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Battle over Keystone XL extends well beyond lawsuit (AUDIO)

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A case will be decided by the state Supreme Court, but the battle over the Keystone XL oil pipeline extends well beyond a Nebraska court room. Supreme Court justices weigh oral arguments in the case against the state law that authorized the Keystone XL route through Nebraska. But, the author of the bill signed into […] Read More »

Huskers will get Gregory back for Fresno State and Cotton calls his play “bone headed” (AUDIO)

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Good news on the injury front. The Huskers will have their biggest defensive threat back on the field. Bo Pelini said Randy Gregory, who has played just in the opening series of the Florida Atlantic game will play at Fresno State. Pelini said Gregory looked great running on Sunday. The injury situation is a little […] Read More »

Saltdogs headed to the championship series after beating Winnipeg in five

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The Saltdogs are heading to the American Association Championship Series after Joe Bisenius bounced back from a tough game one to deliver a six-hit, 11-strikeout shutout in a 2-0 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes at Haymarket Park Monday night.  Bisenius (1-1) pitched all nine, walking just one, as the Saltdogs advance to the championship round for the first time […] Read More »

Hundreds of Midwest children sickened with virus

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Hundreds of children in at least ten states have taken ill with a respiratory virus that has parents and health care providers concerned. One hospital in Denver reported seeing 900 children within a two-week period and more than 85 required hospitalization. Dr. Jessica Snowden is a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at Children’s Hospital and Medical […] Read More »

Corps of Engineers offers more detail about rising Missouri River

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Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are now offering more details about how high the Missouri River will rise over the next few months. Releases are being increased from the four lower dams on the Missouri following heavy rains in August in an effort to cut flood risks. Jody Farhat is chief of […] Read More »

Former broadcaster Blattner up for Frick Award

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Buddy Blattner, one of the original Royals broadcasters, is among the 2015 nominees for the Ford C. Frick Award, which is open to fans' online voting as part of the election process. Read More »

Vargas tasked with keeping Tigers in second place

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The Tigers will try to draw even with the first-place Royals in the AL Central on Tuesday, with Max Scherzer and Jason Vargas set to square off at Comerica Park. Read More »

Ricketts trying to “fully absorb” protection order against runningmate

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Republican candidate for governor, Pete Ricketts, says he is trying to fully absorb all the information regarding the domestic violence protection order issued against his running mate. The protection order against Lt. Gov. Lavon Heideman was issued by District Court Judge Daniel Bryan, Jr. after a hearing in Johnson County. Heideman is also Ricketts’ running […] Read More »

Guthrie roughed up as Royals drop opener in Detroit

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Jeremy Guthrie allowed six earned runs in 2 2/3 innings and a rally came up short as the Royals saw their lead in the AL Central cut to one game after Monday's 9-5 loss to the Tigers at Comerica Park. Read More »

More than a million dollars of meth seized in I-80 traffic stop

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Methamphetamine with a street value of more than one million dollars has been seized after a traffic stop on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper stopped a sport utility vehicle, because it didn’t have a front license plate just east of the Hershey exit on I-80 Saturday night. A patrol drug dog […] Read More »

Royals to face NL Central on 2015 schedule

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The Royals will launch the 2015 season against the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium on April 6, their first season opener at home in four years. Read More »

Holland working way back from minor elbow injury

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Closer Greg Holland, who was held out of the Royals' weekend series at New York, tested his right elbow on Monday and came out OK. Read More »

Iowa man charged with killing mountain lion in northwestern Nebraska

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An Iowa man has been charged with killing a mountain lion in Nebraska. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports a 23-year-old was hunting deer with a bow and arrow from a tree stand on Ponderosa Wildlife Management Area in Dawes County Saturday when he shot and killed the lion with an arrow. The man, […] Read More »

Lt. Gov. Heidemann hit with domestic violence protection order

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Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann has been slapped with a domestic violence protection order after his sister accused him of grabbing her, then screaming at her. Heidemann is also Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts’ running mate. District Court Judge Daniel Bryan, Jr. issued the domestic violence protection order against Heidemann after his sister, Lois Bohling, filed […] Read More »

Penn State eligible for Big Ten football championships again

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The Big Ten Conference, through its Council of Presidents and Chancellors (COPC), has agreed today to restore Penn State’s eligibility for the Big Ten Football Championship Game. The agreement follows the announcement today, by the NCAA, to further modify sanctions set forth in the Consent Decree entered into with Penn State on July 23, 2012, […] Read More »