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US Senate candidate Jenkins says Nebraska is ready for an independent

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A recent public opinion poll indicates Nebraska voters would consider voting for an independent candidate for United States Senate. Independent candidate Jim Jenkins commissioned the poll and says its results are encouraging. “Well, I think it reflects that Nebraskans have historically been pretty independent and open-minded. I think we’re political pragmatists,” Jenkins tells Nebraska Radio […] Read More »

Nebraska volleyball picked behind Penn State

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The Big Ten Conference released its preseason volleyball poll on Thursday afternoon and Nebraska’s 2014 squad was picked second by the league’s coaches. Senior Mary Pollmiller and sophomore Kadie Rolfzen were named to the 15-member preseason All-Big Ten team, with Rolfzen an unanimous selection. The 2014 season marks Nebraska’s fourth season as a member of […] Read More »

KC’s acquisitions bring veteran clubhouse presence

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The Royals' four acquisitions during this season all share a pair of characteristics that made them enticing for Kansas City: experience and compatibility. Read More »

Chen, Royals to raise cancer awareness, funds

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Pitcher Bruce Chen will lead the Royals' effort to raise awareness and funds for cancer-related charities, the Major League Baseball Players Association announced. Read More »

Deadly school bus – pick up accident in Saunders County

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An East Butler Public School bus with 11 students on board collided with a pick up around 7:30 Thursday morning on a county road northwest of Valparaiso. Saunders County Sheriff Kevin Stukenholtz says the pick up driver was thrown from the vehicle when it rolled.  That person was airlifted to a Lincoln hospital and pronounced dead. […] Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 13

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Fourth-ranked Royals prospect Hunter Dozier Hunter hit a two-run homer for NW Arkansas. Read More »

Scammers targeting more utility customers

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Scammers apparently are working overtime to take advantage of hard working Nebraskans. Omaha Public Power District spokesperson Jodi Baker says so far this month 36 customers reported receiving calls from someone claiming to be from the utility demanding money. Customers reported seven calls in July and 27 in June. Baker says customers have reported the […] Read More »

One person killed, others injured in pick-up, bus crash (UPDATE)

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One person has died, two others have been critically wounded in a pick-up, school bus crash in eastern Nebraska. None of the students on the East Butler Public Schools bus was seriously injured, though they all went to a local hospital as a precaution. Saunders County Sheriff Kevin Stukenholtz says the pick-up driver, 50-year-old Steven […] Read More »

TransCanada disputes “new” study on Keystone XL pollution (AUDIO)

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A new study contends Keystone XL will add much more carbon emission to the atmosphere than estimated by the State Department. TransCanada contends the study isn’t new and doesn’t reflect reality. The study by the Stockholm Environmental Institute indicates Keystone would increase greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 121 million tons of carbon dioxide […] Read More »

“You Drink & Drive, You Lose” crackdown starts Friday

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Nebraska’s “You Drink & Drive, You Lose” impaired driving crackdown starts Friday and runs through Labor Day. Sixty-three law enforcement agencies across the state will be putting in extra time looking for drunken drivers. During the previous three years Nebraska has averaged 10 traffic fatalities, including averaging four that were alcohol or drug-related, for this […] Read More »

As school starts, some rural districts face teacher shortage

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This is the first day of class for many Nebraska school districts and some administrators are still scrambling to fill out their faculty rosters. Ted Hillman, superintendent for the Boyd and Lynch school district, says filling open teaching positions hasn’t been easy. “The Nebraska legislature and local schools have worked hard to maintain what they […] Read More »

Vargas’ shutout gives Royals’ bullpen a break

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The effect of Jason Vargas' 3-0 shutout of the A's on Wednesday night extended further than improving his team's record as manager Ned Yost got to rest his bullpen as well. Relievers Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland were merely observers. Read More »

Shields, Royals shoot for series win against A’s

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In a prime pitching matchup, James Shields and the Royals go for a series win over Jeff Samardzija and the A's on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Vargas blanks A’s as Royals hold Central lead

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Jason Vargas retired the final 23 batters in tossing his first Royals shutout, while Omar Infante belted a two-run homer in a 3-0 win over the A's on Wednesday night. Read More »

Manaea fires his first shutout for Wilmington

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Left-hander Sean Manaea, the Royals' No. 3 prospect, according to MLB.com, threw a shutout on Wednesday in leading Class A Advanced Wilmington to a 4-0 victory over Frederick in Game 1 of a doubleheader in the Carolina League. Read More »