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Three weeks after publicly confirming that five players would be suspended for Nebraska’s season opener, football coach Mike Riley revealed that NU will be without one starting linebacker and two other key contributors against BYU. The Omaha World Herald reports that junior linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey, junior tight end Cethan Carter, senior cornerback Jonathan Rose, senior defensive end Joe Keels and junior offensive lineman Robby Painter will all sit out Saturday’s game for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
The Norfolk Catholic & Lutheran High Northeast cross country teams participated in yesterday’s Wisner/Pilger Invitational. In the boys standings, Hartington/Newcastle was the champion with a score of 23. Madison was second with 54 points and the Knights were third with 57. Hartington/Newcastle’s Brian Santiago was the medalist in 18:40. He won by 13 seconds. In the girls standings, Wayne was the champion with a score of 15. Hartington/Newcastle placed second with 32 points and the Lady Knights got third with 47. Norfolk Catholic’s Audrey Stelling won the race in 22:47. She won by 17 seconds.
Local Schedule: Nfk Cath at Wahoo High (FB-7:00); Wisner/Pilger at LHNE (FB-7:00); Nfk High vs. Lincoln Pius X-4:30; vs. Aurora-5:45; vs. Omaha Duschesne-7:00 (Beatrice VB Inv.); Nfk High at Grand Island Inv. At Jack Rabbit Run GC (GG-9:00 AM); Nfk Cath at Plainview (GG Dual-3:30); Nfk High at Lincoln NE Inv. (B. Tenn.-8:00 AM); NECC at Mt. Marty Inv. At Yankton, SD (MG-10:00); Nebraska at Texas at Austin, TX (VB-6:00).
Tonight: The Lutheran High Northeast football team hosts Wisner/Pilger at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:20 on 106 KIX. The game can also be watched and heard online at Norfolkdailynews.com. Also, Battle Creek visits Oakland/Craig at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:40 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com.
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00, live from Hy-Vee West. Get the lowdown with the coaches.
Local Scores: Nfk High 34 Columbus 14 (FB); Nfk Cath 28-25-25 Pierce 26-21-18 (VB); LHNE 25-25 Bancroft/Rosalie 21-8; LHNE 25-20-25 Wayne 18-25-22 (NE Neb. VB Classic at Wisner); Fremont 6-2 Nfk High 3-3 (SB DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 1 Colorado Springs 1 (Bsbl); WSC 1 NW Missouri St. 1 (2OT) (Tie) (W. Socc.).
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Physicians should be given a voice in the governance of Faith Regional Health Services. That seemed to be the shared request of the more than 300 people who attended a rally Thursday night to protest the termination of two long-time physicians three weeks ago. Speaking with reporters after the rally, Dr. Joe Metcalf talked about his dismissal on August 12th, saying he was offered the choice of resigning or being fired, and he chose to be fired. Metcalf said there is a divide between the medical staff and administration at the hospital that has grown wider over the past several years. He declined to talk about specifics, but said his concerns are shared by more than 80-percent of the physicians on staff at Faith Regional. The protesters lined the sidewalk on the south and east side of Faith Regional Hospital, holding signs that said things like “Dr. Metcalf saved my life,” and “Physician leaders need a voice.”
Two men accused of stealing an ATM from a Hoskins bank have taken deals and pleaded guilty. A sentencing hearing is scheduled on Nov. 4 for 22-year-old Cody Murphree and 23-year-old Jacob Christiansen, both of Norfolk. Prosecutors dropped criminal mischief charges in exchange for the two men's guilty pleas to theft charges. A third man charged in the June 23 theft from Elkhorn Valley Bank & Trust in Hoskins pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. The trial of 24-year-old David Rhodes is scheduled to begin Dec. 8 in Wayne County District Court in Wayne.
The Dodge County Assessor has resigned, and has been arrested. Brittny King has been accused by the State Property Tax Administrator of missing deadlines and filing incomplete work, and by the Dodge County Board for using the county credit card to buy gasoline for her personal car. The board supervisor says King’s actions have cost the county thousands of dollars.
A legislative staffer who helped investigate Nebraska's corrections department will now serve as an official state watchdog for the agency. State Ombudsman Marshall Lux announced Thursday that Doug Koebernick has been chosen as the new inspector general for the Nebraska correctional system. The job was created as part of a prison reform law approved earlier this year. Koebernick was a key staffer for the Nebraska Legislature's special committee that investigated problems in the corrections department.
Early this year, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported all 12 appropriations bills out of committee, giving Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer hope that the normal budget process would be carried out this year. But Fischer tells NewsTalk WJAG she soon found out that was not going to be the case, and it appears the government will operate another year on a continuing resolution.
Nebraska motorists can celebrate the state's 150th anniversary with a new license plate, starting Oct. 1. Gov. Pete Ricketts and first lady Susanne Shore revealed the design Thursday for the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission's special issue license plate. The design uses the logo and branding unveiled in July for the anniversary celebration, set for 2017. Drivers can purchase the plates for $70 from the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.
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