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This past December GI Family Radio filed a lawsuit against the Nebraska State Fair for violating Nebraska's Open Meetings Act as well as public records requests. Last month the board filed a response saying that because the board is a private corporation, both the open meetings rules and public records request compliance doesn't apply.The State Fair Board meets Friday February 14th in Lincoln. GI Family Radio CEO Alan Usher joined KRGI News.

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A Hastings man initially charged with murder has been given 38 to 40 years in prison. Adams County District Court records say 21-year-old Deante Mullen was sentenced Tuesday. He'd pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and being an accessory to a felony after prosecutors dropped the murder charge. Prosecutors have said Mullen and another man, Daniel Harden, tried to rob Jose Hansen on Sept. 11, 2017, and Hansen was shot in the back. Harden was acquitted of murder and weapons charges but convicted of robbery conspiracy. He was sentenced in January to 40 to 44 years. 

The Northwest school board held their monthly meeting last night that drew special attention to many with the item agenda posted to close Chapman school. Last Monday the board held a special meeting hearing public comments. After public comment last night, each board member spoke  on their own behalf on how they felt about the matter if the district needed to go forward eliminating the Chapman as one of the feeder schools. 

Chapman currently has 68 total students. 42 of which are resident students, with 26 being option students. With the closure of Chapman, Northwest will now have three feeder schools including 1-R, Cedar Hollow, and St Libory.

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Robert Keith Hopkins, age 39, of Central City, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with production of child pornography on or about December 9, 2019.  The offense carries a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence and a maximum possible penalty of 30 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $50,000 additional special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with possession of child pornography on or about December 17, 2019.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $17,000 additional special assessment.    


January 28, 2020 (McCook, Neb.) An inmate was apprehended shortly after jumping the fence at the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) in McCook this morning. The escape occurred just before 9:30 a.m. Ryan Lykens #76263 (37) was taken into custody near the facility around 45 minutes later.

Staff members noticed that razor wire along the fence line at the facility had been pushed aside and followed tracks in the snow to a nearby canyon. While Lykens moved through the canyon, staff members from WEC continued their search. When they found him, he refused multiple directives to stop and surrender. Staff members then deployed chemicals (oleoresin capsicum) to gain his compliance. Shortly thereafter, deputies arrived on the scene and took Lykens into custody.

Lykens was taken to an area urgent care facility for stitches resulting from an injury he received during the escape. Two staff members received scrapes and bruises when they accidentally ran into a snow-covered fence during the search.

Lykens is currently sentenced on charges out of Dodge County including possession of a deadly weapon, terroristic threats and domestic assault. He has a tentative release date of October 31, 2020. In April 2019, Lykens was released on parole. In December he violated his parole and was returned to the custody of NDCS.

Lykens will be moved to the Red Willow County jail. Authorities will determine if he will face additional charges resulting from the escape.

The Work Ethic Camp is a minimum security facility. Inmates are able to work in the community with intermittent supervision.



The Furnas Co Sheriff's Dept is still in efforts to locate Larry Hardenbrook. 78 years old, 6-1 tall and 190 lbs. If you have any information about Mr. Hardenbrook please call 911 or the Furnas Co Sheriff's Dept at 308-268-2245.


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Lincoln - Leigha Brown scored a game-high 20 points to lead four Huskers in double figures as the Nebraska women's basketball team rolled to a 75-58 win over Penn State on Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The Huskers improved to 16-9 overall and 6-8 in the Big Ten behind a late run to end the first half and their best offensive third quarter of the season to take control and never look back. Penn State slipped to 7-18 overall and 1-13 in the conference.

While Brown led all scorers with 20 points to go along with six rebounds and three assists in a strong all-around performance, fellow sophomore Ashtyn Veerbeek added 12 points, four rebounds and two steals to help the Huskers inside. Sophomore Sam Haiby pitched in 10 points, four rebounds and four assists, while freshman forward Isabelle Bourne contributed 11 points and four rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench.

