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Valencia returns, but hand not at full health

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Danny Valencia returned to action Sunday after missing the last 19 games with a strained left hand. Valencia played nine innings at third base in the Royals' 2-1 series-finale loss to the Mariners, finishing 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Read More »

SUV going wrong way on interstate kills motorcyclist

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A motorcyclist was killed early this morning on I-480 near Dodge Street after being hit by an SUV going north in the southbound lanes. Law enforcement blocked off the interstate but the SUV detoured and crossed into Iowa using the Veterans Memorial Bridge. The SUV was later located in a parking lot at Ameristar Casino […] Read More »

Creighton doctor run over, killed while crossing busy Omaha street

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A professor of medicine at Creighton University has been struck and killed while crossing a major street in Omaha. The Omaha Police Department reports Dr. Edward Horowitz died about 40 minutes after being struck by a car at 38th and Dodge Streets. Police say the driver of the car, 31-year-old Pedro Diego-Antonio, fled the scene. […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: June 22

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Royals No. 7 prospect Bubba Starling had his fourth straight multi-hit game and a 10th inning home run to lead Wilmington to a victory over Frederick. Read More »

Southeastern Nebraska crash claims life of 83-year-old woman

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A fatal traffic accident in southeastern Nebraska has claimed the life of an 83-year-old woman. According to the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office, Joan Hendrickson of Shickley turned north on US 81 northwest of Strang Sunday afternoon when a southbound vehicle hit her car. The crash killed Hendrickson. The driver of the other vehicle and a […] Read More »

CWS, concert sell-out = parking snarls in Omaha

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Those heading to the T-D Ameritrade ballpark today for the College World Series can expect some competition for that parking space later tonight. Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority Communication’s Director Kristi Anderson says they will try their best to accommodate everyone heading to the first championship game at TD Ameritrade Park and  the Bruno Mars […] Read More »

Lincoln man accused of killing another over drug debt

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A Lincoln man has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a 31-year-old Lincoln man this past weekend. Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong says 26-year-old Danny Tucker is accused of killing Earl Richardson III, who he had argued with earlier. “And, Mr. Tucker then wound up coming back with […] Read More »

Pizza For Pilger fundraiser today

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One week ago today the town of Pilger was hit with an EF-4 tornado. Since the disaster thousands of people from around the country headed to Nebraska to help with the clean-up, made donations and continue to hold fund raisers to help those in the community. There is a fundraiser in the Omaha metro area […] Read More »

Nebraska woman drowns during dive in southern Missouri lake

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A Nebraska woman has drowned in a southern Missouri lake. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 30-year-old Sara Deines of Lincoln disappeared Friday evening during a group dive in Table Rock Lake, located near Kimberling City. Members of the group say she became separated from the rest and that the murkiness of the water hampered […] Read More »

Federal aid could offset livestock losses from tornadoes (AUDIO)

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Livestock producers affected by the tornadoes in the Pilger area could receive some disaster assistance from the federal government. The Pilger tornado destroyed houses and businesses. It also hit livestock producers as well. Sen. Mike Johanns has met with producers in wake of the tornado. “They’ve got dead livestock. We’ve got to somehow figure out […] Read More »

Storm Chasers rally twice to snap three game skid

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (42-34) forced extra innings after falling behind 5-0 early to the El Paso Chihuahuas (35-43), and fell behind again in the extra frame only to complete the comeback win 7-6 on a two-RBI walk-off single for Johnny Giavotella. It was the third walk-off win for Omaha this season, and snapped a […] Read More »

Saltdogs top Railcats in series finale

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The Saltdogs (16-20) were nearly no-hit in the resumed middle game of the weekend set against the RailCats (20-15) but bounced back nicely to book a 4-3 victory in front of 3,911 fans at U.S. Steel Yard Sunday evening. Joe Bisenius (2-2) pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing just one earned run on three hits, striking […] Read More »

Vanderbilt joins Virginia in CWS final

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Tyler Campbell’s infield single in the bottom of the 10th inning sent the Vanderbilt Commodores to their first ever College World Series finals, edging the Texas Longhorns 4-3 on Saturday. After Texas reliever John Curtiss recorded the first two outs in the 10th, Rhett Wiseman laced a single to center to extend the inning. Ro […] Read More »

Virginia moves into College World Series final

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Robbie Coman’s two-run single in the fourth inning helped Virginia earn its first-ever appearance in the College World Series finals after the Cavaliers posted a 4-1 victory over Mississippi on Saturday. Coman and Brandon Downes each finished 2-for-4 and three UVA pitchers combined on a six-hitter to send the Cavaliers into the best-of-three championship series, […] Read More »

Helping to heal homes and hearts in tornado alley

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Putting feet to faith, that’s what religious organizations are doing in the Stanton County village of Pilger, which was devastated by an EF4 tornado one week ago. Some groups are helping with the physical recovery, while others are devoted to the mental recovery. Kenny Adcock is the program manager for the Samaritan’s Purse North American […] Read More »