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Ricketts denies orchestrating negative campaign against Bruning (AUDIO)

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Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts denies he’s behind the attack adds against Attorney General Jon Bruning in their campaign for the Republican nomination for governor. A number of television ads have attacked Bruning as the May 13th primary Election Day draws near. The Bruning campaign accuses Ricketts of secretly funding the negative campaign. Ricketts denies the […] Read More »

Encampment in Washington D.C. protests Keystone XL pipeline

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Leaders of a state advocacy group are joining Native Americans and farmers and ranchers from Nebraska in Washington D.C. this week to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. Ben Gotschall is spokesman for BOLD Nebraska and says members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance rode horses into the nation’s capitol on Tuesday to kick-off […] Read More »

Missouri wins College HOF Classic in Kansas City

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Missouri defeated Wichita State, 5-4, on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in "The National College Baseball Hall of Fame Classic at The K." Dillon Everett hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning. Read More »

Shields continues road success in Cleveland

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Since joining the Royals, James Shields has become quite the happy traveling troubadour with a dozen victories away from Kansas City. His latest win came over the Indians, 8-2, with Mike Moustakas pounding a three-run homer on a chilly Tuesday night at... Read More »

Facing Indians, Vargas has been stingy of late

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Left-hander Jason Vargas, in his four starts for the Royals, has been the model of efficiency. He's thrown at least seven innings in each outing and his 1.24 ERA was third in the American League. His mound opponent on Wednesday night, Indians right-han... Read More »

Collins takes another step toward return to ‘pen

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Left-hander Tim Collins is getting closer to returning to the Royals' bullpen. Collins threw 20 to 25 pitches Tuesday under mock game conditions. Read More »

Home run shortage not a concern for Yost

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It's been a slow go for the Royals in the home run department. Through Monday's games, they ranked last among the 30 Major League teams in homers with six. The Angels led the Majors with 29. Read More »

Yost recalls hitless season in high school

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Royals manager Ned Yost, doing a little reminiscing, recalled how slow his baseball career was to take off. Read More »

Lincoln man charged in the death of his wife Easter Sunday

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A heated argument Easter Sunday evening apparently led to murder in Lincoln. Lincoln Police Chief Jim Perschong says 41-year-old Kent Burklund has been charged with second degree murder in the death of his wife, Bettina Burklund, also 41. Perschong says officers went to the couple’s home Monday after co-workers of Bettina became worried, because she […] Read More »

Deadly overnight accident in Omaha kills one

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One person is dead following an early morning accident in Omaha. Police say a speeding SUV was southbound on 72nd Street when the driver lost control near Shirley Street around 1:00 a.m. The vehicle went off the road, through two parking lots; hit a tree and then a light pole. Authorities say the driver died […] Read More »

Deadly overnight accident in Omaha

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One person is dead following an early morning accident in Omaha. Police say a speeding SUV was southbound on 72nd Street when the driver lost control near Shirley Street around 1:00 a.m. The vehicle went off the road, through two parking lots; hit a tree and then a light pole. Authorities say the driver died […] Read More »

Congressman Terry calls latest Keystone XL delay pure politics

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Nebraska 2nd District Congressmen Lee Terry says the State Department’s extension of the decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline is just a case of playing politics as the 2014 election nears. Congressman Terry says the State Department already stamped final on all the environmental reports. That was given to President Obama for his response. […] Read More »

Cong. Terry reacts to Keystone XL Pipeline delay

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Nebraska 2nd District Congressmen Lee Terry says the State Department’s extension of the decision on the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline is just a case of playing politics as the 2014 election nears. Congressman Terry says the State Department already stamped final on all the environmental reports. That was given to President Obama for his response. […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 21

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Omaha was held to two hits and a walk in a home loss. Francisco Pena singled in the third and Brian Fletcher added the second hit in the fifth. Read More »

Inmate who drove van in fatal Lincoln collision pleads no contest to manslaughter

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The prison inmate who drove a state van into a Lincoln intersection killing a woman has pleaded no contest to a charge of manslaughter. Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly charged 36-year-old Jeremy Dobbe with manslaughter in connection with the traffic crash that killed Joyce Meeks of Lincoln. Several Lincoln residents called the evening of June […] Read More »