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Flames gut SE Nebraska business, man escapes with shirt ablaze

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The owner of a business in southeast Nebraska barely escaped from a fire last  night with his life — and his shirt on fire. Beatrice Rural Fire Chief Jim Engel says Shawn Vanlaningham was painting a vehicle at Van’s Waterproofing Company when a paint spraying machine caught fire. “He tried to get as much equipment […] Read More »

Resignation of Lt. Gov. Heidemann shakes up state politics (AUDIO)

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State government and state politics have been shaken up as Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann steps down. Gov. Dave Heineman says he put no pressure on Heidemann to resign after his sister received a protection order against him. “I did not ask for his resignation,” Heineman tells reporters. “Again, I want to be very clear, Lavon […] Read More »

Pipeline Perspectives: Ventura ready to key Royals’ run

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No rookie will have a greater impact on his team in September and October than Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura writes MLB.com's Jim Callis. Read More »

Fast start helps Storm Chasers to opening win in PCL Championship game

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (1-0) scored all their runs in the first two innings and got a great pitching effort from Aaron Brooks to take the 2014 Pacific Coast League Championship Series opener against the Reno Aces in a 6-2 final. Omaha is now 12-3 in road games over the last four postseasons. Omaha jumped all over Reno […] Read More »

Farmers see fallout from financial collapse of Pierce Elevator

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It appears several dozen Nebraska farmers, perhaps as many as 200, will be left holding the bag as nearly $2-million was not paid by the failed Pierce Elevator when it closed earlier this year. The Nebraska Public Service Commission denied the claims. John Fecht, who heads the PSC’s Grain Division, says those who were denied […] Read More »

Gordon just misses homer off Scherzer

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Alex Gordon gave Tigers starter Max Scherzer a fright with a soaring drive down the right-field line with two runners on base in the fifth inning on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. Read More »

Nathan’s pickoff of Dyson looms large in tight race

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Joe Nathan put his veteran savvy and athleticism on display Tuesday night, picking off pinch-runner Jarrod Dyson at second base to help secure the Tigers' 4-2 win over the Royals at Comerica Park. Read More »

Shields trying to play stopper in key Motown finale

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The Tigers and Royals have already flip-flopped twice in this season's race for the American League Central's top spot. The third time could come Wednesday night as Detroit tries to close out a massive September sweep at Comerica Park. Read More »

Vargas’ bumpy start drops Royals into tie with Tigers

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Jason Vargas fell victim to the long ball and a ninth-inning rally stalled as the Royals fell to the Tigers, 4-2, on Tuesday at Comerica Park. Read More »

Holland feels good after bullpen session

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Closer Greg Holland was not going to be used on Tuesday night, manager Ned Yost said after the Royals' 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Read More »

Pennant race causing schedule tweaks for Royals

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The Royals announced that their Saturday, Sept. 20, game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium will start at 12:05 p.m. CT, instead of the scheduled 6:10 p.m. Read More »

Verlander happy to finally get best of Perez, Butler

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Justin Verlander, in beating the Royals in Monday's series opener, notched the 150th victory of his Tigers career. Read More »

Ricketts chooses Foley to replace Heidemann on ticket (AUDIO)

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Republican candidate for governor Pete Ricketts has chosen a veteran of state government as his new running mate. Ricketts chose State Auditor Mike Foley to replace Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann, who withdrew from the ticket. “Last night, I received a call from Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann, informing me that he was going to be resigning […] Read More »

Severe storms a possibility for eastern Nebraska

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Round one of rain moved through eastern Nebraska just before noon today as predicted. Now get ready for round two. National Weather Service – Valley Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says there is a stronger warm front to the south and that will have more dynamics including deep moisture and upper level support. While it is too […] Read More »

Lt. Gov. Heidemann resigns in wake of protection order (AUDIO)

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Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann has resigned a day after his sister received a protection order against him after the two argued over his father’s estate and his mother’s care. Heidemann gave an emotional statement during a news conference today with Gov. Dave Heineman at the Capitol. It has been overwhelming and humbling, all at the […] Read More »