Vahe Gregorian

Australian pitcher Liam Hendriks is an unlikely hero in Royals’ victory

Liam Hendriks’ background made him an unlikely presence on the mound for the Royals on Wednesday against Minnesota, the franchise that signed him in 2007 and mustered only one run in seven innings against him in a 6-1 Royals’ victory.

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Text-A-Tip school program merges with the TIPS Hotline

Under the new partnership, Northland high school students will still be able to notify their school resource officer, authorities or a school administrator about potential problems or criminal activities. Students are eligible to receive up to $2,000 in reward money if their tip leads to a felony arrest.

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These 10 new fall TV shows are worthy of a first-night look

Granted, it’s a risky business to rate a new series’ prospects on the basis of its pilot episode, which is typically the only thing critics have to go on. But even if it doesn’t guarantee a great series will follow, a pilot must at least trigger interest at a level to get viewers to return the second week. Here are 10 new series that might catch your fancy.

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Kansas City area jobs grew in July, but so did joblessness

The area’s unemployment rate was estimated at 6.6 percent in July, up from 6.3 percent in June. At the same time, area employers added 4,100 jobs. Preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said 10,400 workers or would-be workers entered the area’s labor force in July, causing the jobless rate to rise even as employment grew.

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Judging the Royals

Small ball, big results: The Royals beat the Twins 6-1

The Royals were losing to the Minnesota Twins 1-0 going into the eighth inning — then Raul Ibanez singled. That started a chain of events that eventually blew the game wide open. After Ibanez‘s single, Lorenzo Cain came out to pinch-run. Cain stole second base, and the tying run was in scoring position with Mike Moustakas at the plate. Minnesota put on a left-handed defensive shift, and it wound up biting them in the backside.
 
 

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