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A person familiar with the deal has confirmed to The Associated Press that the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade star running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso. ESPN first reported that the Bills were acquiring McCoy, who had an inconsistent season last year after leading the NFL with 1,607 yards rushing in 2013. Buffalo is expected to lose running back C.J. Spiller to free agency next week.
The Norfolk High boys basketball team has a perfect record entering the State Tournament next week. The top ranked in both polls Panthers improved to 25-0 last night by defeating Omaha Burke 59-47 in the A-1 District Final at Norfolk High School. Logan Strom led three players in double figures for the Panthers with 19 points, twelve rebounds, and four assists. Tyler Hagedorn had 13 points and 14 boards while Lane McCallum added twelve points. Norfolk led 28-23 at halftime. The Lincoln Journal Star reports the Panthers will be the two seed in the State Tournament and will play Lincoln Northeast in the opening round on Thursday, March 12th at 3:45. Norfolk edged the Rockets 67-66 at home on February 20th. The 25 wins marks the most wins in a season for a Panther boys basketball team passing the 2011-2012 squad’s 24.
Local Schedule: Nebraska at Illinois at Champaign, IL (MBB-9:00 PM).
Thursday: The Girls State Basketball Tournament gets underway in Lincoln. The Norfolk High girls face Omaha Benson at 2:00. Pregame coverage at 1:40 on Newstalk WJAG 780 AM, 105.9 FM, & WJAG.com. In games on 106 KIX, Humphrey St. Francis plays Dundy County-Stratton at 9:00 AM followed by Howells/Dodge meeting Emerson/Hubbard at 10:45. Pregame coverage at 8:40 AM. Also, Norfolk Catholic tangles with Bishop Neumann at 2:00. Pregame coverage at 1:40. In a game that can be heard on Lite Rock 97.5, Pierce battles Minden at 9:00 AM. Pregame coverage at 8:40 AM.
Local Scores: (4) Villanova 76 Creighton 72 (MBB); Nebraska-Omaha 80 North Dakota 78 (MBB); Northern St. 61 WSC 45 (NSIC WBB Tourn. Final); Bloomfield 60 Omaha Nation 40; Clearwater/Orchard 60 Ansley/Litchfield 34 (D-1 BBB Dist. Finals); Bancroft/Rosalie 48 Stuart 47 (OT); Riverside 48 Wilcox/Hildreth 36 (D-2 BBB Dist. Finals).
Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:
Joe Berg of the West Point-Beemer wrestling team.
An ostrich has four toes; 2 on each of its feet
The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a car-semi accident that claimed the life of one driver and sent another to the hospital. The accident was reported just before 5 p.m. Tuesday about 3.5 miles south of the junction of Highways 32 and 15, about eight miles northwest of Howells. A northbound car, driven by 37-year-old Humberto Moreno of West Pont, crossed the center line and was struck head-on by a southbound semi driven by 47-year-old David Phillips of Ashton, Iowa. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene and Phillips was taken by Howells Fire and Rescue to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk for treatment. The Norfolk Fire Division also responded with a Hazmat unit due to spilled fuel from the wreckage of the semi.
A 26-year-old Atkinson man has pleaded no contest in the death of his infant son. Michael A. Schroeder pleaded no contest in Holt County District Court to child abuse resulting in death. He is being held at the Holt County Jail pending his sentence hearing that has been scheduled for May 4. A court affidavit filed by an Atkinson police officer said Schroeder's son, Kalium D. Ebsen, was taken to West Holt Memorial Hospital on Oct. 26 after he was found unresponsive. The almost nine-month-old boy was then flown to an Omaha hospital, where he died a few days later.
The fourth favorable vote has been taken to allow construction of approximately 53 housing units in Norfolk. At Monday night’s meeting, the City Council held a formal hearing on the McIntosh Family, LLC Redevelopment Plan for an area just north of the current Meadow Ridge development. Dick Johnson, speaking for the developer, said this is the first time that Tax Increment Financing has been used for a single-family housing development, and the McIntosh Family hopes to make this project a model for future developments. The Council voted unanimously to approve the redevelopment plan and Tax Increment Financing for the project.
The Norfolk City Planning Commission is recommending changes to the comprehensive plan and zoning to allow construction of two more triplexes along Queen City Blvd. Developer Jeff White asked the commission for a change from single-family residential to multi-family residential on property located north of Elm Ave. along Queen City. White says he plans to build two triplexes on the former railroad land. Each unit would be about 1300 square feet with a full basement and double attached garage. White says each unit will have a double-wide driveway, providing additional off-street parking. The Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend that the City Council approve the changes to the comprehensive plan and zoning.
The Norfolk city rumor mill reports that the city has agreed to let the Norfolk Family YMCA take over the city auditorium – but Mayor Sue Fuchtman says the rumors are not true. At Monday night’s meeting of the City Council, Fuchtman said it is true, however, that the Y has broached the subject. She says the idea has been discussed, but no action has been taken. Fuchtman says discussions will continue, and anyone with questions or concerns is urged to contact either City Administrator Shane Weidner or their city councilman.
You know you’re getting older when you have to put tenderizer on your puffed rice
Posted on Mar 4th, 2015 at 7:38 am
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