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Royals skip beat in their second walk-off defeat

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Jason Vargas fired seven strong innings in his Royals debut, but after Alex Gordon's sacrifice fly tied it in the ninth, the bullpen gave up another walk-off hit in a 2-1 loss to the Tigers in 10 innings on Wednesday at Comerica Park. Read More »

Unicameral fails to override mountain lion hunt veto

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Mountain lion hunting might well continue in Nebraska. The Unicameral has fallen short of the votes needed to override Gov. Dave Heineman’s veto of LB 671, which would strip authority from the Game and Parks Commission to schedule mountain lion hunting seasons. Still, the issue remains alive this legislative session. After the initial vote of […] Read More »

Tigers 2-for-2 in replay challenges vs. Royals

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Hours after Tigers manager Brad Ausmus talked about playing the percentages when determining whether to challenge a play, he won his first two opportunities in Wednesday's 2-1 walk-off win, including a potential game-saver in the 10th inning against th... Read More »

Royals seeking first victory in Ventura’s debut

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Right-hander Anibal Sanchez heads to the mound for his season debut with the Tigers seeking a three-game sweep of the Royals and Yordano Ventura on Thursday at Comerica Park. Read More »

Forensics Team Competes at Phillipsburg

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Phillipsburg Forensics Tournament
Team Places: 
1st – Quinter 249
2nd – Norton 248
3rd – Colby 116

Individual Placers:
Ashley Hildebrand – 1st Prose (State Qualifier)
Leif Carlson – 1st Extemporaneous (State Qualifier)
Steve Cummings – 1st Poetry (State Qualifier)
Cody O’Hare/Rachel Jones – 2nd I.D.A. (State Qualifier)
Landon Slipke – 2nd Informative (State Qualifier)
Leif Carlson/Cody O’Hare – 2nd Duet (State Qualifier)
Neysa Carlson – 2nd Humorous Solo (State Qualifier)
Steve Cummings – 2nd Prose (State Qualifier)
Brionnah Fessler – 2nd Oration (State Qualifier)
Morgan Farber – 3rd Informative
Lauren Mordecai – 3rd Serious Solo
Landon Slipke/Lauren Mordecai – 6th Duet

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Governor signs tax relief bills

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Nebraska Governor’s pen got quite a workout today. He signed into law a series of bills designed to provide tax relief. Those bills include: LB 987 that changes individual income tax brackets for inflation, social security and veteran retirement. LB 96 eliminates the sales tax on the purchase, lease, rental or storage, repair or replacement […] Read More »

Yost rates Salvy among MLB’s elite catchers

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Salvador Perez, of course, has done much more than go 4-for-4 on Opening Day against the Tigers. At 23, the Royals' catcher has already been an All-Star and won a Gold Glove Award. No wonder that his manager, Ned Yost, rates him among the best catchers... Read More »

Infante feeling pretty good about right elbow

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Royals second baseman Omar Infante prepared for the second game of the season on Wednesday with good vibes about his right elbow. Read More »

Reports from Arizona favorable for Coleman

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What's going on with Royals reliever Louis Coleman, left behind in Arizona with a finger bone bruise on his throwing hand? From all indications, things are going well with the right-hander. Read More »

Royals cueing up ‘Play It Forward’ contest

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The countdown is about to start in the "Play It Forward" contest to select a 2014 sixth-inning sing-along song for Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Papillion – La Vista Fire Department merger

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After 50 years of service, La Vista volunteer firefighters answered their last call. Tuesday morning La Vista merged with the Papillion Fire Department. Papillion Fire Chief Bill Bowes says they have 51 full time paid firefighters on the department and they will be staffing the two fire stations in La Vista 24/7. Chief Bowes believes […] Read More »

Huskers lose early lead and fall to Razorbacks

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The Nebraska baseball team (15-13, 1-2 Big Ten) fell to the Arkansas Razorbacks (18-10, 4-5 SEC) 4-3, after being held to just two hits. Tanner Lubach and Steven Reveles were the only Huskers to record a hit on the night, but the Huskers drew eight walks, including a career-high three by Austin Darby. Steven Reveles […] Read More »

Hooper gets AP honor, will compete in Final Four’s slam dunk and three-point contest

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Jordan Hooper was named second-team All-America award from The Associated Press, while sophomore Rachel Theriot added honorable-mention accolades for the Huskers. Hooper, the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year, finished her Nebraska career as the school’s career three-point leader with 295, which tied for fourth in Big Ten history. Hooper will compete in the […] Read More »

Two great pitchers set to square off against each other in NU-CU softball showdown

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The 20th-ranked Nebraska softball team hosts Creighton on Wednesday in the first of two meetings with the Bluejays this season, at Bowlin Stadium. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. NU’s Tatum Edwards ranks 30th nationally among all active Division I pitchers with 58 victories and 24th with 19 career shutouts. CU’s Becca Changtrom returns […] Read More »

Be prepared for severe weather by attending Lincoln symposium

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Springtime weather can quickly turn hazardous and Nebraskans of all ages need to be educated about the risks. The annual Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium will be held this weekend at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. UNL climatologist Ken Dewey says the offerings will include what’s called Family Weatherfest. “We have 12 stations with hands-on activities […] Read More »