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Jimmy Graham, Matthew Stafford and J.J. Watt were the stars in yesterday's Pro Bowl, which was won by Team Irvin 32-28 over Team Carter. Graham grabbed two touchdown passes, including a one-yard scoring grab from Matt Ryan on fourth down with 3:10 remaining. Stafford was the offensive game MVP after throwing for 316 yards and two TDs. Watt came away with defensive MVP honors by intercepting a pass and recovering a fumble. Greg Olsen and Emmanuel Sanders also caught a pair of touchdown passes apiece.
A person familiar with the situation says troubled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test and could be banned by the NFL for one year. ESPN first reported Gordon's failed test, citing anonymous sources. Gordon has twice been suspended for substance-abuse violations. The Browns released a statement saying they were disappointed to learn of reports on Gordon. The team said it has not been notified by the league of a failed test.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski picked up a milestone victory. He needed a comeback to become the first coach in Division I men's basketball history with 1,000 victories. Tyus Jones scored 22 points and the fifth-ranked Blue Devils went on an 18-2 run down the stretch to beat St. John's 77-68 in New York. Jahlil Okafor had 17 points and ten rebounds for Duke, which trailed by ten with 8:30 minutes remaining.
The Omaha World Herald has updated its high school boys basketball rankings. The 15-0 Norfolk Panthers are the new number one in the ‘Nebraska Top 10’ & Class ‘A’ after moving up from second. They won both games last weekend, beating Lincoln Southeast last Friday at home 36-19 and then defeating Defending State Champion Bellevue West on the road on Saturday 61-57. The Panthers are outscoring their opponents on average 64.5-42.5. Norfolk returns to action on Friday when they host 2-10 Omaha Northwest and then visit 6-8 Millard North on Saturday. Saturday’s game can be heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Local Schedule: Nebraska at Iowa at Iowa City, IA (WBB-8:00).
Local Scores: (4) Villanova 71 Creighton 50 (MBB); Creighton 93 Marquette 75 (WBB); (13) Nebraska 26 (21) Rutgers 9 (WR Dual).
Frank Sinatra’s first private plane was called El Dago.
Police say an 18-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in the shooting death of another man in Fremont. Police and firefighters responded Sunday morning to the shooting scene. The wounded man was taken to Fremont Health Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His name hasn't been released and other details about the shooting haven't been released. Online court records don't show that the suspect has been formally charged.
A new report says Nebraska irrigators used 30 percent less water last year compared to 2014 across a wide swath of the state. Water use averaged 7 inches per acre in 2014, compared to 10.1 inches the previous year. Terry Martin, president of the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts, says the decline is partly due to increased precipitation. He also credits Nebraska's 23 NRDs for carefully managing the groundwater. A recent report by the U.S. Geological Survey indicates that, on average, the condition of the Ogallala Aquifer is stable and significantly healthier in Nebraska than in all other states.
The new general manager of the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District took part in his first board of directors meeting last week. Mike Sousek takes over at a time of unusual turnover on the NRD board. One-third of the 15-member board was elected in November. Sousek comes to the Lower Elkhorn from the Lower Platte North NRD in Wahoo. He says he is familiar with the geology and water issues in Northeast Nebraska, and has experience with rural water districts. Sousek was hired last year to replace Stan Staab, who stepped down after 28 years leading the Lower Elkhorn.
Crews from the Mennonite Disaster Service are sleeping in Norfolk, but they will be working hard in the village of Pilger by this time next week. Al Kroeker, Region Three director for MDS, says some special provisions are being made to start construction in the middle of the Nebraska winter. He says work will begin late this week or early next on thawing out the frozen ground so footings can be poured. Kroeker says several houses will be started at the same time to make the best use of volunteer time. The goal is to build five homes, but Kroeker says, “That just may be the start.”
Graduation day for high school seniors is only about four months away, and many are making decisions now about where to go to college and how they’re going to pay for it. The guidance departments for Lutheran High Northeast, Norfolk Catholic and Norfolk Senior High are helping to make that process easier. They’re hosting a college financial-aid program tonight at the Johnny Carson Theatre, beginning at 7. Representatives from the Education Quest Foundation will be on hand to provide information during the approximately hour-long presentation. Much of the program will focus on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA.
When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.
Posted on Jan 26th, 2015 at 7:43 am
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