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Royals Minor League report: June 19

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2013 first-rounder and sixth-ranked Royals prospect Hunter Dozier was 0-for-3 in his Double-A debut. Read More »

Stingray Beach is now open at the Henry Doorly Zoo

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It is opening day for StingrayBeach at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Spokesperson Mandi Krebs says StingrayBeach is an 80 foot long saltwater pool that contains 38 stingrays and a number of horseshoe crabs. Krebs says this is an interactive exhibit and visitors are invited to touch the stingrays and feed them. There is no danger […] Read More »

Domestic distrubance suspect killed in firefight with law enforcement

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A suspect in a domestic disturbance case in Columbus has been killed in a firefight with state patrol troopers and local law enforcement. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper responded to a domestic disturbance call in Columbus very early this morning. Authorities reported a man, whose name has not been released, had threatened others […] Read More »

Omaha prepares for flooding

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The Omaha Public Works and Parks Departments have been very busy over the last few days preparing for the rising water on the Missouri River. Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says they cabled and secured the docks at N-P Dodge Park and closed the facility to the public. City workers also constructed a temporary berm around […] Read More »

Garcia leads newest group of international prospects

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This year's Top 30 International Prospects list includes 14 players from the Dominican Republic, 13 from Venezuela, two from Colombia and one from Korea. The position breakdown is seven outfielders, 15 infielders, which includes 13 shortstops, five pit... Read More »

Former Huskers picks up USA wrestling honor

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Former Husker wrestler Bill Scherr earned USA Wrestling’s Myron Roderick Man-of-the-Year Award on Thursday, an accolade that recognizes an outstanding man for his contributions to the sport of wrestling. Scherr served a pivotal role in keeping wrestling as an Olympic sport, as he chaired the Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW). In the […] Read More »

Unemployment rate drops for second straight month

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The Nebraska unemployment rate, already the envy of most states, has dropped for the second straight month. The Nebraska Department of Labor reports the state unemployment rate for May was 3.6%, down .1% from April. In May of last year, the state unemployment rate stood at 4%. Nonfarm employment for May grew by nearly 11,000 workers […] Read More »

Huskers lose wide receiver transfer to Ole Miss

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The Husker football team lost out as former Washington wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow switched his transfer commitment late Thursday night from Nebraska to Mississippi. Stringfellow took a visit to the Ole Miss campus this week, after it was reported that the 6’3, 229 pound wideout signed transfer paperwork with Nebraska. The decision comes on the […] Read More »

Pro football coming back to Omaha

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They keep trying pro football in Omaha. Brian Woods, the founder of the Fall Experimental Football League is expected to announce today,  Omaha and Austin, TX, as the first two franchises in what will be a six or eight team league in what will be known as the FXFL. Omaha would play three Wednesday night […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns: This has really been a tough week for northeast Nebraska (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns has toured a Nebraska community hit hard by tornadoes and it reminds him of a devastating tornado ten years ago. “This has really been a tough week for northeast Nebraska,” Johanns tells Nebraska reporters during a conference call after his tour of the destruction left in the wake of an EF-4 tornado […] Read More »

Day six CWS: Ole Miss moves on as TCU is eliminated

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TCU battled back to tie the game twice  after Ole Miss grabbed a lead, but the Rebels put the game away late surviving their second “must win” game with a 6-4 win Thursday night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. Ole Miss took a 3-0 lead in the third inning only to see the Horned […] Read More »

“In The Mood” for some good music? Legendary orchestra to appear

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A big band that’s been consistently touring the globe since it was launched in the 1930s is making one stop in Nebraska — in Scotts Bluff tonight. Nick Hilscher is the leader of the 20-piece Glenn Miller Orchestra, which still plays about 300 dates a year worldwide. Why does Big Band music endure? “It’s romantic, […] Read More »

Shields, Royals return home aiming to restart streak vs. M’s

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Fresh off a series in which they faced three frontline starters, the Royals must take on Mariners standout Hisashi Iwakuma in the opener of a three-game series with Seattle on Friday. Kansas City will counter with James Shields. Read More »

Royals win challenge on Miggy’s miscue

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One of the bright spots for the Royals in their 2-1 streak-busting loss to the Tigers on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park came on a challenge in the decisive fourth inning. Read More »

Aoki plays through groin pain in finale

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Right fielder Nori Aoki was back in the Royals' lineup on Thursday and played through the 2-1 loss to the Tigers after missing Wednesday's game. Read More »