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County Clerk Gets High Rating

Updated: 07/07/2011 - The Douglas County Clerk gets top honors for work in watching our tax money and how it’s spent. The office has been honored for good government accounting practices.

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Charges Filed In Car Purchase Scam

Updated: 07/07/2011 - Charges have been filed against an Omaha man in a car buying scheme. Numerous dealerships in the Omaha metro and nearby counties have been targets.

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Teens Rob Lemonade Stand

Posted: 07/07/2011 - Children selling lemonade in the Cleveland suburb of Strongsville tell police they were robbed by teenagers who pulled up in a rusty old car and threatened to beat them up.

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Cops Save Distraught Shop Owner

Posted: 07/07/2011 - Two police officers in western New York are credited with saving the distraught owner of a doughnut shop from harm after he doused himself with gasoline.

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Buffett: Failing To Hike Debt Ceiling Risky

Posted: 07/07/2011 - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Congress is playing with fire by considering not raising the U.S. debt ceiling. The CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway said there is no way to tell what might happen if the debt limit is not increased, but it's a dangerous idea.

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Fewer Sought Unemployment Aid Last Week

Updated: 07/07/2011 - The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in seven weeks, although applications remain elevated.

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Music Mogul Rosemond Pleads Not Guilty

Updated: 07/07/2011 - Hip hop mogul James Rosemond has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he ran a cocaine trafficking ring between Los Angeles and New York. The CEO of New York-based Czar Entertainment was arraigned Wednesday in Brooklyn.

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Extreme Coupon Cutters Save Cash

Updated: 07/07/2011 - Monica Knight told friends groceries used to cost her $600 a month. She now spends only $100 to $150 a month. Her secret: extreme couponing.

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City Council Makes Unusual Vote

Updated: 07/07/2011 - It was not a routine ending to Monday night’s Plattsmouth City Council meeting. An effort to revisit a decision made earlier in the meeting resulted in about four minutes of silence before the second motion to adjourn passed.

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Smoking Crackdown

Updated: 07/07/2011 - More companies are taking a hard line on their employees who smoke, including Macy's.

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Heineman Flood Worries

Posted: 07/07/2011 - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he's nervous that the worst effects of the Missouri River flooding are yet to come.

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Jumpers Into Swollen Creek Will Be Cited

Updated: 07/07/2011 - Thrill seekers are suspected of using an old bridge for jumping into the swollen Papio Creek in Sarpy County. A deputy sheriff confronted a group of about six young adults Friday.

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New iPhone?

Posted: 07/06/2011 - A new iPhone appears to be on the way.

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Nebraska Family Sues Trucking Firm

Posted: 07/06/2011 - Lawsuits are piling up against a trucking firm that employed a driver involved in a deadly collision with Amtrak last month. Four people were killed on the train in the June 24 crash in Nevada. Two Nebraskans were among them: Frances Knox, 58, and her granddaughter, Karly Anne Knox, 18.

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Talk About Long Detours

Updated: 07/06/2011 - This summer’s flooding has created quite a big detour for coal trains. The Dodge City Globe in Kansas is reporting that train traffic has increased through the famous southwestern Kansas town.

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Teens to Clean, Wash, Massive Locomotives at Lauritzen Gardens

Updated: 07/06/2011 - High school students taking part in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s SummerWorks program will spend Thursday, July 7, at Lauritzen Gardens. Their project will be more like a car wash, but much bigger than usual.

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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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