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Royals cautious with Gordon, Rios in lineup

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The Royals held outfielder Alex Gordon out of the lineup for their exhibition game against the Astros on Friday as the Gold Glove left fielder continues to work his way back from offseason surgery on his right wrist. He's expected to return on Saturday.

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Lincoln counselor accused of overbilling

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A mental health counselor from Lincoln has been charged with padding his billable hours by more than $17,500. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood tells reporters the owner of Counseling Affiliates of Nebraska began to review the work of employees and uncovered what appears to be overbilling by Jason Christensen of Hickman. Prosecutors have charged […]

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Platte River Landing improvements approved

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The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District Board of Directors approved a construction contract to make improvements to Platte River Landing, a 10 acre recreational area in western Douglas County. General Manager John Winkler says work will start this spring on a soccer field, volley ball court, playground area, horse shoe pits, and more places along […]

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Royals continuing to stretch out Finnegan

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The Royals are continuing on the same plan they mapped out for Brandon Finnegan before camp even started, and he may be stretched out to three innings of relief work if the Royals want to option him to Triple-A Omaha as a starter instead of carrying hi...

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Vargas targets outs in quality Cactus debut

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It was an eventful, and a bit unconventional, day of work for Jason Vargas in his Cactus League debut on Monday, but the left-hander was efficient against the Brewers and he came out of the start feeling like he executed his pitches.

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Radon-resistant new homes the focus of bill before Unicameral

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Nebraska has one of the worst radon emission rates in the country and the Unicameral is considering a bill that could eventually lead to all new homes in the state being built with radon-resistant measures. Senator Bob Krist of Omaha authored the legislation. “This sets up a task force which will work on the issue […]

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Fire extinguishers being recalled as they may not work

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A company that makes a popular line of fire extinguishers for homes, businesses and vehicles is recalling more than four-million of the devices as they may not work when they’re needed the most. Jason Whalen, fire administrator for the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department, says 31 different models of Kidde fire extinguishers are being recalled due […]

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Gov. Ricketts searches for NDOR director; opposes gas tax hike

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says he is not in favor of increasing the gas tax. Many states are poised to take advantage of a drop in gas prices by increasing the state’s take. Ricketts says the state needs to operate on what it has. “I want to work with the money that we have available right […]

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House approves Keystone XL, sends it to promised veto

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A bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline has passed Congress and heads toward a promised veto by President Barack Obama. The House in Washington followed-up the work of the Senate, approving the bill on a 270-to-152 vote. The House vote mostly followed party lines, with only one Republican voting against the […]

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