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Baseball to Stand Up To Cancer during Game 3

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Major League Baseball will dedicate Game 3 of the 110th World Series on Friday to advancing the fight against cancer and specifically to help Stand Up To Cancer -- empowering a population of fans and Fall Classic participants who all share a goal of er... Read More »

O’Neil’s legacy carrying on through Royals

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Throughout the Royals' frenetic playoff run, one that was void of a loss until Game 1 of the World Series, one comment kept coming up in conversation among those familiar with Kansas City baseball: Buck woulda loved this. Read More »

Four Royals nominated for Gold Glove Awards

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Royals defensive standouts Alex Gordon, Alcides Escobar, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez were named finalists for American League Rawlings Gold Glove Awards on Thursday. Gordon, a left fielder, is aiming for his fourth straight Gold Glove Award, while P... Read More »

Driver dead in roll over crash in northeast Nebraska

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A 29-year-old Norfolk man died after losing control of his car in Pierce County and rolling several times. The Nebraska State Patrol reports Joshua Petersen died at the scene Tuesday afternoon on Nebraska Highway 13. The NSP says the car rolled when Pe... Read More »

Gold Glove Awards finalists revealed

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Three players at each position in each league were named finalists for the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards on Thursday. Read More »

Crescent sun setting in the western sky tonight

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Tonight’s sunset should be spectacular. John Johnson is the outreach coordinator with the Omaha Astronomical Society and says there is a solar eclipse this afternoon. Johnson says viewers will notice a small notch out of the sun around 4:30 pm.  About an hour later nearly half of the sun will eclipse.  He says the sun will […] Read More »

Voter registration deadline is Friday

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The deadline to register to vote in the 2014 statewide General Election is Friday, October 24th. Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps says at this late date all registrations must be done in person. Those already registered but moved, changed their name or party affiliation must also update their registrations and the deadline is Friday.  […] Read More »

Lawyers push for dismissal in underage sex case involving two former Lincoln hockey players (AUDIO)

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Lawyers for Thomas Carey and Brandon Smith, two former Lincoln Star hockey players accused of having sex with a 15-year old girl, are calling the alleged victim a “sexual predator,” and are asking the judge to dismiss the case.  Attorneys Joseph Friedberg and Jade Rosenfeldt say the girl proudly call herself a “Puck Slut,” and […] Read More »

Intruder shot and killed by Bellevue resident

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Bellevue police have arrested two men in connection to a deadly shooting during a home invasion on Saturday, October 18th.   Detectives believe that four people went to an apartment building at 18th and Main Street around 9 pm to commit a robbery. Detectives say Tyrell Dalia was armed with a stolen handgun and crawled through […] Read More »

Salvy providing spark for hard-charging Royals

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Yilda Diaz has seen her son, Royals catcher Salvador Perez, take on a leadership role since his days on youth baseball teams at Club Firestone in Valencia, Venezuela. Perez homered in Game 1 and stroked a clutch two-run double that helped the Royals ea... Read More »

Huskers may really need to have Randy Gregory make an IMPACT this week (AUDIO)

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If there was ever a week for Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory to make an impact, Rutgers would be the team to do it against. As defensive coordinator John Papuchis likes to point out the Scarlet Knights don’t mind going toe to toe with you in an old-fashioned grind it out type of game. Gregory […] Read More »

Young Husker volleyball squad shows poise in rallying for five set win at Minnesota

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I still think the #14 ranking in the country is a little generous for this young Nebraska volleyball team, but they did a lot of growing up last night in Minnesota against the 25th ranked Gophers.  The Huskers (12-6, 6-3 Big Ten) found themselves in a two sets to none hole on the road and […] Read More »

Congressman Fortenberry calls for Ebola travel restrictions (AUDIO)

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Another member of the Nebraska Congressional delegation calls for travel restrictions in the fight against Ebola. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry calls for a ban on all unnecessary commercial flights to countries fighting the Ebola outbreak. “This is a very serious disease. This should be fundamentally about protecting public safety,” Fortenberry tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive […] Read More »

Biocontainment unit makes changes to treat Ebola patients

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Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is becoming a world leader in treatment of Ebola. Staff successfully treated two patients with the second released on Wednesday. Dr. Phil Smith is the director of their biocontainment unit and says they are sharing their knowledge with other facilities. Dr. Smith says, “We are looking at […] Read More »

Nebraska’s winter wheat crop off to a fast, healthy start

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Planting of winter wheat in Nebraska is all but wrapped up for the season. Royce Schaneman, executive director of the Nebraska Wheat Board, says timely rainfall helped producers get the crop in the ground and conditions are very favorable. “We’re off to a fast start,” Schaneman says. “We’ve had good germination and the crop’s getting […] Read More »