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Jayhawk “Relative” at the Henry Doorly Zoo

Updated: 03/16/2012 - As Omaha welcomes eight teams to the NCAA tournament this weekend, some fans might wonder about the history behind one of the visiting team’s mascot; the Kansas Jayhawk. Did you know that a bird with features similar to the Jayhawk has a home at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo?

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Scheme To Avoid Work Comp Claims

Updated: 03/16/2012 - An Iowa businessman has been sentenced to 57 months for Insurance fraud, payroll shuffling and creation of shell corporations caused $778,940.00 in losses.

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Event to Help Create Family Room for Cancer Patients

Posted: 03/16/2012 - The University Hospital Auxiliary is holding its annual fundraiser March 24th. This year’s benefit will raise money for a new family waiting room for cancer patients and their families at the Nebraska Medical Center.

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New Principal Selected From 70 Applicants

Updated: 03/16/2012 - New secondary school principal. Brett Schwartz was hired earlier this week on a 6-0 vote by the Louisville Board of Education.

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County Takes Tax Valuation To Court

Posted: 03/16/2012 - Cass county going to state appeals court over valuation. The court action is expected to be watched closely by assessors across Nebraska that also have mineral mining companies at work in their counties.

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UNO Kicks Off `7 Days Of Service' For Spring Break

Posted: 03/16/2012 - The University of Nebraska at Omaha's annual "7 Days of Service" event will see some 1,500 area college and high school students using their spring break to give back to the community.

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EPA Helps Nebraska Town

Posted: 03/15/2012 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the Village of Sutherland, Nebraska recently received technical assistance from the EPA that will help the village become more sustainable.

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2012 Omaha Fireworks Vendors Approved

Updated: 03/14/2012 - The Fireworks Committee of the Omaha City Council has selected 35 tent locations for 2012. There were 81 applications considered.

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50 or Older? Get a Colorectal Cancer Screening!

Posted: 03/14/2012 - Governor Branstad has declared March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health urges everyone to learn more about colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer death in Iowa.

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Nebraska, Iowa Businessmen Honored

Posted: 03/14/2012 - Top small-business men and women from Nebraska, Iowa and every other state will get a chance to visit Washington, D.C., in May when one of them is named national small-business person of the year.

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Beware: Tax Scams On The Rise

Posted: 03/13/2012 - As the tax deadline nears, taxpayers are encouraged to beware of the scams springing up with tax season.

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Police Respond to Complaint

Updated: 03/13/2012 - Several Omaha groups have collectively filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice. Members say police policies enable police misconduct in the city of Omaha.

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