06-24-2013

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Vickie Bivens, Steve Busskohl, Karen Drahota, Mike Hammond, Herbert Hammond, Shirley Lind, David Tomka, Rebecca Topp, Karen Wolfe, Richard Wright

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sunshine, chance for scattered showers & storms, some may be severe, high 91. Tonight mostly cloudy chance for showers, low 72. Tuesday mix of clouds & sun, slight chance for isolated showers , high 94.

Sports:

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Doc Rivers will be the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers if the NBA approves the rare but not unprecedented trade of an active coach.  A Boston Celtics official told The Associated Press last night that the deal would bring Boston a first-round draft pick in 2015 in compensation for Rivers.  He has three years and $21 million left on his Boston contract.  Rivers took over the Celtics in 2004 in the midst of the longest title drought in franchise history.  The Celtics won the NBA title in 2008, made it to the finals in 2010, but now face a rebuilding program.

 

The College World Series best of three finals get underway this evening at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha at 7:00 as UCLA meets Mississippi State.  The 47-17 Bruins go into tonight having produced just eight runs in their last three games.  The 51-18 Bulldogs have been the best-hitting team at the College World Series, with a .297 average.  UCLA sends 9-3 Adam Plutko to the hill versus Mississippi State’s Trevor Fitts.  Fitts, who doesn't have a decision, will be making only his sixth start of the season in 18 appearances.  Mississippi State will be playing for their first national championship while UCLA will be looking for their first title in baseball.

 

The last time the state's Match Play Championship was conducted at the Columbus Elks Country Club was 2001 when the match play bracket was expanded from 32 golfers to 64.  Pete Godwin of Omaha topped defending champion, Knox Jones of Lincoln in a thrilling 36-hole final.  This year's championship begins today with an 18-hole stroke play qualifier to determine the 63 golfers that will compete in the match play portion.  Tomorrow features first round matches with second and third round matches Wednesday.  Quarterfinals and semifinals are Thursday with a 36-hole Final Friday.  Involved in the competition from Northeast Nebraska include Norfolk’s Lance Lawson, Matt Lenser, & Todd Pospisil. 

 

Local Schedule:  Omaha Storm Chasers at Oklahoma City (Bsbl-7:05).

 

Local Scores:  Holdrege Heat 4 Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 3 (Calvary SB Tourn. At Wahoo); Fremont at Nfk Seniors (Bsbl-Ccd. Rain); Oklahoma City 6 Omaha Storm Chasers 5 (10 Inn.) (Bsbl-Game 1); Omaha Storm Chasers 4 Oklahoma City 3 (Bsbl-Game 2).

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News Briefs:

A Madison man has drowned at Lake North near Columbus. Family members identified the man as 24-year-old Jorge Manuel. Law enforcement officials responded to a 911 call around 8 p.m. Saturday. The Platte County Sheriff's Office had the lake blocked off while the vehicles were on the scene. Officials have not released any information about the drowning.

 

Fire has destroyed a Scribner Grain elevator.  Firefighters from three departments battled a fire that was reported at around 7:30 a.m. Sunday.  Smoke was reported to have been coming from the facility along U.S. Highway 275 on the south edge of downtown Scribner.  By 9 a.m., much of the fire had been knocked down by firefighters from Scribner, Snyder and Hooper. Heavy equipment was brought in to push over portions of the facility.

 

A Niobrara couple faces up to 10 years in prison after a Tyndall, S.D. jury found them guilty of arson. Charles and Kimberly Johnson were found guilty Friday of second-degree arson and reckless burning, both class four felonies. Authorities believe the couple intentionally started a fire in 2010 that destroyed their business, Libby's Steakhouse in Springfield, S.D. The fire also destroyed another downtown business and damaged a third. Sentencing for the Johnsons is set for August 7th. The maximum penalty for a class four felony in South Dakota is 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 find.

 

Nebraska authorities say a 1-year-old girl who was abducted in Chadron on Saturday has been found safe in South Dakota. So police cancelled the statewide Amber Alert that had been issued for the girl named Mystery Brings Plenty. Authorities say the girl was taken Saturday afternoon in Chadron. The alert said the girl might have been with a couple driving to South Dakota, and she was found safe there a few hours later.

 

A Homer man was injured when a train hit his car in Dakota County. Dakota County Sheriff Chris Kleinberg says the crash happened a little after noon Sunday at a crossing just north of Homer. The driver of the car was Tony C. Josta, of rural Homer. Kleinberg says he was flown by helicopter to a Sioux City hospital. Investigators don't know why Josta's car was on the tracks.

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