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Experts: Flu cases are still low in Nebraska, now’s the time for a shot

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State health officials say only “sporadic” new cases of the flu are popping up across Nebraska, but the numbers are expected to spike in the coming weeks. The first report of influenza in Nebraska this season came almost a month ago. Epidemiologist Tom Haupt was asked to predict how hard the flu will hit in the […] Read More »

Royals’ Moore a close second for Sporting News honor

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The Royals swept Baltimore to win the American League Championship Series, but general manager Dayton Moore couldn't quite beat out the Orioles' Dan Duquette as the Sporting News' Major League Baseball Executive of the Year. Read More »

Royals’ Ventura finishes sixth in AL ROY balloting

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Yordano Ventura's fine first season for the Royals got some recognition in the American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award voting. He finished sixth, well behind unanimous winner Jose Abreu of the White Sox. Read More »

Upgraded 511 website a better guide for traveling Nebraska

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With winter weather approaching, perhaps sooner than we might like, the Nebraska Department of Roads says its newly streamlined 511Travel Information website offers motorists solid information on road conditions they travel. Department of Roads spokeswoman Mary Jo Oie says recent improvements have made the information offered on the website even more user-friendly with the condition […] Read More »

Shields rejects Royals’ qualifying offer for ’15

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Right-hander James Shields, as expected, on Monday turned down the one-year qualifying offer of $15.3 million from the Royals after spending two seasons with them, including 2014's World Series excitement. Read More »

Royals looking to remain championship caliber

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Royals general manager Dayton Moore and the remarkably candid manager Ned Yost see their team positioned to be competitive for years and will do everything they can to make it the team to beat next year. The question is how much will the Royals pay to ... Read More »

Alliance man dies in fatal head-on collision in Nebraska Panhandle

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A western Nebraska man died after his car crossed the center line and hit a semi tractor-trailer head on. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 53-year-old Virgil Kohler of Alliance died at the scene. According to NSP, Kohler was driving south on U.S. Highway 385 in Morrill County when the car veered into the path of […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman guest speaker at Omaha Veterans Day program

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Omaha’s annual Veterans Day program is Tuesday, 11 am, at  Memorial Park near 60th and Dodge Street. American Legion Post 1 in Omaha is organizing the event and spokesman Fred Tisdale says guests include Governor Dave Heineman and Nebraska 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry. Representatives from U-S Senators Mike Johanns’ and Deb Fischer’s office will […] Read More »

Texting teen-ager sentenced in fatal crash

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A Sidney teen-ager has been sentenced in a fatal texting-while-driving accident. Sixteen-year-old Hayden Graham was given two years of probation and had his driver’s license revoked for 19 months after pleading no contest to Motor Vehicle Homicide and texting while driving in September. Graham’s probation includes specific terms designed to help educate others about the […] Read More »

Wage increase one factor in restaurant closing

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Shortly after voters in Nebraska said yes to an increase in the minimum wage a Burger King in Hastings announced it would be closing. There were news headlines that the closing was due to the wage hike. Dennis Erickson is the president and CEO of Horizon Holding Inc. that owns the location and says that […] Read More »

Heineman will help, but Ricketts will chose Janssen replacement

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Gov. Dave Heineman says he will work closely with Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts as the incoming governor chooses a candidate to replace Sen. Charlie Janssen, who was elected state Auditor. Janssen represents the 15th State Legislative District in the Fremont area. Auditor-elect Janssen is expected to resign his state Senate seat after the Thanksgiving holiday. Applications […] Read More »

Nebraska-Wisconsin to play for the Freedom Trophy

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Wisconsin and Nebraska always have plenty to play for when the two Big Ten rivals meet on the football field. Now, the Freedom Trophy can be added to that list.  The trophy will be on the line for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 15, when the Badgers host the Cornhuskers at Camp Randall Stadium. […] Read More »

Traffic accident a week ago claims second life

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A 30-year-old Milford woman has died from injuries suffered in an accident a week ago. The Seward County Sheriff’s Office reports Antoinette Hruby died this past weekend after being taken off of life-support. An investigation into the accident continues. The two-car crash occurred November 2nd on U.S. Highway 6. The traffic report states a car […] Read More »

Royals’ rise managed adeptly by Yost

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The Royals' resurgence in 2014 was orchestrated by manager Ned Yost, who is a finalist for American League Manager of the Year Award. The winner in the vote by the Baseball Writers' Association of America will be announced on Tuesday at 5 p.m. CT on ML... Read More »

Ricketts honored to be elected Nebraska governor (AUDIO)

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Governor-elect Pete Ricketts says he’s honored to be elected governor and says the changes he made from his unsuccessful race for United States Senate in 2006 led him to victory in 2014. “Couldn’t be more honored that the citizens of Nebraska selected me to lead this state,” Ricketts tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time […] Read More »