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Change in Policy: Military Letters

Updated: 07/06/2011 - The White House has reversed a long-standing policy of not sending condolence letters to the families of service members who commit suicide while deployed to a combat zone. Supporters of the change say it removes a stigma that keeps some from seeking or receiving help.

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Flood Costs Add Up

Posted: 07/06/2011 - Flood costs are adding up for one community battling the rising flood waters.

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Flooding Forces Trains To Western Kansas

Posted: 07/06/2011 - More train traffic is running through Dodge City in western Kansas because of floods along the Missouri River in eastern Kansas and western Missouri.

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UPDATE: Railroad Doubts Train Passed Over Drunk Teen

Posted: 07/06/2011 - An Iowa Interstate Railroad official doubts a train drove over a teenager who was passed out between the rails in downtown Des Moines, leaving him with only minor injuries.

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Levee-Watching

Updated: 07/06/2011 - Crews along the Missouri River say they are keeping a cautious eye on Nebraska's man-made flood barriers, with a focus on the southeast community of Lake Waconda.

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Council Bluffs Flooding Shelter

Updated: 07/06/2011 - The Red Cross has opened a 24-hour shelter in Council Bluffs to help people affected by the flooding along the Missouri River.

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Lt. Governor Tours Sarpy County Flooding

Updated: 07/06/2011 - The flood situation in Sarpy County continues to be a priority for Nebraska leaders. Tuesday afternoon Lt Gov. Rick Sheehy toured the levees along the Missouri near Haworth Park in Bellevue.

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13-Year Old Boy Ordered Back To Detention

Updated: 07/05/2011 - New developments in a story reported first by Channel Six News two weeks ago. A 13 year old boy accused of participating in the sexual assault of a five year old girl has been ordered back into detention.

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College Cost Calculator

Posted: 07/05/2011 - The Department of Education has a new website that lets prospective college student figure out their costs.

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Illinois Lineman Arrested In Possible Hate Crime

Updated: 07/05/2011 - An Illinois football player, arrested for what police are investigating as a possible hate crime, has a previous felony conviction for cocaine possession.

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Body Of Iowa Swimmer Found

Posted: 07/05/2011 - Crews have identified the body of a swimmer who dove into a central Iowa lake and never resurfaced. Authorities say the body of 24-year-old Mohammad Ashrafi of Marshalltown was discovered Monday night.

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Branstad: No Special Session On Education

Updated: 07/05/2011 - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said he no longer plans to call a special session of the Legislature to deal with recommendations from an education summit being held later this month.

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Clemens Perjury Trial Opens Wednesday

Posted: 07/05/2011 - The federal judge who will preside over Roger Clemens' perjury trial says he probably will not permit the pitcher's former teammates on the New York Yankees to give testimony aimed at bolstering the credibility of Clemens' former trainer, now a major prosecution witness.

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Turkey Soccer Match Fixing Scandal

Posted: 07/05/2011 - Turkish prosecutors have begun questioning 12 suspects among some 60 detained in an alleged match-fixing scandal that has shaken the country's soccer league and implicated national champion Fenerbahce.

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Car Crashes Into Hole

Updated: 07/05/2011 - Rescue crews were on the scene of a car which crashed into a hole Tuesday. It happened about 11:30am near 76th and West Center

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Two Die in Nebraska Boating Collision

Posted: 07/05/2011 - Two visitors from North Carolina were killed during the holiday weekend in a boating accident. The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission says the victims were on a tube which collided with a pontoon boat at Sherman Reservoir.

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Husker To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Updated: 07/05/2011 - Former Husker softball player Peaches James was among a group of 12 prominent athletes chosen for induction into the Nebraska Black Sports Hall of Fame this month. James will be formally enshrined on July 30 at the sixth annual hall of fame dinner, held at the North Omaha Boys and Girls Club.

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Intentional Levee Breach – No Crime

Updated: 07/05/2011 - When private owners hired a contractor to blow up a portion of a levee Friday, people panicked. Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber understands why. Many county officials were surprised to hear the news as well. On Tuesday, he reiterated that there was no crime.

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Lincoln Man Charged With 4th DUI

Updated: 07/05/2011 - A Lincoln man is charged with his fourth drunken driving offense. Fifty-seven-year-old Mark Swanson was cited for a fourth-offense DUI after a crash Monday evening near Lincoln.

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Bicyclist Rescued From River

Posted: 07/05/2011 - A man who rode his bicycle into the Missouri River at South Sioux City, Neb., has been rescued from the fast-moving water.

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Stabbings At Intersection

Updated: 07/05/2011 - A woman is behind bars after allegedly stabbing two other women.

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