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Top-seeded KCK knocked out of RBI World Series

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The Kansas City Kansas (KCK) representative of the 2014 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series was knocked out of the tournament on Sunday. Read More »

KC adds pop, acquires Willingham from Twins

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The Royals added some pop to their postseason push on Monday, acquiring outfielder Josh Willingham from the Twins for Minor League pitcher Jason Adam. Read More »

Anti-gambling group pleased Supreme Court will decide horse racing issue

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An anti-gambling group is thrilled the state Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether voters will indeed decide the issue of historic horse racing. The legislature failed to overcome a gubernatorial veto previously and this year by-passed the governor and placed the issue on the ballot. Gambling with the Good Life first took its objection […] Read More »

Butler did it: Royals slugger wins AL weekly honor

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After helping the Royals to a seven-game winning streak and into a tight race in the American League Central, first baseman/designated hitter Billy Butler has been named the AL Player of the Week. Butler hit. 435 (10-for-23) with five doubles, two home... Read More »

Cargill pays nearly $200K in fines for failing to plan properly

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Cargill has paid $187,500 in fines to the federal government for failing to have emergency plans in place for “worst-case” oil spills at its storage facilities in Blair and in Eddyville, IA. The Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 announced the settlement in which Cargill, headquartered in Minnetonka, MN, pays a civil penalty. According to the […] Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 10

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Johnny Giavotella's heroics led Omaha to a road win. He entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the ninth, delivering a game-tying single, and followed with a go-ahead homer in the 12th. Read More »

Dog days of summer a reminder for pet health care

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Mosquitoes are known as the deadliest creature on earth. They are carriers of a number of deadly diseases ranging from West Nile virus in people to heartworm in dogs, cats and a number of other animals. Dr. Stephen Jones is the president of the American Heartworm Society and wants every dog owner to take preventative […] Read More »

Health alerts issued for two lakes, continues for a third

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Health alerts have been issued for two lakes by state officials, while one continues for a third. Officials report Iron Horse Lake in Pawnee County and Willow Creek Lake 5A in Pierce County are under health alerts for toxic blue-green algae. An alert continues for Swan Creek Lake 5A in Saline County. According to the […] Read More »

High school practices get started across the state

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High school student athletes across the state from Alliance to York are hitting the practice fields today for the first official workouts for football, softball, girls golf and boys tennis.  The NSAA only allows for helmets and conditioning with no pads at the start of football practices.  Two-a-days are allowed, but not on back-to-back days. […] Read More »

Houston questioned about Nikko Jenkins’ case (AUDIO)

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The former state Corrections Director told lawmakers convicted serial killer Nikko Jenkins caught his attention just prior to his release from prison, but that didn’t prevent Jenkins from being released and killing four. Former state Corrections Director Bob Houston told a special legislative hearing he had devised a plan for Nikko Jenkins’ release. The committee […] Read More »

Despite summer driving season, gas prices plummet

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Not that you’ll hear any complaints, but gasoline prices are steadily dropping in Nebraska and they’ve fallen almost 30-cents a gallon since early June. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for AAA-Nebraska, says prices statewide are now averaging $3.39 a gallon, which is eight-cents below the national average. Weinholzer says prices at the pump dropped almost every single […] Read More »

Huskers close out first week of fall camp with two key injuries

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The Nebraska football team ended its first full week of Fall Camp on Saturday with a two-hour practice.  It turned out to be a black and blue week.  The Huskers lost both sophomore linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey and junior nickel back Charles Jackson for the season due to injury. Head Coach Bo Pelini said the team’s spirit […] Read More »

Royals run wild with seven steals vs. Giants

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The Royals stole seven bases in Sunday's 7-4 victory over the Giants, the most they've had in a game since Aug. 1, 1998, when they swiped a club-record eight against the Orioles. Read More »

Young starters set for clash of hot Royals, A’s

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The Royals just swept the Giants at home and have now won seven straight, while the Athletics have won five of their last seven. Yordano Ventura will get the call for Kansas City on Monday in a rematch with Oakland, which will trot out Sonny Gray. Read More »

Gordon sparks Royals to seventh straight win

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It was Alex Gordon Bobblehead Day at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday and so, naturally, the man himself belted a two-run homer to help the Royals to a 7-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Read More »