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Authorities say a South Dakota man died after collision on Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska.

The crash occurred around 4 p.m. Sunday near the U.S. Highway 281 junction at Grand Island. The Hall County Sheriff's Department says a semitrailer and two passenger vehicles were involved.

The name of the victim and other details about the collision have not been released.


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According to the Grand Island City Council Agenda Mayor Roger G. Steele has submitted the name of Justin Scott for appointment as Councilmember to represent Ward 5.


This vacancy was created when Councilmember Michelle Fitzke moved from the district.


Scott's appointment is pending council approval Tuesday night.



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Nebraska officials say the body of a duck hunter who was thrown into a lake when his boat capsized has been recovered.


The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says conservation officers and rescue divers found the body of 21-year-old Anthony Dush, of Saint Paul, in Sherman County Reservoir around 9 p.m. Friday.


Dush and another hunter were on a duck hunt traveling across the lake in a boat Friday when it capsized, throwing both into the water. The other hunter swam to a nearby cabin and called for help.


Dush was a member of the St. Paul volunteer fire department, an investigation of the incident is ongoing.



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Bass Pro Shops says nearly 120 jobs at its Cabela's operation in Sidney will be relocated to Bass Pro Shops' headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.


The company announced Wednesday that employees who choose not to move to Springfield will be offered severance and outplacement aid.


Company spokesman Jack Wlezien says the relocation is "consistent with the company's long-term commitment to efficiently provide the highest level of service."


It's not clear how many jobs will remain in Sidney. Wlezien didn't immediately return a message Thursday from The Associated Press.


Cabela's once employed around 2,000 people in Sidney before it was bought by Bass Pro Shops. The deal was completed in September 2017.


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 The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) announces the promotion of Trooper Tyler Schmidt to the position of Troop D Captain. Schmidt will be commander for NSP operations for the 27 counties of Troop D, based in North Platte.

“Tyler Schmidt brings a broad leadership background in both the private and public sectors to this important position,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “His systems thinking and people-centered approach will be invaluable to the men and women of Troop D.”

Schmidt, 43, is in his 21st year of law enforcement service, the last nine of which have been with NSP. Prior to joining the Nebraska State Patrol, Schmidt served in the Nebraska Air National Guard 155th Security Police Squadron, the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Police Department, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. He has also worked as the Quality Director for Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege.

“The men and women of Troop D are phenomenal public servants,” said Captain Schmidt. “I’m proud to have spent my entire NSP career in Troop D and look forward to continuing to serve in this new role alongside our dedicated troopers and civilians.”

In his career with NSP, Captain Schmidt has served in the Patrol Division, Carrier Enforcement, and Investigative Services. He has served as a Drug Recognition Expert and instructor for defensive tactics and firearms. Schmidt holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Bellevue and is a graduate of the 220th Session of the FBI National Academy.

Troop D is comprised of 27 counties in North Central through Southwest Nebraska and is headquartered in North Platte.


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Coming up at next Tuesday’s Grand Island City Council meeting Mayor Roger Steele is expected to name a replacement for the vacant Ward 5 seat.


Councilwoman Michelle Fitzke announced her resignation in August after her and her husband purchased a home outside Ward 5.


Four candidates have applied for the position and have been interviewed by Mayor Steele and council members



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The Merrick County Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible police impersonation.


According to the Merrick County Sheriff's office facebook page The reporting party advised that while traveling North on Archer Road near I Road when they observed a vehicle approach his vehicle very quickly.


The individual operating this vehicle activated a red and blue flashing lights in the grill of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then started to honk his horn at the reporting party.


The reporting party was worried about the legitimacy of the attempted traffic stop so they just slowed down but did not stop. The suspect vehicle then came beside the reporting party vehicle for a very short time before turning on a gravel road and proceeded westbound.


The vehicle was described as a Chevy Camaro gray in color, with no license plates.

The driver of the vehicle was described as a white male, late 20s to early 30s, a well groomed beard, wearing a dark colored shirt.


An active investigation is being conducted in an attempt to identify the vehicle and subject operating the vehicle.



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Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) were able to bring a low-speed pursuit to a safe conclusion this afternoon near Gothenburg on Interstate 80.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper observed a Chevrolet Suburban traveling eastbound at about 30 miles per hour near mile marker 190 on I-80. The trooper attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle stopped momentarily, but then continued driving at around 30 to 35 miles per hour.

