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Omaha Steaks Hiring for the Holidays

Posted: 09/21/2011 - A major Omaha employer has announced plans to hire for the holidays. Omaha steaks says it will hire nearly 2,500 season full-time and part-time positions. The company says it has a re-hire program that could mean 500-700 of those who worked last year will be re-hired this year.

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Sidewalk Panels Replaced Without Approval

Updated: 09/21/2011 - Five homeowners in a northwest Omaha neighborhood were shocked that a construction crew removed and replaced sidewalk panels in front of their homes. None received notice from the city.

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Google Wallet

Updated: 09/20/2011 - Ready to check out? Get out your Google wallet.

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When Tornado Warnings Cry Wolf

Updated: 09/20/2011 - People who live in tornado-prone areas of the country are familiar with an often unspoken reality. Too often, tornado warnings are issued and nothing happens and people become complacent the next time. A new report has found that was the reality in Joplin, Missouri on a terrible day last May.

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Bachmann in Iowa: Food Industry Over-Regulated

Posted: 09/20/2011 - During a visit in Iowa Tuesday, Presidential hopeful Michelle Bachmann said the food industry is over-regulated. She visited a family-owned meat packing plant in Des Moines. She argued that Americans want safety but also common sense.

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Knee Injury Sidelines Crouch

Updated: 09/21/2011 - Eric Crouch can't catch a break in professional football. The Omaha Nighthawks' quarterback underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.

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Sex Discrimination at Tyson Plants

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. has agreed to pay more than $2-million to settle sex discrimination cases at four plants. The Plants are in West Point, Nebraska, Denison, Iowa, Waterloo, Iowa and Joslin, Illinois.

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Man Dies After Rolling Off Bridge

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Des Moines police say a homeless man may have rolled off a concrete bridge support while he was sleeping and fell to his death.

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Pavement Work On I-80 Delayed

Updated: 09/20/2011 - The state has delayed construction work planned for a stretch of Interstate 80 near Milford in southeast Nebraska.

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Note to Farmers: Be Careful

Posted: 09/20/2011 - This week (September 18-24) is National Farm Safety & Health Week. With that in mind, the Nebraska Corn Board is urging farmers to keep safety in mind as they harvest.

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Recall Of Village Board

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Notice asking for a recall election date on three Village of Union board members has been sent to the village board.

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Attempted Home Break-in Ends In Shootout

Posted: 09/20/2011 - Cedar Rapids police are investigating an attempted home burglary that ended in a shootout between the homeowner and the suspect.

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Former Iowa Coach Gets Probation For Sex Texts

Updated: 09/20/2011 - A former coach at a Des Moines-area middle school has been given probation and a suspended 10-year prison sentence for sending sexual text messages to a 14-year-old student.

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Banks Get Federal Small Business Loans

Updated: 09/20/2011 - Three community banks in Nebraska have been awarded federal loans to give small businesses more access to capital in an effort to grow and create jobs.

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Manure Spill Traced To Hog Lot

Posted: 09/20/2011 - State environmental officials say a manure spill in a small creek near Peterson, Iowa was traced to a hog lot operation.

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Osbornes Honored For Community Service

Updated: 09/20/2011 - Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne and his wife, Nancy, are being honored by Lutheran Family Services for the example they have set with their lives.

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Man Imprisoned For Having Meth

Posted: 09/20/2011 - A sentence of nearly 22 years has been given to a man who was arrested last year in western Nebraska after more than a kilogram of methamphetamine was found in his vehicle.

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Shoe Store Gone

Updated: 09/19/2011 - A long time Omaha shoe store that specialized in orthotics has closed without notice. An elderly customer paid $300 for shoes she needs, but the order hasn’t been delivered in six weeks.

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