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Gordon using all tools to fuel Royals’ playoff push

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There are countless figures and anecdotes that underscore Alex Gordon's brilliance in left field -- like his Major League-leading 64 outfield assists since 2011, or Royals outfield coach Rusty Kuntz's proclamation that Gordon might be the best left fie... Read More »

Teen arrested in shooting death of Omaha jewelry store owner

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Omaha police have made an arrest in Wednesday’s shooting death of jewelry store owner, 71 year old Jim Minshall. 18 year old Milton Dortch has been booked for 1st Degree Murder, Use of a weapon and for Robbery. He is being held without bond. There was an active warrant for Dortch’s arrest for the robbery […] Read More »

Man found dead on banks of South Platte River identified

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A man found dead along the banks of the South Platte River has been identified as a man from Colorado. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office identifies the murder victim as 43-year-old Lonnie Sanchez of Hoehne, CO. Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Sanchez in North Platte. Police received a report […] Read More »

Head-on crash outside Lincoln kills one, injures another

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A head-on crash southwest of Lincoln killed one and injured another. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports the crash occurred very early Thursday morning when a sports utility vehicle, attempting to pass another car, collided with a car just outside Lincoln. The driver of the car, 28-year-old Abraham Raymundo of Crete, was taken to a […] Read More »

Most Americans fail at recommended dietary guidelines

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USDA’s Food Pyramid started appearing on food items back in 1992 when it was replaced by MyPlate in 2011.  Both provide information on the current nutrition guidelines regarding food categories and amounts one should eat for a healthy diet. So, how are Nebraskans and other Americans doing following those guidelines? Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee member […] Read More »

Hawk, Stone provide soundtrack to Aoki’s big series

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Like Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, the hits just kept coming for Nori Aoki, much to the amazement of White Sox announcers Ken "Hawk" Harrelson and Steve Stone. Read More »

Senate taking up amendment to combat ISIL today

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Nebraska U-S Senator Mike Johanns is pleased that legislation is quickly making its way through Congress to combat the terrorist group ISIL. The U-S House passed an amendment that would provide funding to the Department of Defense and the State Department to equip and train moderate forces fighting ISIL in Syria. It also requires a […] Read More »

Moore’s big gamble paying off for Royals

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Dayton Moore's decision to trade four prospects to the Rays for James Shields and Wade Davis helped to push the Royals over the hump. Read More »

Nebraska hopes conference will lead to increased trade with Japan (AUDIO)

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Nebraska hosts the 50th annual Midwest US-Japan Association annual conference; in 2018. Gov. Dave Heineman says the conference should spur Nebraska exports to Japan and Japanese investment in Nebraska. “I’m especially gratified that we’re going to host the 50th,” Heineman tells reporters during an announcement. “Anniversaries like that tend to be a little more important. […] Read More »

If NU wants to rattle Miami’s freshman QB, they need to take away his run game (AUDIO)

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Miami will start a true freshman at quarterback Brad Kaaya and so far the reviews on him have all been positive. Husker defensive coordinator John Papuchis talks about how the kid doesn’t get rattled.  However, 92,000 fans in Memorial Stadium on Saturday may change that. Defensive end Randy Gregory thinks so. The Canes averaging 247 passing […] Read More »

Creighton grabs first set, but 9th ranked Nebraska volleyball wins the match

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The Creighton Volleyball team went into Lincoln and won the first set before No. 9 Nebraska rallied for the final three sets to take a 3-1 victory over the visiting Bluejays before a sold-out crowd of 8,060 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Scores were 21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20. Nebraska won its sixth straight match, […] Read More »

Expert: Gas prices may fall closer to $3/gallon in Nebraska

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With fall arriving next week, gasoline prices are falling in Nebraska — and one analyst says they may dip closer to $3 a gallon by the end of next month. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says the statewide average price for a gallon of self-service unleaded gas is now $3.35, that’s down seven cents a gallon in […] Read More »

Friday marks six years of delays for Keystone XL project

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On September 19th, 2008 TransCanada began its approval process with the U-S federal government to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The southern portion was ordered fast-tracked and has been in operation for several years. The northern portion goes through Nebraska and the permit process stalled after a conflict regarding the route. That issue was addressed […] Read More »

Royals playoff tickets go on sale today

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With the regular season winding down, the Royals announced that potential American League Wild Card and AL Divisional Series tickets will go on sale to the general public today. Read More »

Kansas City drops Sale, sits half-game back of Tigers

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Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer and Alcides Escobar went deep for a solo shot as the Royals turned up the heat against AL Cy Young candidate Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Nori Aoki set the clu... Read More »