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Selig, MLB grateful for strides in fight vs. ALS

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With Game 2 of the 110th World Series between the Giants and Royals, Major League Baseball is using its greatest stage to help find a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known for generations as Lou Gehrig's disease. Read More »

Holland named Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year

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Major League Baseball recognized this season's top relief pitchers Wednesday, announcing Kansas City's Greg Holland and Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel as the recipients of the Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year Award and the Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of ... Read More »

Visual impairment doesn’t stop O’Neil Legacy Seat honoree

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John Parker of Topeka, Kan., was thrilled to be seated in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat for Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Robinson shares dad’s legacy at Negro Leagues museum

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During her hourlong presentation to a group from Faxon Elementary, Sharon Robinson covered much more than just her dad's place in history as Major League Baseball's first African-American player. Her message? Character, discipline and hard work mean so... Read More »

Tale of the tape: Royals-Giants, Game 3

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Here's a breakdown of the pitching matchup for Game 3 of the World Series at AT&T Park between the Royals' Jeremy Guthrie and the Giants' Tim Hudson. Read More »

Mr. Speaker: Guthrie out to make statement in Game 3

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Jeremy Guthrie's primary job is to start games for the Royals -- his next turn will come in Game 3 of the World Series from AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday -- but he also doubles as a translator. Read More »

Farm truck accident kills Hebron man

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An accident involving a farm truck and a semi tractor-trailer in southern Nebraska has claimed the life of a 62-year-old man. The Thayer County Sheriff’s Office reports James Summers of Hebron died in the accident near Hebron. According to the office, Summers was crossing U.S. 81 in his farm truck when a semi driven by […] Read More »

Lincoln woman charged with leaving scene of fatal August accident

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A 34-year-old Lincoln woman faces a variety of charges in connection with the death of her friend who fell out of the sunroof of her sports utility vehicle in August. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says Lindsey McCallister has been charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident, tampering with evidence, and drunk […] Read More »

Lineup breakdown: Giants vs. Royals, Game 2

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The Royals face a familiar foe Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium as they look to even the World Series. Giants right-hander Jake Peavy gets the ball as San Francisco tries to take a 2-0 Series lead against the Royals and rookie righty Yordano Ventura... Read More »

Royals wise not to give up on Shields

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Should Ned Yost give "Big Game" James Shields the ball and a chance to redeem himself for his dreadful start in the 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 on Tuesday? Or with the World Series potentially on the line, should he not risk another meltdown by hi... Read More »

Finnegan on verge of World Series history

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Brandon Finnegan could become the first player to appear in a College World Series and the World Series in the same year. However, he's not the first player to appear in a College World Series and be on an active World Series roster in the same season. Read More »

Ebola patient released from Omaha hospital

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Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha has successfully treated their second Ebola patient. Ashoka Mukpo was released this morning from the hospital’s biocontainment unit and is on his way home to Providence, Rhode Island. Mukpo did not attend a morning news conference in Omaha but Dr. Jeff Gold, Chancellor of the University of […] Read More »

Kenney defends controversial program; denies governor knowledge

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State Corrections Director Mike Kenney defends his controversial program to allow prison inmates released prematurely to serve out the rest of their sentences at home. Kenney objects to state senators on a special legislative committee calling his temporary alternative placement program illegal, insisting it was the best alternative for a handful of inmates who had […] Read More »

National Teen Driver Safety Week

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Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teenagers in Nebraska. This is National Teen Driver Safety Week and parents are urged to review the rules of the road with their young drivers. Nebraska Department of Highway Safety Administrator Fred Zwonechek says in 2013, teens represented 7.1% of all licensed drivers in the state […] Read More »

Royals have something special in confident Ventura

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Even the normally unflappable Yordano Ventura may feel the heat of the pressure cooker raise a notch tonight. He takes the ball in Game 2 of the World Series with his Kansas City Royals down 1-0 to the San Francisco Giants. Read More »