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On the record (Local News ~ 11/21/14)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Police activity Activity log...
Unlocked vehicles still popular target of thieves (Local News ~ 11/19/14)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Local law enforcement agencies have been dealing with a rash of recent thefts involving criminals targeting unlocked vehicles parked both at area homes and at local businesses. McCook Police Department Sr. Sgt. Kevin Darling asked citizens during the monthly Coffee with a Cop meeting, Tuesday morning at McDonald's, to please emphasize locking their vehicles...
Facing felony for leaving scene of an accident, woman cited for leaving scene again (Local News ~ 11/18/14)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A local woman awaiting sentencing in less than two weeks on a felony offense for leaving the scene of an accident was cited Friday for leaving the scene of yet another accident. The driver, 61-year-old Darla G. Wilson of 1111 W. Third Street, is scheduled for sentencing at 1 p.m., on Dec. 1, 2014, in Red Willow County District Court on a Class 3A felony for leaving the scene of a personal injury accident...
Local man admits to assault of officer (Local News ~ 11/18/14)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A McCook man pleaded no contest recently to a felony offense for assault of a police officer stemming from an incident at Community Hospital in February. The offender, 33-year-old Wesley E. Nichols of 209 E. Second Street, will face sentencing on the Class 3A felony for third degree assault of an officer at 9:15 a.m. on Dec. 1, 2014, in Red Willow County District Court...
Sale of city lot advances (Local News ~ 11/18/14)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The McCook City Council approved the second of three required readings authorizing the sale of approximately half a city lot to City Councilman Mike Gonzales and his wife, Monday evening. The Gonzales family is looking to purchase 3500 sq. ft. of Norris Avenue property directly south of their residence and north of the recently completed McCook Public Library parking lot. The sales received second round approval at a price of $1,540...
On the record (Other Records ~ 11/18/14)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Police activity Activity log...
Property sale up for council approval (Local News ~ 11/14/14)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A long-time resident made an impassioned plea to McCook City Council members last week asking they deny a request from a fellow councilor to purchase a piece of city property. City Council members offered no response at the time and subsequently approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the sale of 3500 sq. ft. of Norris Avenue property to fellow City Councilman Mike Gonzales and his wife at a price of $1540, or 44 cents per sq. ft...
On the record (Other Records ~ 11/14/14)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Police activity Activity log...
On the record (Other Records ~ 11/13/14)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Police activity Activity log...
Ejected passenger sustains minor injuries (Local News ~ 11/12/14)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A rollover accident at the intersection of West Fifth Street and J Street last Friday, which resulted in a local teen being ejected from one of the vehicles, has the McCook Police Department pleading with area residents to buckle up...
Thieves targeting unlocked vehicles (Local News ~ 11/10/14)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The McCook Police Department has received a rash of theft reports recently related to thieves pillaging from local vehicles. Law enforcement officials issued a reminder early Monday asking residents to please lock their vehicles and help deter those that choose to make their living off the spoils of others...
On the record (Other Records ~ 11/10/14)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Police activity Activity log...
Visiting surgeon, friends killed in crash (Local News ~ 11/08/14)
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) -- Federal authorities are investigating a plane crash in northwest Ohio earlier this week that killed three Nebraska residents. The fatal crash happened Thursday evening as the plane was preparing to land in Findlay. All three people aboard the plane were from Grand Island...
Wauneta man sentenced to federal prison for pornography (Local News ~ 11/07/14)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Wauneta, Nebraska, man has been sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for receiving child pornography. In U.S. District Court in Lincoln Thursday, Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Richard E. Cooley, 61, to a 70-month imprisonment as well as a seven-year term of supervised release after he gets out of prison. There is no parole in the federal prison system...
On the record (Other Records ~ 11/07/14)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Police activity Activity log...
On the record (Other Records ~ 11/03/14)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Police activity Activity log...
Let's make a busy Halloween night a safe one, too (Editorial ~ 10/31/14)
Halloween will be different in McCook tonight, with the Bison in a football playoff game in town and, no, no one has officially decided to move trick-or-treating to Saturday night as some rumors have contended. Church youth groups are collecting food for the McCook Pantry, and we encourage everyone to do what they can to meet that growing need...
City may increase tax on liquor license holders (Local News ~ 10/31/14)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The City of McCook is looking to raise revenue by way of increasing the annual occupation tax on liquor licenses. According to city staff each community may collect an amount equal to double the state fees and McCook is currently a mixture ranging from none at all, to one-and-a-half times the state fees. City staff is proposing the fees be increased on all categories to one-and-a-half times the state liquor license fees...
On the record (Other Records ~ 10/30/14)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Police activity Activity log...
On the record (Other Records ~ 10/29/14)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Police activity Activity log...
Mr. Pickles (Local News ~ 10/28/14)
Saturday evening, I found a small orange kitten inside the storm drain by Klein's. After calling the Humane Society, in the hope they would get my message, I then called the police and fire department. I was told they couldn't do anything and that "it would find its own way out."...
On the record (Other Records ~ 10/27/14)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Police activity Activity log...
On the record (Other Records ~ 10/24/14)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Police activity Activity log...
On the record (Other Records ~ 10/23/14)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Police activity Activity log...
Drivers urged to use seat belts (Local News ~ 10/22/14)
McCOOK, Neb. -- McCook police officers are giving extra attention to seat belts after noticing a trend primarily involving high school aged drivers. Senior Sgt. Kevin Darling said officers were keeping an eye out for unbuckled drivers during their regular school patrols and issuing friendly reminders when applicable...
City manager fields questions at Gazette's monthly coffee (Local News ~ 10/22/14)

