Radio Review

09.18.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Larry Blackman, Mark Bonk, Gary Bretschneider, Doug Ketter

Skywatch Weather:

Today overcast skies, high 74, tonight partly cloudy with lows approaching 63. Friday mostly sunny, with some cloud cover, high 86.

Sports:

ESPN Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 5:00 PM; Sat & Sun at 4:00.  Also the home of Kansas City Royals baseball!

The Los Angeles Angels have clinched their first American League West title as C.J. Wilson retired his first 14 batters and combined with two relievers on a one-hitter in a 5-0 shutout of Seattle.  C.J. Cron smacked a three-run homer in the Angels' five-run seventh.  They actually wrapped up the division when Oakland blew a 1-0 lead in the ninth inning of a 6-1 loss to Texas. 

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection with two fights at his home in late July involving a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child.  The Cardinals say they became aware of the situation yesterday and are cooperating with the investigation.  Dwyer has been deactivated from all team functions.

The ninth ranked Nebraska volleyball team rallied from a slow start to defeat the Creighton Bluejays 3-1 in the first meeting between the teams since 2011 before over 8,000 fans at the Bob Devaney Sports Center last night.  Scores of the match had the Huskers winning 21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20.  Nebraska improved to 6-2 with their sixth straight win while Creighton fell to 6-4.  Kadie Rolfzen led the Huskers with a season-high 16 kills and added ten digs and five blocks.  Creighton's Kelli Browning had 17 kills and hit .400 on the night. 

Local Schedule:  David City High at Nfk Cath (FB-7:00); Millard South at Nfk High (SB-6:45); Nfk Cath vs. Stanton-6:30; vs. Boone Central/Newman Grove-7:30 (Boone Central/Newman Grove VB Tri.); LHNE at Hartington CC (VB-7:30); Nfk Cath & LHNE at Columbus Scotus Inv. (CC-4:30); Nfk High at Millard North Inv. (B. Tenn.-8:30 AM); Crofton at Nfk Cath (GG Dual-4:00). 

Friday Night:  The 3-0 Norfolk Panther football team visit 2-1 Lincoln East at Seacrest Field at 8:00.  Pregame coverage at 7:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  Also, 3-0 Pierce is at 2-1 Columbus Scotus at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com. 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00, live from Hy-Vee West.  Get the lowdown with the coaches.

Local Scores:  NECC 25-25-21-25 Ellsworth CC, IA 16-21-25-22 (VB).

Kwifax:

62% of us have a household pet

News Briefs:

A man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a man in Norfolk, following a second trial in the case. Judge James Kube announced his decision Wednesday in Madison County District Court at the end of a short trial for 24-year-old De'Aris Trice. Sentencing has been set for Nov. 21. Trice was convicted of the same charge following the death of 27-year-old Timothy Warren in December 2010. He was sentenced to between 40 years and life in prison. But the Nebraska Supreme Court overturned the conviction in July 2013, saying it found fault in an instruction given to jurors. Kube said the state met the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt to convict Trice a second time.

A judge has dismissed a legal challenge to the placement of Mike Foley's name on the November ballot as the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. Judge Lori Maret denied the challenge by Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Mark Elworth Jr. He had asked the court to require that the state certify Lavon Heidemann as the Republican lieutenant governor candidate. Elworth cited a law that says the last day for a candidate nominated in the primary election to withdraw is Sept. 1. Heidemann withdrew as Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts' running mate on Sept. 9, more than a week after that deadline, after a judge granted Heidemann's sister a protective order against him. Ricketts then selected Foley as his running mate. 

Six Northeast Nebraska communities will receive Community Development Block Grant funding for public works projects. Gov. Dave Heineman Wednesday awarded $1.7 million to eight Nebraska communities. In Madison County, Newman Grove will receive $250,000 for street, sidewalk and storm sewer improvements. The communities of Plainview, Scribner, South Sioux City and Wakefield will also each receive $250,000. Howells will receive $93,000 to improve streets. Peru and Phillips will also redeive CDBG funding for community projects. All CDBG grants require matching money from the local communities.

Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer applauded the Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday for heeding her request to extend the public comment period on the agency's proposed rule to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. Fischer, a Republican and North Dakota Democratic Senator Heide Heitkamp led a bipartisan group of 53 senators last week, urging the EPA to allow additional time to all stakeholders to fully review and offer comments on the agency's new propsal. "Nebraskans would be disproportionately impacted by the rule," said Fischer, "and it is extremely important that these effects are well analyzed and that the concerns of stakeholders can be communicated and considered."

 Gov. Dave Heineman says he's received budget requests from virtually every agency in state government, but he's waiting for one straggler: the Nebraska Legislature. Heineman criticized lawmakers for missing Monday's statutory deadline to submit a request for operating expenses, including salaries and benefits. Heineman says his office hasn't received anything from the Legislature's Executive Board, which has scheduled a meeting Friday to approve its request.

 The folks at St. John’s Lutheran Church don’t care whether you say Nor-FOLK or Nor-FORK,, because this Sunday, they have both. St. John’s associate pastor, Rev. Justin Wiese says this is the fourth annual “Folks and Forks.” Wiese says he’ll host the “folks” portion of the event, a talk-show-like program, with the Northeast Area Jazz Ensemble, and special guest, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Nebraska Synod Bishop Brian Maas. That's followed by the "forks" portion: pie from First Choice Catering and frozen custard from Culver’s. Wiese says more than 100 silent auction items will be up for bid with the funds raised going to support the Nebraska Lutheran Campus Ministry in Norfolk. Admission is free. “Folks and Forks” begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk.

Today's Tickler:

He’s having a bad hair day.  The right one keeps getting tangled with the left.

Posted on Sep 18th, 2014 at 8:08 am

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