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Starling turning it on at Class A Wilmington

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Bubba Starling's strong second half continued Wednesday, as the farmhand was a home run shy of the cycle for Class A Wilmington. Read More »

Simulated game next step for KC lefty Vargas

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Jason Vargas continues to make progress in his recovery from the appendectomy that landed the starter on the disabled list. Read More »

Bruised hand keeps Hosmer from starting lineup

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Eric Hosmer knows the significance of every game at the current juncture of the Royals' season, and for him, that's the most frustrating part of missing Thursday's series opener against Cleveland at Kauffman Stadium due to his injured right hand. Read More »

Presidential disaster declaration granted in wake of Pilger tornado

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Federal officials have informed Gov. Dave Heineman his request for a presidential disaster declaration in wake of the Pilger tornado has been granted. The declaration covers more than just the Pilger tornado, extending to cover damage from tornadoes and thunderstorms through southern and northeastern Nebraska between June 14th and the 21st. Still, the biggest damage […] Read More »

Nebraska teen-age girl dies in sightseeing plane crash in Alabama

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The crash of a sightseeing airplane near the Alabama-Florida state line has killed two, including a Nebraska teen-age girl. The Baldwin County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office reports 15-year-old Marli Shea McManus of Papillion died in the crash. The pilot, 67-year-old Dean Legidakes, also died in the crash. The sheriff’s office says the two took off from […] Read More »

Sen. Johanns supports McDonald as next Secretary of Veterans Affairs (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns supports President Barack Obama’s nomination of former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Johanns, a Republican member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, says McDonald has the background needed to shake-up the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. “I really believe in this person. I like […] Read More »

Young kids set abandoned Omaha house on fire

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Omaha firefighters rushed to battle a house fire Wednesday afternoon at 43rd and Sprague Streets. The house had been abandoned and there was no electricity or gas service at the house that was heavily damaged. Investigators determined that three juveniles were responsible for the fire and admitted to fire play. Investigators say there was evidence […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: July 23

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Bubba Starling's big night led Wilmington to a third straight win. The seventh-ranked Royals prospect tripled in the 10th and scored the go-ahead run on Michael Antonio's sacrifice fly. Read More »

Early childhood education touted as way to fight crime (AUDIO)

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A push is underway to promote early childhood education as a way to reduce crime. Advocates admit this is a long-term solution, but argue that money spent upfront in the first few years of life could make the difference between a child growing up to be a criminal or growing up to be a productive […] Read More »

O’s acquire Minor Leaguer Paredes from Royals

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The Orioles acquired Jimmy Paredes from the Royals for cash considerations on Thursday, and the utility man has been optioned to Baltimore's Triple-A Norfolk affiliate. Read More »

Concerns over Omaha’s new Municipal Land Bank

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Nebraska’s largest city is taking steps to rid neighborhoods of vacant, abandoned and run-down houses. The Omaha City Council approved the creation of a Municipal Land Bank that can either purchase or accept donations of those properties clean them up and resell. One of the goals is to rid neighborhoods of these eyesores. John Chatelain […] Read More »

Summer blood supply is “stable” but donors are still needed

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Hospitals in Nebraska and two neighboring states use 38-thousand pints of blood every day, yet only about one-in-ten residents who are eligible to give blood do so once a year. The LifeServe Blood Center is appealing for blood donors this summer. While the region has a “stable” blood supply at the moment, spokeswoman Nicole Hanger […] Read More »

Pipeline protesters plan pickets through Lincoln today

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Protesters who support climate change legislation and who oppose the Keystone XL pipeline project are marching across the country today. A group of protesters led by BOLD Nebraska will march to the state capital in Lincoln. BOLD spokeswoman Jane Kleeb says they’re delivering 1,000 petition signatures which ask the governor to disclose the contents of […] Read More »

Poll provides encouragement to independent US Senate candidate Jenkins (AUDIO)

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A public opinion poll provides some encouraging numbers for the independent United States Senate campaign of Jim Jenkins. Jenkins commissioned the poll by the MSR Group of Omaha that surveyed 618 registered Nebraska voters between May 27th and the 29th. MSR Senior Vice President Rob Noha says several findings surprised him. “I think one of […] Read More »

Storm Chasers offense quiet in loss at Memphis

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Tyler Lyons worked seven solid innings and received home run support from Xavier Scruggs and Randal Grichuck as Memphis came from behind to beat Omaha, 5-3, Wednesday night in the third of a four-game set at AutoZone Park. The Storm Chasers have dropped two in a row to dip to 53-50 and fall two and […] Read More »