Injury accident (Local News ~ 10/22/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 10/21/14)

North Platte burglars accept plea agreement (Local News ~ 10/17/14)

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On the record (Other Records ~ 10/09/14)

For sale: Rail front property, includes jail cells (Local News ~ 10/07/14)

Authorities report flurry of IRS scam calls (Local News ~ 10/07/14)

IRS phone scams reported (Local News ~ 10/06/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 10/06/14)

New buildings leave old ones' fates in limbo (Local News ~ 10/03/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 10/02/14)

Couple's photo website brings families back together (Local News ~ 10/01/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 10/01/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 09/30/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 09/26/14)

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On the record (Other Records ~ 09/22/14)

City budget, third semi tractor OK'd (Local News ~ 09/19/14)

'The Guys' donations approaching $5K and climbing (Local News ~ 09/18/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 09/15/14)

Goodbye, my friend (Opinion Column ~ 09/12/14)

New tools available to fight crime (Editorial ~ 09/12/14)

Final budget on City Council agenda Monday (Local News ~ 09/12/14)

on the record (Other Records ~ 09/12/14)

Hassebrook, Ricketts square off in debate (Local News ~ 09/10/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 09/09/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 09/08/14)

McCook man arrested for sexual assault, online child enticement (Local News ~ 09/05/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 09/05/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 08/28/14)

Old auditorium should have been part of original plans (Editorial ~ 08/27/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 08/27/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 08/25/14)

The Ferguson fiasco (Opinion Column ~ 08/22/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 08/22/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 08/21/14)

Despite dangers, nonlethal force still preferable when possible (Editorial ~ 08/20/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 08/20/14)

Council ups funding for animal shelter (Local News ~ 08/19/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 08/19/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 08/18/14)

First reading of city budget Monday night (Local News ~ 08/15/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 08/15/14)

Resisting arrest, drug and weapons charges net prison time for offender (Local News ~ 08/14/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 08/14/14)

Burglaries down, citations up (Local News ~ 08/13/14)

City trash bill may increase; others steady (Local News ~ 08/12/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 08/11/14)

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Authorities warn of paving scams (Local News ~ 08/06/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 08/05/14)

Militarizing the police (Opinion Column ~ 08/01/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 08/01/14)

Child safety, common sense collide in Florida (Editorial ~ 07/31/14)

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On the record (Other Records ~ 07/21/14)

A really bad day (Opinion Column ~ 07/18/14)

Make your home less tempting for thieves (Local News ~ 07/17/14)

Car thief convicted of receiving stolen property, sent to county jail (Local News ~ 07/17/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 07/17/14)

Police hope to reunite items, owners (Local News ~ 07/16/14)

On the record (Other Records ~ 07/16/14)

Coffee with the water guy (Local News ~ 07/15/14)

On the Record (Other Records ~ 07/11/14)

Storm damage adding up (Local News ~ 07/11/14)

A teaching moment (Column ~ 07/10/14)