Troopers pursued the vehicle, attempting to get the driver to stop or exit I-80. As the vehicle continued eastbound, troopers successfully deployed spike strips near mile marker 207. A trooper was then able to perform a tactical vehicle intervention to bring the Suburban to a stop in the median.

Troopers were then able to take the driver into custody and discovered that the driver was possibly experiencing a mental episode. The driver was placed in emergency protective custody.

Interstate 80 was closed for both eastbound and westbound traffic for approximately 45 minutes while troopers responded to the scene. The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska Department of Transportation assisted with traffic control during this incident.


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B-6 (NORTHWEST HIGH) 
Northwest - Aurora - Hastings - York 

C1-8 (COLUMBUS HIGH) 
Central City - Lakeview - St Paul - Boone Central - Scotus 

C2-9 (ADAMS CENTRAL) 
St Cecilia - Doniphan Trumbull - Blue Hill - GICC 








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Grand Island wrestlers finished in second place hosting the A-2 district tournament on Friday & Saturday. GI on the top spot with a score of 189.5. Omaha Burke with a score at 179.0 was in second place and Gretna finished third with a score of 141.0. North Platte fourth, Omaha North 5th, Lincoln Southwest 6th, South Sioux City 7th, and Lincoln Northstar 8th. 

A-2 DISTRICT RESULTS





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Classes A, B, and C district wrestling results. CLICK HERE



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Lincoln, Neb. - A decisive 21-5 second half run lifted Wisconsin to a 81-64 victory over Nebraska Saturday afternoon  

The Huskers trailed 39-38 at halftime and led 43-41 after Kevin Cross' 3-pointer with 18:28 remaining. From there, Wisconsin took control, as D'Mitirk Trice hit three of his five 3-pointers in the spurt, pushing the Badger lead to 17 before Thorir Thorbjarnarson's 3-pointer ended the Badger run . 

Nebraska chipped away at the deficit, pulling to within 10 with just under eight minutes remaining. The Huskers had two open looks on the next two possessions, but could not pull any closer before Wisconsin ran off eight straight points, including a pair of 3-point from Brad Davision to push the lead back to 18 with just over five minutes remaining.

  Senior guard Haanif Cheatham reached double figures for the 17th time this season leading the Huskers with 17 points. Dachon Burke would add 10 for the Huskers, while Cam Mack flirted with a triple double, finishing with  eight points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Yvan Ouedraego would have a solid game coming off the bench for the Huskers with eight points and 10 rebounds.
For the Badgers, Davison tied his career high of 30 points and also tied a school record for the three-pointers made in a game with eight. Davison is the only Big Ten player to have made eight three-pointers in a conference game this year. Micah Potter added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Badgers (15-10, 8-6) off the bench.  

The Huskers (7-18, 2-12) will return to Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday night when they host Michigan State. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and the will be carried on the Learfield IMG College Husker Sports Network.





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(WOMEN'S GAME) - The North Platte Community College Knights women’s basketball team came out on top Saturday after beating Trinidad State Junior College 71-65 in the Knights Court.

Ashley Hassett, of Hershey, led the team in scoring with 17 points. Janay Brauer, of Sidney, contributed 15 points and Emily Joseph, of St. Petersburg, Fla., put up 11.

“I thought we showed a lot of fight and resiliency after losing a 17-point lead,” said Jeff Thurman, head coach. “Our student-athletes battled today - proud of them.”

The win bumps the Knights up to 10-17 for the season.

The Knights play Lamar Community College next. That game is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday in the McDonald-Belton Gymnasium on NPCC’s south campus, 601 W. State Farm Rd.

The game is designated as Sophomore Night. Sophomores and their families will be recognized prior to the game.

Free admission will be granted to anyone who provides a book for the Sigma Kappa Delta book drive for Richard Young Behavioral Health in Kearney. A collection box will be set up at the door to the game. New or gently used young adult books with positive themes will be accepted.

(MENS GAME)- The North Platte Community College Knights men’s basketball team pulled out a three-point win over Trinidad State Junior College Saturday in the Knights’ second home game in two days.

The final score was 68-65.

Three players each scored 17 points for NPCC. They were Courtney Murrell, of Plano, Texas, DaVonte Tharpe, of Macon, Ga. and Luke Christen, of Anselmo.

The Knights are now 7-16 on their overall season record.

The Knights will play Lamar Community College next. That game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the McDonald-Belton Gymnasium on NPCC’s south campus, 601 W. State Farm Rd.

The game is designated as Sophomore Night. Sophomores and their families will be recognized prior to the game.

