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Royals claim Nix off waivers, activate Downs off DL

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The Royals claimed infielder Jayson Nix on outright waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. Read More »

Former western Nebraska hospital administrator pleads to child porn charge

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A former western Nebraska hospital administrator has pleaded guilty to a charge of child pornography. Former Box Butte General Hospital executive James Parks entered a plea of guilty in federal court to a charge of child pornography possession. In a plea agreement, a second charge has been dropped. The charges arose from an investigation into […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: Aug. 27

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Wilmington dropped game one vs. Potomac, with all of the scoring in the fifth. Miguel Almonte held the Nats to a hit and a walk while striking out seven over four innings. Read More »

Blue Cross – CHI Nebraska contract ends Sept 1

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As it stands right now Blue Cross Blue Shield’s contract with 12 CHI Nebraska hospitals and about 1,400 health care providers ends September 1st. The two have been in negotiations for months after Blue Cross sent notice to end their contract because CHI Nebraska charged 20% to 30% more compared to other facilities for the […] Read More »

Omaha Police Officers Assoc. defends its cops in shooing deaths

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The Omaha Police Department remains in the public’s eye after Tuesday’s tragic shooting death of reality TV’s COPS crew member Bryce Dion. There are many questions still about what happened, why multiple shots were fired and is this a case of excessive force? President of the Omaha Police Officers Association Sgt. John Wells defends the […] Read More »

4-H encourages healthy eating at state fair with “blender-bikes”

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When you think of food at the Nebraska State Fair, often what comes to mind are corn dogs, popcorn, pork tenderloins and deep fried things on a stick. This year, 4-H leaders are trying to change that perception. Bob Meduna, head of Nebraska 4-H youth development, says they will promote exercise at the fair today […] Read More »

Hendriks hits right spot in solid Royals debut

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Right-hander Liam Hendriks allowed four hits, no walks, one run and recorded five strikeouts in seven innings of a spot start for the Royals in Wednesday night's 6-1 win over the Twins. Read More »

Guthrie looking to help secure sweep of Twins

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Jeremy Guthrie and the first-place Royals will bid for a series sweep against Tommy Milone and the Twins on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Royals’ six-run 8th stretches AL Central lead

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Liam Hendriks was solid for seven innings in a spot start, but Nori Aoki delivered the go-ahead RBI single in a six-run eighth that lifted the Royals to a 6-1 win over the Twins on Wednesday night. Read More »

Yost says he wasn’t being critical of KC fans

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Royals manager Ned Yost emphasized that he wasn't being critical of fans in his remarks after Tuesday night's dramatic walk-off victory over the Twins. The game had an attendance of 13,847 and Yost took note of that afterward. Read More »

Anonymous batboy calls KC’s walk-off finish

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Royals assistant trainer Kyle Turner had ruminated about a "bloop and a blast" before Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon did just that to beat the Twins, 2-1, on Tuesday night. It also turns out that one of the Royals' batboys forecast the walk-off ending... Read More »

Supreme Court hears arguments on historic horse racing issue

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State Supreme Court justices will decide the fate of historic horse racing in Nebraska before the voters do. In fact, the court could rule the voters don’t get to decide. The court has heard oral arguments in a lawsuit brought by Gambling with the Good Life, which claims LR 41 CA violates the state constitution’s […] Read More »

Royals option Crow; move likely temporary

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The Royals optioned right-handed reliever Aaron Crow to Double-A Northwest Arkansas to make roster space for Wednesday night's starting pitcher, Liam Hendriks. The move was one of convenience, with Crow sent down because he has a Minor League option re... Read More »

Crewman from “Cops” TV show killed in Omaha shootout (AUDIO)

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A crew member from the reality television news program “Cops” has died of wounds suffered in a police shooting in midtown Omaha Tuesday night. Omaha police say 38-year-old Bryce Dion died from police officer gunfire. Dion was part of the “Cops” filming crew following police as they responded to a robbery report at a Wendy’s restaurant. Omaha […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: Aug. 26

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Wilmington dropped game one vs. Potomac, with all of the scoring in the fifth. Miguel Almonte held the Nats to a hit and a walk while striking out seven over four innings. Read More »