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Maxwell makes first return to Houston

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Whether or not the Justin Maxwell sees the field during Kansas City's three-game set, the outfielder is just happy to be back in the place he called home for nearly two years. Read More »

Power numbers an issue for the Royals so far

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The Royals have hit just one home run in their first 356 at-bats and tallied only 111 total bases during that span. Entering Tuesday's game in Houston, Kansas City's .312 slugging percentage is last in the Majors by 21 points. Read More »

Royals emotional about honoring Robinson

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Hours before the annual celebration of baseball's first African-American player showed up on the back of their jerseys in the form of the No. 42, several Royals reflected on the former Dodger star's impact on the modern game. Read More »

Missing boy found, playing with stuffed animals inside machine

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He wasn’t missing. He was playing with toys. It was the location that surprised his mother. Lincoln police say a three-year-old reported missing by his mother was found safe and unharmed inside a toy crane machine called the “Bear Claw” at a local bowling alley. Police spokeswoman Katie Flood says a sergeant was talking with […] Read More »

Higher farmland valuations come on heels of disappointing legislative session

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Assessment of agricultural land continues to rise, adding to the disappointment farm groups are expressing about the legislative session. The Nebraska Department of Revenue’s Property Assessment Division reports the valuation of farmland for tax purposes rose nearly 30% between 2013 and 2014. Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson says the assessment report comes on the […] Read More »

Car theft ends with one arrest in Omaha

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An Omaha woman who left her car running unattended in her driveway this morning is now without a vehicle. Omaha Police Lt. Michael McGee says two men walking by got in and took off. An Omaha police officer was nearby and spotted the stolen vehicle and gave chase but the driver didn’t stop. Lt. McGee […] Read More »

Omaha police investigate shooting death

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Omaha police are investigating the shooting death of an 18 year old man. At 9:11 Monday night officers were sent to 2936 North 52nd Street, the address of a public swimming pool parking lot, to investigate a report of gunfire in the area. At the same time Methodist Hospital notified police that two victims had […] Read More »

Man convicted in stabbing death during robbery in Columbus

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A Platte County jury has convicted 31-year-old Eric Henry of Columbus in the stabbing death of 51-year-old Steven Jorgensen last year when a burglary turned violent, then deadly. The Attorney General’s office reports the jury in Platte County District Court found Henry guilty of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit robbery, and use of a […] Read More »

Nebraska runners remember Boston Marathon tragedy

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Today is the one year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon. About fifteen members of the Omaha Ndorfinz Racing Team took part in the race and all returned home unharmed. Derek Sey is a member of the team and competed in the marathon back in 2009. He has talked with a number of runners taking […] Read More »

Two Husker football games set for prime time coverage

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The Big Ten Conference and ESPN/ABC announced Tuesday that Nebraska’s 2014 games against Miami and Michigan State will be televised in prime time on the ESPN networks. Nebraska will play host to Miami on Sept. 20, at Memorial Stadium with kickoff set for 7 p.m. CT. Two weeks later on Oct. 4 the Huskers will […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: April 14

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The Blue Rocks received a strong start from Sean Manaea, who ranked fifth among Royals prospects by MLB.com, in a Wilmington win Monday. Read More »

Hooper picked by Tulsa in the WNBA draft

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Nebraska basketball All-American Jordan Hooper was chosen by the Tulsa Shock with first pick of the second round in the 2014 WNBA Draft. Hooper, the 13th overall pick, becomes the latest in a string of WNBA draft picks for Coach Connie Yori. Since 2007, five Huskers have been chosen in the three rounds of the […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman reviewing prison reform measure (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman says he hasn’t had time to thoroughly consider the prison reform bill sent to him by the legislature, but says Nebraska needs to do whatever it can to avoid building a new prison. Heineman says he’s still reviewing, LB 907, a $14.5 million prison reform measure. He hopes it fits with a […] Read More »

USDA chief says all FSA offices will stay open, for now

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U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says his agency will evaluate its network of Farm Service Agency offices, but does not plan to close any of those offices this year. There are about 80 FSA offices in Nebraska. “We need to modernize our system and there are a couple of reasons for that,” Vilsack says. “Number […] Read More »

Income tax filing deadline is today

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Today is the tax filing deadline. Everyone has until midnight to complete and either e-file or mail their tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service. IRS spokesman Christopher Miller says so far about 90% of all Nebraskans have used e-file. He says at this late date that may be the best option. He says the […] Read More »