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Gov. Heineman sees pros and cons; still says he would vote against minimum wage (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman says that while there are pros and cons to increasing the state minimum wage, he would vote against the November ballot proposal to raise it. Heineman says he prefers how the state has historically addressed the issue. “In the past, Nebraska has followed the lead of the federal government regarding the minimum […] Read More »

Lincoln police investigate deadly fall out of roof of SUV

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Lincoln Police are trying to determine why a 27-year-old Lincoln man climbed out of the sunroof of a sport-utility vehicle while it was moving and fell to his death. The victim is identified as James Rubio. Police say the incident happened around 12:30am Sunday morning in southeast Lincoln near 52nd and La Salle Streets. Rubio, […] Read More »

Trooper seizes nearly 100 pounds of marijuana in I-80 traffic stop

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Nearly 100 pounds of marijuana has been seized after a state trooper stopped a car on Interstate 80 for following too close. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper stopped the car late Sunday morning on eastbound I-80 near the Beaver Crossing exit. After getting consent to search the vehicle, the trooper found 99.6 pounds […] Read More »

Be on the lookout for bats

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The Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha has received hundreds of calls from concerned residents after finding bats inside their home. Vice-President of Field Operations Mark Langan says this is typical for late summer, early fall in Nebraska. He says nights are cooler and bats will try to find a warm spot and houses are an […] Read More »

Auction set for Civic Auditorium contents

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For many Nebraskans Omaha’s Civic Auditorium holds fond memories. Most spent time in the venue attending sporting events, concerts, a circus to trade shows. Days are numbered for the historic auditorium and the city of Omaha decided to auction its contents to the highest bidder. Omaha’s Parks Director Brook Bench is overseeing the auction and says […] Read More »

$125M awaits to be claimed by the rightful owners (AUDIO)

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Could you be owed some money? Perhaps. The state Treasurer will make a special effort during the Nebraska State Fair to reconnect some residents with unclaimed property. State Treasurer Don Stenberg says the state holds $125 million in unclaimed property belonging to 350,000 Nebraskans or former state residents. “And that property can include a lot […] Read More »

No captains named yet, but Pelini points out leaders on the defense (AUDIO)

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The Husker football team is done with what they call Fall Camp, but now today as they practice they move into game week mode for their season opener against Florida Atlantic. On Saturday the team just went through situational walk-throughs, a light practice just over an hour. Bo Pelini revamped his practice schedule this season […] Read More »

Shields set to face Jeter, Yanks in makeup game

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Derek Jeter's farewell tour will head to Kansas City for "one night only" when the Yankees play a makeup game Monday against the first-place Royals. The pit stop will finish a four-game series that was rained out in early June and feature James Shields... Read More »

Husker volleyball puts on a great show in front of it’s fans at Red-White scrimmage

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The White team defeated the Red, 3-1, Saturday night during the Red-White match in front of 6,150 fans at the Bob Devaney Center. The White won the first three sets (25-10, 29-27, 25-19) before the Red captured set four by a score of 25-19. Five Huskers finished with double-figure kills in the match, led by a […] Read More »

Husker soccer comes up short against DePaul

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The Nebraska soccer team (1-1) came up short in its attempt at an opening weekend sweep, falling to DePaul 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Nebraska Soccer Field. Sophomore Jaycie Johnson scored for the Huskers in the 89th minute off an assist from Caroline Flynn to give NU a chance in the closing minutes. Johnson’s […] Read More »

Royals stymied by Texas as Central lead drops to 2

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So the Texas Rangers were short of pitching and had to use a spot starter on Sunday and, wouldn't you know, the Kansas City bats were stilled. Scott Baker and his bullpen buddies contrived to cool off the Royals, 3-1, on a sun-drenched, 96-degree after... Read More »

Royals win challenge on inning-ending DP

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The Royals pulled off an inning-ending double play in the seventh inning on Sunday by prevailing in an instant-replay challenge. Read More »

Royals to pay tribute to Jeter on Monday night

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The Royals, because of a rainout, will hold a delayed tribute to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter for his distinguished playing career which ends this season. Read More »

Holland not dwelling on back-to-back 40-save seasons

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Although Greg Holland is the first Kansas City closer to record back-to-back 40-save seasons since Dan Quisenberry in 1983-84, he's not dwelling on the distinction. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: Aug. 23

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Royals 2014 first-round pick and sixth-ranked Royals prospect Brandon Finnegan posted a 1-2-3 sixth against NW Arkansas. Mark Threlkeld hit a two-run homer, his second in three days. Read More »