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NTSB Idea: Ban Cell Phone Use & Driving

Updated: 09/13/2011 - The National Transportation Safety Board is joining the bandwagon – recommending that states ban texting and cell phone use by drivers. The NTSB’s recommendation is limited to truckers and other commercial drivers.

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Zebra Mussels Show Up in Minnesota

Updated: 09/13/2011 - Zebra Mussels, the same unwelcome mollusks that caused Lake Zorinsky to be closed and drained last year, are now showing up in a state famous for lakes -- Minnesota. State natural resources officials report finding zebra mussels in 60 lakes and rivers, including Lake Minnetonka.

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Now That's a BIG Screen

Posted: 09/13/2011 - A lot of Husker fans like to brag about the size of their flat screen TV but nobody can match the big screen and surround sound system at an Omaha movie theater. Beginning September 24th they will allow fans to watch the games there for free.

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Help Needed Finding Robbers

Updated: 09/13/2011 - The hunt is on for two robbers who held up a Kum & Go gas station on August 30, 2011.

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Nebraskan Named Head of International Securities Organization

Posted: 09/13/2011 - Jack E. Herstein, Assistant Director of the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance and head of the Department’s Bureau of Securities, began his one-year tenure Tuesday as President of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).

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Sorghum Crop Up; Sugar Beets Unchanged

Updated: 09/13/2011 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Nebraska's sorghum production is looking up. This year's sorghum crop is forecast at 5.66 million bushels, up 5 percent from the August forecast, but down 16 percent from last year. Yield is forecast at 87 bushels per acre, up 4 bushels from last month but 3 bushels less than a year ago.

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Craigslist Rental Scam In Iowa

Updated: 09/13/2011 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa police are warning those looking to rent property in the city of a Craigslist scam that has cost several their deposits. One woman nearly became a victim. She said she found a nice rental house in town on the online want-ad site, and it was a steal for $500 per month.

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Man Arrested After Falling Asleep During Burglary

Updated: 09/13/2011 - Police in Wichita, Kansas arrested a 35-year-old man who took a shower and then fell asleep while burglarizing a home. Police say the man, who was homeless, had gathered several items he intended to steal from a house.

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Missouri River Flooding Damage Bills Adding Up

Posted: 09/13/2011 - Federal flood insurance has already paid out $43 million to help policy holders deal with the damage caused by flooding along the Missouri River even though the floodwaters haven't fully receded.

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One In Seven Drivers Uninsured

Posted: 09/12/2011 - The number of uninsured motorists continues to rise, according to an industry group.

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Pre Paid Funeral Not Paid

Updated: 09/12/2011 - A woman who lived to be 105 didn’t want to leave this world with any debts. But the pre-need funeral package purchased in 1997 didn’t put burial expenses to rest.

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Flooded Roads In Mills County Being Assessed

Updated: 09/12/2011 - Good news in some areas of the metro, flood waters are receding to a point where we can start to get a clearer picture of the damage. The bad news, in Mills County, Iowa alone, the price tag is staggering.

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Mannheim Steamroller’s December Concert

Updated: 09/12/2011 - Mannheim Steamroller is preparing to launch the 25th anniversary of its Christmas music tour. Chip Davis will direct and co-produce the East Coast and West Coast tour ensembles. The tour will swing through the city it calls home, Omaha, for two shows December 22 and 23.

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Infants Left Alone

Updated: 09/12/2011 - A 21-year-old mother was arrested for leaving her infant twins home alone. La Vista police allege the woman went on a drinking binge at a friend’s house.

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IDOT: Crews Progressing Well on I-29

Updated: 09/12/2011 - The Iowa Department of Transportation reported Monday that debris removal and cleanup is progressing well between the I-680/I-29 interchange in Council Bluffs and the Loveland exit.

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Branstad Announces Trade Trip to 3 Nations in Asia

Posted: 09/12/2011 - Gov. Terry Branstad says he will leave Sunday for a 10-day trade trip to Asia. Speaking at his weekly news conference Monday, Branstad told reporters he will visit South Korea, China and Japan.

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Garage Destroyed – Family Sleeps Through It

Posted: 09/12/2011 - Lincoln police say it appears someone who was talking on a cell phone did not realize his was approaching a “T” intersection early Sunday morning. He ended up crashing into a car which was parked in a driveway.

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