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Friday marks six years of delays for Keystone XL project

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On September 19th, 2008 TransCanada began its approval process with the U-S federal government to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The southern portion was ordered fast-tracked and has been in operation for several years. The northern portion goes through Nebraska and the permit process stalled after a conflict regarding the route. That issue was addressed […] Read More »

Royals playoff tickets go on sale today

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With the regular season winding down, the Royals announced that potential American League Wild Card and AL Divisional Series tickets will go on sale to the general public today. Read More »

Kansas City drops Sale, sits half-game back of Tigers

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Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer and Alcides Escobar went deep for a solo shot as the Royals turned up the heat against AL Cy Young candidate Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Nori Aoki set the clu... Read More »

Aoki sets club mark for hits in a three-game series

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Nori Aoki made Royals history Wednesday night with his 11th hit of the series against the White Sox, bypassing Willie Wilson (1980) and George Brett (1982) for most hits in a three-game series. Read More »

Vargas on the hill as Royals try to leapfrog Tigers

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The Royals and Tigers, who sit in first place by a half-game, engage in a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium starting Friday that will go a long way in determining the fate of the American League Central. Justin Verlander and Jason Vargas will squar... Read More »

Abreu’s stolen base overturned by Royals’ challenge

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The Royals began their rubber match with the White Sox by winning a challenge to end the top of the first inning. Jose Abreu was initially ruled to have stolen second base, but officials overturned the call after Royals manager Ned Yost used his challe... Read More »

Gloves for Kids charity event Thursday from 5-7 p.m. CT

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The Royals and broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre will host the annual Gloves for Kids charity event on Thursday. The event, which benefits area youth, will be held at Kansas Sampler - Oak Park in Lenexa, Kan., from 5-7 p.m. CT. Read More »

Lincoln man sentenced to federal prison on child pornography charge

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A 24-year-old Lincoln man will spend more than a decade in prison for distributing child pornography. The United States Attorney’s office says Ian Wait has been sentenced to slightly more than 11 years in federal prison. Afterward, he will serve 15 years of supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender. A […] Read More »

Royals put Colon on disabled list

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To gain more flexibility in possible postseason roster moves, the Royals on Wednesday placed infielder Christian Colon on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sept. 7. Read More »

Tragic shooting inside Omaha jewelry store

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A busy retail area in Omaha came to a sudden stop Wednesday morning after gunshots were fired leaving a man in extremely critical condition. Police rushed to Jr.’s Jewelry and Gifts near 72nd and Jones – right across from the Nebraska Furniture Mart – to find a man had been shot several times in the chest. There […] Read More »

Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to keep Heidemann on ballot (AUDIO)

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A Lancaster County District Judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged Secretary of State John Gale’s decision to allow the Republican gubernatorial ticket to change the name of its lieutenant governor candidate. Judge Lori Maret stated she could not order Gale to reverse his decision, because state statute provided Gale no clear legal duty to […] Read More »

Scammers targeting schools and senior citizens

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Scammers are at it again and this time they are targeting schools. Jim Hegerty heads the Nebraska Better Business Bureau and says schools are receiving invoices from a fake company using the Scholastic name. He says schools are familiar with doing business with Scholastic and apparently the scammers are hoping the bills will automatically be […] Read More »

Three arrested after body found along the bank of the South Platte River

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Three people have been arrested after the body of a man was found with facial wounds, wrapped in a tarp, along the bank of the South Platte River. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has declined to release the identity of the man until his family can be notified. Few details have been released. Two people […] Read More »

Pre-schooler killed in western Nebraska ATV accident

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A four-year-old girl has died in an ATV accident in western Nebraska. The Box Butte Sheriff’s Office reports Josephine Magnuson died from injuries suffered when the four-wheeler she was riding on wrecked Saturday. The office says an eight-year-old was driving when the vehicle rolled over. The girl was taken to the Box Butte General Hospital, […] Read More »

Risk for U-S troops heading to West Africa

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The U-S is taking the lead in preventing the spread of Ebola to other parts of the world. President Obama ordered 3,000 U-S troops to West Africa to build training centers for health care workers and 17 direct care facilities for patients. Dr. Mark Rupp is an infectious disease specialist at the Nebraska Medical Center […] Read More »