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Lawmakers Advance Nebraska Child Welfare Bill

Posted: 02/28/2012 - Social workers, parents, and former state wards would have a greater voice in Nebraska's child welfare reform efforts, under a bill that won first-round approval in the Legislature.

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Car Ends Up on Side

Updated: 02/28/2012 - The good news is an 18-year old driver did not suffer life-threatening injuries in a crash southwest of Beatrice Sunday. When you look at how Taylor Shinn’s car ended up like it did might leave you wondering: How did that happen?

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Lecture To Focus on Women in Scripture

Posted: 02/27/2012 - “All About Eve: The Last Word on the First Lady,” is the topic of the 10th annual Women and Religion Lecture series at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in the ballroom of the Mike and Josie Harper Center located at 602 N 20th St.

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Photo ID Bill Gets Filibuster Treatment

Posted: 02/27/2012 - Several Nebraska senators lined up in an attempt to draw out debate on a bill that would require Nebraska voters to show a government-issued photo ID before casting their ballots. A filibuster attempt to clog up legislation and basically talk the bill to death began Monday as lawmakers debated Legislative Bill 239.

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Fremont Debates Immigration Ruling

Posted: 02/27/2012 - The Fremont City Council will discuss the city's options after a federal judge's ruling on a challenge to its illegal immigration law. The court rejected part of the law that would have denied house permits to illegal immigrants, but upheld other aspects, including a requirement that employers verify the citizenship status of prospective employees.

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Iowa Man Steals His Own Cat

Posted: 02/27/2012 - An Iowa man accused of stealing his own cat from an animal shelter vows to fight the charge.

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Widening Of 144th Street Begins Next Week

Updated: 02/27/2012 - Good news in the long term for West Omaha travelers as work begins next week on a widening project at 144th between Dodge and Blondo. It's only expected to take about six months to complete, but there will be some growing pains.

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Public Forum on Policing Issues

Posted: 02/27/2012 - Have a compliment or a complaint about Omaha police? A committee is holding a public forum Monday, March 5 to hear about it.

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50th & Dodge BP Robbed

Updated: 02/27/2012 - Police are investigating an early morning robbery at the 50th & Dodge BP gas station. The clerk reported a man, armed with a knife and wearing a ski mask, entered the store about 2:49 AM.

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Two Make A Great Escape At The Great Escape

Updated: 02/27/2012 - An off-duty police officer reports he saw three young men stealing from cars parked outside an Omaha movie theatre Saturday night. When he approached, they took off running.

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