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AL-Americans: Jeter, Trout spark victory

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Mike Trout delivered the go-ahead hit and the game's first run, winning the All-Star MVP Award, but it was Derek Jeter who stole the show in his final Midsummer Classic. Jeter went 2-for-2 with a run scored to set the tone for the AL, which won home-fi... Read More »

Salvy, Holland contribute to All-Star Game win

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Salvador Perez caught four innings in his first All-Star start, while closer Greg Holland fired a perfect seventh inning to help preserve the American League's 5-3 win on Tuesday night at Target Field. Read More »

UNL student dies of fall while traveling in Europe

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln officials say a UNL senior has died from a fall while traveling in Europe. According to the university, Keaton Klein of Lincoln fell from a balcony in the Czech Republic Monday morning. U.S. Embassy officials report foul play is not suspected. Klein, a senior accounting major, was traveling Europe with about 15 […] Read More »

State plans to request disaster declaration for Pilger this week

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State officials plan to submit paperwork to Washington this week, formally requesting a presidential disaster declaration be issued to help with recovery in Pilger and other cities hit by mid-June tornadoes. Gov. Dave Heineman says the paperwork is ready for federal officials. Its submission comes on the heels of a presidential disaster declaration being issued […] Read More »

State plans to request disaster declaration for Pilger this week

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State officials plan to submit paperwork to Washington this week, formally requesting a presidential disaster declaration be issued to help with recovery in Pilger and other cities hit by mid-June tornadoes. Gov. Dave Heineman says the paperwork is ready for federal officials. Its submission comes on the heels of a presidential disaster declaration being issued […] Read More »

Congressman Fortenberry calls for action on illegal immigrant children problem

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry doesn’t think enough is being done to stop the tens-of-thousands of children from Central America crossing the U.S. border illegally. Fortenberry says first the president needs to send National Guard troops to assist agents currently patrolling the border. Second, a clear message needs to be sent to Central American countries that anyone […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns legislation would inform states of illegal immigrant children

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Sen. Mike Johanns has introduced legislation requiring the federal government to notify state officials if unaccompanied illegal immigrant children are placed in their states. Johanns says when children come into a state, the state basically become responsible for them. He says this will have an impact on social programs in the county and community where they […] Read More »

Bell named to Biletnikoff watch list

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Nebraska senior receiver Kenny Bell was named to the watch list for the 2014 Biletnikoff Award. The award recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. The 6-1, 185-pound Bell ranks fifth on Nebraska’s career receptions list with 134 catches, leaving him 32 catches behind the NU record of 166 receptions by Nate Swift. Bell is third in […] Read More »

Health alert lifted for one southeast lake, imposed on another

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Just as a health alert ended for one Nebraska lake, it began for another. State authorities have issued a health alert for toxic blue-green algae for Rockford Lake in southern Nebraska’s Gage County. That news comes on the heels of the state lifting a health alert for another southeastern Nebraska lake, Kirkman’s Cove in Richardson […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman presses illegal immigrant children issue (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman says he isn’t the only governor wanting more information from the federal government about the influx of illegal immigrant children in his state. And, Heineman continues to press the Obama Administration to provide more information, sending a letter along with the Nebraska Congressional delegation asking for specific information about the children now […] Read More »

Husker football news briefs…Gregory on another watch list, freshman leaves and former player pleads guilty

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Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory was named to the Lombardi Award Watch List, his fourth award list he’s been added to. Five Huskers have won the Lombardi Award, most recently Ndamukong Suh in 2009. The Lombardi is another award given to the best down lineman on offense or defense. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini confirmed that […] Read More »

Meet the newest members of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame

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Three former all-conference offensive linemen headlined by All-American and 12-year NFL veteran Russ Hochstein join Nebraska’s all-time leading tackler Barrett Ruud in a group of four Huskers being inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 2014.  Nebraska-Kearney All-America quarterback Justin Coleman adds a state college flavor to the 2014 induction class. Coleman, a […] Read More »

Pesky mosquitoes are plentiful, but West Nile risk is still low

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Anyone who’s spent any time outside lately knows how annoying the mosquitoes are in Nebraska this summer. While the wet June we had made conditions right for millions of mosquitoes to breed, epidemiologist Patty Quinlisk says there is not an increased risk for catching West Nile virus. “Mosquitoes that carry West Nile and some of the […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: July 14

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The Storm Chasers enjoyed day one of the PCL All-Star Break. Catcher Francisco Pena, outfielder Paulo Orlando and reliever Spencer Patton will participate in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday night at Durham. The game will be broadcast on MLB Net... Read More »

Right on Target: Stars align at Twins’ home park

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It's regarded as one of baseball's best parks, and Target Field will be on full display Tuesday night when the game's best players take the field for the 85th annual All-Star Game. "It's a big moment," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "It's a big thi... Read More »