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Have your furnace inspected now, before winter winds howl

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Many Nebraskans are already turning up the heat on their thermostats but autumn is a good time to have an expert look over your furnace before winter arrives. Merl Scott, a mechanical inspector, says it’s crucial to have your system checked out every year. Scott says, “Most of us have gas furnaces so we’d want […] Read More »

Shields important piece of Royals’ plan in action

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James Shields will take the ball opposite Giants ace Madison Bumgarner in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night. It lined up that way because Shields was skipped on normal rest for Game 4 of the AL Championship Series, partly because, as The Kans... Read More »

Tale of the tape: Giants-Royals, Game 1

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Here's a breakdown of the pitchers for Game 1 of the World Series: the Giants' Madison Bumgarner and the Royals' James Shields. Read More »

Wait is over: Fall Classic returns to Kansas City

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Six days after celebrating an American League pennant in front of their own fans by dispatching the Orioles, the Royals will host the Giants in the first World Series matchup between the clubs. First pitch in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is sched... Read More »

Finnegan set for World Series after college run

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Sitting in his criminal justice classes four months ago at Texas Christian University, Brandon Finnegan could not wait to be done with college so he could go play professional baseball. Read More »

Crucial Giants-Royals World Series matchups

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The fruitlessness of speculation at this stage is well-established by these Royals and Giants. Not only have they beaten the odds by becoming the first two Wild Card teams of the Wild Card Game era to advance to the World Series, but they've done it in... Read More »

Royals’ success can be traced back to 2010 trade

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The trade that brought Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar to Kansas City almost didn't happen, but happen it did, and Ned Yost calls the deal "the start to all of our success." Read More »

First four World Series games dedicated to important causes

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The annual World Series Community Initiative program is an established tradition that gives two clubs and their fan bases even greater rewards for reaching the ultimate stage of international attention. The Royals and Giants will each have two dedicate... Read More »

Young southeastern Nebraska man dies in ATV accident

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A young, southeastern Nebraska man has died in an all-terrain-vehicle accident. The Saline County Sheriff’s Office reports 26-year-old Nathan Casteel of Crete hit a utility pole with his ATV just before midnight Saturday. Emergency crews rushed Casteel to Crete Area Medical Center, but he was later pronounced dead from injuries suffered in the wreck. Read More »

Beautiful fall weather could be leading to bike deaths on Nebraska roads

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Twenty-five people lost their lives on Nebraska roads last month. Perhaps, not a huge number for a September. Last September, 23 people died in traffic wrecks in Nebraska. In 2012, 29 people died on Nebraska roadways in September. Still, some aspects of last month’s carnage stand out. Five motorcyclists died. One bicyclist died. Nebraska Office […] Read More »

Royals ham it up during meet and greet

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Outside of Kansas City, how many of us really know the Royals? To that end, we took advantage of a 50-minute media session on Monday at Kauffman Stadium, where players were stationed inside one room at the Royals' Hall of Fame and fielded questions fro... Read More »

Zimmer injures shoulder pitching in AFL

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Pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer injured his right shoulder in the Arizona Fall League, and the fear is that he has sustained the same injury that limited him to 4 2/3 innings in the Minors this season. Read More »

MLB announces World Series umpiring crew

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Jeff Kellogg will serve as the crew chief for the 2014 World Series, Major League Baseball announced on Monday. Kellogg is one of three regular season crew chiefs who will have a role working the 110th Fall Classic. Read More »

Holland has an edge — and unhittable pitches

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Royals backup catcher Erik Kratz has a hard time explaining what makes closer Greg Holland's pitches so wickedly effective. Which probably helps explain why they're so wickedly effective. Read More »

Affeldt stays course to aid Giants’ World Series run

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If not for the words of two people -- Jeremy Affeldt's wife, Larisa, and Royals general manager Dayton Moore -- he might have called it quits in 2006. If Affeldt gets key outs against Kansas City in the heat of battle, Moore, in a weird way, will be th... Read More »