October 12, 2017

State and Local News

Norfolk Police were called to Ta-Ha-Zouka Park early this morning located at 2201 S. 13th street to check the welfare of a male individual. Officials found 36-Year-old Timothy Johnson of Plainview asleep at the wheel of his pickup truck. A check of Johnson’s license showed that he had an active warrant in Stanton County.  In a search of is vehicle Police discovered a glass pipe that tested positive for methamphetamine. He was housed in the Norfolk City jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.


The Northeast Volleyball team earned their second win this week last night in the Cox Activity Center. They downed Ellsworth Community College in three straight sets. (25,11, 25-8,25-15)

Macy Stewart led the Hawks with 11 kills. While Elizabeth Selting had ten. Samtha Brester put up five blocks while Monique Schafer and Gabria Barbosa had one ace serve each. Shafer had 22 digs and Peyton Roach had 18. Assistis where led by Savannah Neslon with 35 while Delaney Belt had 4. Next up for the Hawks is Iowa Western Next Tuesday night in Council Bluffs, IA.


Kearney Public School officials say that the district’s brand news high school facility has several construction issues. Officials say that the district has paid 47-thousand dollars to replace sidewalks to correct drainage problems at the High School that opened over one year ago. The school district also says the water-proofing membrane on the roof-top plaza was improperly installed which resulted in leaks and water damage. District leaders are considering taking legal action because of problems following construction.


Governor Pete Ricketts says he will look at what he calls alternative strategies  to make the State Patrol more accountable. Ricketts wants to reopen talks between the state and the patrol’s bargaining group but the union said it’s not in the best interest of its members. The group also says it respects the process that was agreed upon by both parties for the Patrols’ current contract that expires in 2019. The governor’s office says Rickets wants more transparency from the State Patrol.

World and National News

At least 23 people are dead as California continues to deal with some of the worst wild fires in its history. Fires are sweeping through Northern California’s wine country and other areas forcing thousands to evacuate. Entire neighborhoods in Santa Rosa have been destroyed by fires that started last Sunday. Fires are now bearing down on the towns of Sonoma,Napa,Faireild and(cal-iss-Toe-guh ). Five-thousand people have been evacuated from those towns.


President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on healthcare today. During an interview Trump said he will sign the order which will allow people to buy health insurance across state lines. Trump said he would’ve taken action earlier but he hoped that such measure would be part of a more comprehensive healthcare bill. Trump said this measure is going to help a lot of people get cheaper health insurance. Congress tried to unsuccessfully to repel and replace Obamacare. Trump insists there’s still a chance they will pass a healthcare bill.


Treasury Secretary Steven(mih-New-chin) says the federal government can’t keep subsiding the states. Mnuchin appeared on CNBC this morning to push the Trump administration’s tax reform plan. One element would end the deduction for the states and local taxes. The tax plan also includes deep cuts in corporate taxes. Critics say most of the tax cuts would benefit the wealthiest Americans. Some Republicans in congress say the plan would blow up the budget deficit.



A California woman us suing the company that owns the hotel where the Las Vegas shooter rented a suite that he turned into a gunman’s nest. Paige Gasper is suing M-G-M Resorts for negligence, along with the organizers of the country music festival. The 21-year-old woman also is suing the estate of the shooter Stephen Paddock as well.


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