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Florida State has dismissed freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson from the team on the same day that prosecutors released video showing him punching a woman at a bar. In a statement yesterday, coach Jimbo Fisher announced Johnson's immediate dismissal. The quarterback had been suspended after the June 24 assault. Johnson has been charged with misdemeanor battery.
Creighton and Nebraska are in the top ten nationally in 2014-15 men's college basketball attendance. The NCAA said yesterday Creighton ranked sixth with an average crowd of 17,048 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Nebraska ranked tenth with an average crowd of 15,569 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. Husker fans helped the Big Ten lead the nation in conference attendance for the 39th straight year. Big Ten games drew an average of 12,781. Creighton's league, the Big East, was sixth in conference attendance with 9,853 a game. Syracuse led the nation in attendance for the second year in a row, at 23,854 a game. Kentucky was second, at 23,572.
Nebraska wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El was named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list announced yesterday. As a freshman, he ranked second nationally in punt returns, averaging 17.5 yards per return to garner second-team All-America honors. Pierson-El led the country with 596 return yards and tied for the national lead with three punt returns for scores. He was a two-time Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week and won the Jet Award for the returner of the year. Pierson-El is one of seven Big Ten players in the initial 44-player watch list.
Lincoln native Jack Sock and Canadian doubles partner Vasek Pospisil were unable to defend their Wimbledon crown yesterday, falling in the third round of competition. The Omaha World Herald reports that the third-seeded doubles duo, Sock and Pospisil dropped the match in five sets, falling 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 3-6, 8-6 to Jamie Murray of Britain and John Peers of Australia. The loss ends Sock's tournament at Wimbledon. At this time last year, Sock and Pospisil had just become playing partners when they made their unlikely run through the bracket. They defeated the second, fifth and eighth seeds before outlasting top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan in a five-set match that lasted more than three hours.
Local Schedule: Omaha Storm Chasers at Oklahoma City (Bsbl-7:05).
Local Scores: Omaha Storm Chasers 10 Oklahoma City 7 (Bsbl).
Dick Button becomes the 1st world figure skating champion from the U.S. in 1948
After more than two years of discussions, the Norfolk City Council voted 7-1 last night to proceed with transferring the city auditorium to the Norfolk Family YMCA. The ordinance, passed only on the first of three readings last night, does not set out the terms of the sale. A formal purchase agreement will be prepared before the second of three votes is held. That vote is tentatively scheduled for July 20th.
Omaha police have arrested two teenagers in connection with a fatal shooting last week, and they're still looking for a 12-year-old suspect. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says the two suspects in custody in connection with the June 29 shooting are 15 and 17 years old. Thirty-one-year-old Jamymell Ray died after the shooting that took place, and a 30-year-old man was wounded but he was released from the hospital the following day. The two men were driving near a northeast Omaha park when they were shot.
"Nebraskans for the Death Penalty" continue to collect signatures to put the issue to the vote of the people. Elkhorn State Senator Beau McCoy is a co-chair of the group and says there is still a ways to go to collect the 57,000 signatures to get the issue on the ballot. He says if you have not yet been approached by a petitioner you likely soon will as they get ready to hit the county fairs and other summer events throughout the state. In Norfolk, petition signatures are being collected in the building at 1120 S. 13th Street from 3 until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Bicycles, push mowers, tools, game systems and more will be offered for sale at 5 p.m. Thursday evening behind the Norfolk Police Division at 202 N. 7th Street. Norfolk City Property Officer Julie Knutson says the items have been turned into the police and not claimed by their owners, and she says the majority are bicycles. Knutson says items will be available for inspection about an hour before the auction.
The American Red Cross routinely faces a shortage of blood donations over the 4th of July holiday as regular donors are often traveling and organizations that host blood drives take breaks. The regular Tuesday blood drive is scheduled for 11:30 to 5:30 at the Red Cross Blood Collection Center at 2612 Norfolk Ave. To find a blood drive near you, call 1-800-RED CROSS.
The entry from Northern Heights Baptist Church was named the winner of the Grand Marshal’s Prize in Saturday’s Norfolk Odd Fellows 4th of July Parade. Other winners of recognition included the Norfolk Lions Club, the New Skate Park Organization, AYSO soccer and Cub Scout Pack 165. Special recognition was also given to the Christ Lutheran Junior High Band.
This is “the best week in July” as the Madison County Fair begins today on the fairgrounds in Madison. Entertainment includes three nights of MidStates Championship Rodeo and concerts by Lee Brice and Big and Rich. There is no gate admission or parking fee, and a limited number of tickets are still available for the grandstand events.
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