News

Council Discusses Texting Ban

Council Discusses Texting Ban

Photo: clipart.com

The Mitchell City Council voted 4-2 on first reading to repeal the city’s ordinance on texting while driving.  Councilman Phil Carlson asked Mayor Ken Tracy to put the item on the agenda.  The state law is weaker than the city ordinance, as texting while driving is reduced to a secondary offense.  That means a motorist can not be pulled over solely for texting while driving.  Critics of the state law say that makes it nearly unenforceable.  Carlson says it is about creating a culture.  He also says there could be expensive legal ramifications if Mitchell keeps its ordinance in effect.  The council will hold a final vote on the ordinance at its April 21st meeting.

Recent Headlines

in National

Senate panel approves Veterans Affairs nominee

Fresh
mcdonald

Bob McDonald, President Obama's choice to run the VA, looks set for an easy Senate confirmation.

in Sports

Broncos’ owner Pat Bowlen battling Alzheimers, steps down

patbowlen

Bowlen, 70, is one of the NFL's most well-known owners and guided the Broncos to six Super Bowl appearances during his 30 years at the helm.

in Local

Hanson County Woman Found Dead In Kimball Identified

ambulance

64-year old Sue Bannwarth of Fulton was found on Monday.