Dec 06, 2019 4:08 AM

Troopers, deputies arrest man following multi-county pursuit

Posted Dec 06, 2019 4:08 AM

LINCOLN — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), working with the Seward and York County Sheriff’s Offices, arrested a Wisconsin man following a pursuit Thursday.

At approximately 2:40 p.m., NSP was informed that the Seward County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of a white Infiniti traveling westbound on Interstate 80 near Utica. Multiple troopers responded from the York area. Troopers joined the pursuit as the vehicle had exited I-80 and began traveling westbound on Highway 34 near Waco.

The vehicle then turned south on Highway 81 and re-entered I-80 traveling eastbound at the York interchange, near mile marker 353. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle reached speeds of up to 147 miles per hour. The driver then lost control near mile marker 372 and was stopped by troopers and sheriff’s deputies.

The driver, Samuel Spencer, 22, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, was immediately taken into custody. A passenger was also apprehended, but later released. The entire pursuit lasted approximately 25 minutes.

Spencer were transported to the Seward County Jail. Charges are pending with the Seward County Sheriff’s Office.

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Big increase in female hunters seen in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The number of Wyoming hunting and fishing licenses sold to women has seen a marked increase over the past decade, while men are buying slightly fewer licenses, state officials said.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department said 30% more women are hunting in Wyoming compared to 10 years ago, KGAB-AM report ed. Female anglers increased by 14% over that time.

Meanwhile, the number of men participating in both activities is down by about 5%.

Game and Fish Hunter and Angler Participation Coordinator Kathryn Boswell said the agency has been reaching out to women to get them more involved in not only hunting and fishing but also things like canoeing, photography, shooting sports and archery.

“I think women are starting to see hunting as an activity that is accessible to them,” Boswell said in a statement by the agency. “And, it comes with a certain pride in putting healthy food on the table and knowing exactly how it got there — something I think all hunters regardless of gender can relate to.”

Boswell also said the decline in male hunters and anglers in the state is not a concern.

''The demographics are changing. Our baby boomers are getting older and at the same time, women are seeing hunting and fishing as options for their food and recreation choices,” she said.