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Aoki on top of his game to spark Royals’ win

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Royals outfielder Nori Aoki, who was brought in to infuse his speed and on-base abilities at the top of the order, reached base five times in sparking the Royals' thrilling 4-3 walk-off win over the White Sox on Monday night. Read More »

Royals showing grit, determination down the stretch

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And so on Monday night, the Royals played one of those games in which an entire season of hope flashed before their eyes. They began the day having lost five of seven to slip to 1 1/2 games behind the Tigers in the American League Central. With the Tig... Read More »

Zimmer shining in relief role with Triple-A Omaha

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Kyle Zimmer has thrown four scoreless innings for the Storm Chasers, helping them win the Pacific League and reach Tuesday's Triple-A National Championship Game against Pawtucket, the International League champions. Read More »

Royals’ running men spark wild walk-off victory

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Pinch-runners Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore scored the tying and winning runs as Lorenzo Cain's infield single capped the Royals' wild 4-3 walk-off win over the White Sox on Monday night. Read More »

PawSox between Omaha and back-to-back titles

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Down to its last strike in Game 4 of the Governors' Cup on Friday at Durham, Pawtucket rallied. Newly signed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo hit an RBI single to tie the game and Pawtucket went on to win in 13 innings. It won again the next day in Gam... Read More »

Duffy healthy, slated to throw simulated game

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Royals lefty Danny Duffy, who was aiming to pitch on Tuesday against the White Sox, will instead throw a four-inning simulated game, while Liam Hendriks makes a second straight spot start. Assuming the simulated game goes well, Duffy will pitch next Mo... Read More »

Butler returns to DH in opener vs. White Sox

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Billy Butler, absent from the Royals' lineup in seven of their previous nine games, returned to his familiar designated hitter role in Monday night's 4-3 walk-off win over the White Sox. Butler, who went 0-for-3, has just one hit in his last 29 at-bats. Read More »

Gov. Heineman says Corrections must restore public trust

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Governor Dave Heineman says state government is moving forward to restore trust after the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. The Department of Correctional Services released the investigation of the scandal by the Lincoln law firm Jackson Lewis. A failure to follow a state Supreme Court decision led to the premature release of hundreds of state inmates. […] Read More »

Don’t forget the pets when making emergency preparations (AUDIO)

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Remember your pets when making emergency preparations. State and federal officials say pets must be taken into consideration, because situations can become more dangerous if they are not. Preparedness Coordinator Phil Kirk with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Kansas City says FEMA has learned through painful experience the importance of including pets in any […] Read More »

Ebola patient becoming more talkative but tires easily

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Nebraska Medical Center reports that Dr. Rick Sacra continues to improve and had a good weekend. Dr. Sacra is being treated for the Ebola virus and remains in their biocontainment unit. Staff members are trying to find new ways to keep him entertained. Dr. Sacra’s wife, Debbie says “They’ve brought in books and chess board […] Read More »

USDA crop projections show a big harvest but lower prices

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Nebraska farmers are starting to put their combines to good use but some are hitting the fields with mixed emotions. U-S Department of Agriculture statistics shows a projected 4.3 bushel-per-acre increase in corn with an average of 171 bushels per acre. Soybeans should average 46.6 bushels per acre.  Chief Economist Joe Glauber says this much […] Read More »

Odds of Nebraska drivers hitting deer are down

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The odds Nebraska drivers will hit a deer this year are 1 out of 148, a decline of 13% compared to 2013. That is according to State Farm Insurance using claims and information from the Federal Highway Administration on the number of licensed drivers in the state. State Farm ranks Nebraska 23rd in the country […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer says Congress needs to okay escalated attacks on ISIL

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President Obama says America will go after Islamic State militants on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border, but Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says Congress should vote on whether the U.S. escalates its response to acts of terror by members of the Islamic State, or ISIL. “A number of officials in the administration are saying […] Read More »

Huskers battle heat and hostile environment as Pelini pleased with better effort (AUDIO)

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The Huskers laid an early knockout blow in their 55-19 win at Fresno State, jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first three minutes and Bo Pelini talked about how that kind of took the life out of the stadium.  562 total yards including 127 of those in the first three minutes of the […] Read More »

HSUS official rejects Gov. Heineman image of group (AUDIO)

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An official with the Humane Society of the United States fires back after Gov. Dave Heineman calls HSUS anti-agriculture. Heineman made the comments in response to a recent Purdue University study which disclosed many consumers get their view of farming from the Humane Society of the United States or People for the Ethical Treatment of […] Read More »