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Tim Miles adds point guard to Nebraska hoops with signing of Tarin Smith

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University of Nebraska Men’s Basketball Coach Tim Miles announced Wednesday that point guard Tarin Smith (Ocean Township, N.J.) signed a National Letter-of-Intent with the Nebraska basketball program. Smith is a 6-foot-2, 175-pounder who played for Hall of Fame Coach Bob Hurley at St. Anthony, helping the Friars to consecutive state runner-up finishes. In two seasons […] Read More »

“Unique” legislative session comes to close today (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman calls it a unique legislative session; one that ends today as lawmakers return to the Capitol for the final day of a 60-day session. The governor’s office has been reviewing dozens of bills sent to Heineman by the Unicameral. Heineman says some of those bills have been combinations of bills. “It has […] Read More »

Nebraska Beef Council names winner in best burger contest

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For a second time, Stella’s Bar & Grill in Bellevue takes top honors in the Nebraska Beef Council’s “Nebraska’s Best Burger” contest. Director of Marketing Adam Wegner says Stella’s Cheeseburger received the most on-line votes and rave reviews from the panel of judges. More than 200 restaurants were nominated this year and judges visited the […] Read More »

New scam involves “phishing” texts to your cell phone

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Nebraskans, particularly in the Siouxland area, are being warned about bogus text messages that claim to be from Wells Fargo Bank, directing people to go to a phony website and enter their account information. Angie Kaipust, spokeswoman for the bank in Sioux City, says it’s a “phishing” scam. Kaipust says, “What these fraudsters do is […] Read More »

Moustakas’ first homer of season wins it in 11th

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Kansas City's Mike Moustakas, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning, hung around to hit his first home run of the season in the 11th inning and boost the Royals to a 6-4 victory Wednesday night over the Houston Astros at Minute Ma... Read More »

Shields gets the nod as Royals shift starting rotation

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Scott Feldman will start Thursday's series finale against the Royals at Minute Maid Park, facing James Shields, and trying to snap the Astros' three-game losing streak. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 16

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No. 3 prospect Raul Mondesi was 3-for-4 with a run scored on Wednesday night for the Wilmington Blue Rocks and starter John Lamb had a rocky outing in the Omaha Storm Chasers' loss to Round Rock. Read More »

Porter wins challenge in tight game vs. KC

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Astros manager Bo Porter successfully challenged a safe call on Lorenzo Cain's leadoff infield single in the ninth inning of a 4-4 game against the Royals on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. After a two-minute, 54-second review, Cain was ruled out. Read More »

Rotation adjusted due to Chen’s stiff back

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Right-hander James Shields will start for the Royals Thursday night at Houston instead of Bruce Chen, who has a stiff back. Left-hander Jason Vargas will move up a day to pitch Friday night at home against Minnesota with Chen starting Saturday's aftern... Read More »

Moustakas, high school teammate Dominguez reunite

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Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas was reunited with his high school teammate, Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez, Tuesday night. Read More »

Maxwell played with Astros phenom Springer in Minors

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Justin Maxwell and George Springer, who made his Houston debut Wednesday night, played together at times at Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Oklahoma City in the Houston organization the last two years when Maxwell was in the Minors on rehab assign... Read More »

Water sustainability bill signed into law by Gov. Heineman (AUDIO)

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A bill designed to maintain Nebraska’s greatest natural resource, its water, has been signed into law by Gov. Dave Heineman. Heineman signed into law LB 1098, the water sustainability bill, which he says should insure that Nebraska has the water it needs both for agricultural and city uses for years to come. “This is a […] Read More »

Nikko Jenkins found guilty of killing four in Omaha after release from prison

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An Omaha man is found guilty of four murders last summer and of weapons charges. It was just last week that Nikko Jenkins wanted to enter a plea of no contest to those crimes but Douglas County District Judge Peter Batallion refused that plea stating. Jenkins on Friday filed a hand written document stating he […] Read More »

Osborn trails Sasse in fundraising; insists he has the cash he needs

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United States Senate candidate Shane Osborn says he has the money he needs to win the Republican primary next month. The Osborn campaign reports raising a total of $1.6 million, trailing only Ben Sasse among the four major Republican candidates. Osborn says that total includes just over $600,000 for the primary election. “You know, we […] Read More »

Frustration over no change in “good time” law this session

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A change in Nebraska’s “good time” law was front and center when the Legislature started this year’s session but lost a lot of steam in the days and week’s that followed. Omaha State Senator Pete Pirsch co-sponsored the bill along with Omaha State Senator Scott Lautenbaugh on behalf of Attorney General Jon Bruning and Governor […] Read More »