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Smith Joins in Calls for VA Reform

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Amid troubling allegations against the Veterans Administration, Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith feels that dramatic changes are needed to address the growing scandal surrounding the VA. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has had numerous senators, including Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, calling for his resignation in wake of recent allegations as lawmakers from both parties continue to […] Read More »

TransCanada tries to sway high court ruling on Keystone XL

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TransCanada is filing what’s known as a “friend of the court brief” in Nebraska, siding with the governor and the state in the lawsuit filed by three Nebraska ranchers aiming to block the Keystone XL pipeline. The state is appealing a District Court ruling that threw out the Nebraska law which allowed the siting of […] Read More »

Royals’ bats lack pop in Guthrie’s solid start

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Jeremy Guthrie fired six strong innings with five strikeouts, but the offense managed just five hits in the Royals' 3-0 loss to the Astros on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Duffy looking to help end skid against Astros

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Jarred Cosart and the Astros look to stretch their winning streak to five with a series sweep against Danny Duffy and the Royals on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Yost ejected after arguing on Guthrie’s behalf

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Royals manager Ned Yost was ejected for the second time this season after arguing balls and strikes during the sixth inning of Tuesday night's 3-0 loss to the Astros at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Zimmer likely out of Royals’ second-half plan

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Royals No. 1 prospect Kyle Zimmer, out with a lat strain, will be fortunate if he's even playing catch by the All-Star break. Manager Ned Yost said he knows of other pitchers who have overcome the same injury to compete well. Read More »

Coleman, Mariot give bullpen break in opener

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With the Royals falling behind the Astros, 7-1, by the fifth inning on Monday night, manager Ned Yost was grateful that Michael Mariot, who relieved starter Yordano Ventura in the third inning, and Louis Coleman could finish out the 9-2 rout. Read More »

Zimmer to miss additional time with strained lat

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Kyle Zimmer, the Royals' No. 1-ranked prospect, has yet to pitch this season and will be further sidelined by a strained right latissimus dorsi muscle. Kansas City announced Tuesday that Zimmer, the No. 5 overall selection in the 2012 First-Year Player... Read More »

Ventura, Royals pleased with clean MRI results

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The MRI of Yordano Ventura's pitching elbow came back clean on Tuesday and the Royals right-hander will be held out of one start as a precautionary measure. Read More »

Royals need vote boost for All-Star starts

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Royals fans are going to have get busy at the ballot box if any of their players are going start in the 85th All-Star Game on July 15 at Minnesota. Read More »

National Guard Opens New Readiness Center in Grand Island

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The Nebraska National Guard unveiled its newest facility today. The $18 million dollar Readiness Center in Grand Island will employ over 200 soldiers from  seven units. It’s a 92,000 square-foot facility that’ll be used for training, administration and support. Governor Dave Heineman flew in from Lincoln for the ribbon cutting that he said sends a […] Read More »

Two Arrested In Rural Hallam Woman’s Death

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Two arrests have been made and more are possible in connection with the methamphetamine-related death of a 44-year old Hallam woman in rural Lancaster County earlier this month. Lancaster County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeff Bliemeister says 49-year old Scott Squires and 32-year old Peter Dudek face a variety of drug related and manslaughter charges in the death […] Read More »

Man injured in boating accident at Branched Oak Lake

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Fun on the water at Branched Oak Lake in Lancaster County Monday ended with a 21 year old man in critical condition.  LancasterCounty officials say one person was wake-boarding behind the boat and fell so the boat driver made a sharp turn to retrieve him.  While making the turn another man on the boat fell […] Read More »

Increase of deadly car accidents in rural areas

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As of May 21st, 74 people have been killed on Nebraska roadways. That is one more than last year during the same time frame but 13 more compared to 2010 through 2013. Triple-A Nebraska spokesperson Rose White says their statistics show that deadly accidents in urban areas are down 22% compared to last year but […] Read More »

Nebraska Track and Field set for NCAA regionals today

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The Nebraska track and field team will arrive at the NCAA West Preliminary Round at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, AR today and practice at the track on Wednesday as they begin to compete for bids to the NCAA Championships during the three-day meet starting on Thursday. The national meet will be hosted in Eugene, Oregon, at […] Read More »