After trailing for much of the first half, Nebraska closed the second quarter on an 8-0 run in the final 2:30. The Huskers got their final two points on a pair of free throws by Hannah Whitish with 6.3 seconds left, after she was fouled on a defensive rebound by PSU's Siyeh Frazier - her third foul of the game. Whitish finished with five points on the night.

Nebraska went to halftime with a 32-31 lead despite going just 10-for-29 from the field (.345). Penn State not only out-shot the Big Red (.371), the Lady Lions also hit 5-of-14 threes. The Huskers went 3-for-7 from long range and hit 9-of-10 free throws while Penn State did not attempt a free throw. NU out-rebounded PSU 21-20 and won the first-half turnover battle, 7-6.

Veerbeek led all scorers with 10 first-half points , while Brown added six points despite being strapped with her second foul early in the second quarter. Haiby also faced foul trouble early in the second quarter.

Shay Hagans led Penn State with eight first-half points, all in the opening quarter, before being whistled for her second foul in the first minute of the second quarter. Fellow freshman Makenna Marissa, who led PSU on the night with 15 points, added seven points in the half. A third freshman, Anna Camden, contributed six of her nine points in the opening half on a pair of threes. Those three first-year Lady Lions combined for all five of the Penn State three-pointers (5-8). They also combined for all eight of PSU's threes in the game. After going 4-for-7 from long range in the first quarter, the Lady Lions went just 4-for-22 the rest of the way. 

In the second half, Nebraska erupted for a season-high 26 points in the third quarter while holding Penn State to just 12. The Huskers hit 11-of-14 shots from the floor in the quarter, including nine straight shots to surge to a 15-point lead at the end of 30 minutes.

Penn State trimmed the margin to 12 early in the fourth quarter and Husker center Kate Cain, who contributed six points, eight rebounds, six blocks and a steal in the game, was whistled for her fourth foul. But Bourne erupted for seven of NU's next nine points in a span of less than two minutes to end any Lady Lion hopes of a comeback by pushing the lead to 69-48 with 6:19 left.

On the defensive end, Nebraska blocked four shots in the fourth period without Cain on the floor to match its season high with 12 blocks in the game.

For the game, Nebraska hit 46.6 percent (27-58) of its field goal attempts, including 50 percent (6-12) of its threes. The Huskers hit just 1-of-5 threes in the first quarter, then went 5-for-7 the rest of the game. NU also went a solid 15-for-17 (.882) at the free throw line and won the rebounding battle, 42-37. The two teams each committed 13 turnovers. 

Nebraska held Penn State to just 31.9 percent (22-69) shooting for the game, including 27.6 percent (8-29) from long range. The Lady Lions did go 6-for-6 at the line.

The Huskers return to Big Ten road action this weekend by traveling to Evanston, Ill., to take on No. 19 Northwestern. Tip-off between Nebraska and the Wildcats from Welsh-Ryan Arena is set for 2 p.m (CT). Live radio coverage will be provided by the Husker Sports Network.


Nebraska announced several additions to future football schedules today, highlighted by a home-and-home series with long-time Big Eight and Big 12 foe Oklahoma State.


Oklahoma State will travel to Memorial Stadium on Sept. 16, 2034, with Nebraska returning the game in Stillwater on Sept. 15, 2035.


In addition to the home-and-home series with Oklahoma State, Nebraska also announced a date change for a future game with South Dakota State, two newly scheduled games with UTEP and single games against Louisiana-Monroe and Ohio.


“The first time Scott Frost and I sat down to discuss scheduling philosophy, we both shared a goal of making an effort to play former conference opponents,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “It is exciting to add Oklahoma State to our football schedule, and we will continue to explore additional opportunities for games in our part of the country.


