DECEMBER 17, 2018 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.) — During the evening hours of Friday, December 14, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Furnas County. The inspections were held at restaurants, liquor stores, bars, grocery stores, bowling alleys, and convenience stores.
A total of 17 businesses were inspected. Five of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 29 percent. All of the businesses checked the minor’s ID.
The businesses which failed the inspections are:
Eagle Convenience Store #14 – Arapahoe
Stanley’s Spirits – Beaver City
Anew Travel Center - Cambridge
Casey’s General Store #2709 – Cambridge
Ho Jo’s Hideaway – Holbrook
Businesses that sell alcohol to a minor are referred to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. Clerks who sell alcohol to a minor to cited for procuring alcohol for a minor.
This operation was made possible thanks in part to a grant from Region 3 Behavioral Health Services. NSP performs these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Officials have set a January moving day for veterans to move into the new Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney.
Plans are for the 95 or so residents at the Grand Island Veterans Home to eat breakfast at their old home and lunch at their new home 34 miles west (55 kilometers) in Kearney on Jan. 16.
Officials say residents' families will help with the transition, as well as volunteers who have been training as "moving buddies." The residents will travel in buses and other vehicles, depending on the level of care they require.
The new, $89 million has six neighborhoods of sorts, which each feature three homes that can accommodate 12 to 15 veterans in private rooms.
Kearney, NE - One man has been injured in an early Sunday morning shooting in Kearney.
The Kearney Police Department was dispatched to the area of 39th Street and 17th Avenue shortly before 12:30 on Sunday morning to investigate a shots fired report. While investigating, officers received a report of a 21 year-old man that had walked into the Good Samaritan Hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound to his arm.
KPD says the suspects departed north on 17th Avenue in a tan or gray extended cab Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, so KPD encourages anyone with information about the incident to contact them at (308) 237-2104 or Buffalo County Crimestoppers at (308) 237-3424.
Bertrand, NE - One person is dead following a single vehicle accident near Bertrand on Sunday.
The Nebraska State Patrol says a pickup truck traveling east on Highway 23 rolled several times after entering the ditch at the intersection of Highway 23 and Road E. The driver, 18 year-old Ty Bryan Bowman of Arapahoe, was killed when he was ejected from the vehicle. Bowman was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
HOLDREGE - The Phelps County Community Foundation presented the Phelps County Ag Society funds on Tuesday evening at their meeting.
The PCCF Board of Directors awarded a grant of $25,400 to aid in the removal and replacement of the metal siding on the Ag Center at the Phelps County Fairgrounds. This grant was made possible through the PCCF Community Impact Fund, the Ivan and LeonaBelle Kipp Fund and the Alfred and Josephine Rhinesmith Charitable Endowment Fund. The Ag Society was also granted $25,000 from the Roy W. and Mary L. Pearson Charitable Fund to assist with the project.
The Ag Center siding had been in place since the building was constructed in 1974. The building siding was replaced as well as insulation added to the inside walls to increase energy efficiency.