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Royals beef up bullpen by acquiring Frasor

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The Royals made a move to strengthen their bullpen on Wednesday, acquiring right-hander Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers. Read More »

Congressman Terry wants secrets to stop

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Nebraska 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry says the secrets in Washington have to stop. He says the Obama Administration is going out of their way not to inform states about the thousands of young illegal immigrants from Central America crossing the border. Congressman Terry says he introduced a bill to force Homeland Security and the […] Read More »

Royals get Frasor from Rangers for Minors arm Patton

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The Royals on Wednesday acquired veteran right-handed reliever Jason Frasor from the Rangers for Minor League reliever Spencer Patton. Read More »

NU receiver pleads guilty to marijuana charge

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Nebraska wide receiver Jariah Tolbert entered a plea of guilty for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana on Tuesday, from a June 12th incident on tennis courts on the Nebraska-Lincoln campus. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound freshman from Louisiana pleaded not guilty, on the charge of obstructing an officer. Tolbert will pay a $300 fine […] Read More »

Nebraska fan day set for August 1st

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The 2014 Husker football team will hold their annual Nebraska Football Fan Day on Friday, Aug. 1. The event at Memorial Stadium will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. inside Memorial Stadium. All Husker players that will be part of preseason camp will be in attendance and available to fans. Autograph cards and other items […] Read More »

Johanns asserts 6.1% unemployment rate doesn’t reflect reality (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns has questioned the Federal Reserve chairwoman on whether she is satisfied with the progress on the federal unemployment rate. Johanns, during a Senate Banking Committee hearing, told Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen that while a 6.1% percent unemployment rate looks impressive, only about 63% of Americans are actually in the labor market. […] Read More »

First case of West Nile reported in Nebraska

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A five-county public health district in southeast Nebraska has reported its first human case of West Nile virus this season. Kim Plouzek of Public Health Solutions Emergency and Environmental Programs, said the first human case in the district discovered Sunday, comes earlier, than usual. The season usually peaks in August or September. P-H-S would not […] Read More »

“Raising Nebraska” exhibit new at state fair

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There is a new exhibit at this year’s Nebraska State Fair. Associate Dean for UNL Extension and State 4-H Program Administrator Kathleen Lodl says “Raising Nebraska” is a 25,000 foot interactive display about agriculture.  Lodl says it includes a full-sized pivot irrigation system, a video theater enclosed in a grain bin, a virtual combine ride […] Read More »

Large chicken farm proposed for southeastern Nebraska

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Gage County leaders will consider a special permit next week for a proposed poultry operation that would be one of the state’s largest. The facility would be built near Blue Springs with six buildings to house more than 150,000 chickens. James Zimmerman says he’s researched modern methods used by MBA Poultry near Tecumseh where 26 […] Read More »

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 »