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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 »

Foul Play Not Suspected In Marshall County Jail Death

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Foul play is not suspected in the death of a 25 year old Marysville man found dead in his cell at the Marshall County Jail Saturday afternoon. Justin Welch was found unresponsive, in his cell alone, with no cell mate. He was being held on misdemeanor charges filed last Wednesday. Kansas Bureau of Investigation will perform an investigation, and an ... Read More »

Phone Scam Uses “Living Well” to Steal Your Money

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We have been informed by AoA that a phone scam is taking place under the name “Living Well Grant Funds.” One report of this scam was received by Kansas SMP yesterday. Targeted persons receive a phone call asking them to complete a grant application, provide their cell phone number, and then wire money through Western Union. They are told they ... Read More »

Corrections officer foils escape plan

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At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday the 14th, 2010, Gage County Corrections Lieutenant Mulbery heard a banging noise coming from the cell block area.   At that time, all inmates were removed from the cell block area.  Arrangements were made with other facilities and they were transported out immediately.  A six inches by six inches hole was located on the west wall ... Read More »

Gage County inmate found dead

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On July 9, 2010 at approximately 1130 hours, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office and Beatrice Fire and Rescue responded to the Gage County Detention Center in reference to an unresponsive inmate. The inmate, 73 year old Cecil T. Creek of Beatrice, was found in his cell unresponsive by his cell mate, 19 year old Corde G. Honea. Gage County Corrections ... Read More »

Attempted suicide at Gage county detention center

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On April 26, 2010, staff members of the Gage County Detention Center found inmate Joshua Lopez, a 27-year-old Beatrice resident, attempting to commit suicide by hanging himself in his cell.  Lopez had been arrested a short time earlier by the Beatrice Police Department for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person and for several outstanding warrants.  During the booking ... Read More »

Beatrice man attempts suicide while in jail

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A Beatrice resident attempted to commit suicide in the Gage County Jail on Monday.  Staff members of the Gage County Detention Center found inmate Joshua Lopez, a 27-year-old Beatrice resident, attempting to commit suicide by hanging himself in his cell.  Lopez had been arrested a short time earlier by the Beatrice Police Department for Possession of a Firearm by a ... Read More »

Heights Student Hits First Hole-in-One At Waterville Course

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By Megan Wanamaker – Valley Heights High School Cell phones aren’t usually allowed during golf practice but on March 30th Tim Laughlin called Tanner Whiting with some amazing news. Golfing on hole 8 with a par 4, Whiting started and ended with a wonderful drive. Laughlin, Donovan Bradley, and Nathan Ramsay, who had been finishing up the hole 8, were ... Read More »