• Tennessee duo arrested in Kearney shooting at Broken Bow motel

    (AP and NRG) - Kearney police say they have arrested a Tennessee man in connection to a shooting. 25-year-old Evan Swenson was arrested Sunday at a motel in Broken Bow on a Buffalo County warrant. He faces charges of second-degree attempted murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony. 22-year-old Ashley Dominquez was also taken in custody and was charged as an accessory to attempted 1st degree homicide. Both subjects are being held at the Buffalo County Jail. The shooting happened Saturday morning around 4:30 in south Kearney near the 2nd Avenue pedestrian bridge. Officers were called to the area after people reported a suspicious person. Once there, officers found a man who had been shot twice. The victim, another Tennessee man, was taken to CHI Good Samaritan Hospital and then flown to an Omaha hospital.

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  • Litchfield man dies in Saturday accident

    (NRG)- 25-year-old Logan Griss of Litchfield, formerly of Kearney, was killed in a one-vehicle rollover crash Saturday morning in Sherman County. Griss was driving a pickup on Highway 10 near 770 Road that rolled into a steep ditch. The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the accident. Read More
  • Kearney-area home suffers extensive damage in Sunday fire

    (NRG)-Damage was extensive to a home northwest of Kearney as the result of a fire early Sunday morning. The Kearney Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by Amherst and Elm Creek departments in responding to the 3 AM blaze. The fire was reported in Cedar Hills Subdivision at 3515 Cedar Drive and may have started as the result of a chemical reaction caused by staining rags. The fire was brought under control by 4:15 AM. Early damage estimates are over $200,000, mainly to the garage, attic and the sides of the residence owned by Larry and Beth Fletcher. No injuries were reported and there were working smoke detectors at the site. Read More
  • 8 apply for GI based judgeship

    (AP) - Eight people have applied to fill the Hall County District judgeship left vacant by the Oct. 1 retirement of Judge James Livingston. Those applying include John Jorgensen, of Lincoln; Thomas Klein, of Wahoo; Kevin Knake, of Hastings; and Charles Maser, James Truell and Mark Young, all of Grand Island. John Marsh and Stacy Nonhof, both of Kearney, have also submitted applications for appointment. The bench is in the 9th Judicial District consisting of Buffalo and Hall counties. The Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a public hearing at the Hall County Courthouse on Dec. 10, when it will review all the applicants. Read More
  • NSP sets enforcement set for Thanksgiving weekend

    (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. The effort, funded in part through an $18,000 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, coincides with the national "Click It or Ticket" enforcement campaign. Read More