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Special prosecutor to press false report case against deputy

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A special prosecutor has been appointed to pursue charges against former Richardson County Deputy Sheriff Joshua Nincehelser, accused of triggering a massive manhunt in southeastern Nebraska after falsely reporting her had been shot during a traffic stop. Kale Burdick with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office will serve as special prosecutor in the case as Acting […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: July 3

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Omaha won the finale at Iowa, plating two in the ninth. Francisco Pena's single scored Jimmy Paredes for the tying run. Whit Merrifield's double drove in Pena for the go-ahead tally. Read More »

On this day of celebration, pause to reflect

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Today is a day of celebration; a day when we often cook out, get together with family and friends, and shoot off a few fireworks. Today also should be a day of reflection, according to Sen. Mike Johanns. Johanns urges Nebraskans to pause during the festivities of the day to simply think about what the […] Read More »

Separate accidents in Panhandle claim two lives

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Two people have died in separate car accidents in the Panhandle. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, 38-year-old Joni Lee Twiss of Pine Ridge, S. D. died when her sports utility vehicle rolled over on 320th Lane near Rushville Tuesday morning. 71-year-old Jesus Javalera-Chavez of Colorado Springs, CO died in another rollover accident Wednesday evening. […] Read More »

Storm Chasers rally to snap losing skid

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Whit Merrifield drove in the game-winning run in a two-run ninth inning surge that carried Omaha to a compelling 4-3 come from behind win over Iowa Thursday night in the last of a five-game set in front of 13,006 at Principal Park. The Storm Chasers halted a five-game skid to improve to 45-42 and move […] Read More »

Saltdogs drop series finale

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Brian Joynt lashed a home run to give Lincoln (21-24) the early 2-0 lead, but the Laredo Lemurs (24-20) answered back with the next four and held the lead the final five frames to take the rubber match 4-3 in front of 4,125 fans at Uni-Trade Stadium Thursday night. Joynt’s long ball, his fifth of […] Read More »

Sky high meat prices could limit 4th of July grilling

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The high cost of meat could take the sizzle out of Nebraskans 4th of July cookouts this year. Annemarie Kuhns is an economist with the U-S Department of Agriculture and says if it goes on the grill it is going to cost more than one year ago. She says beef and veal is 10.7% higher […] Read More »

Relatively unknown crop from Asia could be Nebraska’s next soybean

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It has an odd name, but a bamboo-like plant from Southeast Asia could be the Nebraska’s next energy crop. Miscanthus (pronounced mis-CAN-thus) is a relative of sugar cane and it’s about to become much more abundant in a region dominated by corn and soybeans. Agronomist Emily Heaton is working with miscanthus in Iowa: “When I […] Read More »

Reinactors from the 1860s host 4th of July weekend bash at Fort Kearny

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A three-day event is underway to celebrate the nation’s Independence Day at Fort Kearny State Historical Park, the U.S. Army outpost founded in 1848 that eventually became the city of Kearney. Laura Rose, a spokeswoman for Fort Kearny, says a soldiers’ camp and living history event will be held today, Saturday and Sunday from 9 […] Read More »

All-Stars to be revealed on Selection Sunday

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A festive July 4 weekend will culminate in a big way at 7 p.m. ET Sunday with the much-anticipated announcement of the American and National League rosters. They will be revealed live on the Taco Bell All-Star Game Selection Show on ESPN. Read More »

Voters likely to decide minimum wage hike (AUDIO)

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Organizers of a campaign to place a proposed increase in the state minimum wage before voters in November say they have more than enough signatures for success. “Today, I’m proud to announce that thanks to the help of hundreds of citizens who donated thousands of volunteer hours, we will be submitting 134,899 signatures,” State Sen. […] Read More »

We’ve had rain. Still, be careful with fireworks this 4th

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Rain last month has improved conditions in the state’s forests. Still, the Nebraska Forest Service urges Nebraskans to take precautions with fireworks. Don Westover, Fire Program Leader with the Nebraska Forest Service, says though there has been plenty of rain in many parts of Nebraska, fireworks still pose some dangers. “We just really have to […] Read More »

Royals sign 16-year-old prospect Aracena

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The Royals signed 16-year-old infielder Ricky Aracena for $850,000, according to an industry source. The club did not confirm the signing. Read More »

Against all odds: Dyson blazing remarkable path

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One-point-two percent. This minuscule figure will forever be tethered to Jarrod Dyson. It represents the number of 50th-round picks who have reached the Major Leagues since the inaugural Draft in 1965. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: July 2

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Royals No. 4 prospect Sean Manaea tossed a scoreless first inning for Wilmington before rain halted play for over two hours. The Blue Rocks won the rain-shortened affair, 4-0, in seven innings. Read More »