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Today, mostly cloudy, dense fog possible, chance for drizzle, high 43. Tonight, mainly cloudy, chance for rain, mixing with sleet, then changing to snow, low 26. Tuesday, cloudy, chance for lingering snow showers, high 35.
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The Boston Celtics beat the visiting Miami Heat 100-98 in double overtime yesterday to snap a six-game losing streak. Paul Pierce hit a go-ahead jumper with 31 seconds left and finished with a triple-double of 17 points, 13 rebounds and ten assists. Kevin Garnett had 24 points and eleven rebounds for the winners. LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Heat, who had their four-game winning streak snapped. Afterwards, Boston players were told that All-Star guard Rajon Rondo will miss the rest of the season due to a severe injury to his right knee. He was injured in Friday's double-overtime loss to Atlanta.
Doug McDermott had 21 points and ten rebounds and the 17th ranked Creighton men’s basketball team shot 63% from the field, bouncing back from a pair of road losses with an easy 81-51 victory at struggling Southern Illinois last night. McDermott led five players in double figures. Teammate Gregory Echenique added twelve points and eleven rebounds and the Bluejays were 12-20 from three-point range with Ethan Wragge hitting his first four attempts and Jahenns Manigat going 4-4. Creighton also dominated on the boards with a 39-19 cushion and has won ten straight in the series while shaking off setbacks at Wichita State and Drake. Bluejay coach Greg McDermott won his 350th of his coaching career. The Salukis have lost nine of their last ten games. They fall to 8-12 overall and 1-8 in the Missouri Valley Conference while Creighton improves to 18-3 overall and 7-2 in the conference.
The Mid States Conference Basketball Tournament continues today with girls quarterfinal action. At Northeast Community College, 16-1 Pierce takes on 6-13 O’Neill at 6:15 and 11-5 Norfolk Catholic battles 10-7 Hartington Cedar Catholic at 7:45. In games at Norfolk Catholic High School, 17-1 West Point Guardian Angels faces 10-9 Boone Central/Newman Grove at 6:15 and 16-0 Crofton plays 10-9 Wayne at 7:45. Boys quarterfinal action continues on Tuesday.
Local Scores: Creighton 54 Northern Iowa 40 (WBB); (1) Penn St. 33 (13) Nebraska 9 (WR).
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC 62 AFC 35.
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The Nebraska State Patrol has arrested a man who avoided law enforcement authorities for nearly five hours Saturday night. A Nebraska State Patrol trooper pursued a suspect traveling at a high rate of speed east on Highway 275 from the Pilger junction to West Point. The State Patrol reports that the suspect's vehicle traveled in excess of 100 miles-per-hour at times. Another NSP trooper deployed spike strips and deflated three tires on the suspects vehicle on the north edge of West Point. The suspect pulled over and ran from the vehicle. He avoided law enforcement personnel for several hours until 11:00 p.m. Saturday night when another NSP trooper identified the suspect as the passenger in a vehicle pulled over for a traffic stop north of Fremont. The suspect, who has not been identified, was transported to the Cuming County Sheriff's office where he faces charges of Flight to Avoid Arrest, Obstructing a Police Officer, Possession of Marijuana and numerous other charges.
Boaters and fishermen in Nebraska need to be aware of some new regulations to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species like Asian carp, zebra mussels and curly leaf pond weed. District Fisheries Supervisor Jeff Schuckman says state regulations now require that all boats be drained of water before leaving a lake area, and that means no water in the live or bait wells.
More than 50,000 people were injured in traffic accidents last year in Nebraska, and nearly half of those injuries were what Nebraska State Patrol Trooper Bill Price describes as “life altering.” Price says citizens are often concerned about robbery or violent crime, but traffic accidents touch more lives and cause more personal injuries.
The Norfolk Arts Center has announced the People's Choice Awards for Soup 'R Art 2013. The Best Soup Award is the Costal Seafood Chowder from The Veranda at Divot's. Bailey's Desserts on Demand's Black Bottom Peanut Butter Pie took the prize for Best Dessert. LeRoy von Glan was judged the best artist and Barnstormers won the award for Best Booth Display.
The Norfolk Family YMCA hosts an indoor triathlon Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd. Participants will swim for 10 minutes, bike for 30 minutes and run for 20 minutes, with scores based on distance, time and calories burned. Registrations are due Tuesday, January 29th and participation is limited to the first 72 to sign up.
Omaha police are investigating a crash that killed one woman and injured a man when their car slammed into a tree. WOWT television reports that the car was speeding west on Hamilton Street when it slammed into a tree near 45th Street in Central Omaha. Police did not immediately identify the man and woman.
Lawmakers have set a hearing for a bill that would prevent bosses from demanding access to private information within their employees' Facebook or Twitter accounts. The Legislature's Business and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on the proposal today. The bill by Senator Tyson Larson of O'Neill would make it illegal for employers or potential employers to request the information from a worker or job applicant.
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