Report: 77 Percent of Nebraska’s Corn Crop Rated Good or Excellent

cornfieldLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A weekly federal report says 77 percent of Nebraska’s corn crop has been rated good or excellent.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture report says that as of Sunday, the state’s soybean crop was rated at 74 percent good or excellent, and 73 percent of the sorghum crop was rated good or excellent.

The report also said that 97 percent of the state’s oat crop has been harvested, slightly behind the average of 99 percent by the date.

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Angel Fernando Garcia: Safekeeper-FBI

Angel Fernando Garcia: Safekeeper-FBI

John Alfred Johnson: Felony Theft by Unlawful Taking, Fugitive from Justice

John Alfred Johnson: Felony Theft by Unlawful Taking, Fugitive from Justice

Eric McClain

Eric McClain

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North Platte Weather-August 25

Forecast Graphic August 25 2015Today
Sunny, with a high near 87. Light southeast wind becoming south southeast 8 to 13 mph in the morning.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 57. South southeast wind 6 to 13 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southeast wind 6 to 13 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South southeast wind 7 to 11 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

NP Woman Gets 3 to 6 Years for Burglary, Meth Distribution

Sara Henderson

Sara Henderson

A North Platte woman will spend the next three to six years in prison after she was sentenced in Lincoln County District Court, on Monday.

Sara Henderson appeared before Judge Richard Birch for sentencing, after pleading no contest to felony burglary and felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

On Valentine’s Day, a deputy with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol whey they observed a vehicle parked in a secluded area near the Scouts Rest Ranch Campground.

As the deputy approached the area in his vehicle, the suspect vehicle left the area at a high rate of speed.

The deputy eventually got the vehicle to stop near Buffalo Bill Avenue and Scouts Rest Ranch Road, and made contact with the driver, 34-year-old Sara Henderson, and a male passenger, 30-year-old Lucas Sellers.

The deputy reported smelling burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle and said Henderson admitted that there was marijuana in the vehicle.

Following a subsequent search, the deputy located the marijuana along with a large bag of what appeared to be methamphetamine.

As the deputy attempted to detain the duo, Henderson escaped, got back in her vehicle and drove off.

She was soon located hiding in a storage shed at her residence. However, Henderson was not ready to give up and had to be pepper-sprayed before she was taken into custody.

A further search of Henderson’s person revealed a large amount of meth.  Deputies also conducted a more thorough search of her vehicle and located a large amount of cash, stolen property and stolen credit cards.

Henderson was placed under arrest and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, flight to avoid arrest, obstructing a peace officer, criminal possession of a financial transaction device, theft by deception and theft by shoplifting.

Sellers was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

Several charges against Henderson were dropped after she agreed to a plea deal.

Prior to sentencing, prosecutors asked Judge Birch to give Henderson a lengthy jail sentence, saying she put her children, the public, and law enforcement at risk with her actions.

They also said that Henderson’s attitude and behavior in court, where she could be seen smiling and attempting to communicate with people in the gallery, indicated that she didn’t take the charges against her seriously.

Henderson then read a lengthy statement to the court, stating that she was aware she was heading down the wrong path and asked for a chance to turn her life around.

Judge Birch then stated that he agreed with prosecutors that the charges against Henderson were serious and warranted a prison sentence, saying anything else would depreciate from the seriousness of the charges against her.

He then sentenced Henderson to three to six years on the burglary charge and three to six years on the meth-distribution charge.

The sentences will run concurrently.

 

 

NP Man Charged with Felony Pot Possession

Timothy Dike

Timothy Dike

A 19-year-old North Platte man is facing a marijuana distribution charge after deputies attempted to find a wanted subject at a North Platte residence and located pot instead.

On August 22, deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to an unknown address, in North Platte, in an attempt to locate a wanted subject.

Deputies were given permission to search the resident by the tenant, Timothy Dike.

According to deputies, they were unable to located the subject they were looking for but did notice drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view.

As a result, deputies conducted an extensive search of the home and located numerous items that “indicated Mr. Dike was selling drugs.”

