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Sweeney enters Royals HOF with dad by his side

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As Mike Sweeney talked about becoming the 26th member of the Royals Hall of Fame on Saturday, his thoughts transferred to something far more important. Sweeney's father, Mike, was able to make the trip here from California as he battles cancer.

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Winnebago man sentenced for sexual contact of a child

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A Winnebago man has been sentenced to slightly more than three years in federal prison for sexually contacting a child. Senior federal District Judge Joseph Bataillon sentenced 23-year-old Lawrence Merrick, Jr. for Abuse Sexual Contact with a Child. Merrick, a member of the Omaha Tribe, was staying at a residence on the Winnebago Reservation on […]

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Smith to leave Nebraska program

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Nebraska women’s basketball coach Connie Yori announced that sophomore guard Chandler Smith has elected to transfer. The six-foot guard from Brewster, Washington, appeared in 18 games as a freshman after missing a significant part of the early season with a foot injury. She was a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and a member of the […]

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Yost, Royals again off and running

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Royals manager Ned Yost has that Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox humility down to a T. "Sometimes I feel stupid," said Yost, a longtime member of Cox's coaching staff in Atlanta. "Sometimes I go a whole game without giving a sign. These guys are athleti...

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Omaha Police Officers’ Association “Kerrie On” benefit Sunday

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It was just over a month ago Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco died in the line of duty. Officer Orozco was a member of the Metro Fugitive Task Force and was shot and killed by a suspect. Officer Kevin Wiese was Officer Orozco’s partner for about two years and says she was one in a […]

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Sen. Sasse favors easing regulations on smaller banks

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United States Sen. Ben Sasse supports moves to ease banking restrictions on smaller, community banks. Sasse, a member of the Senate banking committee, has voted in favor of the first revisions of the Dodd-Frank law that slapped added regulations on financial institutions in wake of the 2008 financial meltdown. “It will be good if we […]

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Nebraska voters might decide the death penalty issue

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A referendum effort is underway that would allow Nebraskans to vote on whether or not the state should reinstate the death penalty. Aimee Melton is a board member with Nebraskans for the Death Penalty and says the first step was taken Monday by filing the necessary documents with the Secretary of State’s office. Melton says […]

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Omaha police officer killed in line of duty

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The Omaha Police Department, area law enforcement and the community is mourning the death of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer made the announcement Wednesday that she was killed in the line of duty. Officer Orozco was a member of the fugitive task force. Chief Schmaderer says she and other officers […]

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Omaha officer killed in the line of duty

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The Omaha Police Department, area law enforcement and the community is mourning the death of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer made the announcement Wednesday that she was killed in the line of duty. Officer Orozco was a member of the fugitive task force. Chief Schmaderer says she and other officers […]

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Moustakas put on bereavement list, Escobar activated

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The Royals made a series of transactions Friday in preparation for their weekend series against the Tigers. Third baseman Mike Moustakas was placed on the bereavement list after the death of a family member, and shortstop Alcides Escobar was reinstated...

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Creighton baseball tops Seton Hall, takes another Big East series

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Behind seven strong innings from junior Matt Warren, the Creighton Baseball team claimed its 10th BIG EAST series in two seasons with a 4-2 win at Seton Hall on Sunday, May 3. With the win Creighton is now 10-0-1 in its 11 series as a member of the BIG EAST Conference. On the season the […]

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King picks up Big Ten honor

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For the second straight week a member of the Nebraska baseball team earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors, as Garett King was selected for the honor on Tuesday by the league office after Elijah Dilday was recognized last week. King went a career-high 8.0 innings and issued only two hits to improve to […]

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Finnegan slated to get extra spring innings

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Starting next week, the Royals will begin an effort to stretch Brandon Finnegan out in games, just in case he opens the season at Triple-A Omaha as a starter rather than as a bullpen member on the Royals' 25-man roster.

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Omaha police cleared in fatal shootings, including shooting that killed “Cops” crew member

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A grand jury has cleared an Omaha police officer in the shooting death of a robbery suspect. Omaha Police Officer Alvin Lugod will not be charged in the death of Danny Elrod, who he shot twice in the back. The incident took place on February 23rd as officers responded to a call about a robbery […]

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