Radio Review 07.30.31

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Today, partial sun develops, patchy fog possible, high 81.  Tonight, partly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 66.  Wednesday, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 83.



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The Detroit Tigers hope they've acquired a key part of the puzzle they need to reach the post season.  In a trade with Houston, the Tigers picked up reliever Jose Veras, who has 19 saves, an earned run average of 2.93 and a record of 0-4.  The right-hander has struck out 44 in 43 innings with only 14 walks.  In return, the Astros are getting minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named.  The Tigers have had issues with their bullpen all season.


Investigators are searching in and around a lake in Aaron Hernandez hometown.  A spokesman for the Bristol County, Connecticut district attorney's office hasn't commented on the reason for the search.  Hernandez, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, is charged with murder in the June shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-pro football player whose body was found about a mile from Hernandez's home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts.  The ex-player's attorneys call the case against him circumstantial.  Authorities believe Lloyd was killed with a .45-caliber Glock, which hasn't been recovered.


Day three of the Class ‘C’ American Legion Baseball State Tournament was held yesterday at O’Neill.  St. Paul eliminated David City 10-6, Malcolm ended Hartington’s season 7-2, and Pender outlasted Sutton in eight innings 7-4.  Action today has St. Paul playing Sutton in a 5:00 elimination game and Pender facing Malcolm at 8:00.


Brian Csipkes of Gretna fired 2-under-par 70 to take the first-round lead at the 105th Nebraska Amateur after a rainy Monday at ArborLinks Golf Course.  Csipkes and Rory Doll of Lincoln managed the only subpar rounds of the day, with Doll posting 71.  Concerning area golfers, Homer’s Mitchell Holgate shot 78, Laurel’s Mitchell Klooz & Brunswick’s Sam Meuret carded an 80, Norfolk’s Alex Strom put up an 83, West Point’s Steve Blocher shot 84, and Riley Meuret carded an 89.  Today’s second round starts at 7:30 AM.  The third round is set for tomorrow and the final round will be contested on Thursday.


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News Briefs:

A low-flying helicopter will be seen over northern Colfax County early next week, conducting tests for the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District. Last year, residents in the Clarkson-Howells area reported wells losing water pressure or not pumping at all.  NRD Water Resources Manager Rick Wozniak says the Elkhorn River basin continues to be a difficult system to completely understand and little geologic information exists for northern Colfax County. The helicopter has an array of instruments that "see" hundreds of feet underground, and will provide the information needed to develop maps of the area's geology.


The Legislature's Tax Modernization Committee is holding meetings across the state, including one in Norfolk later this year. Governor Dave Heineman encourages Nebraskans to share their opinions with committee members. Heineman says the state's income tax is the 36th highest in the nation and needs to be lowered to make the state more competitive. The Tax Modernization Committee in Norfolk is scheduled for Thursday, September 26th from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Northeast Community College's Lifelong Learning Center.


Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns is co-sponsoring legislation to keep the Environmental Protection Agency from releasing any more personal information on farmers and ranchers. Johanns says the EPA has already released names, addresses and phone numbers of 80,000 producers across the country - including 3,500 Nebraskans - to individuals and groups that have, according to Johanns, anti-ag agendas. 


U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says farmers and ranchers in Nebraska and nationwide will be hard-hit if immigration reform isn't passed by Congress. The immigration reform plan that recently cleared the U.S. Senate would grant legal resident status to current farm workers who entered the country illegally. Backers say a separate guest worker program outlined in the bill will increase the flow of temporary farm workers into the U.S. A recent survey found that 77 percent of all agricultural workers in the U.S. were born in another country.


Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger was injured in a rollover accident early Monday morning while answering a call east of Norfolk. Unger was attempting to get into position to deploy a tire deflation device and lost control of his patrol unit on a county road. The sheriff was trapped in his vehicle and had to be extricated by Stanton Fire and Rescue. He was taken to Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk where he was treated and released for a possible neck injury.


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