Dike was placed under arrest and jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center.

He’s been charged with felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Deputies say the investigation is ongoing.

NP Man Accused of Having Sex with Juvenile, Being Habitual Criminal

Robert Mills

Robert Mills

A 36-year-old North Platte man is behind bars after he allegedly had sexual intercourse with a juvenile.

On August 20, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a juvenile had been sexually assaulted by an adult male.

Investigators conducted an interview with the juvenile at the Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center, where the juvenile stated that they had sexual intercourse with Robert Mills on at least four different occasions.

Following an extensive investigation, investigators secured an arrest warrant for Mills, charging him with 1st-degree sexual assault of a child and being a habitual criminal.  On August 23, Mills was arrested and transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center where he’s being held on ten percent of $500,000 bond

The LCSO did not indicate the victim’s age or sex.  Nebraska law prohibits anyone over the age of 19 from having sexual intercourse with anyone younger than 16.

The investigation is ongoing.

Mills has an extensive criminal record dating back to when he was a juvenile.

North Platte Man Gets 5 to 10 years for Sex with 15-Year-Old

Eric McClain

Eric McClain

A 24-year-old North Platte man will spend the next five to ten years behind bars for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

Erick McClain appeared in Lincoln County District Court on Monday for sentencing.

Last September, the North Platte Police Department opened a sexual assault investigation, after receiving a complaint from the mother of a female juvenile.

The mother alleged that her daughter and McClain, who was 23-years-old at the time, were involved in a consensual sexual relationship.

In January 2015, the girl was interviewed at the Bridge of Hope, regarding her relationship with McClain.

According to Officer Rodney Brown, the girl reported that she and McClain had sexual intercourse on multiple occasions at different locations.  The girl said she and McClain had met while she was in 8th grade.

An investigator met with McClain on January 21 and, following further investigation, determined that there was probable cause to charge McClain with felony 1st-degree sexual assault of a child.

Prior to sentencing, McClain’s attorney, Amanda Speichert, argued that McClain understood the seriousness of the charges against him and had shown remorse for his actions.

She also pointed out that a pre-sentence investigation (PSI) conducted by the District 11 Probation Office showed that McClain was a low-risk to reoffend and had no criminal record, except for a speeding ticket.

McClain then addressed the court and apologized to the court, the community, and the victim in the case.

District Court Judge Richard Birch, prior to sentencing, told McClain that he had reviewed the PSI and noted that it did indeed show that McClain was a low-risk to reoffend but stated that anything other than a sentence to the Nebraska State Penitentiary would depreciate the severity of the charges against him.

He then sentenced McClain to not less than five years nor more than ten years in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

He must also register as a sex offender.

Nebraska law prohibits anyone over the age of 19 from having sexual intercourse with anyone younger than 16.

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Corey Ryan Bang: Obstructing the Police

Corey Ryan Bang: Obstructing the Police

Brady Nichole Hill: Felony Possession of Hydrocodone, Theft by Unlawful Taking

Brady Nichole Hill: Felony Possession of Hydrocodone, Theft by Unlawful Taking

Robert Faylin Mills: Felony Sexual Assault of a Child, Felony Sexual Assault of a Child-Habitual

Robert Faylin Mills: Felony Sexual Assault of a Child, Felony Sexual Assault of a Child-Habitual

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North Platte Weather-August 24

Forecast Graphic August 24 2015Today
Sunny, with a high near 85. South southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 50. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 87. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. South southeast wind 6 to 14 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

Survey: US Gasoline Price Holds Steady Over Past 2 Weeks

gas-cardCAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline has remained steady over the past two weeks, holding at $2.71 a gallon.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that while the average remains unchanged, many Midwest cities saw prices jump due to a partial shutdown of an Indiana refinery. Many West Coast cities experienced price drops.

The cheapest price recorded in the continental United States was Charleston, South Carolina, at $2.10.

The highest was $3.67 a gallon in Los Angeles.

The national average price of diesel was down 6 cents over the same period to $2.72 a gallon.

The average price for a gallon of regular in Nebraska is $2.70.