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Gift for UNL

Posted: 09/15/2011 - A couple who grew up in Omaha and made a fortune in natural gas exploration in Australia have donated $5 million to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a new nanoscience building.

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The Governor is Frustrated

Updated: 09/15/2011 - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he's frustrated with the state's efforts to enact child welfare reforms, but he's promising improvements after meeting with an agency director and other stakeholders.

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Sweet Order from FDA

Posted: 09/15/2011 - The Food and Drug Administration has cautioned the corn industry over its use of the term "corn sugar" to describe high fructose corn syrup before the proposed new name has received regulatory approval.

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Levee Repairs To Cost Billions

Updated: 09/15/2011 - The Army Corps of Engineers estimates it will cost more than $2 billion to repair the damage to the nation's levees, dams and riverbanks caused by this year's excessive flooding.

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Woman Still Hospitalized After Motorcycle Crash

Updated: 09/15/2011 - A Bellevue woman remains in serious condition following a motorcycle crash Saturday night. 35-year-old Nicole Locke and her husband Tony were going home from church when they collided with a semi.

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No Recall of School Board Members

Posted: 09/15/2011 - A southwest Nebraska school board has rejected an attempt to force a recall vote on three of its members. The Hitchcock County school board voted 5-1 this week to not call a recall election, even though the county clerk has certified the signatures.

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Trees Coming To Fremont

Updated: 09/15/2011 - A grant will help Fremont replace trees destroyed when a tornado hit the eastern Nebraska city in June. The Fremont Tribune reports the Greener Nebraska Towns grant is expected to be worth at least $55,000 over two years.

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Help Catch A Thief

Updated: 09/15/2011 - Lincoln police say a surveillance camera snapped a picture of a shoplifter. This won’t help much, but it appears the shoplifter is a Husker fan.

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Community College to Host Intertribal Powwow

Posted: 09/15/2011 - Metropolitan Community College celebrates Nebraska’s vibrant Native American history through dance, music, traditional crafts, colorful regalia and foods at the 20th Annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow Sept. 24, 1–7:30 p.m., at MCC’s historic Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets.

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Iowa Reaches Settlement Over Movie

Updated: 09/15/2011 - The state has agreed to pay $48,000 in cash and tax credits to makers of a movie based on the story of two men's high school basketball teams from one small city that each won state championships in the same year.

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Iowa Man Charged With Abusing Girl

Updated: 09/15/2011 - A Lehigh, Iowa man is being held on $45,000 bond after being arrested on charges he sexually abused a young girl.

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Realtors Say Iowa Farmland Value Climbs

Updated: 09/15/2011 - A survey of real estate agents shows Iowa's farmland value increased by an average of more than 30 percent in the last year.

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Nebraska Woman Convicted In School Huffing Case

Posted: 09/15/2011 - An 18-year-old Gering woman has been found guilty of child abuse for helping children she was supervising in an after-school program "huff" intoxicating fumes from cleaning products and other sources.

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Colorado Man Pleads Not Guilty in Nebraska Shooting

Posted: 09/15/2011 - A Colorado man accused of firing at law enforcement officers during a chase in western Nebraska has pleaded not guilty to attempted first-degree murder and attempt first-degree assault on an officer.

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Facebook Photo Sharing Changes

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Facebook is making it easier to share photos and posts with smaller lists of friends.

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No More Refund Loans

Posted: 09/14/2011 - The refund loans that taxpayers could get from H&R Block won't be available next year.

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A New Twist On Death And Taxes

Updated: 09/14/2011 - The eastern Iowa town of Solon is considering buying a funeral home and converting it into its first-ever city hall as the town's population grows and space becomes limited.

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Man Sentenced For Kidnapping, Assaulting Teen

Posted: 09/14/2011 - A western Nebraska man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting an Ogallala teenager has been sent to prison. 21-year-old Jade Cleveland, of Keystone, was sentenced to serve two consecutive terms of 15 to 30 years in prison, for a total of 30 to 60 years.

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Stolen Wooden Bear Returned With Apology

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Just a day after it was reported stolen, a large wooden carving of a bear has been returned to its home in Davenport, Iowa. An anonymous tip led police to a St. Ambrose University dorm room and the bear was returned to its place in the yard.

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