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Infante gets break while nursing sore shoulder

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Second baseman Omar Infante was out of the Royals' lineup with a sore right shoulder that's been bothering him for about two weeks and rookie Christian Colon was at second base for Tuesday night's series opener against the Twins. Read More »

Mondesi among KC prospects on AFL roster

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Shortstop Raul Adalberto Mondesi is among five of the Royals' Top 20 prospects who will be playing in the Arizona Fall League. He'll be joined by former No. 1 Draft picks Hunter Dozier and Bubba Starling, along with Miguel Almonte, Sam Selman and Ali W... Read More »

Ventura to miss Wednesday start with back ailment

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Yordano Ventura felt a back issue develop after his last outing, and the Royals hope he can return after missing just the one start. Read More »

Former federal cyber security official convicted on child porn charges

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A federal jury in Nebraska has convicted the former acting director of cyber security for the United States Department of Health and Human Services on a number of child pornography charges. The U.S. Attorney’s office reports 56-year-old Timothy DeFoggi, formerly of Germantown, Maryland, has been convicted by a federal jury in the District of Nebraska […] Read More »

AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

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The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning. Read More »

Royals Minor League report: Aug. 25

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Omaha dropped a second straight at Reno to fall into a first place tie with Oklahoma City. Read More »

Nebraska students score well on standardized tests

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  State education officials say nearly three in every four Nebraska public school students met state reading, math, and science standards. The 2014 state test results disclose 77% of the Nebraska students met or exceeded state standards on the reading test; 72% in science and 71% in math. State Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt says education […] Read More »

Omaha man shoots intruder

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A home break in north Omaha ends with the victim shooting the intruder. Omaha Police Public Information Officer Michael Pecha says officers were sent to 3425 Cuming Street at 1:46 Tuesday morning after they received a call of a burglary in progress. Pecha says dispatch then notified officers that one party at the scene was […] Read More »

Government tightening restrictions on painkillers

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The government is cracking down on how doctors prescribe opioid painkillers like hydrocodone and other addictive drugs. Dr. Jeff Baldwin is the Vice-Chair of Education and a professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and says this is due to an increasing number of deaths due to overdose. He says this will […] Read More »

Huskers hire Cal State-Fullerton assistant for Erstad’s staff

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Cal State Fullerton assistant coach Mike Kirby has accepted the assistant position with the Nebraska baseball program left open when former assistant Will Bolt left for Texas A & M. Kirby has been with the Titans and Oregon, where he’s known to recruit well. It was Cal State Fullerton that knocked the Huskers out of […] Read More »

Pelini names five captains and a former Husker will play close to home (AUDIO)

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The Huskers named their team captains…three offensive players in I-back Ameer Abdullah, receiver Kenny Bell and offensive guard Jake Cotton. On the defensive side, cornerback Josh Mitchell and safety Corey Cooper. The players come from five different states including Nebraska (Cotton), Alabama (Abdullah), Colorado (Bell), Illinois (Cooper) and California (Mitchell). This marks the second consecutive […] Read More »

Democrat Domina and Republican Sasse spar in State Fair debate

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United States Senate candidates staked out positions and tried to make distinctions during a 90-minute debate at the State Fair in Grand Island. Whether the federal health care law pushed through Congress by President Barack Obama works became a point of contention between the two main candidates. Democrat Dave Domina asserted repeal of the Affordable […] Read More »

Jenkins, Watson get their chance during State Fair Senate debate

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Independent candidates Jim Jenkins and Todd Watson got their chance to do battle with the two main candidates during the Senate debate held at the State Fair in Grand Island. Jenkins even took a shot at presumed front-runner, Republican Ben Sasse, taking aim at Sasse’s response that Congress has become so dysfunctional there is no […] Read More »

Sen. Dubas steps into new position with association

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Sen. Annette Dubas of Fullerton will become the Executive Director for the Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations. It is a newly created position at the organization founded in 1983 with mental health providers and consumer groups across the state. “Our members include rural and metropolitan area providers, hospitals, non-profit organizations, consumer groups, private practitioner […] Read More »

Sirens will sound near Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Plant

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Those living near the Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant north of Omaha will be hearing sirens Tuesday morning. Omaha Public Power District spokesperson Jodi Baker says they will be testing their alert system sometime between 9 and 10 am. The sirens will sound for four minutes. She reminds residents this is only a test and […] Read More »