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NE Businesses Get $1 Million From USDA

Updated: 09/19/2011 - Businesses and organizations in Nebraska have been awarded more than $1 million in grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Everyone Loves A Parade

Updated: 09/16/2011 - Omaha may be a big city but one event brings small town excitement. The Benson High Magnet School homecoming parade through the Benson business district.

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Union Pacific To “Double Track” Route

Updated: 09/16/2011 - The chairman of Union Pacific says the railroad has begun a multi-year effort to double-track the route between Fremont, Nebraska and Missouri Valley, Iowa. The goal is to move to move trains through the area more quickly.

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Help Feed Hungry Kids, Set World Record

Updated: 09/16/2011 - How would you like to help feed the hungry and set a world record at the same time? That option is available here in Omaha this weekend.

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Bioethicist Challenges Bachmann On Vaccine Claim

Updated: 09/16/2011 - A prominent bioethicist has offered $10,000 to charity if Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann can prove her claim that a vaccination caused mental retardation.

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Midwife Gets Probation For Delivery

Updated: 09/16/2011 - A former student midwife who delivered a baby without supervision has been sentenced in Los Angeles to three years of probation.

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Men Run Up Tab On Corpse's Debit Card

Updated: 09/16/2011 - Two Denver-area men accused of driving around with a dead friend and using his ATM card to withdraw $400 at a strip club are charged with abusing a corpse, identity theft and criminal impersonation.

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US Air Base In Lockdown

Updated: 09/16/2011 - An Air Force Base near Tucson has stepped up security and limited traffic into and out of the base because of an unspecified security situation.

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Much Ado About Something For Free

Updated: 09/16/2011 - Nebraska Shakespeare on Tour is about to get rolling on its 2011 touring production of Much Ado About Nothing. The tour features a 75-minute performance at middle and high schools in Nebraska and Western Iowa. The tour will kick off with shows that the public can see. Several of those are free.

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Court Rules For University Hospital

Updated: 09/16/2011 - The Nebraska Supreme Court has sided with the University of Nebraska Medical Center in a malpractice case where doctors declined to give blood pressure treatment to a woman because of concerns she could not afford future doses.

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U-N-Kearney Announces Cuts

Updated: 09/16/2011 - The University of Nebraska at Kearney has announced nearly $370,000 in proposed budget cuts. Chancellor Doug Kristensen sent an email to UNK employees Thursday announcing the cuts and asking for comments.

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Birth Control Pills Recalled

Updated: 09/16/2011 - Qualitest Pharmaceuticals is recalling multiple lots of birth-control pills because of a packaging error that could lead to incorrect dosing and unintended pregnancies.

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Gift for UNL

Posted: 09/15/2011 - A couple who grew up in Omaha and made a fortune in natural gas exploration in Australia have donated $5 million to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a new nanoscience building.

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The Governor is Frustrated

Updated: 09/15/2011 - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he's frustrated with the state's efforts to enact child welfare reforms, but he's promising improvements after meeting with an agency director and other stakeholders.

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Sweet Order from FDA

Posted: 09/15/2011 - The Food and Drug Administration has cautioned the corn industry over its use of the term "corn sugar" to describe high fructose corn syrup before the proposed new name has received regulatory approval.

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Levee Repairs To Cost Billions

Updated: 09/15/2011 - The Army Corps of Engineers estimates it will cost more than $2 billion to repair the damage to the nation's levees, dams and riverbanks caused by this year's excessive flooding.

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Woman Still Hospitalized After Motorcycle Crash

Updated: 09/15/2011 - A Bellevue woman remains in serious condition following a motorcycle crash Saturday night. 35-year-old Nicole Locke and her husband Tony were going home from church when they collided with a semi.

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No Recall of School Board Members

Posted: 09/15/2011 - A southwest Nebraska school board has rejected an attempt to force a recall vote on three of its members. The Hitchcock County school board voted 5-1 this week to not call a recall election, even though the county clerk has certified the signatures.

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Trees Coming To Fremont

Updated: 09/15/2011 - A grant will help Fremont replace trees destroyed when a tornado hit the eastern Nebraska city in June. The Fremont Tribune reports the Greener Nebraska Towns grant is expected to be worth at least $55,000 over two years.

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Help Catch A Thief

Updated: 09/15/2011 - Lincoln police say a surveillance camera snapped a picture of a shoplifter. This won’t help much, but it appears the shoplifter is a Husker fan.

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Community College to Host Intertribal Powwow

Posted: 09/15/2011 - Metropolitan Community College celebrates Nebraska’s vibrant Native American history through dance, music, traditional crafts, colorful regalia and foods at the 20th Annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow Sept. 24, 1–7:30 p.m., at MCC’s historic Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets.

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