Free admission will be granted to anyone who provides a book for the Sigma Kappa Delta book drive for Richard Young Behavioral Health in Kearney. A collection box will be set up at the door to the game. New or gently used young adult books with positive themes will be accepted.




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(WOMEN'S GAME) - The North Platte Community College Knights women’s basketball team played hard, but it wasn’t quite enough on Friday.

Ultimately, Otero Junior College came out on top with an 86 to 60 win over NPCC on the Knights’ home court. NPCC is now 9-17 on its overall season record.

NPCC’s Emily Joseph, of St. Petersburg, Fla., scored 20 points during the game, followed by Ashley Hassett, of Hershey, with 13 points.

(MENS GAME) - It was a white-knuckle battle all the way to the end.

The North Platte Community College Knights men’s basketball team took on Otero Junior College in the McDonald-Belton Gymnasium Friday night and lost by just one point. 

The final score was 67-66. The Knights are now 6-16 on their overall season record.

Courtney Murrell, of Plano, Texas, led the Knights in scoring with 18 points. DaVonte Tharpe, of Macon, Ga., added 14 points, and Luke Christen, of Anselmo, posted 12.






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Kearney, Neb. – Junior guard Jake Walker tallied 25 points, tying a season-high, and senior forward Morgan Soucie scored 24 to help Nebraska-Kearney beat Central Missouri, 78-74, Saturday evening in Warrensburg.  

The Lopers (15-9, 9-6) won its fourth road game of the year despite the loss of Bellevue senior forward AJ Jackson (14.3 points & 4.2 rebounds per game) who was injured in Thursday's loss at Lincoln. He had scored 20 points in three of the last four games.

"I'm extremely proud of them. We were obviously short-handed without AJ … he's kind of our emotional leader and to not have him out there was tough," UNK head coach Kevin Lofton said. "We needed to find a way to get it done and we did."

In a back and forth game that featured 11 ties and 12 lead changes, UNK erased a six-point second half deficit thanks to a 12-4 run. Walker (Centerville, Utah) hit two threes in this stretch with a layup by Soucie (Osawatomie, Kan.) making it 63-61 with 5:26 remaining.

The Lopers didn't trail again but the Mules, who went 10 of 19 from behind arc, hung around and forced UNK to make some free throws. Texas senior lefty Chase Winchester did just that, going 4 of 4 at the line in the final 23 seconds. He also made a layup at the 1:59 mark to push the Kearney lead to three at 72-69.

"We had to be gritty, play hard, play smart and play together. No one guy was going to do it … everyone had to find a way to pitch in," Lofton said.  "We had one true big on the floor and they didn't beat us on the boards. We played winning basketball for the most part."

Having seven fewer turnovers than the Mules (9-15, 4-11), UNK went 9 of 11 at the line in the second half and won despite UCM shooting 54% (26 of 48) from the field.

 

Walker went 6 of 10 from three-point land and also made five of six free throws. His fifth 20-point game of the year, he had 25 in last Saturday's win over Newman. Next Soucie made 9 of 16 shots and fell a rebound shy of a double double with Winchester going all 40 minutes and providing 11 points, two boards, one assist and no turnovers.
 
UCM had three starters and reserve in double figures including Omaha redshirt freshman Shae Wyatt (10). He also is a standout wide receiver in on the Mule football team.

The Lopers host Rogers State and Northeastern State next weekend.




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Kearney, Neb. – Seniors Morgan Fleming and Megan Skaggs combined for 45 points and No. 16/24 Central Missouri sunk 27 of 28 free throws to beat No. 22/25 Nebraska-Kearney, 75-65, Saturday afternoon in Warrensburg.

This battle for first place in the MIAA standings was the only meeting between the Jennies (20-4, 14-1) and Lopers (23-3, 12-3) this season. UNK sees an 11-game win streak come to an end and falls to 1-8 all-time vs. UCM.

“It was a one-point game early in the fourth. I didn’t think it was our effort or the ability to play hard. It comes down to make plays at the right time and they made some timely ones,” UNK assistant coach Devin Eighmey said. “They have two outstanding seniors and they carried them in the fourth.”

On “Senior Day” it was fitting Fleming and Skaggs carried the Jennies to victory. Each played 36 minutes with Fleming tallying a game-high 24 points (11 of 12 FT’s) and grabbing eight boards while Skaggs ended with 21 points (11 of 11 FT’s), six rebounds and three steals. The pair, combining for 22 fourth quarter points, helped UCM go 19 of 19 at the line over the final 10 minutes.

