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Royals welcome potential tiebreaker against Tigers

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It's still a possibility: a one-game playoff for the American League Central Division championship on Monday at Detroit. And the Royals would embrace that chance. Read More »

UNL study concludes climate change effects could be dramatic for state

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Dramatic effects of climate change could be ahead for the state, according to a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln climate study.One of the lead authors, Dr. Don Wilhite with the UNL School of Natural Resources and founder of the National Drought Mitigation Center, indicates that predicted temperature changes of four to nine degrees by the end […] Read More »

Study of rare disorder underway at UNMC

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People with a rare debilitating disorder from around the world are in Omaha this week at the University of Nebraska Medical Center taking part in the largest study ever done on orthostatic tremor, or OT.   Dr. Diego Torres-Russotto is a movement disorder specialist at UNMC and says “OT is a miserable disease”. Dr. Torres-Russotto the […] Read More »

Omaha teen dies in shooting – Police investigating others

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Omaha police are searching for those responsible in the shooting death of a 16 year old high school student Wednesday afternoon. Police were sent to 34th and North Ridge Drive at 3:30 pm and found a teenager lying in a grassy area near an intersection. Johntavious Swift was taken to a hospital in critical but […] Read More »

Ebola patient at Nebraska Medical Center given all clear

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“Nebraska one – Ebola zero”. That from Dr. Jeffrey Gold, Chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.   Dr. Rick Sacra received the all clear and was officially released Thursday morning from the Nebraska Medical Center’s biocontainment unit. During a news conference today Dr. Sacra gave a big thank you to his medical team who […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman presses need to change “good time” law (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman insists the Nikko Jenkins case demonstrates the need to replace the automatic good time law for state inmates and he rejects efforts to implicate others in the four murders he is alleged to have committed. Legislative hearings on prison sentence miscalculations have also focused on the case of Nikko Jenkins, accused of […] Read More »

Booze to be banned at Lincoln tailgating spot after violence

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New rules are being put in place for a popular tailgating area near Memorial Stadium after a near-riot before last weekend’s Nebraska-Miami football game. After meeting with Lincoln police, the owners of Indian Center say they’ll ban alcohol on the site, a policy that will be strictly enforced by security guards. The booze ban will […] Read More »

Previewing the Huskers Big Ten opening opponent, Illinois

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Illinois opens Big Ten Conference play Saturday night against Nebraska. The Fighting Illini posted a 3-1 record in non-conference play, suffering their only loss at Washington. Offensively, Illinois boasts one of the nation’s top passing attacks. The Illini rank 19th nationally with an average of 321.5 passing yards per game while completing 66.2 percent of […] Read More »

Nebraska volleyball opens Big Ten play with sweep of Iowa

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The No. 8 Nebraska volleyball team opened Big Ten play with a sweep of Iowa on Wednesday night before 8,151 fans at the Bob Devaney Sports Center, 25-18, 25-13, 31-29. The Huskers improved to 7-3 overall and 1-0 in the Big Ten, while Iowa fell to 8-4 overall and 0-1 in Big Ten play. Kadie […] Read More »

Family of murder victim speak for the first time

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 For the first time since the shooting death of Omaha jewelry store owner Jim Minshall, his family is speaking about the tragedy. Police say Minshall was shot and killed last Thursday morning, September 18th during an attempted robbery at J-R’s Jewelry and Gifts at 72nd and Jones Streets.  His daughter Tracey Bland says the family […] Read More »

Study: Climate change is making some Nebraska bird species scarce

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A study by an environmental group is analyzing the vulnerability to climate change of more than 500 species of birds across the Midwest. The Environmental Defense Fund is working with teams of biologists in Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa. Alicia Hardin, an administrator in the wildlife division of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, says some birds are […] Read More »

Yost sets mark for most KC games managed

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When Ned Yost managed the Royals against the Indians on Wednesday night, he stood alone as the man who has directed the team in the most regular-season games. Yost passed Dick Howser at 771 Royals games managed in a 6-4 loss to the Indians. Read More »

Shields continues Royals’ charge into final series

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The Royals will try to secure a spot in the playoffs during a four-game series against the White Sox that begins on Thursday night in Chicago. James Shields will start opposite Jose Quintana in the opener. Read More »

Royals miss chance for sweep, Wild Card lead

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Billy Butler drove in three runs as his two-run double in the fifth erased an early deficit, but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead in the Royals' 6-4 loss to the Indians on Wednesday night. Read More »

Gordon’s diving catch stands after Tribe challenge

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With the Indians' season hanging by a thread, manager Terry Francona did not hesitate to challenge a seventh-inning catch by Royals left fielder Alex Gordon in Wednesday night's 6-4 win. The play was ruled as stands, but Francona did not want to take a... Read More »