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Iowa DOT Activity on Flooded Interstates

Updated: 09/02/2011 - The Iowa Department of Transportation reports it is working to get traffic moving against in western Iowa as quickly as possible. However, don’t expect a miracle. IDOT reports that many activities have been underway – some are behind the scenes, others are already visible.

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For Fort Calhoun, It’s One Step Forward

Updated: 09/02/2011 - OPPD received a Confirmatory Action Letter from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Friday. This means OPPD will begin acting on its recovery plan that will eventually lead to restarting the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant.

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Mall Plans 9/11 Commemoration

Updated: 09/02/2011 - Westroads Mall has announced plans to join the rest of the country commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The mall will host a thank you service for all first responder, fire, police and military personnel who provide proof of identification.

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Flood Threat Reduced

Updated: 09/02/2011 - Releases from upstream dams on the Missouri River continue to be reduced.

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Take Your Best Shot

Updated: 09/02/2011 - The outdoor shooting range at Platte River State Park near Louisville has extended hours for Labor Day weekend, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

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Teen Dies From Crash Injuries

Accident Investigation

Updated: 09/02/2011 - A 19-year-old Omaha woman has died of injuries she received in a two vehicle crash Thursday morning. Tracreecia Brown was a passenger in a Chevy Suburban that rolled down an embankment at 30th & Erskine.

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HUD: Iowa Landlord Wouldn't Accommodate Sick Child

Posted: 09/02/2011 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing the owners of an Iowa apartment building of discrimination for refusing to allow a sick child to live with a medically-prescribed emotional support animal.

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Man Caught with 17 Pounds of Meth

Posted: 09/02/2011 - A man caught with 17 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Omaha has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

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Collapsing Sewer Lines

Updated: 09/01/2011 - People who live on Council Bluff's west end are getting used to the view of sewer pipes and big holes. Crews have been out fixing collapsed lines all over the area. Twice within a block of Pat Lindhorst's home.

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Police: 9-Year-Old Happy Again

Updated: 09/08/2011 - Police say on August 25th, two men pushed a 9-year-old off his bike and took off with it. The boy suffered a scrape on his knee during the incident at Minnie Lusa Boulevard and Mary Street. His week of anguish ended Wednesday night when police recovered his bike and made an arrest.

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Despite the Flood, Town to Celebrate

Updated: 09/01/2011 - There are two ways to look at the situation facing the town of Decatur, Nebraska. City leaders say you can look at a year of losses to homes, property, crops and business because of the Missouri River flooding. Or you can look ahead and celebrate a long-awaited accomplishment: The opening of a new community center.

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Holiday + Trash = Delay

Posted: 09/01/2011 - Many in the Heartland know the routine. Whenever there is a national holiday that falls during the week, their trash service will most likely be delayed a day.

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One Suspected Burglar Gets Away

Updated: 09/01/2011 - Lincoln police rushed to the scene of a burglary in progress about 11:40am Wednesday. They were able to identify the suspects’ truck. When they stopped the truck at 30th & Q Street, the driver ran from the scene. Jason Palmateer, 29, was arrested a short distance away.

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Plagiarism Up At Colleges

Posted: 08/31/2011 - The Pew Research Center conducted a survey of 1,055 college presidents.

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: 08/31/2011 - This month, the American Cancer Society reminds men of the importance of prostate cancer awareness.

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State Senator Resigns

Updated: 08/31/2011 - Nebraska State Sen. Dave Pankonin has announced his resignation, effective October 7th. Pankonin is leaving office to return to his family-owned business in Louisville.

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AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Blocked

Updated: 08/31/2011 - The U.S. Justice Department is blocking AT&T's $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA, saying the acquisition of the fourth largest wireless carrier in the country by the second largest (AT&T) would reduce competition and raise prices.

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