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*UPDATE* Two Dead In Communication Tower Collapse Near Blaine

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Tragedy struck rural Pottawatomie County during the late morning hours of Tuesday, when two communication towers collapsed near the intersection of Highway 16 and Rock Creek Road outside the community of Blaine. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received a call that a tower had collapsed at 9:30 a.m. Sheriff’s deputies, EMS, Fire & Rescue as well as ... Read More »

Travelodge Motel Standoff Suspect Found Dead In Gage County Detention Center

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A man who surrendered after a several hour standoff with authorities in Beatrice last week, and was taken into custody, was found dead in his cell at the Gage County Detention Center early Saturday morning. Adam Wolken had reportedly threatened suicide while confronting a woman with whom he had a previous relationship. That later escalated into a forced entry into ... Read More »

Police Standoff At Travelodge Motel Ends Peacefully

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Early Thursday morning authorities were called just after midnight, and a standoff ensued at the Travelodge Motel in Beatrice. Adam Wolken had apparently forced his way into a room occupied by two women he knew from previous relationships. He was armed with a handgun and long rifle and issued multiple threats. One of the women and a small child were ... Read More »

Odell Woman Reports Being Held Hostage

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Investigation into claims by an Odell woman that she was held hostage for nearly eight hours by 8-10 men, including her ex-husband are ongoing, after 43 year old Kelly Cavin was arrested recently on drug possession charges. She reportedly escaped to a neighboring residence in the 100 block of Meyer Street and called 911. When authorities responded, no one was ... Read More »

Demand Letter Forwarded To Nemaha County Attorney In Hollister Case

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A demand letter seeking one million dollars in damages was forwarded to the Nemaha County Attorney from the family of Roger Hollister, a convicted killer formerly of Woodlawn, who died in state prison in March. He was serving a life sentence for the murder of Pat Kimmi, whose remains were found in a pasture across from the Hollisters rural Nemaha ... Read More »

Three Arrested In Oklahoma In Connection With Barneston Incident

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An incident early Friday morning at Barneston ended with arrests in Oklahoma. Authorities had received a call shortly after 3 am from a man who had apparently met three men in Lincoln at the Peoples Mission. He offered to pay for a ride to Barneston, where they beat the man, 55 year old Robert Kleinjan of Lincoln, and threatened to ... Read More »

Reported Dead Body Along Big Blue River Turns Out To Be Drunk Transient

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Thought to be a dead body along the bank of the Big Blue River in Beatrice under the West Court Street Bridge Tuesday, turned out to be a local transient who was drunk and had passed out. Two boys passing by had seen 27-year-old Cody J Russell. Authorities investigated, and identified the man who apparently has a track record of ... Read More »

Bern Man Killed In Industrial Accident

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Ronald Lee Hastings of Bern was the victim of an industrial accident Tuesday morning at the Fairview Mills plant in Hiawatha. Hiawatha Police Chief John Defore reports that Hastings was working with a piece of machinery when he became entangled with it. Hastings was reported dead at the scene of the accident by authorities. Read More »

Sabetha Teen Found Unharmed In Oregon

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16 year-old Kristina Richey has been found in Brownville, Oregon by the Lynn County Sheriffs Office. Kristina is fine and in good health according to the Sabetha police chief. Authorities are currently with the parents exploring ways to get Kristina back to her family in Kansas. Richey was found with Shane Snodgrass and in good health. Richey was unharmed and ... Read More »

Cortland Man Turns Himself In

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William Price, the 43 year old Cortland man that authorities have been looking for since last Friday evening, turned himself in to the Gage County Sheriff’s Office late Tuesday morning.  Price allegedly grabbed a .22 caliber pistol Friday evening and began firing shots while his wife fled the house.  She estimates he shot the pistol 20-25 times.  Authorities surrounded the ... Read More »