“The Big Ten schedule gives our fans the opportunity to visit some of the nation’s best college football environments, but the reality is many of those places are a long way from Nebraska. Games against schools like Oklahoma State, Colorado and Oklahoma are driveable and affordable trips for Husker fans.”


Nebraska leads the all-time series with Oklahoma State 37-5-1, winning the most recent matchup in Stillwater in 2010. The matchups with the Cowboys give Nebraska eight games on future schedules against former Big Eight/Big 12 schools.  Nebraska plays Oklahoma in 2021 and 2022 and again in 2029 and 2030. The Huskers will play Colorado in 2023 and 2024, after a home-and-home series with the Buffs in 2018 and 2019.


The games with UTEP, Louisiana-Monroe and Ohio will be the first-ever for Nebraska against each of those schools. The Huskers have a notable tie to Ohio, with the Bobcats led by former Husker head coach and player Frank Solich, who is entering his 16th season as Ohio’s coach in 2020. The date change with South Dakota State moves the second game in a three-game contract which was originally scheduled for 2024 to Sept. 7, 2030.


Nebraska Football Schedule Additions

·         Oklahoma State: Sept. 16, 2034 in Lincoln; Sept. 15, 2035 in Stillwater

·         South Dakota State: Sept. 7, 2030 in Lincoln, replaces game previously scheduled for Aug. 31, 2024 in Lincoln; Nebraska also hosts South Dakota State in 2020 and 2028

·         UTEP: Aug. 31, 2024 and Sept. 2, 2028, in Lincoln

·         Louisiana-Monroe: Oct. 18, 2025, in Lincoln

·         Ohio: Sept. 5, 2026, in Lincoln

The announcements complete Nebraska’s non-conference schedules for the 2025, 2026 and 2028 seasons. The Huskers have single non-conference games remaining to fill in 2024 and 2027.

B7 Sub-District Bracket Teams involved McCook

D1-10 Sub-District Bracket Teams involved Maywood-Hayes Center

D1-11 Sub-District Bracket Teams involved Southwest, Arapahoe, DCS, Hitchcock County, Cambridge

D2-10 Sub-District Bracket Teams involved Medicine Valley, Wauneta-Palisade

GARDEN CITY, Kan. – The McCook Community College baseball team smacked out 13 hits Wednesday and six Indian pitchers teamed up to help the Indians to a 9-4 win over Garden City.

“It was a really nice team win, we threw six different guys and all of them were good,” said MCC Coach Jon Olsen. “We defended the field well, and had a good mix, up and down the lineup.”

MCC reached the scoreboard in the second inning. Trey Taliaferro (freshman Coconut Creek, Fla.) singled home Caleb Eiguren (freshman, Westminster, Colo.) with two outs to tie the game at 1-1.

Starting pitcher Austin Mathews (sophomore Alvin, Texas) allowed runs in the first and second, before holding the Broncbusters scoreless in his third inning of work. He allowed four hits, one walk and struck out three over three innings. Yasnier Laureano (sophomore, Anderson, S.C.) and Holden Hopkins (sophomore, Norman, Okla.) followed with an inning each of scoreless, hitless relief.

MCC took its first lead of the game in the fifth inning. Taliaferro and Pedro Perez (sophomore Cidra, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy) both singled to lead off the inning and Ricardo Hernandez (freshman, Ponce, Puerto Rico/Carlos Beltran Academy) poked a three-run homer to put MCC up 4-2.

Garden City pushed a pair of runs across in the sixth inning with sophomore Connor McGonigal (Omaha Burke High School), on the mound. He went two innings and allowed three hits and a walk, with one strikeout and was credited with the win when his teammates scored what would be the game-winning run in the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly from Sophomore Kade Wroot (North Platte).

The Indians built on the 5-4 lead with four runs in the eighth on a pair of Broncbuster errors, a walk and doubles from Zayne Watson (freshman, The Woodlands, Texas) and sophomore Trevor Pacheco (Pueblo, Colo.).

