November 19th, 2018

State and Local News

The Northeast Community College women’s volleyball team had four players reach double-digit kills to take seventh-place at the NJCAA DII National Tournament, defeating Lincoln Land Community College in four sets on Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.V. Hannah Heppner led the Hawks with 11 kills and five blocks. Elley Beaver, Caitlin Orton and Kalli Brester all finished with 10 kills. Brester chipped in 23 digs. Gabriela Barbosa and Delaney Belt notched 21 and 14 kills, respectively, while Savannah Nelson added 42 assists. The Hawks conclude their season with an overall record of 21-15 and 8-1 ICCAC record. Northeast was a perfect 11-0 at home. Northeast loses five sophomores to graduation, but return seven freshmen for next season.

The Northeast Community College men’s basketball team out-scored North Dakota State College of Science by seven points in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as NDSCS topped the Hawks 66-63 at the Devils Lake Classic on Saturday in Devils Lake, N.D. Freshman Emmette Page tallied 21 points and five assists. Seth Coatta had 16 points and six boards, while Moses Byekwaso added 10 points and four rebounds. The Hawks shot 42 percent from the field in the loss and tallied 26 rebounds and 12 assists. The Hawks continue non-conference action, squaring off with Southeast Community College at 7 p.m., tomorrow at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.

Down by eight points at halftime, the Northeast Community College women’s basketball team couldn’t mount a comeback as Cloud County Community College toppled the Hawks 82-44 at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk, Neb. The T-Birds allowed a total of 14 points throughout the entire second half to keep the Hawks off the scoreboard. Kyla Moore led the Hawks in scoring with eight points off the bench. Katie Richards added six points and five boards in the loss. Northeast welcomes Southeast Community College for a 5 p.m. tip-off on Tuesday in Norfolk.

Lincoln police say one male suspect was taken into custody near Huntington Elementary School and the school was temporarily placed on lock-down this morning. Police say they received a call at around 8 AM on a report of a man with a gun threatening an employee while walking to Huntington Elementary. The woman told police she walked past the man on her way to the school, he yelled at her, and raised his hand and pointed to something that looked like a gun. Officers that responded to the scene learned the man entered a nearby apartment complex, and the school was placed in lock-down. Police say at around 8:30 AM, the male suspect, 44-year-old Brian Elliot, was taken into custody for the disturbance. Officers say Elliott was not in possession of a gun when he was arrested.


World and National News

California’s deadliest wildfire is not getting any bigger at this time, with containment at 66%.  The Camp Fire has destroyed around 16,000 structures, with nearly 12,000 of them being single family homes.  So far, 151,000 acres have been charred and 77 people have lost their lives.  At this time, there are nearly 1,000 people who are still listed as missing.

Christopher Watts is being sentenced to three back-to-back life sentences without the chance of parole for killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters.  He pleaded guilty in recent weeks to multiple counts of first-degree murder.  Watts did not address the court directly, but a spokesperson for the defense said Watts wants to share that he is “devastated by all of this.”  The judge called the crime the most “inhumane and vicious” he had seen in his career and sentenced Watts to terms of life without parole for each of the killings and additional years for the murder of the unborn child.

Quaker is recalling a popular children’s cereal over concerns of a possible Salmonella contamination.  The FDA says a small quantity of Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch cereal could contain Salmonella.  The report claims the affected product only reached 5 specific Target stores.  Quaker is issuing a voluntary recall to protect the public health.

Heather Locklear is having another mental breakdown.  The actress has reportedly been placed on a psychiatric hold.  TMZ says her therapist and lawyer realized she desperately needed help while at her home on Sunday and someone called 9-1-1.  It’s unclear if she had been drinking.  Locklear got out of rehab several months ago.


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