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Top 100 Prospect rankings feature 5 Royals

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Kansas City had five players on MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects list, which was revealed Friday night on MLB Network, with shortstop Raul Adalberto Mondesi leading the quintet at No. 40. Read More »

Salvy ready for another wild ride with Royals

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It doesn't take Royals catcher Salvador Perez long to pinpoint his favorite moment from the club's magical playoff run last season. To this day, baseball observers are dumbfounded how Perez ever reached the pitch, which seemed almost two feet off the p... Read More »

Royals looking to make minor tweaks for ’15

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Coming off the greatest Royals season in nearly three decades, manager Ned Yost obviously is eager to get to Spring Training in a couple of weeks. It's just that once he gets there, Yost knows he won't be searching for all that many answers. Read More »

Iowa jury convicts Nebraska filmmaker of tax fraud

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An Iowa jury has convicted a Nebraska filmmaker of defrauding the state out of tax credits. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller accused Dennis Brouse of making false expenditure statements to the state in applying for tax credits to offset his expenses in producing “Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse.” Brouse, who is 64 and from Plattsmouth, […] Read More »

Omaha woman dies after police involved shooting

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The Omaha woman injured in a police involved shooting Tuesday has died. She is identified as Tiffany Terry and she passed away at Nebraska Medicine Hospital Thursday evening.  Police were dispatched to an assault in progress Tuesday afternoon to a home at 50th and Walnut Street in the midtown area. A man at that address […] Read More »

More struggles for family of Omaha murder victim

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It has been a rough few weeks for the family of Andrea Kruger. The Omaha woman was one of Nikko Jenkins victims when he went on a killing spree a year-and-a-half ago. Her brother Ryan Roberts says their 56 year old mother, Teri came down with toxic shock syndrome related to a bacterial infection in […] Read More »

A View from Studio 3: Cain will keep elevating his game

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Since last fall, Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain became a dad for the first time, won the American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award and starred in the World Series. Read More »

Lawmakers working to cut property taxes, leave schools unharmed

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Supporters of cuts to property taxes say they will take into account what those cuts mean for school financing. State lawmakers are reviewing a number of proposals to provide property tax breaks to Nebraska, especially to farmers and ranchers. State Sen. Dan Watermeier of Syracuse says the Unicameral must find a way to relieve the […] Read More »

Second confirmed case of measles in eastern Nebraska

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The Three Rivers Health Department that serves Dodge, Saunders and Washington Counties reports a second confirmed case of the measles. Executive Director Terra Uhing says a child who resides within the region was diagnosed this week after coming down with flu-like symptoms. Uhing says they continue to investigate to see if the two cases are […] Read More »

State ag director under fire over “puppy mills”

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Opponents of so-called “puppy mills” are fighting the reappointment of Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach. Activists testified before state legislators this week that Ibach has allowed the “cruel neglect” of dogs at breeding operations in Nebraska to continue, and worsen, during his time in office. Jay Rempe, at the Nebraska Farm Bureau, says his group, […] Read More »

Keystone XL bill passes Senate, Sierra Club prays for a veto

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Environmental activists in Nebraska are reacting to the Thursday U.S. Senate vote that saw passage of a bill to mandate construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Ken Winston, a lobbyist for the Nebraska Sierra Club, says there’s no doubt the bill will be killed by President Obama, if it reaches his desk. “We’re optimistic […] Read More »

Chief Justice tells lawmakers alternatives to prison show promise (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Chief Justice Mike Heavican told lawmakers alternative sentencing holds promise in reducing the prison population, during his State of the Judiciary address. Heavican said the 16 so-called problem solving courts, such as drug courts, DUI courts, and young adult courts, provided treatment under supervised probation to a thousand Nebraskans. “Assuming that half these individuals […] Read More »

Bicycling enthusiasts plot course for annual Tour de Nebraska ride

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With more snow and winter weather back in the forecast, it may help to think warm thoughts about this summer’s planned Tour de Nebraska Bicycle Adventure. The annual ride is set for the third week in June, beginning and ending in the central Nebraska town of Ravenna. Susan Rodenburg  is the co-founder of the five-day […] Read More »

Freshman comes up big again for 15th ranked Huskers

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Nebraska freshman Natalie Romeo hit a three-pointer from the corner with 1:11 left to give the 15th ranked Huskers their first lead of the game in a 59-57 come-from-behind women’s basketball win over Illinois on Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  The lost was Illinois’ sixth in a row, playing without their top player. Romeo, […] Read More »

Charitable Gordon honored with Hutch Award

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Alex Gordon has emerged as one of the best all-around players in Major League Baseball. He's also working on being one of its best all-around people. The outfielder received the 50th Hutch Award for outstanding community service at the annual luncheon ... Read More »