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McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital has put a temporary visitor restriction in place due to the increased outbreak of influenza in the area, according to Sharon Conroy, RN, Community Hospital Infection Prevention Nurse. Staff at the hospital is asking that people do not visit patients if they have a fever of more than 100 degrees and have a cough and/or a sore throat. Those who have been sick should not visit the hospital until they have been fever-free for 24 hours without using fever reducing medication. Children under 12 will not be allowed to visit patients during this time.

 

Visitors should remember to wash their hands often. Coughs should be covered by using a tissue or coughing into a sleeve.

 

“The restriction will be lifted as soon as we see a reduction of influenza-like illness in our area. Influenza is an illness that most recover from, but for hospitalized patients influenza can have a devastating outcome,” Conroy said. Conroy added that if someone has not yet gotten their flu shot, it is not too late to get vaccinated.

 

Flu symptoms:

Sudden onset of symptoms

Fever or feeling feverish/chills

Cough

Sore throat

Runny or stuffy nose

Muscle or body aches

Headaches

Fatigue (tiredness)

Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

Emergency warning signs of flu sickness in children:

Fast breathing or trouble breathing

Bluish skin color

Not drinking enough fluids

Not waking up or not interacting

Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held

Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

Fever with a rash

 

Emergency warning signs of flu sickness in adults:

Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen

Sudden dizziness

Confusion

Severe or persistent vomiting

Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough

 

In addition to the signs above, get medical help right away for any infant who has any of these signs:

Being unable to eat

Has trouble breathing

Has no tears when crying

Significantly fewer wet diapers than normal


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FEBRUARY 21, 2019 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a North Platte man on several charges, including possession of methamphetamine, open container, and leaving the scene of an accident, following a foot pursuit Wednesday morning near Sutherland.

At approximately 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, NSP received a report of a crash on eastbound I-80 involving a tractor-trailer and a Pontiac sedan. After arriving on scene, troopers were informed that the driver of the Pontiac had fled on foot.

Troopers were able to track the suspect through the snow and over the South Platte River until they were able to apprehend him approximately two miles from the accident scene. The suspect, Eric White, 35, of North Platte, had received facial injuries in the crash and was showing signs of hypothermia. He was taken to Great Plains Health in North Platte.

Once he was medically cleared, White was taken to Lincoln County Jail and lodged for careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of an open alcohol container, possession of methamphetamine, and obstruction. White also had outstanding warrants from Lincoln and Lancaster Counties.


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HERSHEY, Neb. — Authorities have arrested a man suspected of driving drunk when his passenger jumped out of the vehicle in western Nebraska and died.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says a deputy sent Monday evening to the scene on Link 56C on the south side of Hershey found the woman unresponsive, lying on the roadway with a vehicle parked nearby. The sheriff's office says the deputy was unable to revive her and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

She's been identified as 45-year-old Brandy Lewis, who lived in Ogallala. An autopsy has been ordered.

The 59-year-old man who'd been driving the vehicle was interviewed and then arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. He told deputies that Lewis decided to jump while the vehicle was moving and that he couldn't stop her.

Court records don't show that he's been formally charged.


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Sheriff Kapperman advises that on October 29 th , 2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m. The Furnas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of drug activity at the Arapahoe Motel in Arapahoe, Furnas County, Nebraska. The Sheriff’s Office responded and had contact with the renters, while talking with them the odor of marijuana was discovered emitting from the apartment. The Sheriff’s Office then applied for a search warrant for the residence for any and all drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The search warrant was granted by Furnas County Court and signed. Entry was made into the residence where three females from South Prairie, Washington where staying, Sonnie Cook, 36, Traci Donnelly, 59 and Veronica Donnelly, 24. Discovered during the search were multiple items of drug paraphernalia, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription pills, a scale and a stamp to mark bags for distribution.
Sonnie Cook, Traci Donnelly and Veronica Donnelly were all placed under arrest for the charges of Possession of Marijuana under 1 oz, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Possession of a controlled substance (heroin, codeine, pills), and Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (Methamphetamine, Cocaine).
At the time of this press release no bond has been set.


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Scottsbluff (Neb.)  It’s that time of year…We’re freezin’ for a reason! The local committee to benefit Special Olympics Nebraska will be holding its 8th annual Panhandle Polar Plunge Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Riverside Park in Scottsbluff.


