Home | Author Archives: Norton Public Schools (page 30)

Author Archives: Norton Public Schools

Chen ties Mariano for Panamanian wins mark

kqnk-300x150-default

Bruce Chen and Mariano Rivera now share something besides their homeland. Both of the longtime pitchers have 82 career victories, tying them for the most by a Panamanian-born player. Chen earned No. 82 in the Royals' 7-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesd... Read More »

Royals Minor League report: July 22

kqnk-300x150-default

Jorge Bonifacio, the Royals' No. 3-ranked prospect by MLB.com, recorded a single, two RBIs, two walks and a run in Double-A Northwest Arkansas' 12-6 loss in 11 innings. Read More »

Moose’s homers are wakeup shots against Sox

kqnk-300x150-default

Mike Moustakas belted a pair of homers and the Royals used a four-run sixth en route to a 7-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Read More »

White Sox gain on pair of reviews vs. Royals

kqnk-300x150-default

The Royals challenged an out call at first on Jarrod Dyson in the fifth inning on Tuesday night and that play was ruled to stand, while the White Sox successfully challenged an out call at second base involving Alexei Ramirez that was overturned. Read More »

Gordon earns Royals’ Heart and Hustle Award

kqnk-300x150-default

When it comes to heart and hustle, many Kansas City fans think first of left fielder Alex Gordon. So it was no surprise on Tuesday when Gordon was named winner of the Royals' 2014 Heart and Hustle Award by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Assoc... Read More »

Hosmer likely out for rest of White Sox series

kqnk-300x150-default

First baseman Eric Hosmer was out of the Royals' lineup for the second straight night on Tuesday against the White Sox. He also missed the series opener with a bruised right hand, and will likely miss Wednesday's finale at U.S. Cellular Field. Read More »

Nebraska man sentenced to 20 years for causing fatal wreck last year

kqnk-300x150-default

An east-central Nebraska man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and his driver’s license has been revoked for 15 years for slamming into another car, killing a 22-year-old. 31-year-old Christopher Hajek of Marquette pleaded no contest in May to a charge of driving under the influence during the wreck last year. He was […] Read More »

One dead, one injured in central Nebraska car wreck

kqnk-300x150-default

A young St. Paul man has died after a near head-on collision on a state highway in central Nebraska. Dead is 21-year-old Derek Holt. The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reports Holt died of his injuries Sunday night at a hospital after his car hit an oncoming car on Nebraska 92, approximately two miles west of […] Read More »

Omaha police raid two marijuana grow operations

kqnk-300x150-default

One person has been arrested after a marijuana grow operation was found in the basement of a house in Omaha. Narcotics officers removed 100 plants, some 3 to 4-feet tall. Along with the plants officers found grow lights, watering system, filters and other equipment used to grow the plants. That raid happened at 42nd and […] Read More »

Nebraska ranks 10th overall in Kids Count report

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraska placed 10th overall in the latest Kids Count report. Chrissy Tonkinson, research coordinator with Voices for Children in Nebraska, says that is two points lower than last year’s ranking. They look at four categories that include economy, education, health and family & community. Tonkinson says Nebraska’s education and health scores are up but there […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns proposes competition to improve VA (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Sen. Mike Johanns says veterans dissatisfied with the health care provided by the Veterans Administration should be allowed to seek care in the private sector. Johanns, a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, says the committee has been enormously generous to the VA’s budget requests in the past. “The VA would come in and say, […] Read More »

Beat the heat – drink water

kqnk-300x150-default

The heat and humidity returned to Nebraska in force this week and many hospitals and clinics are busy treating patients suffering from heat related illness. Dr. Michael Walts is with Alegent Creighton Health in the Omaha metro area and says the best thing you can do is to drink plenty of water… not alcohol or […] Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: July 21

kqnk-300x150-default

Pedro Ciriaco tied a career high with five RBIs as Triple-A Omaha defeated New Orleans 9-2 on Sunday. 14th-ranked Royals prospect Christian Colon added a solo homer and an RBI double. Read More »

Eastern Nebraska man charged with sex trafficking

kqnk-300x150-default

An Omaha man will spend 10 years in federal prison for sex trafficking in Iowa and Nebraska. Court records show 25-year-old Adrien Jamaal Cole pled guilty to sex trafficking in March of this year. An investigation found Cole had used minors in and around the Omaha area as prostitutes. He also recruited teen girls to […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns joins legislation to address border crisis (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Sen. Mike Johanns has backed legislation to resolve the crisis which has allowed an estimated 57,000 children to cross the southern border illegally. Johanns co-sponsors a bill that would tweak the 2008 law on illegal immigrant children, create a swifter immigration process for the children, and add 40 immigration judges. “In Nebraska, immigration court dates […] Read More »