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Royals Minor League report: July 14

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The Storm Chasers enjoyed day one of the PCL All-Star Break. Catcher Francisco Pena, outfielder Paulo Orlando and reliever Spencer Patton will participate in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday night at Durham. The game will be broadcast on MLB Net... Read More »

Right on Target: Stars align at Twins’ home park

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It's regarded as one of baseball's best parks, and Target Field will be on full display Tuesday night when the game's best players take the field for the 85th annual All-Star Game. "It's a big moment," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "It's a big thi... Read More »

After idolizing Molina, Perez paving own All-Star path

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When Salvador Perez is asked which catchers he looked up to as a kid, he doesn't hesitate before answering, and he only needs to name one. "Molina, Yadier Molina," Perez says. "I watched a lot of video. I wanted to be like him because he's the best in ... Read More »

Trio believes return to ASG shows KC’s progress

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After 10 seasons of sending only one representative to the All-Star Game, the Royals have now sent a three-man contingent to the Midsummer Classic for the second straight year. Read More »

Injured Gordon happy to soak in All-Star week

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When he sustained a right wrist sprain that would sideline him during the All-Star Game, Alex Gordon could've chosen to take a four-day break and skip the trip to Minnesota, as some injured players do. Gordon didn't even think about it. Read More »

Nebraska Appleseed: does governor need to know where children are?

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Nebraska Appleseed questions why Gov. Dave Heineman insists the federal government disclose where 200 children who have entered the country illegally are staying in Nebraska. Becky Gould with Nebraska Appleseed says there really isn’t any need for the governor to know where they are, because they won’t be using state services. “There are some areas […] Read More »

Jeter leading off for power-packed AL lineup

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The American League's high-powered starting lineup for Tuesday's All-Star Game is set, and fans won't have to wait long to see Derek Jeter step into the box. Read More »

Sir Paul McCartney & Warren Buffett in Dundee; concert tonight in Lincoln

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Folks in the Dundee area of Omaha couldn’t believe what they were seeing Sunday evening. Sir Paul McCartney and billionaire Warren Buffett met for an Italian dinner at an Omaha restaurant around 7 pm. The two were with three others and were later seen enjoying an ice cream and then took a walk around the […] Read More »

Omaha police receive more than just fireworks during amnesty day

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The Omaha Police Department held a fireworks amnesty day last Saturday at two locations in Omaha. Police are even impressed at what people surrendered. Police gathered 25 long guns, 16 hand guns, 900 pounds of ammunition and 900 pounds of fireworks. Officials say they were surprised that seven pipe bombs were turned in as well. […] Read More »

Sasse Senate campaign reports raising more than a million in quarter

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The Ben Sasse United States Senate campaign has announce it raised more than a million dollars in the first reporting period of the general election. The campaign says it raised nearly $1.2 million. The Republican has more than a million dollars cash on hand. The campaign fundraising reporting period ran from April 24th through June […] Read More »

Western Nebraska man dies of lightning strike at Rocky Mt. National Park

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A 52-year-old western Nebraska man has been struck and killed by lightning while visiting Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. A spokesman for the park says lightning struck four people near Trail Ridge Road late Saturday afternoon. All four were rushed to a hospital. 52-year-old Gregory Cardwell of Scottsbluff died of his injuries. No fatalities […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman demands information about illegal children in Nebraska

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Nebraskans are anxious to learn what Gov. Dave Heineman finds out about the approximately 200 children from Central America illegally being housed in the state. Heineman tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KFAB in Omaha that this issue came as a surprise to him. Heineman says he immediately started making calls and learned that once the […] Read More »

One independent US Senate candidate makes ballot; another pending

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One independent has been added to the United States Senate race. The status of one other independent is pending. Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale reports enough signatures have been verified for independent candidate Jim Jenkins to make it on the ballot with Republican Ben Sasse and Democrat Dave Domina. Jenkins turned in roughly 6,000 […] Read More »

Taylor Edwards named catcher of the year in Division I

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Taylor Edwards was named the 2014 Diamond Sports Division I Catcher of the Year, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).  Edwards was the first Husker to be named the Catcher of the Year.  The only All-America catcher in school history, Edwards is one of eight multiple All-Americans in the history of Nebraska […] Read More »

Prison reform seen as key to reducing Nebraska prison population (AUDIO)

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Nebraska hopes to avoid building a new prison, and is receiving some help with ideas to reform the corrections system, to reduce the number of inmates, and to keep from having to spend millions on more prison cells. A full-time researcher has been assigned Nebraska by the Council of State Governments as the state works […] Read More »