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Encouraging signs prevalent in Kansas City

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The Royals are only 4-4, but it may be one of the most encouraging 4-4 starts you're ever going to see, according to MLB.com national columnist Mike Bauman. Read More »

Couple facing drug charges skip out on court appearance

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Thirty-six-year-old Joshua Feyes and his fiancé, 36-year-old Melissa Janssen, were scheduled for preliminary hearings in Cheyenne County Court this week but never showed, forfeiting a total of $20,000 bond and causing local authorities to issue nationwide arrest warrants on a multitude of felony charges. The out-of-state couple was arrested in January after being pulled over […] Read More »

Sponsor hopeful past horse races will save live horse races

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The state senator who got close twice, then finally nudged the issue across the finish line says he hopes historic horse racing turns around the fortunes of live horse racing in Nebraska. Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh of Omaha fell one vote short of overcoming a veto by Gov. Dave Heineman two years ago. Lautenbaugh returned this […] Read More »

Franklin County man pleads no contest to child sexual assault charge

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A 37-year-old Franklin County man has pleaded no contest to a count of first degree sexual assault of a child. The state Attorney General’s office reports Christopher Shoemaker faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison. He will be sentenced in Franklin County District Court May 21st. An investigation revealed Shoemaker had sex […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 8

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Bubba Starling hit his first home run at the High-A level, a three-run blast in the fifth, for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Read More »

Giavotella called up in host of roster moves

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Johnny Giavotella, longtime second-base prospect, was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday and was in the starting lineup against the Rays, batting second in place of injured Omar Infante. Read More »

Giavotella called up in host of roster moves

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Johnny Giavotella, longtime second-base prospect, was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday and was in the starting lineup against the Rays, batting second in place of injured Omar Infante. Read More »

Man sentenced to life in killing of 93 year old Omaha woman

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A man who brutally raped and killed a 93 year old Omaha woman last July is sentenced to life behind bars. 20 year old Sergio Perez accepted a plea deal that removed the death penalty option. Perez was 19 when he was found passed out in Louise Sollowin’s bed. She was rushed to a hospital […] Read More »

Accused killer denied request to change plea to no contest

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Accused murderer Nikko Jenkins was in a courtroom twice on Tuesday. In the morning Jenkins told Judge Peter Battalion he wanted to change his plea to no contest. Jenkins is defending himself but has a team of public defenders advising him and Judge Battalion told him to meet with them to get their opinion and […] Read More »

UNO softball upsets 19th ranked Nebraska

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In a matchup of two of the nation’s top senior pitchers, a three-run homer powered UNO to a 3-2 victory over the 19th-ranked Nebraska softball team on Tuesday at Bowlin Stadium. Following a pair of infield singles, Campbell Ditto lined a two-out, three-run homer in the top of the third inning to put the Mavericks […] Read More »

New R.B.I. Baseball 14 is here to play

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A reimagined world of R.B.I. Baseball 14 launches today on Xbox 360, PS3 and on iOS via the Apple App Store, and it is coming this spring for PS4, Xbox One and Android devices. Read More »

Late inning heroics by the Huskers again leads them to a win over Creighton

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A three-run eighth inning lifted visiting Nebraska to a 4-2 win over Creighton Baseball on Tuesday, April 8th, spoiled the pitching performance of Bluejay freshman Jeff Albrecht. Creighton had a three-game win streak snapped, falling to 15-11-1 on the year. Nebraska, which had three last at-bat victories over the weekend vs. Ohio State, used more […] Read More »

Celebrity unicycling family brings unusual act to O’Neill

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The South Dakota family that entertained millions on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” program last year with a unicycling basketball show is stopping in Nebraska this week. Bruce Crevier, his wife Diane, and their 12 children comprise Champions Forever Ministries and they’ve performed in 35 countries while perched and pedaling far above the basketball court. “Basically, […] Read More »

Moustakas ends skid at plate against Rays

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After going 0-for-21 to start the season (including three walks), Mike Moustakas got his first hit in Tuesday night's 1-0 loss to Tampa Bay. Read More »

Royals unable to reward Ventura’s strong debut

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Yordano Ventura pitched almost perfectly on Tuesday night, but the Rays broke up a scoreless game in the ninth inning against closer Greg Holland to take a 1-0 victory at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »