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Memorial Day Remembered

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Area Residents will show their appreciation to Veterans at local Memorial Day Services.  Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.  It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May after Congress passed the National Holiday Act of ... Read More »

More Details On Standoff Emerge

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Beatrice Police have released additional information concerning the standoff involving Michael Haney Jr., 36.  Haney was arrested at his home after his wife contacted 911 and reported her husband had been making threats to her while handling weapons and ammunition.   According to police Haney’s wife said he threatened to kill her and took a box of ammunition out of ... Read More »

Macomber Found Guilty of Second Degree Murder

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A Shawnee County Jury needed less than an hour to find Steven Macomber guilty of 2nd Degree Murder in the June 7, 2010, shooting of Ryan K. Lofton.  The prosecution had sought a charge of 1st Degree Murder.   Macomber, who represented himself, took the stand and testified the gun accidently discharged killing Lofton.   After placing the condition of the weapon ... Read More »

Gun Amnesty Program Announced in Beatrice/Gage County

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The Beatrice Police Department, along with the Gage County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with Gage County Attorney Randy Ritnour, is announcing a 72 hour gun amnesty program that runs until noon on Christmas Day for citizens to turn in stolen firearms without being charged with possession of stolen property. The gun amnesty program comes on the heels of the arrest ... Read More »