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06.29.15

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Timothy Brazeal, Mark Love, Robert Prochaska, Ronald Vavak, Kent Warneke 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, ample sunshine, high 89.  Tonight mainly clear, low 62.  Tuesday, a blend of clouds & sun, high 86. 

Sports:

CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00.  Also the home of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that LeBron James will not exercise a $21.6 million option on his contract, making him a free agent on July 1.  The decision was widely expected, but James has no plans to leave Cleveland again.  The decision allows James to sign a new max contract that will pay him more than $22 million next season. 

New York Mets hurler Steven Matz had a record-setting performance in his major league debut yesterday, but he did it with his bat instead of his arm.  He became the first pitcher to collect four RBIs in his first big league game, going 3-3 with a two-run double and a two-run single as the Mets beat Cincinnati 7-2 to complete a sweep of their truncated doubleheader.  The lefty-throwing, right handed-hitting rookie also struck out six while holding the Reds to two runs and five hits in 7 2/3 innings. 

Zach Greinke gave up four hits over 7 2/3 innings to lead the Dodgers to a 2-0 win over Miami.  He lowered his ERA to a major league-leading 1.58 and improved to 6-2 with his first win since May.  Howie Kendrick and Adrian Gonzalez each had RBIs for the National League West-leading Dodgers, who stayed a half-game ahead of San Francisco. 

Bubba Watson won the PGA's Travelers Championship for the second time by sinking an eight-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Paul Casey.  Watson had a final-round 67 for a 16-under total through regulation, but he bogeyed the 17th to allow Casey to force a playoff. Casey fired a 65 that included three birdies and a bogey on his final five holes of regulation. 

The Norfolk Golden Girls 18’s softball team are the champions in the Gold Bracket of the Wahoo Calvary Tournament.  They went 4-1 over the weekend.  On Saturday, the Golden Girls lost their opening contest to JD’s West Point 6-5, edged the Gretna Storm 4-3, and defeated Yutan 7-4.  On Sunday, in tournament play, they routed Wahoo Calvary 14-0 and beat Gretna in the title game 8-3.  The Golden Girls are now 31-10 on the season. 

Local Schedule:  Round Rock at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-12:05). 

Local Scores:  Grand Island U-Save 6-2 Nfk Seniors 1-4 (Bsbl DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 4 Round Rock, TX 0 (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

Motown Records signed The Supremes in 1961 

News Briefs:

The general election is nearly a year and a half away, but some candidates for Nebraska Legislature are already jumping into the 2016 race to replace senators who are slated to leave office. The Nebraska secretary of state's office says it's receiving "a handful of calls a week" from potential candidates asking about filing requirements, deadlines and fees. The Nebraska Legislature will see another round of turnovers in the 2016 election, with 12 of its 49 seats opening because of term limits. Thirteen incumbents will have the chance to seek re-election. 

Omaha police are investigating six weekend shootings that left one man dead and seven other people wounded. The shootings all occurred in northeast Omaha either late Saturday or early Sunday morning. Police Officer Kevin Wiese said 25-year-old Travis Holbert died at Creighton University Medical Center after one of the shootings. 

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says he strongly supports Trade Promotion Authority – or Fast Track – for President Obama. Speaking with WJAG’s Matt Storm, Ricketts said he appreciates the work of Nebraska’s congressional delegation to get the measure through both the House and Senate. 

The Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education has approved hiring of a coordinator for the new career academy program. The coordinator’s salary will be paid through a reVISION grant of $50,000 per year for three years. Superintendent Dr. Jami Jo Thompson is hopeful a coordinator can be hired in the next few months. 

Tomorrow is the last day on the job for Wayne State College President Curt Frye, who's retiring after 30 years at the school.  A public reception to honor Frye will be held tomorrow from 1 to 4 pm at the Kanter Student Center Atrium. 

 Norfolk’s trail system is about to get bigger and better.  Mayor Sue Fuchtman will cut the ribbon Wednesday, officially opening the new section of trail from east of the Nucor Detailing Center on East Omaha Avenue to Veterans Memorial Park.  The ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 to 1.  Nucor Detailing will provide lunches for the first 100 arrivals.   

 Seven state recreation areas in Nebraska plan to allow fireworks for Independence Day celebrations. The Game and Parks Commission says visitors can shoot off fireworks from 8 a.m. until midnight on July 4th only. 

Today's Tickler: 

I took my kid to the fights the other night.  It was the first time he had ever seen ice hockey

 

Posted on Jun 29th, 2015 at 7:42 am

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