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Pelini is looking for the defense to tighten up their technique against Illinois

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The Huskers turn their attention to the start of Big Ten play, hosting Illinois. Overall Bo Pelini happy with the 4-0 start, but defensively his team is cutting some corners when it comes to the basics and it showed at times against Miami.  Miami approached this game a little differently than what they’ve done in […] Read More »

USDA reaches out to LGBT community in rural Nebraska

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The USDA held the nation’s third LGBT Rural Summit at Wayne State College last week. The summit was a partnership between the USDA, National Center for Lesbian Rights, the True Colors Fund, and Wayne State to discuss the opportunities and challenges lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered citizens face while living in rural America. Special Assistant […] Read More »

Yost not afraid to use rookie Finnegan in key spot

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Royals starter Danny Duffy, just back from an injury, was finished after six shutout innings. There was a 2-0 lead over the Indians on Monday night, and the seventh inning usually belongs to reliever Kelvin Herrera, who had been worked hard of late. So... Read More »

Ventura can help pitch KC into tie atop AL Central

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Royals starter Yordano Ventura makes the most important start of his young career on Tuesday versus the Indians, as the second-year pro searches to keep Kansas City in the American League Central hunt, and improve its postseason positioning. Danny Sala... Read More »

Royals get ‘split’ with Tribe, close on Tigers in Central

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Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings in his return to the Kansas City rotation and the Royals added a 2-0 victory over Cleveland to their postseason push on Monday night. Read More »

Royals rally but fall short in suspended game vs. Tribe

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Now it's finally over. Cleveland won the suspended game of Aug. 31 when the last half-inning was completed on Monday night. The score was 4-3, with the Royals scoring one run in the 10th inning. Technically, the game was resumed after a 58-minute rain ... Read More »

Two killed in rear-end collision in southeastern Nebraska

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Two people died in a rear end collision on Highway 34 in southeastern Nebraska Sunday evening. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports 23-year-old Matthew Kirkchhoff of Weeping Water and 22-year-old Emily Widger of Lincoln died at the scene, a mile and a half southeast of Elmwood. According to the sheriff’s office, Kirchoff was driving west […] Read More »

Royals announce 2015 FanFest dates, location

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The 2015 Royals FanFest will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Kansas City Convention Center's Bartle Hall. This will be the second straight year that the FanFest will be held at the downtown location. Read More »

Murray man killed in weekend rollover crash

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A 38-year-old Murray man has been killed after he lost control of his car on a curve, driving off the roadway, and rolling over. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports Kevin Light was pronounced dead at the scene, Saturday morning on the southern side of Plattsmouth. Investigators for the office say Light was driving too […] Read More »

Butler ready for however he can help in stretch

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Billy Butler is pleased that manager Ned Yost anticipates using him in the lineup most of the way as the Royals' quest for a postseason spot goes down the stretch. Read More »

18-year-old charged with vehicular homicide in fatal Lincoln wreck

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An 18-year-old Lincoln man faces a charge of vehicular homicide and driving while under the influence after a fatal wreck just outside Lincoln late Sunday morning. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says Christopher Cazun refused to take a chemical test after the wreck and is also charged with reckless driving and driving under suspension. Wagner […] Read More »

Woman dies from injuries suffered after her car crashes into pole

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A young woman died of injuries suffered when her car rammed into a utility pole in southwest Omaha. Omaha police say 29-year-old Ashley Carter of La Vista died later at an Omaha hospital from injuries suffered in the wreck. Police say witnesses reported the care had been moving erratically before the fatal accident early Saturday […] Read More »

Royals won’t stand in Moore’s way

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Royals chairman and owner David Glass said on Monday that he doubts that general manager Dayton Moore would want to take the currently vacant Braves GM job, but that he wouldn't stand in Moore's way if Moore wanted to leave Kansas City. Read More »

Prison inmate found dead, likely suicide

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State Department of Correctional Services officials say a prison inmate serving a life sentence for murder at the Lincoln state prison has been found dead in his cell, likely from suicide. 59-year-old Michael Peterson just began serving his life sentence in late May on a first-degree murder charge from Buffalo County. According to the Department […] Read More »

Royals expect Moore to remain GM through contract

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Royals chairman and owner David Glass said on Monday that he doubts that general manager Dayton Moore would want to take the currently vacant Braves GM job, but that he wouldn't stand in Moore's way if Moore wanted to leave Kansas City. Read More »