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Vargas to take on old team in series opener

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Friday's opener marks the second straight series for Kansas City against a California team, as the Royals follow a series against the Dodgers with one against the Angels. Jason Vargas will lead the Kansas City side opposite Los Angeles' Matt Shoemaker. Read More »

Teen dies in one car accident in Lincoln

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A 16-year-old Lincoln resident died in a one vehicle wreck in the city. The Lincoln Police Department reports a witness indicates Blake Burklund ran a red light, drove through the intersection, left the roadway, and struck an embankment. Burklund was p... Read More »

Sen. Johanns pleased with Supreme Court recess appointment ruling

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Sen. Mike Johanns is pleased the United States Supreme Court has ruled President Barack Obama exceeded his authority in making recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012. Johanns says the Supreme Court Justices reasserted the balance of power between the executive and the legislative branch of government. “They basically said that look, […] Read More »

Trooper stops car for speeding on I-80, seizes two pounds of heroin

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A state highway patrol trooper stopped a car for speeding on I-80 in Seward County and confiscated two pounds of heroin. The Nebraska State Patrol reports the trooper stopped the car late Wednesday morning just west of the Beaver Crossing exit on I-80. The trooper searched the car after obtaining permission. The patrol says the […] Read More »

“Emma” and “Mason” top baby names in Nebraska in 2013

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Nebraska parents preferred the names “Emma” and “Mason” last year with “Olivia” and “Liam” coming in a close second. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has released the list of top baby names for 2013, compared with the top names from 1920. In 1920, “Mary” was the top girl’s name with “Robert” the […] Read More »

Grandparents – keep medications out of sight

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Last year the Nebraska Regional Poison Control Center received over 1,000 calls from panicked grandparents after their grandchild took ore or more of their medications. This is the time of year when grandparents are summer babysitters or have grandchildren stay for longer periods of time. The Poison Center wants to remind them to lock up […] Read More »

Davis dominating presence in Royals’ bullpen

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Sans a hiccup in Wednesday night's 5-4 loss to the Dodgers that saw his ERA from 1.10 to 1.34, the Royals' Wade Davis has been one of the premier relievers in the Majors. And his teammates are glad they don't have to face him. Read More »

Duffy still earning his Majors stripes with KC

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Danny Duffy is here to stay. The Royals left-hander's fine start to this season -- 10 starts, 2.69 ERA -- and his anointed status as one of the organization's top young arms makes this a given. To everyone except Duffy, that is. Read More »

Metro area serial robber suspect behind bars

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Businesses in the Omaha metro area will sleep a bit easier now what a suspected serial robber is behind bars. Omaha, Council Bluffs and Carter Lake police officers were on the look-out for the suspect after nearly a dozen recent armed robberies. Council Bluffs police arrested 24 year old Matthew Koval after seeing him run […] Read More »

Omaha man killed during home invasion

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A 41 year old Omaha man is dead after a home break-in Wednesday night in the northeast part of the city. When police arrived just after 11:30 they found Timothy Marzettie with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was rushed to a hospital where he later died. Police are looking for two male suspects and […] Read More »

Omaha native ready for boxing championship match

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For the first time in more than 40 years a world boxing championship match is being held in Omaha Saturday night. Omaha native Terence Crawford will go against Yorkis Gamboa for the Lightweight World Boxing Championship. Crawford is very pleased to be home and that the event is going to be held at the CenturyLinkCenter. […] Read More »

Commerce Department revision says economy shrunk by three percent

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A revision by the Commerce Department indicates the United States economy contracted by nearly three percent in the first quarter of the year. The numbers were bad enough before. The Commerce Department earlier reported the economy shrunk by a percentage point in the first three months of the year. The revision discloses the economy struggled […] Read More »

Vandy wins the College World Series on a go-ahead homer in the eighth

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Inserted in the lineup as Vanderbilt’s No. 4 cleanup hitter, junior centerfielder John Norwood hit a game-winning home run as the Commodores beat Virginia 3-2 for its first national title in a men’s sport and just the second in school history.  Norwood came into Game 3 with seven hits in the College World Series, including two […] Read More »

NEA members head to national convention in Denver

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Nearly 100 educators and administrators from Nebraska will join 9,000 from across the nation at the 152nd National Education Association meeting in Denver June 26th – July 6. Nancy Fulton is the president of the Nebraska Education Association and says there are a number of key issues that will be on the agenda. She thinks […] Read More »

Progress is slow & steady in tornado-tossed Pilger

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The Stanton County Sheriff’s Department has been pulling extra duty since tornadoes ripped across the county in northeast Nebraska last Monday, wiping out much of the town of Pilger. Sheriff Mike Unger says his staff is continuing to do well, despite the lack of sleep. “We’re holding up, we’re going to get through this,” Sheriff […] Read More »