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Royals call up righty Coleman, designate Maxwell

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The Royals called up right-hander Casey Coleman from Triple-A Omaha on Friday to fill out the bullpen, while designating outfielder Justin Maxwell for assignment. Read More »

Optimistic Economic Outlook for Nebraska

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There’s more good economic news for Nebraska. UNL Bureau of Business Research Director Eric Thompson notes that their latest monthly economic survey surged according to a variety of factors. While the outlook hasn’t been consistently strong in 2014, their latest survey shows projected growth at its strongest showing since last December, with solid, moderate growth […] Read More »

Game & Parks Free Park Entry & Fishing Day on Saturday

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Residents and non-residents of Nebraska are encouraged to visit a state park or recreation area on Saturday. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says it is their annual Free Park Entry and Fishing Day. He says there is no charge to get into the gate or to fish but other fees will remain […] Read More »

Omaha man jumps from balcony to escape fire

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An Omaha man jumped from a balcony to escape an apartment building fire Thursday evening. The fire started on an upper floor of the Piccadilly Square Apartments at 144th and West Maple Streets around 9:30 pm. The man was on the third floor and jumped from the balcony to escape the smoke and flames. He […] Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: May 15

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Christian Colon recorded three hits, an RBI and two runs, extending his hitting streak to seven games in Omaha's 10-6 win over Memphis. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: May 16

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Christian Colon recorded three hits, an RBI and two runs, extending his hitting streak to seven games in Omaha's 10-6 win over Memphis. Read More »

Effort to increase Nebraska’s minimum wage

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Two Nebraska state senators are leading an effort to increase the minimum wage. Several organizations are behind the group Nebraskans For Better Wages and they plan on gathering signatures to put a measure on the November ballot that would increase the state’s minimum wage to $9 by 2016. Senator Danielle Conrad of Lincoln says increasing […] Read More »

Omaha companies make a donation to Manning’s foundation

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Peyton Manning put Omaha in the national spotlight when he called out the city’s name several times during the post season. The Denver Bronco’s quarterback was in Omaha on Thursday and says, “I never thought a football play call word would turn into a way to raise money for kids that are going through tough […] Read More »

Primary over, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook ready for general campaign (AUDIO)

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He has been waiting out the primary election. Now, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook is ready to take the gubernatorial race to all Nebraskans. Hassebrook, the former executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons, watched closely the Republican primary for governor won by Omaha executive Pete Ricketts. It featured a lot of third party […] Read More »

Nebraska softball opens regional play today against Kansas

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The 19th-ranked Nebraska softball team begins postseason play this weekend at the NCAA Columbia Regional, hosted by the University of Missouri. The Huskers will open the regional Friday at 12:30 p.m. against Kansas, before the 15th-seeded Tigers host Bradley at 3 p.m. Nebraska is seeking back-to-back trips to the Women’s College World Series, after the […] Read More »

Stellar pitching from Sinclair leads Huskers to victory over Illini

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Junior right-hander Chance Sinclair doubled his career high in strikeouts with 10, while Austin Darby and Ryan Boldt each homered in a 2-1 series-opening victory for the No. 26 Nebraska baseball team (36-17, 17-5 Big Ten) over the Illinois Fighting Illini (30-18, 16-6 Big Ten). The Huskers have now won eight-straight games and are a […] Read More »

Rally falls short as Creighton baseball falls at Xavier

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Despite a three-run rally in the ninth, the Creighton baseball team fell to Xavier by the score of 9-4 on Thursday, May 15. The loss dropped Creighton to 28-16-1 on the season and 12-4 in BIG EAST play, while Xavier moved to 26-24 overall and 8-8 in conference action. Creighton and Xavier will continue the […] Read More »

High School Boys State Soccer scores and schedule

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Class A Thursday first round Creighton Prep 3, Omaha South 2 Omaha Westside 2, Grand Island 1 Lincoln Southwest 4, Millard West 1 South Sioux City 2, Lincoln East 1 Saturday’s semifinals Creighton Prep (18-1) vs. Omaha Westside (14-4) Lincoln Southwest (16-1) vs. South Sioux City (18-1) Class B Friday’s first round Schuyler (15-3) vs. Ralston […] Read More »

High School Girls State Soccer scores and schedule

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Class B Thursday First Round Hastings 2, Omaha Skutt 1, SO Gretna 5, Columbus Scotus 1 Class A Friday’s semifinals Millard North (17-2) vs. Kearney (16-3) Omaha Marian (16-1) vs. Millard West (14-4)   Read More »

Report: Nebraska’s elderly are driving longer & are safer, more vulnerable

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A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds older Americans are spending more time behind the wheel compared to previous generations. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for AAA-Nebraska, says there’s been a big rise in recent years in the number of senior citizens holding onto their driver’s licenses. “In fact, about 84% of all […] Read More »