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Railroad Bridge Planned

Posted: 07/27/2011 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is moving forward with plans to build a new single track 1,676-foot bridge over the Missouri River adjacent to the existing bridge near Plattsmouth.

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Police: Victim Tried to Be Nice

Updated: 07/27/2011 - A 21-year old Lincoln man is jailed for making a terroristic threat and unlawfully firing his weapon. The victim was just trying to offer some help.

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Flooding Could Damage Trees

Posted: 07/27/2011 - An official with the Nebraska Forest Service says flooding along the Missouri River could be hurting area trees.

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Omaha Police Chief Raise Reduced

Updated: 07/26/2011 - The mayor's office is firing back; after the city council decided to cut back the police management contract.

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Guilty Plea For Child Pornography

Posted: 07/26/2011 - An Iowa man has pleaded guilty to production of child pornography. He admitted using a hidden camera to video a young boy in a restroom.

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Omaha Travelers Stranded In Africa

Updated: 07/26/2011 - An estimated 15 Sudanese who live in Omaha may be stranded while visiting their homeland. A suspected fraud caused a domino affect that led to cancellation of their return tickets even though that had purchased round trip.

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Good News! 16-Mile U-Turn to End

Updated: 07/26/2011 - Taking a detour to avoid the Missouri River flooding has been frustrating enough. However, drivers have been beyond frustrated after being forced to drive 8 miles one way to make a U-turn and drive 8 miles back.

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More Details On Near Drowning

Updated: 07/26/2011 - Lifeguard training kicks in and 3-year-old girl is alive and recovering today because of it. Three girls from Bellevue swimming at the water park first spotted the youngster on the pool bottom.

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Fried What On a Stick?

Updated: 07/26/2011 - Oh, it must be time for the Iowa State Fair. The fair has announced some of the unusual things that will be available this year. To honor the 100th birthday of the Butter Cow, a vendor will offer fried butter on a stick. That’s just the beginning.

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He’s 16 & 37 Cases Are Cleared

Updated: 07/26/2011 - Lincoln police say they have cleared 37 cases with the arrest of a 16-year old boy. Gabriel Pfeiffer is jailed at the Youth Detention Center, facing 28 charges of vandalism, 8 larcenies, and one arson. Police say all of the offenses happened in the early hours of Saturday, June 4.

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Combating Summer Brain Drain

Updated: 07/26/2011 - During the lazy summer months, researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia says students can lose between one to three months of learning.

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Blockbuster Stores Staying Open

Posted: 07/25/2011 - Your nearby Blockbuster store may be hanging around, now that its sale has gone through.

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More Iowa Guard Homecomings

Posted: 07/25/2011 - Another homecoming is set for Iowa National Guard soldiers returning from Afghanistan.

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Alarming Claim By Security System Salesmen

Updated: 07/25/2011 - A door to door security company sales team claimed to have a grant from the City of Omaha. A potential customer questions that sales pitch.

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Heartland Flood Update

Updated: 07/25/2011 - Happening locally live at five sandbagging resumes in Council Bluffs today after a week of hot weather. That coming as the Missouri River peaks over the weekend. So what does that mean for the heartland?

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Chickenpox Deaths Fall Due to Vaccine

Posted: 07/25/2011 - A new government study says deaths from the chickenpox have been dramatically reduced, thanks to the vaccine for the disease. And researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the drop has been most significant among children.

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When Will CB School Start? Stay tuned…

Updated: 07/25/2011 - The first day of school in Council Bluffs could change, depending on the threat of flooding. The school board at the Council Bluffs Community School District will consider a change in the calendar during Tuesday’s meeting. If approved, 2011-2012 school year could be moved from August 17 to August 30. However, a final decision on implementing the change would be made at a later date, depending on flooding conditions.

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Shorter Hours at Omaha Social Security Office

Updated: 07/25/2011 - Social Security Offices nationwide will be closing 30 minutes earlier, starting August 15. The reason given? To avoid overtime. This means the Omaha Social Security office will be open Monday through Friday from 9am until 3:30pm.

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Search for Armed & Dangerous Man

Updated: 07/25/2011 - Lincoln Police are searching for a man described as armed and dangerous. Mamo Khalaf, 25, is wanted for shooting a man as he sat in his vehicle 2:30am Sunday. The 27-year old victim was shot once in the hand. Police say it was not a random act. The two men know each other.

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Aerial Tour Of Flooding

Updated: 07/24/2011 - Six weeks ago, we had the opportunity to get a bird's eye view of the flooding along the Missouri river with pilot Scott Olson, who lives in Tekamah. It really gives you an appreciation of the power of the river when you see the devastation from high above. Six weeks later we took the skies again.

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