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Couple Ripped Off Auto Dealerships

Updated: 03/06/2012 - Two people are under arrest for pulling off an expensive scheme that made two dealerships the victim of a crime. Lincoln police say Marc Sanchez and Natalia Cervantes knowingly wrote bad checks to purchase two vehicles.

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Heineman Tax Package In Trouble

Posted: 03/06/2012 - Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman is acknowledging that his full tax cut package for Nebraskans probably won't become law because of a lack of support in the Legislature.

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Local Red Cross Volunteers Help Tornado Victims

Posted: 03/06/2012 - Two Red Cross Volunteers from the metro area are on their way to Kentucky to help out in the relief efforts where hundreds of people were displaced by tornadoes in 11 states last week. Jay Beerman, an EMT from Alma, will serve as a Disaster Health Services Supervisor. James Sheaffer of Chadron is also helping out those in need.

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Powerball Winner is 81 Years Old

Updated: 03/06/2012 - There is no doubt that the winner of the February 11th Powerball drawing will take the cash option. Louise White of Newport, Rhode Island came forward Tuesday as the winner of the $336.4 million jackpot. She is 81 years old.

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TransCanada Plans To Move Pipeline Route

Posted: 03/06/2012 - An executive with the Canadian company seeking to build an oil pipeline across the United States to the Texas Gulf Coast says a plan for a new route around Nebraska's environmentally sensitive Sandhills region will be ready within weeks.

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Man Cited for Gunfire

Updated: 03/06/2012 - A 29-year-old Lincoln man was cited but not arrested Monday night for firing his weapon from his third floor apartment balcony. Police seized two rifles, a shotgun, and a handgun from Joseph Hintze.

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Grant For Police Special Enforcement

Posted: 03/06/2012 - The Omaha Police Department has received $16,789.68 in grant funding through the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety to provide enhanced efforts in the detection and arrest of impaired drivers.

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Witnesses Watched Deadly Stabbing

Updated: 03/06/2012 - The attorney representing a man charged in a weekend murder will have a tough time mounting a defense.

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Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients

Updated: 03/06/2012 - Wyoming lawmakers have killed a bill that would have required drug testing for welfare recipients. Nebraska is considering a similar bill, carried over from last legislative session.

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Bellevue Police Investigate Shooting Death Seen On Video Chat

Updated: 03/05/2012 - A unique investigation is underway in Bellevue. A young man shot himself early Saturday morning, while in an online video chat room. Police believe when the 19-year-old shot himself, several people could have watched it happen.

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Alarming Copper Theft Attempt

Updated: 03/06/2012 - Copper thieves hit an irrigation pivot before dawn in an isolated and dark farm field. But the landowner knew the instant crooks cut the wires.

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No Berkshire Hathaway News Conference

Posted: 03/05/2012 - Now that it owns a local newspaper, Berkshire Hathaway has decided it will eliminate a news conference that Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger traditionally held as part of the festivities around the company's annual shareholder meeting.

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Reliving The Civil Rights Movement

Updated: 03/05/2012 - Omaha high school students are learning about the civil rights movement from those who lived it. Dozens of North High Magnet School students heard about the struggles of the fight for civil rights from their principal, Gene Haynes.

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Armed Robbery Triggers Beatrice Lockdown

Posted: 03/05/2012 - Two schools and several government offices were locked down after an armed robbery at a pharmacy in downtown Beatrice Monday morning. The holdup happened at Poling Drugs. No one was hurt.

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Faster Keno Games Not Going to Happen

Posted: 03/05/2012 - A plan to allow gambling outlets in Nebraska to run keno games every 3 minutes instead of 5 minutes has failed.

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Burning Hay Bales Lead to Crashes

Posted: 03/05/2012 - The Iowa State Patrol says thick black smoke from burning hay bales was a major factor in two separate chain-reaction collisions Monday. The collisions sent eight people to a hospital and shut down part of U.S. Highway 20 in north central Iowa.

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Update: Omaha Police Chief Is Leaving

Updated: 03/06/2012 - Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle's office confirmed Monday speculation that Channel 6 News first reported last week: Police Chief Alex Hayes is retiring. Hayes' last day as Chief will be March 30th.

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