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Today, cloudy, patchy fog possible, slight chance of snow mixed with rain, a dusting possible, temps in the 30’s. Tonight cloudy, chance of snow, low of 12. Saturday a blend of clouds and sun develops, high 34.
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The Girls State Basketball Tournament continues at Pinnacle Bank Arena & the Devaney Center in Lincoln. In Class ‘C-1’ Pierce takes on Kearney Catholic in a 10:45 game. All of the action will be carried on LiteRock 97.5 and LiteRock.com. In Class “D-1”, the Humphrey St. Francis Flyers face Emerson Hubbard in a semifinal matchup. That game also begins at 10:45, and can be heard on 106KIX and 106KIX.com.
Seven Northeast Nebraska teams won their opening round games Thursday at the Nebraska Girls State Basketball Tournament. In addition to Pierce, Humphrey St. Francis and Emerson Hubbard, other local teams in semifinal action today are Pender, Crofton, Humphrey High-Lindsay Holy Family and Wynot.
The #16 Nebraska women’s basketball team will begin its hunt for a Big Ten Tournament title today, when the third-seeded Huskers take on six-seed Minnesota. The Huskers earned a first-round bye after posting a 12-4 Big Ten mark for the second consecutive season.
The Husker baseball team opens home play today with the first in a three-game series against St. John’s Red Storm. The series continues tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. and Sunday at 12:05 p.m.
NFL scouts converged on Lincoln Thursday to put Husker seniors through a series of drills on Nebraska’s Pro Day. Thirteen seniors from 2013 took part in the workouts, as well as three seniors from the 2012 class. The 2014 NFL Draft will take place in New York City beginning Thursday, May 8.
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106 KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 from Hy-Vee West. This week: Nfk High’s Ben Ries; Nfk Cath’s Shane Anderson; NECC’s Matt Svehla; girls basketball coaches Darren Sindelar from Pierce & Marty Moser from Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family. Also, Plainview wrestling coach Dean Boyer.
Parker Brothers launched the game of Monopoly in 1935
Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns says action is the only thing that Russian President Vladimir Putin understands, not words. Johanns is urging the United States to work with its European allies on economic sanctions against Russia to stop the aggression in Ukraine.
A measure to cut the value of agricultural land for taxing purposes has stalled in the Nebraska Legislature. The Revenue Committee voted 4-4 yesterday on a measure that would phase down the taxable value of agricultural land from the current 75% to 65%. Opponents fear the measure would put too much financial pressure on rural K-12 school districts.
A majority of Nebraska's state lawmakers have signed a letter in support of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerrey was signed this week by 29 of Nebraska's 49 state senators. It urges federal approval of the pipeline. Nebraska has been a stronghold for pipeline opponents, including environmentalists and some landowners.
Four individuals have applied for an open seat on the Norfolk Public School Board. The opening was created when long-time board member Julee Pfeil resigned in January. Those seeking the position are Linnea Gettman, Tammy Day, Justin Young and Patti Gubbels. The board will interview the candidates and name a replacement at their meeting Monday night.
A missing eastern Nebraska teenager has been found safe in Indianapolis. Police in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue say 16-year-old Michaela Wells was taken into custody at a residence around 8:20 p.m. Thursday and was in good health. A Bellevue police spokesman declined to say how the teenager got to Indianapolis and whether anyone else was involved. Bellevue officials have said they didn't think Michaela was in danger. The FBI and Indiana authorities helped find her.
Research suggests that the loss of sleep caused by "springing forward" for the switch to Daylight Saving Time may be related to an increase in heart attacks and traffic accidents. For that reason, the coordinator of the Faith Regional Sleep Disorders Clinic urges you to set your clocks ahead early tomorrow evening and plan your bedtime accordingly. Diane McGill says it is a good idea to try to spend some time in the sunshine Sunday morning, and be sure to go to bed on time Sunday night so you are as alert as possible Monday morning.
The "living dead" will run amok on the Northeast Community College campus in Norfolk next month as members of the Student Government Association host a Zombie 5K Fun Run and Walk to raise funds for a student scholarship. The event will be held April 26th, but there is a reduction in the cost for those who register by March 11th. For more information, check the website Northeast.edu.
The IRS has a new tax form. Actually it’s an envelope & all you do is put your paycheck in it.
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