October 3rd, 2018

State and Local News

Bond is set at one-million-dollars for a man who was involved in an officer-involved shooting in La Vista.  Twenty-five-year-old Jonathan Grund is accused of exchanging gunfire with police last Thursday after fleeing from a home near South 69th and Josephine.  He then broke into a home near South 69th and Harrison, where a homeowner detained him.  Grund was hospitalized for drug intoxication after the incident, and he faces six felony charges including assault and burglary.

Two children reported missing in western Nebraska are found safe.  Authorities canceled an Endangered Missing Advisory for one-year-old Franklin Blakely and two-year-old Stanley Skidmore yesterday after confirming that the children were located unharmed in Utah.  The children were reported missing from Sidney on October 6th.

Three people are under arrest following a chase that led to a school lockout in Waverly.  Waverly Public Schools were placed on lockout for a short time yesterday afternoon after a school resource officer was notified that police were chasing three people who allegedly stole a vehicle.  The three juvenile suspects were later taken into custody, and the lockout was lifted.  The incident is under investigation.

The La Vista Police Department is showing off its horse corralling skills.  Officers responded to a report of seven horses running loose on Giles Road early Saturday morning.  The officers rounded up all of the horses within a half-hour.  The horses belonged to a group of Wisconsin elk hunters who were headed to Wyoming.

World and National News

Tropical Storm Michael is weakening as it blows across Georgia this morning.  Michael is now roughly 30 miles west of Augusta, Georgia, and moving northeast with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour.  Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say Michael will move through eastern Georgia into central South Carolina.  It will then move across portions of central and eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia into the Atlantic Ocean by late tonight or early tomorrow.

A NASA astronaut and his Russian counterpart have made an emergency landing after a massive rocket malfunction shortly after launch.  The two men, American Nick Hague, and Russian Alexi Ovchinin,(O-SHEEN-EN) were at the Russian-controlled launch site in Kazakhstan and on their way to the International Space Station in a Soyuz capsule.  NASA says rescue teams have reached the crew and both are in good condition.

The world’s richest man just lost nine-billion-dollars in the stock market.  Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is one of several leaders in the tech industry who lost tons of money as the market took a major downturn.  Amazon stock fell more than six percent.  Six other tech billionaires who are among the top 20 richest people lost almost 12 billion dollars combined in the downturn.  That includes Google’s co-founders and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. The Dow Jones Average lost more than 800 points yesterday.

The U.S. Postal Service wants to raise the price of stamps to 55 cents.  The ten percent jump would be one of the biggest in history.  The USPS board of governors is also proposing higher rates on shipping and other services to help offset falling revenues.  The rate hikes still need approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission.

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