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MRI on Perez’s knee comes back clean

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Good news for the Royals: Catcher Salvador Perez's right knee passed an MRI examination. "Everything is OK, I'm feeling pretty good," Perez said on Thursday after undergoing the test in Texas. Read More »

Tickets for Young-Nelson anti-Keystone concert selling fast

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It appears Neil Young and Willie Nelson can attract quite a crowd to rural Nebraska. Bold Nebraska reports it has sold more than 6,500 tickets for the benefit concert that will help fund the anti-Keystone XL pipeline campaign. The group also says it will sell only 500 more tickets to cap the crowd a 7,000. […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: Aug. 20

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Orlando Calixte's single singled in a run in NW Arkansas' loss. Calixte is ranked 12th among Royals prospects by MLB.com. Read More »

With Butler in top form, Royals surging

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There's Billy Butler coming off the bench to belt a pinch-hit home run to sink Cleveland. There's Butler going 4-for-5 with a three-run blast in a blowout win at Arizona. There's Billy going behind the bag to snare a hot shot to help beat Minnesota. An... Read More »

Sterling man placed on probation after admitting he failed to register as sex offender

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A Sterling man has admitted he failed to register as a sex offender when he moved, and has been placed on two years’ probation. 51-year-old Marvin Hazen made his plea in front of Gage County District Judge Paul Korslund, without an attorney. Korslund praised Hazen for his action. “You’ve been a standup guy on this. […] Read More »

Ricketts vs. Hassebrook for governor closer than many thought (AUDIO)

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Republican Pete Ricketts won a narrow primary victory and it seems faces another tough race against Democrat Chuck Hassebrook as the two campaign to succeed Governor Dave Heineman. A few polls have emerged on the Nebraska gubernatorial race, apparently a closer race than many expected. Republican Pete Ricketts, the former TD Ameritrade executive, leads, but […] Read More »

Feel free to call, NSP main number restored

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The Nebraska State Patrol is back in business. Actually, NSP never went out of business. Its main phone number did, though. A cut cable cut off the main business number for the Nebraska State Patrol. NSP reports the number, 402-471-4545, and the Nebraska State Patrol non-emergency Highway Helpline 1-800-525-5555 (*55) have now been restored. The […] Read More »

Study: Deadly hog disease PEDV can travel in feed

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A deadly virus that’s driving up pork prices as it’s wiped out as many as one in every ten piglets in Nebraska in the past year can be spread through hog feed, according to new research. Dr. Scott Dee, the study’s lead author and research director at Minnesota’s Pipestone Veterinary Services, says they were stunned […] Read More »

Ventura, first-place Royals roll into series with Rangers

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The last time the Royals were in first place this late in the season was in 2003, though they couldn't hold their lead and make the postseason. As Kansas City tries to ensure that history doesn't repeat itself, Yordano Ventura takes the hill against Co... Read More »

Royals enjoying their success, not looking too far ahead

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It's been 29 years since the Royals last enjoyed baseball's postseason. No sense getting in a hurry right now. Manager Ned Yost certainly isn't. He is enjoying what has happened in the last month, but he knows better than to start thinking about what c... Read More »

Duffy, Royals can’t slam door on Rockies

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Colorado's Matt McBride came through with his first career grand slam to hand the Royals a 5-2 loss on Wednesday night and put an end to their streak of eighth consecutive series victories. Read More »

Perez scratched with sore right knee, to have MRI

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Royals catcher Salvador Perez will go for an MRI on his sore right knee Thursday after he was a late scratch for Wednesday's series finale against the Rockies. Read More »

Yost rewards Colon with start at third

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While it wasn't exactly glamorous, Christian Colon came through with a big-time play Tuesday when he was asked to pitch-hit in the eighth. And on Wednesday, manager Ned Yost rewarded him with a start at third and a chance to prove himself in the leadof... Read More »

Royals unveil special ticketing discount for Thursday

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For one day only, the Royals are offering their fans an opportunity to watch the hottest team in baseball at a discounted price. On Thursday, fans will be able to purchase single-game tickets online at www.royals.com or by phone for the Royals remainin... Read More »

Teen-age driver in fatal crash charged with texting while driving

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A Sidney teen-ager will be in court on suspicion of texting while driving in the fatal accident of another teen from Chappell. A petition has been filed by the Cheyenne County Attorney’s Office against 16-year-old Hayden Graham in juvenile court on charges of motor vehicle homicide, texting while driving, careless driving and failing to stay […] Read More »