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KC’s top Minors players on hand for big series

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Fourteen members of Kansas City's farm system, dressed in suits and ties, lined Kauffman Stadium's backstop watching the Royals take batting practice on Friday, undoubtedly envisioning themselves in the same spot one day. Read More »

Ticket outfit apologizes for online sales snafu

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After technical difficulties interfered with online sales of postseason ticket sales on Thursday, the Royals announced that representatives would be contacting purchasers affected by the glitch and the team's technology provider, Tickets.com, apologize... Read More »

Royals pumped for big weekend set at The K

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The sun broke through the clouds in mid-afternoon on Friday, the temperature started rising and the Royals' big weekend series against the Tigers was underway at Kauffman Stadium. "We haven't seen a series like this in Kansas City in a long, long time,... Read More »

Case of rare respiratory virus confirmed in Panhandle

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Nebraska becomes the latest state to confirm a case of enterovirus. Health officials are on heightened alert now that a rare respiratory virus has made its way into Nebraska’s panhandle. The state is now among 18 with 153 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D-68 after a resident in the Panhandle was confirmed as infected on September 17. […] Read More »

Chief Justice Roberts: Scalia, Ginsburg wouldn’t be confirmed today (AUDIO)

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  United States Chief Justice John Roberts told a Nebraska audience he worries the partisanship that grips Washington will spill over onto the Supreme Court. Roberts said he’s concerned about the other two branches of government. “They are not getting along very well these days,” Roberts said during a question and answer period at the […] Read More »

Royals recall lefty Collins for pennant race

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Left-handed reliever Tim Collins was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday, rejoining the Royals after an absence of more than 2 1/2 months. Read More »

Five Nebraska lakes under health alerts going into weekend

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State officials have issued a health alert for Lone Star Lake in Fillmore County. Health alerts remain in effect for four other Nebraska lakes. Alerts continue at Big Indian Creek Lake in Gage County, Kirkman’s Cove in Richardson County, Iron Horse Trail Lake in Pawnee County, and Willow Creek Lake in Pierce County. Samples taken […] Read More »

Feds take over child pornography case against western Nebraska man

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A grand jury has indicted 26-year-old Levi Hallett on three counts including production, possession, receipt and distribution of child pornography. Locally, Hallett had been charged with 44 counts of child pornography in Cheyenne County after being arrested in August 2013 for allegedly having nude photos of teen and younger children on his cell phone. A […] Read More »

Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle countess in Omaha

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Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha has a very special guest speaker attending their annual Antique and Garden Show this weekend. Lady Fiona Carnarvon is the eighth and current countess of Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England, the setting for PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey. Lady Carnavon will host an afternoon tea on Saturday during Lauritzen Garden’s annual […] Read More »

Nebraska kicker injured in a motorcycle accident

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21-year old Mauro Bondi, a kicker for the Nebraska football team, suffered a broken collarbone after he crashed his motorcycle Thursday night in Lincoln. Lincoln police report that around 6:30 p.m., Bondi was traveling west on Alvo Road when he couldn’t handle a turn.  Bondi’s motorcycle hit a curb and then went off the road.  A person in […] Read More »

State unemployment rate unchanged; drops for Omaha and Lincoln

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The state unemployment rate remained at 3.6% in August, according to statistics released by the Nebraska Department of Labor. The department reports while the state unemployment rate was unchanged for July, it dropped 0.4% from August of last year. Non-farm employment is up by more than 6,000 jobs so far this year, up 3,601 from […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns: EPA shouldn’t garnish wages without court consent

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Sen. Mike Johanns doesn’t want the Environmental Protection Agency to garnish the wages of Americans without a court order. Johanns has introduced legislation with South Dakota Sen. John Thune to prevent the EPA from moving forward with a new rule. “With all the new federal regulations being issued, I find it troubling that the EPA […] Read More »

Cross Country Team Competes at Hays

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On Thursday, September 18, the NCHS Cross Country Team traveled to Hays to compete in the Hays High Invitational. The Girls were able to win the team title in their division, and the Boys finished in 3rd place.NCHS Results--Hays High Invitational Read More »

Nebraska looking for even more markets in Asia (AUDIO)

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As Nebraska works to strengthen its economic ties with Japan, state officials carefully watch negotiations which could further open a promising Asian market for Nebraska agricultural goods. State Agriculture Director Greg Ibach says Asia already is a great market for Nebraska farm products, but if the Trans-Pacific Partnership wins approval, it would become even greater. […] Read More »

Huskers ready for an electric atmosphere when they host Miami (AUDIO)

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The Huskers will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1994 National Championship Team prior to Saturday night’s game against Miami, which is fitting. Players like sophomore defensive tackle Vincent Valentine is expected the stadium to be jumpin’.  Meanwhile sophomore offensive lineman Alex Lewis knows the historical meaning behind playing this game. Other game notes: NU […] Read More »