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Study: Deadly hog disease PEDV can travel in feed

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A deadly virus that’s driving up pork prices as it’s wiped out as many as one in every ten piglets in Nebraska in the past year can be spread through hog feed, according to new research. Dr. Scott Dee, the study’s lead author and research director at Minnesota’s Pipestone Veterinary Services, says they were stunned […] Read More »

Ventura, first-place Royals roll into series with Rangers

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The last time the Royals were in first place this late in the season was in 2003, though they couldn't hold their lead and make the postseason. As Kansas City tries to ensure that history doesn't repeat itself, Yordano Ventura takes the hill against Co... Read More »

Royals enjoying their success, not looking too far ahead

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It's been 29 years since the Royals last enjoyed baseball's postseason. No sense getting in a hurry right now. Manager Ned Yost certainly isn't. He is enjoying what has happened in the last month, but he knows better than to start thinking about what c... Read More »

Duffy, Royals can’t slam door on Rockies

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Colorado's Matt McBride came through with his first career grand slam to hand the Royals a 5-2 loss on Wednesday night and put an end to their streak of eighth consecutive series victories. Read More »

Perez scratched with sore right knee, to have MRI

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Royals catcher Salvador Perez will go for an MRI on his sore right knee Thursday after he was a late scratch for Wednesday's series finale against the Rockies. Read More »

Yost rewards Colon with start at third

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While it wasn't exactly glamorous, Christian Colon came through with a big-time play Tuesday when he was asked to pitch-hit in the eighth. And on Wednesday, manager Ned Yost rewarded him with a start at third and a chance to prove himself in the leadof... Read More »

Royals unveil special ticketing discount for Thursday

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For one day only, the Royals are offering their fans an opportunity to watch the hottest team in baseball at a discounted price. On Thursday, fans will be able to purchase single-game tickets online at www.royals.com or by phone for the Royals remainin... Read More »

Teen-age driver in fatal crash charged with texting while driving

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A Sidney teen-ager will be in court on suspicion of texting while driving in the fatal accident of another teen from Chappell. A petition has been filed by the Cheyenne County Attorney’s Office against 16-year-old Hayden Graham in juvenile court on charges of motor vehicle homicide, texting while driving, careless driving and failing to stay […] Read More »

Cut cable cuts off main State Patrol phone number; alternative now in use

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A cut cable has cut off phone serve to the main business number operated by the Nebraska State Patrol. NSP reports a phone outage caused by the cut cable has disrupted phone service to the Nebraska State Patrol main business number (402) 471-4545 and the Nebraska State Patrol non-emergency Highway Helpline 1-800-525-5555 (*55). The outage […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: Aug. 19

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Carlos Peguero drove in all four Omaha runs. He hit a solo homer in the second, a two-run shot in the fourth and an RBI double in the sixth. Read More »

First Lady throws cold water on Governor; all for a good cause

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First Lady Sally Ganem did the honors. Gov. Dave Heineman got drenched. All for a good cause. The First Lady dumped a bucket of ice water onto the governor to fulfill Heineman’s acceptance of the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” In addition, Heineman donated $100 to the ALS Association’s Nebraska Chapter. “I’m glad to be able […] Read More »

Nationstar slashes more jobs in Scottsbluff

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A Texas-based mortgage company is cutting more jobs at its office in the Nebraska panhandle. Officials with Nationstar Mortgage say they plan to eliminate another 90 positions at the firm’s facility in Scottsbluff. The cuts are expected to start within a matter of weeks, during September and October. Back in March, Nationstar announced it would […] Read More »

Nationstar to lay off more employees in Scottsbluff

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Amid overall good state economic news comes a sour note for the Panhandle. Nationstar Mortgage has announced it will eliminate 90 more jobs in its Scottsbluff office. The company based in Lewisville, Texas had already announced earlier in the year that it would cut 105 jobs in Scottsbluff. The reductions will leave approximately 150 Nationstar […] Read More »

Former deputy pleads not guilty to charges he lied about being shot

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Former southeastern Nebraska deputy sheriff Joshua Nincehelser has pleaded not guilty to charges that he lied about getting shot while on duty. Nincehelser faces one felony charge and three misdemeanor charges for allegedly calling in a false report of being shot during a traffic stop last year while on duty as a Richardson County sheriff’s […] Read More »

Gregory says the NU defense needs some swagger (AUDIO)

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Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory talked after practice about how athletic and talented he thinks the Black Shirts will be this year, but he says there has to be a certain level of confidence that comes with success Ohio State learned they will be without their starting quarterback Braxton Miller, a Heisman hopeful. He suffered […] Read More »