Troy Shepherd (freshman, McDowell, N.C.) struck out two Broncs in an inning of scoreless relief and

Nicholas Wellman (redshirt freshman, Quincy, Ill.) polished off the game with a scoreless ninth inning, fanning one.

“It was a brutally cold day to play, 40 degrees with a 20 mph north wind, but we didn’t sit around and complain or let it affect our play,” Olsen said. “I’m really proud of that, we just went out and played a good baseball game.”

Pacheco led MCC offensively with three hits, Taliferro, Hernadez and Watson all had two-hit games.

            The six Indian pitchers gave up seven hits, four earned runs, walked seven and struck out nine.

            The Broncbusters fall to 5-4 on the season.

The Indians improve to 4-1 with a three-game series set for this weekend in Parsons, Kan. against Labette Community College (0-3). The Indians play a doubleheader Saturday (1 p.m.) and a single nine-inning game against the Cardinals Sunday (1 p.m.)

MCC’s home-opener is set for Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. against Colby Community College.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including, scheduling changes, live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

(Newark, NJ) - Damien Jefferson, Ty-Shon Alexander, Marcus Zegarowski and Denzel Mahoney all scored 18 points and No. 23 Creighton posted its second road win over a Top 10 team this month with an 87-82 decision over No. 10 Seton Hall on Wednesday night. Christian Bishop added 11 points as the Bluejays (19-6, 8-4 Big East) won for the sixth time in seven games, including a win at No. 8 Villanova at the start of the month. Quincy McKnight had 20 points to lead Seton Hall (18-6, 10-2), which lost for the second time in 14 games. 

DENVER (AP) — LeBron James' 12th triple-double of the season and Anthony Davis' hot hand led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 120-116 overtime win at Denver. The Lakers snapped the Nuggets' four-game winning streak and take a four-game lead in the Western Conference over second-place Denver into the All-Star break. Jamal Murray scored 32 points for Denver but Nikola Jokic (NEE'-koh-lah YOH'-kich) was in foul trouble late in the game and had some big turnovers and missed shots down the stretch. The Nuggets had their four-game winning streak snapped.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points and Bojan Bogdanovic (BOY'-ahn bahg-DAH'-noh-vich) added 22 points to lift the Utah Jazz to a 116-101 victory over the Miami Heat. Jordan Clarkson added 21 points off the bench for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR') had 16 points and 20 rebounds as Utah won its fourth straight game. Jimmy Butler scored 25 points to lead the Heat. Duncan Robinson added 18 points and Jae Crowder chipped in 15 off the bench.

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 27 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 15 and the Phoenix Suns held on for a 112-106 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Phoenix won for just the second time in eight games and goes into the All-Star break with a 22-33 record. The Suns have already surpassed last season's total of 19 wins. Phoenix led 87-76 after three quarters and never trailed in the fourth. Golden State fell to 12-43, the worst mark in the NBA. Andrew Wiggins led the Warriors with 27 points.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devonte' Graham scored 28 points and Malik Monk added 25 to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 115-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bismack Biyombo had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Charlotte, and Miles Bridges scored 20. The Hornets rallied from a double-figure deficit to spoil D'Angelo Russell's home debut with Minnesota. Russell had 26 points and 11 assists. The Timberwolves played without Karl-Anthony Towns but led for most of the first three quarters.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jalen Harris scored 29 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished five assists and Nevada defeated rival UNLV for the sixth straight time, pulling out an 82-79 win in overtime. Harris made the first of two free throws with 3.8 seconds left but Elijah Mitrou-Long's shot from well behind the 3-point line bounced off the backboard as time expired. Bryce Hamilton's jumper with 27 seconds to go tied it in regulation and the game went to overtime after he rebounded Harris' last-second miss. Hamilton led the Runnin' Rebels with 23 points.

(Lincoln, NE) - The Nebraska School's Activities Association has released the 2020-2021 high school football schedules. View/Print/Download each class below. 


