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Today, becoming cloudy, chance for a dusting up to 1” of snow, high 11. Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for snow, low 3. Thursday, partial sunshine, high 10.
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Toney McCray matched his career high with 18 points and Nebraska defeated Colorado 79-67 last night, ending the Buffaloes' seven-game winning streak. Jorge Brian Diaz had 14 points on 7-8 shooting and Lance Jeter and Drake Beranek added ten apiece for the Cornhuskers. They improve to 14-4 overall and are now 2-2 in the Big XII. Alec Burks had 22 points but committed seven turnovers, and Levi Knutson had 17 points for Colorado. The Buffaloes drop to 14-5 overall and 3-1 in the conference. They were off to their best Big XII start since 1996-97, but were held 17 points under their season-scoring average.
The top ranked in both polls in Class “C-1” Norfolk Catholic boys basketball team remains undefeated. The Knights improved to 12-0 by whipping Omaha World Herald ninth ranked Pierce 54-26. Ethan Brozek led NC with 17 points and eight rebounds. Connor Schultz led the 7-4 Bluejays with eleven points.
Local Schedule: Bradley at Creighton (MBB-7:05)
Friday Evening: The Norfolk Catholic girls & boys basketball squads are at Wahoo High. The girls game starts at 6:00 with the boys game to follow at approximately 7:45. Pregame coverage at 5:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on Newstalk WJAG 780 AM, 105.9 FM, & WJAG.com from 9:05-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee East. Get the lowdown with the coaches.
Saturday Evening: The Norfolk Catholic girls & boys basketball teams host Bennington. The girls game starts at 6:00 with the boys game to follow at approximately 7:45. Pregame coverage at 5:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Local Scores: Nfk High 48 Millard West 24 (WR Dual); NECC 79 Iowa Western CC 73 (MBB); NECC 60 Sioux Falls JV 48 (WBB).
Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week::
Robbie Thomsen of the Pender wrestling team.
The Statue of Liberty contains enough copper to make 30 million pennies.
Removing snow from Norfolk's sidewalks. It was the focus of a lengthy discussion Tuesday night at a meeting of the City Council. The city does have an ordinance that requires snow to be removed 24 hours after snowfall ends. Mayor Sue Fuchtman and the Council heard stories from a few citizens about walkways not shoveled. One was a man who uses a wheelchair. Interim City Administrator Shane Weidner says the city has not been aggressive in enforcing the ordinance. He says only five citations have been issued in the past few years. Fuchtman said following the discussion, the matter will go back to a Council sub-committee to decide on how to proceed.
A state lawmaker is seeking to allow school administrators, teachers and security personnel to carry concealed handguns in school. Under Senator Mark Christensen's bill, certain school staff and faculty certified under state law to carry concealed guns could carry them in their schools. The bill says allowing that would require two-thirds school board approval.
Several teachers, school administrators and parents have told the Nebraska Legislature's Education Committee that the state needs a law to combat high-tech bullying, known as "cyberbullying." The committee is considering a bill that would allow schools to suspend, expel or move to other schools students who partake in harassment of another student online, through e-mail or via cell phone.
If you have land, an empty building or existing business for sale, several local and area agencies are there to help market them. Elkhorn Valley Economic Development Council Executive Director Dave Simonsen tells WJAG NEWS they regularly market such properties on several on-line sites.
The Norfolk City Council has approved a slight name change for Memorial Park. Following action taken Tuesday night, it will now be known as "Veterans Memorial Park." The park is in line for several recreational upgrades following after citizens approved a $16 million dollar proposal last fall. Interim City Administrator Shane Weidner says they are looking to use some of the $100,000 donated to the city by Big Red Keno two years ago to help finance some of those improvements. In addition to upgrades to the football and baseball filed, a water park type facility will be built on the park's northwest corner.
Rock promoter and music publisher Don Kirshner has died. He helped create hits for the make-believe groups The Monkees and The Archies and boosted the careers of Billy Joel, Neil Diamond and the Police. Kirshner died Monday in Florida where he was being treated for an infection. He was 76.
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