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LeBron James scored 31 points and J.R. Smith made eight three-pointers and added 28 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers past the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 in Game One of the Eastern Conference finals. Game Two is Friday night in Atlanta.
Pat McInerney broke a tie with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning and top-seeded Illinois beat Nebraska 3-2 last night in the Big Ten Baseball Tournament at Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ryan Nagle singled up the middle to put the go-ahead run on base. After a walk, Nagle reached third on Jason Goldstein's sacrifice and scored on McInerney's single. Tyler Jay retired three straight Husker hitters in the top of the ninth for the save. Scott Schreiber and Luis Alvarado struck first for eighth-seeded Nebraska with RBI hits in the top of the sixth inning for a 2-0 lead. The Illini’s Reid Roper countered with a RBI single and Goldstein tied it with a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Nebraska drops to 34-22 while Illinois improves to 46-6-1. Schreiber had two hits while Tanner Lubach added two. The Illini will face Maryland today while the Huskers will play Michigan State in an elimination game. Other scores in the Big Ten Tournament had Maryland beating Michigan State 2-1, Iowa rallying past Ohio State 3-2, and Maryland edged Michigan State 2-1. The tournament continues today at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In elimination games, Indiana plays Ohio State at 9:00 AM and Nebraska takes on Michigan State at 1:00. In winners’ bracket contests, Michigan faces Iowa at 5:00 and Illinois battles Maryland at 9:00 PM.
The Big East Baseball Tournament gets underway today at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. Top seed St. John’s battles four-seed Georgetown at 3:30 and two-seed Creighton meets three-seed Seton Hall at 7:00. The Bluejays are 30-17 overall and finished 13-4 in the conference while the Pirates are 24-23 overall and 9-9 in the BIG EAST. Creighton won two of three games over Seton Hall in South Orange, New Jersey May 1-3.
The Norfolk High girls tennis team competes in the State Championships today in Omaha. Representing the Lady Panthers will be Malia Gass (#1 Singles); Hannah Matthies (#2 Singles); Jenna Jochum & Madison Buettner (#1 Doubles); & Mariah Yagow & Elise Ehlers (#2 Doubles).
Local Schedule: Reno at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35); WSC at NCAA Division II Outdoor Nationals at Allendale, MI (Women’s T&F-11:30).
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Omaha's police chief says an officer shot while helping serve an arrest warrant has died, as has the suspect. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said Wednesday that 29-year-old Officer Kerrie Orozco died at Creighton University Medical Center shortly after the 1 p.m. shooting. Schmaderer said the suspect, 26-year-old Marcus Wheeler, also died at the hospital. The gunfire erupted while officers were trying to serve a felony arrest warrant on Wheeler. Orozco was a seven-year veteran of the department and worked in the gang unit.
Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval to a bill abolishing the death penalty with enough votes to override a promised veto from Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts. If the 32-15 vote holds in a veto override, Ricketts has vowed a veto, and announced last week that the state has bought new lethal injection drugs to resume executions.
Gov. Ricketts visited Norfolk Wednesday to speak out against the bill approved by the legislature, hoping to swing enough votes to sustain his expected veto. During stops at media outlets in Norfolk, Ricketts was accompanied by Vivian and Christine Tuttle, mother and daughter of one of the five people killed in the U.S. Bank in Norfolk on Sept. 26, 2002, and by Pierce County Sheriff Rick Eberhardt.
The third and final reading of a pair of ordinances that would allow a drive-up mailbox to be placed in downtown Norfolk was tabled this week. Mayor Sue Fuchtman asked for the action at the request of the postmaster, who is seeking a different location. Management and staff of the District 7 Probation office have objected to the plan, which would cost them eight-to-10 parking places along Iron Horse Drive.
The Norfolk City Planning Commission has approved a change in the comprehensive plan and zoning to better match the actual use of property along Highway 35 east of Norfolk. The property, which includes about 10 homes, is currently zoned agricultural and will be changed to single-family residential.
Divers are expected to enter a rushing river in western Nebraska on Thursday to check a submerged object that officials say could be the car that carried two missing teenagers into the water. Officials have been searching for 17-year-old Alexis Wiezorek and 18-year-old Noah Ramos since late Monday night. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says Wiezorek drove around several barricades and then into the swollen South Platte River, which had washed out part of a road on the south side of North Platte. Lincoln County Sheriff Jerome Kramer says searchers using sonar found the submerged object Wednesday near the eroded area of South River Road.
A new program of Nebraska Extension in Madison County is helping students get to college. Associate Extension Educator Leo Gonzales coordinates the Five Star Leadership Program. In its second year, the program has 26 seniors and all are enrolled in college or completing the enrollment process, and many have received scholarships.
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