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Escobar shuns rest to play in Japan Series

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After 162 regular season games with the Royals and 15 more in the postseason, Alcides Escobar still wanted to play more baseball. So instead of resting in November, the Venezuelan native opted to take part in the Japan All-Star series. Read More »

Yost third in AL Manager of the Year balloting

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Kansas City's Ned Yost, who steered the club into the postseason for the first time since 1985, finished third in voting for the 2014 BBWAA American League Manager of the Year Award. Read More »

Nats’ Williams, Orioles’ Showalter win Manager of Year Awards

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The Nationals' Matt Williams and the Orioles' Buck Showalter were announced as the 2014 Manager of the Year Award winners, as chosen by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Read More »

Royals keeping close eye on Shields

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General manager Dayton Moore said it will be tough for the Royals to match offers from big-revenue franchises, but he refuses to concede that he'll lose No. 1 starter James Shields. Read More »

ACLU takes aim at Nebraska ban on same-sex marriage

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The American Civil Liberties Union will challenge Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage, again. The ACLU filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the ban in 2003. A federal judge agreed and struck down the law in 2005, but a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled the judge and reinstated the ban. […] Read More »

Priest from Omaha Archdiocese dies in traffic accident in Missouri

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A priest with the Omaha Archdiocese has died in a traffic accident in Missouri. Archdiocese Chancellor Tim McNeil says the Rev. Francis “Frank” Partusch was struck by a car and killed Monday evening on Missouri Highway 76 on the west side of Branson. Partusch was on vacation in Branson, which is located in southwestern Missouri. […] Read More »

Federal judge strikes down geographic requirement in Nebraska petitions

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A federal judge has struck down part of the state initiative petition requirement. Senior United States District Judge Joseph Bataillon threw out the requirement that petition organizers must gather signatures of at least five percent of the registered voters in 38 of Nebraska’s 93 counties. Attorney Dave Domina, who represented Omaha resident Kent Bernbeck in […] Read More »

Big Ten baseball tournament returning to Omaha in 2016 and 2018

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The Big Ten Conference announced that TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., will once again serve as the host venue for the Big Ten Baseball Tournament in 2016 and 2018 after setting record attendance numbers last season. The annual event will return to the site of the NCAA Division I Men’s College World Series from […] Read More »

Ice and snow covered roads

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Omaha residents woke up to a sheet of ice covering streets and roads this morning. Director of Public Works Bob Stubbe says they rely on the forecast to schedule snow plows and the application of sand, salt and brine. Monday evening that forecast called for about one-quarter inch of dry snow and Stubbe scheduled trucks […] Read More »

Two arrested after marijuana bust at Southeast CC dorm

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Two Southeast Community College coeds have been arrested after police say resident assistants found nearly two pounds of marijuana in their dorm in Beatrice. Beatrice Police Sergeant Brian Carver say police got a call late Monday evening and responded to Washington Hall. “A couple of residence assistants smelled the odor of marijuana. They searched the […] Read More »

Three Grand Island residents killed in Ohio plane crash

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An investigation continues into a plane crash that killed three Grand Island residents. Authorities in Paulding County, Ohio say a small airplane piloted by 59-year-old Dr. Michael McCarty of Grand Island crashed in a field in Latty Township. Two passengers in the plane, 65-year-old Wayne Weiss and his wife, 62-year-old Rosalee Weiss, died in the […] Read More »

Keeping outdoor pets safe in bitter cold weather

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Temperatures dropped more than 20-degrees in just a few hours Monday afternoon and wind chill factors were in single digits Tuesday morning. The Nebraska Humane Society’s Pam Wiese says outdoor pets didn’t have a chance to slowly adapt to colder weather so it is important owners take precautions to keep them safe and warm. Wiese […] Read More »

Bitter cold, snow descend on Nebraska

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What a difference a day makes. Bitterly cold temperatures swept into Nebraska overnight, bringing a bit of snow with it, making for a white Veterans Day. Temperatures plummeted throughout the state. It was 58 degrees in Omaha on Monday; 28 today. In Lincoln, the high Monday reached 56 degrees. The National Weather Service forecasts a […] Read More »

Creighton goalie honored by BIG EAST after recording his tenth shutout (VIDEO)

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Creighton men’s soccer junior Connor Sparrow earned BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honors. Sparrow helped the Bluejays to a 3-0 victory over Providence to give CU the 2014 BIG EAST regular season title on Friday evening at Morrison Stadium. He posted his 10th shutout of the season against the Friars while making four saves. Sparrow […] Read More »

Two Huskers honored by B1G volleyball

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Kelsey Fien was named Big Ten Player of the Week, and Meghan Haggerty earned Defensive Player of the Week. Fien had a match-high 15 kills along with four blocks against Purdue and added 11 kills against Indiana. Fien is the first Husker to be named B1G Player of the Week since Kelsey Robinson on Nov. 18 […] Read More »