The NSAA has officially announced the 2020 High School Football Schedules.  View the area Football Schedules below.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (BOH’-mees-tur) was conscious and alert last night after suffering a cardiac episode and collapsing on the bench during the first period of a game against the Anaheim Ducks. The 36-year-old Bouwmeester crumpled over after a long shift and during a break in play. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said Bouwmeester was awake, alert and moving his arms and legs as he was transported to a hospital before the game was postponed.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper remains noncommittal on Cam Newton's future with the organization, saying it will largely depend on how the quarterback recovers from foot surgery. The 31-year-old Newton missed 14 games last season with a Lis Franc injury that led to surgery on Dec. 11. The rebuilding Panthers could save $19 million under next year's salary cap if they trade or release the 2015 league MVP.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have made Ron Roenicke (REH’-nihi-kee) their interim manager, promoting the former Brewers skipper to replace Alex Cora on the day pitchers and catchers reported to the team’s spring training site. The interim tag will stay until Major League Baseball completes its investigation into whether the Red Sox engaged in illegal sign-stealing during their 2018 World Series championship season. Roenicke has denied being part of any rules violation and is expected to become permanent manager if the probe clears him.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Marwin González has become the first batter from the World Series-winning 2017 Houston Astros to publicly apologize for his role in the sign-stealing scandal. Now with the Minnesota Twins, Gonzalez says he’s remorseful for everything that happened and wishes he could take it back. Major League Baseball's investigation into the allegation resulted in one-season suspensions for manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow (LOO’-now), who were immediately fired by the Astros.

PHOENIX (AP) — Major League teams improved to 4-0 in salary arbitration this year when the Rockies defeated catcher Tony Wolters. He will earn $1.9 million rather than his request for $2,475,000. The 27-year-old Wolters hit .262 with one homer and 42 RBIs in 411 plate appearances while making $960,000 last season.

