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Two Trees Fall In One Block So City Takes No Chances

Updated: 05/02/2012 - In less than one year two century old tall trees fall on houses on one block in south central Omaha. The city takes no changes with a third one marked for removal and moves it up the cut down list.

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Gretna City Administrator Fired, Then Arrested

Updated: 05/02/2012 - Investigators shed more light Wednesday into the case against the former city administrator for Gretna, Colleen Lawry. She goes before a judge Thursday morning in Sarpy County court.

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Retail Texting Scam Hits the Heartland

Posted: 05/01/2012 - A texting scam is hitting the Heartland. It all starts with a text on your cell phone from a retail store saying you've won a gift card.

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Free Bike Helmet Fittings Begin Saturday

Posted: 05/01/2012 - We have all heard the many unfortunate stories about bicyclists being injured, or worse, due to a lack of a bicycle helmet. Sometimes the helmet was not fitted properly. This spring, AAA is hosting a series of free bike helmet fittings to help reduce the risk.

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New Protective Order Alert in Iowa

Posted: 05/01/2012 - Iowa has become one of a dozen states to notify domestic violence victims when protective orders have been issued to keep an abuser away from the victim.

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Man Stabbed & Taken to Hospital

Posted: 05/01/2012 - Omaha police say a fight between two people in the lobby of Evans Tower Monday night ended when one man stabbed the other. The victim, 51-year-old Donald Peak, was transported to Immanuel Medical center with a wound that is not considered life threatening.

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3 Would-Be Tree Savers Arrested In Nebraska

Posted: 05/01/2012 - Three people who told a deputy they were celebrating Arbor Day have been arrested after they were caught with a tree they took from a tree farm west of Lincoln.

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Movers for Moms Helps Domestic Violence Victims

Updated: 04/30/2012 - A local business is working hard to make Mother's day unforgettable to victims of domestic abuse and they want the public’s help before the big day.

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Major 60th Street Closure Begins Thursday

Posted: 04/30/2012 - Omaha’s ongoing sewer separation project will have a significant impact on traffic through South 60th Street this week. The city says part of the street will be closed to through traffic for about five weeks beginning Thursday.

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Rescued Cats Costly Care

Posted: 04/30/2012 - Cats doing well and expected to be ready for adoption this week .The 33 cats removed from a mobile home in Plattsmouth on April 9th have been medicating, said Plattsmouth Animal Control Officer Sue Baker.

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Who Robbed the Boost Mobile Store?

Posted: 04/30/2012 - Omaha police have released surveillance video of a gunman who held up the Boost Mobile store near 56th & Northwest Radial Highway. The man’s distinct clothing and style of running might help identify him.

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Branstad Insists On Tax Reform Before Adjournment

Posted: 04/30/2012 - Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing lawmakers to approve changes to Iowa's property tax system as they work to reach deals on state spending and adjourn a session that already is nearly two weeks beyond the scheduled adjournment.

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Boy Named 2012 Nebraska “Champion” Ambassador

Posted: 04/30/2012 - Four-year-old Brady Luke was named the 2012 Nebraska Champion Monday morning. This means he will be an ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champions Program.

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Staycation Destination: Nebraska

Posted: 04/30/2012 - Nebraska officials are promoting the state's golf courses, wineries, restaurants and parks in a new campaign designed to change outside perceptions of the state and attract tourists.

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Appeal of Nebraska Killer to be Heard

Updated: 04/30/2012 - The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear the appeal of an Omaha man convicted of killing an Omaha college student whose body has never been found.

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Child Pornography Sentence: 6 Years & More

Posted: 04/30/2012 - An Omaha man has been sentenced to six years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. Lawrence Pleiss will continue to pay for his crime once he serves the prison sentence. The judge ordered him to undergo a lifetime of supervised released.

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Iowa Court Clerk Gets Short Prison Stay

Posted: 04/30/2012 - A woman convicted of stealing more than $537,000 while working in the Black Hawk County Clerk of Courts office has been given parole after serving about 70 days of her 10-year prison sentence. The prison release of Tina Zieser surprised Black Hawk County's chief prosecutor.

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