Those brave enough to run into the icy waters of the river are invited to join the committee and Special Olympics athletes to raise money for Special Olympics by collecting pledges and coming out to plunge.  Plungers are encouraged to form teams and dress in costumes. Prizes will be awarded for raising pledges and creativity.


Registration begins at 9:30, and the Polar Plunge begins at 10:45 a.m. at the pathway parking area in Riverside Park.  There will be a post-plunge party immediately following the event at the YMCA camp.


We encourage individual and team participation.  Each plunger is asked to raise at least $50 in donations.  Incentives begin with $75 in donations. Individuals and teams can register at the Firstgiving page,https://www.firstgiving.com/sone.  


There is a link to Polar Plunge information, registration forms and contact information on Scotts Bluff County’s homepage atwww.scottsbluffcounty.org.  The same information is available at the Special Olympics Nebraska website, www.sone.org.  


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Here are the unofficial election results for Scottsbluff County.

The Scottsbluff Police Department is continuing the investigation into the fire that took place at 810 Ferdinand Place in the early morning hours December 16, 2018. At this particular time it is believed that the fire was intentional.  

The Scottsbluff Police Department is continuing to conduct interviews of persons that were near the scene at the time of the incident.   



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Grand Island, NE – KRGI News learned this morning that Grand Island Northwest public schools superintendent Matt Fisher sent the district employees an email notifying them that he has choose to resign as superintendent of Northwest. KRGI News obtained a copy of the email that is listed below. It is anticipated that Fisher will submit his letter of resignation to the school board this evening for the school board will gather for the February monthly meeting at 7pm. KRGI News Director Ryan Baker caught up with Fisher this afternoon to talk about his decision. Listen to the interview below.

 

--- Matt Fisher email to the district

After much prayerful consideration and soul searching over the past couple of months I have decided to submit my resignation as superintendent for the Northwest school district. 

 I became eligible for retirement prior to the start of this school year.  I wanted to see the bond election through this past fall so I elected to stay on through this school year.  Once the election was over I had intended to announce that I would be retiring.  However, I have found that walking away from the great people that I have had the privilege to serve over the past seven years has been a very difficult decision. 

 After being back and forth multiple times, I have returned to what I came into this year believing was the best decision for myself and my family.  I have truly cherished my time here in the Northwest school district.  It will always be a great source of pride for me to be able to say that I got to be a part of this truly amazing district.  Thank you to everyone who makes Northwest the special place that it is!

 Matt Fisher


Ryan Baker with Matt Fisher

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Update as of March 15th - 11:30am 

Hall County, Neb.—List of Hall County Road closures attached to email.  Hwy 2 from Independence Road to Cairo is Closed due to water along with Airport Road from Engleman Road West.  Detour is Husker Hwy to Hwy 11 to Cairo.  Please do not bypass barricades.  IF live in Hall County and need sandbags or to report water/road issue, call County Roads Dept. 308-385-5126.


Wood River:

Wood River will accept volunteers to assist with downtown sandbagging operations.  Travel to Wood River via Hwy 30, park down town south side (Main St., 9th St). and report to City Hall Building, Nelson Winkle, to sign in. 


All other Wood River issues, contact Wood River Fire Department 308-583-2541.


If wanting to know river crest information, contact National Weather Service Hastings 402-462-4287

 
Please monitor local TV/Radio - Will send updates to Media outlets when updates available.

If any other questions, can call Mindy Osterman, Emergency Management/911 Dept.

Office: 308-385-5360 or mindyo@hcgi.org or melyndao@grand-island.com

HOLDREGE - The red ribbon is ready to cut on Fourth Avenue in downtown Holdrege Thursday morning.

Concrete Solutions 2018 and KUVR are hosting the official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of construction and opening of the highway. The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 on the sidewalk in front of the radio station. Coffee, hot chocolate and mini cinnamon rolls will be provided and KUVR will broadcast the ribbon cutting live on the air and video on Facebook live. 

Holdrege Mayor Doug Young will be present, ceremonial scissors in hand, alongside downtown business owners to cut the ribbon and open the highway for traffic once again. The ribbon cutting will be a 10:00 a.m. in conjunction with the KUVR live broadcast from 9:00 until 10:30 Thursday morning. 

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