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Police: 'Car hoppers' active again (Local News ~ 05/01/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The McCook Police Department is once again warning residents to lock their vehicles in an attempt to limit opportunities for criminals actively combing city streets. "The car hoppers, walking thieves that enter vehicles and take your property, are active again," said McCook Sr. Sgt. Kevin Darling in a press release Thursday...
On the record (Other Records ~ 04/30/15)
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. Activity log These items are taken from reports filed by the McCook Police Department. The locations refer to block numbers, not specific addresses. If you have information about any of these reports, call the police department at (308) 345-3450...
When everything looks like a nail (Opinion Column ~ 04/29/15)
Quick, name a politician who has ever campaigned on being soft on crime. So, it comes as no surprise that Gov. Pete Ricketts and Attorney General Doug Peterson and a handful of prosecutors would come out in support of "public safety" with harsh words for a Legislature they characterize as being soft on crime. ...
Walter W. Castle (Obituaries ~ 04/24/15)
Walter W. Castle July 3, 1927 - April 22, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Walter W. Castle was born July 3, 1927, in Decatur County, Kansas, to Walter and Gertude (Oxley) Castle. He passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society-Decatur County in Oberlin, Kansas, at the age of 87...
'Hit like a man ...' (Local News ~ 04/22/15)
Steadying the punching bag, Renee Samuelson flinches as Cailee Zwickle throws a punch, and then Cailee and Jadyn Reynolds, right, react as City of McCook, Nebraska, Police Sr. Sgt. Kevin Darling teaches Jayda Zuck a wrist hold in a self protection and defense class for McCook High School sophomore girls Tuesday morning. ...
On the record (Other Records ~ 04/22/15)
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...
WTIF? (Opinion Column ~ 04/21/15)
TIF we hear the term bandied about but what in the world is it? The acronym stands for Tax Increment Financing, TIF, but what in the world does that mean to you and me? Is it a good deal for we the people who pay property tax? Good deal for who? Will it cost us money in the long run? Questions, questions...
On the record (Other Records ~ 04/21/15)
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...
Trenton man gets 180 days for meth possession (Local News ~ 04/17/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A Trenton man arrested in January on drug charges, after being spotted driving through town on a tireless rim, was sentenced to jail time last week. The offender, 39-year-old Jonathan Daniels, was ordered to serve 180 days in jail with credit given for 45 days already served during a sentencing hearing in Red Willow County District Court...
The thin blue line (Opinion Column ~ 04/17/15)
Most of us have seen the chilling video of the white police officer in Charleston, South Carolina who drew his gun, assumed a shooter's stance, and fired eight shots at a black man who was fleeing due to an outstanding warrant on him for failure to pay child support. Four of the shots hit the man in the back and one or more of the shots killed him...
On the record (Other Records ~ 04/17/15)
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...
Three-vehicle accident (Local News ~ 04/16/15)
Emergency personnel needed a "Jaws" tool to pry apart two of the three vehicles involved in an accident at the west junction of Highways 6&34 and 83 in McCook about 7 p.m., Wednesday. An ambulance responded although it was unclear whether anyone was transported. The three vehicles were the older van and the Ford Expedition above, and a Honda SUV. Information on the accident will be released when the McCook Police Department completes its investigation...
On the record (Other Records ~ 04/16/15)
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...
Police agencies buckle to clever cyber criminals (Editorial ~ 04/14/15)
Never negotiate with terrorists. It's an oft-repeated mantra, in movies and television shows at least, if not among actual law enforcement officials. When faced with their own "hostage situation," however, a group of Lincoln County, Maine, law enforcement agencies gave in and paid the ransom...
Injury accident (Local News ~ 04/13/15)
City of McCook, Nebraska, law enforcement officers and emergency personnel respond to a car-pickup smash-up at the corner of West Third and J streets Sunday at 9 p.m. One adult male in the car was transported to Community Hospital of McCook. More information will be released when McCook police officers complete their investigation of the accident...
On the record (Other Records ~ 04/13/15)
Police activity Activity log These items are taken from reports filed by the McCook Police Department. The locations refer to block numbers, not specific addresses. If you have information about any of these reports, call the police department at (308) 345-3450...
On the Record (Other Records ~ 04/10/15)
Activity log These items are taken from reports filed by the McCook Police Department. The locations refer to block numbers, not specific addresses. If you have information about any of these reports, call the police department at (308) 345-3450. TUESDAY...
Jail time ordered for DUI, fugitive (Local News ~ 04/10/15)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- A drunk driver who skipped out on sentencing approximately a year ago received jail time earlier this week in Red Willow County District Court. The offender, 28-year-old Zachary I. Gordo, was ordered to serve 90 days in jail and pay a $400 fine as a result of his 2014 conviction on charges of drunk driving and felony possession of methamphetamine...
On the Record (Other Records ~ 04/09/15)
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...
Experts: Tax day extra stressful (Editorial ~ 04/09/15)
Are you ready for Wednesday? Perhaps you've already got your tax refund back, or you've already bitten the bullet and sent in your check. Or maybe you're one of those last-minute filers who hits the post office at the last minute. Regardless, don't underestimate the stress associated with paying your dues to Uncle Sam...
Supporting D.A.R.E. (Local News ~ 04/07/15)
Pizza Hut/KFC/Taco Bell general manager Kevin Cox presents a check for $222.79, the proceeds of a benefit for D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), to McCook Police Officer Ashley Donovan, the school resource officer and D.A.R.E. instructor for McCook Public Schools. ...
Armed escapee captured on Norris Avenue (Local News ~ 04/07/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A Dundy County inmate who escaped from custody early Monday morning was arrested a few hours later, armed with a handgun and walking Norris Avenue. The McCook Police Department was initially informed of the escape at just past 2 a.m. and received an update at 3:34 a.m. indicating the escapee had made it to a convenience store in Wauneta and was last seen traveling east on U.S. Highway 6...
Threat directed at teacher; no charges expected (Local News ~ 04/03/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A threat on Facebook was made to a specific teacher at McCook High School Tuesday night, according to McCook Police Chief Ike Brown. Unidentified staff and students were also mentioned in the post, Brown said. The police department was alerted of the threat by concerned citizens Tuesday night...
Thursday smoke originated near Maywood (Local News ~ 04/03/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The smoke and smell of burning wood that wafted into and over McCook, Nebraska, late afternoon Thursday came from controlled burns in the county to the north. City of McCook Fire Chief Marc Harpham had firefighters combing the community and its northern city limits bordering rural areas immediately north of McCook trying to locate a fire whose smoke could be blowing with gusty north winds over McCook about 6 p.m...
On the record (Other Records ~ 04/02/15)
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...
School assures parents following threat (Local News ~ 04/01/15)

