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Field office closes, storm recovery continues (AUDIO)

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The final field office opened to respond to the devastating storms of this summer has finally closed, but recovery continues. The Wayne disaster recovery field office closed this past weekend. The Grand Island office closed earlier. Recovery efforts continue, according to Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Assistant Director Bryan Tuma, who feels for those turned upside […] Read More »

Huskers begin to get ready to host Rutgers

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Nebraska returns to Lincoln for the first time in four weeks on Saturday, as the Huskers play host to Big Ten newcomer Rutgers at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CDT with the game televised by ESPN2. The Huskers enter the game with a 6-1 overall reocrd and a 2-1 Big Ten Conference […] Read More »

Creighton’s Herbers named Big East offensive player of the week

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Creighton men’s soccer sophomore Fabian Herbers earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors, the conference office announced Monday. Herbers scored both of Creighton’s goals last week during a two-game BIG EAST road trip. He converted a long free kick from the left sideline to stun St. John’s just inside the final minute of […] Read More »

Bluejays Browning named Big East volleyball defensive player of the week

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Creighton senior Kelli Browning has been named BIG EAST Defensive Volleyball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday afternoon. This is the second time in three weeks that Browning has earned the award, having also won it on October 6. A Waukesha, Wis., native, Browning averaged 2.33 blocks, 2.33 kills and 0.67 digs […] Read More »

Huskers Schatz named Big Ten defender of the week

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Nebraska goalkeeper Kelly Schatz earned Big Ten Defender-of-the-Week honors when the conference announced its weekly award winners on Monday. Schatz helped the Huskers to a pair of shutout victories, as Nebraska took down Purdue on Friday by a 1-0 margin before defeating Indiana, 3-0, on Sunday. Against the Boilermakers, Schatz collected two saves in 90 […] Read More »

Have your furnace inspected now, before winter winds howl

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Many Nebraskans are already turning up the heat on their thermostats but autumn is a good time to have an expert look over your furnace before winter arrives. Merl Scott, a mechanical inspector, says it’s crucial to have your system checked out every year. Scott says, “Most of us have gas furnaces so we’d want […] Read More »

Shields important piece of Royals’ plan in action

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James Shields will take the ball opposite Giants ace Madison Bumgarner in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night. It lined up that way because Shields was skipped on normal rest for Game 4 of the AL Championship Series, partly because, as The Kans... Read More »

Tale of the tape: Giants-Royals, Game 1

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Here's a breakdown of the pitchers for Game 1 of the World Series: the Giants' Madison Bumgarner and the Royals' James Shields. Read More »

Wait is over: Fall Classic returns to Kansas City

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Six days after celebrating an American League pennant in front of their own fans by dispatching the Orioles, the Royals will host the Giants in the first World Series matchup between the clubs. First pitch in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is sched... Read More »

Finnegan set for World Series after college run

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Sitting in his criminal justice classes four months ago at Texas Christian University, Brandon Finnegan could not wait to be done with college so he could go play professional baseball. Read More »

Crucial Giants-Royals World Series matchups

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The fruitlessness of speculation at this stage is well-established by these Royals and Giants. Not only have they beaten the odds by becoming the first two Wild Card teams of the Wild Card Game era to advance to the World Series, but they've done it in... Read More »

Royals’ success can be traced back to 2010 trade

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The trade that brought Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar to Kansas City almost didn't happen, but happen it did, and Ned Yost calls the deal "the start to all of our success." Read More »

First four World Series games dedicated to important causes

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The annual World Series Community Initiative program is an established tradition that gives two clubs and their fan bases even greater rewards for reaching the ultimate stage of international attention. The Royals and Giants will each have two dedicate... Read More »

Young southeastern Nebraska man dies in ATV accident

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A young, southeastern Nebraska man has died in an all-terrain-vehicle accident. The Saline County Sheriff’s Office reports 26-year-old Nathan Casteel of Crete hit a utility pole with his ATV just before midnight Saturday. Emergency crews rushed Casteel to Crete Area Medical Center, but he was later pronounced dead from injuries suffered in the wreck. Read More »

Beautiful fall weather could be leading to bike deaths on Nebraska roads

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Twenty-five people lost their lives on Nebraska roads last month. Perhaps, not a huge number for a September. Last September, 23 people died in traffic wrecks in Nebraska. In 2012, 29 people died on Nebraska roadways in September. Still, some aspects of last month’s carnage stand out. Five motorcyclists died. One bicyclist died. Nebraska Office […] Read More »