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Gas prices are way down so 4th of July travel numbers are way up

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Many Nebraskans will be celebrating their freedom this coming holiday weekend by hitting the open highway for a road trip. Mark Peterson, with AAA-Nebraska, says they’re predicting a big boost in Fourth of July travel. “AAA is projecting 41.9-million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day,” Peterson says. “That’s […]

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Madson gets milestone in comeback with win

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The long road back to the big leagues reached another milestone for Royals reliever Ryan Madson: He got his first win since Sept. 7, 2011, as the Royals beat the Mariners 8-2 on Wednesday.

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Coleman leads Storm Chasers to win in Nashville

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Dusty Coleman doubled home the game-winning run in the eighth inning as Omaha claimed a 4-3 win at Nashville to open a Pacific Coast League series. The Storm Chasers claimed their seventh win in their last nine road games as they improve to 35-32 on the season. The series continues tonight with an Omaha starter to […]

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Nebraska’s stretch of Lincoln Highway is the venue for a long road trip

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Car lovers who enjoy hitting the open road will be cruising across Nebraska on the Lincoln Highway in another week as part of a 12-day, 28-hundred mile journey from Michigan to California. Rosemary Rubin, spokeswoman for the Lincoln Highway Association, says they’ll be covering about 250 miles a day. “The Lincoln Highway Association is not […]

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Woman dies in crash at Omaha Home for Boys

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An Omaha woman has been killed after her car ran off the road and crashed into twin utility poles in the parking lot at the Omaha Home for Boys. Omaha police say 48-year-old Dierdre Toombs wasn’t wearing seat belts and was thrown from the car. Police say Toombs was speeding when the car ran off […]

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KDOT Announces Furlough Effects On Operations

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During the period of staff furloughs, the Kansas Department of Transportation will maintain many of its usual public services. Roadside maintenance and operations – Reduced KDOT field crews will be available for traffic control needed to shut down roads in emergency situations, such as flooding or traffic crashes. Routine mowing operations will be suspended. Crews will only remove dead animals ...

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Royals-Cubs clash postponed due to rain

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The middle game of the Royals-Cubs series scheduled for Saturday night was washed out by rain. The game will be made up on Sept. 28, a mutual off-day before the Royals begin their final road trip of the regular season.

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Papillion 12 year old opening RockFest

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Many 12 year old boys and girls play the guitar but very few like Aidan Fisher of Papillion. Aidan and his father, Chris are on the road today heading to Kansas City where he will open RockFest with his own version of the National Anthem. Fisher says Aidan started taking piano lessons when he was […]

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Banks become cautious as farm income falters

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Farm income is falling across the region as credit conditions weaken. Nathan Kauffman, the Omaha branch executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, says lower crop prices and high input costs have cut profit margins and raised concerns about the ability of farmers to repay loans down the road. “In the last several […]

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Creighton softball drops series finale on the road at DePaul

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The Creighton softball team fell by a score of 2-1 to DePaul in the series finale at Cacciatore Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Creighton (20-14, 5-8 BIG EAST) rallied in the top of the sixth to cut the DePaul (17-21, 8-3 BIG EAST) lead in half, but the Bluejays could not push across the tying run. […]

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Elderly driver plows into Kearney house

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A Kearney family narrowly escaped injury when a 90-year-old woman lost control of her car and crashed into their northeast side home yesterday afternoon. Police say the woman was driving southbound on Avenue I near 31st Street when she veered off the road and struck the side of a home owned by Ploma and Morris Geiser. […]

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Rallying the troops, state’s new economic development boss takes tour

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Nebraska’s economic development director has been on the road the past few weeks, visiting community and business leaders in cities all across the state. Brenda Hicks-Sorenson says her tour of Nebraska has taken her to small towns and big metro areas. “I’ve been focusing on listening and talking to as many partners as well as […]

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‘Jays baseball drops Big East opener on the road at Georgetown

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The Creighton Baseball team suffered a 4-3 loss in opening game of BIG EAST play at Georgetown on Thursday, April 2. The loss dropped the Bluejays to 15-9 on the season and 0-1 in BIG EAST play, while Georgetown moved to 13-12 overall and 1-0 in conference play. Sophomore Daniel Woodrow got the Bluejays out […]

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