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Barry Manilow Coming to Omaha

Updated: 01/17/2012 - Her name was Lola. His name is Barry. He’s coming to CenturyLink Center Omaha. She is not, except in song if fans get their way.

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Jailhouse Contraband Bill Advances

Posted: 01/17/2012 - A measure to define jailhouse contraband and punish those who bring unlawful items into Nebraska jails is advancing in the Legislature. Lawmakers on Tuesday gave first-round approval to a bill that sets a maximum penalty for supplying certain items to inmates.

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District Hires Superintendent

Updated: 01/17/2012 - A new superintendent has been hired for the Conestoga Public School District. Dr. Beth Johnsen is currently the superintendent for the Friend, Nebraska school district.

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Idea: Nursing Home for Sex Offenders

Posted: 01/17/2012 - Some Iowa legislators say a special nursing home for elderly sex offenders and other criminals may be needed. State Rep. Helen Miller of Fort Dodge, says the state will need a facility "where these individuals will be contained."

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An Economic Bounce In Sarpy County

Posted: 01/16/2012 - Sarpy County Gets An economic bounce from a new trampoline fun center. Defy Gravity opened Monday to a large crow of youngsters out of school for the holiday.

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Prank May Be Health Danger

Updated: 01/16/2012 - The mother of an eight year old boy is worried about a health danger after pranksters threw eggs in the family driveway. The youngster is allergic to eggs.

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Trees Lose Ground in Neb. To High Grain Prices

Posted: 01/16/2012 - Nebraska is losing trees to high grain prices. The prices have left many farmers with a decision to make - bulldoze trees to maximum profit or leave the trees as windbreaks and habitat plantings for land management.

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Too Many Kids With Guns

Posted: 01/16/2012 - The recent rash of shootings has many of us wondering when it will all end. Most of those shootings involve people who know each other. One North Omaha businessman says he's seen too many guns in the hands of young people.

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28th Annual MLK Unity Luncheon

Posted: 01/16/2012 - The 28th annual Unity Luncheon was held in downtown Omaha on Monday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance hosted the event at the Omaha Hilton Hotel.

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Hunter Illegally Possessed Firearm

Posted: 01/16/2012 - A simple case of a trespassing hunter leads to a bigger investigation. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 29-year-old Donald Runyon was illegally in possession a firearm while deer hunting.

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Police: Student Lied About Abduction

Updated: 01/16/2012 - Iowa City authorities have arrested a 21-year-old University of Iowa student, accusing her of lying about being abducted.

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Fireworks Arrest In Lincoln

Updated: 01/16/2012 - A 24-year-old Lincoln man has been arrested for allegedly possessing explosive materials.

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Civic Improvements Recognized

Updated: 01/16/2012 - Omaha by Design will present the 2011 installment of its highest honor. The Laurels Award will be presented at its annual awards luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 31. The event will be held from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Happy Hollow Club.

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Man Dead At Fire Scene

Updated: 01/16/2012 - Firefighters responding to a report of a brush fire found a man dead at the scene.

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Driving Tips For Light Snowfall

Updated: 01/15/2012 - Navigating the roads might get a little tougher in the next couple of days. The Heartland is bracing for light snowfall, which can make you lose control of your vehicle in an instant.

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Education Accountability Bill Set for Hearing

Updated: 01/15/2012 - A bill that would require the Nebraska Board of Education to create an accountability system for individual public schools is set for a legislative hearing.

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