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Nebraska's Big Apple

Updated: 09/19/2014 - Apple pie, apple sauce, apple cider, apple wine and just plain apples. About 80,000 people are expected to attend this weekend’s annual AppleJack Festival in Nebraska City, transformed into the apple capital of the world.

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Drivers Escape Injury In Crash

Updated: 09/18/2014 - Both drivers escaped injury in a collision at Saddle Creek and Farnam streets in Omaha Wednesday night.

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Thousands in Eyewear Stolen

Updated: 09/17/2014 - Over 60-thousand dollars worth of eyewear stolen from a local sales woman.

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Plane Lands Safely After Alert

Updated: 09/17/2014 - Emergency crews were called to an alert for an incoming aircraft at Eppley Airfield Wednesday evening.

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Seized Necklace Contains Ashes Not Drugs

Updated: 09/17/2014 - Keeping illegal drugs out of school takes an alert staff and resource officer. But the Ralston Superintendent and Police Chief are apologizing for an over-reaction to a student's pendant.

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Update: Doctors Say Sacra Should Make Full Recovery

Posted: 09/17/2014 - The doctors caring for Dr. Richard Sacra, the patient receiving treatment for Ebola in The Nebraska Medical Center Biocontainment Unit, are optimistic about his departure from the hospital.

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Homecoming Reunites Family

Updated: 09/17/2014 - After nearly a year in Afghanistan, two of our troops with heartland roots have returned to friendly soil. Both Captain Abby-Hausen Walker and her husband, Major Bob Walker, are glad to be back home.

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Heineman: Gale Was Right to Allow Ballot Switch

Posted: 09/17/2014 - Gov. Dave Heineman says Nebraska's secretary of state was right to allow Republican governor candidate Pete Ricketts to swap running mates on the November ballot.

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Update: "Bad Samaritan" Arrested

Updated: 09/18/2014 - The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office says a man has turned himself in, admitting to going on a shopping spree with a lost bank card. His confession followed a "flurry of excellent tips" sparked by a WOWT Crime Stoppers report.

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No New Talks in Nebraska Health Insurance Dispute

Posted: 09/17/2014 - A major Nebraska health insurer remains unable to come to terms with one of the state's biggest medical networks, so thousands of people are either facing significantly higher costs or changing doctors.

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New Poll Shows Ernst Leading Senate Race

Posted: 09/17/2014 - A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst is leading the race to replace Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin.

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Vice President Visits Iowa, Eye On 2016?

Posted: 09/17/2014 - Vice President Joe Biden preached a populist theme during a visit to Iowa on Wednesday, an important early-voting state in the presidential nominating calendar, telling voters to elect Democrats who support raising taxes on companies.

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Governor Says Trade Centers In China, Japan Should Remain

Posted: 09/17/2014 - Gov. Dave Heineman said Wednesday state-sponsored trade centers in China and Japan have proven their worth to Nebraska and ought to be continued to help local businesses expand into Asian markets.

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Speed Bumps Stolen Off Street

Posted: 09/17/2014 - Police are searching for the suspects who stole about $5,500 worth of speed bumps recently installed in Lincoln to prevent street racing.

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Who's Lurking On Social Media?

Updated: 09/17/2014 - Kids spend a lot of time online, but do you know who they're talking to? That's just one of the topics being addressed Wednesday night at a Sarpy County social media educational class.

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