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Healthy Super Bowl Fare Suggestions

Posted: 02/01/2012 - Super Bowl Sunday has become another national feast day, and there will be parties featuring plenty of food, which is not always the best thing for your health. The Douglas County Health Department recommends taking a Giant step in the right direction by looking at the snacks you’ll serve.

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Police Search Of Bicyclist Ruled Illegal

Updated: 02/01/2012 - The Iowa Court of Appeals has ruled a Council Bluffs police officer's late night search of a bicyclist was illegal and marijuana found during the search should be suppressed.

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Branstad Names Judges Panel

Posted: 02/01/2012 - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has named 30 people to a panel that recommends candidates to become new district court judges.

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Bill Could End Greyhound Racing

Posted: 02/01/2012 - An Iowa legislative panel has approved a measure that would allow the state's two greyhound tracks to stop holding races. However, it's still not a sure bet the measure will clear the Senate.

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Update: No Students Injured In School Bus Crash

Updated: 02/01/2012 - A school bus crashed into a yard Wednesday morning near 55th and Leavenworth. Police say the 54-year-old bus driver had a medical condition and blacked out.

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Liquor Shoplifter Doesn't Get Jack

Posted: 01/31/2012 - A shoplifter attempted to steal 36 bottles of whiskey from a Papillion grocery. The Jack Daniel's had been in three display boxes at a No Frills store when the suspect put the cases in a cart and walked out.

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Man Breaks Into A Car, Steals A Gun

Updated: 02/01/2012 - A man accused of trying to break into cars in the middle of the night is off the streets, but Bellevue police are still looking for his two accomplices.

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Phony Doctor Arrested

Posted: 01/31/2012 - A suspect who impersonated a doctor over the phone has been arrested for trying to pick up a prescription narcotic. The 32 year old man was taken into custody as he exited an Ashland pharmacy with the pills.

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School Principal/Basketball Coach Fired

Updated: 01/31/2012 - Principal Mike Loftin of West Harrison Community High School was fired during a special meeting Monday night. Loftin also served as the school’s girls’ basketball coach.

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Car Hits Embankment, Airborne 104 Feet

Updated: 01/31/2012 - The Gage County Sheriff’s office is investigating a crash that left a woman hospitalized with life threatening injuries. Investigators say 27-year-old Jennifer Valenta’s car left Highway 77, entered a ditch, hit an embankment, and went airborne for 104 feet.

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Iowa Paying Out For Improper Layoffs

Posted: 01/31/2012 - Iowa prison supervisors laid off under Gov. Chet Culver's administration have been paid nearly $500,000 in back pay and counting after a panel ruled their firings were improper.

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Twitter Imposter Attacks School Principal

Posted: 01/31/2012 - The principal at a West Des Moines, Iowa school district says he was not overly concerned about a fake Twitter account that is using his name. His concerns crew when the imposter started using his name in anti-Semitic messages.

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GOP Wants To Abolish State Income Taxes

Posted: 01/30/2012 - A year after Republicans swept into office across the country, many have their sights on what has long been a fiscal conservative's dream: the steep reduction or even outright elimination of state income taxes.

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Iowa Lawmakers Won't Drop Fuel Tax Plan

Updated: 01/30/2012 - Iowa lawmakers seeking an increase in state fuel tax say they are pursuing their effort despite opposition by Gov. Terry Branstad.

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Lincoln Group Returns from Antarctica

Posted: 01/30/2012 - A group of Lincolnites returned home on Sunday from a visit to Antarctica. The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools organized the trip, which included lectures on Climatology.

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