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Royals Minor League report: Aug. 28

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The Omaha Storm Chasers gained a half-game on idle Oklahoma City in the division race and are 1 1/2 games behind with four to play. Aaron Brooks posted seven shutout innings, limiting the Sky Sox to two hits and a walk while striking out seven. Read More »

Expect a wet Labor Day weekend

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Remember the children’s rhyme, “Rain, rain go away. Come again another day”? Much of the state is waterlogged after heavy rain this week. National Weather Service – Valley meteorologist Dave Fobert says more is on the way. He says rain is in the forecast tonight and again on Sunday. There likely will be pockets of […] Read More »

We enter Labor Day weekend with 5 lakes under health alerts

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Nebraska enters the last big weekend of the summer with five lakes under health alerts. State officials today issued alerts for toxic blue-green algae for Big Indian Creek Lake in Gage County and Kirkman’s Cove in Richardson County. Alerts continue at Bluestem Lake in Lancaster County, Iron Horse Trail Lake in Pawnee County, and Willow […] Read More »

School Dismissed at 2:30; No School Labor Day

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NCHS will dismiss at 2:30 on Friday, August 29 and will have no classes on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. All classes will resume on Tuesday, September 2. Read More »

1 Omaha man dead, 2 injured in shooting

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A 26 year old Omaha man is dead and two men are in critical condition after a shooting in north Omaha Thursday afternoon. Omaha police rushed to the 36th and Ames Avenue area and found one man injured by gunfire. Police say a medic unit arrived and gave immediate care but 26 year old Lamar […] Read More »

Supreme Court strikes down cigar bar exemption to smoking ban

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An Omaha billiards hall has lost its fight against the state indoor smoking ban. The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the law even as it ruled the legislature cannot carve out an exemption from the indoor smoking ban for cigar bars and tobacco retail outlets. It let stand an exemption for hotel […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman calls EPA the enemy of agriculture (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman says federal regulations being issued by the Environmental Protection Agency pose a big problem for agriculture. Heineman takes direct aim at the EPA, especially its proposal to expand the Clean Water Act. “As I kiddingly say, but I think it’s fairly accurate, you know, when we have a little rain in the […] Read More »

Pelini has the Huskers prepared for anything, but ready to adjust (AUDIO)

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This was supposed to be a matchup of brother vs. brother, but Carl Pelini, the one time defensive coordinator for the Huskers was dumped by Florida Atlantic. Carl, back in an interview in April, said his firing ultimately had more to do with an athletic director who didn’t hire him more so than his alleged […] Read More »

Volleyball fans set for great action this weekend as NU starts season with two ranked opponents

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Nebraska features the fewest seniors (1) and most underclassmen (11) in school history this fall.  Yet head coach John Cook is building one of his deepest and talented rosters. The seventh-ranked Nebraska volleyball team opens its season this weekend with a pair of top-15 showdowns at the 2014 AVCA Showcase. The Huskers face 13th-ranked Florida State on […] Read More »

High school softball scores from 8/28/14

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Adams Central 14, Fairbury/Thayer Central 3 Adams Central 6, Blue Hill 1 Arlington 9, Omaha Duchesne Academy 1 Beatrice 5, Bennington 0 Beatrice 6, Raymond Central 3 Bellevue East 8, Omaha North 0 Blue Hill 10, Fairbury/Thayer Central 5 DC West/Concordia 10, Omaha South 0 Falls City 9, Maryville, MO 0 GICC 9, Chase County […] Read More »

Motorists can expect plenty of company on the roads for the holiday

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The last holiday weekend of summer is just ahead and more Nebraskans are expected to be on the road this Labor Day compared to last year. Rose White, at AAA Nebraska, says holiday travel should be picking up nationwide. “Across the country, we’re expecting that travel will be up about 1.3% from last year with […] Read More »

Vargas opens key series for Royals against rival Indians

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The Indians travel to Kauffman Stadium on Friday for the start of a key three-game series against the first-place Royals. Cleveland's Danny Salazar and Kansas City's Jason Vargas will be on the hill. Read More »

Royals’ division lead dips with extra-inning loss

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Alex Gordon belted a game-tying homer in the seventh, but Bruce Chen was tagged for six runs in the 10th inning as the Royals dropped an 11-5 decision to the Twins on Thursday night. Read More »

Hosmer getting closer to a rehab assignment

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Eric Hosmer is making such good progress that the Royals might get him on a Minor League injury rehabilitation assignment this weekend. The first baseman took live batting practice during Thursday's pregame workout with no apparent difficulty. Read More »

Yost forecasts KC’s postseason pitching plan

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No surprise that Royals manager Ned Yost is already being asked his postseason pitching plans. He took a stab at it on Thursday. Yost made the calculations during a radio appearance. Read More »