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Today, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 82.  Tonight, mostly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 57.  Thursday, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 77.



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The Miami Heat are a victory away from the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals following a near-perfect performance against the short-handed Indiana Pacers.  LeBron James poured in 30 points and Dwyane Wade added 28 as the Heat blasted the Pacers 115-83 to take a 3-2 lead in the conference semifinals.  James also had 10 rebounds and eight assists for Miami, which shot a postseason franchise-record 61% in a wire-to-wire victory.  The game turned after Danny Granger left the game with a sprained left ankle in the third quarter.  The Pacers trailed by eleven points at the time of the injury and were outscored by 21 the rest of the way.  Indiana also finished the game without David West due to what the team was calling a left knee sprain.  Paul George led the Pacers with just eleven points as they shot just 34 percent and were out rebounded 49-35.  Three flagrant fouls were called in the game.  Game Six is in Indianapolis on Thursday.


The High School State Golf Championships continues today at various sites at 9:30 AM.  In day one, in Class “C”, at the Kearney Country Club, Sutton has a 313 to claim the team lead.  Kearney Catholic is second with a 320, Plainview stands third with a 325, Gibbon is fourth with a 333, and Hartington Cedar Catholic is fifth with a 340.  Norfolk Catholic shot an opening day 363.  Individually, Plainview’s Mitchell Klooz has the clubhouse lead with a 68.  He leads by five strokes.  Lutheran High Northeast's Payton Baker is tied for fifth with a 77, & Norfolk Catholic’s Riley Knake is tied for seventh with a 78.  Also for the Knights, Drew Farlee shot a 90, Scott Volmer carded a 97, and Devon Lockman & Brandon Clausen both put up a 98. 


Local Schedule:  Nebraska Vs. Michigan St. At Columbus, OH (Big Ten Bsbl Tourn.-11:05); Creighton Vs. Illinois St. at Springfield, MO (Missouri Valley Conference Bsbl Tourn.-4:00); Salt Lake at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35).


Local Scores:  Kearney 13-12 Nfk Seniors 0-0 (Bsbl DH); Creighton 5 Indiana St. 0 (MVC Bsbl Tourn.); Salt Lake 6 Omaha Storm Chasers 3 (Bsbl).

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Austin Hamm of the Bloomfield track & field team.


In May 1967, the 100,000,000th U.S. phone was connected


News Briefs:

Leaders of Missouri River states are meeting today in North Dakota to question a top officer in the Army Corps of Engineers about the agency's plans for stopping future floods. States along the Missouri River sustained hundreds of millions of dollars in flood damage last year.


Several people who live in the area of Alter Trading Corporation's salvage yard in southeast Norfolk are opposed to the company's plan to add a metal shredder to its local operation. They cite noise, dust and decreased property values among some of the reasons. Alter Chief Operating Officer Jay Robinovitz says they are willing to work with the neighbors and the city to allow the $5-million  shredder to locate at their salvage yard. He says it would take another $7 million to install the device that would create ten new jobs. The Norfolk Planning Commission Tuesday tabled the matter in order to work up conditions on the permit. It will consider the request at its next meeting.


No one was injured following a Tuesday afternoon standoff at a Norfolk home. Police Chief Bill Mizner says officers were unable to make contact with a man at 1608 Charolais Drive who was reportedly despondent and had weapons. Homes in the immediate area were evacuated and the street was blocked off shortly after the incident began around 1:40 p.m. Mizner says when the man ventured into the backyard of the home around 3:30, the Police Division's Tactical Response Team deployed a flash distraction device and took the man into custody without injury. He was transported to Faith Regional Health Services for observation.


Taxicabs are back in Columbus, five months after the city's sole cab company went out of business.  Norfolk-based Checker Cap started operating two taxis in Columbus on May 8. Manager Connie Oberle says the company could operate more cabs in Columbus, but it would first see how two cars managed.  City Taxi had three cabs.


Black Hills Energy is holding a seminar in Norfolk today to discuss converting fleets of vehicles to compressed natural gas. Black Hills Customer Relations Manager Paul Commach says a gasoline equivalent gallon of natural gas costs about $1.70 less than gasoline.


Gate admission and other tickets are now available online for this year's Nebraska State fair in Grand Island. People may also buy preferred parking passes by going to statefair.org. This year's fair begins August 24th.


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