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Chen eyeing return to Royals after rehab success

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Left-hander Bruce Chen celebrated his 37th birthday on Thursday and soon might be celebrating his return to the Royals' active roster. Read More »

Royals win challenge on costly Tigers miscue

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One batter after driving in the game-tying run in the fourth inning, Miguel Cabrera's bizarre baserunning gaffe potentially cost the Tigers an add-on run. Read More »

Rebuilding after a tornado

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As residents of Pilger continue to clean up after Monday’s deadly tornado, Fred Standa knows the path to recovery is not an easy one. Standa was the mayor of Mapleton, Iowa in April of 2011 when an EF-3 tornado hit the town of 14-hundred. He says somehow you get by with a little help from […] Read More »

Glass proud, thrilled during Royals’ first-place run

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Royals owner David Glass was an eyewitness as the Royals' winning streak got into double figures at Comerica Park, and no one could be happier. "They have really been fun to watch, and they're playing their best ball of the year. They're playing with c... Read More »

Flu-like symptoms keep Gordon out of lineup

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Left fielder Alex Gordon dressed slowly and deliberately as if every move was an effort after the Royals' 2-1 loss on Thursday. He was a late scratch from Kansas City's lineup because of a bout with the flu. Read More »

Sen. Fischer seeks to increase micro loan limits to small business

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Sen. Deb Fischer is looking at ways to help small businesses in Nebraska and across the country. Fischer has introduced legislation that seeks to increase access to capital for people looking to start a small business. “Studies have shown that the availability of microfinance services increased household incomes and strengthened families and community,” Fischer tells […] Read More »

Study to help reduce prison population underway (AUDIO)

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An effort to reform the Nebraska criminal justice system with an eye to reducing prison population is underway. Reforming state sentencing laws and incarceration isn’t easy, according to Gov. Dave Heineman. “It’s a challenge every single day,” Heineman tells reporters during a news conference in his Capitol office. “Obviously, if the criminals would quit committing […] Read More »

Royals boast strong group of Minor League prospects

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Despite the dissolution of what was deemed possibly the best farm system in team history in 2011, Kansas City remains stacked with young talent waiting in the wings. Read More »

Royals bolster strong group of Minor League prospects

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Despite the dissolution of what was deemed possibly the best farm system in team history in 2011, Kansas City remains stacked with young talent waiting in the wings. Read More »

Omaha Police Department on COPS

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The Omaha Police Department has partnered with the Spike television series COPS. A news release from the department states this is part of an on-going community policing imitative. Showing our officers in action is the ultimate form of transparency. Community policing is imperative to gaining and keeping the trust of the citizens of Omaha. “I’m […] Read More »

All three candidates in Upper Big Blue race advance to General Election

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All three candidates in the race for the Upper Big Blue NRD, Subdistrict 4, will appear on the November ballot after the Nebraska State Board of Canvassers addressed a mistake made in the May 13th primary. The board ordered a recount after learning that the race was inadvertently left off the ballot for approximately 2,000 […] Read More »

Audit shows problems with state’s gambling commission

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State auditors conducting a review on the Nebraska Commission on Problem Gambling saw red flags when it came to awarding contracts to help problem gamblers. Auditor Mike Foley says the commission formed in July of 2013 and hired an interim director. That person was the director of a group that provided services to those with […] Read More »

Unorthodox journey for Royals prospect Way

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As Cole Way's name scrolled across the MLB.com Draft tracker, two things stood out. First, the jaw-dropping measurements listed next to the Royals' 38th-round selection: 6-foot-11, 235 pounds. Second, Way's school being listed as the University of Tuls... Read More »

Royals Minor League report: June 18

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Royals No. 19-ranked prospect Cheslor Cuthbert recorded three hits (two doubles), two RBI and two runs in NW Arkansas' 8-2 win over Arkansas. Read More »

Day five CWS: Texas hits the first homer and knocks out UC-Irvine

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Texas shortstop C.J Hinojosa’s home run in the seventh inning, the first in 115 innings of play at the CWS, gave the Longhorns a 1-0 win against the UC-Irvine Anteaters.   That lone run stood up behind another solid pitching performance from Longhorn’s ace Chad Hollingsworth, who pitched eight shutout innings. Texas as a team had […] Read More »