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Skywatch Weather:

Today, overcast, chance for rain showers late, high 44.  Tonight, cloudy with mixed precipitation, low 27.  Thursday, overcast with 1-2” of snow likely, high 28. 


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Authorities in Lincoln will provide an update on their investigation of an alleged rape that happened at the home where Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong and receiver Jordan Westerkamp live.  Lincoln Police and the Lancaster County Attorney will hold a news conference this morning.  Police have said a 20-year-old woman went to a Lincoln hospital on Nov. 15 and said she had been raped.  The woman told police she knows the suspect, and officers contacted that person.  A third player, tight end Trey Foster, was also at the home.  Police have not announced any arrests.  Armstrong declined to comment on the situation Monday.  Nebraska coach Mike Riley said Monday that his team was preparing normally to face third-ranked Iowa on Friday despite the investigations by police and the university. 

Cole Harrington rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns and Brady Przymus threw for a score and ran for another as Columbus Scotus won its first state football title since 1993 with a 32-27 victory over Norfolk Catholic in the Class ‘C-1’ Championship Game at Memorial Stadium yesterday.  The Shamrocks drove 75 yards in 32 seconds late in the second quarter to regain the lead at 19-14 at halftime after the Knights had gone up 14-13 moments earlier.  Jake Bos kicked field goals of 42 and 53 yards, and Harrington's four-yard touchdown made it 32-20 in the middle of the fourth quarter.  David Engelhaupt caught five balls for 161 yards and a touchdown for Norfolk Catholic while rushing for two more.  Teammate Dylan Kautz had 21 carries for 113 yards and Myles Vrbka was 12-18 for 218 yards passing and two touchdowns.  Both teams finish 12-1. 

Local Schedule:  Illinois at Nebraska (VB-7:00); Creighton vs. Massachusetts at Las Vegas, NV (MBB-8:30); Nebraska-Omaha at Northern Colorado at Greeley, CO (MBB-8:00). 

Nebraska High School State Championship Scores:  Millard North 21 Millard West 14 (A); David City Aquinas 36 Oakland/Craig 7 (C-2). 

Local Scores:  NECC 90 Iowa Central CC 78 (WBB); Nebraska 67 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 44 (MBB); Drake 81 Creighton 72 (WBB); Nebraska-Omaha 97 Waldorf 32 (WBB). 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

David Engelhaupt of the Norfolk Catholic football team.


The rooster on the Kellogg’s Cornflakes package is named Cornelius 

News Briefs:

Meters will be required on all irrigation systems in the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District. The NRD Board of Directors voted 8-to-7 Tuesday night to require the meters as a proactive step to better manage groundwater in the district.  Lower Elkhorn General Manager Mike Sousek says a public hearing will be held, probably in January, to work on those rules and regulations. Directors Huntley, Hansen, Loftis, Schultz, Tighe, Shelton, Carlson and Danny Kluthe voted to require meters.  Directors Krueger, Janke, Korth, Otten, Winkelbauer, Beller and Gustafson voted against the proposal. 

A review of Nebraska prison sentences has found that nearly one in four inmates received sentences that were too short or too long because of errors in how the "good time" credit was applied.  The Department of Correctional Services say credits were not appropriately applied for 1,242 of the 5,258 inmates who qualified for the credit. Corrections officials say 724 received credits in error. Of those, 446 that were released early, and six committed a crime during the time they would have been incarcerated. Director Scott Frakes says the prisons now use software to verify sentences. 

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he is walking a tightrope on the issue of allowing Syrian refugees to be resettled in the state. Ricketts told NewsTalk WJAG there is a narrow line between being a welcoming state and a safe state. The governor is encouraging the White House to involve states more in the process of allowing Syrian refugees into this country. 

Norfolk’s new Director of Talent Development and Recruitment understands the employee needs of area industry. Amanda Barfuss says she worked as a temporary employee for Vulcraft Cold Finish and Norfolk Iron and Metal, before being hired full-time at Nucor Steel.  Mark Zimmerer, president and CEO of the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce, says Barfuss will work closely with local schools to encourage students to consider a local career. 

Many Nebraskans will be filling their tanks and heading down the road this week and gasoline prices are the lowest they've been for the Thanksgiving holiday in seven years. Triple-A Nebraska’s Rose White says the statewide average for a gallon of gas is now $2.12 a gallon.  As of Wednesday morning in Norfolk, the price for a gallon of unleaded is $1.99. 

Travel across Nebraska could be difficult on Thanksgiving Day. Van DeWald, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says Nebraskans can expect a mix of snow, rain and freezing rain throughout the day.  That could cause some travel problems in eastern Nebraska. Central Nebraska could also experience freezing rain, while several inches of snow is expected in the western part of the state. 

A full moon and warm fall temperatures greeted families who strolled up and down Norfolk Ave. Tuesday night for the annual Downtown Riverpoint Christmas Festival. Many took advantage of the free horse-drawn carriage rides. Businesses and organizations provided cookies, s'mores, hot chocolate and hot cider, and Grace Community Church offered its traditional chili and cinnamon rolls. And many children got their first chance to talk with Santa.  The evening concluded with the lighting of the downtown Christmas tree. 

Today's Tickler: 

Why is it called “rush hour” when no one is moving?


Posted on Nov 25th, 2015 at 7:39 am

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