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After years of trade speculation, Cole Hamels' time in Philadelphia is ending. Two people familiar with the deal say the Phillies have agreed to trade the ace left-hander to the Texas Rangers for a package of prospects. Hamels has a limited no-trade clause but does not have to approve a deal to the Rangers. He would become the first pitcher in major league history traded during a season immediately after throwing a no-hitter when he no-hit the Chicago Cubs on Saturday at Wrigley Field.
Lawyers working with the NFL Players Association have asked United States District Judge David Doty to vacate or at least put on hold Tom Brady's suspension. The Patriots quarterback's lawsuit in the deflated footballs scandal questions whether the league followed its own rules when it suspended the four-time Super Bowl champion The suit filed in U.S. District Court in Minnesota claims the NFL improperly applied its penalties for equipment violations, which call for only a small fine. It also questions Commissioner Roger Goodell's independence when he handed down the punishment and then heard and ruled on Brady's appeal. The lawsuit also says the league can't punish Brady for violating standards that didn't exist.
It didn't take Troy Tulowitzki long to get adjusted to playing for the Toronto Blue Jays. Tulowitzki, who admitted being "blindsided" when the Rockies traded him to Toronto two days ago, homered and had three hits in his Blue Jays debut as Toronto beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2. The five-time All-Star went 3-5 with two doubles and three RBIs. He scored three times. The Blue Jays snapped Philadelphia's five-game winning streak.
Gibbon's Rylee Reinertson took over the 54-hole lead at the 107th Nebraska Amateur Championship at Indian Creek Golf Course in Omaha. Reinertson's third round 71 (-1) on a tough scoring day left him as the only player under-par for the Championship at 215 (-1). Brunswick’s Sam Meuret, who shot 70 yesterday, is at 216 even-par total and in a three way tied for second. Norfolk’s Lance Lawson is at 220 while Laurel’s Mitchell Klooz has shot 224.
Local Schedule: Omaha Storm Chasers at Round Rock, TX (Bsbl-7:05).
Local Scores: Round Rock, TX 5 Omaha Storm Chasers 0 (Bsbl).
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A phone scam has hit the Norfolk area in which business owners and residents are falsely threatened that their electricity will be shut off if they don’t pay their electric bills immediately with pre-paid cards. According to Jeannie Schieffer, NPPD's Public Relations Manager, individuals, posing as NPPD representatives tell customers they’re overdue on their electric bills and must pay up within 20 minutes or be disconnected. Schieffer says customers who receive such a call should NOT make any payment, contact local law enforcement and NPPD’s Customer Care Center at 1-877-ASK-NPPD.
Three recordings released by the Center for Medical Progress show Planned Parenthood executives discussing abortion procedures that spare organs to be used for medical research. Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer is co-sponsoring a bill that would end the federal funding for Planned Parenthood and divert the money to other health organizations that help women.
A report shows that Nebraska public schools have reported eight serious cheating incidents by school personnel during statewide academic testing since 2010. The Nebraska Department of Education report doesn't offer specifics of the incidents, which it describes as security breaches. But it does give examples of what the agency considers a serious breach, including changing a student's answers, directly coaching a student, or providing test answers to a student.
The City of Norfolk and skateboard enthusiasts are working together to renovate the city’s skate park. At a budget review session earlier this week, members of the City Council forwarded $125,000 for consideration in the final budget for the project. City Administrator Shane Weidner says the skateboarders have accepted the challenge of raising another $125,000 to provide enough funds for a concrete-based facility.
The 7th District Probation Office is asking for a half-percent increase in funding for next year from area counties, despite the increasing workload caused by legislative changes. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Madison County Board, Chief Probation Officer Kathryn Liebers asked for a total of $227,966 from the seven counties in the 7th Judicial District, with 64-percent of that coming from Madison County.
Nebraska 1st District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry will meet with his Northeast Nebraska constituents at a series of events Tuesday. Fortenberry will be at the temporary Village Clerk's Office in Pilger at 3 p.m. for an event with the Pilger Redevelopment Committee. He'll hold a town hall meeting at Norfolk’s City Council Chambers beginning at 5 and will take part in a special Utah Beach Higgins Memorial presentation in Columbus at the VFW Post starting at 7.
The men and women who made the Norfolk music scene so special during the 1960s and 70s are back this weekend for the 22nd annual Nebraska Rocks. And this year, in cooperation with the Midwest Barbecuers’ Association, it’s Nebraska Rocks ‘n Ribs. The music starts at the DeVent Center Saturday afternoon at 4 with The Strollers, followed by Jessie Clark, Jim Casey and the Lightnin’ Band, The Smoke Ring, Nobody’s Business and at 9, it’s The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Tickets are $35 and are available at Norfolk Lodge and Suits, both Norfolk HyVee stores and on-line at etix.com.
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