Crofton junior guard Kelsey Sanger nailed a three with 7:22 remaining to make it just a two-point deficit, 47-45. However UCM responded with an 18-4 run over the next four minutes to salt things away. This key stretch featured three of the Jennies eight made threes with Skaggs and Fleming each hitting one. UNK hit four threes in the final three minutes to make things a bit interesting but UCM, a 75% free throw shooting team, didn’t miss at the line.  

“We had our chances. When we had a three-point in the first half it should’ve been five or seven. We took five more shots than they did but we missed a few around the basket. Their length did cause some problems,” Eighmey said. “Offensively we kept our heads down at times and missed some open people.”

The Lopers were out rebounded by just two and shot 42% from the field. Making seven of 14 free throws, UNK almost got a double double from Elkhorn sophomore post Brooke Carlson (15 pts., nine rebs.) while South Dakota sophomore Klaire Kirsch (12 rebs., 10 pts.) did record her third double double of the winter. Eight others scored including six points apiece by reserves Elisa Backes (Salina, Kan.) and Madison Dreckman (Le Mars, Ia.).

Besides Skaggs and Fleming UCM got nine points, five assists and three steals from junior guard Gigi McAtee.

UNK hosts Rogers State and Northeastern State next week.





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Waco, Texas – The Nebraska baseball team (1-1) fell to Baylor, 8-7, on a walk-off single in the 10th inning at Baylor Ballpark on Saturday afternoon, setting up a rubber match between the former conference foes on Sunday.

Relief pitcher Max Schreiber threw a career-high 5.0 scoreless innings and recorded a career-high six strikeouts after starter Colby Gomes (2.0 innings) and Caleb Feekin (1.0) pitched the first three frames for the Big Red. Shay Schanaman took the loss after allowing two runs in 1.1 innings of work.

In the opening frame, Cam Chick slugged a leadoff home run to right field, his fifth career home run. Aaron Palensky managed a one-out walk, but a double play ended the inning. Baylor tied the score at 1-1 with a run of its own in the bottom half. The Bears produced back-to-back one-out doubles, but left the second runner stranded at third.

The Huskers went down in order in the top of the second. The Bears took their first lead of the series with two runs in the bottom of the second to make the score 3-1. Each of BU’s first three batters reached base with two singles and a walk. Tre Richardson laced a two-out triple to drive in one run before a flyout ended the frame.

Joe Acker hit a one-out single in the top of the third and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Spencer Schwellenbach reached on a wild pitch with two outs, but he and Acker were left stranded at the corners. In the bottom of the third, Baylor’s Nick Loftin and Andy Thomas smacked back-to-back home runs to extend its lead to 5-1. The Bears left two runners stranded in the inning.

In the top of the fourth, all three Husker hitters were retired. Baylor added a run in the bottom of the fourth to extend the lead to 6-1. The first two Bears reached base via walk and base hit before two groundouts and a strikeout ended the inning and left one on base.

Nebraska plated five runs in the top of the fifth to tie the game at 6-6. After a leadoff groundout, each of the next seven batters reached base. Ty Roseberry singled before Acker was hit-by-pitch and Chick singled to load the bases. Palensky smashed a grand slam to drive in each of them and tie the game. Roskam doubled and Leighton Banjoff drew a walk, but a double play ended the frame for the Big Red. In the bottom of the fifth, the Bears managed two baserunners but couldn’t score.

Roseberry blasted a solo home run in the top of the sixth to give NU a 7-6 lead. In the bottom half of the frame, Baylor left two runners stranded in a scoreless inning.

Roskam drew a two-out walk in the top of the seventh, but remained stranded as the other three Husker batters were retired. The Bears managed one baserunner via hit-by-pitch, but Schreiber struck out two and forced a groundout.

Hagge managed a single in the top of the eighth, but NU couldn’t bring him in. Schreiber allowed one walk in the bottom of the eighth, but he retired the other three Bear batters during the inning.

In the top of the ninth, Spencer Schwellenbach hit a one-out single, but was caught stealing after a flyout. In the bottom of the ninth, Baylor scored one run to send the game into extra innings. A leadoff walk followed by a single and a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third. BU’s run scored on a groundout, but the Bears left the go-ahead run stranded at third.

The Huskers went down in order in the top of the 10th. Baylor’s leadoff batter in the 10th doubled and was driven home when Chase Wehsener delivered the walk-off hit with one out.

The Huskers and Bears wrap up their series on Sunday, starting at 1 p.m. (CT). Fans can watch the game online via ESPN+ or listen to the Learfield IMG College Husker Sports Network.




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