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Report: Few Iowa Students Ready For College

Updated: 08/22/2012 - A new report shows little progress in the effort to increase the percentage of Iowa high school students who are ready for college-level courses.

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12 Powerful Words Rap At Picotte Elementary

Updated: 08/21/2012 - Remember vocabulary words when you were in school? Sometimes they are hard to remember and even harder to explain. That's not the case of the students at Picotte Elementary.

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Campaign Against Violence

Updated: 08/21/2012 - A campaign to get guns off the street is getting reinforcement. The campaign involves a partnership between the ATF and Omaha Police. All this comes on the first week on the job for Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer. Several billboards are up in town encouraging the public to turn in those with illegal guns.

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Nebraska Appeals Court Reverses Murder Conviction

Updated: 08/21/2012 - A Bellevue man convicted of second-degree murder for killing his roommate could get a new trial after the Nebraska Court of Appeals found that a judge improperly instructed the jury on his self-defense claim.

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Bond Would Improve Water Drainage Systems

Updated: 08/21/2012 - Monday night, the Lincoln city council approved a bond that will improve the city's storm drainage system. They vote on one of these bonds every two to three years and once again, it's up to Lincoln residents to make the final decision.

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Animal Rescue Needs Help Due To Rising Costs

Updated: 08/21/2012 - The Rawhide Tattoo is holding a month-long fundraiser for Hooves & Paws Rescue of The Heartland to use toward winter feed funds, hay, and vet bills.

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Allowing Gators To Roam Streets

Updated: 08/21/2012 - The operation of utility vehicles, like John Deere Gators, on city streets has been a topic of debate this summer at Weeping Water City Council meetings.

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New Apartments South Of The Metro

Updated: 08/21/2012 - A major apartment project continues to advance in Plattsmouth; however, it will be weeks before plans for the proposed 225-apartment complex, with a clubhouse and a corporate call center, can be finalized.

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Mother Accused Of Smuggling Meth To Inmate Son

Updated: 08/21/2012 - A 63-year-old Omaha woman has been accused of secreting methamphetamine-laced threads under stamps used to send letters to her son at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.

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Nebraska Woman Gets 21 Months For Wire Fraud

Posted: 08/21/2012 - A former payroll manager at the Nebraska Book Company in Lincoln has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to a wire fraud charge.

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Update: Being Real Over Fake IDs

Updated: 08/21/2012 - A number of underage students are going online and ordering fake IDs. Experts say that for those who were caught, future employers may take the misdemeanor into effect.

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Couple Plans To Donate Baby's Organs

Updated: 08/21/2012 - It's supposed to be a time of joy and excitement. But for an Omaha couple expecting a new baby, it's been a tough journey. They had to make a decision most of us couldn't imagine being faced with.

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