Fairbury Police arrest motorcyclist clocked at 100 MPH; suspect attempted to break into home

FAIRBURY - A 24-year-old Beatrice man was arrested after a high speed chase in Fairbury over the weekend. Jacoby Wilcox has been charged with felonies for flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless d... Read More

Old Beatrice Hospital Changes Hands....Demolition Next

BEATRICE – This coming year, Beatrice citizens will see housing construction going on in the area of the old, vacant Beatrice Community Hospital building. BCH and Excel Development closed on the sale of the property early this week and the deed ... Read More

Two-Year Drug Investigation, Included Monitoring Calls From Jail

BEATRICE -  The arrests of more than a dozen suspects for drug violations in recent weeks stemmed from an investigation that has stretched as far back as two years, according to the county’s sheriff. Persons ranging from age 19 to 58, from Wymo... Read More

String of Drug Arrests Focuses on Southern Gage County

BEATRICE -  State and local law officers appear to be putting a sizable dent in local drug activity in recent days, with arrests of thirteen people in the Beatrice and Gage County area. Among the most recent arrests by multiple agencies included ... Read More

Plea Deal Calls Off Burglary Trial, in Gage County District Court

BEATRICE – A Wymore man has reached a plea agreement, ending a burglary trial prior to opening arguments today, in Gage County District Court. The agreement was reached between defendant Dusty Mayhew, his attorneys and the Gage County Attorney... Read More

Beatrice Drug Arrests Made at Helen Street Home

BEATRICE – Beatrice Police, assisted by the Metro Fugitive Task Force, arrested two people on suspicion of drug violations, yesterday. The arrests, made at a home in the 400 block of Helen Street, resulted in Justin Thomsen and Maranda Caporale ... Read More

Gage County Planning Commission Continues Discussion on Comprehensive Plan

BEATRICE -  The Gage County Planning Commission continues to plug away at an update to the county’s comprehensive plan.   Gage County hired a consulting firm to help reexamine the plan, in light of contentious public debates over special use per... Read More

Kansas Authorities Release Sketch, to Aid in Rape Investigation

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have re-released a sketch of a man investigators say could have information about a series of more than a dozen rapes since 2000 in the college towns of Manhattan and Lawrence. Police in Riley County and Lawren... Read More

Gage County District Court Burglary Trial, Getting Underway

BEATRICE – Jury selection began today in the trial of a Gage County man, facing a burglary charge.   Dusty Mayhew is accused in the burglary of a rural Holmesville residence in early December of 2016. Mayhew is currently serving a state prison... Read More

Miranda Lambert To Play Omaha In March

Ol' Red 99-5 welcomes Miranda Lambert and her Livin’ Like Hippies Tour to CenturyLink Center in Omaha on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m.! She’ll be joined by special guests CMA New Artist of the Year, Jon Pardi, and Sunny Sweeney. Tickets are o... Read More

Persons of Interest in Loofe Investigation, Indicted for Separate Crimes

BEATRICE -  Two people described as “persons of interest” in the disappearance and discovery of the body of Sydney Loofe, have been indicted for unrelated crimes. Omaha FBI spokesman Huston Pullen says 51-year-old Aubrey Trail and 23-year-old... Read More