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Smaller West Nebraska Grasshopper Outbreaks Seen

Posted: 03/31/2012 - University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension entomology experts say adult grasshopper numbers dropped last year in western Nebraska rangelands, so the odds are lower for 2012 outbreaks in many areas.

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Name Change For Zoo

Updated: 03/30/2012 - No, it’s not an early April Fools Day prank. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo has a new name. On Friday, it was announced that the popular tourist attraction is now called Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.

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Primary Voting To Be Easier In Douglas County

Updated: 03/30/2012 - The Douglas County Election Commission is going to make it easier than ever to vote in the upcoming Presidential Primary Election. Dave Phipps announced Friday that early voting request forms will be sent to all registered voters in the county. Phipps says that is unprecedented.

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Four Arrested In Drug Sweep

Updated: 03/30/2012 - Four men are in federal custody after a five-month undercover investigation. The suspects charged with possession and distribution of methamphetamine and possession of weapons appeared in court Friday.

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Major Highway Project To Ramp Up

Posted: 03/30/2012 - Flagging operations are to begin next week along portions of Highway 75 in northern Cass County as the $61 million Highway 75 improvement and expansion project ramps up.

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Nebraska, Iowa Unemployment Rates Decline

Updated: 03/30/2012 - Nebraska and Iowa are reporting an improvement in their jobs picture. Both states saw their unemployment rate drop in the month of February. The reports were released Friday.

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Man Escapes From Lincoln Corrections Center

Updated: 03/30/2012 - Authorities are searching for 37-year-old Joseph Skeeter after he did not return to community corrections. Skeeter left the Lincoln facility around 6 a.m. Thursday to search for a job and did not return.

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Best Buy Closing 50 Stores

Posted: 03/29/2012 - Best Buy says it plans to close 50 big box stores nationwide to concentrate on its smaller Best Buy Mobile Outlets...and to cut $800 million in costs.

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Mega Millions May Be Increasing Business

Updated: 03/29/2012 - There are a lot of people with their eye on the prize. The Mega Millions lottery is now worth more than half a billion dollars. And ticket sales might be helping some outlets with increased business.

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New License Plates To Be Old, But Still New

Updated: 03/29/2012 - The state of Iowa and the 99 county treasurers in the state are preparing to issue new license plates throughout the state. When the first plate will go into circulation Monday, it will begin a 10-year license plate replacement cycle. The plates will look just like the old ones.

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Child Abuse Arrest

Updated: 03/29/2012 - A 26-year-old Lincoln man has been arrested for felony child abuse. Police say Sirjustin Andersen brought his 11-week-old son to a hospital with a spiral facture to his left femur.

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Man Breaks Into Dead Person’s Apartment

Updated: 03/29/2012 - Lincoln police have arrested a man for attempted burglary. Police say 28-year-old Darrell Lee broke into the apartment of someone who died 12 hours before the burglary.

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Where To Put County Maintenance Staff?

Updated: 03/29/2012 - A decision on where the permanent county roads department maintenance shop will be has not yet been decided; however, it has been determined that, in the interim, the two mechanics will be basing at the Manley shop.

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