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April 7th, 2015
LINCOLN - Eleven athletes, four coaches, one official and two contributors have been selected to enter the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame, including Dan Brost of Mullen, Silver Anniversary Team - Mullen Football/Wrestling, former Custer County Chief Sports Editor Bob Jensen as the ounder and publisher of the Huskerland Prep Report.
They will be inducted at the Hall's annual induction ceremony Oct. 4 at Lincoln East High School. The reception begins at noon with the ceremony starting at 1:30 p.m.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) â€” A private plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed in a central Illinois field on Tuesday, killing all seven people on board, including Illinois State University's associate head basketball coach and a deputy athletics director.
Rescue personnel found no survivors at the site near the city of Bloomington, and a coroner pronounced the seven occupants dead, McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage said at a news conference. The plane went down in a soybean field 2 1/2 miles from the Bloomington airport.
Drought expands across large section of nation's crop region
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â€” Drought conditions expanded last month amid weather that was warmer and drier across much of the western U.S., but spring rain in the agricultural Midwest could improve conditions for farmers preparing for the corn and soybean growing season.
LOUP CITY, Neb. (AP) â€” Authorities say a 26-year-old driver has been killed and his passenger injured during a rollover crash in central Nebraska.
The Sherman County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred around 5 p.m. Sunday on a county road about four miles north of Loup City. Robert Evans, of Loup City, was driving north when he lost control of his vehicle and it rolled, ejecting him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His passenger was 22-year-old Amanda Johnson, also of Loup City. She was taken to a Kearney hospital.
Electric bill phone scam continues in state;
NPPD warns customers not to fall for demands
Columbus, Neb. â€“ Nebraska Public Power District officials are keeping a watchful eye on continued attempts by individuals contacting utility customers and businesses demanding that they pay their electric bill or face shutoff within 20 minutes.
LINCOLN â€“ The entire population of whooping cranes in the Central Flyway is expected to migrate through Nebraska over the next several weeks. Conservation entities encourage the public to report whooping crane sightings.
Information on sightings is used individually and collectively by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Crane Trust and the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program to positively affect whooping crane conservation and recovery efforts.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” While applying for her driver's license at age 16, Karen Hardenbrook saw her birth certificate and learned what her adoptive parents from Broken Bow never told her: she was born in Winnebago and her mother was a member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. As a baby, the state removed her from her biological grandmother's crowded home on the reservation.
Today Hardenbrook, 57, lives on the Omaha Reservation in Walthill. She's an enrolled member but at times still feels like an outsider.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday that a juvenile court judge had the right to order a mother not to home-school her young daughter, based on the recommendation of child welfare officials and the mother's history of abusive child discipline tactics.
The mother, listed only as "Angel B." in the opinion, had appealed the Lancaster County Juvenile Court's order last summer keeping her from home-schooling her 6-year-old daughter and requiring her to enroll the girl in a school approved by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services until further notice.
VALLEY, Neb. (AP) â€” Four people died after a pickup didn't halt at a stop sign and rammed into the side of another vehicle in eastern Nebraska, authorities said Monday.
Three vehicles were involved in the accident that occurred around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, about three miles north-northeast of Valley, at the intersection of Nebraska Highway 36 and 252nd Street.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) â€” The heroes of northeast Ohio cover the walls at the most popular Italian restaurant in Bo Pelini's hometown.
Bernie Kosar's No. 19 Cleveland Browns jersey next to the door that leads to the kitchen. The photograph behind the bar of Ron Jaworski, the former Youngstown State quarterback who took the Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl.