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Concert is tonight in Omaha to benefit tornado-tossed Pilger

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Several musicians with ties to the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger have organized a benefit show tonight to raise money for the community that was struck by two tornadoes last month. Clint Meyer, a singer-songwriter, grew up in Pilger. He saw the pictures and videos of the damage done on June 16 and went back […] Read More »

Rally falls short as Twins keep Royals’ number

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Last year the Royals absolutely loved playing the Minnesota Twins and why not? They were 15-4 against them. Times have changed. Right-hander Kyle Gibson and the Twins dealt the Royals a sixth loss in their 10 meetings this season, 2-1, on Tuesday night... Read More »

Twins lose challenge, Gardy gets ejected

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Twins manager Ron Gardenhire unsuccessfully challenged a play in the third inning of Tuesday's game against the Royals and was ejected by home-plate umpire Ted Barrett for arguing the call after the review. Read More »

Improving Duffy looks to bats for support against Twins

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Danny Duffy just seems to get better with every start. The Royals left-hander, who will take the mound Wednesday night against the Twins, has an 0.92 ERA over his last three starts, but he's just 0-2 in that span. He'll be opposed by the Twins' Phil Hu... Read More »

Kratz welcomes new opportunity with Royals

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It took eight-plus seasons in the Minor Leagues before catcher Erik Kratz finally made his Major League debut at age 30. That's a long wait. Read More »

Yost excited to see infielder Colon back up

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One of the big reasons that manager Ned Yost liked Monday's trade with Toronto is that it enabled the Royals to bring up infielder Christian Colon from Triple-A Omaha. Read More »

Hosmer returns to lineup

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First baseman Eric Hosmer was back in the Royals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Indians. Read More »

Vargas could be ready to start Saturday in Oakland

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It now appears that left-hander Jason Vargas might -- repeat, might -- start Saturday's game for the Royals at Oakland. Vargas, out since July 9 because of an appendectomy, threw the equivalent of four innings in a simulated game on Tuesday at Kauffman... Read More »

Wilson to manage Arizona Fall League team

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Vance Wilson, manager of the Royals' Double-A Northwest Arkansas club, will manage the Peoria Javelinas in this year's Arizona Fall League. Read More »

Anti-gambling group files suit to keep historic horse racing off ballot

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An anti-gambling group wants historic horse racing thrown off the November ballot. Gambling with the Good Life Executive Director Pat Loontjer says the group has filed a lawsuit, contending the issue placed on the ballot by legislators violates the state constitution. “We feel that it’s blatantly unconstitutional. It violates the single-subject rule and it needs […] Read More »

Serial killer Jenkins sent to Lincoln Regional Center

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Serial killer Nikko Jenkins has been ordered to the Lincoln Regional Center. Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon gave the order for Jenkins to be moved to the center. He will stay at the regional center until doctors determine he is competent to understand the death penalty proceedings he faces for murdering four people. Jenkins, […] Read More »

Omaha couple killed in rollover crash near West Point

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An Omaha couple has been killed in a rollover crash near West Point. The Cuming County Sheriff’s office reports 41-year-old Franklin Pivonka and his 40-year-old wife, Yvonne, died on U.S. 275 after the driver lost control of the vehicle. It went into a ditch and rolled at least three times. Neither wore a seat belt. […] Read More »

Farm Credit Services of America joins alliance with Frontier Farm Credit

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Farm Credit Services of America is expanding. The Omaha-based agricultural credit company will enter an alliance with Frontier Farm Credit of Kansas, beginning next year. Farm Credit Services President Doug Stark says the alliance benefits both companies. “Well, in the case of Kansas customers and Frontier, we’re going to bring our resources, our size and […] Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: July 29

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The Naturals dropped game one at Arkansas as they matched up with rehabbing Angels' hurler C.J. Wilson (5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO). Cheslor Cuthbert's single scored Trapp to give the Naturals a 1-0 lead in the first. Cuthbert is ranked 15th among R... Read More »

Want to enroll at Wayne State this fall? There’s still time…

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A college in northeast Nebraska is giving potential students who are still on the fence about getting a higher education plenty of time to make up their minds. Classes start at Wayne State College on August 18th and students can enroll through August 19th. Amy Gade, Wayne State’s admission services coordinator, says they’re ready to […] Read More »