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Winning atmosphere kept Hochevar in Kansas City

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Royals reliever Luke Hochevar said sitting out the 2014 season while his team went to the World Series was the hardest thing he has ever done. The chance to be a part of that was one reason why Hochevar re-signed with the Royals. Read More »

Royals enter Meetings seeking starter, DH

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Desiring to build a perennial World Series contender, the Royals' front-office contingent will descend on next week's Winter Meetings in San Diego with specific needs to fill and a willingness to be creative to do so. Read More »

Wakamatsu to remain Royals’ bench coach

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While supportive of Don Wakamatsu's pursuit of another managerial job, the Royals learned on Friday that they will be retaining their bench coach for 2015. Read More »

Mike Riley meets media as new Husker football coach (AUDIO)

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Mike Riley met with the news media at Memorial Stadium Friday, his first public appearance as the new head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Riley, the former head coach of the Oregon State Beavers, was introduced by Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst who says he focused on hiring Eichorst from the beginning of the coaching search […] Read More »

Wayne State suspends fraternity over alcohol abuse

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Wayne State College has suspended Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity indefinitely. Under the suspension, Tau Kappa Epsilon cannot recruit members or hold social activities. The college says the fraternity has been notified about what it must do to address illegal and dangerous activities involving alcohol. “The college did not arrive at this decision lightly,” said Wayne […] Read More »

Flu vaccine may not be as effective

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned the flu vaccine is not effective against one strain because it has changed or mutated. Dr. Anne O’Keefe is the senior epidemiologist with the Douglas County Health Department and says this isn’t uncommon. She says strains drift every year and that is why flu vaccines change. Dr. […] Read More »

Farmers must better answer consumer questions (AUDIO)

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Consumers are asking more and more questions about food. A vice president of the University of Nebraska says agriculture must respond. University of Nebraska Vice President Ronnie Green says concerns are being raised about farming, in part, because so few Americans have direct ties to agriculture. “The majority of people in Nebraska are today one […] Read More »

Huskers to introduce new football coach Mike Riley at Friday morning press conference

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The University of Nebraska has hired Mike Riley as its new Head Football Coach, Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst announced today.  Riley will be formally introduced at a news conference on Friday, December 5th at 9:00 a.m. in the West Memorial Stadium – 3rd Floor Club. Riley comes to Nebraska after 14 seasons as the head coach […] Read More »

Santa Goes to Space Saturday near Ashland

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Santa’s visit Saturday to the Strategic Air & Space Museum near Ashland is out of this world – literally.   Director of Marketing and PR Deb Hermann says the man in red will make a big entrance during their Santa Goes to Space event. Hermann says at 10 am Santa will be escorted into the Museum […] Read More »

“Precycling” can help reduce waste amidst the holiday frenzy

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The holiday song says this is “the most wonderful time of the year,” but it’s also the most wasteful. Trash generated by the average Nebraska household rises 25% during the holidays, but with some planning before shopping, that doesn’t have to be the case. Leslie Irlbeck, a waste management specialist, says to “pre-cycle” or consider […] Read More »

Hochevar signs two-year deal with Royals

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An already formidable Royals bullpen may have gotten even better for 2015, as Kansas City welcomes back a familiar pitcher who ultimately decided not to leave. A free agent for the first time in his career, Luke Hochevar opted to stick with the only pr... Read More »

None more professional than tireless Kaegel

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Dick Kaegel, entering retirement after covering the Royals for MLB.com, doesn't talk much about himself, other than to tell humorous stories at his own expense. But the made a lifetime impression on everybody at this workplace, too, in the way he condu... Read More »

Nebraska hires Mike Riley from Oregon State as head football coach

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Mike Riley has been named the new head football coach at Nebraska. Riley spent 14 seasons at Oregon State, first from 1997-98 and then again from 2003-14. He was also the head coach of the NFL’s San Diego Chargers from 1999-2001. “It is truly an honor to join the University of Nebraska family,” said Riley […] Read More »

Omaha man sentenced to five year on child porn charges

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An Omaha man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. A federal judge sentenced Jimmy Channel to prison, plus a five-year term of supervised release. Federal prosecutors say FBI Omaha Cyber Crimes Task Force officers observed a computer in the Channel home that offered to share pornography […] Read More »

Senate Minority Leader McConnell praises Sen. Johanns in floor speech

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United States Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky took to the floor of the Senate today to praise Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns, who is retiring from the Senate. McConnell noted his fellow Republican has served as Senator, Governor, and a cabinet member. “And yet, for all he’s accomplished, Mike isn’t the flashiest senator,” McConnell […] Read More »