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NSP Tech Crimes Determines No Threat to Thayer Central Schools

Feb 1, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

The Nebraska State Patrol and Thayer County Sheriff’s Office have identified the source of a threat made against Thayer Central Community Sch...
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Omaha police fatally shoot armed man in Target store

Jan 31, 2023 / Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say they fatally shot a man who entered a Target store with an AR-15-style rifle on Tuesday and “plenty...
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Troopers Arrest Cozad Woman Following I-80 Pursuit

Jan 26, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Cozad woman following a pursuit on Interstate 80 Wednesday night in central Nebraska. At a...
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Union Pacific 4Q profit slips 4% on weather, hiring problems

Jan 24, 2023 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's fourth-quarter profit slipped 4% as severe winter weather snarled shipments in late December and the railr...
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Pete Ricketts sworn in as Nebraska senator, replacing Sasse

Jan 24, 2023 / Ap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was sworn into the U.S. Senate on Monday, replacing Republican Sen. Ben Sasse as the Sen...
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Troopers Find Weapon, Meth, Over 300 LBs of Marijuana Products in Two Kimball County Incidents

Jan 24, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested three people in two incidents in Kimball County, including the discovery of over 300 pounds o...
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NDOT Reveals Winners of Second “Name a Snowplow” Contest

Jan 23, 2023 / NDOT Release

Jan. 23, 2023 (Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is excited to announce winners of its second “Name a ...
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NU regent acquitted of witness tampering in sex assault case

Jan 21, 2023 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A jury has acquitted University of Nebraska Regent Jack Stark of witness tampering in a sexual assault case. The jury retu...
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Troopers Respond to Over 400 Weather-Related Incidents

Jan 21, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

Nebraska State Troopers responded to more than 400 weather-related incidents over the last two days as snow and ice accumulated across Nebraska. B...
Community Hospital

Patient & Family Advisory Council Seeking Volunteers

Jan 20, 2023 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital is seeking volunteers in Red Willow and surrounding counties to serve on the hospital’s Patient &...
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Troopers Arrest Colorado Man After Road Rage Incident

Jan 18, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

(LEXINGTON, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Colorado man after reports of a road rage incident on Inter...
Visiting Vascular Surgeon Joins Community Hospital Medical Staff

Visiting Vascular Surgeon Joins Community Hospital Medical Staff

Jan 18, 2023 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital is pleased to announce a new visiting physician specializing in vascular surgery will see patients at the...
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Community Hospital Grief Support Group Starting This Month

Jan 16, 2023 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Adults who have experienced a recent loss of a loved one are invited to join Community Hospital’s grief support group,...
Pictured from left to right are Community Hospital’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: Gabe Scheer, Ross Beavers, Molly Walker and Evan Geilenkirchen.

Community Hospital Nurse Anesthetists Celebrate National Nurse Anesthetists Week—January 22-28

Jan 16, 2023 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Four full-time Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who provide services at Community Hospital will celebrate Nat...
Central Nebraska Law Enforcement looking for Aurora elderly couple

Central Nebraska Law Enforcement looking for Aurora elderly couple

Jan 15, 2023 / KRGI Sports Network

(Aurora, NE) - An Endangered Missing Advisory has been activated to determine the whereabouts of Robert Proctor & Lovenda Proctor. The Aurora P...
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Troopers Find 50,000 Suspected Fentanyl Pills in Traffic Stop

Jan 13, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two Arizona men after locating approximately 50,000 suspected fentanyl pills during a traffic...
NPIce Rink set to open TONIGHT!

NPIce Rink set to open TONIGHT!

Jan 13, 2023 / Samantha Geisler – Sports and Events Marketing Specialist

(North Platte, Nebraska, January 13th, 2023) – Ice is officially OPEN! Opening Weekend public skating begins tonight at 6:30PM! Weekend Publ...
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Troopers Locate Cocaine, Fentanyl and Arrest Two in I-80 Traffic Stop

Jan 13, 2023 / Press Release

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested two people this week after locating over six pounds of suspected cocaine mixed with fentanyl durin...
Two Physical Therapists Join Community Hospital Rehab

Two Physical Therapists Join Community Hospital Rehab

Jan 10, 2023 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Two physical therapists, a McCook native and his wife, have made the decision to return to his roots. Brett Burton, PT, DPT,...
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Eat Smart Get Fit Prediabetes Class Starts in January

Jan 9, 2023 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital wants to help people prevent Type 2 diabetes before it starts by encouraging them to enroll in the Eat Sm...
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Two Arrested After Pursuit in Hamilton County

Jan 9, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested two people following a pursuit early Sunday morning in Hamilton County. At approximately 12:15 a....
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NSP Apprehends Alliance Man on Multiple Warrants

Jan 7, 2023 / Nebraska State Patrol

(SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB.)  — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol, with the assistance of the Alliance Police Department, have arreste...
(Left to Right) McCook Fire and Rescue Paramedic James Slaten stands with Medical Director, Matt Nielsen, M.D. Paramedic Steve Renner demonstrates the Nitronox Field Unit purchased by Community Hospital Health Foundation.

Health Foundation Grants Equipment to McCook Fire and Rescue

Jan 5, 2023 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—McCook Fire and Rescue and Community Hospital Health Foundation have collaborated to bring a new emergency pain management t...
The Human Form 630 Procedure Table was installed in the Curtis Medical Center this Fall. The new power procedure chair is more comfortable and accommodating for patients and healthcare professionals.

Health Foundation Gives Equipment Grant to Curtis Medical Center

Jan 5, 2023 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

Curtis, NE- Community Hospital Health Foundation granted more than $8,700 in funds to purchase Curtis Medical Center a procedure chair this fall. ...
Community Hospital Announces 2023 New Year’s Baby

Community Hospital Announces 2023 New Year’s Baby

Jan 5, 2023 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Neb.—Community Hospital’s New Year’s baby was Halle Ryann Hartzer born at 8:29AM January 3. Her parents, Nichole and Dust...