efforts.
Interview with Dennis DaMoude
Monday, February 25 th : Cheyenne County KS (St. Francis) St. Francis Emergency Building, 125 W Hwy 36
On March 5, 2019 Deputies were sent to mile marker 197 (just east of Brady, NE.) on U.S. Highway 30. It was reported two vehicles had struck each other and there were injuries to both drivers. Deputies arrived and met with the drivers of the vehicles.
The investigation showed a black GMC Denali was eastbound on Highway 30 in its proper lane. A white Mitsubishi Mirage was westbound on Highway 30 and crossed the center line and struck the GMC Denali. The driver of the GMC was injured but refused medical treatment.
The driver of the Mitsubishi suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Great Plains Health. He was identified as thirty-one year old Joshua Baker of North Platte. Deputies believed Mr. Baker was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the accident. Deputies found suspected THC Wax in the vehicle and other items. Mr. Baker did not have a license or insurance at the time of the accident. Criminal charges are pending Mr. Bakers release from the hospital and laboratory testing. The investigation continues.
The 2018 NSAA State High School Volleyball Tournament will start on Thursday and conclude on Saturday from Lincoln. We will have coverage of the Cambridge Trojan Volleyball Team on 102.1 True Country KZMC and online 1021kzmc.com.
The 2018 NSAA Boys Class B State Tennis Tournament gets underway at Woods Tennis Center in Lincoln on Thursday starting at 8:00am with first-round matches and the Tournament will conclude on Friday with fifth and sixth places matches, Semi-Final matches, and Championships and Consolation matches.
Participating for McCook in #1 Singles is Zion Moyer, #2 Singles Syd Wier, #1 Doubles Caden Bortner/Mason Michaelis, #2 Doubles Logan Barenburg/Isacc Hinze. View the full Class B Tennis Brackets below.
Seward, NE - The Scottsbluff Bearcat boys basketball team advanced to the state tournament with a 57-49 win against the Bluejays on their home court Monday night. Scottsbluff would trail by three at halftime, 28-25. The Bearcats would pick it up on both ends of the court not allowing a Seward field goal and out score the Bluejays 18-6 in the third quarter to create some breathing room. Scottsbluff would have clutch free throws made by Harold Baez and Jasiya DeOllos in the fourth quarter. DeOllos would also hit two big free throw line jumpers late in the fourth quarter to hold of the late game push by Seward to try and and close the gap in a potential comeback. Seward in defeat saw their season end with a record of 18-6. The Bearcats advancing to state with a record of 14-10 will play next Thursday in Lincoln with official parings from the NSAA to be released in the coming days. Early indications with a look at the power points, pairs Scottsbluff & Lincoln Pius X in the first round at Pinnacle Bank Arena next Thursday with a tip off at 8:00am MT. Listen to Scottsbluff state tournament basketball next Thursday on Wild Country 106.9 & khyyfm.com.
Scottsbluff - 13 12 18 14 -57
Seward - 15 13 6 15 -49
Scottsbluff - Sabastian Harsh 2, Jasiya DeOllos 15, Harold Baez 12, Connor McCracken 12, Chance Parker 3, Dawson Mohr 6, Sam Clarkson 7.
Seward - Nate Lliteras 15, Kelly Vyhnalek 9, Joseph Krause 13, Bryson Janousek 2, Derek Holtorf 10.
The District Wrestling Tournament wrapped up over the weekend. Area teams sending wrestlers to Omaha for the State Wrestling Tournament include.
The 2019 NSAA State Wrestling Tournament starts on Thursday continues on Friday and wraps up on Saturday at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. Listen
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McCook: Jullian Stiver, Talyn Campbell, Tate Felber, Kody Hahn, Alec Langan, Jared Cole, Colin Giron, and Hunter Cunningham
Cambridge: Drew Sprinkle, and John Tenbensel
Arapahoe: Tristan White, John Lee, and Levi Kerner
Dundy County-Stratton: Brenden Warman, and Delton Haines
Hitchcock County: Joel Priest, Seth Hare, Remington Hodges, and Gage Peterson.
Medicine Valley: Jaden Henderson, Dylan Davis-Mack, and Austin Wolfe
Southwest: Brett Tryon, Garrett Latimer, Kaden Guerrero, and Logan Kircher.
Nebraska sophomore middle blocker Lauren Stivrins was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. It marks the first defensive weekly honor for the Scottsdale, Arizona native, but the second career individual honor as she was named the Big Ten Player of the Week in October.
Stivrins had a career-high 10 blocks in a five-set win over No. 7 Penn State on Friday and followed with eight blocks in a sweep of Rutgers on Saturday. She averaged 2.25 blocks per set to go with 2.25 kills per set on a .516 hitting percentage. Stivrins helped the Huskers hold Penn State to a season-low .114 hitting percentage and Rutgers to .024.
The Huskers have now collected six Big Ten weekly awards this season. Nebraska plays at Iowa on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Nebraska middle blocker Lauren Stivrins was honored as the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Huskers to a pair of road victories over the weekend.
Stivrins picked up her first-career Big Ten weekly honor after becoming the third Husker in school history to post a 1.000 hitting percentage with at least 10 kills when she went 10-for-10 in a sweep of Northwestern last Friday. She followed the next night with eight kills, four blocks and three service aces in a 3-1 win at previously unbeaten No. 7 Illinois. The sophomore from Scottsdale, Arizona averaged 2.57 kills per set on .536 hitting for the weekend.
The Huskers have now picked up a Big Ten weekly honor in four consecutive weeks, and Stivrins is the third player-of-the-week honoree in the last four weeks, as outside hitter Mikaela Foecke earned the distinction twice.
Nebraska hosts Iowa on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The match will be televised on BTN, streamed at BTN2GO.com and can be heard on Husker Sports Network radio affiliates, Huskers.com and the official Huskers app.
Big Ten Weekly Awards (Oct. 1, 2018)
Co-Player of the Week: Alexis Hart, Jr., MINNCo-Player of the Week: Lauren Stivrins, So., NEB
Defensive Player of the Week: Kendall White, Jr., PSU
Setter of the Week: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINN
Freshman of the Week: Serena Gray, PSU
Lincoln – Sophomore tight end Jack Stoll received recognition Friday, as he was chosen to the 2018 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. The Mackey Award is presented to the most outstanding collegiate tight end. Stoll, the Huskers’ lone returning letterwinner at tight end, is in position to flourish in the Huskers’ new offense in 2018. The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder from Lone Tree, Colo., played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman, catching eight passes for 89 yards and a pair of scores, as he split time with senior Tyler Hoppes. In all, the pair combined for 42 catches and 466 yards and five touchdowns last season. Stoll had all eight of his receptions in the final six games, including season bests of three catches and 41 yards against Northwestern, and scored TDs against the Wildcats and Penn State. The tight end spot has flourished in the Huskers’ new offensive attack and position coach Sean Beckton. Last season, Jordan Akins grabbed 32 receptions for 515 yards and four touchdowns en route to first-team All-AAC honors. The 2018 Mackey Award recipient will be announced on December 5, 2018 and then presented live on December 6, 2018 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPNU.
Preseason Watch Lists
AFCA Good Works Team: Freedom Akinmoladun
Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List: Stanley Morgan and JD Spielman
John Mackey Award: Jack Stoll