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Team Checks Traffic Bridge Piers

Posted: 07/13/2011 - It's not what we see but what we don't see. That's what concerns those responsible for maintaining the safety of bridges crossing the Missouri River. That's why the Nebraska Department of Roads is teaming up with a U.S. Geological Survey team to check deep below the surface.

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Volunteers Save Kansas Town From Flooding

Updated: 07/13/2011 - When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers detected 17 sand boils along the levee in Elwood, Kansas this weekend, volunteers responded in a big way. Forty five of them showed up to fix the boils with sandbags.

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Autopsy Results on Fremont Man

Posted: 07/13/2011 - How an 88-year old Fremont died remains a mystery. The badly decomposed body of Raymond Madsen was found in his home Friday. Police say it appears he had been dead for several months. An autopsy did not reveal a cause of death.

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U.S. Savings Bonds Go Electronic

Updated: 07/13/2011 - The kind of U.S. Savings Bond many of us received from grandpa is being phased out. The Bureau of the Public Debt says beginning January 1, 2012, paper savings bonds will no longer be sold at financial institutions. Electronic savings bonds will be sold. It’s part of the Department of Treasury’s goal to increase the number of electronic transactions with the public.

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Fed Would Supply More Stimulus If Needed

Posted: 07/13/2011 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank is prepared to provide additional stimulus if the current economic lull persists.

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GOP Senator Frowns On New Obama Debt Powers

Posted: 07/13/2011 - A Republican senator who helped foster the tea party movement is throwing cold water on a proposal by the Senate's GOP leader to give President Barack Obama new power to ask Congress to increase the government's borrowing limit.

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Fire At MLK Site Extinguished

Posted: 07/13/2011 - Firefighters have put out a fire in a building at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, Ga.

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No Charges In Roller Coaster Death

Posted: 07/13/2011 - A theme park will not face criminal charges in the death of a legless Iraq war veteran who fell from a roller coaster last week. The decision was made following an investigation in the death of Sgt. James Hackemer.

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Indecent Exposure or Racial Discrimination?

Posted: 07/13/2011 - Is it indecent exposure or racial discrimination? The attorney for an African-American man claims the latter. Airline officials say the man refused to pull his pants up after being told he was exposing a body part.

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Judge Denies Bond In Terror Charge

Posted: 07/13/2011 - A federal judge in Florida has denied bail for a Muslim cleric from Miami charged with aiding Pakistani terrorists. U.S. District Judge Adalberto Jordan denied 76-year-old Hafiz Khan's latest request to be released from the Federal Detention Center. The judge said the prosecution's case is "particularly strong."

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Army Suspends Use Of New Parachutes

Posted: 07/13/2011 - The Army is suspending the use of its new square parachutes because of problems found after a Fort Bragg soldier died during a training jump.

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Head-on Collision In Sarpy County

Updated: 07/13/2011 - Emergency crews responded to a crash at 96th & Portal Wednesday morning in Sarpy County. Crews arriving at the scene reported one person was trapped in a car.

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Red Sky Generating Buzz

Updated: 07/13/2011 - The Red Sky Music Festival kicks off Monday on the grounds of the Qwest Center and TD Ameritrade Stadium, running for six days.

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Finding Food Markets

Posted: 07/13/2011 - A new grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help foster new markets in Nebraska for locally grown food and the distribution systems to support them.

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Johanns Invites Napolitano to See Flooding

Updated: 07/13/2011 - U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns has asked the head of the U.S. Homeland Security department to visit Nebraska to see flood-affected areas firsthand.

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Family Mistakenly Stopped By Police

Updated: 07/13/2011 - A family filed a complaint alleging Omaha Police officers mistakenly pulled them over in a felony traffic stop. Police can't comment on an internal affairs complaint but a spokesperson said a shots fired call often leads to officers ordering occupants out of a vehicle at gun point.

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House Passes Flood Insurance Reform Act

Posted: 07/12/2011 - The House passes a Flood Insurance Reform Act that could protect certain people once a "flood in progress" is declared. Those who purchased flood insurance policies after May 1st will still be covered if they have not sustained flood-related damage within the 30-day waiting period.

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College Cutbacks

Posted: 07/12/2011 - Some college students getting ready for school this fall may find an unpleasant surprise.

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R Kelly's Crib In Foreclosure

Posted: 07/12/2011 - Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly faces a $2.9 million foreclosure on his suburban Chicago mansion. JP Morgan Chase Bank filed the foreclosure lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court. The complaint states Kelly hasn't made monthly mortgage payments since June of 2010.

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Jury Seated For Clemens Perjury Trial

Posted: 07/12/2011 - A jury of 10 women and two men will decide whether ex-baseball star Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he said he never used performance-enhancing drugs.

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Sign of Slow Hiring

Posted: 07/12/2011 - The number of job postings didn't increase in May, a sign that hiring is unlikely to pick up this summer.

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Corn Harvest Forecast

Posted: 07/12/2011 - Corn supplies are projected to be higher than expected this fall. A bigger crop would ease concerns of a grain shortage and could slow food inflation later this year.

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