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Ray Torres, age 24 of Scottsbluff was arrested following multiple pursuits in and near the northwest area of Scottsbluff. 

 

At approximately 10:41 this morning, a Deputy on patrol observed Ray Torres driving a vehicle on W. 42nd Street near highway 71.  The Deputy soon confirmed multiple arrest warrants for Torres, and attempted to stop the vehicle.  Torres fled and drove through fields, private land and a tree row north of Scottsbluff, eventually heading south on Highway 71 and into the City of Scottsbluff where officers lost contact.

 

Another Deputy located the vehicle in a yard in the 2900 block between Avenue I and Dineen and observed a male running in the neighborhood.  Deputies with the assistance of Scottsbluff PD and the Nebraska State Patrol created a perimeter around the area but were unsuccessful in locating the male.

 

At approximately 1:33 p.m. today, a woman living in the 2700 block of Dineen Avenue reported a man leaving her garage.  Scottsbluff PD officers and a State Patrol Trooper observed Torres in the area and apprehended him after a short foot pursuit.

 

The woman that reported him said that he had been inside her garage and she found doors to her vehicle opened and someone had gone through the property inside. 

 

Ray Torres was transported to the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center and charged with the following:

 

 

 

MISDEMEANOR  

ASSAULT   

 

 

 

 

 

MISDEMEANOR  

THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING ($500 OR LESS)   

 

 

 

 

 

MISDEMEANOR  

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF   

 

 

  

 

Felony         

FLIGHT TO AVOID-PROSECUTION, CONFINEMENT   

 

 

 

 

 

FELONY  

BURGLARY   

 

 

 

 

 

MISDEMEANOR  

RECKLESS DRIVING   

 

 

 

 

 

MISDEMEANOR  

TRESPASSING   

 

 

 

 

 

MISDEMEANOR  

NO OPERATORS LICSENSE   

 

 

 

 

 

MISDEMEANOR  

OBSTRUCTING POLICE   

 

 

 

 

 

FELONY  

FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE/ COLORADO   

 

 



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On July 9, 2018 the Furnas County Sheriff’s Office received two arrested warrants for Colby G. Carpenter, 33, of Arapahoe, Furnas County, Nebraska. The two warrants were each for one count of possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person. The bond amount set on each warrant was $250,000 subject to 10%.

The Sheriff’s Office also received a search warrant for Carpenter’s residence to search for additional weapons. Mr. Carpenter was contacted outside of his residence and taken into custody without incident. The search warrant was executed on the residence. Natasha Carpenter, 33, and four juveniles were at the residence at the time of the service of the warrant. During the execution of the search warrant for weapons methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was located. A second search warrant was obtained to search the residence for drugs and drug paraphernalia. Additional items of drug paraphernalia were located in the residence.
Mrs. Carpenter was arrested and jailed for one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. Mr. Carpenter was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine and possession of a drug paraphernalia. The four juvenile children were removed and placed into the custody of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter’s bond on the drug charges was set at $15,000 subject to 10%. At the time of this press release Mrs. Carpenter has posted bond and is scheduled for arraignment on July 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Furnas County Court. Mr. Carpenter remains in custody with a total bond of $515,000 subject to 10% and is scheduled to appear in Furnas County Court on July 20, 2018.


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It’s another go around for Northwest Public School tax payers when it comes to the potential of adding a middle school to the district. 10 years ago a bond was brought to the votes for a middle school but was voted down. This time cost has increased, putting the bond up for voters at 11.5 million dollars. With most decisions when it comes to voting there are pluses and minuses, those that are in favor, and those that are not. Many are in favor of a middle school, but how it should happen is another issue.


According to the Northwest Middle School now website, for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are only offered curriculum options in tech, band, and choir. If a Class B size middle school was built or implemented 12 more extra options would be added.


Below listen to KRGI News report of this issue and the decisions that taxpayers are facing when heading to the polls.

GINW School Bond Special Report

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Grand Island, NE - Lauren Rathman joined the Grand Island Public Schools team Jan. 7 as a registered dietitian in Nutrition Services.

Rathman graduated with her masters degree in December from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition exercise health science, with an emphasis in community nutrition and health promotion.

Rathman will work with special diets, nutrition education for students and staff, menu and recipe tasting and development, and student and staff wellness.

Kris Spellman, director of nutrition services, said Rathman’s position was needed to help with the many responsibilities of nutrition services. She said Nutrition Services wants to create a better meal experience for students, which Rathman will play a role in.

“This will be helpful for us to better serve the students,” Spellman said.

Rathman said she is excited to be part of the GIPS team and developing the position.

“I’m most excited for the variety of job duties in this role at GIPS,” Rathman said. “I’m also looking forward to working in the cafeterias to do taste testing and recipe development. In that responsibility, I hope to help others be more familiar with eating foods they may have never tried.”


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LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement on a resolution approved by the U.S. Senate to affirm the First Amendment and the No Religious Test Clause of the U.S. Constitution.  The resolution was introduced by U.S. Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska.

“Thank you to Senator Sasse for his leadership in the U.S. Senate to reaffirm the key role religious freedom plays in the public life of the American Republic,” said Governor Ricketts.  “Recently, we saw Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Mazie Hirono question a judicial nominee’s qualifications based on the nominee’s religious affiliation.  This line of attack is a prejudiced assault not only on the individual nominee, but also on the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  I am encouraged that the U.S. Senate has backed Sen. Sasse’s resolution, and I renew my call for the swift confirmation of Brian Buescher as the next federal judge for Nebraska.”

Today is observed as Religious Freedom Day in Nebraska and across the United States.  The Governor recently hosted faith leaders at the Nebraska State Capitol to sign a proclamation highlighting the day.  More information about the Governor’s proclamation can be found by clicking here.

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Grand Island, NE - Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts made numerous stops throughout the state on Monday. One of his stops was in Grand Island at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport. Listen to Governor Ricketts and some of the comments he made talking about his four major pillars. 

Gov. Ricketts Speaks In Grand Island

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City Of Grand Island - Based on the official forecast of a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service, The City of Grand Island has declared that a Snow Alert/Emergency will take effect at 2:00 pm today, 12-27-2018 and will remain in effect until 6:00 pm, Friday, 12-28-2018. 
This means no vehicles may be parked on the City's snow emergency routes. Please pay attention to the signs as the police will be checking routes and vehicles are subject. Also, a list of snow emergency routes is available on the City website.

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Storm systems have pounded parts of Nebraska with high winds and damaging hail.

The National Weather Service says hailstones more than 4 inches (10 centimeters) across were reported Monday night in western Nebraska's Perkins County. Hail knocked out windows and damaged a house northeast of Lisco and battered property elsewhere in the Nebraska Panhandle.

Region 21 emergency management director Ron Leal said Tuesday that several Oshkosh homes and businesses had lost windows and siding to the hail barrage, and several crop fields had been shredded. He says no injuries have been reported.

The service says a wind gust of 60 mph (97 kph) was recorded northeast of Big Springs in Keith County.,

In eastern Nebraska, hail broke classroom windows at St. Paul Lutheran School and damaged home siding in Utica.


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