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Omaha’s bond rating drop

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Moody’s Investment Service downgraded the city of Omaha’s bond rating from A-A-1 to A-A-2. The report shows Omaha’s financial outlook is stable but retiree health care costs, unsettled labor contracts and the federally mandated sewer separation project as reasons for the lower mark. The bond credit rating business goes on to say that significant progress […] Read More »

Push on to get more former foster kids signed up for Medicaid

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A report indicates few of Nebraska’s former foster children have taken advantage of a provision in the federal health care law that makes them eligible for Medicaid. The Affordable Care Act offers Medicaid to any foster child who ages out of the system at 18 or 19, regardless of the former foster child’s income, up […] Read More »

Douglas County Emergency taking precaution against Ebola

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In an effort to protect the public from the possibility of Ebola, Douglas County 911 is making changes to their ambulance transport policy. Douglas County Health Department Director Dr. Adi Pour says those with flu-like symptoms calling for an ambulance will be asked a few more questions. Dr. Pour says 911 operators will ask if […] Read More »

Student of the Month for September Announced

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The NCHS Students of the Month for September 2014 have been announced. Congratulations to Neysa Carlson and Jordan Karnopp!! Student Information: NCHS SOM September 2014 Read More »

Drivers beware…deer on the highways (AUDIO)

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Fall poses a few more dangers than normal on Nebraska highways, especially car-deer accidents. Be careful out there, in particular near those deer crossing signs on the highway. Nebraska Office of Highway Safety Administrator Fred Zwonechek says they’re there for a reason. “It’s usually probably a place where typically deer are moving regularly,” Zwonechek tells […] Read More »

College students charged, fraternity suspended in wake of freshman death

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Seven people have been charged and a fraternity has been suspended after an investigation into the death of a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. UNL police arrested four members of the Farmhouse Fraternity and issued citations to three others in connection with the death of 18-year-old Clayton Real in early September. In response to […] Read More »

High school football scores from Thursday 10/23/14

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Anselmo-Merna 70, Brady 32 BDS 50, Pawnee City 6 Bertrand 46, Loomis 8 Bloomfield 72, Plainview 0 Boone Central/Newman Grove 32, Norfolk Catholic 16 Boys Town 42, Arlington 28 Burwell 52, Amherst 48 CWC 67, Wausa 6 Central City 48, Minden 14 Cozad 39, O’Neill 7 Creighton 36, Hartington-Newcastle 0 Cross County 72, Harvard 0 […] Read More »

Game and Parks approves bighorn sheep hunt

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Two people will be allowed to hunt bighorn sheep in Nebraska. The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners authorized one lottery and one auction bighorn sheep permit for 2015 at their meeting in Scottsbluff. Only Nebraska residents will be allowed to enter the lottery for a permit. Both residents and nonresidents will be allowed […] Read More »

Spend the night in a cardboard box to help those who have no choice

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A “sleep-out” event is planned next month in the Siouxland area to raise awareness about the homeless. The 10th annual Siouxland Sleep-Out is scheduled for November 7, as people will spend the night outdoors at the Lewis and Clark Baseball Stadium in Sioux City, Iowa. Organizer Cindy Wood remembers the first year of the event […] Read More »

Path to World Series ultimate test of best teams

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Neither the Royals nor Giants won 90 games in the regular season, but that shouldn't matter in determining a World Series champion. Read More »

Alcides thriving since receiving ignition keys

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Alcides Escobar always has seen himself as a leadoff man or No. 2 hitter. He hit mostly first or second in the Brewers' Minor League system before doing so for significant parts of his Major League career in Milwaukee and Kansas City. Read More »

Royals could revive running game facing Hudson

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It's been forgotten amid a surprising power surge, swept aside because it hasn't necessarily altered outcomes. But the Royals -- Major League leaders in stolen bases by a wide margin and armed with two track stars off their bench -- haven't been runnin... Read More »

Butler will serve as pinch-hitter with series in NL park

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Ned Yost didn't reveal his revised lineup for World Series Game 3 against the Giants on Friday, but one thing is certain -- designated hitter Billy Butler won't be in it. Read More »

Batter up: Royals pitchers ready to take hacks

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With the World Series shifting to National League rules in San Francisco, Royals pitchers will have a chance to dig their spikes into the batter's box and take some swings over the next three games. Read More »

1985 Royals found motivation in being written off

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The Royals have endured comparison after comparison to the 1985 World Series champions, but in at least one respect, the current club may have a leg up on the team from 29 years ago. Read More »