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Report: Teens who skip driver’s ed more likely to have crashes, convictions

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A new study finds young people who don’t take driver’s education courses are more likely to be involved in collisions and they’re much more likely to get ticketed and be found guilty of traffic law violations. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for AAA-Nebraska, says vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teenagers, both in Nebraska […] Read More »

Tickets for Wild Card tiebreaker game on sale today

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The Royals will begin selling tickets for a potential Wild Card tiebreaker game today at 10 a.m. CT. Read More »

Tickets for Wild Card tiebreaker game on sale

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The Royals will begin selling tickets for a potential Wild Card tiebreaker game today at 10 a.m. CT. Read More »

Ventura gets win No. 14 with dominating performance

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Don't underestimate Yordano Ventura. He's a pitching force to be reckoned with. Read More »

Royals one win away from eliminating Indians

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The Royals can eliminate the Indians from postseason contention and get a step closer to experiencing the playoffs for the first time since 1985 with a win in the series finale against Cleveland on Wednesday. Read More »

KC tied for top AL Wild Card, one back in Central

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Loud and raucous as usual, the Royals' celebration of a 7-1 victory over the Indians was behind them and they settled in to watch on television as the Tigers tried to keep their claws on first place. Read More »

Tickets for Wild Card tiebreaker game on sale Wednesday

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The Royals will begin selling tickets for a potential Wild Card tie-breaking game at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday. Read More »

Yost to set mark for most KC games managed

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When Ned Yost manages the Royals against the Indians on Wednesday night, he'll stand alone as the man who has directed the team in the most regular-season games. Yost tied Dick Howser at 770 Royals games managed on Tuesday night. Read More »

Veterans homes in Nebraska rate perfect scores

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All four homes for Nebraska military veterans received a perfect score from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. “It’s a major accomplishment to receive a perfect score,” Gov. Dave Heinman said during a conference call announcing the scores. “So, you can imagine how impressive it is that all four of Nebraska’s veterans’ homes have […] Read More »

AG office reaches settlement with Corporate Records Services

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The Attorney General’s office has reached a settlement with Corporate Records Services to end what the state contends was deceptive solicitation practices. The office says it received multiple complaints about Corporate Records Services. It determined the solicitations, made to look similar to government documents and claimed to fulfill Nebraska corporate recordkeeping requirements, were deceptive and […] Read More »

Heated Omaha town hall meeting

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A heated town hall meeting in north Omaha Monday night turned into a shouting match. This started when one man attending the meeting criticized the city for not doing more to create more jobs in that area.  City Councilman Ben Gray reacted by saying 1,000 jobs have been created in north Omaha since he took […] Read More »

UNMC & Nebraska Medical Center expands at two locations

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The Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center announced expansion plans at two locations in Omaha.   Construction will begin this week at the midtown location at 41st and Emile Streets. The Lauritzen Outpatient Center will house the Fritch Surgery Center, a suite of 10 operating rooms designed for outpatient procedures. Four the […] Read More »

Patient health information can now cross state lines

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Nebraska and Iowa’s health information networks are now linked. Deb Bass is CEO of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative and says the state is now connected with Iowa’s Health Information Network so now both states can send and receive messages. Bass says this milestone is one both organizations see as a positive step toward the […] Read More »

Report: Nebraska would see millions in taxes from legal pot

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A new report puts a price tag on what Nebraska might reap in new tax revenues if the state legalized marijuana. The financial website NerdWallet took the data from an anonymous health survey that found just under 4% of Nebraskans over age 25 said they’d smoked pot in the past month. Based on Nebraska’s population, that’s about […] Read More »

Drunk driver runs over bicyclist, killing him

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Lancaster County authorities say a man driving drunk ran over a bicyclist last night, killing him. According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, 57-year-old Douglas Dalke of Lincoln died at the scene of the accident, 54th and Saltillo Road. 26-year-old Everett Hoesing of Olathe, KS has been charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the […] Read More »