For the record 4-21-14

Police Dept. Report
Accident–Officers investigated a two vehicle accident at 10:55 p.m., April 18, in the 900 block of East 7th Street. A vehicle driven by Karah E. Standridge, Concordia, struck a parked  vehicle owned by Jeromy J. Thrash, also of Concordia.
Arrests—Officers arrested Natasha Lynn Martinez, 20, Clifton, at approximately 3 a.m., April 19, in the 1100 block of Cedar Street. Martinez was stopped for not wearing a seat belt and upon investigation charged with No Seat Belt, Driving While Suspended, Obstruction of Official Duty, Refusal of Intoxilizer and Driving Under the Influence. Martinez was transported to the Cloud County Law Enforcement Center.
 Officers responded to the 800 block of Matthew Street at approximately 8 p.m., April 19, for a complaint of Damage to Property. Officers arrested Lawrence C. Croxford, 30, Auburn, Maine, for Criminal Damage to Property. Croxford was cited and released.
 Officers arrested Duaine C. Otott, 19, Concordia, at 6 p.m., April 20, in the 100 block of East College Drive, charging him with Theft. Otott was cited and released.

Fire Dept./EMS Report
 At 12:22 p.m., Sunday, Medic-5 responded to the 700 block of West 13th for a 21-month-old. No transport was made.
 At 6:04 p.m., Sunday, Medic-5 responded to the 500 block of East 10th and transported an  84-year-old male patient to Cloud County Health Center.
 At 12:48 a.m., Monday, Medic-5 responded to Union Road and 155th Road for a vehicle rollover. No transport was made.

NEWS

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SPORTS

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OPINIONS

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In the Mean Time

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