Back on September 9th police responded to 3021 S. Locust Street in reference to the discovery two deceased persons in a room. That investigation has concluded that the cause of death of both persons was accidental overdose of methamphetamine.
Autopsies were performed on deceased 38 year old Joshua Perkins and 37 year old Shannon
Sybert. Both results concluded that ‘Acute Methamphetamine Toxicity’ to be the cause of death.
Combined with the physical evidence and a thorough investigation, the Grand Island Police
Department is closing this case having found that accidental overdose was the cause of death
for both parties.
The police stressed in the release that if someone you care about is suffering from addiction, please seek help from community resources such as the Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addiction (CNCAA) at 308-385-5520
Authorities say a South Dakota man died after collision on Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska.
The crash occurred around 4 p.m. Sunday near the U.S. Highway 281 junction at Grand Island. The Hall County Sheriff's Department says a semitrailer and two passenger vehicles were involved.
The name of the victim and other details about the collision have not been released.
According to the Grand Island City Council Agenda Mayor Roger G. Steele has submitted the name of Justin Scott for appointment as Councilmember to represent Ward 5.
This vacancy was created when Councilmember Michelle Fitzke moved from the district.
Scott's appointment is pending council approval Tuesday night.
Nebraska officials say the body of a duck hunter who was thrown into a lake when his boat capsized has been recovered.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says conservation officers and rescue divers found the body of 21-year-old Anthony Dush, of Saint Paul, in Sherman County Reservoir around 9 p.m. Friday.
Dush and another hunter were on a duck hunt traveling across the lake in a boat Friday when it capsized, throwing both into the water. The other hunter swam to a nearby cabin and called for help.
Dush was a member of the St. Paul volunteer fire department, an investigation of the incident is ongoing.
Coming up at next Tuesday’s Grand Island City Council meeting Mayor Roger Steele is expected to name a replacement for the vacant Ward 5 seat.
Councilwoman Michelle Fitzke announced her resignation in August after her and her husband purchased a home outside Ward 5.
Four candidates have applied for the position and have been interviewed by Mayor Steele and council members
The Merrick County Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible police impersonation.
According to the Merrick County Sheriff's office facebook page The reporting party advised that while traveling North on Archer Road near I Road when they observed a vehicle approach his vehicle very quickly.
The individual operating this vehicle activated a red and blue flashing lights in the grill of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then started to honk his horn at the reporting party.
The reporting party was worried about the legitimacy of the attempted traffic stop so they just slowed down but did not stop. The suspect vehicle then came beside the reporting party vehicle for a very short time before turning on a gravel road and proceeded westbound.
The vehicle was described as a Chevy Camaro gray in color, with no license plates.
The driver of the vehicle was described as a white male, late 20s to early 30s, a well groomed beard, wearing a dark colored shirt.
An active investigation is being conducted in an attempt to identify the vehicle and subject operating the vehicle.