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Update: Mom Accused of Lying About Daughter Having Cancer

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12 mins ago - Leatha Kaye Slauson, 30, of Atlantic Iowa is facing charges linked to an allegation that she solicited money and widespread attention by claiming her 5-year-old daughter had terminal cancer. The child is not sick.

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Keep TV Free

Updated: 07/15/2014 - WOWT NBC Omaha is joining television stations across the nation in asking for your help. Congress is, right now, considering legislation that puts FREE TV in jeopardy.

Serious Injuries In Two-Vehicle Collision

Updated: 1:29 PM - Three people were taken by two medical helicopters to CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha following a crash involving an SUV and a pickup west of Griswold, Iowa Friday morning.

Stabbing Suspect Wounded By Police Will Stand Trial

Updated: 10:19 AM - A man accused of stabbing two family members before being shot by a police officer last month was in court for a preliminary hearing Friday morning. The judge determined there was enough evidence for a trial.
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Armed Robbers Sought

Police are looking for a couple of armed robbers who hit a convenience store Friday morning.
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Discount Internet Service Program Continued

Posted: 2:52 PM - Cox Communications today announced a two-year extension of its participation in Connect2Compete, the broadband adoption program that offers discounted high speed internet service to low-income families with children who qualify for the National School Lunch Program, according to a release from the company.

Nebraska State Fair Opens

Updated: 9:01 AM - Nebraska State Fair organizers say they'll be ready for the crowd Friday with a variety of entertainment options, plenty of food on a stick and hundreds of volunteers when the event opens.
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More John Deere Layoffs In Iowa

Updated: 10:01 AM - Deere & Co. has announced hundreds of layoffs at its tractor factory in Waterloo, Iowa. The Moline, Illinois-based agricultural equipment maker said Friday about 460 workers will be laid off effective October 20th.

Little Optimism In Fall Economic Forecast

Posted: 8:15 AM - A new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy is slowing down in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West. Creighton economist Ernie Goss says falling crop prices have farmers spending less and crop prices are expected to continue declining this fall.

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