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Man charged with murder in connection with the death of a Eudora bar security worker

EUDORA, Kan.

A Douglas County Man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a Eudora, Kan. bar security worker. Advertisement

Danny W. Queen, 36, has been charged with one count of Murder in the First Degree and two counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree in connection with the death of Bo Matthew Hopson, 32. Eudora Police were originaly called to investigate a shooting at D-Dubs Bar at 10 W. 9th Street around 1 a.m. Saturday.

When they arrived, they found Hopson suffering from two gunshot wounds. He was airlifted to a Kansas City hospital where he died Sunday. Police said Hopson was working at the bar as a security guard at the time of the incident. Queen had been in the bar, and had been asked to leave. He was not removed by Hopson, however Hopson went outside to make sure Queen was leaving.

Police said there was some sort of altercation outside of the bar involving Queen and others after Queen was asked to leave. Queen was carrying a pistol in his pocket and had had quite a bit to drink that night according to witnesses. Queen reportedly shot Hopson once in the chest and once in the right arm before his gun jammed. Police said Queen did point his gun at other people, but he was unable to fire any additional shots.

Bar employees disarmed Queen and detained him until police could arrive.

Bond in this case has been set at $1 Million.

Nebraska Army National Guard soldiers return from nine-month …

It was the moment families had been waiting for as four soldiers with the Nebraska Army National Guard returned home after spending nine months overseas. Advertisement

“We did our mission. We were successful, and now we’re home,” Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Rupprecht said. It was the Rupprecht’s third deployment, and now he’s ready to get back to life being a dad.

“We’re ready to get back to soccer and basketball and volleyball and swimming,” he said.

Sgt. 1st Class Chris Rodysill is also a father.

“Three-year-olds grow a lot in nine months. That’s for sure,” Rodysill said. He’s happy to be home with his son.

“Just seeing him and my family. It’s just so good to see them. You miss them so much over that time,” he said.

There was a welcome home ceremony Saturday in Lincoln. The 1969th Contingency Contracting Team helped oversee contract activities in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

“Without these four soldiers doing the work that they did, the things that others needed to do for our nation’s security simply wouldn’t have happened, “Maj. Gen. Daryl l. Bohac said.

“To the wonderful women that stand next to our sides and keep us grounded, thank you,” Capt. Dustin Young said. The commander became emotional as he made the homecoming official.

“At this time as the commander of the 1969th Contingency Contracting Team, mission complete,” Young said.

Couple arrives home two days after tornado: ‘I can’t deny anymore that it’s not real’

BELLEVUE, Neb.

David Rickers’ security company called him Friday night to let him know his house alarms were going off and something was wrong. Advertisement

“They told us they will dispatch a police officer to see what was going on in case there was a break-in and the house alarm went off for that,” Rickers said. But it wasn’t a burglar, it was a tornado ripping apart their belongings.

The Rickers’ daughter, Angie Wolken, who lives in Papillion, texted her parents while taking shelter in her basement. Her house lost power and a few trees were drowned, but the damage pales in comparison to what’s left of her parents’ home.

“I could see from back behind, it was pretty much gone. I was on the phone with her and said, ‘Oh my gosh, Mom, oh my gosh,'” Wolken said. The Rickers hit the road a couple of hours later and arrived in Bellevue about noon Sunday. They pulled up to see their garage gone and debris everywhere. Reality started to sink in.

“You know it’s real. When we pulled up, it was hard. It’s your home, your personal things,” Debbie Rickers said. The family combed the yard looking for anything salvageable. They cleaned insulation off patio furniture.

David Rickers said it reminded him of when he helped tornado victims in Grand Island and Omaha while working for the Nebraska National Guard.

“I was on the end of helping people and now I’m on the other end of it,” Rickers said. “It’s emotional, pretty emotional.”

The Rickers said they will rebuild and are grateful they weren’t home Friday night and that none of their neighbors were hurt.

WEBVTT REPORTER: FRANTIC CALLS FROMTHEIR SECURITY COMPANY FIRSTALERTED THE RICKERS’ FAMILY, WHOWERE IN ARIZONA FRIDAY NIGHT.AT FIRST, THEY THOUGHT IT MIGHTBE A BURGLAR, BUT THEY SOONFOUND OUT THE SUSPECT TURNED OUTTO BE A TORNADO ROBBING THEM OTHEIR BELONGINGS.>> POPPA, I FOUND SOME STUFF. REPORTER: IT’S ALL HANDS ON DECAT THE RICKERS’ HOME. >> LET’S KEEP LOOKING SEE WHATWE CAN FIND.REPORTER: OR WHAT’S LEFT OF IT.>> IT’S A MESS.REPORTER: DAVID AND DEBBIERICKERS WERE NOT HOME WHEN THETORNADO ROARED THROUGH BELLEVUEFRIDAY NIGHT.>> I GOT OFF THE PHONE AND CAMEBACK TO THE TABLE AND HECOULDN’T TALK.REPORTER: THEY WEREN’T EVEN INTOWN.THEY WERE IN ARIZONA.I KNEW SOMETHING WAS REALLYWRONG.BASICALLY WE BOTH CRIED, DIDN’TWE.REPORTER: A COUPLE OF HOULATER THEY HIT THE ROAD.>> IT MAKES YOU JUST SICK.REPORTER: TWO DAYS LATER, THEYARRIVED AROUND NOON SUNDAY TOSEE THIS.>> I CAN’T DENY ANYMORE THATIT’S NOT REAL.THERE’S EVERYTHING AND NOT MUCHGONNA BE LEFT.REPORTER: THE RICKERS HAD ANIDEA OF THE DAMAGE, THEIRDAUGHTER ANGIE TEXTED THEM WHILETAKING SHELTER IN HER PAPILLIONBASEMENT.THEY LOST POWER AND A COUPLE OTREES, THEN DROVE TO HERPARENTS’ HOME.>> SAW THAT IT WAS PRETTY MUCHGONE.I WAS ON THE PHONE WITH HER ANDSAID OH MY GOSH, MOM, OH MYGOSH.>> THIS IS THE FRONT OF YOURGARAGE.REPORTER: THIS SHOWS YOU THEFORCE OF THE WINDS THAT RIPPEDTHROUGH HERE FRIDAY NIGHT.HERE IS THE RICKERS’ GARAGEDOOR.THAT’S THEIR ADDRESS 150009.THAT’S THEIR HOUSE OVER THERE.>> KEEP TELLING YOUR SELF JUSTSTUFF NO ONE HURT, JUST STUFF.YOU CAN REPLACE STUFF, BUT YOUCAN’T REPLACE PEOPLE.>> WE’LL BE BACK.WE’LL BE BACK.REPORTER: THE RICKERS TELL ME,THEY’RE SO THANKFUL THEY WEREN’THOME FRIDAY NIGHT, AND NO ONE THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD WAS HURBY THE WAY DAVID RICKERS SPENT40 YEARS IN THE NEBRASKANATIONAL GUARD HELPING TORNADO VICTIMS WORKINGTHE GRAND ISLAND AND OMAHA ONES NOW HE KNOWS WHAT IT’S LIKE TOBE ON THE OTHER END.

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