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Secondary depth will be tested with the loss of nickel back Jackson (AUDIO)

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After practice, Head Coach Bo Pelini said that junior nickel back Charles Jackson will miss the entire 2014 season due to a knee injury suffered this week.  Jackson, a native of Spring, Texas was expected to compete for the starting nickel back job, a key position in the Husker defense. “For his long term best interest, […] Read More »

Russian threat to cut off farm imports not seen as big to Nebraska (AUDIO)

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A threat from Russia to cut off agricultural imports from the United States isn’t seen as significant for Nebraska. Sen. Mike Johanns says exports to Russia have declined over the years as Russia has proven to be an unreliable trade partner. Johanns, the former Secretary of Agriculture, adds the problem could be resolved rather quickly. […] Read More »

Ashland’s own astronaut is passing along his survival (and scuba) skills

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Former astronaut and Nebraska native Clay Anderson is now teaching a college course that has students skydiving, scuba diving and learning wilderness survival skills. Anderson says the purpose of the workshop is to expose students to the type of critical thinking needed for spaceflight training. “I think that’s the overlying goal for me is to […] Read More »

Royals turn to Vargas against Bumgarner, Giants

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For just the 10th time overall and the first time since 2008, the Giants and Royals will go head to head on Friday as the second-place squads begin a weekend series at Kauffman Stadium. Madison Bumgarner, who blanked the Mets on two hits in his last st... Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 7

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Omaha won a wild opener, scoring eight in the ninth to build a 16-5 lead, with Colorado Springs scoring four in the home half. Read More »

D-backs lose replay challenge in ninth vs. Royals

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D-backs manager Kirk Gibson lost a replay challenge in the top of the ninth inning against the Royals on Thursday night. Read More »

Royals take sweep to keep up standings ascent

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By completing a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-2, on Thursday night, Kansas City surged to within 2 1/2 games of the American League Central lead and took over the second Wild Card position in the standings. Read More »

Hosmer remains out with fracture in right hand

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It's been a week since first baseman Eric Hosmer was last in the Royals' lineup. He's out with a fractured third metacarpal in his right hand, the result of being hit by a pitch on July 20 by Jon Lester, then with Boston. Read More »

Royals now second-oldest team in Major Leagues

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Forget that image of the Royals as a fuzzy-cheeked band of youngsters, just trying to make their way in the adult baseball world. In fact, according to STATS.com, the Royals are now the second-oldest team in Major League Baseball at an average of 30 ye... Read More »

Herrera emerging as dependable late-game weapon

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Wade Davis has proven himself as one of the most effective eighth-inning pitchers in the Major Leagues. Closer Greg Holland leads the American League in saves. Now another right-hander, Kelvin Herrera, is establishing himself as a master of the seventh... Read More »

Group opposed to EPA expansion of Clean Water Act grows (AUDIO)

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Some groups more associated with the city than the farm have joined the Nebraska Farm Bureau coalition opposed to an expansion of the Clean Water Act. Farm Bureau officials have assembled what it calls the “Common Sense Nebraska” coalition to protest the proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency to expand the Clean Water Act beyond […] Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 6

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Brandon Downes hit his first professional homer for Idaho Falls, a solo shot in the sixth. He was Kansas City's seventh-round pick in June. Read More »

12 year old Bellevue girl takes charge during house fire

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A 12 year old Bellevue, Nebraska girl is being hailed a hero after fire broke out in their home Thursday morning. Elizabeth Mahan says she saw black smoke coming down the basement stairs and left her bedroom to investigate. She says saw flames coming from the laundry room. Mahan says, “I quickly ran up the stairs and […] Read More »

Criminal investigation underway at Department of Corrections

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A number of employees at the Nebraska Department of Corrections were suspended Wednesday as the result of miscalculating sentences of nearly 600 inmates that were released early. Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says the issue is far from over. The suspensions stemmed from an independent personnel investigation conducted by the Jackson – Lewis Law Firm and […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer calls Afghan shooting a disturbing event (AUDIO)

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An American general is dead, others wounded, after a person wearing an Afghan National Security Forces uniform opens fire, a disturbing event, according to a Nebraska senator. The shooting earlier this week at the National Defense University in Kabul, Afghanistan took the life of Major General Harold Greene. Sen. Deb Fischer, a member of the […] Read More »