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BCBS Nebraska rejects CHI Health’s proposal

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska turned down CHI Health’s proposal that would end a contract dispute that places the health care provider out of network. Jenny Alm is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska’s VP of Network and Product Innovation and says, “They took a decrease in Omaha by about 7%. If you remember […] Read More »

Statewide average price at the pump under $3

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There is good news at the gas pump in Nebraska. For the first time since December 2010 the statewide average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is under the $3 mark. AAA Nebraska spokesperson Rose White says the average price for 87-88 octane rated fuel is $2.97. AAA surveyed 176 Nebraska communities and […] Read More »

Ranking the top 25 prospects from the Arizona Fall League

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The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. T... Read More »

Ag Youth Council sees plenty of opportunity in agriculture (AUDIO)

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A new crop of young people have been named to the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council and they say the future of farming is bright. Twenty-one college-aged men and women have been named to the 44th Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council, which spreads the message of agriculture throughout the state. Head Counselor Johnny Florence of Ord, a […] Read More »

16th ranked NU women’s basketball grabs road win at Washington State

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All five Nebraska starters finished in double figures to power the No. 16 Huskers to an 82-61 women’s basketball win at Washington State on Wednesday night at Washington State. Senior guard Tear’a Laudermill led NU with 20 points. Senior forward Hailie Sample added 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the floor and 6-of-8 free throws. Senior forward […] Read More »

Husker volleyball wins seventh straight

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The No. 11 Nebraska volleyball team won their seventh straight match in a 25-11, 25-20, 26-24 sweep at Indiana Wednesday night. With the win, the Huskers improved to 19-7 overall and 13-4 in the Big Ten. NU swept both matches this season against the Hoosiers, who dropped to 15-14 overall and 6-11 in the Big Ten. Kelsey […] Read More »

Creighton rallies from down 18 to knock off 18th ranked Oklahoma

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Creighton was facing a non-conference ranked opponent at home for the first time since 2001.  The Bluejays looked early on as if they were overmatched.  However, the Bluejays came back from an 18-point deficit in the second half to upset 18th-ranked Oklahoma 65-63 on Wednesday night. Many in the sellout crowd of 17,393 stormed the […] Read More »

It’s again a day for promoting health and kicking butts

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Many Nebraskans who are smokers will have today  circled on their calendars. It’s the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, an annual effort to encourage smokers to quit for the day or to make a plan to quit. Agency spokeswoman Peggy Huppert says in the early 1970s, more than 40% of adult Nebraskans smoked cigarettes or […] Read More »

Royals sorting out spots on 40-man roster

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There are five empty spots on the Royals' 40-man roster, but that doesn't mean they'll fill them all tonight, the deadline for teams to set their rosters and protect players from the Rule 5 Draft in December. Read More »

Royals add former infielder Getz to front office

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Former second baseman Chris Getz is taking a new position with the Royals -- he's becoming an assistant in player development in the team's front office. Read More »

Former 20-game winner Sadecki dies at 73

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Ray Sadecki, a left-handed pitcher who won 20 games for the Cardinals in their 1964 championship season, died Monday due to complications of blood cancer. He was 73. Read More »

Fairfield man dies of injuries suffered in wreck caused by icy roads

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A 56-year-old Fairfield man has died of injuries suffered in a weather-related accident this past weekend south of Hastings. The Nebraska State Patrol reports Steven Anthony lost control of his SUV on an icy road Saturday, crossed the center line, and struck a pick-up. The driver of the pick-up and two passengers suffered minor injuries […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman working toward a strong finish

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Gov. Dave Heineman says he plans to finish strong. Heineman, responding to a reporter’s question, says he isn’t really concerned about tying up any loose ends as his 10-year term as governor comes to a close. “You’re never finished, really,” Heineman says. “I’m very pleased that I know Gov.-elect Ricketts is going to continue to […] Read More »

Royals bid farewell to Butler, return attention to needs

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It was time for the Royals to say goodbye to Billy Butler after eight years in a Kansas City uniform. The Oakland A's confirmed on Wednesday the signing of the designated hitter to a three-year contract, believed to be worth $30 million. Read More »

Sen. Fischer: Keystone XL debate is not over

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Senator Deb Fischer says she’s disappointed the Senate failed to pass the Keystone XL bill. Fischer says construction of the oil pipeline is long overdue. “As you know, the debate is not over and I look forward to a robust discussion on this project early next year, where we’re going to be free from the […] Read More »