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Rockies win challenge on steal of third

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Rockies manager Walt Weiss challenged Nori Aoki's apparent steal of third and umpires quickly overturned third-base umpire Laz Diaz's safe call. Read More »

Sparkman, O’Hearn receive Minor League honors

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On Tuesday, the Royals named Class A Advanced Wilmington right-hander Glenn Sparkman and Rookie Ball Idaho Falls first baseman Ryan O'Hearn their pitcher and player of the month for July. Read More »

Perez back in lineup one day after injuring knee

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Royals catcher Salvador Perez was back behind the plate one day after being removed from Kansas City's 6-4 victory over the Twins with a sore right knee. Read More »

Duffy will try to keep up Royals’ torrid pace

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The Royals' run of success will be put to the test at Coors Field, a hitter's heaven, as Danny Duffy takes on Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa. Read More »

Three former prisoners returned to Nebraska; one remains to be captured

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Three prison inmates released prematurely by the state have been arrested. One more remains at large. State Corrections Director Mike Kenney has announced that Carlos McDaniel and Justin Wallace are in the custody of Nebraska Department of Correctional Services and Jerry Lopez is being held in the Douglas County jail, facing additional felony charges. The […] Read More »

ACLU claims Nebraska law enforcement often misuses Tasers

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A report issued by the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska claims law enforcement in the state often misuse Tasers. ACLU Nebraska Legal Director Amy Miller says the report gathered stories of misuse throughout the state. “Omaha Police Department, responding to a call from a nursing home, came across a 79-year-old man who was suffering […] Read More »

Farmers seem now to be taking a cautious financial approach

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A survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Midwestern agricultural lenders discloses some wary farmers out there. Nathan Kauffman with the Omaha branch office of the Fed’s seven-state Tenth District in Kansas City says not too many are worried about this year, but 2015 is another matter. “Thinking about 2014, the crop insurance price […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: Aug. 18

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Eighth-ranked Royals prospect Christian Binford (2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO) made his Triple-A debut in Omaha's victory. Read More »

Independent Watson says Nebraska voters need an option for US Senate

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Lincoln businessman Todd Watson says there really is only one reason he decided to enter the United States Senate race as an independent. “Well, we just have a crisis of leadership in Washington. We need big solutions solved and we have two parties that will not work together to solve them,” Watson tells Nebraska Radio […] Read More »

McDermott returning to Omaha to sign autographs

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Doug McDermott will return to the Creighton University campus on Tuesday (Aug. 26) to sign autographs while raising money for several Omaha charities. Presented by Creighton University and the Omaha World-Herald, the autograph session will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the school’s new Championship Center in the 600 block of 19th Street. […] Read More »

Omaha ranks in the nation’s top 3 cities for “yuppies”

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Nebraska’s largest city ranks toward the very top of a new national survey. Out of the 100 biggest metro areas, Forbes magazine lists Omaha as the number-three city in America for young professionals. Criteria include things like: median salary, unemployment, cost of living and percentage of population with a bachelors degree. Omaha moved up two […] Read More »

Neil Young, Willie Nelson add voices to protest Keystone XL

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Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline will get a boost from Neil Young and Willie Nelson. The two singer-songwriters will perform a benefit concert on a farm in Neligh, Nebraska, on the route of the proposed oil pipeline. Bold Nebraska dubs the event as the “Harvest the Hope” concert. Proceeds will go to the […] Read More »

Woman from Columbia dies in Lincoln car wreck

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A woman from the country of Columbia died in a traffic accident in Lincoln. Lincoln police report 61-year-old Luz Guzman-Carrera died at a Lincoln hospital from injuries suffered in the accident at South 56th and Van Dorn Streets Monday morning. Guzman-Carrera was a passenger in the vehicle driven by 28-year-old Margarita Marroquin-Guzman. The driver attempted […] Read More »

High school volleyball championship schedule announced

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The 2014 NSAA Volleyball Championship schedule has been released.  This year’s state championship will be held November 13-15, 2014 in Lincoln. Class A and Class B will play their first-round games at Pinnacle Bank Arena. First-round games will be played for Class C1 at Lincoln North Star, Class C2 at Lincoln Southwest, Class D1 at Lincoln […] Read More »

Nebraska-Kearney and Wayne State volleyball start in the top 25 poll

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The Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team is ranked ninth in the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Top 25 preseason poll and Wayne State College volleyball team is ranked 20th.   Last year, UNK went 28-7 and finished the year ranked eighth.  Wayne State finished the 2013 season with a 22-10 overall record, finishing sixth in the NSIC with a […] Read More »