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Prison sentence for man who saught sex slave on Craigslist

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A former Overton resident will spend time in prison for enticing an underage female. Sixty-eight-year-old Paul Tegeler was sentenced yesterday in Lincoln to seven years in prison for coercion and enticement of a juvenile. He was arrested in May of 2014 after placing an advertisement on Craigslist looking for a sex slave. An investigation revealed […]

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Flooding prompts evacuations with more rain in the forecast

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Residents in 169 homes in the west part of Fairbury were evacuated yesterday because of rising floodwaters.  The 110 residents live in homes located west of railroad tracks.  The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency reports 26 people were housed at the American Lutheran Church. Endicott evacuated a brick yard manufacturing facility. In Saline County, Dewitt had […]

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Kearney standoff ends with no shots fired

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Kearney police blocked off a southwest side neighborhood yesterday afternoon after a man barricaded himself inside a home while threatening to harm himself. At around 2:30 p.m., the Buffalo County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a call from a woman who reported that a male acquaintance had sent her a text message and was threatening to […]

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Jenkins competency hearing set for March 2

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Experts at the Nebraska Regional Center issued a report to the court yesterday that convicted killer Nikko Jenkins is competent and understands sentencing proceedings. A three judge panel will determine his fate and Omaha Defense Attorney William Gallup says his mental illness will be a factor. Gallup says, “The primary mitigating fact would be his […]

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Council Notes

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An extremely short agenda faced the Norton City Council at their recessed meeting yesterday.  The council recessed their December 21st meeting to yesterday to pay year end bills and to address any other issues that came before them.  The council paid the year end bills and had no other business come before them so they adjourned.  The next meeting of ...

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School Board Notes

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The projects from 360 Energy Solutions and the handbooks for the next school year were items for the USD 211 Norton Board of Education yesterday morning.  Joe Hurla from 360 Energy presented the bids received for the various projects throughout the district including boiler work, lighting and heating control work.  Projections for all the projects was set at 1.1 million ...

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T-Works announcements

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More than 180 people were in Dodge City yesterday to hear Governor Brownback and Secretary Deb Miller announced the T-WORKS modernization and expansion projects for western Kansas.  You can view those projects here: www.ksdot.org/t-works    Dodge City Highlights: Participants were greeted by the Marshall and Miss Kitty and a few desperadoes that looked like trouble though no gunfights broke out; instead we ...

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Election Results

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The field for the City of Norton Mayor has been narrowed to three for the April General Election.  Voters in the City of Norton went to the polls yesterday and narrowed the field.  Unofficial results show incumbent Mayor David Corns received 229 votes, Ronnie Briery 78, Sarah Durham 63 and Allan Taylor 6.  380 out of 2003 registered voters cast ...

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