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Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 5

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The Storm Chasers lost a matinee finale, finishing 2-2 vs. Iowa. Read More »

Lincoln man fatally stabbed at birthday party

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A 46-year-old Lincoln man stabbed in the chest during a birthday party at his home late last night died of his wounds early this morning. The Lincoln Police Department reports officers arrested a relative at the scene and recovered a knife they believe to be the murder weapon. Police spokeswoman Katie Flood says police were […] Read More »

Troubling trend: motorcycle deaths up in Nebraska (AUDIO)

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A motorcyclist died in Lincoln this week, the fourth in the city this year, the 14th statewide, a tragic trend. The numbers, as related by Fred Zwonechek with the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, are somber. “So far this year we have a total statewide 14 motorcycle fatalities. That compares to nine at this time […] Read More »

Federal funding will help complete flood control project

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President Obama recently signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act which provides protection for many Nebraskans. This legislation prioritizes the Western – Sarpy Clear Creek Flood Control Project and John Winkler, General Manager of the Papio – Missouri River Natural Resources District says this provides protection for those on both sides of the Platte […] Read More »

Lopers picked near the bottom of the MIAA conference

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Nebraska-Kearney football team is picked 10th (media) and 11th (coaches) in the MIAA preseason polls for the upcoming 2014 season.  The polls were released today as a part of MIAA Media Day at Sporting Park in Kansas City. The stadium is the new home of the NCAA Division II Championship game. Last fall, the Lopers […] Read More »

Chadron State picked for second place in the RMAC

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The Chadron State College football team is picked to finish second in the 2014 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.  The Eagles, who finished the 2013 season with an 8-3 record and a 7-2 mark in the league, received 69 votes to edge third-ranked Colorado School of Mines’ 67 votes. Colorado State University-Pueblo is […] Read More »

Expert: Now’s the time to top off propane tanks for winter heating

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While many Nebraskans have their air conditioners running during the heat of early August, one expert suggests they look ahead to wintertime and their home heating needs. Fuels analyst Harold Hommes says a very rapid rise in liquid propane prices last winter left many Nebraskans stunned and facing tough financial decisions. “We’re encouraging people to […] Read More »

Royals launch three homers in rout of D-backs

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Nori Aoki had a grand slam and Salvador Perez and Billy Butler each blasted a three-run homer as Kansas City flattened the Arizona Diamondbacks, 12-2, in Interleague Play at Chase Field on Tuesday night. Read More »

Ventura eyes series victory against D-backs

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Yordano Ventura will try to shut down the D-backs in his first career start against Arizona while Josh Collmenter looks to even the series at home on Wednesday night. Read More »

Gordon tallies 1,000th career hit with Royals

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Alex Gordon now has 1,000 hits for the Royals. Gordon followed a three-run homer by Billy Butler by slapping a single down the third-base line in the fifth inning on Tuesday night against D-backs left-hander Wade Miley. Read More »

Hayes accepts assignment to Triple-A

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Catcher Brett Hayes has decided to stay in the Royals' organization, accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A Omaha. Read More »

Royals may ask Shields, Guthrie to pinch-hit

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It only looks like Royals manager Ned Yost, in this National League rules series, is operating with a four-man bench. "Six," he said before the opener against the D-backs. Read More »

Royals broadcasts drawing strong numbers

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Royals telecasts have been the thing to watch this summer in Kansas City, according to TV provider Fox Sports. Read More »

Kansas City to be represented in RBI World Series

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A Kansas City, Kan., team is among 24 teams advancing to the 2014 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series. Read More »

Charges filed in fatal golf cart wreck last month

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Charges have been filed in a fatal golf cart accident in Gretna early last month. Sarpy County authorities have charged 24-year-old Cody Dembinski of Gretna with misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide and careless driving in the accident that took the life of 31-year-old Patrick Jurgensen of Gretna. According to the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, Jurgensen suffered […] Read More »