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Royals sign veteran hitter Ibanez to big league deal

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The Royals signed free agent outfielder/designated hitter Raul Ibanez to a Major League contract on Monday. In addition, they recalled infielder Christian Colon from Triple-A Omaha and designated infielder Pedro Ciriaco and outfielder Justin Maxwell fo... Read More »

Fortenberry says Supreme Court got Hobby Lobby case right (AUDIO)

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry applauds the US Supreme Court ruling that upholds Hobby Lobby’s right to opt out of providing some forms of contraception under the federal health care law. “Well, I think the court got this right,” Fortenberry tells Nebraska Radio Network in a telephone interview. “I think the court ruling represents one of basic […] Read More »

Royals need late comeback in All-Star voting

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Though Kansas City has a number of worthy candidates, the latest ballot, released on Monday, revealed no position players listed in the top five (top 15 for outfielders). Voting ends on Thursday. Read More »

Woman kept getting Social Security checks after friend died in 1998

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A Kimball woman has been placed on probation and ordered to make $177,000 in restitution for continuing to receive the Social Security checks of a friend who died in 1998. Federal prosecutors say 74-year-old Lois Powell had been added to the friend’s account as a signor. The friend died in 1998. The Social Security checks […] Read More »

Royals trade lefty Joseph to Marlins for cash

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After two brief stints in the Majors, left-handed pitcher Donnie Joseph was sent to the Miami Marlins for cash. Read More »

Ibanez: Royals ‘my favorite opportunity’

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After being released by the Angels on June 21, Raul Ibanez had numerous suitors, but decided that Kansas City is the right place for him to play. Read More »

Adams named Texas League Player of the Week

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Outfielder Lane Adams was named the Player of the Week in the Texas League for the week ending June 29. Read More »

Third outfield spot very tight, catchers close in AL vote

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With fewer than four days remaining in the balloting, the closest All-Star races in the American League are at catcher, where Matt Wieters leads Derek Norris, and in the outfield, where only 12,000 votes separate Yoenis Cespedes and Melky Cabrera for t... Read More »

Democrat Hassebrook chooses Raybould as running mate (AUDIO)

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Democratic candidate for governor, Chuck Hassebrook, has chosen a running mate “I’m pleased to announce that Jane Raybould will be our candidate for Lt. Governor,” Hassebrook announced to applause from supporters gathered at the state Capitol in Lincoln. Hassebrook praised Raybould’s work as Lancaster County Commissioner, saying it has prepared her for the role of […] Read More »

Annual celebration will go on in July in tornado-ravaged Pilger

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While the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger strives to rebuild after a strike by twin tornadoes earlier this month, residents now have a local celebration to look forward to. During a weekend community meeting, Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger announced that the annual festival -will- take place, as always, on the third full weekend in July. […] Read More »

Terence Crawford retains his boxing title in front of home town crowd

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It had been 42 years since there was a world title fight in Omaha, when  Joe Frazier defended the heavyweight world championship against Omaha’s Ron Stander, winning by fifth-round knockout at the Civic Auditorium on May 25, 1972.  On Saturday night, Terence Crawford, fighting in his hometown of Omaha, for the first time as a […] Read More »

Returning inmates comes first; then discipline for mistake (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman vows to hold accountable those Corrections officials who made the mistake that led to inmates being release prematurely from prison. A miscalculation by the Department of Correctional Services led to the release of 306 inmates before they had served their time. Before it was caught, a majority of the inmates had served […] Read More »

Some farmers on edge about possible drop in grain prices

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With record high prices, corn farmers across the Midwest have generally done well in recent years, but some fear that’s about to change. Corn prices dropped more than a dollar over the winter from a harvest price of $5.40 per bushel. Even if they creep up, ag management analyst Gary Schnitkey says farmers can expect […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: June 29

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Futures Game selection Christian Binford, ranked No. 11 among the Royals' top prospects, pitched well in a 4-2 defeat for Class A Advanced Wilmington, holding Salem to two runs on five hits over six innings. Read More »

Body found along the Big Blue River identified

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Law enforcement officials have identified the man found along the bank of the Big Blue River in Seward County. The Nebraska State Patrol says the body of 34-year-old Hai Sinh Nguyen of Lincoln was initially identified through fingerprints. Public response to a photo released in the case also aided in the identification, according to NSP. […] Read More »