Hot Sheets (8/3): One is the Loneliest Number


Kyle Snow
Kyle Snow: Burglary Forced Entry Residence; Possession of a Weapon;
Leaving the Scene of Property Damage Accident

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North Platte Weather – August 3

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. East southeast wind 7 to 11 mph.

8-3 weatherTonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. East southeast wind around 9 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

Death Penalty Group ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Signatures

signing-petitionLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Organizers of a campaign to reinstate Nebraska’s death penalty say they’re cautiously optimistic they’ll gather enough signatures to place the issue on the 2016 ballot.

Nebraskans for the Death Penalty has less than a month remaining to gather about 58,000 signatures before an Aug. 27 deadline. The group was launched on June 1, with heavy financial backing from Gov. Pete Ricketts and his father, billionaire TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts.

Spokesman Chris Peterson says the group has collected signatures from all counties except for Sioux County, but declined to release how many have been gathered so far.

Danielle Conrad, who is leading the Nebraskans for Public Safety campaign against the referendum, says her group will prepare a “strong and competitive” campaign if the issue makes it to the ballot.

Hot Sheets (8/2): It’s Probably Just Allergies


Bryan Allen Ely: Drug Court Noncompliance

Bryan Allen Ely: Drug Court Noncompliance

Shawn Thomas Imler: Felony Terroristic Threats, Felony Arson (Residence), Felony 3rd Degree Domestic Assault

Shawn Thomas Imler: Felony Terroristic Threats, Felony Arson (Residence), Felony 3rd Degree Domestic Assault

Liem C. Nguyen: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor

Liem C. Nguyen: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor

Jaylon Dewayne Robinson: Resisting Arrest

Jaylon Dewayne Robinson: Resisting Arrest

Chase Anthony Scharff: Fugitive from Justice

Chase Anthony Scharff: Fugitive from Justice

Jean Anne Vogel: Failure to Appear (x2), Shoplifting

Jean Anne Vogel: Failure to Appear (x2), Shoplifting

Justin Ryan Zirnig: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor (2nd)

Justin Ryan Zirnig: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor (2nd)

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Columbus Man Sentenced to Prison for Killing Grandmother

Chase Micklevitz

Chase Micklevitz

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A 20-year-old Columbus man who pleaded no contest to manslaughter for stabbing his grandmother to death last year has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

Chase Micklevitz was sentenced Friday in Platte County District Court to 18 to 20 years for the July 30, 2014 death of 58-year-old Deanna Micklevitz.

Chase Micklevitz was initially charged with second-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, but those charges were dropped as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.

Police say Micklevitz stabbed his grandmother four times with a kitchen knife. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Buffalo County Teens Accused of Using Vehicle to Damage Dozens of Road Signs

buffalo-co-sheriffKEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A Ravenna teen faces charges in juvenile court after being accused of using a vehicle to push over dozens of road signs between Kearney and Ravenna — including stop, yield and curve signs.

The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office said it received a litany of reports on July 23 and July 24 of flattened road signs.

Authorities have not reported any crashes or injuries resulting from the damaged road signs.

Following an investigation, deputies identified a suspect and contacted the teen, who has been released into the custody of his parents.

If convicted, the teen faces an array of punishment, from receiving a court-ordered curfew to placement at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center.

Hot Sheets (8/1): Ate One What?


Jeremy Michael Callihan: Failure to Appear

Jeremy Michael Callihan: Failure to Appear

Tia Joan Eggers: Possession of Methamphetamine

Tia Joan Eggers: Possession of Methamphetamine

Andrew David James: Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent, Felony Possession of Marijuana, No Drug Tax Stamp

Andrew David James: Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent, Felony Possession of Marijuana, No Drug Tax Stamp

Christopher Lee Knepp: Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Christopher Lee Knepp: Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Cassandra Lea Lubash: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor (2nd), Possession of Marijuana (Less Than 1 Oz.)

Cassandra Lea Lubash: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor (2nd), Possession of Marijuana (Less Than 1 Oz.)

Kamel Roshaw Myles: Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent, Felony Possession of Marijuana, No Drug Tax Stamp

Kamel Roshaw Myles: Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent, Felony Possession of Marijuana, No Drug Tax Stamp

Richard Stanley Schmidt: Minor in Possession

Richard Stanley Schmidt: Minor in Possession

Orlando J. Torres: Fugitive from Justice

Orlando J. Torres: Fugitive from Justice

Edward James Walker: Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent, Felony Possession of Marijuana, No Drug Tax Stamp

Edward James Walker: Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent, Felony Possession of Marijuana, No Drug Tax Stamp

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Bloomfield Woman Charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide in Fatal Keith County Crash

Laura Foster

Laura Foster

A Bloomfield woman is facing a motor vehicle homicide charge after a fatal accident on Interstate 80 in Keith County on Thursday night.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, 43-year-old Angela Miller, of Ravenna, was traveling eastbound in a pickup near mile marker 148 on I-80 just after 10:00 p.m. MDT, when an SUV driven by 36-year-old Laura Foster approached Miller’s vehicle from behind at a high rate of speed.

The Patrol says Foster’s vehicle struck Miller’s vehicle in the rear, causing it to cross the median and collide with a semitrailer carrying hazardous materials, causing an explosion.

Miller was ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries.

She was transported to Great Plains Health, in North Platte, where she died from her injuries.

On Friday afternoon, authorities charged Foster with motor vehicle homicide, driving under the influence of liquor, refusal to submit to a breath/chemical test and other traffic violations.

According to online records, Foster is still in custody at the Keith County Jail on $200,000 bond.

The driver of the semi, Timothy Soltis, of Kearney, was also transported to GPH.  His condition is unknown.

Foster was treated and released at GPH.

The crash closed both the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-80 until early Friday morning.

The crash remains under investigation.  Miller was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

 

 

Nebraska Governor Ricketts Again Donates to Death Penalty Cause

lethal-injectionOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — True to his word, Gov. Pete Ricketts has again donated to a group trying to save Nebraska’s death penalty.

A monthly financial statement released Friday by Nebraskans for the Death Penalty shows Ricketts donated $100,000 in the last month. That matches his $100,000 donation last month, for a total of $200,000.

In all, the group raised nearly $400,000 in cash for July. The largest donation came from the conservative, Washington-based Judicial Crisis Network, which gave $200,000.

Nebraskans for the Death Penalty is overseeing a petition drive to put the death penalty question on the 2016 ballot. That effort began after Nebraska lawmakers abolished the death penalty last spring despite the governor’s veto. Death penalty opponents have launched their own campaign, Nebraskans for Public Safety, urging voters not to sign.

Highway Patrols in 5 States Ramp Up for Sturgis Rally

sturgis-2015BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Highway Patrol troopers in states bordering western South Dakota are giving extra attention to traffic flocking to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Organizers are planning for up to a million people for the rally’s 75th anniversary next week.

In southwestern North Dakota, the patrol is dedicating up to 30 overtime hours to the cause, at a cost of about $2,000.

The Montana Highway Patrol says it’s paying “special attention” to traffic routes favored by rally-goers, but spokesman John Barnes didn’t comment on whether any overtime hours were involved.

In Nebraska, there are additional patrols on some highways but no dedicated overtime. Capt. Paul Hattan says Nebraska’s mandatory helmet law prompts many riders to bypass the state.

In Wyoming, the patrol has secured $125,000 in federal highway grant money for ramped-up enforcement.