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NBC Twitter Hacked – There Was No Attack

Updated: 09/09/2011 - NBC News was the victim of a hacked Twitter account Friday evening. Whoever was responsible used the account to send out a chilling, but fictitious, tweet.

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Drug Kingpin Sentenced

Updated: 09/09/2011 - A California man was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for leading a conspiracy from at least 2000 through 2007 to distribute multiple kilograms of methamphetamine in the Southern District of Iowa and elsewhere.

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Plattsmouth Expands City Limits

Posted: 09/09/2011 - Annexation plan approved. The Plattsmouth City Council gave unanimous approval to annexing the commercial development.

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Iowa Energy Researchers Get $20M Grant

Updated: 09/09/2011 - Iowa researchers have been given a $20 million grant to continue and expand their work on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. The National Science Foundation grant will be provided over five years for a project that will be led by Robert Brown. He heads Iowa State University's renewable energy studies.

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19-Year-Old Iowa Man Charged With Beating Death

Updated: 09/09/2011 - A 19-year-old man has been charged with fatally beating a Waterloo, Iowa man. Paris Anding was arrested Thursday and is being held in Black Hawk County Jail on a second-degree murder charge.

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Kidless Shopping

Posted: 09/08/2011 - Fewer parents are taking their children along when they shop for back to school items.

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Suspect Arrested, But…

Updated: 09/08/2011 - Lincoln police need help identifying a woman who used a stolen credit card. The victim’s purse was stolen from her car back on May 27.

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TrapBags To Be Removed

Updated: 09/08/2011 - The TrapBags that line a section of Interstate 29 north of the metro will be removed next week. TrapBags are like sandbags only much larger. Instead of sand, they are filled with rocks. A contractor has been hired to begin removing them of I-29 near Blencoe, Iowa on Monday.

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Unforgettable Trip For Elderly Omaha Woman

Updated: 09/08/2011 - A trip to the renew license plates ends with a trip on the sidewalk leading to the government office. An 83 year old woman blames a lip on the concrete between the parking lot and entrance to the Douglas County Treasurer's office on 144th street in Millard.

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Nelson Dubs Partisanship `Job-Killing Gridlock'

Updated: 09/07/2011 - U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson has lobbed harsh criticism at Congress, dubbing recent partisan bickering as "job-killing gridlock," and calling for passage of measures he says will create much-needed jobs.

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Update: Man Cut By Unknown Assailant

Updated: 09/07/2011 - An Omaha man was cut by a man he said he did not know near 19th and Leavenworth around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.

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Worst Cities For Drivers

Posted: 09/07/2011 - According to a report by Allstate, more drivers run into mayhem on the roads in Washington, DC per capita than any other city.

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Outlet Malls Make A Comeback

Posted: 09/07/2011 - Parents are turning to outlet malls for a way to make back to school, cool for kids.

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Dodge School Board Members Recalled

Updated: 09/07/2011 - Voters recalled three Dodge school board members by nearly a 2-to-1 margin. Recalled members include board president Brian Doernemann, vice president Dan Wisnieski and board member Tim Meyer.

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Break-In for Beer

Posted: 09/07/2011 - Someone went through the trouble of breaking through the door of a closed convenience store – just to steal two cases of beer. The crime happened in Cortland, Nebraska about 12:30am Saturday. The Gage County Sheriff’s office has made an arrest.

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Accusations Against York County Attorney Recounted

Updated: 09/07/2011 - The accusations forming the basis for a recall drive against the York County attorney have been read into the public record at the York County commissioners meeting.

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Another Sign of Progress

Updated: 09/07/2011 - A significant stretch of Highway 30 will be closed for a short time Thursday morning. It’s another sign of post-flooding progress in western Iowa.

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911 Communications Problem Cited in Nebraska Fire

Posted: 09/07/2011 - A southern Nebraska man whose house and garage were extensively burned says his cellphone call to 911 had gone to a neighboring county in Kansas, delaying the dispatch of firefighters to his property.

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