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November 16th, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone was in extremely critical condition Sunday at a Nebraska hospital, his doctors said.
Dr. Martin Salia, who was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday, arrived in Omaha on Saturday to be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit that has successfully treated two other Ebola patients this fall.
Ansley/Litchfield made short order of Axtell Friday morning in the semi-finals of state volleyball, winning in three sets 25-14, 25-13, and 29-27. Quarterfinal results were similar when they eliminated Brady 25-18, 25-23 and 2515.
Ansley/Litchfield will take on St. Mary's Saturday morning at 11 a.m. for the championship! Go Spartans!!!
Class D-1 State Tournament
Ansley-Litchfield def. Brady, 25-18, 25-9, 25-15
Axtell def. Cedar Bluffs, 25-12, 25-23, 25-14
Diller-Odell def. Emerson-Hubbard, 25-22, 25-19, 25-15
St. Mary's def. Humphrey St. Francis, 25-13, 25-13, 25-15
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Congress is suddenly scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the fate of the oft-delayed $5.4 billion project could still wind up in the hands of an obscure commission in Nebraska that regulates telephones, taxi cabs and grain bins.
The Nebraska Supreme Court is expected to rule within weeks on whether the Nebraska Public Service Commission must review the pipeline before it can cross the state, one of six on the pipeline's route. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman gave the green light in January 2013 without the panel's involvement.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) â€” A surgeon working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown Saturday to the United States for treatment, officials from Sierra Leone and the United States said.
Dr. Martin Salia was to be taken to Omaha to be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center, Sierra Leone's chief medical officer, Dr. Brima Kargbo, told The Associated Press on Friday. Salia reportedly lives in Maryland.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Long-stalled legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline got new life on Wednesday after Senate Democrats suddenly abandoned efforts to block the measure in hopes of helping endangered Sen. Mary Landrieu keep her seat in energy-rich Louisiana.
Republicans responded swiftly to Landrieu's maneuvering, scheduling a vote in the House on Thursday on an identical bill sponsored by Rep. Bill Cassidy, Landrieu's Republican rival in a Dec. 6 runoff.
Halsey â€“ The Bessey Ranger District near Halsey will be hosting their annual Hunterâ€™s Coffee Friday at 6:00 p.m. CST at the Bessey Recreation Area Picnic Shelter.
Kris Hill, Acting Bessey District Ranger said, â€śTo welcome our hunting guests for opening weekend, we are hosting the popular Hunterâ€™s Coffee on Friday evening in the main campground. Hunters will have an opportunity to talk with local game wardens and Forest Service staff, look at maps and ask questions.â€ť
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” A ruling this week by a federal judge could make it easier for petition-drive organizers to place statewide initiatives on the ballot without traveling to remote parts of Nebraska.
Anselmo-Merna tops Sandhills/Thedford 44-8. The AM Coyotes take on Maxwell at Maxwell Nov. 17 to see who gets to play on Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium Nov. 24 for state championship honors.
Tuesday night's playoff scores are as follows:
Class D-1 Quarterfinals
Elm Creek 30, Creighton 8
Hemingford 56, Fullerton 6
Class D-2 Quarterfinals:
Anselmo-Merna 44, Sandhills/Thedford 8
Exeter/Milligan 28, Humphrey St. Francis 26
Falls City Sacred Heart 62, Kenesaw 46
Maxwell 32, Garden County 28
For more on area high school sports see this week's Custer County Chief.
The Nebraska Department of Roadsâ€™ crews are prepared for snowplow season.
Workers and equipment will be out to clear the highways and will be monitoring changing conditions on the stateâ€™s highways throughout the winter season. Motorists should be prepared too.
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Lincoln, NE â€“ November 7, 2014 â€“ Jeremiah White of Sargent won $100,000 playing the $10 Scratch game Nebraska Gold 9X from the Nebraska Lottery.
White purchased his winning Nebraska Gold 9X ticket at Trotterâ€™s Whoa & Go, 301 East Edith Street in Sargent. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $100,000.
There were three $100,000 top prizes available in Nebraska Gold 9X. White was the third person to claim a top prize in the game.