Theodore Roosevelt in the White House (Column ~ 03/30/15)

Police: IRS scam still going strong (Local News ~ 03/30/15)

Lawsuit dismissed but irrigators can amend (Local News ~ 03/27/15)

Of epidemic proportions (Column ~ 03/27/15)

Distracted teen driving: It's worse than we thought (Editorial ~ 03/26/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 03/25/15)

A better idea (Opinion Column ~ 03/24/15)

Injuries end local officer's police career (Local News ~ 03/23/15)

Volunteers helping fight crime since '81 (Local News ~ 03/18/15)

Larry G. McGhghy (Obituaries ~ 03/18/15)

Former military (Opinion Column ~ 03/17/15)

Teddy Roosevelt, Part I: The early years (Column ~ 03/16/15)

No, the IRS really didn't telephone you (Editorial ~ 03/13/15)

Ag Lab eyes Alco building (Local News ~ 03/13/15)

Indianola man pleads guilty to charges related to November incident (Local News ~ 03/12/15)

Immigration issues (Letter to the Editor ~ 03/12/15)

Sales tax seen as key to progress (Local News ~ 03/11/15)

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Too much money (Opinion Column ~ 03/10/15)

Painting radicals, moderates with same broad brush (Editorial ~ 03/09/15)

Alleged killer apprehended near Oberlin (Local News ~ 03/09/15)

Stolen vehicle leaves trail, driver arrested on drug charges (Local News ~ 03/09/15)

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Sales tax defeat would mean prioritization of spending (Opinion Column ~ 03/03/15)

McCook gets high marks on annual audit (Local News ~ 03/03/15)

Richard E. Shaw (Obituaries ~ 03/03/15)

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City mulls convention center idea (Local News ~ 02/27/15)

Vote NO on sales tax extension (Opinion Column ~ 02/24/15)

Less-lethal weapons offer more options (Editorial ~ 02/19/15)

More than one side to road rage story (Editorial ~ 02/18/15)

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Authorities show fear of free speech, free enterprise (Editorial ~ 02/16/15)

A solution to football withdrawal (Opinion Column ~ 02/13/15)

She doesn't want anything Saturday? Don't believe her (Editorial ~ 02/13/15)

On the Record (Other Records ~ 02/13/15)

Coffee with a Cop -- Poly-sci students, others learn about sheriff's office (Local News ~ 02/11/15)

K-9 officer helps make first drug bust (Local News ~ 02/10/15)

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When first we practice to deceive (Opinion Column ~ 02/06/15)

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Residents air concerns over streets, gas line (Local News ~ 02/03/15)

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Sometimes stranger than fiction (Opinion Column ~ 01/30/15)

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Text to 911 may be here next summer (Local News ~ 01/29/15)

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Norvin Justice Anderson (Obituaries ~ 01/21/15)

Council mulls future of old city building (Local News ~ 01/21/15)

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Hope is in the air (Opinion Column ~ 01/20/15)

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Service began before the badge was received (Local News ~ 01/16/15)

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Fire destroys home, four treated on scene, one taken to hospital (Local News ~ 01/09/15)

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (Local News ~ 01/08/15)

Council hears pitch for old public safety building (Local News ~ 01/06/15)

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School threatened by snail mail (Local News ~ 12/23/14)

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Police warn drivers to lock vehicle doors (Local News ~ 12/19/14)

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Council finalizes lot sale (Local News ~ 12/17/14)

Plans for new subdivision advance (Local News ~ 12/16/14)

An epidemic of lies (Editorial ~ 12/16/14)

Don't let scam artists rob you of Christmas joy (Editorial ~ 12/16/14)