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Cops test body cams in Sioux City, drones not likely to fly

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The police department in Sioux City, Iowa, is the latest in the region to test body cameras. Police Chief Doug Young says the cameras could soon become part of their regular equipment. “We’ve already started the testing process, we’ve got a vendor in right now that we’re testing. I’ve got a couple of officers who’re […]

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Dyson’s defense gives Royals upward mobility

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If there aren't any others like Gordon populating the Kansas City roster, neither is the cupboard bare in the spare outfielder department. The Royals will go with a platoon in left field, with left-handed hitting Jarrod Dyson getting the larger portion...

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Grand jury to investigate death at Tecumseh state prison

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A 57-year-old inmate being treated for a medical condition has died at the Tecumseh state prison. The Department of Correctional Services reports Russell Summerville died very early Friday morning. A grand jury will be empaneled to investigate the death in accordance with state law. The department says no cause of death has been determined, yet. […]

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Nebraska and Creighton top-20 in attendance

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Nebraska finished 12th in college baseball attendance this past season according to a report from the Wichita State University athletic department. The Huskers drew an average of 3,903 fans in 27 games at Haymarket Park. Creighton finished 18th in the country in attendance with an average of 3,068 fans. The top four schools in attendance […]

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Review could lengthen prison stays for 2,000 inmates (AUDIO)

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As many as 2,000 inmates in state prisons could have their sentences lengthened after a review of how sentences are calculated. State Corrections Director Scott Frakes said today reforms to how the department calculates “enhanced good time” discovered errors in a number of prison sentence calculations. “Ahead of the sentencing automation upgrades projected for completion […]

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Report: Job openings in ag sector far outweigh college grads

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A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows there are plenty of jobs in ag-related fields, but not nearly enough college graduates to fill them all. Agriculture is Nebraska’s top industry and a recent UNL study showed 25% of all jobs in Nebraska are related to agriculture. “Folks don’t really realize the variety […]

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Nebraska unemployment rate drops, again

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Nebraska’s unemployment rate continues to drop, now at 2.5%. The Nebraska Department of Labor has announced the state unemployment rate for April dropped a tenth of a percent from March to settle at 2.5%, down nearly a full percentage point from a year ago. According to the department, Nebraska’s total nonfarm employment topped one million, […]

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Omaha police injured during car theft arrest

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Two Omaha police officers are recovering from minor injuries after trying to arrest a suspected car thief Wednesday night. The department reports both officers were following up on a stolen vehicle investigation when they saw the suspect in a stolen vehicle drive into a parking lot. Both officers approached the vehicle when the driver threatened […]

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Gustave could stick on Royals’ 25-man roster

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Right-hander Jandel Gustave, a Rule 5 Draft pick, intrigued the Royals' scouting department enough with his 101-mph fastball that the club considers it a real possibility that it could carry him on the 25-man roster all season.

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Home run shortage not a concern for Yost

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It's been a slow go for the Royals in the home run department. Through Monday's games, they ranked last among the 30 Major League teams in homers with six. The Angels led the Majors with 29.

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Consumer Alert: Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger Fines Marketing Firm, Issues Cease/Desist Order

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, has issued fines totaling $9,000 and a cease and desist order against an Ohio-licensed insurance marketing firm for illegal activities in Kansas. The company, now known primarily as Lead Generating Systems, LLC, was fined $5,000 in August as part of a judgment by the Kansas Insurance Department. An earlier fine of ...

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Hospital Board Notes

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  The update on the clinic project and the change orders were items for the Norton County Hospital Board of Trustees Wednesday night.  Randy Lenicke from the Murray Company and maintenance supervisor Ty Bruton took the board on a walk through of the clinic project.  They are about 80 PERCENT complete with a completion day of mid april.  They will ...

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