Despite being down one starter and playing its second road game against a ranked opponent in four days, the Nebraska men's basketball team gave No. 9 Maryland all it could handle in a 72-70 loss Tuesday night at the XFINITY Center.
The Huskers, who trailed by 13 after a cold-shooting first half, used a late rally to put themselves in position to pull the upset. NU trailed 71-64 with less than a minute to play before a 6-0 run made it a one-point game. After Maryland missed the front end of a 1-and-1, Nebraska had a chance to take the lead but Cam Mack, who had just knocked down a pair of clutch free throws, had his potential game-winning layup blocked by Jalen Smith, who then made his first free throw with 0.7 seconds remaining before intentionally missing the second, and the clock expired on the rebound.
With the win, Maryland improved to 20-4 on the season and remained atop the Big Ten Conference standings with a 10-3 record in league play. Despite a valiant effort, Nebraska fell to 7-17 on the season and dropped to 2-11 in Big Ten play.
The Huskers, who were without third-leading scorer Dachon Burke Jr. due to illness, outscored Maryland 45-34 in the second half, even though the Terrapins made six of their final seven shots. Nebraska shot 55 percent in the second half but only hit 41 percent of its shots in the game. The Huskers attempted a season-high 33 3-pointers but made just seven of those attempts.
Haanif Cheatham, who was questionable for the game after suffering an injury Saturday at Iowa, led the second-half comeback by scoring 18 of his game-high 20 points in the final period. Thorir Thorbjarnarson added 15 for the Huskers, while Matej Kavas provided a big boost of the bench, chipping in 11 points. Mack dished out eight assists for the Big Red to become the fourth Husker to record 150 assists in a season.
Smith (16 points, 13 rebounds), Donta Scott (10 points, 10 rebounds) and Anthony Cowan (13 points, 10 assists) all had double-doubles for Maryland. Eric Ayala joined that trio in double figures with 16 points, as he knocked down 4-of-8 from beyond the arc.
Nebraska scored on a Mack layup on its opening possession before the Huskers' shooting went ice cold. NU missed nine straight shots at one point and opened the game just 3-of-15 from the field and 1-of-10 from the 3-point line. Maryland took advantage with an 8-0 run during a five-minute Husker scoring drought, building a 16-10 lead eight minutes into the game.
The Huskers pulled back within one three minutes later thanks to a 7-0 run, with Thorbjarnarson scoring the final five points of the run. But Nebraska then went scoreless for more than four minutes, as Maryland scored 10 straight points to take a 30-19 lead.
Nebraska quickly cut the lead back to eight but the Huskers didn't make a basket over the final three minutes of the half, and Maryland scored six of the final seven points of the period to take a 36-25 lead into the locker room. NU shot only 27 percent in the first half and had a five-minute stretch and two three-minute stretches without making a basket. The Huskers were just 9-of-33 from the field and 3-of-20 from beyond the arc in the first half.
NU shot the ball better to start the second half, knocking down seven of its first nine shots, cutting the lead to single digits at 47-40 less than five minutes into the period. Following the hot start, the Huskers went scoreless for nearly three minutes as Maryland pushed the lead back to 12.
But Nebraska would not go away as the Huskers scored seven straight points as part of a larger 12-2 run that forced a Maryland timeout with the Terrapins on top 56-54 with 7:28 to play. Maryland responded with an 8-0 run out of the timeout to push the lead back to 10 before Cheatham scored Nebraska's next eight points to help the Huskers cut the lead to 66-62 with 2:24 remaining.
It remained a four-point lead one minute later until Darryl Morsell drilled a clutch 3-pointer, which was answered by Kevin Cross. Nebraska called a timeout following Cross' 3-pointer, the Huskers got a steal on the ensuing possession and Cheatham knocked down a free throw to cut the lead to 71-68 with 35.6 seconds remaining. Maryland then missed the front end of a 1-and-1, giving Nebraska the ball back. Ahead by three, Maryland elected to foul Mack, who went to the line and hit two clutch free throws to make it a 71-70 game with 12.9 seconds left.
Maryland again missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and Mack drove into the lane where Smith blocked the shot to seal the win.
Following a pair of road games against top-25 foes, Nebraska returns home on Saturday to take on Wisconsin. Tipoff at Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 1:15 p.m., and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network with the Husker Sports Network providing live radio coverage.

Nebraska Post-Game Notes
  • Nebraska fell to Maryland 72-70, as the Terrapins remained perfect at home this season (14-0).  The two-point margin marked the seventh time in the 10 all-time meetings between Nebraska and Maryland that the game has been decided by five or fewer points.
  • The Huskers have played four games at the XFINITY Center, with the four games decided by a total of 10 points, including three straight games by two points.
  • Nebraska went 7-of-33 from the 3-point line in tonight's game. With the seven makes, the Huskers have made 200 3-pointers this season, becoming the 10th team in school history to make 200 3-pointers in a season.
  • With the season-high 33 3-point attempts, the Huskers have shot 611 3-pointers this year, becoming the seventh team in school history to attempt 600 3-pointers in a season.
  • Haanif Cheatham, who was questionable for the game after suffering an injury Saturday at Iowa, scored a game-high 20 points, including 18 in the second half. His 21 points were his second-highest total in Big Ten play and marked his third 20-point game this season.
  • Matej Kavas scored 11 points, marking his first career Big Ten Conference game in double figures. It was his first double-figure effort since Dec. 29.
  • Cam Mack dished out eight assists in the game to give him 156 assists this season. He passed Tyronn Lue (152) to move into fifth place on Nebraska's single-season assists list, while becoming only the fourth Husker to record 150 assists in a season.
  • Freshman Kevin Cross made his first career start as Nebraska utilized its sixth different starting lineup this season. Cross became the third true freshman to start for the Huskers this season, joining Charlie Easley and Yvan Ouedraogo.

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