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Community Hospital

New Visitation Guidelines at Community Hospital

Mar 2, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital is once again allowing visitation for all patients, with the exception of COVID-positive patients, since ...

Nebraska panel weighs bill to outlaw abortion if Roe falls

Feb 26, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would automatically outlaw abortion in Nebraska if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its Roe v. Wade decision...
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Nebraska advances payout boost for officers killed on duty

Feb 26, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Families of police officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty could get a one-time, $250,000 payment from the...
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Two Arrested After Pursuit in Keith County

Feb 25, 2022 / Cody Thomas – Public Relations Director, Nebraska State Patrol

FEBRUARY 25, 2022 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Keith County Sheriff’s...
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Town Hall Meeting - McCook

Feb 25, 2022 / Josh Keenportz

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No graves found at Genoa Indian School; search continues

Feb 20, 2022 / Ap

GENOA, Neb. (AP) — An official leading the search for the remains of students who died at the Genoa U.S. Indian Boarding School said no grave...
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Homicide Suspect in Custody After Standoff in St. Paul

Feb 17, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

FEBRUARY 17, 2022 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Nebraska State Troopers have arrested the subject of an ongoing homicide investigation after a...
Baleigh Abbott, Community Hospital’s new Population Health and Outreach Coordinator, holds some of the free COVID-19 test kits she and others will be distributing in Trenton, Curtis and McCook over the next few weeks. Baleigh relocated to McCook in January.

Free Covid Test Kits Available

Feb 15, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital is offering free COVID-19 test kits in McCook, Trenton and Curtis weekly as long as supplies last, accord...
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NSP Investigating Cass County Officer-Involved Shooting Inbox

Feb 14, 2022 / State Patrol Release

FEBRUARY 14, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating an officer-involved shooting that involved the Cass Coun...
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Troopers Have Busy Super Bowl Weekend Across Nebraska

Feb 14, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

FEBRUARY 14, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — It was a busy weekend for Nebraska State Troopers across the state, which included several arrests ...
Community Hospital

Community Hospital Welcomes Emergency Room Specialist

Feb 10, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital welcomes emergency room physician, Jacob Zeiler, M.D. to McCook. Dr. Zeiler has experience as an emergenc...
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Multi-Agency Effort Leads to Arrests Following Pursuit

Feb 9, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

FEBRUARY 9, 2022 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Nebraska State Troopers, with assistance from the Kearney Police Department and Buffalo County ...
2 people, police dog killed in crash after chase in York County

2 people, police dog killed in crash after chase in York County

Feb 9, 2022 / Ap

YORK, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Nebraska say a man who stole a sheriff's vehicle and led authorities on a pursuit in rural York...
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Three Arrested Following Multiple Pursuits Near Ogallala

Feb 9, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

FEBRUARY 9, 2022 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested multiple people following separate pursui...
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Ricketts announces trade mission to United Kingdom, Ireland

Feb 7, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts and business leaders will travel to the United Kingdom and Ireland in August to promote Nebraska busi...

Pressure on Nebraska hospitals eases as COVID-19 cases fall

Feb 7, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The pressure is easing on Nebraska hospitals as the surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly contagious omicron varian...

Authorities ID man who died in Bennington horse barn fire

Feb 7, 2022 / Ap

BENNINGTON, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Fire Marshal says a 32-year-old man died from smoke inhalation in a fire at a Bennington horse bar...
Beatrice State News

Beatrice man sentenced to probation for fatal 2020 shooting

Feb 6, 2022 / Ap

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A Beatrice man who pleaded no contest in the fatal shooting of a man outside his home has been sentenced to six years o...

Nebraska hospital system to resume delayed surgeries

Feb 6, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska hospital system has announced it will begin resuming non-emergency surgeries and procedures that had been postp...
Jeff Fortenberry Congressmen

Fortenberry's attorney: He was confused, not lying to FBI

Feb 6, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Attorneys for U.S. Rep Jeff Fortenberry argue in court filings that the Nebraska Republican was confused, rather than lyin...
Community Hospital and Hillcrest Leading Efforts in CNA Project

Community Hospital and Hillcrest Leading Efforts in CNA Project

Jan 31, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital and Hillcrest leadership are working on a project to potentially increase the number of certified nursing...

3 children killed in house fire in rural Nebraska

Jan 30, 2022 / Ap

PIERCE, Neb. (AP) — Three children have died after a home caught fire in a rural area of northern Nebraska. The fire broke out just after 3:3...
McCook Fire Department

Reported Structure Fire Thursday Evening

Jan 28, 2022 / McCook Fire Department

The City of McCook Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire Thursday evening at 606 East C Street. First arriving fire department cre...
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Standoff in Adams Ends After Several Hours

Jan 26, 2022 / State Patrol Release

JANUARY 25, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is able to release additional information regarding an incident that occur...
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Visiting Cardiologist Joins Community Hospital Medical Staff

Jan 25, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital is pleased to announce a new visiting physician specializing in cardiology is seeing patients at the Medi...