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James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Houston Rockets avoided a four-game sweep in the NBA's Western Conference finals by downing the Golden State Warriors 128-115. Harden contributed 17 points in the fourth quarter to help Houston avoid a late collapse and extend the series to a fifth game Wednesday in Oakland. Stephen Curry hit six three-pointers and finished with 23 points despite landing on his head in a nasty spill during the second quarter, causing the league MVP to miss about twelve minutes before returning.
The Chicago Bears have released defensive end Ray McDonald after he was accused of domestic violence and child endangerment in Northern California. It was the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er. Chicago signed McDonald to a one-year contract in late March knowing it was a gamble given his history of legal issues. He was released by the 49ers in December, just a month after the Santa Clara County district attorney's office announced it had declined to file charges against McDonald in a separate domestic violence investigation.
The Anaheim Ducks are up three games to two in the NHL's Western Conference finals after beating Chicago 5-4 on Matt Beleskey's goal 45 seconds into overtime. The Ducks were up 4-2 before Jonathan Toews scored twice in the final 1:50 of regulation. Ryan Kesler and Sami Vatanen each had a goal and an assist for Anaheim, which can close out the series Wednesday in Chicago.
Two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press that Tom Brady's appeal won't be heard by Wednesday's ten-day deadline. The Patriots quarterback is appealing the four-game suspension he received from the NFL for his alleged role in the use of deflated footballs during the AFC championship game. Although the collective bargaining agreement calls for it to be heard within ten days, the league and the players' union can agree on delaying the hearing. The union asked Commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from hearing the appeal because it said he lacked impartiality and would be called as a witness.
Local Schedule: Tacoma at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35).
Local Scores: Omaha Storm Chasers 8 Tacoma 5 (Bsbl).
Congratulations to Class ‘C’ Pole Vault Champion Nathan Boyle of the Norfolk Catholic track & field team!
Benjamin Harrison was president when electric lighting was installed in the White House in 1891
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is ramping up pressure on lawmakers to try to keep them from overriding his promised veto of a death penalty repeal bill. The Republican governor has urged the public to contact their state senator and voice their support for capital punishment. At least 30 votes are needed to override a gubernatorial veto, so Ricketts has to flip at least three. Ricketts says he has argued to several lawmakers that the Nebraskans he talks to overwhelmingly support the death penalty, and prosecutors need it to protect public safety.
Authorities say two people have been injured following a shooting in Fremont. Fremont police say officers were called to a residence Sunday night. They found a man and a woman with gunshot wounds. The man was injured in the hand and the woman was wounded in the arm and chest. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment, but additional information was not available. Authorities say children in the home at the time of the shooting were removed under child protective services. The case remains under investigation. No arrests have been made.
Employees in eight local businesses that sell alcohol have been cited for procuring for a minor after selling liquor to underage buyers. Norfolk Police Captain Don Miller says local officers partnered with Project Extra Mile to conduct alcohol compliance checks in April and May. Miller says on April 16th and May 21st, officers and cooperating individuals under age 21 attempted to purchase alcohol at 61 businesses in Norfolk. Five businesses sold to the minors on April 16th, and three on May 21st. Miller stresses that the vast majority of businesses and employees handled the situation appropriately.
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has announced a third case of avian flu in Dixon County. The department said that testing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed the presence of the bird flu on a farm with 500,000 young hens. The department says the flock will be destroyed, bringing the total number of chickens in the state lost due to the flu to 4 million. Nationwide, the virus that has led to 40 million dead birds - mostly turkeys and egg-laying chickens.
The body of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco will be laid to rest today after a funeral in Omaha and burial services in Council Bluffs. Orozco was shot to death Wednesday by a fugitive who was fatally wounded by another officer. Orozco was 29. She lived in Council Bluffs and was a native of nearby Walnut, Iowa. The funeral is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church at Creighton University. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Council Bluffs.
A sun-drenched crowd of approximately 150 - mostly veterans and their family members - gathered at the Flag Plaza on the east side of the Norfolk Veterans Home Monday for Norfolk’s annual Memorial Day ceremony. Guest speaker, Norfolk Sen. Jim Scheer told the crowd that they’re the reason Americans are able to enjoy the freedoms most of take for granted. The program also included a wreath-laying ceremony and the presentation of the Honor and Remember Flag to the family of Army Sgt. Robert Schlote, who in 2011, died of complications brought on by dysentery, which he contracted while serving in Afghanistan.
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