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Royals, Rangers wear K-Cancer t-shirts during BP

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The Royals and the Rangers wore K-Cancer t-shirts during batting practice and around Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday for a special cause. It's the "Strikeout Cancer Day" campaign supported by the Major League Baseball Players Association. Read More »

Man aims vehicle at Omaha officer

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A 20 year old Omaha man is facing a long list of charges. Around 10:20 Sunday night officers tried to stop a white Ford pickup but the driver took off. Police tracked down the pickup a short time later but the driver took off again but this time aimed the vehicle at an officer. Omaha’s […] Read More »

Nebraska to make big economic pitch this weekend

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Nebraska makes a big push to sell the state both nationally and internationally this weekend. The 47th annual Nebraska Diplomats Passport Weekend will be held this weekend in Lincoln, inviting site selection representatives from several states and several countries to the state. Gov. Dave Heineman says a group of business executives and community leaders has […] Read More »

Options for farmers dealing with commodity price drop

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Many Nebraska corn and soybean producers are a little discouraged going into the fall harvest. Agriculture Economist Michael Langemeier that is due to the drop in commodity prices. He says farmers need to look at every option to counter those lower prices and that includes looking at their crop insurance policy. He says the revenue […] Read More »

Omaha woman turns table on burglery suspect

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A frightening ordeal for an Omaha woman Tuesday morning. Around 3 am Barb Haley woke up when she heard an intruder inside her home. With her dog by her side Hadley discovered a man had broken into her home and was inside a closet.   Hadley’s dog kept the man cornered while she grabbed a gun […] Read More »

Nebraska drops from 7th to 12th in the volleyball polls, Creighton out of the top 25

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The Creighton Volleyball team dropped out of the AVCA Top-25 released on Monday, but did receive enough votes to come in 29th in the first regular-season ranking of the fall.  The Huskers, after dropping both opening weekend matches against #13 Florida State and #3 Stanford, fell from 7th to 12th. Creighton returns to action this […] Read More »

Saltdogs finish the season on fire and now prepare for the playoffs

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With a Gary loss at Winnipeg Sunday night, the Saltdogs clinched the 2014 American Association Central Division Championship, and have earned a playoff berth for the first time since 2010. After clinching the title, the Lincoln Saltdogs (54-46) split a double header with the Sioux City Explorers to wrap up the regular season at Haymarket […] Read More »

Gregory will miss at least one week after surgery (AUDIO)

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Bo Pelini said that defensive end Randy Gregory will be out this week against McNeese State after undergoing surgery on Sunday. Pelini said it was an old basketball injury that flared up after a non-contact play on Saturday against Florida Atlantic.  Pelini said Gregory had his knee scoped on Sunday morning after an MRI showed […] Read More »

Study: Nebraska winters will still be snowy despite climate change

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A national report on climate change finds even with global warming, we’ll still have plenty of snow in the winters ahead in Nebraska and across much of the country’s northern half. Climatologist Harry Hillaker says climate change is very gradual and snow blowers and shovels will remain necessities. Hillaker says the report from the Massachusetts […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: Sept. 1

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Omaha finished the regular season with a five-game sweep vs. the Sky Sox. Andy Ferguson (5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO) notched his first Triple-A win, with Andrew Triggs earning the save in his Triple-A debut. Matt Fields hit a three-run homer in the ... Read More »

Guthrie, Royals look to keep advantage in AL Central

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Derek Holland makes his season debut for the Rangers on Tuesday night in Kansas City after missing the first five months recovering from knee surgery. Jeremy Guthrie starts for the Royals. Read More »

Royals hang on vs. Texas, hold onto slim division lead

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After a three-game dry spell and one very wet suspended game, the Royals got back in the win column. Salvador Perez knocked in three runs with a home run and a double as Kansas City worked on a 4-3 Labor Day victory over the Texas Rangers on a 75-degre... Read More »

Ricketts and Hassebrook talk issues, but also get personal in debate (AUDIO)

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Republican Pete Ricketts and Democrat Chuck Hassebrook talked issues, but also got personal during the gubernatorial debate at the State Fair in Grand Island. Issues included prison reform, Medicaid expansion, and minimum wage. Both Hassebrook and Ricketts endorsed using alternative incarceration programs, such as drug courts, to reduce the state prison population. Hassebrook, though, stated […] Read More »

Royals host distinguished visitor Dempsey

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The Royals had a distinguished visitor on Sunday, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Manager Ned Yost revealed the previously undisclosed visit on Monday. Read More »

Finnegan takes quick trip to big leagues

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Clubhouse leader and pitching ace James Shields good-naturedly made sure the raw rookie knew his place. Left-hander Brandon Finnegan, drafted into pro ball just last June, already had landed with the Royals and was sandwiched in a locker between Shield... Read More »